The Thing I’m Loving Today: LORAC CC Cream

May 23, 2013 • Beauty, Fashion Blog


BB creams, CC creams…I know it’s all totally confounding. Just walk into a Sephora and you’ll run out screaming. BB (Beauty or Blemish Balms) Creams provide coverage with added skin care benefits like SPF and anti-oxidants (and umpteen more depending on what brand you choose). They’re lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizers. Last summer I tested a ton of BB creams in a quest to find the best and just when I did…CC Creams became the ‘it’ thing. Figures, right?

A CC (Color Correction) Cream is basically a BB cream with the added benefit of color correction. So it’s one better. Especially if you are over the age of 35. This cream address issues like redness and sallowness and evens out skintone with light-diffusing particles. I have also found the coverage to be a little better than BB Creams, but still not as heavy as a foundation. This in my opinion, makes them perfect for summer. However, I still apply a high facial SPF before applying this.

Recently I had the opportunity to try LORAC’s CC Cream and it was instant love. LORAC founder Carol Shaw likes how CC Cream instantly neutralizes redness and evens out skin tone with a flawless, semi-matte finish. She developed her formula for women with sensitive skin like her own and it remains one of the only CC Creams formulated for sensitive skin. This formula is loaded with soothing plant extracts such as red seaweed, anti-aging antioxidants, vitamins and natural moisturizers to help nourish and protect skin for a more youthful, healthy, radiant complexion.

I was immediately hooked with the natural-looking, semi-matte finish. It doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup and I don’t have to apply added foundation to get the coverage I like (like I have to with most BB Creams). It has been life-changing. At least for the upcoming summer when I want to wear less makeup, but still want adequate coverage. This 6-in-1 specially-tinted makeup neutralizes, primes, moisturizes, brightens, soothes and seriously makes skin look healthy and youthful.

6 Instant LORAC CC Cream Benefits:

  • Specially tinted to color correct redness, discoloration and imperfections
  • Red Seaweed naturally primes
  • Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines
  • Vitamin C helps brighten
  • Aloe, Chamomile, Calendula and White Peony help soothe
  • Anti-aging antioxidants of Vitamins A & E, Green and White Tea help skin look healthy and youthful

LORAC CC Cream is oil, silicone, paraben and fragrance free and is suitable for all skin types. Be sure to use SPF before applying.

LORAC CC Color Correcting Cream, $28

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Sample provided for review,, but my opinions are my own.

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