What are the best Dr Jart+ products?
The Korean brand has taken the beauty world by storm thanks to its innovative rubber masks, eye-catching packaging and fun approach to skincare.
But what catches your eye isn’t necessarily what works best for skin. The hardest-working ingredients are rarely sexy.
I don’t want you to fall for the hype. Here’s a quick guide to the best Dr Jart+ products so you can skip the fancy duds and go straight to the underrated highlights:
Best For Anti-Aging: Dr Jart+ Peptidin Firming Serum With Energy Peptides ($48.00)
Dr Jart+ Peptidin Firming Serum With Energy Peptides is loaded with peptides, little molecules that tell skin cells to act and behave younger. For example, they trigger them to produce more collagen, hydrate skin etc… Problem is, most of the studies on peptides come from the manufacturer, so we don’t know how well peptides work yet. So why did I include this serum in this list? It’s packed with other goodies: niacinamide to reduce wrinkles and dark spots, algae and other plant extracts to fight premature wrinkles and glycerin to hydrate skin. Unfortunately, it also contains lavender and bergamot oils, which can be irritating for sensitive skin.
Best Moisturiser: Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Cream ($48.00)
Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Cream takes its name from ceramides, oily waxes that make up part of your skin’s protective barrier. Ceramides waterproof skin: they trap moisture into your skin, keeping it hydrated and helping it withstand the assaults of the elements. Plus, the cream has shea butter to moisturise skin and its fair share of antioxidants to prevent wrinkles. I just wish it didn’t have bergamot oil (it can be irritating for sensitive skin). But hey, you can’t have everything, right?
Best Mask For Oily Skin: Dr Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution ($9.00)
Dr Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution can’t make pimples disappear overnight. So how does it help oily, acne-prone skin? It has niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 that soothes inflammation (the root cause of acne), reduces redness and fades away dark spots pimples leave behind. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a form of Vitamin C that targets both wrinkles and acne. It fights free radicals and reduces sebum oxidation (a main cause of acne and inflammation). Plus silica to absorb excess oil and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin. It’s the perfect cocktail for your skin type.
Best Mask For Dry Skin: Dr Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask ($6.00)
One of the few Dr Jart+ masks without alcohol or essential oils, Water Replenishment Mask is a godsend for dry skin. It’s loaded with humectants, ie. ingredients that draw moisture from the air into the skin – and keep it there. Hyaluronic Acid is the best at this: it holds up to 1000 times its weight in water! All that extra moisture plumps up your skin so your fine lines look smaller, softens its texture and gives you a radiant glow. Plus, the mask has chamomile to soothe irritations.
Available at: Sephora
Best BB Cream: Dr Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm SPF 25 ($36.00)
First things first: Dr Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm SPF 25 can’t detoxy skin. No skincare product can. That’s a job for your liver and kidneys. But it’s still one of the best BB creams out there for fair skin (it can look a bit ashen on darker skin tones). The silky texture glides smoothly on the skin, providing a light, soft matte coverage that hides minor flaws without looking dull or flat. It’s loaded with antioxidants to fight wrinkles, arbutin to fade away dark spots and titanium dioxide + zinc oxide to provide broad spectrum sun protection. All bases covered.
P.S. If you want to use this BB Cream in place of sunscreen, you have to use it like a sunscreen. That means applying 1/3 of a teaspoon for face and neck.
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