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We’ve personally tested and researched dozens of CC creams — these are our editors’ top picks for organic, clean, luxury brands at a range of price points.

Looking for a CC cream you can wear as a substitute for your regular, everyday foundation? You’re in luck! Our team has researched and tested the best of the best to find the most natural CC cream options currently available—and we’ve made it a point to find brands that offer clean ingredients, inclusive color options, and affordable price points. But first: What actually is CC cream?

What is CC cream?

Maybe you’ve heard of BB creams that provide light moisturizing coverage—but have you heard about CC creams? As a three-in-one formula, CC creams provide foundation-level coverage, color correction (where the “CC” comes from), and overall nourishing skincare. If you have dry, combination, acne-prone or mature skin, we’ve found that CC creams are a better fit than BB creams, since they provide additional hydration and coverage.

Depending on your desired look, you can apply a CC cream directly onto your skin or apply a primer first. Either way, you only need a pea-sized amount, and you can gently use your fingers or a sponge/makeup brush to apply it, building as you go.An extra reason we love them? Some CC creams even include SPF for sun protection! So you can skip paying for multiple products and just get one instead.

Our criteria:

Our editors have tested, researched, and scoured thousands of customer reviews to determine the very best natural CC creams that are organic, chemical-free, and luxurious at a variety of prices. We update this list regularly with emerging favorites that meet the below criteria.

  • NATURAL/ORGANIC | Each of these CC creams is made with clean, natural, and organic ingredients that are safe and nourishing for your skin.
  • EFFICACY | We’ve tested and researched these skincare brands to ensure their formulas are effective and will support your skin’s needs with consistent use.
  • AFFORDABILITY | Natural beauty can be expensive! We’ve included brands that are easy on the wallet so we can all benefit from incorporating a little more clean skincare into our routines.

Looking for more natural skincare? Here are our favorite clean and nontoxic skincare brands.

1. Supergoop

Best For | Inclusive range of shades
Natural Ingredients | Irish moss & seaweed extract, apple extract, non-nano zinc oxide
Price | $44

Supergoop is renowned for its 40+ incredible sunscreens on the market, from broad spectrum body lotion to baby-friendly sunblock to CC Screen, a tinted cream with SPF 50. As a skincare-meets-suncare superstar, CC Screen comes in 15 rich shades. Crafted sans PEGs, talc, or any potential skin irritants, we love that this lightweight mineral formula keeps our skin protected and moisturized—and yes, it even color corrects! It’s a workhorse in our summer skin routine—give it a try and see for yourself.

2. Purlisse

Best For | Vitamin C
Natural Ingredients | Hyaluronic acid, zinc oxide, sea buckthorn, vitamin C
Price | $39

Purlisse’s Youth Glow CC Cream is a powerful three-in-one that protects, color-corrects, and brightens your skin all at once—thanks to the infusion of Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Easy to blend into the skin and buildable as a foundation coverage, a little goes a long way for that perfect natural finish. It also provides SPF 50 and doesn’t include any parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, or phthalates. Choose from four shades from fair to medium—if you’re not sure which shade is for you, scroll down the product page for the “See It On Skin Like Yours” feature from other customer reviews.

3. Juice Beauty

Best For | Organic & plant-based ingredients
Natural Ingredients | Organic aloe juice, organic coconut oil, organic grape juice, vitamin C & E
Price | $40

When it comes to ethics, it’s hard to beat Juice Beauty—this brand is certified vegan, cruelty-free, and even uses certified organic ingredients for all its formulas. And the products are effective, too—like the reef-safe Stem Cellular CC Cream, which boasts nearly 700 five-star reviews. This CC cream includes zinc SPF 30, aloe leaf, and coconut oil, but does so without the 4 Ps: parabens, petroleum, pesticides, or phthalates. Sun protection, a dewy finish, and a multi-tasking product for under $40? Can’t do better than that.

4. Honest Beauty

Best For | Affordability
Natural Ingredients | Zinc oxide, rice bran, rosemary, & sunflower extracts, vitamin C, allantoin
Price | $24

If our skin could look like Jessica Alba’s, we’d be thrilled—and now it can 😉, with Honest Beauty’s CCC Clean Corrective Tinted Moisturizer. This 6-in-1 combo product is designed with just enough pigment across the nine blendable shades to cover a wide range of skin tones. Plus, the formula includes zinc oxide, SPF 30, vitamin C, allantoin, and specialty powders that help your skin look as flawless as possible (inside and out!). The coverage we want and the sun protection we need—it’s the best of both worlds, for under $25.

5. CLE Cosmetics

Best For | Primer & foundation combo
Natural Ingredients | Titanium dioxide, fruit & essential oils, flower extracts
Price | $38

Tackle your makeup routine in one easy step with CLE Cosmetics’ CCC Cream (yes, really!). The CCC stands for “Color Control and Change” and is simultaneously a primer, foundation, and moisturizer packed with up to SPF 50. There are an impressive 15 shades available, and thanks to the microcapsule technology, the cream will adjust to your skin as it settles in for a sheer and satiny finish. (It even smells like a summertime dream, with notes of ylang ylang and bergamot essential oils.) Vegan, safe to use, and inclusive, there’s a reason you’ve seen rave reviews about this brand in Vogue, Allure, and WWD—and here, too.