CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35
First let's mention that there's really nothing all that revolutionary about CC or BB creams (check out the More Info section for details).This one is marketed as a CC cream that "targets signs of aging, while covering imperfections and correcting uneven skin", but don't get your hopes up, because this product is truly a mixed bag of pros and cons.
While the fragrance-free formula does contain some antioxidants, skin-repairing, and cell-communicating ingredients that can help with those issues, their minimal concentration isn't likely to have great impact.
It's also disappointing that they included methylisothiazolinone, a preservative which is known to be sensitizing when used in leave-on products such as this. The small amount it contains likely isn't of huge concern, but given there are plenty of non-irritating preservatives they could have used instead, it's an unfortunate oversight.
The most significant anti-aging benefit you'll get from this CC cream is the mineral broad spectrum sun protection, but even then you'll only want to put this on your skin if you can find the right color to match your skin tone.
The so-called "self-adjusting" shades are anything but. The Fair to Light shade works only for the fairest of skin (by the way, it has a higher SPF of 40), and the Light to Medium and Medium to Dark shades are unflattering due to their rosy undertones. The lightly hydrating, satin-matte finish works for a variety of skin types, although it emphasizes shininess in oily areas.
CC Cream Daily Correct comes in squeeze-tube, opaque packaging which helps keep the air/light-sensitive ingredients stable. Its creamy fluid texture blends out to offer sheer-to- medium coverage which is really the only form of tone correction you'll get.
All in all, CC Cream Daily Correct isn't overly impressive in terms of ingredients and shades. For superior options, check out our Best CC Creams list instead.
- Creamy formula provides sheer-to-medium coverage for a more even skin tone.
- Provides gentle, mineral-based broad spectrum sun protection.
- Contains a potentially irritating preservative.
- Exaggerated anti-aging and tone-correcting claims.
- Two of three shades have unflattering undertones.
- Colors aren't self-adjusting as claimed.
If you're wondering what the difference is between CC creams and BB creams, here's the answer: It's all about marketing language, nothing more. Generally, a BB cream from U.S. cosmetics brands is similar to a tinted moisturizer, while a CC cream is more like a liquid foundation, but not always. BB and CC creams typically provide sun protection and may or may not include beneficial ingredients like antioxidants or skin-lightening agents. Neither BB nor CC creams are as revolutionary as they are made out to be, and there is certainly no consistency among products from different brands.
A silky, all-in-one sun defense formula covers imperfections and corrects uneven skin while targeting the signs of aging. Potent antioxidants and triple protection from UVA, UVB and IRA rays minimize the signs of photoaging and inflammation. This velvety cream comes in three self-adjusting shades to suit a variety of skin tones.
OK, we have to get the confusion out of the way up front. The name Supergoop! sounds like it could be a line of hairstyling products, right? Not even close: Supergoop! is a company selling sun care products!
According to their Website: We wanted to create a sunscreen that people actually enjoyed using so we created Supergoop! as a fun way to deliver a serious message. Supergoop! has a playful namejust try and say it without smiling but tries to instill the importance of using UV protection every single day. The name also appeals to children, which is important because we want people to begin healthy sun habits starting from a young age.
Alright, we can get behind that. The folks behind this brand are absolutely right that daily sunscreen use is a must for all ages. Protecting skin from damaging UV rays is the best way to prevent skin cancer as well as keeping skin looking young, smooth, even, and healthy for as long as possible.
Supergoop! also stresses that anything that emits heat (your hair dryer, nail-drying lamps, etc.) also emits infrared-a radiation (IRA) which can wreak havoc on skin by forming free radicals that deteriorate collagen. We cant confirm that your blow dryer or flat iron is causing you to age (in all likelihood thats not the case), but certainly pollution in the air is of more concern. Either way, to combat external causes of aging, its important to supply skin with ingredients that can offset the damage, and Supergoop! does just that by including antioxidants in their formulas. Unfortunately, they dont always use a high concentration of them, but some is better than none. Still, this isnt an inexpensive line, so youre well within reason to expect more than just a dusting of antioxidants.
We appreciate that Supergoop! strives to produce sunscreens whose lightweight, non-greasy textures easily absorb into skin and dont feel like traditional sunscreens. Such pleasing textures mean people will be more likely to apply sunscreen on a daily basis (sun protection only works if you remember to use it). In that respect, Supergoop! succeeds brilliantly. The majority of their products feel weightless and have either a quick dry-down or pleasantly smooth absorption. Now thats a nice change of pace from your run-of-the-mill sunscreens!
The one claim they fail to live up to with multiple products is formulating with non-irritating ingredients. The line wants you to know their products do NOT contain parabens, oxybenzone, or synthetic fragrances, yet several Supergoop! products contain ingredients you should be concerned about due to their documented potential to irritate skin. Irritation is bad for skin whether the ingredients are natural or synthetic.
Specific to parabens, research has made it abundantly clear that parabens are safe as used but tells a different story about fragrant plant oils such as eucalyptus and lemon oilsboth ingredients Supergoop! does use, seemingly without knowledge of how they could hurt skin.
To further clarify, oxybenzone and parabens are nothing to be afraid. Still, we realize that many consumers have been led to believe that those ingredients are bad so its understandable that Supergoop! avoids the issue altogether by omitting thembut then why include such fragrant ingredients when fragrance-free is best for everyones skin?
The bottom line: This sun-care-themed brand is one of the few to offer an entire lineup of products that offer broad spectrum sun protection. However, not all the formulas are worthwhile given their potential for irritation. See individual reviews for a play-by-play on which products earn our seal approval.
For more information about Supergoop!, call 210-787-1378, or visit www.supergoop.com.
Note: We would like to extend a special thank you to the team at Supergoop! for providing products and information necessary for us to do a thorough review. It is the rare cosmetics company that goes to any length to assist us, and were grateful to Supergoop! for their help.
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