Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. Brace yourself for sweaty outdoor workouts and prep for clear, healthy skin all summer long by lying off of heavy-handed makeup application, particularly pre-workout. Since we (regrettably) can’t rely on Instagram filters in real life, we’ve singled out our trusty CC Cream, which effectively toes the line between makeup and skincare.
This hybrid product works wonders to not only achieve low maintenance, luminous coverage, but also performs double duty to hydrate and protect skin from the sun. While CC Cream is not new on the market, (you may even already be using one in the place of a primer in your current routine), it’s unquestionably our choice antidote for pre and post perspiration coverage this summer.
Stash one of these super-duty creams in your gym bag for a gentle color correcting remedy that locks in moisture, reduces redness, evens skin tone, and provides SPF coverage.
Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Tone Correcting Moisturizer with Sunscreen, $23
This highly coveted drugstore gem is both an anti-aging moisturizer and a full-force sunscreen, available at an affordable price for sun dwellers looking for minimal coverage.
Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30, $45
With built-in retinoid-like ingredients and time-released treatments for stimulating cell renewal, this clinically tested formula will work while you work.
Kate Somerville Illumikate CC Cream SPF 50, $48
A little goes a long way with this full coverage brightening cream, containing Licorice Extract and Natural Amino Acids, which help improve and even out skin tone for instantly younger-looking skin.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+, $38
Developed by plastic surgeons, this nutrient-packed formula is infused with goodies like vitamins, and exotic natural botanicals for long-term brightening and color-correcting benefits.
By Terry Cellularose CC Cream, $86
What this brightening serum lacks in SPF, it makes up for in all-natural, high quality botanical ingredients. With a soft rose scent and velvety smooth texture, it adds an instant touch of luxury to any routine.