A.TRUE Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion 02 True Beige Review

Hello everyone! How is summer treating you? Well, my skin gets tanned excessively but thankfully now-a-days I am managing indoor work mostly...

Hello everyone! How is summer treating you? Well, my skin gets tanned excessively but thankfully now-a-days I am managing indoor work mostly. Due to acne issues, there are various spots on my cheeks which make me depend on foundations or BB creams. Diva Likes sent me this CC cream from the German brand A.TRUE. Well, this unique CC cream is enriched with the goodness of black tea that has numerous elements for the betterment of your skin. I actually never came across such unique product and it was such an exceptional experience for me altogether. Without wasting time, let's get straight to the review and see how the product worked for me.

About A.TRUE Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion 02 True Beige:

[Radiant + Firming + Hydrating + Tone + Brightening + Boosting]
This revolutionary formula benefits from a foundation which holds six multi-functions that help revitalize and illuminate the skin tone maintaining overall skin brightness and transparency. Micro particles of mineral powder completely fill the uneven skin tone. Its color controlling effects help find the individual natural beauty to show a clear and gorgeous look.


$41.80 for 12 g

Shelf Life:

12 months

Ingredients List:

*Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment(3,840mg), Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Octocrylene, Zinc Oxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butylene Glycol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid,1,2-Hexanediol,Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxides (CI 77499),Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
* Compagnie Coloniale® Black Tea Fermentation
A·TRUE tries to minimize harsh chemical ingredients
Formulated without Paraben, Ethanol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzophenone, Triethanolamine, Talc, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum and SLS

Directions For Use:

Apply by pressing the puffy texture into a moistened sponge and gently pat it onto your face. For touch ups, re-apply as desired.

My Experience With A.TRUE Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion 02 True Beige:

The product comes in an enclosed round case with a deep matte maroon cover and a click lock system. The lock is very smooth yet hard enough to travel. There are two layers – first where the sponge is to be kept and the lower one where the product is soaked within a sponge. The packaging is quite innovative to me as I have never come across a CC cream soaked in a sponge. It is very easy to use and hardly causes a mess anywhere even when you're travelling. Most importantly, it is hygienic. Speaking of the shade, it is very light beige color perfect for fair skin with cool tones. Unfortunately, the shade slightly washes me out as I have warm skin tone and the shade is slightly light as well. The product is restricted to just two shades that would only cater the cool toned fair skin.

The specialty of the CC cream is that it incorporates the properties of black tea which has various benefits for our skin. Black tea is great to minimize pores, even the skin, prevent tanning to a large extent and fight wrinkles. So basically, along with a CC cream various other skin benefits are attached to the product to impart a healthy glowing skin. The texture of the CC cream is slightly thin as it is well absorbed in the sponge. The sponge provided for applying the product is entirely perfect for the skin and blends effortlessly. Sadly, none of my stippling and foundation brushes works with this one.

This particular product can also be layered like a foundation but one at a time. Each layer needs to be blended properly. Once layered, it can give up to medium coverage. If the product is used more than required, it starts accumulating in fine lines and wrinkles which looks horrible. The CC cream sets into a dewy look for my oily skin and hence it would be an ideal for the dry skin people. As the summer has already set in, it is difficult for the oily skin as it starts melting slightly after 2 hours. I didn't experience any breakouts, even though my skin is ultra sensitive and prone to acne for the past few months. To fix it into a matte finish, one would require setting the product with a makeup fixing spray followed by a translucent powder. The cream has SPF 50 which is very impressive for the tropical summer. Coming to the ingredients, the cream is free of parabens, mineral oil and SLS. The price is a bit on the heavier side, according to me, but the product is quite worth it.

Pros Of A.TRUE Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion 02 True Beige:
  • Classy, hygienic and efficient packaging for travelling.
  • Sponge applicator is great for blending.
  • Incorporates the beauty benefits of black tea for healthy glowing skin.
  • The product blends effortlessly.
  • Sets into a dewy finish.
  • Doesn't streak and can be build up for medium coverage.
  • Great for dry, combination and normal skin tone.
  • No breakouts even for acne prone skin.
  • Impressive ingredients and cruelty-free.
  • It has SPF 50.

Cons Of A.TRUE Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion 02 True Beige:
  • Limited shade selection. It is difficult for Indian skin tones as mostly we have yellow or warm skin tone.
  • Not suitable for oily skin and not meant to be used for summers.
  • Availability is an issue.
  • Little pricey.

Diva Likes Rating:


Final Note:

The product is exceptionally easy to use and has certain skin benefits that we usually don't find in a cosmetic product loaded with chemicals. The product is slightly tricky to use for Indian skin tones, however, the product is worth trying at least once.

Contributed By: Salomi Das


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  1. Some of the korean stuff can do real wonders to skin. I didnt expect this to turn out so well....nice to know it did!

  2. Korea is known to be the beauty capital and they really have some good beauty stuff:)


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