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This formula is a three-pronged hybrid: a CC cream, a protective veil, and a daytime moisturizer all in one potent jar. After the success of the Barcelona-based brand's original Diamond Cocoon day cream, natural pigments were added to the formula's proprietary blend of polymers. They work by forming a protective cocoon over the skin to fight against environmental aggressors like blue light, pollution, and heavy metals. This tinted version also takes things up an important notch with an added infusion of hyaluronic acid and peony to boost moisture while you're evening your complexion.
Why I'm Obsessed
Tinted moisturizer has never really done it for me. When I do test them, I find that by mid-afternoon, it's already melted off to expose the ruddy dry spots underneath my nose and leave my cream blush and bronzer laid bare atop visible pores—like painting my new apartment walls some whimsical color without spackling the holes the crappy tenant before me left behind. I crave the lightweight wear tinted moisturizers and CC creams offer, yet still want the smoothing effects and coverage of a typical foundation. But when this tub hit my desk pre-COVID, my routine was revolutionized.
I opened the jar to reveal a swirl of caramel mousse—I'd never seen anything like the whipped, creamy formula. I dipped in a ring finger and fished out a nickel-sized dollop, and blended it into my skin using the warmth of my hands. Within seconds, the cream transformed to match my skin tone (it comes in one universal shade) and melted into my complexion to a glossy finish that hid redness and blurred my mask-induced dry spots. As I carried on with my routine, I realized the biggest benefit of all: The cream blush I dappled on now looked like strokes in an Impressionist painting, and my go-to powder bronzer blended in beautifully and never caked up. The Diamond Cocoon had primed my skin and created a dewy, bouncy canvas that made the rest of my products look better than ever.
From that day on, my DMs were flooded with compliments and questions about why my skin looked so amazing. Seriously, a deluge. And while some of my skincare staples help deliver select benefits, I always tell whoever asks that the Diamond Cocoon is the only constant. Even through this particularly cruel summer—it's 98 degrees outside as I write this, and my masks have been trapping perspiration in my most breakout-prone areas—the weightless cream stands up to sweat and stays put throughout the day. That's why this formula is truly worth the cash—it's a triple threat. It's moisturizing, preventative of signs of aging, and beautifying with one small dab. And what I love most? My skin still looks like my skin, just the most radiant version of itself. That's one compliment I'll never tire of.
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