Hi! long time no see!
I was given this product as an early birthday gift from a beloved friend of mine and since it’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a base product I thought it would be absolutely perfect.
This is also the first time I’m trying out a product from Touch in Sol aswell, which is a little bit weird for me since I love K-Beauty and I have heard a lot of good stuff about the brand.
It was a bit difficult to get a proper product description since most of the information both on the packaging and the internet is in Korean, but I’ll try my best 🙂
This CC Cream is an all in one product offering protection from the external environment, but also to moisturize skin while providing coverage without feeling heavy on skin. It helps with UV Block, wrinkle improvement and whitening.
Contains natural ingredients like Centella Asiatica Extract, Pearl Powder, Collagen Extract, Lotus and Cherry Blossom Extract.
This CC Cream has an SPF 30 and PA++
It contains 1.0.14 fl.oz / 30 ml of product
I adore the packaging as it is both sleek but still sturdy. It is made of plastic but it does not look or feel cheap or flimsy.
I will always prefer any base product that comes in a pump bottle, it is more hygienic and easier to use + it keeps the content safe from the environment and fresh for longer.
But one thing I love in particular with this product is that you can see through the packaging how much product is left. This is thanks to a lever at the bottom that goes up with every pump, to me this also means that, unlike a lot of other types of containers, which also means that there won’t be a struggle to get all the product used up.
It is ridiculously practical and I’d wish other pump bottles had the same feature.
Other than that I think the decor on the bottle is really cute, very inspired by “social media” is what first comes to my mind.
The first thing of notice is how thick the formula is compared to my favourite foundation The Body Shop: Fresh Nude Foundation
I was very terrified that this would look cakey on my skin but I am pleasantly surprised about how nice it feels and looks.
I would describe this as being high coverage with a semi matte finish + blurring effect. I normally dislike any base product with high coverage because they often look cakey or makes me feel/look like I have a mask on.
This however looks beautiful on my skin.
It feels lightweight and it gives a blurred effect aswell. I tested this without ANY primer and it still gave me a flawless complexion. Another thing of notice is that after it dries down a bit, it really looks like I have used primer+foundation+setting powder aka the full routine that I rarely do.
My skin is of the oily/combo type and I gotta say that this works perfectly during humid warm weather, which we’ve had lately, as this seems to absorb a lot of the oils my skin produce while still looking decent.
A strange thing about this is that while it is matte and high coverage, it still looks glowing on skin.
It also smells really good of cherry blossoms, but it’s not an intense scent more like whiff.
Below I’ve added two photos for you to discern the coverage/finish since it was difficult for me to get a quality photo of me wearing this.
Yes I know the first photo is darker than the one below but I have not manipulated the results and I thought that since my veins are very noticeable it would be a perfect spot to showcase the coverage.
Touch in Sol Pretty Filter Light It Up CC Cream on the left and The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation in shade Chelsea Porcelain 010 on the right.
This is unfortunately where this product falls short. It comes in one shade only, which is often what people always bring up when it comes to Korean base products.
I’ve provided a comparison picture here between this and my absolute holy grail foundation.
The shade is just a hint too dark for me and it also has a slight warm undertone. It is not a god awful look if you’re only looking at my face since it does not make me look orange but rather like I’ve been out in the sun for a couple of hours, but you can see a difference between my neck and face.
I don’t think this is a formula where I can use a powder or buy some colour adjusting drops without ruining the finish and all the things I enjoy about this product, so this saddens me because I love love how this looks on my skin.
I’m not sure if you can see the difference between my neck and face very clearly but it is there.
I am so sad that the shade is wrong for me.
This is such a beautiful base product that is super easy to use, like I said above it really both feels and looks like I’ve done the whole primer+base+setting powder routine.
Everything about this product surprised me in a positive way as I did initially believe I would hate this.
Can I recommend this?
If you are just a hint darker than me with a neutral/warm undertone with combo/oily skin ( I don’t think this is suitable for someone with dry skin )