If you don’t know what a CC cream is, the CC is an abbreviation for “Complexion Corrector”. It’s duty is to even out your skin tone. I usually put some on my face after putting on moisturizer and makeup base. There are tons of CC creams available in the market but I always buy Kose Sekkisei White CC Cream.
The first time that I tried it was because a close friend of mine shared with me her makeup haul from her previous job as an editor of an online magazine. Their job was to feature a lot of makeup and skincare products so naturally, companies would send them several items and her collection eventually grew. She gave me most of the japanese products that was sent to her and that is how I discovered Sekkisei CC Cream.
The Kose Sekkisei White CC Cream is contained in a small tube with a pump that dispenses a fairly small amount of cream that’s enough to cover the entire face. It can be a little expensive but for me, it’s worth every penny. I bought another tube in Japan after I finished my first one. It cost me a little less than 3,000 yen. I like how lightweight it is but it offers medium to high coverage depending on how much you put. It doesn’t feel sticky at all and it doesn’t leave my skin oily. It’s easy to spread across the face and it really blends well and gets absorbed by your skin unlike other products that tend to settle in between the small creases in your skin making it look like a dry land with milk flowing from the cracks.
This is my skin with no makeup at all whatsoever. You can see that my freckles are really distinguishable.
This is the Sekkisei White CC Cream with 01 tint (their lightest color).
The is my skin after applying a thin layer of Sekkisei White CC cream and spreading it using only my fingers.
As you can see, it did a good job at covering my freckles with only just 1 thin layer. I can’t promise it can cover up pimples or acne because it’s not as thick as a concealer but I think it can help mask the redness. The photo has not been manipulated in anyway and was taken using a DSLR camera. Sekkisei White CC Cream doesn’t dry out the skin as well. In fact, it also moisturizes it and helps protect it from sun damage because it has a SPF of 50+.
I use the Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Powder UV on top of the CC cream and I never have problems having my makeup cake or separate after a couple of hours. It does fade somewhere around 5-7 hours but it fades nicely and doesn’t leave your skin patchy and dry. My skin works well with Japanese products so I have never experienced breakouts after using this product. I think part of it is because it’s also light enough that it won’t get clogged up in your pores.