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Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting

This full-size product is available in eight shades and travel-size is available in two shades. What it is: A color-correcting cream that fades imperfections, evens complexion, and prevents future discoloration. What it is formulated to do: With an advanced, lightweight formula, this color-correcting cream is a game changer with the proven ability to visibly lessen the appearance of dark spots, sun spots, and post-acne marks instantly and over time. It neutralizes and brightens skin for a more even complexion and primes, perfects, protects with SPF 30, adding moisture without creating excess oil.
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting

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will this product work on dry skin?
I noticed the words "and controls oil" after purchasing. I do not have oily skin. Will this product work on dry skin? All the other benefits are exactly what I need.
Your advice is appreciated.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
joycee1962
(Warsaw, MO)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
5 answers
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answer 1
My skin changes from normal to dry during the winter. I bought this a few days ago and love it so far. It works fine on my dry skin, but I do put on my regular moisturizer first.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mimi01
(Greenwood, CA)
answer 2
I have dehydrated and dry skin, and it works on me. When I am feeling a little more dry, I add a couple drops of Tsubaki oil, and it gives me that extra radiance boost when I need it.
answered 2 years ago
lakers4ever
answer 3
Yes! I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin and this looks AMAZING on me. Also, it doesn't break me out at all.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
himynameisthy
(Rockville, MD)
answer 4
The product is very moisturizing and goes on dry skin very smoothly. Warm it up on the back of your hand before you apply it and it will glide on like silk! Hope this helps :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jennifromdabloc
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 5
Unsure because it is labeled as "control oil". Sorry hope helps. Can always sample at Sephora and see how you like. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
joiec
(Los Angeles, CA)
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Will this cover redness?
I have been using the Tarte CC stick, which has great coverage for my redness, but find that it is too drying.....
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
blondy51
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
4 answers
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answer 1
Hi!
This product acts not only as a dark spot corrector, but also has the coverage of a medium foundation.
I suffer from moderate/severe redness in my cheeks, and I would say that this covers about 85% of redness with ease.
For full coverage, I would recommend using a foundation over the areas of redness, if the cc cream alone does not deliver enough.

Good Luck!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
madelynred
answer 2
I have slight redness on my cheeks and this covered it pretty well. I noticed a slight yellow shade in Light/Medium (which I used) but nothing so drastic I couldn't blend it in
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Trcasey
(Seattle, Wa)
answer 3
It will reduce redness somewhat, but not completely take it away... this product doesn't offer a ton of coverage, but it does ok under a medium coverage foundation. If you're trying to cover redness from acne or rosacea, a color correcting primer (green fixes red) will do a much better job.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
cinnafour
(McAdoo, PA)
answer 4
I found that this neutralized my redness in my nose area and under my eyes but overall this cream is pretty sheer and doesn't provide much coverage. So I guess it depends on how red your skin is, and probably why (not sure this would cover acne very well, for example).
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
krtty1125
(Granby, CT)
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Does this product contain silicones?
I am a loyal Smashbox customer. Does this product contain silicones? I am allergic to them. Does Smashbox offer a silicone-free primer?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
4 answers
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answer 1
... and a few days after I posted my previous answer, Smashbox's new "Primer Water" spray appeared in the "Just Arrived" section. So, yes, they do now have a silicone-free primer.
answered 1 year ago
skate08
(Canada)
answer 2
Yes, this does contain silicone. The most common silicones in cosmetics are cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, dimethicone and phenyl trimethicone. Since dimethicone is one of the first ingredients listed, this is certainly a silicone-based product. I checked a few ingredient lists and I may be wrong (since I didn't check them all) but I'm pretty sure Smashbox does not make a silicone-free primer. The best bet to find one is to ask for ingredients lists and look for the aforementioned words, or anything with the suffixes "-siloxane," "-cone" or "-conol."
(*side note: Silica is not a silicone. It is actually a natural product, whereas silicone is man-made. It is best known as "sand" but is also found naturally occurring in the human body).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
skate08
(Canada)
answer 3
I dont feel silicone texture on this product
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
winniegarfield
(CULVER CITY, CA)
answer 4
It does have silica, but seems like a really small amount:
Active: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.00%, Oxybenzone 2.50%, Titanium Dioxide 1.10%. Inactive: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ascorbyl Glucoside, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sucrose, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Cholesterol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Linoleic Acid, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Urea, Bisabolol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Glycerin, Oryzanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Stearic Acid, Silica, Ergothioneine, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Zinc Oxide (CI 77497), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)] .
answered 2 years ago
RAFAustin
(Austin TX)
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what shade to buy?
i have dark brown eyes, dark brown hair, tan easily,
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Auburn, ME)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
3 answers
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answer 1
I have dark brown hair and eyes and I ordered the Dark...I mean, your hair and eye color isn't really going to help you pick :D You've gotta know your skin tone.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I am exactly the same and I bought it in Light/Medium
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mynameiskt
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 3
I also have dark brown hair and eyes and I ordered the medium shade
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mesa23
(fort worth tx)
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silicone or water based?
is this product silicone or water based?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
bshevs
(brooklyn,ny)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
3 answers
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answer 1
Both. Dimethicone - second in the ingredients list, right after water - is a form of silicone.
answered 1 year ago
skate08
(Canada)
answer 2
Primarily water, but there is some silica:
Active: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.00%, Oxybenzone 2.50%, Titanium Dioxide 1.10%. Inactive: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ascorbyl Glucoside, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sucrose, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Cholesterol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Linoleic Acid, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Urea, Bisabolol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Glycerin, Oryzanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Stearic Acid, Silica, Ergothioneine, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Zinc Oxide (CI 77497), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)] .
answered 2 years ago
RAFAustin
(Austin TX)
answer 3
Looking at the ingredients, the first one is water...so water-based.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
katienap
(St, Louis, MO)
Question
BB ou CC better for my skin?
I'm already usin the BB cream & while readin the CC, I start wonderin which one might be better for me. I'm 22, still a young skin but a oily skin with acne/dark spot. Is the BB cream or CC better for me? 'Cause both can be usefull for me.. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
lau118
(Montreal, Qc)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
3 answers
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answer 1
If you have dark spots from acne, then the CC cream will probably be better as it fades dark spots.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Hello! I personally went with the CC cream just to help correct. It still has a very high SPF in it. One thing to consider though is that a BB cream will probably be more moisturizing...with a CC cream I need moisturizer under it.

Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
rebnae
(Portola Valley, CA)
answer 3
Smashbox CC all the way! I'm spreading the word because it did wonders for my acne scars
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jennifromdabloc
(New Orleans, LA)
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Applying method
How do I apply it? Clean fingers, beauty blender, synthetic brush?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
lesquik
(Denver, CO)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
3 answers
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answer 1
When I'm taking my time, I use my beautyblender and I really like the application. When I'm in a rush or don't feel like cleaning the blender, I use my fingers, and that works just as well. I tried it with a foundation brush and I hated it - it looked streaky.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I like to apply it with my fingers. Its a really light consistency and if you use a brush, the brush will just soak up all of the product. Plus, if you want better coverage fingers are like magic. Make sure to wash your hands before though
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
MakeupObssesion
(Vacaville, CA)
answer 3
Clean fingers
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
curlyjojo
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Should I layer over Moisturizer?
I have combination skin, Should I layer the CC cream over moisturizer or use it in place of my moisturizer in the mornings?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Keelymoore22
(Nashville, TN)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
3 answers
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answer 1
I have acne-prone skin (even though I am middle aged!) and I use a lightweight moisturizer under this CC cream. I moisturize, let it absorb, and then apply the CC cream. I have not had any problems with breakouts using this product.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Windchime1
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
layer it over a light moisturizer...I use the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. this takes place of my SPF, foundation and under eye concealer. amazing stuff
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
seriouslytho
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I think that more depends on where you get dry. If youre a classic t-zone oily/cheeks dry combo skin like I am, I would try with a light layer of an oil-free moisturizer underneath (Kate Somerville oil-free is a good one). I think this CC cream (one of my favorites) goes on better and looks fresher once applied that way. Also, I get a little nervous about any color make-up product (foundation, tinted moisturizer, CC cream, etc.) going onto my bare skin and getting in my pores. Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
miztikk
(South Orange, NJ)
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non-acnegenic?
Is this product also non-acengenic? I love the reassurance that is provided on the normal smashbox bb cream but this says nothing of the sort.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Chico, CA)
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
3 answers
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answer 1
I also have oily skin that breaks out at the slightest provocation and the CC cream has never made me break out. Quite the contrary - my skin quality has been better since I've started wearing it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I have very tempermental, blemish-prone skin and this CC Cream has never caused aggravation or breakouts.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Cyd2006
(Burlington, Ontario)
answer 3
I have oily, acne prone skin and I've not had any issues with this causing acne. I've been using it for about a week and if I were going to see a problem it would have cropped up by now.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
katienap
(St, Louis, MO)
Question
Color choice?
Hi! I am a Asian girl, my skin tone is light to medium, slightly yellow under tone. Which shade should I pick up? Light/Medium or Light/Neutral?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
Kammi0115
on Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting
3 answers
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answer 1
im not asian, but have undertones of yellow. i wear the light/medium.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mazzro2
(oklahoma city, ok)
answer 2
Have someone perform the Color IQ for you at the store. This will match your skin tone perfectly.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
MrsEb79
(Chicago, IL.)
answer 3
maybe light/medium I'm asian and caucasian and the the light/medium was just a shade or two darker than me. so perhaps light/medium.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
tiffay
(PA)
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