Erborian CC Creme – Review

One bright sunny day there was a girl named Hannah, she was on a quest to find something magical, she went from place to place searching. One day she hap’t upon a glorious land called Sephora and it was in one of the back aisles there that she spotted something that called to her…but would it fulfil her quest? Only time and lots of swatching and wear tests would tell.

The quest: finding the perfect light-coverage, skin-perfecting, oil-controlling, hydrating, SPF included tinted “moisturizeresque” product. In essence, what I wanted was something for every day, or those casual days when I just want to have a tinge of extra “oomph” aka, my skin but better. So, a lightweight, non-greasy or cakey coverage that was medium-light, enough to cover redness and undereye circles, but would still let my skin peek through.

The something that called to me magically at a back aisle of Sephora: Erborian CC Creme.

The reason it called to me is because well, the packaging is shiny and reflective and damn cute. It has a very minimal, yet high techy feel. I got closer and an employee came up to me telling me she loved it and that it has “adjust to your skin tone tech” ok, I was curious, but now I’m interested. I grab the tester, put a nice dollop on the back on my hand…rub it in slightly and notice the texture, very smooth and lightweight, silky, and as it rubs in…sure enough, it’s blending. After about a minute, it’s invisible, where does my hand begin and it ends?

I run to the register, purchase, check.

Now, how did it respond on my face?

Coverage: very light, only slightly buildable. Didn’t really do much for redness and circles, but it did give me that “my skin, but better” thing and with a little concealer, the other issues were taken care of.

Oiliness patrol report: Not so much…it had a little bit of a matte effect once set with loose powder, but after a half-hour, I was right back to the oil spill of a face that I rock. I think unfortunately that this product actually makes it a little worse too.

SPF: Yes, 25. White cast that usually comes with: just a tad.

Hydrating: Yes, most definitely. Also, this brand is super cool and uses highly innovative products and methods. This CC Creme, even though it wasn’t a perfect match for what I was looking for, made me get more interested in their brand. I highly recommend checking out their products the next time you’re at a Sephora.

Bottom Line: I’m gonna give it a ⅘ for performance, but for some reason, I feel this fondness for it and I don’t regret the purchase at all because it’s just so interesting and it got me to look into some of their other products. (More on that in a later post) 🙂

Hannah Flack
Hannah Flack

I am a USC grad with a passion for beauty, health and science. I reside in beautiful California with my husband and puppy (@sebastian.thecavalierking).

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