Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nature Republic Super Origin Complete Control Cream Tinted Review

“Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money. I am neither affiliated with this company nor am I being paid to write this post. My opinions are of honest and my own.”Complete disclosure here

Hello, lovelies~ CC creams are probably one of the hottest beauty trend in Korea right now and most of the brands I know (Etude House, Tony Moly, etc) are coming up with their own version of the cream. I have been favoring the Rachel K CC cream since it matches my skin tone perfectly without creating that white or grey colored finish on my face. Personally, I feel that they're one of the same with BB creams in terms of texture and finish, but I'm always inclined to try out new things. Who doesn't? ^_^

Anyway, I prefer to have a light coverage base makeup because I still want some skin to show through instead of being covered for everyday routine. It doesn't need to make my complexion flawless, just enough to minimize the redness on my cheeks. That is why I don't like those CC creams that turned from white to beige because it still leaves a whitish cast on my face. This product from Nature Republic is a tinted CC cream, so I tried it out. Plus, it was on discount of Qoo10 for Rp 100,000, so I got it. ^_^

There is more than one type of CC cream in this collection from Nature Republic, but I went with the tinted one to reduce the chances of a whitish cast on my face. This is a good move from Nature Republic because not everyone is going to have the same needs when looking for a CC cream.

It comes with a separate box that houses a squeeze tube with a pump on the end. Much like most BB cream packaging from Korea. I'm not crazy over the packaging, but it's okay. So far, I've had no difficulty getting the product out.

This CC cream has SPF 30/PA ++ and uses chemical sunscreen namely ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate as the second ingredient after water. This blocks mostly UVB rays and partial amounts of UVA rays from the sun. It also contains Niacinamide in first 10 ingredients on the list, which helps to regenerate the skin, making it healthier. The plant extracts present in this CC cream is quite surprising since it is located quite high up in the ingredients list, so their presence actually contributes to the skin. Fragrance is still present, but as the fourth last ingredient on the list, so it's not too worrying.

The color (shade) of this CC cream is more of a natural beige with a slight grey undertone to it. It has a subtle fresh floral scent that (luckily) didn't make me feel nauseated. The consistency of the CC cream resembles a lotion, slightly in between watery and creamy. It blends effortlessly on my face probably due to its light consistency. Actually, the consistency reminds me a lot of a tinted moisturizer.

Turns out that not only does the consistency reminds me of a tinted moisturizer, the coverage is similar to one as well. It has a sheer coverage that is able to minimize the redness on my face, but not able to cover imperfections (blemishes and sun spots). Even though it looks on the after picture below, it is slightly more dewy in real life. Please excuse the weird lighting, my white balance is a bit off today.

I usually applied an even layer of this CC cream all over my face and continued to apply a mattifying powder on my T zone, leaving my cheeks looking a little 'glowy' once in a while. As you can see in the picture below, my cheeks look more dewy compared to my T zone area. I just used the CC cream, powder, eyebrow pencil and tinted lip balm. I only adjusted the contrast, vignette and added watermark to the picture below. I'm quite surprised that it made my skin look smooth in photos.

Here is a closer look on my makeup using the CC cream as a base/sunscreen. Again, I only adjusted the contrast to make the photo brighter and sharper. Watermark and vignette are also added, but no smoothing effect is applied.

In conclusion, with Nature Republic jumping on the CC cream bandwagon, I like that they provided options that the consumer can choose from. The tinted CC cream has a sheer coverage that is almost similar to a tinted moisturizer, but still able to even out my skin tone and minimize the appearance of redness on my face. It has a slightly dewy finish that makes the skin looks healthy, given that you don't already have super oily skin. Although it lacks coverage, I'm still going to use it as a sunscreen on days when I don't feel like wearing super heavy makeup.

Have you tried this CC cream yet or are you skipping this trend? Let me know in the comments below along with your favorite brand of CC cream. Until then, I'll see you later~

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  1. aku penasaran sama yg colour changenya :D
    baca review jadi penasaran juga sama yg ini,thx reviewnya ci :D

    1. Yang color change menarik sih yah, mirip sama foundie Revlon yang Beyond Natural yang zaman dulu punya, ^_^

  2. Baguss yaa
    Kelihatan natural banget kyk ga pake apa2.
    Btw d muka cc brapa jem baru mulai oily?
    Thanks for the review ^_____^

    1. Oil controlnya kalo sendiri, ga diset sama bedak, payah, Na. Sekitar 1-2 jam udah berminyak, soalnya finishnya dewy to begin with. ^_^

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    1. Yeah, I think it's between sheer to light, depending on the number of layers you apply. Thanks for visiting! ^_^

  4. suka hasil akhirnya, bagus lho dikamu >.<

  5. Dear Phanie, ceritain dong gimana belanja di Qoo10. soalnya selama ini mau belanja di situ ga brani.. takut jatohnya lebih mahal dan bea2 lainnya.. trims..

  6. Thank you so much for this very informative review! :)