We all know how popular Korean skincare is. From cleansers and sheet masks to makeup and nail care, over the last few years, we have been blessed with not only amazing products but also incredible knowledge on how to better care for our skin.
They even have a particular order in which to apply your skincare products.
Today, we’ll be discussing the cosmetic side of Korean Beauty CC Creams in particular. Now, for those who don’t know the difference between CC Creams, BB Creams, and foundations, let’s provide a quick explanation.
CC Creams are kind of like a foundation, tinted moisturizer, and color corrector with some added skincare benefits thrown in. They can be used alone as a foundation or underneath your foundation as a primer. Here are some of the best color correcting products available on the market today.
- The 10 Best Korean CC Creams:
- 1. Erborian CC Cream High-Def Skin Perfector
- 2. Banila CO IT Radiant CC Cream with SPF 30 PA++
- 3. Momo Queen Mushroom Head Air Cushion CC Cream
- 4. Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream
- 5. It’s Skin Radiant Star CC Cream and Sunscreen
- 6. Etude House CC Cream
- 7. Spdoo Waterproof Whitening Moisturizing Air Cushion CC Cream Foundation Highlight Makeup
- 8. Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion Cream
- 9. Myconos Magic BB CC Moist Air Cushion Compact Korean Cover Foundation SPF50+
- 10. The Face Shop Face It Aura CC Cream
- Final Thoughts
The 10 Best Korean CC Creams:
1. Erborian CC Cream High-Def Skin Perfector
Erborian CC Cream contains skincare heroes Vitamin E and honey and is enriched with SPF 25 to protect your skin. Available in 3 shades, this product combines the most sophisticated Korean skincare technologies with high-quality ingredients.
These ingredients are derived from herbs found in traditional Korean medicine. This cream helps to boost radiance while protecting and hydrating skin. It also blurs imperfections and reduces fine lines and signs of fatigue. This formula is cruelty-free and is free of sulfates (SLS & SLES), parabens, oxybenzone, Triclosan, and Triclocarban.
2. Banila CO IT Radiant CC Cream with SPF 30 PA++
This 3-in-1 CC Cream hydrates, smooths, and soothes skin. The vegan formula is clinically tested to deliver broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and contains SPF 30.
The Banilla CO IT CC Cream is infused with White Flower Water to balance skin texture and is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. This product can be used as a primer under the foundation or used alone.
3. Momo Queen Mushroom Head Air Cushion CC Cream
Momo Queen CC Cream contains multiple skin-nourishing plant ingredients to prevent skin allergies and enhance moisture. It is light and breathable and has a multifunctional concealer effect.
Available in 5 shades, this formula is cruelty-free and waterproof, making it perfect for outdoor activities. It also promises all-day wear and comes with a unique mushroom head applicator. The applicator is similar to a beauty sponge in the fact that it grows when activated with water.
4. Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream
Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream contains SPF 35 provided by 100 percent mineral UV protection against UVA/UVB rays. Ideal for sensitive skin types, this lightweight CC Cream is infused with essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 to neutralize discoloration and blotchiness while minimizing inflammation. Rich in Vitamin C and natural alpha-hydroxy acids, this formula helps skin appear smoother and brighter.
The brightening apple extract and light-reflecting mica minerals deliver instant luminosity and skin clarity. This product also softens the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. It contains sodium hyaluronate (a molecule that attracts hydration) and is infused with red seaweed and Irish Moss. Available in 4 shades, Supergoop! Daily Correct CC Cream provides lightweight coverage and feel.
5. It’s Skin Radiant Star CC Cream and Sunscreen
It’s Skin Radiant Star CC Cream is a 7-in-1 multi cream. It is described as a moisturizer, skin brightener, anti-wrinkle serum, sunscreen, BB Cream, primer, and illuminator all in one product. Great for covering up spots, blemishes, and wrinkles while balancing color, this could also be used as a concealer as well.
Containing hyaluronic acid, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, propolis, ascorbic acid, and coconut oil, this product provides light coverage and is enriched with SPF 36 PA++. This moisturizing formula also promises all-day wear.
6. Etude House CC Cream
This 8-in-1 multi-function CC Cream is recommended number 1 for oily skin and number 2 for normal to dry skin. It provides natural coverage with magically changing color capsules.
This product primes conceals, protects, treats, and hydrates skin in one easy step. Etude House CC Cream is available in 2 different texture types. One for dry skin and one for oily skin. It can also be used alone or under foundation as a primer.
If you have an oily skin and searching a good primer, check our article about oily skin primers!
7. Spdoo Waterproof Whitening Moisturizing Air Cushion CC Cream Foundation Highlight Makeup
Spdoo Waterproof Whitening Moisturizing Air Cushion CC Cream Foundation Highlight Makeup uses a micro-corrector applicator sponge to apply evenly and smoothly to erases dark circles and fine lines, invisible pores. This product can improve dark circles, uneven skin tone and dullness, smooth the skin, and brighten skin tone.
This formula has a delicate texture. It is light and breathable and conceals effectively, covering dark spots and discoloration, leaving the skin delicate and white. This product visibly diminishes the appearance of puffiness around the eyes and delivers smooth, flawless application.
Related: check article about Korean eye creams!
It also moisturizes the skin, improves dryness and tightness and comes with a removable sponge airbrush head for easy cleaning to prevent bacterial growth.
8. Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion Cream
Manifesting a porcelain-like complexion through the innovative technology of Silk Glaze, Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion Cream goes on smoothly and absorbs to deliver nutrition into the skin.
Composed of 53.2 percent skincare moisturizing ingredients, their unique Silk Glaze Technology of powder coated with a traditional Korean herbal emulsion provides a foundation-like coverage and conceals spots while leaving skin clear and smooth.
9. Myconos Magic BB CC Moist Air Cushion Compact Korean Cover Foundation SPF50+
Myconos Magic CC Moist Air Cushion Compact contains SPF 50 and provides all day wear and protection. Providing a foundation like coverage, this product also contains olive fruit extract, propolis extract, and betula alba juice.
This product can be too light for deeper skin tones, making it difficult to use for those with deep complexions.
Fun fact: Cushion compacts are one of the most popular forms of beauty packaging in Korea.
10. The Face Shop Face It Aura CC Cream
Face It CC Cream is a color-controlling cream that brightens your complexion, while providing 12-hour coverage and hydration. This product’s long wear time can be owed to its innovative darkening-proof formula. The makeup is able to stay morning-fresh and bright.
The 12-hour hydration promotes a clear and lively skin tone. It is super bendable and has a buildable texture that allows buildable coverage and easy touch ups on the go.
Before we go, here are a few tips to consider when using or purchasing CC Cream. We hope that you find these helpful.
- While most CC Creams may sound as though they should be worn as a primer under foundation, it is perfectly fine to wear them in lieu of a foundation especially if you are uncomfortable with foundation.
- Many CC Creams say that they should be applied with the fingertips, however, using a brush or a blending sponge will provide a more flawless or airbrushed look if being worn as a foundation.
- No time for full makeup or your full skincare routine? Applying a quick layer of CC Cream is a great idea, especially if it contains SPF. Just add some mascara and some lip gloss and you’re ready to go.
Joan S. Wilson is a lifelong makeup and skincare enthusiast. She used to work as a makeup artist for 5 years. Joan is always curious and wants to learn more when it comes to makeup and skincare. She tries her best to make other people’s skin health better. This is why Joan is so passionate about writing articles on beauty topics. She always looks for products that are high-quality, dermatologist-tested, and does that it says on the label. In every article, she shares her knowledge to make your life healthier and happier!