I really like this product. I find my complexion is bright and even without looking like I'm wearing a ton of makeup. The consistency is a lot like sunscreen, and you do have to work with it a bit to blend it it, but the results are worth it. I finish it with a light dusting of translucent powder and it's set for the whole day (I work 12hr days so I need a product that lasts!). The smell is a bit weird, a lot like the other products in this line, but it doesn't last, so it's not a big deal.
I generally like Ole Henriksen products so was excited to try out this new CC cream. This was also the first CC I had tried. I used light and it was a little too dark for me and I haven't previously had issues with BB creams correcting to my skin tone. It provided okay but not great coverage. While it is better than a having a bare face in terms of correcting my complexion, it wasn't good enough that I wouldn't wear powder or concealer. It is a little greasy on so all the more reason to wear powder. I think BB creams work better for me and provide better coverage but that is a personal preference. If your skin is in pretty good shape with minimal marks then I think that this would be a great choice for you.
I got 2x5ml. samples from Sephora's purchases. I love the so called airless pump to deliver the product.
On my NC 35 skin, this does even out & brightens the skin somewhat, in a natural way. I do not have pore issues so cannot comment on that. For 2 pea sizes, it covers up my face, including my dry cheeks and slightly oily T-zone. The real down side is, it takes a hour to dry down (absorbed), even in the dry area, and by that time, the T-zone looks quite shiny/oily.
Do bear in mind that 2 pea-size of any sunscreen is not enough against UV protection. If I put on more than that, its will take all morning to dry. No buy for me, and I doubt if I will even finish the samples.
Active ingredients: Avobenzone 2.0%, Homosalate 5.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 1.86%
Rating: PA++; PPD 4.4
Consistency: thin lotion
Fragrance: smells like an orange creamsicle
Finish: Light was a good match for my NC25 skin.
Wear: Three hours in, I checked myself in the mirror and was disappointed to see that I was very shiny and also that fine lines that I didn't know existed were showing up. All day, every time I checked the mirror, I looked very greasy. I'd blot with tissue, then see all this color transfer, and then do it all over again the next time I checked the mirror.
Gym: Lightly stung my eyes. However, I think this is because it was lightly stinging my eyes all day (before I hit the gym), so I kept wiping it off. By the time I went to sweat it out, most of it had already been removed from my eye area.
Notes: Contains phenoxyethanol which is a moderate health concern according to EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.
Hated this product. Didn't provide enough coverage and it was so greasy and heavy feeling, it would never completely set and felt like it kept sliding around on my face. It also has that revolting orange creamsicle smell common to OH's vitamin C products, which I can't stand. Light matched my NC25-30ish complexion but this only comes in two shades so selection is limited.