Tested on animals:Yes
It seems everyone's getting on board the BB and CC cream train these days and StriVectin is no exception. Despite our consternation with Strivectin's questionable skin care claims and formulas in general we're happy to report that their entry into the CC market is a cut above their competition.
Before we get down to the heart of our review, a note about BB and CC creams: Basically, the categories are a lot of marketing hype. Generally, BB creams from U.S. cosmetics brands are similar to a tinted moisturizer, whereas BB creams from Asia are generally thicker and have a high SPF rating. CC creams are more like liquid foundations, but not always. BB and CC creams typically provide sun protection (but not always!), and may or may not include beneficial ingredients like antioxidants or skin-lightening agents. Neither BB nor CC creams are as revolutionary as they are made out to be, and there is certainly no consistency among products from different brands—which can make choosing one very difficult!
That aside, we have to say that StriVectin's Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Face Tint With Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Whew! What a name!) is one of the best CC creams we've encountered. Housed in a squeeze tube, the fragrance-free formula has a lightweight, creamy consistency that's a breeze to blend, and it feels elegant.
Clinical Corrector blends seamlessly into the skin for sheer to medium coverage, and dries to a natural-looking dewy (not greasy) finish. Its long-lasting moisturizing feel makes it a good option for normal to dry skin, and it doesn't fade throughout the day.
More bonuses for this CC cream! It provides true broad-spectrum sun protection, and contains some skin-beneficial ingredients for good measure. It's also fragrance-free, which is always a good thing!
Clinical Corrector comes in two shades, both of which are natural-looking on their intended skin tones, although the lightest shade is a bit dark for those with the fairest of skin tones.
- Lightweight, creamy consistency that's easy to blend.
- Natural-looking dewy finish with sheer to medium coverage.
- Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
- Includes skin-beneficial ingredients and is fragrance-free.
- Doesn't fade throughout the day.
- The lightest shade might be too dark for those with very fair skin tones.