Our team of editors put this award-winning CC+ cream from IT Cosmetics to the test

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We put IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ to the test  — here are our honest reviews. (Images via Instagram/ITcosmetics)
We put IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ to the test — here are our honest reviews. (Images via Instagram/ITcosmetics)

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When it comes to foundation, we all have different wants and needs. For some makeup lovers, it's all about sheer and minimal coverage, while others seek that full coverage look to mask any imperfections and uneven skin tone. 

One foundation that enhances the look of skin while providing SPF 50 protection and nourishing skin ingredients is the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream from IT Cosmetics. The award-winning colour-correcting product was developed with the help of plastic surgeons and dermatologists to create a hydrating foundation to enhance skin brightness.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream (Shop at Sephora Canada) 

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream (Shop at Sephora U.S.)

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Colour Correcting Full Coverage Cream - Sephora
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Colour Correcting Full Coverage Cream - Sephora

$42 $52 at Sephora Canada$32 $42 at Sephora U.S.

Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream is available in 12 shades and contains anti-aging skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacin and hydolryzed collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and poor for smooth, youthful looking canvas for the rest of your favourite beauty products.

This Sephora find is available now for 20 per cent off during the retailer's foundation sale when you use code SAVE20 at checkout —but hurry. Sephora's foundation sake ends tonight at 11:59 pm PST/ 2:59 EST!

Our team of editors put IT Cosmetics's bestselling product to the test — here are our honest reviews. 

Elizabeth Di Filippo, Lifestyle Editor

I've been a fan of IT Cosmetics's Superhero Mascara for a long time, but have never dabbled in the brand's skincare products or foundation. I had high hopes for the Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream based on its reputation and the fact that it's constantly sold out online — and it did not disappoint. 

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (Image via Sephora)
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (Image via Sephora)

Even though the foundation is full coverage, it didn't look cake-y when applied using a damp blending sponge. I found it to be super blend-able and non-oxidizing, meaning that it didn't darken or turn orange when it was applied to my face. The Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream truly evened out the look of my skin tone and helped some dark circles and dark spots that tend to make me very self-conscious. 

After finishing my application and adding concealer, I set my makeup with a finishing powder and went about my day. After 10 hours of application, there was minimal signs of wear and no separating around my mouth and eyes. 

All in all, I was a happy camper and so thrilled to find a new foundation with a high SPF that I can feel good about wearing on a regular basis and special occasions when I want more coverage. 

Kate Mendonca, Shopping Editor 

As someone who doesn’t usually wear a full face of makeup, I was intrigued by the promise of a CC Cream that would combine colour correction, hydration, and SPF in a single step. However, I will say that while this cream does deliver on its promises of combining all three steps into one, it’s also a very full-coverage product more like a foundation consistency than a tinted moisturizer.

The first time I applied this CC cream I made the mistake of applying it directly onto my skin with my fingertips. Normally, I don’t think it would be an issue for a CC cream, but because it’s so full coverage, I ended up with the long-wearing product all over my hands. The second time I wore it, I made sure to use a foundation brush and beauty blender, which made the process much smoother.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+  is available in 12 shades. (Image via Sephora)
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is available in 12 shades. (Image via Sephora)

While I was hoping I could replace a few steps in my morning routine, I don’t think I’ll be turning to the Your Skin But Better CC Cream to do it. I’m just not a fan of the heavy coverage for everyday use, but I’ll certainly be keeping it around for special events in the future.

Hilary Hagerman, Lifestyle Managing Editor

I'm typically a full-face makeup gal — but for the past year and a half of work from home, I've been opting for a more natural look. While I now shy away from heavy full-coverage makeup, I still deal with some uneven skin tone and acne scarring, the promise of "Your Skin But Better" was an intriguing one to me.

I have to say, I was skeptical — as much as I want to love CC creams, I often find they're just too sheer to give me the confidence I want. I immediately loved this product because it really does feel like a better version of my own skin. The product went on easily and I was surprised by how blend-able it was (although I did get a bit of orange face, but that's on me because I can never pick the right shade). I'll definitely be replenishing this when the tube runs out.

A word to the wise, as my coworker Kate mentioned in her review, this is not the best product to apply with your fingers. I also used my fingers for the first application, and was left with orange fingernails, fingerprints and an orange towel to boot. I'd definitely recommend using a brush or sponge applicator (or at the very least, a pretty intense post-application hand-washing). 

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