dr jart

Dr Jart is a Korean skincare brand started by 2 dermatologists in 2004. They had actually started off with a BB cream product and gradually expanded their skincare and beauty line. In 2013, Dr Jart launched their Ceramidin line which received rave reviews. In fact, Dr Jart’s Ceramidin Cream is one of those products which is so highly raved in the skincare community that I just had to try it out for myself. After my beloved Stratia Liquid Gold was fully used up to its last golden drop, I started on this product.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Vegetable Oil, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethiconol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Algae Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Soluble Collagen, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, C12-16 Alcohols, Ceramide 3, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate, Copolymer, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Palmitic Acid, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polysorbate 60, Caramel, Cellulose Gum, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Folic Acid, Acetic Acid, Cholesterol, Raffinose, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Tromethamine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4

How does the Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream fare?

Dr Jart’s Ceramidin Cream is touted to be a rich and powerful moisturiser infused with ceramides to strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier while delivering a moisture boost. Supercharged with the power of ceramides, this moisturiser quenches dehydrated skin and supports the skin’s moisture barrier with time-released hydration for up to 26 hours. It helps prevent chronic water loss and seals in moisture to relieve dryness and irritation caused by environmental stress. It improves the appearance of fine lines, flakiness, and tightness, leaving skin looking and feeling healthier and smoother.

Despite its name, the only ceramide included in this product is Ceramide 3. The other ceramide-containing products that I had tried before (such as Stratia Liquid Gold, Cerave PM Lotion, and Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster) all contained at least 3 different forms of ceramides. Ceramides typically have a more synergistic effect when used together. However, I still believe that formulation is king so I gave this product a try too.  My original intent was to incorporate this product in both my daytime as well as nighttime skincare routine. However I find that this product doesn’t wear very well underneath my sunscreen and makeup. I’m not sure if it’s because I use so much sunscreen or because this cream actually takes some time to be fully absorbed into the skin. Either way, my makeup looks patchy and weird whenever I use this product in the mornings. Therefore I’ve regulated it to only nighttime use.

When I first started using this product, I was actually experiencing some breakouts due to a sensitivity from another moisturiser. It was quite risky for me to switch to this moisturiser as I wasn’t sure at that time if it would cause further breakouts but I had no other choice. Luckily this cream would prove to be the saviour of my skin. From the very first night that I use this product, I noticed that the inflammation in my skin calmed down and it felt intensively hydrated, smoother and plumped out the next morning. Subsequent uses left my skin feeling soft and nourished. Because of this moisturiser, I actually looked forward to doing my nighttime routine even when I’m feeling dead tired. I knew that my skin the morning after would look much better if I use this moisturiser therefore I persisted. In fact, I took this moisturiser with me on a trip recently to Australia and used it as my night cream. It kept my skin so moist and nourished the whole night that my skin felt super soft and smooth the next morning even though the humidity in Australia is way lower than Singapore. I hate to buy into the hype but I must truly say that this time, this product is worth all the hype and accolades!

Where can you find it?

You can purchase this product from Sephora SG. It retails at S$77 (50ml sized).

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