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I’d like to introduce to you a wonder skincare/make-up hybrid product that I can’t live without. I know that is a strong claim, but I’m using Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15 every day, and am really quite obsessed. In fact, it’s so good, I bought two more when they were on offer! Yes, it’s that good. I panic if I run out.
So what makes Madara CC Cream SPF15 so, so good? Read my review of Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream to find out why it’s my desert island product.
The Madara Brand
I have tried lots and lots of Madara skincare products, and I have loved them all. (You can read my review of Madara deodorants here.) Madara products are totally natural in origin, and certified according to the international ECOCERT standard. This prohibits the use of synthetic perfumes, synthetic preservatives like parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol and other synthetics. You can read all about Madara’s stellar line up here.
Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream Review
The CC in CC Cream stands for Colour Correcting or Complexion Correcting and is very similar to a BB Cream (BB stands for Beauty Balm). It’s basically a clever hybrid of skincare and makeup, giving a hit of moisture, SPF15 and coverage in a foundation-like consistency. Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream also has super-moisturiser hyaluronic acid in it as an added bonus. That’s what makes it a dessert island product: so many benefits in one tube!
Madara say: “This anti-pollution CC cream corrects all skin tone imperfections, including dullness, redness, sallowness and dark spots. With broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen and deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid, CITY CC is silky textured, combining multiple skin care benefits and beautifying action for a flawless, yet natural looking finish.”
Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15 comes in two shades, Light Beige and Medium Beige. As I have very fair skin, I chose Light Beige. It’s a great match for my skin tone, as you can see on my hand.
Madara CC Cream Coverage
As with all BB and CC creams, you can use it alone, or over your day cream. Then you can apply foundation, concealer and/or powder on top, depending on how much coverage you like.
Compared to BB creams I have used in the past, this CC cream gives better coverage. It’s great to have the broad spectrum natural SPF15, though I wouldn’t recommend relying on this as your only sun protection. I use it after my day cream, which has a high SPF in it – I recommend this one from Kimberly Sayer.
Although this CC cream is fairly thick, and packed full of moisturiser, I don’t find it too greasy. It is suitable for all skin types and it doesn’t clog my pores. I do get shine break through after a few hours, but that is standard for me. I think it would be good for oilier skins, without a moisturiser underneath.
I’ve taken some before and after pictures to try and show the coverage. You may not be able to see the difference on my iPhone shots, but hopefully you’ll get an idea.
Because of acne scarring, and mum-related undereye dark circles, I need to wear concealer and foundation over the top of the CC cream. It makes a fantastic make-up base. If you’re lucky enough to have lovely skin, this CC cream may be enough coverage for you.
Ingredients in Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice Dicaprylyl Carbonate CI 77499 Isoamyl Laurate Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Zinc Oxide Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Glycerin Sorbitan Olivate Beeswax Lecithin Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate Silica Aqua Cellulose Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea-buckthorn) Fruit Extract Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s wort) Extract Quercus Robur (Oak) Bark Extract Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil Sodium Chloride Sorbitan Caprylate Palmitic acid Stearic Acid Propanediol Benzoic Acid Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Sodium Hyaluronate Iron oxide CI77492 CI 77491 Sodium phytate Tocopherol Vanillin Potassium Hydroxide
Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15 Comes in Two Shades
You can buy Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream here in four shades. Here are the light and medium beige shades side by side.
Madara products are all skincare, but Madara CC Cream SPF15 is straying into make-up territory. Based on how great this is, I hope they do more make-up!
UPDATE! Madara have now started doing make-up and it’s just as amazing as this CC Cream. Read all about Madara’s foundation and concealer here. It’s a game changer. And it comes in a much more inclusive range of shades.
If you like this review, why not check out my guide to Madara Organic Beauty and discover some other amazing Madara products here.
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