I suppose you could say I’m late to trying Dr. Jart+, which is known to be a Korean skincare brand. But did you know that it’s presently owned by the Estee Lauder Group of Companies? 😀
I remember when, back in the day, they were well regarded for their BB Cream and sheet masks. A friend gave me some samples of the BB Cream to try, which I did find very impressive, but never got around to buying or using. Ditto their skincare. It was always there, on the edge of my consciousness, but never really making its way into my shopping basket and onto my vanity.
I think it’s because it arrived on the cusp of the K-beauty wave, and a lot of K-beauty was very affordable. Dr. Jart wasn’t what I’d call ‘affordable’, so I did overlook it.
All that changed with the iconic Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream recently.
I actually bought the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream a couple of months ago, because I had just finished my other face creams, but my skin was not behaving well. I felt that it was dehydrated, and it wasn’t as healthy as it should be.
It was about this time that I also went back to using Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 in my routine. I still had retinol in my routine, and Vitamin C as my actives. So, when it came to my moisturiser, I wanted something simple and not packed with actives.
What I wanted in a moisturiser was a cream textured product that would moisturize my skin, strengthen my skin barrier, and keep my skin healthy. I have been using products with ceramides off and on, so when my skin turned to be flaky and breakout prone, I decided more drastic action was needed.
I stumbled on the Ceramidin Cream quite randomly online, and was reminded of it. I had tried the lotion in the past and was not impressed, but I felt anything was worth a shot. So I got myself a tube, and to say I’m smitten would be an understatement! 😛
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream
The Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream is targeted at those who have dry skin, like me. There is a lotion version for those who have oilier skin.
What makes this cream unique is that it is supercharged with more actives to increase skin’s barrier strength, moisture, and bounce. It contains twice the 5-Cera Complex to strengthen the skin barrier, and a vitamin-derived Panthenol for moisture and barrier reinforcement for water retention. It is made with 5 types of ceramides.
Ceramides are a lipid (fats) that are found naturally in the top layer of our skin. It is like a glue that hold our skin cells together, so our skin barrier is kept intact, strong and healthy. A healthy and strong skin barrier will prevent moisture loss, so our skin remains more hydrated and are able to protect us from environmental aggressions. Our skin makes less of these ceramides as we age, and with exposure to the sun. Many of our skin problems can be attributed to a weak or compromised skin barrier, which can be made worse by exfoliation, acids, stress, pollution etc.
Using a skincare product with ceramides helps us rebuild these skin barrier protection, and gives us healthier, more hydrated, better skin. I can certainly vouch for this in a recent skin test I did! 😀
Ever since I used creams with ceramides and experienced their benefits, I now actively seek out such creams. The plus point is that most creams that are packed with ceramides aren’t terribly expensive, and they usually aren’t very irritating either.
Thick cream with a velvety texture that absorbs well into the skin
As it’s been so long since we’d heard of Dr. Jart Ceramidin being peddled, I wasn’t expecing the beige coloured cream that came out of the tube.
There is no colour once applied on the skin, and it has a thick, creamy consistency that I thoroughly love. I live for textures like this, which all dry skinned gals can probably resonate with.
Despite the thick texture, it isn’t heavy or oily, but instead has a lovely velvety texture that spreads easily over the skin and sinks right in. I do not discern any greasy residue, only a soft, smooth, velvety feeling on my skin.
Initially, I used Ceramidin Cream only at night, because I thought it would be too heavy for use in the day. I use it over facial oils or retinol at night, and my skin feels sufficiently moisturised.
However, I noticed more marked improvements when my day cream ran out, and I started using Ceramidin Cream in the day as well. I just use a little less, but it sinks into my skin so comfortably, and sits so well under makeup (the few times I’ve worn makeup) and sunscreen. It isn’t heavy nor oily nor greasy at all!
Dry skin is more hydrated and feels firmer and stronger
How do I know that my skin is more hydrated and well moisturised?
The first thing I noticed after about 2-3 weeks, was that the dry skin on my cheeks were less noticeable. Breakouts on my chin and jawline (which can also be attributed to mask-wearing) were reduced, and my skin did not feel as rough to the touch. I believe that my breakouts were reduced because my skin barrier was being strengthened and it was more resistant to bacteria. Improvements were more noticeable once I started using it day and night.
My suspicion was confirmed when I went for a skin test and evaluation recently at the Ambassade Biologique Recherche (a story for another day!), where they used machines to test the moisture level of your skin, and I scored a whopping 100% for hydration!
Surprised? I was shocked!
At every skin evaluation I’ve been to, I’ve always been told that my skin lacks hydration, and that it was dehydrated. This time, even the therapist was taken aback LOL! 😛 While I cannot attribute the drastic improvements to just this tube of Ceramidin Cream (I will tell you another trick I’ve been using, with great success at keeping skin well hydrated and moisturised) I can say that it has helped.
My skin also feels stronger and firmer. It feels more resistant to breakouts and clogged pores, and while it might be vain for me to say this, I think my skin is doing pretty well for my age 😀
I also like the packaging, which I find handy as the tube is not obtrusive. It will also satisfy those who find jars unhygienic (I don’t – I’m the only one using it after all).
It’s easy to squeeze out just the right amount that you need each time, although I personally feel it’s easier to get out every last bit from a tub 🙂
I love this moisturiser, and I think I’m definitely getting another tube once I’m done, even if I have 23487 other creams in my cupboard staring back at me 😛 I definitely want to keep it for daytime use, because I feel that it keeps my skin more moisturised, and feeling more comfortable throughout the day, when there is more moisture loss due to the heat.
I only wish I had tried this years earlier!
IN A NUTSHELL
The Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream is a thick textured cream that applies on skin with a velvety feel. There is no heavy oily or greasy feel or residue on skin. I use this on my dry skin both day and night, and it serves me very well. It is packed with ceramides that are so amazing for strengthening our skin barrier and keeping our skin healthy and hydrated. I noticed significant results after using it both day and night for about 2-3 weeks and my skin no longer feels dry and tight. I seem to breakout less, and I registered 100% hydration on a recent skin machine evaluation, which made me very happy! Definitely one I’m keeping in my routine for years to come.
Handy packaging for the cream
Thick cream feels very comfortable and comforting on skin
With regular use, dry skin is improved
Skin feels stronger and healthier, firmer and less prone to breakouts
Skin hydration and moisture is significantly improved
A little pricey
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone with dry skin, Anyone with sensitive and dry skin
PRICE: RM180 | US$48 | £34 for 50ml
For those interested, this is the ingredient list for the Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cetearyl Olivate, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, 2,3-Butanediol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NG, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AS, Ceramide AP, Cholesterol, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cellulose Gum, Dextrin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Citronellol, Tocopherol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
Have you tried using Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream? Any other Dr. Jart products I should try?
I must say that my interest is piqued after my positive experience with Ceramidin Cream. You wouldn’t imagine that a mere moisturiser would have me waxing lyrical about it, but here I am! And I can tell you, you probably will too once you’ve tried it! 😀