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This Supercharged, Skincare-Forward Foundation Has a Built-In Glow Serum

A product shot of IT Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation + Glow Serum with SPF 40

Time is precious, and gorgeous, healthy skin is obviously something we all covet. So, what if we told you there was a new foundation infused with a powerful, skin-loving glow serum that not only saved you time but also delivered glowy skin while visibly nourishing your skin over the long term? 

If you’re nodding your head in approval as you read, then allow us to introduce you to CC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation + Glow Serum with SPF 40., a medium-coverage, lightweight foundation that doubles as a skincare product. Available in 22 shades, its built-in face glow serum helps visibly brighten dull skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines for effortlessly beautiful skin. We’re talking about a smooth, even-looking complexion from simply wearing foundation.  Now that’s a real morning routine game changer. 

What Does Glow Serum Do?

Every glow serum is a little bit different from the next but our patent-pending formula found in CC+ Nude Glow contains three key ingredients: 2% niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid, and green tea extract. Each one does their part to create a healthy-looking, radiant complexion. 

We argue that this trio of ingredients makes this one of the best serums for glowing skin. The foundation also has an SPF 40 clear sunscreen, which looks invisible on all skin tones (no more white cast!), to help shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays.

Let’s take a closer look at all the ingredients for a better understanding of how CC+ Nude Glow’s built-in glow serum helps you get glowing dewy skin in minutes. 

Benefits of Niacinamide

Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is arguably one of the buzziest skincare ingredients right now. 

“Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with your skin to minimize enlarged pores, improve skin tone, and actually strengthen the skin barrier,” says Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and IT Cosmetics Advisory Board Member. “Anyone can use it—even those with sensitive skin.” 

CC+ Nude Glow contains 2% niacinamide to help:

And if you can’t get enough of niacinamide, make sure to check out Bye Bye Dark Spots Niacinamide Serum. Formulated with 4% niacinamide, this brightening serum also helps visibly improve dark spots. To layer it with CC+ Nude Glow, apply after cleansing and then follow with CC+ Nude Glow on top.  

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid

Though acids are commonly associated with strong products that exfoliate, hyaluronic acid is a different type of acid. It’s a humectant, which means it draws moisture from the air to help hydrate the skin.  

“Hyaluronic acid is a component of our skin that gives it hydration and contributes to its ‘bounce,’” Dr. Mariwalla explains. “The hope is that by applying it topically hyaluronic acid can penetrate the outer layer of skin and replace some of the hyaluronic acid that naturally starts to decrease as we age.”

The hyaluronic acid in CC+ Nude Glow’s built-in glow serum helps:

  • Improve hydration 

  • Plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles 

  • Create smoother-looking, glowy skin

  • Deliver a more youthful appearance 

To double down on your glowy skin skincare routine, add Bye Bye Lines Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your morning and evening regimen. In the AM,  layer this hydrating facial serum under CC+ Nude Glow to further help visibly soften fine lines.  

Benefits of Green Tea Extract

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your skin from free radicals. It’s important to use an antioxidant every morning, since free radicals can lead to skin damage and premature aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and laxity. 

The inclusion of green tea extract in the CC+ Nude Glow Serum helps: 

  • Shield your skin from environmental aggressors 

  • Keep you looking bright and glowy versus having tired, sallow skin 

When Should I Use a Glow Serum?

Achieving glowy skin is all about following a skincare regimen that keeps your complexion healthy, bright, and beautiful. That means using a cleanser, moisturizer, and glow serum every day. Using skincare-makeup hybrids like CC+ Nude Glow, gives you yet another chance to give your skin a dose of goodness.

Available in 22 shades and suitable for all skin types, this game-changing foundation feels lightweight and breathable and creates an instantly glowing complexion. What’s more, in a consumer study** where participants used CC+ Nude Glow for four weeks, 93% said their overall skin appearance looked improved, 91% said that their skin felt smoother and moisturized, and 87% said that their complexion looked brighter. 

Our skin does so much for us, so it makes perfect sense to go above and beyond by using makeup that doubles as skincare! 

For more makeup tips, check out our guide on how to get glowy, dewy skin and then check out some of our favorite multitasking skincare-makeup products that help create no makeup makeup looks. While you’re at it, read through this article on how to layer skincare serums, including those formulated with vitamin C, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid.

*Based on expert grading after four weeks of use.
**In a consumer test based on bare skin after four weeks of use.
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