I think it’s kind of strange I haven’t tried any Dr. Jart products until now. I’m a sucker for Korean BB creams, and a brand that’s actually available to purchase in the US? Sounds miraculous, right?
I kept putting off purchasing this because for some reason America likes to charge ungodly amounts for BB creams (most which aren’t even serious BB creams). And that pisses me off. Usually I go sample-diving on eBay, but even the samples of most Dr. Jart products were ridiculously expensive. $10 for 3 tiny packets? How about no.
Anyway, I was at Sephora awhile back and asked the Adam Lambert-lookalike employee if I could have a sample of this. At the same time I also got a sample of Boscia’s BB Cream. Which did I like better? Hmmmm.
UV Protection: SPF 25 PA++
-Octinoxate, Octisalate, Titanium Dioxide: Provide sunscreen protection.
-Hyaluronic Acid and Sea Water Extract: Increase skin’s moisture content.
-Aloe & Portulaca Oleracea : Soothe, calm, and treat redness.
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Dimethicone, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Citrate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citric Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sea Water, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Silica, Hexyl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,Disodium, EDTA, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Butylparaben, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
A moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, this all-in-one product also hides imperfections. Made with 50 percent water, Dr. Jart’s Advanced Water Bead Technology helps hydrate and maintain healthy moisture for a dewy, fresh look. Like a drink for your skin, once applied, tiny droplets of water appear before being quickly absorbed, generating an instant soothing and cooling effect. This oil-free balm includes sunscreen ingredients that protect the skin from a broad range of UVA and UVB radiation, leaving skin looking smooth, perfect, and natural.
Okay, I had high hopes for this. Because it’s actually Korean, and not one of those pissy little tinted moisturizers most Western companies try to pass off as BBs. It only comes in one shade, and I was a little apprehensive since it was way more orange than my skin tone. It’s just as light as the swatch on the stock photo, but definitely different on my skin… go figure. You can definitely tell a difference on my hand, and if you can’t, you need to visit an optometrist.
Luckily, this BB cream oxidizes quite well… but that’s only because it’s so watery it hardly holds any pigment. It might look orange right after application, but once you spread this out and it absorbs, it’ll match your skin tone… because there’s nothing else there. If you like really light coverage, this baby’s for you. It’s pretty easy to layer it though, if you’re looking for a little something more.
Aside from the low coverage and the kind of sickening sunscreen smell, I really did enjoy this BB cream for the most part. It has an incredible lightweight texture and blends so easily. As for oil control… eh. My T-zone stayed matte for longer than usual but once the oil hit, it hit hard. So I guess that cancels it out. On the plus side, it’s super hydrating and doesn’t have too glowy of a finish right away. But I still need powder, right? Right.
Pros: Moisturizing, good texture, easily absorbed.
Cons: Light coverage, minimal oil control, only one shade, expensive.
Final Verdict: I probably wouldn’t buy the full-size product, but only because I like a BB cream with more coverage and oil control. If you’re interested in trying this, you can find it at Sephora for $34 USD.
I am however interested in trying out some of the other Dr. Jart BB creams floating around. Black Label, Silver Label, etc etc. Has anyone tried any of those? I’d love to hear your thoughts!