So I've had this product for a while now, but I've only gotten a few uses out of it. The lastest craze after the BB cream, CC cream is made to even out skin tone with minimal coverage creating dewy skin that looks like you've got nothing on your skin. To be honest, the only reason I bought this was from a commercial JYJ did (slowly revealing to you guys how crazy I am about TVXQ/JYJ (always keep the faith), check it out here).
Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream features whitening, wrinkle improvement, as well as UV protection
As you can see from the picture, the cream has little beads which releases pigment when rubbed into the skin. The white cream does give a slight white cast when applied on the skin, but that is suppose to give 'brightness' to the skin - but that fades as the day goes on, as well as having a dewy finish (which is one of the main looks in the South Korean beauty trend).
This product would be great for those who already have great skin and do not need to cover anything major. I use this as a base on days where my skin looks dull and when I want a more natural coverage, rather than my usual matte face. One thing I don't like about this, is that it's not really buildable. Applying more than one layer does not mean more coverage, instead it sort of rubs and removes the first layer. The packaging seems quite luxurious as it is a sleek tube made of a heavy plastic, so if you accidentally drop it, it won't break.
One of the main down sides to BB creams was that most South Korean brands would only have one or two shades, for CC creams, because they are so sheer having little to no coverage, one shade will cover a wider range of skin shades. But again, Tony Moly has this product only in one shade, so if your skin is more darker than the typical asian, than this product might not match your skin tone.
- a little bit of product goes a long way
- creates a dewy finish
- brightens skin tone
- great base product for dry skin
- evens out skin tone
- moisturises the skin
- hygienic and sturdy packaging
- not buildable
- extremely sheer coverage, almost giving no coverage
- requires rubbing which may irritate some skin types
- not suitable for those living in humid/ hot climates as this will just melt off
- only one shade