I’ve been really into CC Creams as of late. And, you’re probably not that surprised. Recently, my friend sent me the Hera Complete Care CC Cream from Korea — and, all I have to say is that the US brands could learn a thing or two from Asian CC creams. Seriously. Previously mentioned Korean CC Creams are as follows: Etude House Correct & Care CC Cream, Rachel K CC Cream, and Banila Co. IT Radiant CC Cream. And, also, there’s the Chanel CC Cream – Complete Correction as well (which is, of course, made in France).
The Hera Complete Care CC Cream combines “intensified skincare and unique texture [to] cover skin imperfections for a smooth finish.” Essentially, it functions coverage-wise much like a foundation and BB cream; however, the difference between BB creams and CC creams is that CC creams contain more skincare ingredients. In Korea, this product is advertised as the “all new multi-cream” that introduces a new concept in combining makeup and skincare. The “cell cocktail components give skin a tight, youthful appearance.”
The Hera Complete Care CC Cream contains “more than 50% common skin care ingredients, making it a sufficient moisturizer. These ingredients prevent[s] skin from drying, keep[s] it smooth, and secure[s] the essentials for healthy, glowing skin.” Ingredients include: apple stem cell culture, vegetable protein, hyaluronic acid, honey, grapeseed oil, and vitamin C. Also introduced in this product is the “6-colorant system,” which combines white, yellow, red, black, green, and blue undertones to correct the skin tone and improve the complexion. It appears there’s quite a bit of science integrated into beauty.
My shade is 01 Pink Beige and it works perfectly. The texture of the formula are creamy, yet thin and blends in beautifully whether your use your fingers or a synthetic buffing brush. It absorbs quickly and sets into a semi-matte, yet glowy finish. It’s not sticky or tacky in any way, and instantly covers redness, lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, and unevenness anywhere on the skin. The pore-covering abilities is truly phenomenal and is probably the best I’ve seen in any base makeup product I’ve ever tried. The Hera Complete Care CC Cream comes in two different shades: 01 Pink Beige and 02 Natural Beige. As you can see, there’s nothing entirely “pink” about 01 Pink Beige, and it’s a great match for my fair skin. It’s a little difficult to get this product and you’ll have to order from eBay and wait up to 2 weeks for its arrival from Korea. However, I highly recommend it and out of all the CC creams I’ve tried, this one takes the cake.
Made in Korea.