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1 Fl. Oz.
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Description

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 and neck. Use alone or layer over a treatment serum.
Ingredients

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)]

Clinical 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.

 

Customer Reviews for

Illumikate CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++

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  • ROBIN

    NOTTINGHAM, PA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Better than mineral powder foundation

    7/24/14

    I used to use mineral powder as my foundation, then decided to try this product after my daughter raved about her experiences with this item. I love it!! This gives my skin a much nicer look, has sunscreen in it and I no longer need concealer, just use a little extra product for under eye shadows or touch up spots. I highly recommend this item, you will be very pleased. Thanks, Kate, for another great product I can add to my daily skin care routine!!!

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  • Alison

    Sutton, MA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    High SPF, light gorgeous coverage

    7/15/14

    I was mixed when I received this product - first impression: great smell, but color seemed a little on the orange side for me. However, as soon as I smoothed it on my skin, I changed my tune. I was between two shades and choose the darker of he two, and the pigment smoothed on seamlessly and blended right into my skin. Color was not at all orangey when applied. It provides light coverage - enough to even out skin tone but actually enough to somewhat cover under eye circles (I still do use a dab of concealer.) Wonderful smell, as mentioned. Love that it has a physical sunscreen to layer over the chemical sunscreen (also Kate) that I apply first.
    The combo of the two sunscreen products does leave a "glowy" and not matte finish, but I find that works for my skin, doesn't accentuate fine lines and leaves a healthy looking complexion.

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  • Lauren

    Los Angeles, CA

    Skin Concern

    Sensitive

    Owned this product

    Less than 1 week

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Sweet

    6/19/14

    Cc cream and SPF! Double action!

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  • Sheri

    Sugar Land, TX

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    6 -12 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Love It!!

    6/19/14

    This is the only product I've found with sunscreen in it that is easy to wear every day. I love the coverage, color (I wear Light/Medium), and sun protection I get from it. A tiny bit goes a long way, so it lasts a long time. Slightly dewy. I wear it over a vitamin c serum. I wear it alone or sometimes I wear mineral foundation over it. I don't want to be without it!

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  • Clea

    Minneapolis, MN

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    6 -12 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Found it!

    6/19/14

    This stuff is fabulous! I tried just about every CC/BB cream at Sephora and they were all too heavy or made me break out, or the wrong color (too PINK!) so I tried this one, thinking that CC creams were probably not for me. The color (medium) is perfect for my slightly olive skin, at first I thought it was a little thick and thought I would only use for deep winter, but I realized that 2 (exactly 2) drops of water on my hand mixed into a pea sized drop of this stuff and it's perfection for me! Slightly luminizing, with sheer coverage with the added water, just enough to even things out, but I don't feel like I have a mask on. Now I don't go without it, and I was a no makeup girl for 25 years! And it does not break me out! Hallelujah!

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  • Adriana

    South San Francisco, CA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    Less than 1 week

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Amazing coverage

    6/18/14

    Wow! This CC cream is light and gives amazing coverage! I am highly impressed! Get it for yourself, I promise you won't be disappointed!

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  • Leslee

    Gig Harbor, WA

    Skin Concern

    Dry

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Happy

    6/11/14

    I have tried so many foundations, BB creams and CC creams and was never happy. They were either drying, too slick, no coverage or too thick. And I confess that I am a bit of a fickle makeup junkie, but I also confess that I am very happy with this CC cream. For one thing, it has a really nice consistency and coverage without being heavy. I have never been a fan of SPF (and at 58 years old I'm lucky I did nt do a lot of damage to my skin) but the SPF in this product is not obvious or bothersome. I also think it looks really nice because I have also been consistently using Kate's other skin care products. The color (2-light) is also perfect for my skin tone. Another winner.

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  • Adrianna

    AA

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Awesome!

    6/8/14

    This product is awesome! It covers up all my flaws while making a barrier between the elements and my skin. This works wonders on me and everyone should give this a try!

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  • Skylyn
    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Fav!!!

    5/10/14

    This stuff makes your skin look amazing! Super light doesn't feel heavy but still provides coverage. If I want less coverage I add a little of Kate's sunscreen. I have tried several CC creams this is the best by far!

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  • Sharon

    AA

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    great cream!

    4/28/14

    Love this! I have tried many tinted moisturizers and CC creams, but this has been my favorite. Size of bottle seems small, but a little bit goes a long way.

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  • Kat

    Berkeley, CA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Full coverage CC cream

    4/23/14

    I would put this in the mid- to full-coverage range. While it offers enough to cover a lot of unevenness in my skin and greatly minimize the need for concealer on blemishes, it feels lighter than other products that offer similar amounts of coverage. This can be applied more lightly for a daily look but also finishes well enough for a night out. The smell is pleasant, the color blends well and I am happy that there is a sunscreen that makes me look and feel great. I have yet to go wrong with a Kate product!

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  • Maryann

    AA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    6 -12 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Made my complexion look beautiful!

    4/15/14

    Wow... flawless looking skin, with a beautiful luminescence, and SPF50+ too! Am I in skincare heaven, or what? This is a lovely product that lasts all day for me, has great coverage, and is lightweight. My skin looks healthy, not made up. What's not to love? Another winner from Ms. Kate... thank you!!

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  • Nicole

    CA

    Skin Concern

    Acne

    Owned this product

    Less than 1 week

    Uses this Product

    A few times a month

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Nice coverage

    4/15/14

    This is quite a thick formula and covers the skin, so if you're looking for an alternative to a foundation and less of a moisturizer or traditional CC cream, then this is for you. If you're looking for something lighter, I wouldn't recommend this cream.

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  • Annika

    Seattle, WA

    Skin Concern

    Dry

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Once a week

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Nice, but...

    4/13/14

    This goes on very nice, but I found it to be very drying to my skin. A little while after putting it on, my nose and chin tend to flake. Also, the formula in the bottle separates (kind of like yellow mustard does...), and if you forget to shake it a little bit, the oil comes out first. Seems like some details about this cream still need to be worked out.

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  • SLF

    VA

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Love this!!

    4/9/14

    Most products that contain sunscreen usually cause my skin to break out. This one did not. It made my skin have a nice glow. It covers red spots and /or blemishes better than expected as well.

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  • Linda

    Buffalo, NY

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    This is my 4th purchase. Love it so much using it as gifts.

    4/5/14

    If you use a small amount, rub into fingertips before spreading on face, you'll get nice coverage. Then add in spots where you might need a bit more cover.
    I am using this product as birthday gifts because just telling someone it's great is not as effective. The shades are easy to get right.
    My skin does not reflect the harsh, interminable winter weather.
    Great container for travel.

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  • Lauren

    pooler, GA

    Skin Concern

    Discoloration

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Took some getting used to - now I can't live w/o it

    3/29/14

    When i first started using this product I was having some minor break outs - don't be discouraged! I think it just took my skin some time to adjust and realize the benefits of this product. Now I can't imagine a day without it. It gives you full coverage without feeling like you have a pound of makeup on.

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  • rdesigns

    AA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    6 -12 months

    Uses this Product

    Once a week

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Favorite CC Cream

    3/25/14

    I have tried many BB and CC creams, and IllumiKate is by far my favorite. It goes on very light, but it provides a very nice coverage and finish. I love that it has SPF 50 and is rated PA+++. It also does not irritate my sensitive skin.

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  • love

    chicago, IL

    Skin Concern

    Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    light

    3/23/14

    It is very light on my skin. But becuase it is not BB cream it does not cover scars and acne spots very well. I try to use two different colors to cover it up and it seems to work better.
    I recommend to people who does not need to cover up scars and dark spots a lot.

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  • Irene

    AA

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    love spf!

    3/21/14

    This is one of the only CC creams I've seen that has an SPF of 50!! That is awesome! It's great for the summertime. It has great coverage, but I feel like it's a bit too heavy for everyday wear for me. This would be great for a beach day or a sunny vacation!

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  • Christanna

    AA

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Love this sunscreen

    3/20/14

    I love this. Tinted sunscreen is the best and I love how it blends perfectly into my skin. It smells good and is easily usable with my Deep Tissue moisturizer. I'll get it again. :)

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  • honeydew

    Seattle, WA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    Less than 1 week

    Uses this Product

    Never

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    So wanted to Love

    3/17/14

    Really loved the color (would say light/med coverage) and how even it made my skin appear however it was a little too creamy/oilyish, thinking maybe due to the sunscreen? Anyway, at the beginning of the day it was a nice glow but by mid-afternoon it seemed to sink into creases and get really shiny so I had to use a blot powder, which I would say is unusual for me to have to do as I do not have oily skin. Maybe I'll give it another go when we start getting some sun and I need the extra sunscreen.

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  • Kelly

    AA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Great but sunscreen Irritates My Eyes

    3/13/14

    Do not use this near your eyes because the sunscreen in it is just too much for the eyes to handle. I wanted to use this for my under eye but it wasn't compatible. My eyes just teared and ran all day. However....it is great for the rest of the face. It is the same as the coverage from any Medium coverage foundation. It leans towards a traditional foundation, I would not put this in the same category as a tinted moisturizer ... as it is better coverage. This new color Extra Fair is great and Im glad Kate did an extra fair. Its very light with a soft yellow undertone. For reference I wear a Bobbi B in ivory or porcelain, or EL in Beech, and a Chante-caille in Alabaster and this is extremely compatible. I do like that it has the sunscreen, but wish it wasn't as irritating. All that said, I will continue use it. The packaging is great. it travels easily, and overall its as good as any foundation.

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  • Paige

    Lexington, KY

    Skin Concern

    Dry

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Perfect CC Cream

    3/11/14

    I have used several BB and CC Creams and all were ok, each different in what I like, but after trying Kates IllumiKate CC Cream, I could not find a flaw. I also use the ExfoliKate, and I feel it prepares your skin to soak in the great properties of all the skin care line. This CC cream has a high SPF which I love and although it gets near my eyes, it does not burn or cause my face discomfort like other products with SPF.

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  • Eadaoin

    CA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Lots of compliments!

    3/7/14

    I was distraught when La Mer discontinued their 'Fluid Tint' that I used for years on a daily basis. When I asked the manager at the La Mer counter what I was supposed to use now...she actually walked me over to the Kate S. counter and introduced me to this cream. It is a little heavier than what I was used to with La Mer, but it does smooth uneveness in the skin beautifully and gives a nice glow that I love. I get a ton of compiments on my skin and I always tell people it's this cream!

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  • Nicole

    Daytona Beach, FL

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Feels great

    3/7/14

    I have been test driving several BB creams and CC creams and this one has been my favorite by far. Plus, I love that there are more than the usual 2 or 3 color options. Felt nice and soft on my skin and not greasy like a few I have tried. Looking forward to purchasing more of this for the summer as my skin is too sensitive for regular sunblock and works great to keep my skin protected from the sun.

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  • Lisa

    Charlotte, AA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    My First Time

    3/6/14

    I've used some tinted moisturizers in the past, but this was my first time using Kate's CC Cream, and I was not disappointed! I love all her products, but I must say that this gives my face the perfect amount of color without going overboard. Blends in so nicely with your natural skin tone and it's very lightweight. An added benefit is the built-in SPF 50+. So, if you find foundations and some tinted moisturizers too heavy or too obvious, or you wish your current cream had sun protection, I'd definitely recommend IllumiKate CC Cream.

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  • Anna

    AA

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Almost what I needed

    3/4/14

    I love the color correction that this provides, but it's a little too thick for my taste. And I tend to break out after each use, so I had to stop using it. If there were a lighter version that didn't break me out - I'd be a regular user for sure.

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  • Christine

    AA

    Skin Concern

    Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Once a week

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Smooth and natural

    3/3/14

    Gives a nice glow to the face. You definitely need to exfoliate prior to using this product, however. Overall, this product is another Kate Staple of mine!

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  • Patty

    WA

    Skin Concern

    Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Awesome!

    3/2/14

    I received this product as a free sample and I have now ordered the full size. It feels really light on my skin and covers any problem areas. It does have a strong sunscreen scent, but it goes away quickly

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  • Shannon

    AA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    This ROCKS!!

    2/26/14

    I LOVE this product! Super easy to put on, looks smooth and alleviates the need to always wear mineral powder. LOVE it! I went with light, as I have skin a wee bit darker than "Irish" skin. Great to put on before taking kids to school, has staying power and the SPF makes it great in case I never get back to do "full" makeup.

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  • Missy

    Columbus, OH

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Nice coverage

    2/22/14

    This offers good coverage, not heavy but evens out the skin color. Color was the hardest part- I normally wear medium, but after reading the reviews, I went with light. It is almost too light, but it does blend well. It will work for my pale winter skin, but I will go darker for spring/summer. I will buy again!

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  • Laura

    Saint Paul , MN

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Amazing light coverage

    2/22/14

    I got this as a sample. I absolutely love the coverage and the look of no coverage. If you want light, put in a little. Thicket coverage, put in more. There is no cakey look to it. The glow it provides is fabulous. I feel like I shed a few years with this over other makeup. It's worth every penny.

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  • Laura

    Glen Allen, VA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    No

    Probably better for normal to dry skin

    2/17/14

    I have oily mature skin. I did not care for the way this looked or felt on my skin. I have found that the word "luminous" means glowing and for me that means shiny. Because I have been fighting the shiny look for so long this did not appeal to me. I would think that this would work wonderful for normal to dry skin types. It did provide more coverage than I expected.

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  • Cindy

    New Berlin, WI

    Skin Concern

    Sensitive

    Owned this product

    Less than 1 week

    Uses this Product

    Once a year

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Really liked but the fair was too dark for me

    2/16/14

    I loved the texture of this product. The only thing wrong was something major. I am very fair skinned -and the fair color was way too dark and orangey on me.

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  • Heidi

    Madison, WI

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Wow!

    2/4/14

    I am outside all the time and this product gives wonderful sun protection and some coverage, so I don't have to wear make-up. It's light weight and does not sweat and run off your face. It's my new favorite.

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  • Vanessa

    Los Angeles, CA

    Skin Concern

    Sensitive

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Best CC Cream

    1/31/14

    I've used many different CC creams but this once by far is the best. No foundation needed, great coverage and will make your skin glow.

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  • Laura

    Kittery, ME

    Skin Concern

    Discoloration

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Just the best!

    1/28/14

    There are so many wonderful things to say about this product. First, the coverage is amazing. Hides everything especially redness. This product is So easy to use, and a little goes a long way. I have been using this for 4 months and really see a difference in not only my dark spots but in fine lines and wrinkles and hydration. If you are on the fence just go for it!

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  • Jean

    AA

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Good product

    1/19/14

    It does more than a typical cream does and it lasts all day! Plus it has SPF and coverage. I blend the color with other products to make it match my skin tone.

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  • Lisa
    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Great coverage

    1/19/14

    I was using powdered base and in the dry weather the powder pulled all the moisture out of my skin after putting on my dilo oil and quench. Illumikate doesn't pull any moisture out and within a few days my skin was moisturized again while wearing make-up. And the coverage is perfect.

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  • Tessa

    San Francisco, CA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Best CC Cream

    1/18/14

    I like that this cream comes in different shades and that the tint perfectly evens out my skin tone. I've even stopped using foundation over it for my day-to-day makeup routine. Other creams I've used in the past have been too transparent to do that with.

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  • Alessandra

    Toronto, ON

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Once a week

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Great coverage, but some tips:

    1/17/14

    This is a great product. Both my mother and I use the light shade, we have different complexions but overall are both fair skinned and the colour works well on both of us.

    For coverage it's amazing, instantly your face looks ten times better, it covers blemishes and dark circles so I don't even need to use a concealer or foundation.

    I only have one complaint, and this is mostly a matter of preference, I find it a little heavy for everyday use (school/work), but my mother doesn't think so at all and wears it everyday to work. I'm not one for a lot of makeup, and I worry that if I lean on my boyfriends shoulder, the colour may get on his shirt, so I save it for special occasions or events.

    I do recommend using moisturizer first because if you put this directly on a cleansed dry face you can see a difference up close and it's noticeable.

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  • Katharine

    Washington DC, DC

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    More coverage than expected

    1/17/14

    I'm used to wearing tinted moisturizers, so the first time I used this I was a bit surprised by how heavy the coverage is - more like a foundation for sure. So i've been mixing it with my oil-free moisturizer to get it a bit more sheer, but I love how it makes my skin look!

    It does smell like sunscreen at first, but the smell fades a few minutes after you put it on. We should all be wearing sunscreen anyways, and at least this makes it an easy one step!

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  • Tara

    Cincinnati, OH

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Nice coverage, not too heavy

    1/9/14

    I use tinted moisturizers as my foundation because I find regular foundations too heavy for my freckled skin. This product is a bit thicker than most tinted moisturizers but it is still not too much. It blends well and stays around all day.

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  • Maggie
    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Great formula, poor color choices

    1/6/14

    Love the formula so for that I had to give it three stars, but the color selection really isn't suited for fair skinned girls. I'm quite fair with cool skin, typically wear Bobbi Brown in 00 Alabaster or Urban Decay Naked Skin in 0.5. I bought this in "extra fair" because I thought it'd be ...extra fair. Nope. Surprisingly dark. Reads very orange on me. I'd guess it's about 3 shades darker than Alabaster.

    I'd say go for it if you have warmer, tan skin...love the finish, feel, spf. If you are as fair as I am, you may want to hold off.

    Kate, please come out with an "extra extra fair." Or just reformulate the colors. Because I love this product and can't use it.

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  • Vicki

    Frisco, TX

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Love It!

    12/20/13

    This is the first time I have used the Illumikate CC Cream and I absolutely love it! Not too heavy, light but with good coverage. Recommend highly!

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  • JILL

    ID

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Perfection in a bottle!

    12/20/13

    Fabulous product....makes skin look flawless & glowing! Stays put all day....love the SPF50....another great bonus to an already amazing product. Thank you, Kate Somerville!

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  • Erica Ann

    Monterey, CA

    Skin Concern

    Dry

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Perfection!

    12/5/13

    This CC cream is wonderful! Perfect amount of coverage (not too opaque, but covers all my blemishes and flaws), dewy-ness (has a beautiful amount of shine without being greasy; it mimics the look of healthy moisturized skin beautifully- definitely not matte), and scent (citrus-like scent that is subtle, but is energizing and refreshing). A+ product!

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  • Annika

    Orange County, CA

    Skin Concern

    Discoloration

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Incredible

    12/2/13

    At first, I was incredibly skeptical about this product, I've just heard about too many BB and CC creams that I thought this would be just another one that I'd feel "meh" about. The other thing I was skeptical about was the incomplete range of color. I have olive skin that tans easily and the darkest color this comes in is medium. I was certain this would never be dark enough for my skin. I went to an event at Nordstrom, where Kate Somerville was teaching a class. Once of the ladies who work at her clinic assured me that it would adjust to my own skin color after it's been applied. So I went ahead and bought this in medium. When I applied it, it was definitely too light; but I kept it on and after about ten minutes, it did adjust to my skin color! It makes my skin look incredible! I do have to note that this is the lightest my skin has been. In the past year, I've been on best rest, then working in an office and have not had any full days under the sun to give me the dark tan I normally have. If I were to get any darker than this, this color would definitely be too light, which is so unfortunate. I really really hope that they come out with one that is at least one or two shades darker than what they have available now. This would be a year round game changer for me if they came out with a darker shade! For now, this is a Winter and Spring game changer!

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  • Emily

    Anchorage, AK

    Skin Concern

    Dry

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    AMAZING!

    12/2/13

    This CC cream is incredible!! Provides good buildable coverage without caking, doesn't get greasy during the day, and provides a beautiful glow! I get tons of compliments on my skin when I wear this CC cream. I've used a wonderful Chanel foundation for many years, but this has just blown Chanel out of the water! GREAT product, hope she keeps the makeup items coming!

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  • Natalie

    MD

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    LOVE IT!

    11/30/13

    This stuff is amazing! It does everything it promises. It's lightweight and clean feeling. I don't use any primer, concealer or finishing powder with this product. It does it all and saves so much time while evening out my skin and giving me a flawless finish.

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  • Sara

    Wichita Falls, TX

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    3- 6 months

    Uses this Product

    A few times a month

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Finally!!!

    11/30/13

    I absolutely love Kate's CC Cream!! Its coverage is wonderful, without being too heavy or feeling oily on my skin, and I love being able to use one product - other than my cleanser - on weekends, or days that are more relaxed! The fact that there is also sunscreen is a total bonus!!!

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  • Britney

    Chicago, IL

    Skin Concern

    Acne

    Owned this product

    Less than 1 week

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Glow

    11/28/13

    It does more than a typical cream does and it lasts all day! Plus it has SPF!

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  • Kamilah

    Dallas, TX

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Once a week

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Coverage and Protection

    11/26/13

    I use this over the various Kate Somerville lotions that I like to use and it evens my skin tone and provides SPF all at the same time.

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  • bree mercer james

    san diego, CA

    Skin Concern

    Sensitive

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Review from the Product Trollop

    11/26/13

    as a product blogger and compulsive tester, i can attest that this is the best cc cream i have tried to date. the spf is outstanding, it is very long wearing and a little goes a long way. this cc has a dewy finish, which may not be well liked for more oil prone complexions... but it is non-irritating, excellent for sensitive skin and the perfect balance between a foundation and a tinted moisturizer. enjoy!

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  • Pam

    Plainfield, IL

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Best CC Cream I've Ever Used!!!

    11/12/13

    I've tried a couple different CC and BB creams and only one has been "okay". Some of the samples have really not even matched my skin tone and looked cakey. I got a sample with an order and admit was hooked immediately by this product! It goes on evenly and covers all of the imperfections and evens out my skin tone. Even after a long day, it doesn't cake up or settle into the lines. I'm using the medium one now and thinking of getting the next shade lighter to blend with it for over the winter. Perfect over the KS oil-free moisturizer! Oh, did I mention the SPF 50??? What more can you ask for!

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  • alex

    brooklyn, NY

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging & Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Once a week

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    No

    never sets

    11/6/13

    i have found that this CC cream never (or takes forever to) set once applied. coverage is not buildable because the product simply wipes off if you try to apply more. i typically wear foundation on top of whatever tinted moisturizer i use, and i find that this product decreases the wear i get from my foundation, causing it to sit on top of skin and wipe off easily. however it does not cause me to break out, which is important.

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  • Riquita604

    Arcadia, CA

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Great CC cream

    10/28/13

    I have tried a BB Cream before, but I didn't think it had enough coverage and it didn't provide enough moisture for my skin. I love this product. It covers, moisturizes, has an SPF, and it lasts me all day. I still have to use concealer on spots, but it does even out my skin. And I love that it does not make me break out. I will purchase again.

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  • Kristan

    Champaign, IL

    Skin Concern

    Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Would definitely recommend

    10/28/13

    I absolutely love the way this product makes my skin look. My skin looks and feels amazing as soon as I put it on . It covers the dark circles under my eyes and it covers my current acne, as well as my acne scars. It really does make my skin look luminous. A little bit goes a long way, but if you want more coverage, you will have to use more. I have also found that it spreads more evenly when you use a brush, rather than your fingers. My only negative comment about this product is that it makes my skin look really oily after only an hour or 2. I naturally have oily skin, so I wasn't surprised by this, but having the product on my skin makes my oiliness more pronounced. I would still recommend this product but if you have oily skin like me, make sure you carry lots of oil blotting sheets with you. I think using a few extra oil blotting sheets a day is only a small price to pay for radiant looking skin.

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  • Rachel

    Redditch United KIngdom, AA

    Skin Concern

    Discoloration

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    in love

    10/27/13

    I had a sample of this when I brought another product from kate , and OMG its lovely , it makes your skin look really healthy and you can ajust the coverage , and it stays on all day , you must try its sooo good , ive got the medium shade and im about an NC35 in mac foundations if that helps .

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  • megan

    New York, NY

    Skin Concern

    Acne

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Love

    10/24/13

    I love this tinted moisturizer. The coverage and color is perfect for my skin. It really illuminates and wakes up the skin. It doesn't clog the pores or cause breakouts. I love that it has an SPF of 50 so I don't have to worry about a separate sunscreen! I also love the light, citrus scent. I think this will really last a long time as well because you don't have to use very much. I'll definitely be repurchasing and recommending to my friends. It's really the best BB/CC cream that I've tried.

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  • Amy

    Greenbrier, AR

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    10/19/13

    I put this on expecting it to be thinner like a lotion and when I looked up in the mirror and saw my face, I caught my breath. I haven't looked like that in years! It was luminous and the coverage is magical. I went to help my daughter dress for school and she said "oh mommy, you look pretty!" It stopped me I'm my tracks. Kids don't lie. This is the same child that after studying me one day says with furrowed brow, "what's wrong with your face?" Lol!

    Use ExfoliKate and RetAsphere before you go to sleep the night before. Use this CC cream the next morning after your cleanse and Dermal Quench. It rocks!

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  • Angela

    Whittier, CA

    Skin Concern

    Sensitive

    Owned this product

    Less than 1 week

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Illuminating

    10/6/13

    I was very excited when Kate Somerville introduced this cream! I was looking for a full coverage cream with spf of more than 15.

    It's light and not so thick as other creams, which is great.... I hate the feeling of heaving makeup.

    This cream makes my skin very glowy and looking flawless!

    The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the size of the container for the price I paid.
    But if it's like any other Kate Somerville product, it will last a long time and that's worth it

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  • Rita

    AA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Loved this product

    10/6/13

    I used this product without foundation and it worked great. My skin felt soft and the product hid some reddened areas and helped skin feel refreshed. Would recommend product

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  • Summer

    Huntington beach, CA

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 3 months

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    by far my favorite product

    9/17/13

    50+ sunscreen plus good coverage makeup. I am LOVE!

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  • Nerissa

    AA

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Great Results

    9/14/13

    great results with this product. covered up my blemishes.

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  • E.Kelly
    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    Just great Kate!

    8/18/13

    This gives me good coverage and in 2 uses my skin is brighter. I have dry sensitive skin so I really appreciate how this soothes and moisturizes . I chose the light med which works just fine. This is the only line which has the actives I need at 62 and the soothing botanicals which keep my skin calm. Thank you Kate!

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  • dbdd

    nyc, NY

    Skin Concern

    Anti-Aging

    Owned this product

    1 - 4 weeks

    Uses this Product

    Every day

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?

    Yes

    coverage and protection

    8/16/13

    I have tried many different tinted moisturizers over the years, some with spf and some without. Often the color was off, or the texture was drying. This one is superb! I would say if you are on the fence about what shade to get, go up (darker) a shade or so. The sun protection is great, and it gives your skin a flawless appearance. At first it might not seem like much coverage, but if you put it on one side of your face and then stop, and compare it to the side without, you'll see how much better you look with this product. Just add a bit of concealer on problem spots or undereye darkness. A winner!

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