Describe the brand in three words.
Korean. Dermatologists. Mid-priced.
Who is it for?
Stressed, reddened, itchy, annoyed, damaged, inflamed skins. Everything from eczema to acne, dermatitis to dry.
What’s in it?
What’s not in it?
Artificial fragrance or color, denatured alcohol, triethanolamine, sulfate-based surfactants, triclosan, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and DEA
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Shea butter, but I suspect it’s esters as it’s rich but not overly clogging.
Essential oils are in it but they are used for their therapeutic side, not fragrance side, and you can’t smell them.
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Not vegan as it contains beeswax. It’s a hybrid product. Natural and man-made.
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
Unknown, but they list China as a stockist so somewhere along the line it’s probable.
How does it smell?
It doesn’t really. It smells of a medicated cream. Comforting. Mr Hirons says it smells like soap, but he’s wrong.
How do you use it?
Apply to the area as and when needed. Warm it a little in your fingertips to loosen it.
Can it be taken around the eyes?
Yes. I wouldn’t put on the lid, it could make you puffy.
Best for winter or summer?
Whenever your skin is stressed. I could see it being good for sunburn or winter chapped skin…
How long did I test it for?
I’ve had it for a few weeks and used it solidly for about 72 hours.
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
$48.00 for 1.7ozs.
Works well with?
On its own or over a soothing oil/serum. I used it directly on the skin on its own, and then after 48 hours or so over Zelens Treatment D Drops.
What’s the website like?
Informational, not transactional. Sells through Sephora.
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Limited. Sephora wouldn’t normally count as limited but when that’s the only retailer then that has its limits.
What’s good about it?
I picked this up in Sephora when I was with Stef last month. I frequently get reactions on my skin when I travel, it’s incredibly annoying as I usually have to do a lot of camera-facing work and it can be demoralising when your skin doesn’t play ball. I generally have it under control these days, but I did have a reaction in LA this time around, and I needed help quickly.
Stef let me borrow her Ceramidin Cream when it first flared up, but when we were in Sephora I opted for this heavier, more intensive version.
Tiger Grass Cream is designed to reinforce the skin, relieving redness and inflammation while hydrating and nourishing the epidermis. It’s comfortably thick, but absorbs well, is perfectly fine used underneath makeup and leaves a layer, but not a thick residue, if that makes sense.
I used it religiously, reapplying literally twice an hour until the flaking subsided. I kept it on my bedside so that if I woke up during the night I reapplied.
I used it under makeup for Gen Beauty and I flew home covered in it.
I ceased use (after about a week) when I started to get tiny whiteheads in the mornings, a sign for me that the epidermis was calmer and my skin was repaired, and reacting as it should to what would be a heavy product for me under normal circumstances.
I wish I had bought the Ceramidin Cream to follow it up with!
What’s not so good about it?
Nothing. It’s a good product and does what it says on the tin. So to speak.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Do you need it?
If your skin is sore, not cooperating, sensitised or just plain up in smoke, yes.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream is $48.00 for 1.7ozs from Sephora.com.