A couple of weeks ago, I received a deluxe sample of Studio Gear CC Cream Natural SPF 20 to try out from BrandBacker, a blogger association.
In spite of the fact that I have two CC creams in my rotation that I already like, I’ve found myself reaching for the Studio Gear CC Cream instead!
Studio Gear CC Cream comes in 3 shades: linen, natural, and wheat. The range appears to go from very light to light to medium. In addition, this CC cream is color-adjusting, similar to the Almay Smart-Shade Foundation that’s one of my favorites. At first, I thought the Natural shade was a little dark for me (I’m often in between Fair and Light shades), but the more I use it, it looks to me like I’m getting a really good match. It comes out of the tube a whitish-grey shade, and then it disappears into my skin. I know some women don’t believe in the color-adjusting formulas, but they work for me!
Studio Gear CC Cream feels lightweight (it’s oil-free), but it provides medium coverage. It covers pores and small imperfections very well and is very natural-looking. My dark spots from sun damage require concealer, but that is true of all the BB, CC creams and foundations I’ve tried.
It has a dewy finish initially, and once it “sinks in”/dries, it looks very natural. In addition, it does seem to brighten my skin. Importantly, I get all day, very comfortable wear.
What I like most about this product is the smooth and soft feel of my skin. I noticed that dimethicone is the second ingredient listed after water, so that’s why it feels so smooth. (I don’t have a problem wearing products with dimethicone, though some women do.) Also, it contains sodium hyaluronate that helps hydrate my skin. I think this CC cream is a good choice for over 40 skin because it color corrects, glides over wrinkles, hydrates, and covers most imperfections.
I like Studio Gear CC Cream a lot. After I use up my other CCs, I will buy this one. I just love how it feels on my skin!
The full-size tube contains 1.1 fl. oz./33 mL, and I believe it’s priced at $34. It’s sold at Ulta and on studiogearcosmetics.com. I just noticed that readers of my blog can get a 10% discount on all Studio Gear Cosmetics purchases with the code: SGCC for purchases on their website. So check it out!
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Octinoxate 7.50% SUNSCREEN AGENT Titanium Dioxide 5.00% SUNSCREEN AGENT Zinc Oxide 1.00% SUNSCREEN AGENT
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Saccharide Isomerate, Rose Extract, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Boron Nitride, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Triethyl Citrate, Dextrin Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Nylon-12 Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Squalane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lysine, Magnesium Chloride, Palmitic Acid Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Xanthan Gum, Stearic Acid, Ethanol, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Zinc Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
*Though I received a sample to try out from Brandbacker, all opinions are genuine and my own