We’re already devoted fans of the Clinique Moisture Surge line, so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the new Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF. If that sounds like a mouthful (and it is!), it’s because this one little tube does all that.
The Clinique CC Cream evens out your skin tone, covering up redness, giving yellow skin a vibrant appearance and turning ashy skin luminous—and that’s all before you even apply your foundation. It contains dual-layered color correcting optics to scatter light and impart your skin with an instant glow. Add to that our favorite hydrating ingredients from the Moisture Surge line (hyaluronic acid and aloe barbadensis), plus UVA/UVB protection and throw in antioxidants including Vitamin E—oh, and it’s oil-free—and you’ve got another winner.
In practice, the Clinique CC Cream goes on smoothly; a little goes a long way, so apply sparingly (the 1.4 fl. oz. tube was my first clue to that). I would wear this alone on weekend days, at the beach or when I’m heading to the gym. When it’s worn under foundation, the CC Cream created a flawless base and I was able to get away with using less concealer and foundation over all.
The Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF is available in six shades and has a suggested retail price of $35. It launched in April on Clinique.com and Clinique counters nationwide.