I thought the days of CC cream were over – back then, they were all the rage. These days, CC seems to stand for “ciao, ciao” to me. Hah. Anyhoos, no matter what you call them (foundations, BB cream, CC cream, DD cream, ABCD cream etc etc), they are just essentially base products that help cover up blemishes and even out the skintone.
Kose Sekkisei White CC Cream
The Packaging: A medium-sized tube measuring about 13cm (cap included). and about 3.5cm at its widest. There’s a pump to dispense the CC cream so it keeps the remainder of the tube hygienic. 1-2 pumps is enough for the entire face.
The Scent: A lightweight powdery scent that doesn’t linger around for long after application.
The Texture: Very smooth and creamy, and glides across the skin like a dream. I yam impressed.
The Finish: A natural, mostly matte, semi-dewy finish with medium-level coverage. You can tell from the photos above that the dark eye circles are still slightly visible, as well as that blemish on my chin. The oil control on this is also low-medium. It doesn’t re-texturise/smoothen out the skin’s texture though (I can still see some of my enlarged pores. meh.). Overall, it feels relatively hydrating and lightweight (with a barely-there feel).
The Verdict: After about 4 hours or so, the shine starts breaking through, and 1-2 hours after that, it slowly starts disappearing/fading. I also notice slight patches where the sebum production is taking place (i.e. at the chin, on the nose), and you’ll need to actually wipe (and not dab) with tissue so as to remove these patches – which inadvertently also ends up removing the CC cream. Oh, and you’d probably not wear this on days when you’re having monthly hormonal outbreaks, cos it won’t be able to cover the huge bumps (minor blemishes are covered, and skintone is evened out). I’d say this is suitable for days when you want a natural coverage but are not going to be out the whole day (I’d say this would last for about 4 hours at best).