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Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream Review

Lakme CC cream skin care benefits include sun protection (SPF 20), moisturising, brightening and freshness while, its make-up benefits are an even skin tone and basic coverage to give you a naturally flawless look. Here is my super late lakme cc cream review with all the pros and cons i found.

Product Details

Combines the goodness of your daily skin cream with just the right touch of make-up to give you that perfect look in just a few minutes.This cream combines the goodness of your daily skin cream with just the right touch of make-up to give you that perfect look in just a few minutes.

The cream is available in 4 skin tones that work perfectly well for all Indian skin tones. Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream Review

How To Use Lakme CC Cream

Squeeze some product in the palm of your hand.
Use your ring finger to dot the mousse foundation all over your face.
Lightly blend in a downward direction from your hairline to the neckline.

Price

9 gm – 99/- (Offer price – 72/-)
30 gm – 315/- (Offer price – 249)

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Lakme cc Cream Review

Shades Available

Beige shade –  Very fair to fair skin tone.
Honey shade –  Fair to wheatish skin tone.
Bronze shade –  Wheatish to dusky skin tone.
Almond shade –  Dusky skin tone.

Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream Review

Ingredient analysis credit

Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream

Ingredients

I was seriously disappointed when i saw the ingredient analysis. It had more chances of wrecking havoc on my sensitive skin.

Lakme CC cream contains Stearic acid, palmitic acid and Potassium chloride and hence may not suit super oily and acne prone skin. 🙁 🙁

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen) may cause irritation on sensitive skin. Although it did not cause irritation on my sensitive skin. It may react differently on your skin so be mindful of that.

Lakme cc Cream swatches

My Experience

Skin Type – Normal Sensitive

I did buy the shade bronze 3-4 years ago and it was too dark and orangish on my skin. I gave it away and never bothered buying it again. When i was browsing i came to see that lakme has introduced four shades and there were so many reviews. Plus it was on sale. I decided to try my luck again with the shade ‘Beige’. And this would be my third purchase from the range.

Lakme CC Cream Review

By the way you can see how much product is left in the tube which makes things little bit easier.

Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream Review

Consistency – Lakme CC cream is creamy when compared to Garnier and Ponds BB cream.

The BB cream does spread easily and blends right away without needing any extra effort. It might probably be due to this winter season, it set to a matte finish on my normal skin. It may be too heavy for the summers. I will update this info for you guys later.

Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Cream Review

Oxidisation-  The lakme cc cream does turn to a darker shade after some time of wearing it. So buy a shade that is lighter than your skin tone.

Finish – Unlike Garnier and ponds BB cream, Lakme cc cream does not need a moisturiser underneath. It does set to a matte finish but, it certainly did not cause dryness, stretchy skin or accentuate dry patches.

Shade Match – As you can see below, i am not of fair skin tone, even then the shade beige blends perfectly with my skin tone.

Lakme cc Cream Review

Irritation/Breakouts – While it does have scary ingredients in it, it did not irritate my sensitive skin nor did it cause breakouts. My face felt warm for a while after applying this cc cream though. I wonder why. I kept stealing glances at the mirror to see whether there was any redness. But fortunately, there wasn’t any.

Sunscreen – Lakme cc cream does have sunscreen but it is less than the recommended SPF 30+++. It is not a broad spectrum sunscreen which means, it does not block all the UVA rays of the sun. 🙁

This cream protects our skin from the harmful UV rays for a mere 100 minutes only (1.5 hours)

Plus, the recommended amount of sunscreen for face and neck is half a teaspoon. There is no way we can apply that much CC cream without looking weird.

Hence, Do not depend on this for sun protection. It is certainly not enough to protect your skin.

Lakme cc cream swatches

Conclusion

Lakme cc cream does brighten my skin without causing any irritation. I tried a heavy moisturiser before applying this and it worked fine. Next, i applied a sunscreen with spf 50+++ over this cc cream and it still fared really well although the finish turned dewy rather than matte.

None of these combinations irritated my skin or cause breakouts. The shades available matches most if not all of the Indian skin tone. It sets to a natural tone in a couple of minutes and does not appear cakey or paint face. And that concludes my Lakme CC Cream Review.

Pros

  • Contains Vitamin B3 And Vitamin E
  • Contains skin brightening and anti ageing ingredients
  • Available in two sizes and 4 shades
  • Easy to blend
  • Contains sunscreen
  • Did not cause irritation or breakouts on my sensitive skin
  • Mild fragrance which fades quickly
  • Does hide minor imperfections and pores
  • Did not oxidise to a darker shade
  • Does not give a cakey/ashy look
  • Sets to a complete matte finish
  • Can be layered on dark spots to hide them
  • Easy available
  • Budget friendly

Cons

  • May not suit super oily, acne prone skin
  • Least SPF when compared to other BB creams. It should have been at least 30+++
  • Not moisturising enough during winters for normal-dry skin

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