If you have a go to CC cream and you haven’t tried the Erborian CC Crème High Definition Radiance Face Cream Skin Perfector, then you have to try it! I’m excited to share this review with you because I know good CC creams are hard to come by. By definition, a CC Cream should offer color correction and coverage (along with sun protection) but in a lighter formula for days you want to wear less makeup. The Erborian CC Creme is a true CC cream, made in Korea, and it protects the skin while leaving it looking even-toned, natural, and radiant without a heavy feeling. After just a few uses, it became my new go to CC cream. Erborian sent this product to me at no charge to try out and I completely fell in love with it!
Erborian’s product comes in two shades: Clair or Dore. Clair is formulated for light to medium toned skin. Dore is for medium to tan skin. This line doesn’t offer the CC Creme for deep skin tones, which is unfortunate. While you may get nervous that the selection of only two shades would be a problem, it works well for many skin tones as the formula adapts to the shade of your skin. And in my experience, it adapts very well!
Erborian’s CC Creme is SPF 25 and made with Centella Asiatica. I thought that description on the box was just another fancy name for the product, but it’s actually a medicinal herb that is in the formula. Who knew? Centella Asiatica is used through out Asia and is gaining popularity in the West. It has a wide range of therapeutic actions. The herb is recommended for the treatment of various skin conditions such as leprosy, lupus, varicose ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, and wound healing. Therefore, this is an excellent CC Cream for people with many skin conditions and it may offer true skin care benefits. Here are some research results published by Erborian:
- In an independent consumer use test on 32 participants, upon application:
– 97% participants felt skin is softer
– 88% felt complexion had a healthy-looking glow
– 91% felt the product helped blur fine lines
– 91% felt the appearance of pores seemed visibly reduced
- After 4 weeks of use:
– 91% felt skin was more beautiful
– 94% felt skin texture has been visibly improved
The texture of Erborian’s product is fine and light weight. It doesn’t leave a gray cast which some products with SPF tend to do. The Centella Asiatica in the formula is said to protect, hydrate and boost radiance while helping to hide fine lines and refine the appearance of your skin’s texture. It also helps to conceal imperfections. This product initially applies as an incandescent white lotion and as you blend it out, the color deepens to match your skin tone. It blended out beautifully on my skin without a cakey appearance and offered ideal coverage that satisfied me (and I’m a lover of full coverage foundations). Overall, it looked natural and radiant and I loved how it looked both indoors and outdoors.
The reviews on Sephora are positive overall, but I did see comments that people with very fair skin struggled with the product. Very fair skinned people struggle with a lot of brands as their skin tone is harder to match. A majority of the reviews were 5 stars with a few indicating the product looked orange. For me, I would have initially thought Dore was the right shade as I always purchase medium products. However, Clair blended out perfect for my skin tone. If I was to try Dore, I imagine it would have been orange on me. Some comments may have come from people who went for the darker shade and shouldn’t have. I’ve also worn the product all day and it never looked orange and it didn’t oxidize.
With SPF 25, and a soft light weight feeling on the skin, this is definitely a product to try! It leaves the skin looking flawless with a hint of luminosity that is perfect for the day or evening. For a night time look, I set mine with IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Air Brush Perfecting Powder in Medium using a soft fluffy brush. And I follow that with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Translucent Radiant Powder. For a day look, I set the CC Creme with the Translucent Radiant Powder. Both setting powders are SPF 50 offering additional protection and look amazing with the CC creme! The Erborian CC Creme has moved into my number 1 spot! It’s definitely my favorite CC Cream!
I hope you enjoy this product as much as I do! Have you tried anything in the Erborian line? What other products would you recommend in this beautiful line? #CCTheChange