Skincare brand Origins is launching its first CC cream from August named Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 Skin Complexion Corrector. A mouthful indeed, but what does it promise to do?
As well as offering colour correcting benefits, the formula also uses a S.M.A.R.T system (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to help protect the skin against external aggressors Origins is said to have adapted the idea to the beauty industry by creating a product that responds to environmental triggers such as pollution and UV by releasing encapsulated actives only when the skin needs them.
This includes the release of green tea to help block free radicals and vitamins C and E to protect the skin from pollution and ozone. Meanwhile, the skin is also protected with time-released salicylic acid and chestnut extract while plant-coated mineral pigments are used to correct uneven skin tone.
I have tried several CC creams, and to be honest they haven’t stolen my heart just yet. Even though color correcting I do prefer a product that has a dewy and radiant look and feel to it. This version in particular feels a little on the dry side. On the other hand when you have combination to oily skin this might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Available from august 2013 in two shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Deep priced