I'm finally getting around to trying CC Creams. I am an avowed BB fan but CC's are a little different from them, but not by much.
Generally I hear that CC Cream's are supposed to have less coverage than BB. With the one I tried from Pur Minerals I think the coverage was quite good and in some cases the same as my BBs, depending on brand. My skin was smooth looking, brightened and evened right off.
Pur Minerals' silicone free CC is very moisturizing with shea butter . Retinol and what germ extract are in there as well as a meadowsweet derivative that's a skin clarifying ingredient.
It also has Clariskin II , which Pur describes as a "unique agent made from wheat germ that targets the look of dicoloration with key antioxidants".
Pur does call the CC matte, but it was slightly dewy on me , and while the formula is said to help better the look of oily skin, I think this will be too much hydration for oilier skins. It's best suited to normal to dry, but those who are just a little oily might be able to use it.
With it's broad spectrum, high SPF of 40 , it's a great choice for max sun protection under makeup or on it's own. The SPF comes from homosalate, octinoxate and titanium dioxide.
The shade shown is medium . Other shades are Light, Tan and Dark so this also covers a wide skintone range which is sometimes missing in the BB Creams.
Pur Minerals is available exclusively at Ulta and is $ 38 or at www.purminerals.com