While all the companies have been launching one BB cream after the other, we’re beginning to hear about CC creams. While definitions vary and companies will no doubt come up with their own versions, my first CC cream, Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 (30ml. 120 euros) has been nothing short of impressive!
Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 promises to “give skin a flawless and radiant appearance, this silicone-free formulation corrects unevenness, brightens tone and diminishes the appearance of age spots. Physical UV filters, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, provide SPF20 protection against UVA/B rays.” It contains ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (plumping), vitamin C (boosting collagen and elastin production), watercress leaf extract (brightening and correcting), ruby crystal (diffusing light), and so on.
Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 comes in a very sturdy glass bottle with a pump. The cream is white with tiny light-reflecting particle (ruby crystal. It’s the same with what’s in their Complexion Perfector BB SPF20) when it is pumped out, but it disappears into the skin tone once it is blended out. It has a light sunscreen smell, but no specific scent otherwise.
I know there is not much point “swatching” this, but I still did it anyways:
The effect is very interesting to say the least! The first thing you will notice is an incredible amount of instant brightening. I received the bottle at the end of March, and let’s just say March isn’t the most skin-friendly month. Most of the time my skin looked so dull that I appeared almost sick, and I couldn’t get away with what I can normally get away with. Once I put Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 on however, things suddenly look a lot brighter (literally)! Just to give you an idea, if you pat this in your undereye area, chances are you are going to see a visible improvement. It will be less dark, and your eyes will look lifted!
While the corrector offers instant brightening, it doesn’t make my skin look “dewy” all over. Again, like the Complexion Perfector BB SPF20, it pretty much keeps my skin in the same state as it has just been washed all day. I apply my serum (still Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. My second bottle is rapidly coming to an end), and depending on how dry my cheeks are, sometimes a bit of Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet before Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20. I can leave it as it is, and my skin definitely looks more even-toned, even-textured, and plumper. It has no “coverage,” but it blurs out imperfections efficiently.
Here you can see Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 blended out on the right side of my hand. The difference might not seem too significant (because there aren’t as many imperfections in a way), but the right side definitely looks smoother and more even-toned compared to the left:
Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 layers well underneath tinted moisturizers and foundations. As a matter of fact, because it is capable of keeping sebum protection on my T-zone under control as well as my cheeks hydrated, I love it the most as a primer. It delays the need to blot for hours (say I normally have to blot after lunch, with this underneath my foundation it can be late afternoon/early evening), and my foundation goes on more easily and holds up better.
The only thing that you might have to keep in mind about Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 is the fact that it could produce a white cast in photos when it is worn on its own. Underneath a tinted moisturizer or foundation I haven’t noticed this problem, but on its own it’s not so photogenic.
Here is the ingredient list. Note how it is silicone-free!
Bottom line: Omorovicza Complexion Corrector SPF20 instantly brightens the skin, evens out skin tone, and gives it a generally healthier appearance. It keeps my combination skin balanced throughout the day, adds radiance without an overall dewiness, and the SPF20 is the cherry on top! I would recommend this especially to people who want a good primer but are allergic to silicone, as it performs superbly well as one!
Have you tried any CC creams? Where do you stand on this trend?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx