Describe the brand in three words.
Korean. Dermatologist led.
Who is it for?
‘Dull, redness, dryness and eczema’.
I would add ‘aging’.
What’s in it?
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
What’s not in it?
mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, benzophenone, talc, BHT, TEA, ethanol, animal raw materials, artificial fragrances
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
silicones (although you wouldn’t know it to feel the cream)
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Man made with natural ingredients.
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
Unknown, there is no mention of it on their site or on their packaging, but they sell in China, so at some point, probably.
How does it smell?
How do you use it?
Apply after Ceramidin Liquid or serum.
Can it be taken around the eyes?
Best for winter or summer?
How long did I test it for?
Approx 2.5 months.
How much is it?/Size
$58.00 for 50ml.
Works well with?
Ceramidin Liquid/rest of the range.
What’s the website like?
Hit and miss. Not enough product info, the home page is a little like Into The Gloss, with less useful info. On the plus side, they do feature Instagrams from customers that also mention other brands, something a lot of other brands refuse to do. drjart.com
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Sephora in the US, not so clear where else in the world, the website lists countries, but doesn’t have the search capability.
What’s good about it?
Everything. I love this cream. So much so that I subsequently bought the entire range. And two back-ups of the cream.
Ceramides occur naturally in our skin, but along with good bladder control and your natural hair colour, your ability to retain them decreases as you age. Brands such as Elizabeth Arden have been using ceramides for years, and this range from Dr. Jart+ is very welcome.
Ceramides are necessary for among other things, water retention, so the first thing you’ll notice when you are lacking in them is that your skin is dull, dehydrated and has lack of tone. Therefore, when you use products containing them, you’ll immediately notice an improvement in the overall tone and texture of your skin. The cream works well after retinols, acids, anti-aging serums and on its own. The texture is reassuringly thick, but the effect on the skin is not. It’s not sticky, it’s not greasy, it doesn’t ‘roll’. I’m currently using it on the kids as an after-sun, and they let me apply it with no complaints, which means there is no ‘sting’ and no ‘smell’. It absorbs brilliantly.
No matter what I am testing, this has stayed permanently on my dressing table since I bought it, hence the Hall of Fame positioning.
What’s not so good about it?
Not much. I genuinely love it.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Already have. Bought the entire range.
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream is $48.00 and available from Sephora.com