Beauty Trend: Clinique and Chanel Launch CC Creams

Chanel 'complete correction' CC cream ©Chanel
Chanel ‘complete correction’ CC cream ©Chanel

Skincare company Clinique and luxury brand Chanel are the latest brands to jump on the CC cream trend, with new products set to hit stores this spring and summer.

‘Color Control’ or CC creams have been one of the beauty industry’s biggest growth products, growing from a South Korean skincare trend into a global phenomenon. CC creams can be used independently or with a foundation, and provide a mix of color correction, protection from UV rays, and moisturizing ingredients. Like the closely related BB (beauty or blemish balm) creams, CC creams moisturize and deal with blemishes, but also provide more significant coverage and even tone.

Last fall cosmetics brand Olay launched its first CC cream, and now Clinique has joined the multitasking skin cream trend, with the launch of a Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Color Corrector.

They have also been joined by global luxury giant Chanel. Until now, Chanel’s CC cream was exclusively available in Asia, where the color correction trend first started. Now the brand has announced that the Chanel CC cream will appear in European stores from July 19.

Clinique’s new offering aims to hydrate and protect the skin (with an anti UV ingredient), while also providing a cosmetic color correction effect. There are six shades to offer a range of options for different skin tones and the Clinique CC cream will hit the first stores from March 31, available for €35.00 for 40ml, before rolling out on April 26 at all Clinique counters in the UK.

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