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Recently I had the opportunity to try out the new Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30, aka the Cover FX CC Cream. You already know that I love CC Creams (not because I buy into the hype) because they seem to really work well with my sensitive skin. Let’s take a look!
Animal Testing Policy
Cover FX products are not tested on animals. Cover FX is PETA approved.
About Cover FX
Cover FX is a Canadian Company founded in Ontario. The brand specifically creates products with therapeutic benefits and environmental protection while being free of all irritants and suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
(As a side note, this makes me thrilled that they’re formulating products for people like me – sensitive skin and rosacea!)
About Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment
A synergistic complex of ingredients produce retinoid-like, anti-aging results without irritation or sun sensitivity. Contains an advanced multi-sphere microsome technology which delivers time release anti-wrinkle actives and treats skin continuously for 8 hours. Infused with Licorice Root Extract to naturally and effectively reduce hyperpigmentation and prevent future discolouration. Includes a built-in Primer plus SPF 30.
$45 for 1 fl. oz.
Cover FX CC Cream Shades Available
N Light – for fair to light skin with neutral undertones (N10, N20)
P Light Medium – for fair to medium skin with pink undertones (P10, P20, P30)
G Light Medium – for fair to medium skin with golden undertones (G10, G20, G30, G40)
N Medium – for medium skin with neutral undertones (N30, N40)
N Medium Deep – for medium-deep skin with neutral undertones (N50, N60)
G Medium Deep – for medium-deep skin with golden undertones (G50, G60, G70, G80)
N Deep – for deep medium skin with neutral undertones (N70, N80)
N X-Deep – for deep skin with neutral undertones (N90, N100, N110)
Titanium Dioxide 10.0% w/w sunscreen. Zinc Oxide 5.0% w/w sunscreen
Aminomethyl Propanol, Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Carrageenan, Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Citric Acid, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Hydrogenated Didecene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Niacin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Portulaca Oleracea (Green Purslane) Extract, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Resveratrol, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Sea Salt, Silica, Sodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Synthetic Beeswax, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Thioctic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tocopheryl Acetate
This is Cover FX CC Cream in N Light swatched on my cheek. You can see the redness in my face from rosacea.
You can see the CC Cream here on half of my face. It seems to have a bit of a brightening effect on my face. While it fills in some pores, the ones by the side of my nose are still noticeable to me. I don’t have on any primer. I did apply this with a wet beauty blender.
You can see the CC Cream on my full face here that it covers up most of the imperfections in my face. My pores do appear to be minimized, but not all the way. It matches pretty nicely with my skintone. I was worried it would be too dark. I do think that applying it with a wet beauty blender gives a nice finish. You can also apply it with a liquid foundation brush, like my favorite, the Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki.
Wearing Cover FX CC Cream on the T-Zone and under the eyes. See the look.
Wearing Cover FX CC Cream with setting powder on top. See the look.
Wearing Cover FX CC Cream with setting powder. See the tutorial.
Wearing Cover FX CC Cream on its own. See the tutorial.
The only thing I don’t like about the Cover FX CC Cream is how it looks is under my eyes. I’m not sure if I need to use a different application technique but I feel like it just doesn’t look right with the lines under my eyes. I can’t skip wearing anything under my eyes but I could try to use just concealer instead. I just can’t get the CC Cream to look right there.
For me this product has medium coverage that can be built up if needed. I feel like it looks so good when applied with a wet sponge. I love how this really seems to look like skin to me, rather than like I’m wearing a ton of makeup. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a ton of makeup, either. I typically prep my skin by applying moisturizer with SPF. Sometimes I use primer, sometimes I don’t. In all honesty I prefer to use primer. This does a good job sticking around on top without caking on me. I seem to get between 6 to 8 hours of wear, which is pretty good. I do have an oily t-zone.
I’m surprised by how much I like applying this to just my t-zone. I don’t always feel like I can get away with wearing that little of a product on my face because of my rosacea, but it seems to work well in this case.
I definitely feel like this CC Cream brightens my skin and helps it to look radiant. I appreciate that there are time release anti-aging ingredients to help improve my skin with use, such as the licorice root and sea fennel extracts. I’m a big fan of skincare and makeup products with time releasing agents that work for hours to treat your skin.
Overall, I’m in love with the Cover FX CC Cream. I feel like it makes my skin look beautiful. It hides the rosacea and imperfections. It doesn’t cake up on me. It looks great. I highly recommend this CC Cream if you’re looking for a new multi-tasking face product. You can pop into Sephora and get a sample of it to try out to see if you like it.
Have you tried the Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment? Love CC Creams? Hate them? Tell me in the comments below!
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This looks nice! BTW your hair looks amazing!
I’ve never tried a CC cream. Only one BB cream. I usually just throw on a tinted moisturizer. Guess I needta do some research
Destany, I did an entire series for FutureDerm on BB Creams, CC Creams and Tinted Moisturizers. BB Creams are traditionally thick, full coverage products. The American ones usually suck and are just rebranded tinted moisturizer. CC Creams take it to the next level by providing coverage and yet being ‘my skin but better.’ This Cover FX CC Cream is amazing.
Padawan Nancy thank you!
How does this compare to the It Cosmetics’ CC Cream?
I think I need to try CC Cream! Haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet but I also have sensitive skin so I think it might be a good fit!
kitschvixen I haven’t done a side by side, but it’s less thick and less coverage than the It Cosmetics CC Cream. It also has the time-release ingredients.
SlashedBeauty I would definitely recommend this one.
I can’t get on the BB CC DD EE FF cream wagon! I’ve tried a few and the only ones I like are Pacifica and Too Faced, but I think it’s much more my skin than the product.
Your hair is killer!
It neutralized your redness nicely, and they look like they have a nice shade range!
Tish, my problem is that most American BB Creams aren’t true BB Creams. They’re just tinted moisturizer with a BB Cream label slapped on them. If you try out a true BB Cream, you’ll notice the difference.
You can find my series here:
Will definitely ask for a sample at next Sephora visit.
It sounds really nice! The coverage is pretty good and I like that the SPF is from physical sun blockers.
WOW that is some pretty good results. It worked perfectly on the redness and it really evened the skin texture.
I have never tried CoverFX so maybe I could start with this?
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Kimberly, yes yes yes!
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Hi! I just purchased it and I’m loving it so far. I was debating on the cover fx vs the tarte tinted moisturizer. Any thoughts on it?