IllumiKate CC Cream

Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ (Light)

Availability: In stock

2 points per dollar


This multifunctional tinted complexion correcting cream instantly minimizes the look of imperfections with buildable coverage. Broad spectrum SPF 50+ protects skin from the sun’s harmful rays while known brightening agents Arbutin, Licorice Extract and Natural Amino Acids help improve and even out skin tone for more luminous, younger-looking skin over time.

  • Provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ / PA+++ sun protection
  • Albatin, Licorice Extract, and naturally occurring Arbutin help to brighten the appearance of discoloration
  • Moisturizing Sodium Hyaluronate minimizes water loss and improves the appearance of skin 
  • Chicory Root Extract helps to improve the integrity of the skin’s natural barrier function
  • Natural buildable coverage reveals a flawless look
  • Available in five illuminating shades: Extra Fair, Fair, Light, Light/Medium, and Medium

How to Use

AM. Use once a day. Apply a thin, even layer to face. Use alone or layer over a treatment serum.


Active ingredients: Octinoxate, 7.5%, Octisalate, 5.0%, Oxybenzone, 3.0%, Titanium Dioxide, 6.6%

Inactive ingredients:
Water/Aqua/ Eau, Phenyl Trimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Butylene Glycol, C20-40 Pareth-3, Arbutin, Caprylyl Methicone, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Glycereth-26, Silica, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Lecithin, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Aminoethylphosphinic Acid, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Decylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth-2, Cellulose Gum, PEG-32, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica. [May Contain +/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499)]

    • I received a free sample of this with another purchase. First I should mention that the color was too dark for my skin and gave me an orange tint. However other than that it worked fine. It did not seem to illuminate my skin like I expected nor did it stay on my face for very long. However while it was on it covered the flaws I expected too and looked fine. Overall I would be willing to give it another shot in a different shade.

      (Posted on 4/15/14) Review by Elizabeth
    • I wasn't sure whether to go with Fair or Light. Tried this in-store and found that I could go with either one. The Light has a pink base, Fair has a yellow base but they seem to have about the same color depth. I went with Light as it matched my slightly pink, pale skin tone a bit better. Used over the Quench, a tiny bit freshens my complexion and makes my face feel very smooth and soft. It has a distinct "sunscreen" odor that dissipates quickly. As with BB creams, I prefer to spread this on with my fingers and then use a brush to tap more product on where I need extra coverage. Very nice product.

      (Posted on 1/2/14) Review by Rachel
    • i use this every day. excellent sunscreen with color that matches my skin tone. my staple

      (Posted on 12/29/13) Review by syeda sarah
    • This is the best CC cream made. I have used at least a dozen different brands of CC or BB creams and tinted moisturizers. This product stands alone. It has the best coverage. The bottle looks small, but you don't have to use much at all. It spreads on so easily! It is not thick and goopy like some reviews have said. The consistency is just right. This is my go to coverage for everyday use. It can look natural or you can dress it up with blush and the works!

      (Posted on 12/19/13) Review by Lisa
    • I love this CC cream! It is the only one where I don't feel like I look yellow. IllumiKate blends evenly onto your skin. The best part... a little goes a LONG way!

      (Posted on 9/22/13) Review by Samantha
    • I love the Kate Somerville skin care line and when i saw this at a local beauty boutique, i knew i had to get it! Turns out it was a great decision, love it!1 Easily blends and leaves a nice glow. Coverage is more than tinted moisturizer but less than a full foundation. Best CC Cream i have tried. Thanks Kate!

      (Posted on 9/21/13) Review by Meghan
    • Another great product from Kate. The only thing I found a challenge was selecting the color choice. I have light skin with some pink cool undertones and if I flush I get redness in my skin. I ordered the light and it is the best choice for me. I originally was going to order the fair and I am glad I did not. The coverage is seem less and lightweight. It is a buildable coverage which you can control. I use my TM #55 blender brush to apply and it is fantastic.

      A video on the website may be helpful. I was glad to see Kate on QVC demonstrating this product. If you go to their website and look up this product there is a place to click on video which I think would be helpful when making the color choice.

      Kate keep the makeup products coming....a request for blush, eye shadow, etc.

      (Posted on 8/27/13) Review by Kimberly
    • This cream/foundation has a light to medium coverage and a little goes a long way. The color I selected is perfect, which is shocking when ordering online. This is definitely a product they should offer as samples, nevertheless I did luck out. What I love most about this cream is the texture and for me, gives the right amount of coverage You will not look like you're wearing a mask; a very even and natural look. I'm also very happy it doesn't dry out my skin, but we're still in the humid/summer months so I'll be interested to see how it holds up in the winter.
      It will not completely cover dark spots, but minimizes them. I found its creamy texture very similar to a French foundation and is over $100, but the IllumiKate has a higher 50+ SPF. Highly recommend--another fab product from KS.

      (Posted on 8/19/13) Review by Anne

Clincal Results

* 100% of women reported that, when they used this product, their skin appeared luminous.
* 71% of women said their lines and wrinkles appeared less visible.
* 100% of women reported their skin looked and felt moisturized all day long.
*Results based on an independent Clinical Study.