COMPLEXION CORRECTOR SPF 20 (CC CREAM)
This silicone free Complexion Corrector gives luminosity and radiance to the dullest of complexions. A moisturizer, sunscreen and primer in one, it evens and brightens tone, covers imperfections, soothes irritated skin and reduces the appearance of age spots. (omorovicza.com)
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $155 for 1.02 fl.oz. $$$$
PRESENTATION: Frosted glass pump bottle
SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types. May be too light for medium/tan and darker skin tones.
KEY FEATURES: Zinc oxide, a physical sunscreen, protects the skin from UVA/B rays, without breaking it out. Boost the production of collagen and elastin, reduce free radical damage and enhance radiance with vitamin C. Minimising the appearance of fine lines and imperfections with light diffusing ruby crystal. Plump the skin and resurface fine lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid microspheres which release hyaluronic acid sequentially over time for enduring results.
QUICK REVIEW: Rejoice! This incredible slightly glowifying, plumping, perfecting, priming, protecting lightweight lotion is free of silicone and chemical sunscreen.
Lets get to the nitty gritty of this review, shall we? IS OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION CORRECTOR SPF 20 worth $155 USD? I cautiously venture to say YES. Everything is relative of course – I would also spend $75 on their amazing and uplifting (I love orange blossom) CLEANSING FOAM as well. So if this is something you can afford without having to eat $1 instant ramen every night – then a resounding YES again. It’s worth it.
What impresses me the most about Omorovicza products in general – is they truly offer an at-home spa experience. From the streamline frosted glass packaging (that looks simply magnificent on your vanity), the delightful orange blossom and herbal scents to the completely layer-friendly lightweight textures – its no wonder the effects leave you with a post-facial glow every time.
OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION CORRECTOR SPF 20 isn’t your typical CC Cream. It is not flesh toned – nor does it offer much coverage in the traditional sense. In fact, the first time I used it – I was horrified at the white cast it left on my skin. This product is best applied over moisturized skin – and while it seems a little white, give it a few minutes and it melts into skin, leaving behind a plump, glowing complexion. Follow with foundation or BB Cream for additional coverage.
Over time, I saw a reduction in redness on my cheeks and did not experience any breakouts, clogged pores or irritation. Used alone, OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION CORRECTOR SPF 20 left skin looking fresh – but when used in place of traditional primer, makeup lasted up to 12 hours (under mineral foundation) and controlled oil without causing surface dehydration.
I realize this product is extremely expensive and products like Dr. Brandt Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Hydracreme ($65, sephora.com) offer ruby crystal benefits and most BB Creams will offer skin care benefits and SPF. Still, after testing dozens of BB and CC Creams, OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION CORRECTOR SPF 20 with its silicone and chemical sunscreen free formula allows me to use it regularly without irritation and leaves skin perfected without looking heavy or too matte. Perfected skin? In my opinion, that’s priceless.
(L-R): Top of hand comparison photo. Before Complexion Corrector – After Complexion Corrector.
OMOROVICZA COMPLEXION CORRECTOR SPF 20 INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 2.8% (sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 7% (sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglycertide, Glycerin, Squalane, Stearyl Heptanoate, Cetearyl Olivate, Octyldodecanol, Corudum (Pro Ruby Crystal), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sorbitan Olivate, Alcohol Denat., Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isotearic Acid Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Niacinamide, Saccharomyces (Hungarian Thermal Water) Ferment Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Zinc PCA, Disodium EDTA, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Geraniol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Ethylhexyglycerin, Lactic Acid, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance), Isopropyl Titanium Triisotearate, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Pectin, Phospholipids, Linalool, Propylene Carbonate. (Source: Product Packaging)
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