Studio Gear’s Hydrating CC Cream


I had the opportunity to try Studio Gear’s Hydrating CC Cream as a Brandbacker member.

So, what is a CC cream?  CC stands for color correcting.  When using a CC cream products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness.  Studio Gear’s Hydrating CC Cream is said to “deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone creating the most natural looking coverage”.  It has an SPF 20 in it as well.

I found that I got good coverage from the CC Cream and it was very light.  It was definitely lighter than a traditional foundation and just as light as the BB creams that I’ve used before.  BB creams are lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizers.

Here’s what Studio Gear says about their Hydrating CC Cream:

Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.

Key Benefits:

  • Protects:  SPF 20 protects the skin, while Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.

  • Perfects:  Enjoy natural looking coverage while micro-encapsulated pigments perfects and fade dark spots and acne scarring.

  • Corrects:  Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Hydrates:  Hydra-Extend technology provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.

  • Conceals:  Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone, creating the most natural looking coverage.

  • Smoothes:  Skin nourishing ingredients help to correct and maintain youthful complexion.

I personally appreciate having an SPF in my cosmetics because I have melasma, which causes brown to gray-brown patches on my face.  Sun causes the spots to become darker and more noticeable.  The CC cream did lighten the look of the spots, but not as much as the BB cream that I use regularly.  I felt that the makeup didn’t last all day.  It almost felt as if I hadn’t put any on while I did put on two applications to try to cover the spots (like I do with the BB cream).  It comes in three colors:  Linen, Natural, and Wheat.


For me, the biggest downfall of the Studio Gear’s Hydrating CC Cream was it’s $34. price tag for a 1.1 fl oz (33 ml) container.  This is a huge difference from the $10.99 that I pay for my 1 fl oz (29.5 ml) of BB cream that I will continue to use.  As an aside, I wasn’t happy with the coverage of the CC cream from the company that manufactures the BB cream I use.

Just for reading this post, I have a Studio Gear discount code for you.  For a 10% reader discount use discount code:  bloggercc and your 10% will be taken off in your shopping cart at

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  This post contains affiliate links. 

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8 thoughts on “Studio Gear’s Hydrating CC Cream

  1. Good review, Sandy. I like the BB cream by Garnier that I got to try via another word-of-mouth spot (SheSpeaks or BzzAgent???). I love the idea of BB creams (esp for the sun protection). The only thing is, I haven’t found a cream to work with my very dark complexion. I use the Garnier cream as an under-eye brightner. If I use it all over my face, I just look ill and ashy! I did apply to Studio Gear’s blogger program.

  2. Thanks for this review Sandy! I actually never heard of CC cream but have used BB creams before. I have dark spots due to acne and I need a cream that is full coverage but judging by your review, this cream wouldn’t work for me.

    Thanks for linking up at #ProductReviewParty!

    1. I’m really loving the other one I’m trying now. Rimmel cream mousse foundation. I’m loving that it gives good coverage to my dark spots. Review coming soon!

  3. Thanks for the review. I am still waiting on mine to arrive. I am glad to learn more about the product in advance though, so I can know what to expect. Thanks for linking up at #ProductReviewParty

  4. Thanks for sharing your honest opinion. I didn’t know what a CC cream was :O and to be completely honest…. I don’t know what a BB cream is either.

    When I’m feeling fancy I use Tarte cosmetics 🙂

    1. I almost think it would be easier to just use one kind of foundation coverage. I’m glad that I’ve found some products that I do like to smooth out my skin tone on my face. It’s all frustrating and can be expensive.

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