I really hate to do this, but I’ve fallen in love with a product that won’t be out until July. I know, I’m sorry, but consider this warning to mark July in your calendar as the month of the CC cream. Normally if a product was launching so far away I would wait until nearer the time but I wore this and mentioned it in this video here (click through to see the product on my face in high def video) and had lots of questions from you guys. It was only when the press release came through a few days later that I realised the release date. A lot of you have been asking No7 staff who were none the wiser so I wanted to give you the info.
I know by now you’re all sick to death of BB this, CC that, and quite honestly most of the western BB creams are just glorified tinted moisturisers. One that I continue to be impressed by however is the No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream that I used last summer. I find most BB Creams greasy despite my dehydrated skin and yet this one was perfect. I loved the fact that it came in different shades and had two options for combination/oily and normal/dry skin types. Despite being more on the dry side I opted for the oily formula which worked out perfectly as it stayed put whilst still being light and moisturising and didn’t give me that sheen that can be mistaken for sweatiness when you’re on the tube at the end of the day. I still firmly believe it’s the best high street BB Cream and it’s affordable to boot.
Because I loved that so much I grinned like a maniac when I saw the Youthful CC Cream at a recent Boots press day. CC Creams are typically Colour Correction products and whilst the SPF does help prevent uneven pigmentation and the overall effect is brightening, I can’t help but feel like the name is on there to jump on the bandwagon a little bit. Having said that, this could be called the “bag of gravel” cream and I would happily slap it on my face because it is quite simply, a lovely product. Thicker than a BB cream and less tinted-moisturiser in formula, this blends in more like a cream foundation yet gives you a flawless and undetectable look. I used it in place of my moisturiser and I was shocked at how long it lasted, the finish, and just how much I liked my skin when this was on. This really does give your skin a youthful, even look without looking like a mask. I’m pleased to say No7 have pulled it out of the bag again this year.
The only drawback with the product is the shade. Whilst perfect for me anyone with a lighter skin tone may struggle to make this work, and very deep skintones will also likely have issues. It’s a shame because it really is fantastic, but if this doesn’t work for you shade-wise, there’s always the BB cream. They are both really lovely products and I feel the No7 BB Cream in particular doesn’t get as much praise as it deserves.
The No7 CC Cream will be on counters from July 2013 priced at £14.95. Have you tried the BB Cream? What did you think?
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