This CC Cream with Secret Benefits Is the Only Product That Covers My Dark Spots And 4,400 Nordstrom reviewers back me up. By Stephanie Perry Stephanie Perry Instagram Website Stephanie Perry is a branded content editor with six plus years of experience writing about fashion, wellness, beauty, lifestyle, and health topics. She's been featured in People, RealSimple, Better Homes & Gardens, Shape, InStyle, Health, WhoWhatWear, Byrdie, MyDomain, and more. She loves covering the latest trends, the coolest under-$100 beauty finds, and writing first-person reviews on products that have made her own life less stressful. She currently lives in Austin, Texas with her fiancé and rescue dog, and would appreciate any recommendations for beating the heat. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 28, 2020 @ 01:58PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy I wish I had one of those dewy complexions that requires just a touch of concealer here and there to look flawless, but I don’t. Too much sun worshipping has covered my face in dark spots and hyperpigmentation that I prefer to conceal. And while I like to blur my imperfections, I don’t want to cake on product to the point where I look unrecognizable. Two years ago, in an effort to find the perfect foundation, I happened upon It Cosmetics CC+ Cream and I haven’t looked back since. It’s technically a color corrector which by definition provides lighter coverage than a foundation, but it somehow covers my dark spots better than any heavy-duty concealer ever has. Best of all, it lets my real skin shine through. Courtesy Shop now: $40; nordstrom.com In addition to SPF 50 to prevent future spots from forming, the silky-smooth formula is filled with hydrating hyaluronic acid and glow-enhancing antioxidants and vitamins. If I’m running late and don’t have time for my full skincare regimen, I know a few pumps of this will have a similar effect as vitamin C serum and sunscreen. Amazon Shoppers Say This Vitamin C Moisturizer ‘Feels Better Than $300 Creams’ — and It’s Only $19 Right Now What really sold me on this CC+ cream though, is how radiant my skin looks after it’s applied. Yes, my blemishes are covered, but the cream formula also reflects light, making the need for a highlighter obsolete. I look dewy, fresh, and wide awake — and, most importantly, spot-free. It’s also worth noting that a little goes a long way: A pea-sized amount covers my face and neck completely, so the $40 spent on it goes the distance. Nordstrom shoppers clearly mirror my sentiments, with over 4,000 reviewers giving the cream a four- or five-star rating. Many express that it’s the only product they’ll use from now on. Shop the top-rated CC+ cream at Nordstrom to reap the benefits of flawless coverage and nourishing ingredients from a single bottle.