I first saw Rachel K CC Creams when I was at Guardian One Utama in KL, walking around with fellow bloggers Sukie and Steph. We tested it on our hands and thought it was interesting. The L’Oreal Infallible eye shadows were just out so if I’m not mistaken, we went to check that out, not thinking too much about this.
Coincidentally, I was sent these about a month ago and I was naturally stoked. I forgot about it, but remembered being curious. Rachel K Mineral Color Control Blemish Balm is formulated with pure minerals so it is suitable for all skin types. It also has SPF35 protection, but I always wear a separate sunscreen before bases. It comes in a 30ml tube which I think is easy to handle. The Neutral pink tube is sticky to touch, so I’m sure it’s just a dud of the pack. The Original black tube is just fine.
Here is an abstract I took from the press kit, just to let you know the functions of some of the ingredients.
White Tea extract absorbs, weakens and neutralizes free radicals continuously and also provide protection from increasingly harsh environmental factors such as pollution, dust, and chemicals in the air. It boosts the immunity of skin cells and prevents wrinkling and pigmentation.
Green Tea Leaf extract is rich in antioxidants and boasts anti-inflammatory and natural disinfecting properties.
Deep Sea Water gives resilience and moistness to the skin and allows for better skin permeability.
Macadamia Nut Oil is an ideal anti-aging supplement for cosmetics, due to its high content of palmitoleic acid, an essential component of human sebum, which is lost with aging.
Natural Vitamin E protects body tissues from breakdown and signs of photo aging, and aids in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, age spots.
Other than the ingredients listed in the photo below, I also want to point you out to the bottom of the photo which says Shelf Life: 3 years. There’s also the 4-step pictorial instruction on how to use it, but I think most of us know how to apply it. I like to squeeze some onto my fingers, gently pat on my face, and after about a minute or two, it will set to a powdery finish.
I still powder my T-zone because that’s where it gets oily, but I don’t see a need to powder my cheeks or chin. The Original is much lighter than Neutral, and it is also much pinker than Neutral. Original is for the lighter skinned while Neutral is suitable for those with medium skin tone. For me, Original has a slight brightening effect while Neutral is very natural. The CC Cream doesn’t last as long as my liquid foundation when worn alone. After the 6th hour, there isn’t much trace of the CC Cream left. While it doesn’t make me shiny, I do need to blot once after the 3rd hour mark. Do bear in mind I have normal / combination skin. I suspect those with VERY oily skin will have problem with this.
Below is the before after shot for you to see. Rachel K CC Cream gives light to medium coverage. In fact, in the photos, you might not notice much difference. See the little spot on my chin? The redness is just barely covered. Oh, and sorry for the unblended spot near the corner of my mouth. I only noticed it when I was editing the photos. So while my skin is evened out and while it doesn’t oxidize on me, I would need concealers to cover some spots. Given, my skin has been good to me lately, so I can get away with some undereye concealer and a light dusting of powder on top of this CC cream. I like the light texture of this and I seem to reach for it very often, especially the Original one.
Rachel K CC Cream is sold exclusively at selected Guardian outlets and they retail for RM45.90 each. Have you seen it around? I can’t find it at Guardian Kinta City Ipoh, but have yet to check the one at Ipoh Parade. Have you tried this? How do you like it?