Don't Miss Out On These Ingredients While Choosing CC Cream with SPF

Don't Miss Out On These Ingredients While Choosing CC Cream with SPF

Khushboo is a self-care enthusiast who loves taking care of the overall health of her skin & hair with well-researched and scientifically formulated topical solutions.

Under eye dark circles, dark spots, uneven skin tone, sun damage, dryness, and more…

What’s that one product that can tackle it all? Sun CC Creams - the evolutionary product. They are bridging the gap between cosmetics and cosmeceuticals because they aren’t just about quick fixes anymore. You might have noticed that CC Creams are also coming up with PA ratings and SPF. But are all CC Creams inclined towards giving the benefits of what cosmeceutical products give? 

Read the blog to know what you shall look for in your CC Cream if you need 3-in-one benefits (Color Correction - Sun Protection - Moisturization ). However the primary function of a CC Cream always remains as correcting the complexion, but what’s the harm if it gives anti-aging benefits, moisturises skin, and gives optimum sun protection? On top of it imagine being infused with a broad spectrum of SPF 50, I am sure, that way you would never compromise on sun protection. 

Here is a list of ingredients that make your CC Cream the most effective one in imparting 3-in-one benefits. 

Ingredients to look for in a CC Cream with SPF
1. Butylene Glycol & Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract (Calmnerv CR)

These natural plant-source ingredients keep your skin calm and prevent skin from premature aging.  

Butylene glycol works as an emollient and a humectant and helps retain skin moisture by creating a barrier on the skin. It keeps skin nourished and prevents itchy skin. Research says that Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract has promising anti-aging and skin-whitening properties. 

A CC Cream backed up with these ingredients will deliver skin healing properties with added benefits of anti-aging properties. 

2. Mineral sunscreen filters 

Know that certain active ingredients are not friendly for all skin types. A research study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology has revealed that chemical sunscreen ingredients like oxybenzone have been found to cause skin allergies. On the contrary, physical sunscreen ingredients like Zano® and Titanium oxide are considered very safe ingredients and are much less likely to cause a skin reaction.

  • Zano®

Zano® combines all the skin benefits of zinc oxide, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and skin healing properties. It works as a gentle astringent with antiseptic action and helps combat skin irritation and inflammation. It is considered one of the safest sunscreen filters making your CC Cream even more suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin types. In addition, zinc oxide facilitates the growth of new tissue and heals skin faster.

  • Titanium dioxide

Besides being a UV filtering ingredient, it can help to keep lines and wrinkles at bay.  It can scatter both UVA and UVB rays off your skin. It is non-irritating and holds the potential to soothe skin. It protects skin from photoaging, and oxidative stress adding more efficacy to your CC Cream and helping improve skin texture.

3. Caprylyl Methicone and Glycerin 

Your CC Cream label shall not miss out on this ingredient if you want a silky smooth feel, easy spreadability, and reduced greasiness. These are super skin-hydrating ingredients that condition skin and provide a permeable barrier that helps prevent moisture loss. These have the ability to enhance the appearance of the face by making the skin look plump. Hence reducing the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles. Research has proven that glycerin gives long lasting moisturising throughout the day. 


From battling uneven tone and texture of the skin to providing added skincare benefits, CC Creams infused with SPF have proved themselves not only as effective and easy-to-apply cosmetic cream but as a skincare cream with potent skin-enhancing properties as well. While following a daily skin care regimen to keep skin healthy ensure that your CC Cream is non-comedogenic and has a PA+++ rating at least. It will reduce the risk of acne and breakouts that are caused due to clogged pores. Also, choose the shade range wisely.