The Best CC Cream for Acne Prone Skin

When you asked for CC, not greasy!
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Mar. 5, 2020
Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash
Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!As someone with acne-prone skin, you may think liquid products are off the table. But Cherie Beauty is here to tell you that just isn't true. Friend, there are plenty of CC creams out there that will deliver the matte perfection you crave. For acne-prone skin, we believe in light, breathable coverage that won't anger the skincare gods. The right CC Cream will perfect your complexion while delivering the ingredients to clear your blemishes in the long run. CC creams are a step up from BB creams and tinted moisturizers. Tinted moisturizers are exactly what they sound like, a sheer kiss of color for a problem-free complexion. BB creams are a step up in terms of coverage, and will typically have an added benefit like sunscreen. CC creams are the closest you'll get to the foundation while keeping things light and breezy. They deliver natural-looking coverage with a kick of color correction for those extra red days. CC creams are often infused with all kinds of gorgeous skincare products to help nourish your skin while covering up what you don't want to be seen. Here are some of Cherie's best cc cream for acne prone skin. Just remember to pair any makeup with the right cleansing routine! Kiko Milano Skin Trainer CC BlurPrice range- mid to high Skin type- anyThis CC cream is amazing alone or as a pre-foundation primer. It's sweat-proof and keeps your t-zone in check for a finish that's silky, not shiny. Kiki Milano's CC cream is infused with light refracting ingredients for a lovely dimensional tone. What's more? It's long-wearing and paraben-free. A perfect addition to your makeup bag. Clinique Moisture Surge CC CreamPrice range- mid to low Skin type- normal to dryThis is for the person who wants that natural "your skin but better" glow. Clinique's CC cream is a wonderful option for acne-prone skin because it evens out your skin tone without suffocating your gorgeous face. It delivers oil-free moisture with a skin-like finish that looks like you're wearing nothing at all. The subtle, color correcting ingredients combat redness and give your complexion a brightening boost. Added bonus- this product is 100% vegan, yay! IT CC+ Cream Oil Free Matte with SPF 40Price range- mid to high Skin type- normal and combinationIT Cosmetics are developed by plastic surgeons, so you know they've done their research. Not only does this CC cream deliver a full beat with a flawless matte finish, it also includes a patented anti-aging collagen serum. Customers love this one because IT makes shades suitable for Asian and olive-toned skin- something so many foundation companies overlook.Stay completely shine free with this CC.Supergoop! Daily Correct CC CreamPrice- mid to high Skin type- oilySupergoop! Has developed this gorgeous CC cream with SPF 40, so it’s perfect for our fair skinned friends. The formula is infused with some groovy natural ingredients to pamper yourself with. Seaweed extract softens and reduces fine lines while mica diffuses light for a healthy natural glow. Sodium Hyaluronate locks moisture in while keeping oil from creeping to the surface. This CC goes on light, but will naturally adjust to your skin tone.Physicians Formula Super CC Color Correction + Care CC CreamPrice- low Skin type- normal to oilyLooking for a drug store dupe that gets the job done? It’s hard to know what’s going to be the best option for your acne prone skin. Cherie understands! Physicians Formula gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Specifically formulated for acne prone skin, this CC cream will keep you oil free and shine free. It also boasts some anti aging ingredients, for those of us who are dealing with both acne AND fine lines- what a world! Subtle yellow and green pigments in the formula are there to even out redness and brighten your skin, leaving you looking fresh as a daisy.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30Price- mid to low Skin type- oily, normal, texturedThis is a rock star of a product. If you have acne prone skin, the idea of a “dewy finish” may not appeal to you- but don’t overlook this CC cream. You’ll be fresh and glowing, never oily. It’s gel based, which means it will glide over texture and “fill in the gaps” so to speak. There’s nothing worse than foundation pooling around a blemish, or getting caught up in dry flaky skin, but you won’t have to worry about that with gel. The best part about it? The bareMinerals formula works to improve your texture while gliding over your imperfections. In a variety of warm and cool shades, you’re bound to find your perfect match.Tips for ApplicationThe main problem with acne-prone skin is that it's usually oily. That said, sometimes the harder you try to mattify yourself, the more oil your skin produces! If you've tried a few products and still feel a little oily, try a game-changing tip from the pros. After your regular skin care routine and before applying your CC cream, dust a very light amount of translucent powder over your whole face. Make sure it's a translucent powder with no pigmentation. From there, apply your foundation over top of your lightly powdered face with a sponge or brush, and follow up with a more generous serving of that same powder. Blend everything in with a damp makeup sponge or blender, and you're staying shine-free all day, baby! Bonus points if you cap everything off with your favorite matte setting spray.
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