29 Oct Makeup Review, Swatches: Dr. Jart Water Fuse Smart Gel Beauty Balm, CC Essence Balm Treatment Serum + Color Correction
Dr. Jart has been a very popular skincare line in South Korea for years — sparking the BB phenomenon — until recently coming over to North America to share its skin brightening technology with us all.
The Dr. Jart Water Fuse Smart Gel Beauty Balm ($36.00) is the first jelly textured BB cream that contains an Ultra Hydrating + Memory Activated Formula with SPF 30. Its jelly texture has resilient shape-memory polymers that help to prevent pore-widening and wrinkle formation, while smoothing the skin’s surface.
Oil-free, free of artificial ingredients and fragrances and ideal for all skin types, it contains:
Mangosteen – Antioxidant
Snow Lotus – Anti-inflammatory
Grapeseed Oil – Brightening
Grapefruit Extract – Pore-tightening and Sebum controlling
Available in Light-Medium and Medium-Dark, its spherical container swivels open and closed. It comes with a plastic mini-spoon applicator meant to scoop out the BB cream onto your hand.
The jelly-like texture at first is a bit thick, but, you’ll find that it is best to apply the BB cream to the back of your hand, to work with the texture. It covers imperfections pretty well and never left a cakey residue. I found that it does take a bit of time to work with and melt into your skin. I much prefer the CC cream…
Dr. Jart CC Essence Balm Treatment Serum + Color Correction ($42.00) hydrates, brightens and provides anti-aging benefits with a broad spectrum SPF 24. It’s the perfect BB companion and provides flawless coverage.
It corrects your skintone and naturally covers blemishes. Infused with moisturizers and antioxidants, it illuminates and hydrates skin with elasticity adding a “bounce” to your skin.
Suitable for even troubled or hypersensitive skin, this is such a smooth, easy-to-blend CC cream. The compact comes in a sleek white case with two compartments: one for your sponge applicator, which sits on the fastened cap that protects your CC cream.
White and neutral swirls are infused together, so you get both skincare and cosmetic benefits in one swipe. I applied directly to my face and loved how it felt — serum-based nutrients replenishes and freshens makeup throughout the day.
Seven essential vitamins are found in a 7-free formula (free of 1.4 dioxane, mineral oil, tar color, formaldehyde, animal-origin material, benzopheone-5 and artificial fragrance). Ingredients include:
Vitamin A – Improves skin elasticity
Vitamin B1 – Smooths skin texture
Vitamin B2 – Helps cell renewal
Vitamin B3 – Evens complexion
Vitamin B5 – Calms irritated skin
Vitamin C – Brightens dark spots
Vitamin E – Moisturizes skin
Rumex Crispus Root Extract – Soothes troubled skin
Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract & Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract – Adds moisture to skin
I am so glad Dr. Jart has found a market in North America, bringing its skincare technology to the world.
Which one will you choose, beauties? The BB or CC Cream? How about both?
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– Theresa Romano
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