First of all, this bb cream has good coverage. It's not that I slap it on but it is more foundation-like than regular bb creams. My dark circles and slight redness become almost completely invisible.
However, this comes at the price of ashy, unnatural coloured skin. This bb cream is quite grey, which is meant to make the face appear whiter/brighter. I am NC30-35 (winter-summer) - medium complexion with yellow/olive undertones - and you can immediately tell when I have this on due to the colour. And its not like you have other colour options so you are stuck with the greyish cast, which IMHO is a similar effect to the complexions of ahjummas who slather on shiseido that is five shades too light.
Another reason why I stopped its use was because it clogged my pores. I followed my skincare regimen as per usual but suddenly I was breaking out and had little bumps all over my cheeks and jaw. Having abandoned this product my skin is returning to normal but I'll probably be left with some scars.
Long term whitening benefits I cannot comment on as I seldom use this but one of the ingredients listed is arbutin so the product does have legitimate basis for the whitening claim. The SPF 35 would certainly keep you from burning in any case.
Overall the product has very good coverage and probably does whiten in the long term but believe me, it is really not worth it.
nonono. no for me. this thing is extremely thick and has gray tone to it. also its wayyy too oily for me. i had to blot every single hour wearing this. while this has decent coverage, the color is just not right! makes me look sick and ghostlike.
This has AMAZING coverage so you dont need any other makeup, No concealer or powder because this is mattifying. It is very light in color and i think its great for acne skin. But I dont know of any skin care in it?
Among all the BB creams I've used, this is by far the best. It has excellent coverage. It looks natural and doesn't have that ashy grey tone once settled down on the skin. I like its matte texture. No oilies and my skin feels smooth. The shade sits perfectly on my NC20 complexion. The tube is small enough to fit into my cosmetic pouch. I'm happy that I don't have to travel with glass bottles of liquid foundation anymore! It washes off very easily with water and there's no grease or stickiness. I have hyper sensitive skin and this one didn't irritate my skin at all. I use a thin layer of pressed powder on top cause I live in a humid country and I don't like my makeup to melt.
This is one of my most favourite foundations! This foundation can be used alone or as a base from what it says on the packaging. It was made to cover any redness you may have on your face and it really is true to its word! I have some acne scars and redness on my cheeks so when I apply this on, it gives my face a flawless look! I use it alone since the colour seems to match my skin well (for reference I'm NC25) and finish it off with some powder on top. If you think the colour doesn't match your skin, just mix it in with a bit of your regular foundation and that should do the trick. I will definitely be ordering it again.
I purchased this on eBay a week ago for $20.99 and so far it's doing amazing things for my skin. The coverage is on the heavier side for a BB cream, and it means you'll only need a tiny amount each time so the 50ml tube will last a long time. Like most BB creams it has a slightly greyish tint to it, but after a few minutes it adjusts to match my skin tone extremely well. My face looks brighter, smoother, fresh, and almost like porcelain. I feel the application process is important when using this, since it does give more coverage, you don't want to over-apply or it will look caked on and unnatural. The formula blends easily and what I do is dab a bit on my fingers, rub my hands together to warm it up, and gently pat it on - paying special attention to problem areas. I'll also use a tiny bit as concealer on my dark circles and blend it with a small foundation brush. It's a very interesting formula because it does a good job at controlling my oily T-zone, but at the same time it's moisturizing enough that the patchy dry spots on my cheeks are going away. The most amazing thing about this BB cream is that when I washed my face at the end of the day (I use Philosophy's Purity to remove all traces of makeup) the quality of my bare skin felt much improved!!! My skin felt extraordinarily soft and my flaws (blemishes, scars, dry patches, redness) seemed to have been refined! I might be jumping to conclusions a bit since I've only been using this for a few days, and if it suddenly goes downhill I'll be back to edit, but from what I've seen so far it's an awesome product.
Edit: Yep, still love it. My skin has actually been freaking out recently due to stress, humidity, etc. I've been using Dr. Jart to help correct redness (again, using a very thin later) and to provide sun protection as well as calm down my irritated and haggard face, haha. Speeds up healing and fades acne scars. It's wonderful.
I've used this for around a year now, and it's excellent.
The coverage is full, like a heavy-duty foundation, but the results are very natural.
However, if not applied properly, the bb cream can seem cakey, because it is very thick and rich, so you need to make sure to only put on a minimal amount.
If you put too much on, it WILL get oilier faster and look more cakey, so be careful!
But overall, great product.
I don't know if i'll be purchasing it again, because it DOES have a pinkish/ashy tone to it and i'm more of a light beige/yellow undertones, so it does clash quite a bit with my neck (natural skin color) in natural lighting... looks very pink/ashy. But, indoors, it looks fantastic...
I've gotten compliments on my skin while wearing this (of course indoors haha..)
Staying power is okay, depends on how oily you are.
I'm VERY oily, so by the end of the day the stuff is basically smearing if i touch my face-
but, that's without any blotting.
Blot and you will be fine- and it's better than most foundations in many aspects anyway, i've had so many foundations cake disgustingly or just disappear completely from my face.
It does smooth out the face and whatnot, it's a very good product.
I know it's a korean brand- however, because of its pink undertones, I think it'd be best for fair-skinned caucasians.
I probably won't be purchasing again, but that's just because of the color clash- if it came in my exact color, i'd swoon and die of happiness.
Also- the original product from the original Korean site for Dr. Jart is $27 USD, so if you hear anything about it being $14 or anything cheaper than $27, especially on sites like ebay-
it's most likely too good to be true, I suggest you don't get it, you don't know where that's from.
it's amazing! my acnes are reducing for 2 weeks using this bb cream, and i got pimple on my eyelid for more than a year so annoying but i can't do much because it's hurt so much everytime i try to remove it, n for last 3 days i put on dr.jart on it and it "pop off" just like tat! the colour is ashy, but the effect is great on my skin it dewy moisturizing, oil control medium for me. Healing bb cream helps me so much!
I got this BB cream off Ebay for ~$14, either that or cheaper with free shipping from Korea. I advise everyone to buy off Ebay and not a special online shop for BB creams.
I got the Silver Label (and not the Black) only because I heard the it was lighter. It's not a 'perfect' match for my NC15 skin (it's not darker, but not lighter either, I would say yellow-er or warmer) but since it's sheerer than foundations it matches and melts into your skin to match it.
The mouth or hole where the product comes out from is a little big but that's my only complaint with the packaging because there is a lot of product.
I squeeze a bit onto my fingers and then use my fingers to apply. This is not a balm but a light cream. It blends easily with no heaviness.
The thing that surprised me the most about this is that it is so sheer but it covers up all I want to cover (namely the redness near my nose, chin, and undereyes). During classes, I just use this and no concealer.
This formula to me was very moisturizing but it does not help with active blemishes. When I do have blemishes or want to prevent new ones, I use BRTC.
NB: I wrote this review about six months ago when my skin was different. I no longer use this product.
My first blemish balm. I read about this new type of product online at several blogs about Asian beauty. These blemish balm creams are apparently all the rage in Asia, especially South Korea, where they originated as a treatment for post-surgery patients and then blew up because several actresses began using them as makeup. So now there are lots of these available, and many by lower-end companies. I decided to stick with a reputable (and pricier) brand because I suspected that the cheaper stuff would not have the beneficial ingredients that the higher-end stuff would. (Ingredient listings are really hard to come by. I looked and looked and couldn't find a complete listing).
After moisturizing (Cerave lotion) and sunscreening (Sofina Lucent SPF 50), I smeared some on my face and was surprised at the thick, almost pasty texture, which makes it hard to spread evenly. It reminds me of those physical sunscreens made out of pure zinc oxide. No fragrance. The color is a light beige, somewhat grayish, especially since I have very yellow undertones, and so it went on looking about two shades too light. I was annoyed and ended up putting some of my normal tinted moisturizer (Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer Light-to-Neutral) on top to tone down the ghostliness. It helped a little bit, but my face is still a slightly different shade than my neck. This could also be because of the treatments I use on my face, which makes it peel faster than my neck, and also because my Sofina sunscreen tends to whiten foundation slightly. It's not awful but I think I will try applying less next time to see if that helps make it look more natural. My face definitely looks brighter, though. This has a nice, satiny finish that looks like healthy skin.
This has okay coverage, better than most tinted moisturizers since it's thicker, but not as good as a 'real' (medium-coverage) foundation. It managed to generally even out my skin and semi-covered discoloration around my eyes and nose, but I still needed heavy-duty concealer (Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage and Make Up For Ever Full Camouflage Cream) in order to get all the discolorations covered. If you have lighter discoloration or generally even-toned skin, then the coverage will probably be more than adequate for you. On the plus side, it doesn't feel makeupy or heavy and is pretty moisturizing. I put some around my eyes and they still look fresh hours later (sometimes even tinted moisturizer will start looking cakey and dry around my eyes towards the middle of the day). My face feels soft but not greasy. I set this with some pressed powder (Jane) and haven't gotten super-oily, despite the fact that this is creamy and hydrating (at least, for my combination skin it is).
This comes in a silver squeeze tube with a screw-on cap. I'd prefer a flip-top for ease of use. It's also very, very expensive at 49 USD for one medium-sized tube. I got it with free shipping from lunabeauty.com, and they thoughtfully included a sample of Dr. Jart's Blemish Balm Cream black label, with it, so I am slightly, slightly mollified. I am hoping that if I use this sparingly, it'll last awhile. I'll update later when I'm near the end of my tube and let you all know if this has made a difference in my skin.
After about a month of using this stuff daily, I think it has actually clogged my pores. This stuff does a dandy job of 'spackling' the enlarged pores, but I think that comes at the price of actually making them worse. I will discontinue use of this and try a BHA to clean them out. Ew. continued >>