Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 Review

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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.

  • Apply with the Liquid Foundation Brush or with fingertips and blend well. Set with Matte or Illuminating Setting Powder for best results. Shake well before using.
  • This clinically tested and vegan product does not contain the Inflammatory Five: gluten, mineral oil, fragrance, parabens or talc.
  • Like all Cover FX products, this is safe to use during pregnancy.
  • Licorice Root Extract: Naturally and effectively reduces hyperpigmentation.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5: Stimulates collagen and acts as an anti-wrinkle agent.
  • Sea Fennel Extract: Stimulates cell renewal without irritation or sun sensitivity.
  • Portulaca and Ginseng Extracts: Brighten the skin.

Price
$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)

Active Ingredients
Titanium Dioxide 10.0% w/w sunscreen. Zinc Oxide 5.0% w/w sunscreen

Ingredients
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

Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 in N Light Swatch on Cheek

This is Cover FX CC Cream in N Light swatched on my cheek. You can see the redness in my face from rosacea.

Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 in N Light on Half of my Face

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.

Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 in N Light on all of my face

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

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.

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 with setting powder. See the tutorial.

Wearing Cover FX CC Cream on its own.

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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