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TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream SPF30/PA++ Review

TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream Review and Swatches

A while back I purchased the Tonymoly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream SPF30 / PA++ to see what the CC Cream Hype was all about. For 1.75 oz of product, it’s a really good deal. If you are unsure of what a CC Cream is supposed to do, CC Creams are supposed to have high SPF, alleviate uneven skintones, and have a lighter and better texture so your real skin shines through.

$12.85 for 1.75 fl. oz. from

I had to take a picture of the packaging because I can’t find the ingredients online.
TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream IngredientsAnimal Testing Policy
Buzznet says they are cruelty-free.

The Website Says
TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream CC cream makes perfectly natural skin tone as providing natural color change and skin care effect with moist radiance. Black/red/yellow color capsule pops and perfectly mixes up upon applying on skin to naturally conceals redness and imperfections. 7 Free – parabene, benzo phenon, talc, mineral oil, organic pigment, sulfate surfactant. Skincare – Uv Protection, Anti-wrinkle, whitening, water base 45%, moisturizing up. Makeup – Color change fitting skintone, perfect appliance, gorgeous tone correction, blemish coverage, radiance + aura

  • * Sunscreen
  • * Whitening
  • * Wrinkle Repair
  • * Radiance
  • * Moisture
  • * Primer
  • * Makeup Base

Shades Available
1 Color adjusting shade.

TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream Swatch

TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream Swatch
TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream Swatch – unblended on my cheek
TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream - half on my face
TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream – half on my face

TONYMOLY Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream - fully on my face

Wearing Tonymoly
Wearing TonyMoly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream

This comes packaged in an airless pump, which keeps the ingredients light free and away from the air, so it doesn’t degrade. I think the Tonymoly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream is beautiful. It lets my real skin shine through without making me look like a wet rat. It does have a dewy finish, which has taken some time for me to get used to. I find it nicely moisturizing. I still wear my PCA Skin Weightless Moisturizer with SPF 45 underneath it, which is what I do with all of my products. Because I live in Florida and the sun is brutal here, I feel like I can’t ever be too careful with sun protection.

I can’t speak to it having whitening properties, because my skin is already light and I’m not trying to lighten it even more. I do think it does a great job of keeping my skin hydrated without it becoming a total oil slick. If I set it with NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, it looks really nice. It does work well beneath a powder or liquid foundation but I like the looks of it on its own.

I thought the one shade self-adjusting would be gimmicky, but it really works! You blend it in and it changes to match your skintone. It does have a sweet sort of flowery scent that eventually fades. I’m usually put off by scented foundations but this one smells pleasing to me. It really does a nic ejob of evening out my skintone and blurring imperfections without feeling heavy or cakey.

Overall, I’m thorougly impressed with the Tonymoly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream SPF30 / PA++. It’s a fantastic cc cream, especially for the price! You don’t normally find 1.75 fl. oz for $12.75.

Have you tried any CC Creams? What’s your favorite?



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  • I doubt this product is cruelty free. The Buzznet article says it is sold in China, and we know what that means! I saw this brand for the first time when I was in Hong Kong recently and I really wanted to buy some but being an Asian brand they’d have to be mad not to be selling in China, being such a big market, unfortunately. 🙁

    • PoppyVelvet See, it can be sold ONLY in Hong Kong and be cruelty-free, as long as it’s sold nowhere else in China. It’s really disappointing if it’s not cruelty-free. I checked out several sources online, which quoted the brand as saying they were cruelty-free, but when I went to the brand website, I kept getting errors that it was filled with malware so I couldn’t email the brand directly.

      • I really hope it is cruelty free, I’d love to try some of their products. I actually got given some samples of their BB cream. I tried one the other day, it looked grey but when I put it on my face it looked good!

      • Any news on this issue? I’ve tried a sample and would really like to buy this CC cream, but there’s so little info about whether it’s really cruelty free or not.

  • I have bought it 2 months ago, but haven’t used it yet, too many products to try, lol….

  • It seems to get great reviews on every blog so I recently ordered it. I’m pretty excited about it! Unfortunately, I ordered from Korea so it might take a while!

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