My latest skincare trial has been an interesting one; the new Hyaluron-Filler CC Cream from Eucerin. I must say that my heart sank, somewhat, when I heard the phrase “CC Cream” – I’ve tried so many claggy, thick versions lately and had no desire to plaster another one on my face – but an initial test showed Eucerin’s offering to be quite dramatically different. For a start, it felt very lightweight and fresh – almost the consistency you’d expect from a gel or gel-cream product – but at the same time it was incredibly moisturising.
And so away I went with my sample of the Hyaluron-Filler CC Cream to give it a thorough testing. I’ve been using it quite regularly for a few weeks, now, and I think it’s telling that I’ve been wearing it way above and beyond the amount I’d need to use it to give it a proper test. I’ve tried it in just about every way imaginable – with moisturiser, without moisturiser, layered over serum, under foundation, buffed on with a brush, blended with fingertips, finished with a quick dusting of Chanel’s Les Beiges or Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder…
They key thing that stood out for me with the Hyaluron-Filler was that it felt so intensely hydrating. Even used without a moisturiser underneath the CC Cream spread easily and blended out beautifully, feeling very plumping and comfortable. If I needed a moisturiser at all, then it was just a light one – on most mornings I’d simply layer the CC over a serum. I suppose this should have come as no surprise, really, because the name of the product kind of gives things away: Hyaluron-Filler. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, which helps to prevent moisture loss from the skin and make everything look a lot plumper and filled out, as well as working on wrinkles and fine lines to prevent them deepening. As far as ingredients go, a nice visible-anti-ager – it definitely brings some juiciness and life back into my sleep-deprived skin!
So anti-wrinkle properties, then, but what about the makeup element of the CC Cream? Well, it’s quite a sheer coverage cream but for me the benefit is in the way that the Hyaluron-Filler corrects and evens-out the tone, rather than providing a full-face base. As you know, I’m a champion of the “barely there” makeup look – at least on my days off! A few years ago I might have just gone completely makeup free, but I do find now that my skin needs a bit of a boost – a sheeny glow, a hint of a tint – to make it look healthy and well-rested. I like that I can very quickly apply the CC with fingertips without having to be overly careful about tide-marks and so on; this is easy and convenient complexion perfecting. Sheeny, tone-correcting and with a shot of warm colour. I’ve put more than I need on my forehead below so that you can see the tone:
..and below the finished result. No added concealer or powder of any kind. I hope that the photo demonstrates the difference in complexion – definitely brighter and with less redness around the nose and darkness beneath the eyes.
The skin on my forehead looks, I think, smoother and plumper – I did wait around twenty minutes before taking my “after” photograph, so I don’t know whether the effects were instant or not! Either way, I really like the finish. It’s not greasy at all, and (importantly for me) no chalkiness or feeling of grottiness from the SPF.
I wasn’t familiar with the Eucerin brand before this trial; I’d heard great things about their cleansers and creams, but the lean seemed to be towards dry skin and mine was – until recently – combination. I’m impressed with the CC – though it smells very suntan-lotiony, which isn’t my ideal scent. It doesn’t particularly put me off, but I did spend the whole of my pregnancy thinking that all of my beauty products smelt of stale cat wee, so a bit of SPF-scent isn’t going to deter me! Has anyone else tried this CC? Let me know your thoughts – you can find it online at Boots.com, it’s £28.
*this trial post is sponsored by Eucerin