A couple of weeks back, I received a package from the PR folks of Secretive.sg and it contained 2 products from KLARITY™. There was a tube of CC cream & a 2-step sheet mask.
This review is only about the CC cream so do read on!
As you can see from the box, the rainbow hologram made it extremely hard to photograph but one can definitely read that this products has SPF30/PA++ and that it's paraben free.
I would have preferred a product with a 'PA+++' rating but I guess this isn't too bad.
According to KLARITY™ (which is a brand from Korea), this product is not tested on animals (yay!) and even contains diamond powder. However, the bling-bling powder is listed as the very last ingredient so don't expect much since the retail price is only S$29.
Let's talk about the packaging some more!
The CC lotion is housed in a silver squeeze tube, which looks really pretty standing on my dressing table. Opening the screw-top lid reveals an opening which is small enough to control the amount you prefer each time and yet the opening is large enough such that you don't end up squeezing only a teeny amount out each time.
Surprised that this CC lotion is white?? I thought it would "magically" turn into a skin-tinted hue like other Korean CC/BB creams but it didn't. So I decided to read the brochure more carefully. The manufacturer claims that this CC lotion has 11-in-1 functions! Here's what I copied from the website --
KLARITY™ Lasertox™ CC Miracle White Lotion helps to restore your beauty with at least one tone lighter whitening effect instantaneously. The lotion is enriched with diamond powder, giving you the instant glow after application. Also enriched with wild rosehip extract, which is a source of powerful antioxidant, it helps to prolong skin youthfulness.
With sun screen factor SPF30/PA++, Lasertox™ CC Miracle White Lotion protects your skin from harmful UV rays, preventing photo-aging and dark spots. This 11-in-1 multi functions CC lotion is light on skin and colorant free. The non-sticky and non-oily formula leaves skin smoother and hydrated.
1. The first CC cream with no colorant!
2. Waterproof, stay naturally fair no matter rain or shine.
3. Helps to reduce acnes, lightens acne marks, soothes itchiness, and lightens scar marks.
Ahh... So this is non-tinted CC product! And there are a lot of claims listed right??!! I squeezed out some and spread the product on the back of my hand.
It does blend in very well and there's a visible brightening in my skin tone.
Here's my bare naked face.
(Yikes, the things I do to write an honest review!)
And here's a photo taken after applying the CC lotion.
To make it somewhat easier to compare, here's a 'Before' and 'After'.
Since this is non-tinted, it definitely doesn't provide any coverage at all. As evident from the photo above, you can still see my (horrible) dark eye rings and larger pores are still visible.
However, my skin looks brighter and more hydrated. In fact, I checked the ingredient list and H2O is listed as the 1st ingredient. Applying this CC lotion feels more like applying a lightweight, water-based sunscreen on my face. Now, this IS what I like most about this product and lotion is a very apt word since the texture is definitely light i.e. not like a cream. I found it hydrating enough as a day moisturizer (for my normal/combi skin type) and it sat well on my skin without any stickiness. I also liked the delicate floral scent but if you are sensitive to scents, then you may not like it. It's not that big a deal though since the scent disappears soon after spreading the lotion on your face.
When I tested this for the 1st time, I applied my HG Lancôme powder foundation over it and here's the completed look below.
My skin doesn't look ghastly white or mask-like after applying makeup over it. Something which irks and scares me! My skin got shiny after 2-3pm, which is usual for me. Again, I wish it came with higher/better sun protection but I think the compromise would be the texture of this lotion.
Here's a photo of me again wearing and testing the CC lotion to work yesterday.
Overall verdict? B+
- didn't break me out
- comes with sun protection
- fuss-free packaging
- not tinted
- doesn't conceal skin problems
- only rated PA++
For the price, I would personally buy a tube to use as a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. However, it would be necessary to still use concealer to hide blemishes and pigmentation.