REVIEW: Chanel CC Cream – Complete Correction Sunscreen SPF 30

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The long awaited Chanel CC Cream – Complete Correction Sunscreen SPF 30 has arrived in the United States. I ordered mine a few weeks ago via eBay and let me just say — this is a keeper.

Chanel claims that the Complete Correction Sunscreen CC Cream is “a completely original creation” that is a “fusion of skincare and makeup” all in one. According to the website, this CC Cream is one of a kind that is “backed by true expertise regarding the precise needs of Asian women in terms of flawless skin.”

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This CC Cream comes in only one shade: 20 beige; and, it’s extremely light. While this may have worked for the majority of Asian women in Asia, I don’t think this will be a good match for the United States. Other American companies have caught onto the fact that medium, tan, and darker shades apply to many women, and have released multiple shades in their BB and CC cream ranges. It’s a little frustrating to see very little flexibility in shades.

However, aside from that color complaint, I’ve been loving this product and am thinking that this will be my summer item — officially. Coverage is minimal, as with mostly all CC creams. I don’t layer this with foundation, and I think on its own it does a great job at concealing pores and redness, evening the skin out beautifully, and leaving behind a soft glow that isn’t shimmery or oily looking. The texture is mousse-like and blends easily; it absorbs quickly; and, does the job for my skin FAST.

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Chanel claims that their CC Cream combines 5 actions in 1 single step:

SOOTHES. Cornflower water comforts sensitive skin.
MOISTURIZES. Hyaluronic acid helps maintain hydration level all day long by trapping and retaining moisture inside the skin.
PROTECTS. SPF 30 and PA+++ sun filters block aging-accelerating UVA-UVB rays. A mineral filter guarantees higher tolerance on the skin.
PREVENTS. An active ingredient of natural origin, Rejuvencia, provides the best shield against external aggressions.
EVENS OUT IMPERFECTIONS. Redness, dark spots and pores are visibly diminished.

I would agree with all five claims. While I wish the SPF was a bit higher, I don’t mind all that much since I wear SPF 50 regardless of what I’m wearing as my base. This is a great all-in-one, and my fave CC cream out of my mini collection. Previously, I’ve tried and reviewed: the Banila Co. IT Radiant CC Cream and the Rachel K CC Cream. In terms of coverage, I’d say the Chanel CC Cream did better than all three — even though all CC creams provided minimal coverage anyway. However, the Banila Co. CC cream definitely made me the most oily.

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The flawless glow this product provides is amazing — your skin is so evened out and radiant — it just makes you look fresh rather than made up. The naturalness of it is impressive, and the lightweight texture is easy to apply, looks great, and wears great throughout the day — despite the Texas heat here. As the website indicates, the “CC Cream delivers complete correction and natural-looking, long-wear makeup. An ideal cream for day-long confidence with a lightweight, non-oily, comfortable texture.” I highly recommend and it’s worth the money.

As with all CC creams, it’s important to keep in mind the functionality of the product. This is technically a skincare product that delivers makeup-like results. So, essentially, we can’t be expecting the coverage of a full coverage foundation and the wear time and long last effects of a full coverage foundation. I’m loving this for the summer and will go perfectly with the natural summer look I’ve been going for as of late.

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I know that the single shade is disappointing and it’s expensive for an ounce of product. However, the price range is still within the regular realms of Chanel — so if that isn’t an issue, I’d recommend you get a sample of this and give it a try. If it’s coverage and long lasting effects you’re looking for, I’d steer clear of all CC creams in general and stick with foundation. But let me assure you that this product is worth it!

1 fl. oz.
Retails for $55.00 USD.
Made in France

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  1. Pingback: REVIEW: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ | Daily Musings | Adventures in Life & Beauty Products

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