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15 Best CC Creams For Beautiful, Poreless Skin

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Tinted moisturizers, BB creams, CC creams, foundations — there are all sorts of creams out there that seem to do the same thing. It's easy to be confused about what we should be using.

But what is the best CC cream made of? Well, CC cream means, depending on who is marketing it, "color correcting cream" or "complexion corrector cream," and you can usually count on it giving more coverage than a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. But it offers less than a full coverage foundation, which makes it great to disguise imperfections like dark spots or redness.

As for the best CC cream to choose, there are plenty of options available, all at various price points. So, what are you waiting for?

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1. IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40

A bestselling, full-coverage, color-correcting cream with anti-aging skincare, it's now oil-free with SPF 40 physical sunscreen and a 12-hour matte finish.

(Sephora, $38)

2. ERBORIAN CC Crème High Definition Radiance Face Cream Skin Perfector

A high-definition skin-perfecting cream with two color-matching shades for luminous, soft-looking skin and a more even complexion.

(Sephora, $44)

3. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Lightweight formula instantly color corrects a range of complexion concerns — redness, dullness, sallowness — so all you see is a healthy-looking glow. Oil-free hydration and sunscreen mean a more flawless look.

(Sephora, $39)

4. SUPERGOOP! CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35+ Sunscreen

This CC cream provides lightweight coverage, while protecting against UVA and UVB rays. It contains a blend of apple extract, Irish moss, red seaweed extract, and sodium hyaluronate that works to make the skin appear smoother, softer, and healthier. 

(Amazon, check for rates and availability)

5. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting

This CC cream visibly diminishes the look of post-acne marks, dark spots, and sun spots over time. It neutralizes redness and brightens skin while concealing imperfections with light, buildable coverage. It also delivers broad spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB sun protection while adding moisture without creating excess oil.

(Sephora, $42)

6. Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For Mineral-Matte CC Cream SPF 30

A skin-perfecting, anti-aging CC cream with all-mineral sunscreen filters, hyaluronic acid, and sheer, buildable, color-correcting coverage to help minimize the look of imperfections.

(Sephora, $38)

7. La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream does the work of a primer, moisturizer, foundation and sunblock — all in one! The creamy formula absorbs weightlessly, concealing imperfections, shielding skin from UV rays, and deeply nourishing for a comfortable feel. 

(Amazoncheck for rates and availability)

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8. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

This 12-in-1 multi-tasking CC cream delivers the ultimate in age defying, skin perfecting results. It's ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. Since Juice Beauty uses no artificial dyes, the colors are effective for skin tones ranging from very light to dark.

(Ulta, $39)

9. Chanel CC Cream

Enriched with anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties, the next generation of lightweight, velvety CC cream creates a fresh and flawless complexion while nourishing and protecting skin.

(Saks Fifth Avenue, $55)

10. Kiko Milano Skin Trainer CC Blur

Optical corrector for perfect skin with a smooth, even complexion that combines a CC cream's skin tone correcting properties with a blur's ability to minimize skin imperfections.

(Amazon, check for rates and availability)

11. OLAY CC Cream Total Effects Tone Correcting Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is your all-in-one color-correcting moisturizer that reduces the look of pores and helps protect skin from harmful UV rays. It replenishes moisture, evens skin tone and appearance, enhances brightness, visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the look of pores, restores firmness, and visibly reduces dark spots. 

(Amazon, check for rates and availability)

12. Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation

This intelligent CC cream is a medium coverage tinted foundation with 100 percent physical SPF protection and skincare benefits. It illuminates and perfects with specially adapted color-correcting reflective minerals that adjust to your own skin shade. It's an innovative formula with a bevy of natural beneficials including coconut, kelp and ginseng.

(Pacifica Beauty, $18)

13. Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector

Almay Smart Shade CC Cream is a lightweight formula that instantly covers imperfections flawlessly and corrects discolorations. Over time, it brightens and evens natural skin tone while helping prevent future damage with SPF 35.

(Amazon, check for rates and availability)

14. L'Oréal Paris Visible Lift CC Cream

This weightless, nourishing, color and tone correction in one makeup formula intensely hydrates skin without feeling heavy or greasy. Infused with Vitamin C and calcium for visibly age-correction actions including reducing the look of dark spots, evening and correcting skin tone, brightening complexion, and nourishing skin.

(Amazon, check for rates and availability)

15. Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream SPF 30

This CC cream provides instant sheer coverage while evening tone and texture via light-reflecting minerals provide coverage, and total Soy Complex evens tone and texture that helps improve tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots.

(Target, $14.99)

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