This summer is the summer of CC Creams for me. It’s not that I don’t love my foundations and BB Creams but I think I’ve been spoiled by the letters CC. I’m constantly reaching for these as my face color of choice and Ole Henriksen’s Perfect Truth™ CC Crème with broad spectrum SPF 30 is getting an awful lot of use. CC Creams aren’t that terribly different than BB Creams but for me they have more color correcting and more coverage. Plus I’m getting the best of all worlds with good old Ole these days because I’ve been sent his Perfect Truth™ CC Eye Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to test and share the results.
This CC Eye Crème is a triple threat because it not only protects my eyes with sunscreen, it also protects my eyes with its moisturizing and lightly conceals at the same time. The initials CC stand for Color Correcting and Ole Henriksen does this in a very soft way. If you need heavy duty concealing this isn’t going to do it but if you need to improve the appearance of your undereye area then you want to read on.
I almost always mix my concealer with an eye cream. I’ve been doing it for years. Perfect Truth™ CC Eye Crème saves me from that step since it is the eye cream. The moisturizing effect of this is great. The area under your eyes has the most delicate skin on your face and you need to care for it in a fragile way. When companies describe how to use their eye creams they always say to apply with your ring finger since they know you’ll have a lighter touch that way. No matter what finger or tool you use, don’t rub, just pat. That’s how Perfect Truth™ CC Eye Crème works best. You don’t need a lot either. This is an illuminating eye cream/concealer. It’s not flat so it gives my undereye area a very soft look. Almost like the camera stopped focusing on my dark circles and fine lines.
It’s loaded with wonderful ingredients:
-Proprietary Five-Source Vitamin C Complex: Brightens, firms, and strengthens.
-Tripeptide-5: Supports natural collagen and elastin; reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
-Ferulic Acid: Defends from environmental aggressors and prevents premature aging.
-Sodium Hyaluronate and Ceramides: Plump the look of skin while nourishing and replenishing moisture.
I don’t know about you but at my age I need all the strengthening, plumping and moisturizing I can get. This only comes in one shade but since the texture is so light I think this will work for just about everyone. You blend it in (with that ring finger) and you mostly see the moisturizing, not the concealing. I sometimes follow up with another concealer but most days I don’t need to. It seems to be enough for me lately. It illuminates under my eyes with light reflecting pigment that is meant to diffuse flaws. With time the skincare ingredients are meant to help brighten, fade spots and minimize fine lines. I’ve been using this about a month and I’m seeing the beginning of these effects. If I’m going out at night I’ll reapply this or another concealer just like I refresh my eyes, cheeks and lips.
I’m happy to have another Ole Henriksen product to keep me supercharged and protected from the damaging rays of the sun and the damaging everything of Father Time! — Marcia
*provided for review