Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin & Cicapair Cream Review

During the holidays, I decided to try out the Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin and Cicapair creams. They were really popular in social media and I generally don’t like products that are hyped up because they end up disappointing me. I was in search for a better cream for redness or dry patches and picked up the Best Face Forward kit that features both creams in a smaller format at 15 ml (0.5 fl. oz).

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I bought it for $25 CAD, hence $12.50 per tube at $0.83 per ml.

 

Ceramidin Cream

What Dr.Jart+ claims:

Nutrient-enriched cream – Strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier. Hydrate deep with ceramides for long-lasting moisture.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Vegetable Oil, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, C12-16 Alcohols, Ceramide NP, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Caramel, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Auratium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Soluble Collagen, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Algae Extract, Artemisa Vulgaris Extract, Folic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) oil, Acetic Acid, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Cholesterol, Raffinose, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Tromethamine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4

 

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Scent:
So the Ceramidin cream is a semi-thick moisturizer with a pale yellow toned colour, similar to the colour on the packaging. It has a very faint or subtle scent of citrus and bergamot, almost medicinal but not offending at all.

Texture:
It spreads very easily and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling but rather a soft finish on the skin. It leaves a smoother finish like how a primer would.

Effectiveness:
I’ve used a ceramide product before and this somehow disappointed me a bit because of where it was ordered in the ingredients list. It probably had a lot less ceramides. After application, the skin felt smooth but not dewy or feeling like it quenched the dryness. It doesn’t stay moisturized for the long-term and will need reapplication or an occlusive to keep it in. Didn’t really solve the dry patches.

Packaging:
Very simple, similar to medicinal tubes. Generic.

Rating: 
2/5
Will not repurchase, expensive and I can get a better moisturizer than this.


Cicapair Cream

What Dr.Jart+ claims:

Rest and repair solution – Hydrates, soothes redness and itching due to dryness. Centella Asiatica Complex protects the skin from environmental stressors.

Ingredients:

Water, Propanediol, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panthenol, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Niacinamide, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-8, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Palmitic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Beeswax, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Polyisobutene, Asiaticoside, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Spirulina Platensis Powder, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Adenosine, Ceramide NP, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium EDTA, Rosamarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Destrin, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Madecassoside, Citric Acid, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Sucrose Laurate, Sodium Glycerophosphate, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Potassium Magnesium Aspartate, Lysolecithin, Magnesium Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum

 

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Scent:
It has a very light medicinal clean scent but totally OK with sensitive skins.

Texture:
It spreads very easily and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling but same soft finish like the Ceramidin cream.

Effectiveness:
I am very surprised by the ingredients list, especially with all the elements that are in bold. There a lot of good moisturizing and great ingredients to soothe sensitive or irritated skin. I have eczema and luckily not on my face, so I can’t say that it reduced my redness completely but it does soothe if you have slight irritations from actives or just general dryness. I’ve tried on my body eczema which can take quite a punch to heal. It definitely reduced the itchiness right away.  The next day my eczema is not flared up anymore but still has noticeable red spots/wounds.

Packaging:
Very simple, similar to medicinal tubes. Generic.

Rating: 
3.5/5
Not meant for the body obviously, but for a facial cream to reduce itching, this is perfect. Redness, I’m not sure if it did anything to make it go away on my cheeks but it certainly soothes. I just wished it wasn’t so crazy expensive for a small amount.


Where to purchase:

Price per unit:
Sephora Ceramidin Cream @ $48 USD / $60 CAD – $0.96 USD/ml or $1.20 CAD/ml
Sephora Cicapair Cream @ $48 USD / $60 CAD – $0.96 USD/ml or $1.20 CAD/ml
TesterKorea Ceramidin Cream @ KRW 40,500 ($37.65 USD/$47.57 CAD Feb 2018) – $0.75 USD/ml or $0.95 CAD/ml

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