Three women share their problem skin stories and the make-up brand that works for themMarch 18, 2020
In our quest for beautiful-looking skin, chances are we’ve all tried to cover up blemishes, dark spots and redness at one time or another.
One skin-loving beauty brand is approaching problem skin with everyday solutions that fit inside our make-up bags.
Now available at Boots, IT Cosmetics is a range of innovative products that combine skincare with make-up using high-performance formulas.
Their number 1 hero product seems to have changed everything for three real women with everyday problem skin.
We spoke to them about their skin concerns and how IT Cosmetics’ multi-tasking CC+ Cream has helped them look and feel more confident about their skin.
MY SKIN PROBLEM: REDNESS
Make-up enthusiast Rose, 30, has been on a quest to find foundations help to deliver coverage for her redness and moisturise her skin.
That’s why she fell head over heels for IT Cosmetics’ all-in-one CC+ Cream.
‘The CC+ Cream blew me away,’ enthuses beauty blogger Rose, who’s tried so many complexion products to cover her redness.
‘Ever since I was a teenager I’ve had quite a rosy complexion, with a raised texture, but it got progressively worse as I got older. As a result, I try to avoid any skincare that’s too rich but this can make my skin dry and leave make-up looking cracked or streaky as the day goes on.’
The CC+ Cream camouflages skin imperfections such as redness, dark spots and pigmentation with radiant coverage.
Rose adds: ‘The CC+ Cream is so much more than a foundation – you can tell because not only does it cover my redness with impressive coverage, it hydrates my skin too.
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IT Cosmetics CC+ was the product tested by all three of our real women – and they loved it!
All three women had results with IT Cosmetics for full coverage over their problem skin areas, plus hydration.
Available at Boots.com, the CC+ Cream (£32) comes in 12 shades.
If you love concealers, then the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer (£25, Boots) is a must-have. For your eye area, it delivers high coverage for your dark circles. If pores are your concern, Bye Bye Pores Powder (£26, Boots) helps to achieve a poreless look.
Beauty fans also love their award-winning Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil (£20, Boots) with an oval tip, as well as the Superhero Mascara (£21, Boots).
‘Rather than layering on a number of products – something for coverage, something for glow, something for hydration – this is one easy product that does all these things!’
Since using the CC+ Cream, Rose says she hasn’t stopped receiving compliments about her naturally-healthy glow.
She adds: ‘The fresh, dewy-looking finish makes my skin look naturally healthy as if I’ve had a great night’s sleep.
‘On a bad skin day, no one would know it’s bright red underneath and I don’t feel self-conscious about it, anymore.
‘I just feel lovely when I’m wearing this CC+ Cream, like the best version of myself.’
MY SKIN PROBLEM: PIGMENTATION
Like Rose, 29-year-old performer DioMara has grown frustrated with ‘problematic’ skin during her 20s.
After experiencing breakouts as a teenager, she lacked confidence with no make-up on and really wants a product to cover her pigmentation and scars.
She says: ‘When I look in the mirror without makeup, I see a very vibrant skin tone, but a lot of imperfections, such as dark marks and a lot of oiliness.
‘As a teenager, my skin would regularly flare up with blemishes, which have left me with pigmentation scars all over my face.
‘Although I love the way I look naturally, I would really like it if my skin looked clearer because sometimes when I’m not wearing make-up, I feel very exposed. I don’t usually show people my bare skin.’
DioMara tried IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream in the shade ‘Rich Honey’ and was impressed by the level of coverage.
She explains: ‘CC+ Cream covered my blemishes.
‘It’s a really rich shade that matches my skin tone perfectly and blends right into my skin, smoothing and evening the look of my complexion. I’m so pleased!’
DioMara adds: ‘Now when I look in the mirror, I see a fresh complexion and brightness that shows all over my face. If I was happy when I didn’t know about CC+ Cream, I’m even happier now.
‘Maybe my confidence was about a seven out of 10 before, but in the CC+ Cream it’s beyond 10! I feel powerful.’
MY SKIN PROBLEM: BLEMISHES
DioMara isn’t the only one to struggle with scarring after breakouts.
Kate, 26, has been looking for an easy way to even out her complexion, over red bumps and scars, that left her make-up looking effortless.
She explains: ‘I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who dashes out of the house in a bit of red lipstick and some mascara, but I’m just not confident enough about my skin.
‘Ever since I reached my 20s, my complexion has been getting worse, with clusters of blemishes on my chin and top lip that often leave a scar. It’s frustrating because I find that sometimes when I wear make-up, concealer bunches up in those problem areas and draws even more attention.
‘Sometimes, my skin issues do hold me back in everyday life because I feel insecure about it.’
Like Rose and DioMara, Kate wanted long-lasting coverage but also an everyday beauty product that was easy to apply for any occasion.
As well as coming in 12 different shades, IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream is available in three varieties: Original, Illuminating and Matte.
On the results she’s had with the original fan-favourite CC+ Cream, Kate gushes: ‘The CC+ Cream has given me the confidence boost I needed!
‘My blemishes seemed to vanish under the coverage, leaving me with a glowing complexion.
‘What I love most about the CC+ Cream is that it’s so easy to apply, meaning I’ve achieved that carefree beauty regime I want! Plus, I didn’t have to use much so I can tell it’s going to last a long time.’
She adds: ‘My skin looks beautiful and it doesn’t even look like I’m wearing make-up – I still look like me. I can’t stop smiling.’