Dr.Jart+ may sound like a doctor but there isn’t one behind this line of products. The name is more of a philosophy behind an innovative skincare brand from Korea. According to their website Dr.Jart+ stands for “doctor joins art.” The “doctor” part refers to the fact that they use the best skincare ingredients along with innovative techniques and formulations. The “j” stands for “joins” and “art” to the artful experiences they draw from to create high-performance derma skincare with a playful twist. Read more about this towards the end of this article. It’s all intended to bring a smile to your face.
The company was founded in Seoul in 2005 by Lee Jin-wook, who used to make a living as an architect. It was around that time that he was introduced to a makeup-like blemish balm, only available in dermatology clinics. Of course, he was inspired by its hybrid functionality, so he began collaborating with labs to create BB Cream. It was to be a blend of powerful skincare benefits that had the same coverage as the typical foundation.
The BB Cream became an instant hit in Korea and so Leeo, as people call Lee, began to reimagine the possibilities of what skincare could be. He was just starting and didn’t stop there as his new dream was to create derma skincare. A project that would bring together the most advanced ingredients and technology into life-enriching formulas.
Leeo believes a good idea can come from anywhere. Thus, he and his team are inspired by everything from microbiology to the latest breakthroughs in aerospace, art, culture, and even material sciences. Dr.Jart+ products are known for the formulas they developed right in their skin-science labs. Some of their most beloved collections around the world include Ceramidin Cream, Cicapair Color Correcting Treatment, and Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution Mask.
The creams and other products all contain Ceramidin Complex, their own blend of five ceramides that deeply moisturize and help strengthen the moisture barrier of the skin to prevent water loss. The textures and hydration properties of these products are suitable for every skin type, making them best-sellers.
These creams are also specially formulated with the regenerative power of Tiger Grass, also known as Centella Asiatica or Cica. These ingredients are marketed as soothing, and the claim is they help calm and moisturize the look of your skin. These products are already well known around the world and all the rage in Asia, Europe, and North America
Dr.Jart+ also has masks that are quite similar to the common Korean skincare masks, already world-famous. However, the masks this company makes provide on-demand concentrated solutions to skin concerns like redness due to various causes. Furthermore, the packaging is modern and colorful.
As you can see, Dr.Jart+ is obsessive about ensuring that their products deliver high-performance derma care in a playful manner that adds to unique experiences for many of your senses.
Dr.Jart+ Color Correcting Products
Cicapair Tiger Correcting Treatment
This is a color correcting treatment containing SPF 30 and 1.7 ounces of product. It currently holds a 4.4 out of 5 rating on Amazon, where it sells for $61.48 — $36.16 per ounce. The cream-foundation is marketed to decrease blemishes, redness, and inflammation and you can use it on any part of your body.
The cream is inspired by the true legend of Asian tigers who roll in Centella Asiatica to heal their battle wounds. It’s an all-in-one treatment that includes a color-changing capsule to cover blemishes and neutralize redness. It can also restore fatigued skin and provide a more vibrant appearance.
The Tiger grass plant has healing properties and counteracts irritation and it’s suitable for all types of skin. The medicinal properties of this plant as a recovery system to help support wounded skin have been recognized for centuries.
In Turn, the product is free from harmful ingredients that cause skin irritation such as artificial fragrance or color, denatured alcohol, triethanolamine, sulfate-based surfactants, triclosan, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and Diethanolamine (DTA).
In addition, it’s free of sulfates like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. It also contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Jart Cicapair Correcting Treatment
This is also a color correcting treatment containing SPF30 and 0.50 ounces of product. It currently holds 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
This treatment is part of the US Cicapair collection and marketed as the ultimate Cica skin care. Not only does it soothe and calm sensitive skin but decreases redness by using Tiger grass from the Asian wetlands. Dr. Jart+ uses new technology to further fortify skin with their advanced proprietary ingredients.
For instance, Jartbiome is a blend of four probiotics essential for skin microbiome balance, while Centella Rx is an intense natural soothing blend with Tiger grass. Similarly, Houttuyniae Extract, Yarrow Oil, Ilex Coarnuta, and Cicabond apparently repairs skin damage along with Arabinogalactan, an ivy derivative and minerals like calcium and magnesium.
Other Products by Dr.Jart+
Their Cica skin care product ingredients are also quite popular, the company markets them as an exclusive blend of serums, creams, and drops created to deliver the power of Cica skin care straight to your complexion.
In turn, the soft Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream moisturizes and soothes dry, sensitive skin while helping calm redness and irritation, according to the description on Dr.Jart+ website. They add that the innovative formula of this Cica skin care product helps strengthen your skin defenses and protects it against dryness. It also repairs damage caused by external stressors.
Then there’s the Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist, a Cica skin care spray that soothes sensitive skin as soon as you put it on. It also delivers lasting relief from redness and irritation. Likewise, the Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming gel cream has an ultra-light texture. This is due to its gel formulation that hydrates and soothes sensitive skin. As if that wasn’t enough, this Cica skin care product is also great to treat mild sunburn according to the company.
Dr.Jart+ Color Correcting Cream Review
A reviewer who used this cream reports being excited to try it out because they’re already fans of Dr. Jart+. They tried it several times and applied it immediately after warming it beforehand and after a moisturizer, as TikTokers recommend. However, it left that white cast that comes with a lot of sunscreens. Not only that, but it also drew attention to their dryness or flakiness and made them look dehydrated.
Their face did feel super-protected from the sun but they could feel the product on their face all day. It was kind of like having a shield. In turn, the cream did even out their skin tone in a uniformly pallid way that makes you look great in pictures.
Another reviewer reports having used various green correctors before but none of them worked like Cicapair. They slathered it over several layers of moisturizer on their skin, the same that was quite red due to a retinol increase and it turned it into an even, smooth color.
The cream stayed green at first but this color faded after about 20 seconds of blending. The cream is the consistency of paint and smells a bit like it too. However, it definitely reduces redness, at least for pale tones.
A third reviewer adds that they had to use makeup remover to wipe the cream off at night and the cotton pad came out beige, so the color of the cream apparently changes throughout the day. It lightly stings the skin and has a strong scent. They think the whole phenomenon of using it is entertaining. However, they think using a regular tinted moisturizer works better on darker skin.
What Exactly Are Color Concealers?
If you’ve ever visited a makeup aisle you’ve probably noticed that there are colors that don’t match any Earthly skin tones. In fact, there are some odd greens, lavenders, and yellows you’re supposed to apply to your skin. What are they for?
You may be surprised but these color correcting concealers blend quite well with the color of your skin and make you look flawless on pictures and video. Not only that, they conceal imperfections and correct them to even out your skin tone. Yes, you can disguise pimples, scars, under-eye circles, and even rosacea with the right color and application technique. You can also use these products to enhance healthy skin and brighten it even more.
Indeed, it’s kind of intimidating to apply green, red or purple pigments all over your face but they’ll actually blend in if you use them correctly. The result is seemingly flawless skin as this technique uses complementary colors, the opposing hues in a color wheel, to neutralize unwanted complexion tones such as redness and bluish, under-eye circles.
To apply it, you blend the color outward all over the face using a damp makeup sponge before applying your foundation for a more even application. Let’s see what are the most common color correcting tones.
This color basically neutralizes the redness common in conditions like acne and rosacea and can even out skin tone.
Purple correctors help eliminate paleness in yellow and brown complexions. Thus, this tone is great to conceal scars and revive dull skin. If you remember color theory, purple counteracts yellows and brightens the surface, aka the skin, and adds a glowing healthy look.
This color counteracts bluish tones so you would use it to lighten under-eye shadows and dark circles if you have light skin. These tones are also great as eyeshadow primer.
Pink, orange and red concealers are great for those with warm to dark skin tones who want to camouflage discoloration or dark circles. The pink ones specifically help mask signs of fatigue and brighten dull skin.
Ok, let’s now look at how this company blends science and art in everything they do, just like we promised at the beginning of this article.
This is an immersive, ever changing retail space on a quiet street in Seoul, Korea. The space embodies Dr.Jart+’s belief that what they put into everything they create is as important as what they keep out. They refer to the core elements of nature: clean water, light and air. This is because they know how essential these elements are for healthy-looking skin.
Their filter concept comes to life even before customers walk through the door as the building looks like a giant filtration system. Furthermore, they can experiment with interactive filters like a purified water bar and air shower inside the lab-like space.
The art projects in this space are constantly evolving and are mostly interactive and experiential. The Filterspace installations are specially designed to playfully bring their products to life.
Dr.Jart+ is artfully expressive about the value of the authentic, natural beauty of a healthy person. The essential elements for beauty come together in Filterspace and visitor can experience water, light, and air in a most refined form. Thus, the space is one of the cleanest most comfortable experiences in a city full of environmental pollution.
The team at Dr.Jart+ kept the original shape of the building and placed a large air-conditioning system on the rooftop. It makes it look like a piece of functional machinery as it connects each floor with air ducts. You can explore them via a staircase with access to each floor and be in contact with air. The punched stainless steel plates make it look like a filter during the day but its real shape comes to life at night.
This isn’t the only way to find air though, you can also enter the space on the ground floor via an air shower booth designed to filter outside contaminants. Then, you get to start a new healthy routine at the water bar – where you drink purified water. Their logic is that water is the most fundamental element of the human body and thus, a recipe for life. It seems right.
It’s no wonder, after all, Dr.Jart+’s attitude toward nature was central to the design of Filterspace. They just had to deliver a behavioral experience from a visual experience. Thus, they attempted to capture the clearness of water, and the purity of air and light.
They actually used several water purification systems to install a large water tank and faucet performance unit. All so their customers could wash their hands and drink purified water. Not only that, they collaborated with what they consider the best air conditioning design firm in Korea to build the large air conditioning system we mentioned above. It allows the separation of indoor and outdoor air while also cleaning the outside air to provide fresh air inside. As you can imagine, these air ducts are naturally exposed to the exterior of each floor and the air conditioning system is exposed to the roof. It’s a great way to merge the old building with new technology.
Their vision was clear, they wanted the building to look different in the day than it did at night. The skin of the punched stainless steel plates looks like a simple mass during the day but it all comes together with the ducts at night. They didn’t hide or adapt the process of these newly created elements because they wanted to expose the essence of the space. That is, they wanted to keep the visual proportions and balance in order to be more authentic.
As you can see, Dr.Jart+ is definitely innovative and unique but neither cruelty-free nor vegan, which they don’t claim to be. All brands are sold in Mainland China and the laws there require manufacturers to give samples of their products for third party testing on animals.
However, Dr.Jart+ focuses on high quality formulations that are free of parabens and phthalates. The first are commonly used as preservatives of beauty products while the second improves their texture and slip. Both are approved by the FDA in small amounts but you might want to avoid them if you can as they’ve been linked to endocrine disruption. There are safer preservatives that can sustain the shelf life of a products. So, yay for Dr.Jart+ on this!
Furthermore, not all Dr.Jart+ products are non-comedogenic but the high quality ingredients in their formulas are geared towards skin so, don’t worry too much about their products clogging your pores.
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