CC cream (color correcting/controlling cream), is a boon if you are looking for an all-in-one yet simple product in your makeup kit. CC cream can be most useful when you are running short of time or not in a mood of applying heavy makeup.
CC cream is a lightweight product that acts as a moisturizer, toner, primer & sunscreen and sometimes works as a foundation too.
CC creams work well to solve the following problems
- Dark Spots
- Imperfect skin tone
- Age Spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun Spots
To make it easy for you, we have recommended the right products under a budget, based on certain parameters that need to be considered while buying the perfect CC cream.
The parameters include:-
- Tone / shades
- Coverage – Transparency of the cream
- Moisturizing effect
- SPF measures
All CC creams have been listed with its main features as well as its strong and weak facts that will help you choose the right product.[amazon table=”2485″]
Lakme was the first to launch CC creams in India and the product Lakme 9 to 5 complexion carefree cream has won the bestseller tag in Amazon India.
The sun protection formula with SPF 30 present in Lakme 9 to 5 cc cream moisturizes and brightens your skin while blending smoothly with the skin.
This CC cream gives an instant glow with fewer efforts which lasts for 5-7 hours.
Lakme 9 to 5 complexion carefree cream comes in four different shades i.e. Beige, Honey, Bronze, and Almond. Honey and Almond are newly launched shades which are best suitable for Indian skin tone.[amazon box=”B01BBNF6GM” /]
Oriflame Giordani Gold CC cream works as an all in one makeup and skin care with a distinctive combination of lightweight texture, medium coverage, and deep moisturizing effect.
It offers you an instant glow and spotless face. It does hide light spots without the use of concealer but fails to hide dark spots easily. Definitely, with time and continuous use, the cream can lighten up the dark spots.
Powdered with anti-aging brightening technology, the Oriflame Giordani Gold CC cream intends to make the skin fairer and cleaner.
Though having a creamy texture, the Oriflame CC cream blends smoothly and settles down within few minutes giving a natural finish to the skin.
The lasting capacity of Oriflame Giordani CC cream is almost 4 to 5 hours and after that with little touch-up, it extends up to 3 hours.[amazon box=”B01LYE0TLH” /]
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift CC cream claims to be a multi-action makeup cream that has a nourishing formula which intensely hydrates your skin without feeling heavy.
Additionally, the cream contains color capsules to clear your skin tone that gives brighter appearance due to the presence of Vitamin C and calcium.
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift CC cream makes skin look dewy and healthy and works as a great moisturizer for ladies above 40’s. L’oreal CC cream also gives perfect sheer coverage that can replace the moisturizing effect of foundation.
The lasting capacity of L’Oréal Paris visible CC cream is about 4-5 hours if additional touch up is done 2 to 3 hours after applying.[amazon box=”B00L3NS2GC” /]
Physician Formula Super CC cream works as a multi-tasker and multi-functional cream. The cream claims itself as color correcting foundation product that tones down age spots, dark spots, and redness and also brightens and corrects imperfection.
The color correcting formula present in the Physician Formula Super CC cream comes with color correct pigment visible on the tube itself – the 3 color pigment formula corrects 3 different issues:-
Yellow pigment: to blur the imperfections on warmer skin tone
Green pigment: tones down redness, dark spots and darkness
Pink pigment: brightens up and illuminates the skin tone
The Physicians super CC cream comes in a rich and creamy texture with deep hydrating effect. When applied, it is quickly absorbed by your skin. The super CC cream leaves slightly dewy finish and does not make skin oily/ greasy or too much shiny.
Some end users find it little heavy but it’s easily blending formula makes your skin look good and light on your skin, giving a bright flawless finish.
Super CC cream is also suitable for sensitive skin because of the presence of Zinc oxide that helps calm your skin and irritation if you have any.
The lasting effect of Physician Super CC cream is about 8 hours if used in an indoor work environment and 5 hours if used in outdoor places.[amazon box=”B00HUA7UZG” /]
As the name clarifies, this Olay Total Effect Eye Brightening CC cream works for the area under your eyes.
The eye brightening CC cream hydrates to firm the skin around the eyes and also repairs dryness by giving deep moisturizing effect to under eyes area.
Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC cream is designed in a way that it easily blends with the natural tone of your skin and brightens the skin around the eyes to catch up the tone of your overall skin.
It requires a long usage time to know about the lasting effect of Eye Brightening CC cream but it surely works well on its immediate effects in terms of brightening & moisturizing effect.
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Best CC cream under INR 4000 in India
Physicians cc cream is 100% natural and 70% organic.
Physician’s CC cream being organic claims to be hypoallergenic, fragrance – free, paraben – free, gluten – free, cruelty – free and also dermatologist approved.
After applying on your skin; it quickly dries and settles down thus avoids being sticky on your skin. You can get some skin nourishment benefits from Physicians cc cream as it gives you bright skin and enhances your complexion.
The coverage provided by the Physician’s cc cream is medium and it lasts for a whole day if applied with the help of primer and powder. The lasting effect of the cc cream is up to 6 hours without the use of powder or primer.
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L’Oréal Paris Nude cc cream comes with three features with different forms of pigment in each of them but only Anti- redness is available in India currently. The other two features are:-
- Anti-dullness and,
All three creams are designed differently to combat different appearances of the skin. L’Oréal Paris cc cream neutralizes your skin tone with the help of pigments and also converts into a foundation by giving you mild coverage when blended properly.
L’Oréal Anti – redness cc cream perfectly hides your redness, dullness and brightens your skin as promised but fails to moisturize your skin. Hiding complete redness doesn’t mean that cc cream can hide your large red pimples on the skin.
The lasting effect of the L’Oréal cc cream is almost throughout the day while giving natural look to your skin.
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Etude House CC cream comes with two options, one with Glow tag mark and other with silky tag mark. The 8 benefits claimed by the product are anti-aging, stress relief, hydrating, sun protection, tone up, whitening effect, luminosity, and smooth texture.
If you have oily skin and want more matte finish for your skin, you may go for Etude house CC – silky option. But, if you have dry skin and want more natural and dewy finish then you may go for Etude house cc – Glow option.
At first, you’ll be surprised to see the color of the cream coming out of the pump i.e. complete white, but if you will minutely notice the creamy texture; you may find tiny capsules in the cream. These tiny capsules burst out while applying on the face and manage to self – adjust with the tone of your skin.
Etude house cc cream requires lots of blending activity to mix well with your skin tone. If not blended properly Etude cc cream can leave a white mask-like effect on your face.
With a very sheerer coverage, Etude cc cream can last for about 5 hours with the same natural look without any touch-up.
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Choosing best CC cream can be a difficult task, especially with the tons of options available. We have provided you with a list of best products from which you can pick the one best for your skin type.
Share your feedback in the comment section about which product you liked most based on your experience.