I’ve been dabbling in various CC creams here and there, and wanted to write about another Korean brand since my previous posts regarding CC creams. My very first CC cream purchase was the Rachel K CC Cream as seen on LisaLisaD1’s YouTube channel. I’ve finished the product since and it wasn’t a repurchase item for me.
I moved onto the Banila Co. IT Radiant CC Cream, and I liked it but also disliked it at the same time for making my skin feel and look so oily. On a whim, I purchased the Chanel CC Cream – Complete Correction Sunscreen SPF 30 and I’m still pretty happy with it, although I know that I won’t be repurchasing it either. So, while perusing on eBay, I ordered the Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream in #1 Silky and I was amazed because of the way this product worked.
Etude House is a Korean skincare and makeup brand known for its cute and feminine packaging and affordable price range. I had no idea how this CC cream was going to work prior to ordering, but I have to say that it’s the best of both worlds — skincare + BB cream — the original intent of CC creams. This new multitasking formula is known for its 8-in-1 features: this product promises whitening, anti-aging, stress relief, hydration, sun protection, tone-up, luminosity, and smooth texture.
I would agree with the claims — it’s hydrating but not oily and sticky; it absorbs quickly and sets semi-matte — while covering pores, redness, lines, and spots. The luminosity the product provides is natural as it smooths out skin’s texture — and your skin exudes a glow from within — with no shimmers and glimmer. The “just skin” approach is the goal of pretty much all of the CC creams in Asia, as it combines skincare ingredients with coverage — all the while looking natural and not made-up.
As you can see from the application of this product, the CC cream is white with little bumpy granules. A little bit goes a long way with this. As you spread and blend the product onto your skin, the capsules turn the white CC cream into a skintone-beige color and then blends out translucent. Amazing, but not a new concept — sure. The color-adjusting formula makes it ideal for various skin tones. There are two shades available: #1 Silky & #2 Glowy. I recommend this CC cream because it’s truly an all-in-one kind of product. It’s best to apply this with your hands so the product can be warmed up. It applies and looks so beautiful. I love it.
Much like the evolution of foundation formulas and BB creams, CC creams out in the market have evolved as well. While coverage is still an important feature in base makeup, the naturalness of it seems to be the deal-breaker for various formulas. In reality, no one wants to LOOK like they’re made up; you want your skin to be your skin. There’s a lot of options out there, but I’d recommend browsing around eBay to see if anything peaks your interest.
Made in Korea.