Lioele Dollish Cera-V CC Cream SPF34 PA++ Review:
I initially heard about this product as I was watching YouTube videos on BB and CC creams, trying to understand the difference between the two. One reviewer had a video that was all about this CC cream in particular, and watching it made me look into the product more because she described it as very “moist,” which caught my attention – I was tired of having makeup that felt too drying and matte. I wanted a change! So when the time was right, I decided to purchase this product.
Much like your standard BB and CC creams, this product focuses on whitening and wrinkle care. But it also provides…
- High Coverage
- Super Moisture
A CC cream that has ceramides, a component that is deeply moisturizing to the skin, is not unheard of, but because this was one of the things it mentioned directly on its older packaging (which is girly pink, by the way), I was intrigued. And who doesn’t want high coverage when you have acne and other redness issues?
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Caprylyl Methicone, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, (CI 77891) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cety PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Iron Oxides (Ci77491) Stearic Acid, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Terifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Boron Nitride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Adenosine, Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Ceramide 3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Adansonia Digitata Leaf Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit extract, Algae Extract, Fragrance
In my opinion, it is the standard size of usual BB and CC creams, and I expect that it would last just as long. I have been using it for two months so far, and it still feels new; I can easily see it lasting me longer than six months.
How to Use: After using skin care products, take an appropriate amount and apply a small dab to your cheeks, forehead, and chin. With the tips of your fingers spread this cream evenly throughout your face. Let it sit for about 3-4 minutes before setting it with any powders.
My Skin Type: Oily-Combo, Acne-Prone
Lioele Dollish Cera-V CC Cream SPF34 PA++ Review:
First off, I would like to make it known that this product came out with new packaging recently. Before, it came in a hard bottle with an airless pump to dispense the product and it was colored pink and white (very fitting for the “dollish” in the name). Now, it looks much more generic but sophisticated. It comes in a plastic tube with an airless pump to dispense the product, much like regular BB creams, but now its color scheme is black and white.
I do not know why they did this – perhaps because the pink made the product look less mature? I was actually sad that I was unable to get my hands on the old packaging because I thought the pink and white scheme was really cute!
Secondly, it does not come in different shades because it is supposed to be a single “universal” color, meaning it comes out as a white cream first and then it changes color to fit your skin. When I first tried it out on my hand, I was worried it would look too dark on my face, but it turned out to match it quite well!
There are a couple ingredients in this product that make me giddy, which include the following:
- Niacinamide, a well-known ingredient that brightens the skin and fades old acne scars.
- Zinc Oxide, a form of sunscreen protection as well as a healing component.
- Adenosine, an anti-aging ingredient that boosts the production of collagen.
- Ceramide 3, which is responsible improving skin texture, suppleness, and calming down the skin when it is sensitive.
- Sodium Hyaluronate, a popular ingredient that retains moisture.
It looks good on paper, this is true, but how does it actually perform? Well, the truth is, when I first tried out this product I was rather disappointed. You dispense the product using its pump mechanism just as you would for a lotion (and it kind of looks like a lotion, too), and so you may not necessarily think, “I should only use a little of this,” so you slather it on like you would with a lotion too and wonder why it looks so cakey.
I could not get over how cakey it was at first. But as time passed, I learned the “less is more” motto and applied less liberally, resulting in a much better look. It is a very moist product, this much is also true, but unfortunately that will not save you from covering up your dry patches. I found that unless my skin was completely smooth, it was a pain to use this product.
I don’t think people with dry and flaking skin would enjoy it for this reason. But because it is still rather moist, that makes it difficult for people whose skin is oily, too. Unless you own a good finishing powder, your face will look super shiny, not dewy.
But with all that being said, its scent is very subtle and floral, which I do enjoy. And on days I am having a “good skin day,” it allows me to achieve the “no-makeup” makeup look. When applied with a light hand, this product does not feel heavy on my skin.
I cannot back its claim for “high coverage” though, because even with my more faded acne scars, this product is unable to cover them up completely, making it a no-go even to those with acne (although on the bright side, it won’t lead to more acne!). So, that really only leaves this product most suitable to those with a perfectly normal skin type that is neither too dry nor too oily, and one that is free of active acne and post-acne scars – people who probably do not even need makeup at all!
After two months of usage, I am sad to say I still cannot find it in my heart (or my limited shelf space) to repurchase this product. In my opinion, it did not live up to any of its claims other than having a very moist feel to it, and I do not foresee my acne (and acne scars) clearing up 100%, or my skin becoming perfectly balanced, for me to really enjoy using this product.
While it did “color correct” in that my skin looked more even, it just was not enough, but still I think I may continue to search for better CC creams because they seem like an interesting and novel idea. 2/5.
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