Kose Sekkisei White CC Cream SPF50+/PA++++, $39 (in two shades), from Kose counters
WHAT Made with botanical ingredients like extracts of coix seed, angelica and melothria heterophylla, this CC Cream is said to be a six-in-one product: A serum, emulsion, moisturiser, sunscreen, makeup base and foundation – all in one tube. The moisturising formula contains no mineral oil and has a texture that glides over skin smoothly, and is to be used after your lotion or toner.
VERDICT "This moisturing base makeup glides on so smoothly, it takes zero effort and technique to make you look flawless. It offers medium coverage, a semi-matte finish, UV protection, and is so light, you’ll forget you have it on. As my skin is quite dry, I use this after my facial gel moisturiser, and it doesn;t feel heavy at all. My skin is sensitised after years of trying skincare products, and this doesn't irritate it at all. It doesn't seem to have oxidised through the day, too. The only downside is it only comes in two colours, and these two shades are very close to each other." – Simone Wu, beauty editor