Embryolisse Complexion Correcting Care SPF20
I very rarely wear foundation, it’s usually only reserved for a very occasional big night out as I don’t like the way it makes my skin feel – all caked on, thick and leaving my skin struggling to breathe. My preferred go-to bases include tinted moisturisers, mineral powders and CC creams, products that are light and airy, giving sufficient coverage but letting some of my skin’s natural ‘personality’ shine through. In addition they’re usually quick and easy to apply, and I don’t have a lot of time in the morning.
I’ve been trying out a CC Cream from cult brand Embryolisse, which aims to improve and treat skin whilst you’re wearing it. Complexion Correcting Care SPF20 includes Hyaluronic Acid which re-plumps skin and Biosaccharide which is an anti-ageing ingredient, plus the cream is suitable for vegans. In addition, as the name suggests, it contains SPF20 to help protect skin from the sun’s damaging rays during the day, which is really important during Winter as well as Summer.
Complexion Correcting Care SPF20 is a nice light cream, it feels a bit like a tinted moisturiser in its texture. I find that the best way to apply it is with the fingers, this way you can carefully follow the contours of your face and pat it into every nook and crease. It gives fantastic coverage and covers every single blemish and mark making the skintone look even all over the face, the same way that a foundation would do, however it doesn’t feel too heavy and it gives skin a silky finish. I love the way it feels like velvet on my fingers!
The downside for me however is the colour. The Embryolisse CC Cream only comes in one shade and promises to ‘instantly adapt to any skintone’ using self-adjusting pigments, however as you can see from the swatch image above it’s rather a dark orange colour and personally for me it makes me look a bit like I’ve been tangoed. However I do have fairly pale skin, so I wasn’t too surprised. It definitely doesn’t instantly adapt to my skintone sadly, however if you’re quite tanned or have a darker skintone this could be great for you. I’d love it if Embroylisse developed a paler version as I love the coverage that it gives and the way it makes my skin feel, I’d definitely buy it.
Embryolisse Complexion Correcting Care SPF20 is priced at £29.99 for 30ml, available from ASOS (this is the cheapest I’ve seen it, and it’s currently not available on many other websites).
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