I received two products from Try Me Review Me program from STYLE KOREAN which are Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Cream and the VT Cosmetics Cica Cream. But for this blog entry I will be focusing on Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Cream first then VT Cosmetics for next blog post. Next I will compare these two and see which is BETTER.
Dr.Jart+ Short Story:
Dedicated to his lifelong goal of satisfying patients, Dr. Jart combined his medical background with a team of 21 skilled dermatologists to develop his eponymous skincare brand. Since its inception, the full cosmeceutical line has grown to become one of Asia’s leading skincare brands – CERAMIDIN. The doctor’s principled approach is based on using scientifically certified ingredients and his expert knowledge to deliver noticeable results. Each skincare formula is tried and tested to ensure safety for all skin types—even hypersenstitive skin—so everyone can experience the art of skincare with Dr. Jart.
Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair™ collection
Dr.Jart+’s Cicapair ™ is the ultimate CICA skincare. It soothes and calms sensitive skin and rids the complexion of redness by using tiger grass from the Asian wetlands, plus lab-tested cica skin care products you won’t get anywhere else.
Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair™ uses new technology to further fortify skin with their advanced proprietary ingredients :-
- Jartbiome – a blend of 4 probiotic ferments essential for skin microbiome balance.
- Centella Rx – a natural blend that intensely soothes with Tiger Grass, Houttuynia Extract, Yarrow Oil and Ilex Coarnuta.
- Cicabond – which repairs skin damage with Arabinogalactan (Ivy derivative) and Minerals (Calcium, Magnesium).
Just as special as their Cica skin care product ingredients are the exclusive blend of serums, creams, and drops created to deliver the power of Cica skin care straight to our complexion:
- Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Cream
- Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
- Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Drops
- Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream
What it does:
- Soothes irritated, sensitive, and sensitized skin.
- Brightening & Wrinkle care dermatology tested.
- Sensitive skin & redness care. Quickly calms sensitive skin caused by stress and external stimulations.
- It calms down troubled skin and has the effect of quickly recovering skin.
Skin concern : Sensitive skin
Solution: Green Repair Solution
Action: Calming & Repairing
Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Niacinamide, Vinyl Dimethicone, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Achillea Millefolium Oil, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Ilex Aquifolium (Holly) Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Vegetable oil, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Beeswax, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Madecassoside, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Tromethamine, Caramel, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, DNA, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Adenosine, Sorbitan Isostearate, Asiaticoside, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Trideceth-10, Panthenol, Amber Powder, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract
The star ingredient well of course Centella Asiatica Extract which help improve small wounds, burns and scratches and it’s also a well-known anti-inflammatory agent for eczema. It’s the biologically active compounds are pentacyclic triterpenoid saponins called asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic and madecassic acid (also called centellosides). Has nice skin moisturizing properties and anti-inflammatory effects.
It also have a lot of incredible ingredients like Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate which is a rare, endemic, aromatic, and medicinal plant in cosmetic ingredient, belonging to the family Apiaceae! Function is to hydrate and soften skin. A study showed that the leaves were rich in phenolics, terpenoid, flavonoids, saponins, sterols, alkaloids ,tannins and glycosides.
While Streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment is the natural result from the fermentation of Thermus thermophilus, a bacterium (plant extract) that can live thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface. It can help protect skin’s support structure from falling prey to destructive enzymes and help maintain a firm feel. It also has antioxidant ability.
This cream not only help soothes irritated sensitive skin but also potential to brighten up skin discolorations and provide hydration to skin due to Niacinamide ingredient. Also known as Nicotinamide is an essential water-soluble vitamin, which is not synthesized in the body, and need to be consume or apply topically on skin to receive its benefits.
There are six types of essential oils which are Macadamia Integrifolia Seed oil (as an emollient for dry skin), Achillea Millefolium Oil (a.k.a Yarrow Extract, enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness), Hydrogenated Vegetable oil (as a skin conditioning agent – occlusive), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (has ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil (have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective spot treatment for acne who doesn’t have sensitive skin), and Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil (has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal, and anti-aging properties).
Other soothing ingredients which rich in anti-inflammatory properties are Gentiana Lutea Root Extract (when applied on red, irritated skin, it provides a cooling sensation), Houttuynia Cordata extract (contain flavonoids which exhibit anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties), Eggplant fruit extract (top ten vegetables in terms of high amount of polyphenols due to their powerful antioxidant properties), Turmeric root extract (curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, can decrease UV damage and clear up acne (it’s also antibacterial) when applied to skin). Turmeric root extract is a good potent of skin soothing and skin-brightening agent too.
Contains a numbers of hydrating ingredients such as Ilex Aquifolium (Holly) Leaf Extract – Holly is a plant. The leaves of these and other holly species are used to make medicine. The berries are very poisonous and should not be swallowed. It’s used to hydrate and soften skin. Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) is a popular humectant in personal care products due to its ability to attract and hold moisture. When applied topically, it converts to pantothenic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance within the body.
Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract is classified as anticaking, antimicrobial, astringent, skin condition, soothing and tonic. Paula Begoun mentioned in her blog that this Ivy extract can be a skin sensitizer due to its astringent properties, especially for those who suffer from allergies or have dry skin conditions. Compared to other allergenic or sensitizing plant.
This cream also contain the next anti-aging ingredient which is Adenosine, derived from yeast, it works as a good soothing and skin-restoring agent. Studies have shown that when applied topically to the skin, it decreases the appearance of wrinkles by “invigorating” the skin’s surface, so it appears younger and smoother. Increases collagen production making skin looks more plumped.
Texture & Scents:
It has light olive shade with rich balm-like cream consistency. It has very light refreshing Cica scents but not sure because it faded as the cream sink in.
Comes in a white box with green details. Inside there is a white and green plastic tube which make easier to dispense product (can control the amount of cream) without being contaminated.
- After cleansing, apply a moderate amount onto irritated skin.
- Press cream in with warmth of hands to allow for maximum absorption.
Price: 28.00 USD
42.00 USD (price will change depends on promotions)
Where to purchase: Stylekorean
What I’ve Experience:
First of all, my skin is dry, sensitive to certain ingredients and live in a country that have summer season most of the time. And that’s why there is time where my skin will started to irritate due to very hot hot dry weather.
I haven’t tried any products from Dr.Jart+ before and I am very intrigued to try this Second Generation of Cicapair cream because I have high expectation on this one. I’ve heard so many good things about their products especially for sensitive skin.
First impression of course its packaging. I was hoping it was a metal-like tube as I found this kind of packaging is more attractive and have different kind of feeling when squeeze out the product. I know this sound weird, but it’s a Instagram-friendly packaging🤭.
When you look at the cream texture, you will think that it leaves intense moist and feels heavy when apply on skin. But guess what? I was wrong too! This cream feels lightweight and it glides smoothly on skin with no pilling. It would be best to smooth out the cream rather than dapping due to its creamy texture. It make applications experience more comfortable and feels like it sinks in to skin more easily. It is fast absorbents without leaving any stickiness or tackiness on skin.
I have incorporated this Cicapair cream during both morning and night routine including mid-day. Personally, I really enjoy this cream mostly during morning and mid-day routine. It would not make my skin sweat after application, be it thin or thick layer, it keeps my skin hydrated and moisturized the whole day. It stays on until you wash it off.
So far, I don’t notice any cooling sensation when applied on skin but it make my skin feels soft-to-the-touch and smooth appearance due to Shea Butter, Dimethicone and Hydrogenated Vegetable oil ingredients. It forms an occlusive barrier over skin to prevent moisture loss and prevent skin from irritants and skin conditions (eczema and dermatitis) without heavy feeling.
Although it contains Witch Hazel extract and Lavender oil which might be sensitized to some people but so far this cream does not show any bad reactions or irritation on my skin after more than two weeks of application. Surprisingly it helped lessen my microcomedones and improved overall skin complexion. Need more time to see major improvement on my PIH. I would say that combination to oily skin would love this cream.
Have you tried this Cicapair cream? What did you think ?
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