It Cosmetics: Your Skin but Better CC Cream Review 


  So I know its been out for a hot minute, but I wanted to try the It Cosmetics ‘Your Skin but Better’ CC Cream w/ SPF 50. The It Cosmetics website {it} lists the 7 “key benefits”

 Full-coverage foundation

 SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical sunscreen

 Brightening

 Anti-aging serum

 Poor-minimizing primer

 Dark spot corrector

 Moisturizing day cream

  There are only five shades in the CC Cream so not a very wide shade range, Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Rich (darkest shade). You get 1.08 FL. OZ. /32 ML. In the little pump bottle. The price is $38.00 (USD). It’s available on It Cosmetics website, Sephora and Ulta.

  So I applied the CC Cream with the It Cosmetics brush for Ulta ‘Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush’ #101, just the brush that was in close reach, you can use any makeup brush or blending sponge even your -clean- hands. It blended out very easily and looked pretty natural and it didn’t seem like full coverage like it claimed, perhaps high-medium. I still had to conceal a couple of blemishes and under eyes. I let it sit on my skin for a couple of minutes to see if I needed to set it and I did wind up setting it with an extremely thin veil of my trusted Laura Mercier translucent setting powder, that was at 8am. The first set of pictures are right after application (looks pretty dang good) the second set is just with full face of makeup. 8AM…


  I did a photo check-in at 12PM. I was still sitting well, it wasn’t looking too oily. My nose was starting to get oily but that’s an oily place on my face. It was starting to cake up the slightest bit around the corners of my nose, also my pores are starting to show slightly as well. At 3PM I did a check-in as well and the CC Cream, my nose is increasingly getting more oily along with my chin and caking up around my nose even more and my pores were showing up even more. It also seemed as if it was starting to break down slightly around the tip of my nose and is rubbing off of my chin without any touching. First set 12PM, Second set 3PM…

  My final check-in was at the end of my day at 6PM, so the CC Cream was on for a total of 10 hours, give or take a few minutes. As I looked at my face closely in the mirror and examined it, I noticed that there was some breaking down on my forehead, nose and chin. I had a good bit of oiliness in my t-zone and my pores were showing up pretty obviously. It of course was caked around my nose. I was rubbing off my chin and tip of my nose. My redness and blemishes were starting to show through as well. Here is the set of photos of my final check-in at 6PM… 

 All in all its not a terrible foundation/CC Cream, it offers a lot of benefits. I believe that if you have normal, dry or combination skin it would work great. However for those of us with oily skin it’s not the best, however if you used a mattifying primer it might help keep the oiliness at bay. As with any foundation there are always going to be pros and cons. I love It Cosmetics and just because I didn’t like this particular product doesn’t mean I’m going to boycott this amazing brand. I hope you enjoyed reading this and that it helped you in some way.  

Until next time. XOXO Anna!

P.S. This was not sponsored by It Cosmetics.


6 thoughts on “It Cosmetics: Your Skin but Better CC Cream Review ”

  1. This is exactly what’s happening to me right now! I use this cc cream everyday. It’s kinda frustrating as I love the natural finish it gives at first, but it always ended the day with a cakey finish…. Please tell me if you found any hacks or tips to fix this problem! PS: I have oily skin too 🙂
    Any primer/powder/setting spray works for you to make this cc cream stay all day? Thanks 😀


    1. I like to use Rimmel London’s Stay Matte pressed powder in translucent, really seems to help. However no matter what I do it still looks cakey. But it does cut down the oil. That powder is one of my favorite matte setting powders.


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