It is not an uncommon practice for a K-beauty brand to release an item but with two variation of it to accommodate the different skin types. For example, the popular Soybean Energy Essence from Innisfree which has two versions: the original catering for the normal/dry skin users and the newly introduced Soybean Energy Essence – Light which is meant for the combination/oily skin users. Similarly for creams and lotions, we do observe the same practice too. Like Thefaceshop Chia Seed Intense Hydrating Cream versus Thefaceshop Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Cream. Both are from the same Chia Seed line with just a tiny difference; the first one is a simple hydrating cream targeted for normal/dry skin users while the latter is highly recommended for combination/oily skin users because of its mattifying and sebum normalizing formula. So you see, it is really not an uncommon practice in the beauty industry to have an item from a line that comes with two (or more) variants/finishing. For discerning shoppers, I am pretty sure you’d have no difficulty in sussing out between the lines when you are doing your shopping.
So, a product with two very different finishes yet from the same line, such is the case for the products I will be reviewing today, the CC Cushions from Thefaceshop in Ultra Moisture and Intense Cover.
Read on to find out more about it!
First, a little something from the brand:
According to the brand, TheFaceShop CC Cushion – Ultra Moisture & Intense Cover is/has:
- Both variants of CC cushions are moisturizing, containing serum with essential oil for nourishing and shine
- Features a handmade oil blending formula
- CC Cushion Intense Cover offers a good coverage with moisturizing benefits
- CC Cushion Ultra Moisture offers a dewy finish with moisturizing benefits
- According to the press release:
- these new cushions offer the color correction ability of traditional CC cream coupled with the moisturizing abilities of cushion foundation.
- featuring an ultra-low molecular Hyaluronic acid that provides deep moisture
- flower essential formula containing 7 different flower oil essences for bright and radiant complexion
- CC Cushion Intense Cover provides a strong coverage effect and is clinically proven for 25 hours lasting moisture and coverage
- CC Cushion Ultra Moisture provides moisture as if applying an essential serum and is clinically proven for 25 hours lasting moisture and radiance
Below is my experience with the TheFaceShop CC Cushion Ultra Moisture:
While on the subject of the press kit, I want to show you why TheFaceShop have the most interesting and interactive press kit design!
So there, you see why I said that the press kit of TheFaceShop is well designed, interesting and interactive? I like!
And now onto the rest of the experience with more pictures…
Now, onto the CC Cushion Intense Cover…
Obviously I enjoyed the Intense Cover version a lot better, but please read on later to understand why Ultra Moisture got the rating it did.
Roaring view for [TheFaceShop CC Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ in Ultra Moisture & Intense Cover]:
|Product’s packaging||:||Round compact container with a lighter hue of grey for Ultra Moisture and a darker hue of grey for Intense Cover|
|Product’s texture||:||Smooth, lightweight BB liquid|
|Product’s scent||:||Reminiscent of new kitchen sponge (hence the low ratings)|
|Price point||:||Product was kindly sponsored by the kind folks at TheFaceShop Singapore; however, both versions of CC Cushions are retailing for SGD$29.90|
|To find out where the TheFaceShop outlets are in Singapore, please click here.|
|Try-out period||:||Daily, for 8 weeks (including 9 days in Seoul)|
Everyone knows that I am a fan of cushion foundations and I have quite a bit in my stash. To me, a good cushion foundation should be one that provides good coverage, wears decently long without darkening, keep the skin hydrated, and more importantly, does not get clumpy, patchy, or blotchy over the hours.
However, durability and blotchiness are both dependent on the skin profile and type (or formula) of cushion. With my skin being combination type, the CC Cushion Ultra Moisture did not last very long on me and when my nose and forehead starts getting oily, the foundation starts to wear off and even appears blotchy. In general, when I was testing the CC Ultra Moisture Cushion, the shine comes on in the first few hours of wearing and the blotchiness started showing after the 4/5 hour mark. With the above-mentioned issues which I encountered, the ratings for the CC Ultra Moisture Cushion is as it is. This is definitely a good cushion for wintery season, or someone with drier skin profile.
Moving on to the other cushion, the CC Intense Cover Cushion, I actually enjoyed this version so much, so much better. In terms of durability, this cushion lasted about 6~8 hours. There is no oil-regulating or sebum control function in the Intense Cover formula so I do notice the shine come 3/4 hour of wearing it. Pretty typical of cushion/liquid foundation with no oil control function and with a hydrating base.
Recently, I traveled to Seoul for 9 days for a short holiday. The average temperature there was about 5°C in the day and -8°C in the night. On the first day there, the cushion that I brought with me with an oil-controlling function, made my skin felt dry and uncomfortable. Even smiling hurts! But lucky for me, I actually foresaw this problem when I was packing my toiletries and I brought along my TheFaceShop x Jeremyville CC Intense Cover Cushion in V201 with me as a backup and I was so lucky I did because oh man, the cushion wore beautifully on me and it last and it last all day long. The 7 flowers oil essence kept my skin so hydrated even against the harsh and dry wind. In such a cold, chilly weather, I did not perspire at all nor secrete too much oil on my skin and therefore the Intense Cover cushion wore on so perfectly throughout.
Although now that I am back in Singapore – with a warm and humid weather – I can see myself wearing the Intense Cover cushion more than the Ultra Moisture cushion just as long as my oil control setting powder and blotting paper are both within reach.
|Will i recommend it?||:||Speaking from a combination/oily skin user’s perspective, yes to Intense cover but no to Ultra moisture|
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