REVIEW: Uriage Roséliane CC cream SPF 30
*this was gifted to me by the brand for review purposes
💵 $27CAD (it’s hard to find a price for this online!) for 40ml/1.35oz or ~$20/oz
The brand describes this as a tinted non-greasy cream that provides skincare and sheer coverage. It conceals redness and evens out skin tone while offering protection against UV light, due to its SPF30.
This claims to be a “universal shade,” which we know to not be the case. I would have much preferred this to have a green tint for evening out redness or with some illumination so it is more accessible to a broad range of skin tones. The shade is too dark and orange-y on me.
I do like the finish of this product - it is water-based, sheer, and skin-like with some dew and does even out redness. However, I think this is more to do with it having pigment rather than any skincare benefits. Because the tone is incorrect for me it makes my face appear pasty, especially because of the physical SPF of titanium dioxide and iron oxide; as I massaged the product into my skin, it took on a slight white-cast, making the tone appear more pink. I would not use this as an SPF on its own out of personal preference - I used an additional SPF when wearing this.
I found this product worked best on its own and not mixed with another foundation to add coverage. Sometimes I like to mix base products together to adjust coverage and finish accordingly, but this wasn’t one that mixed well with others. It tended to separate in the blend, which isn’t a fault of the product since it isn’t marketed in this way, it’s just an observation for fellow foundation mixologists.
I don’t think this is a bad product; in fact I don’t feel very strongly about it either way. However it has too many faults in its tone so I can’t recommend it to a broad range of people. The dew-y finish is nice, but because I find this to be more makeup than skincare, I think you’re better off choosing a tinted moisturizer that comes in your own precise shade. I wouldn’t buy this myself, but because I want to see what this range has to offer, I intend to purchase their un-tinted pot cream myself to see how that fares in reducing redness.