Hello friends! I wanted to come on here to share with you an incredible new discovery to my skincare/beauty collection. This is a cross hybrid between the two categories and I’m about to share with you my experience with this product. Firstly, I would like to thank Christina for sending me this product to try and review. She has a beautiful K-Beauty website with a wide range of products to choose from 107, Banila Co, Cosrx, Missha, Some by mi and much more! Be sure to check out Olive Kollection ~ Their current special offer is with every $50 order, gets you a free mini deluxe size sample of the Laneige Cream Skin Refiner and also to use code FIRST10 to get 10% off your first purchase!
Introducing.. the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops!
This is an ultra-lightweight formulated serum that has colour correcting properties. It has a botanical complex that is able to soothe and counter the appearance of redness along with rejuvenating the skin. It’s formulated with Centella Asiatica extract which helps calm skin irritation and skin that is also sensitized by makeup application + external stressors. This contains an antioxidant green energy complex including chlorophyll – which gives it that brilliant green hue ~ it also can energize fatigue skin and protect it from environmental damage. This dispenses out as a green hue but it will turn into a beige colour.
Centella Asiatica Extract (Cica): is a plant-based ingredient that has multiple healing properties. The extract is rich with amino acids, fatty acids and etc that can help treat and prevent acne, calming down skin inflammation and promote collagen growth.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Centella Asiatica Extract, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Niacinamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Mica (CI 77019), Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Water, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Diglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Triethyl Citrate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Chromium Oxide Greens, Potassium Sorbate, Beeswax, Diatomaceous Earth, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Asiaticoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Boron Nitride, Boron Nitride, Asiatic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Octyldodecanol, Propanediol, Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Phenoxyethanol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Copper Chlorophyll, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Sodium Glycerophosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Madecassoside, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Potassium Magnesium Aspartate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Beta-Carotene.
Skin background & Skin lesson:
Combination | PIE | Congested | Dehydrated | (Occasionally) Sensitive
Growing up, I use to think to cover up my flaws with a lot of foundation and concealer and that would make me feel better. My skin was never bad, however, I did have a terrible habit where I would scratch my face and it would turn into scabs, then it would scar. I think I learned a very valuable lesson when coming across these sorts of things because I was able to see the reality of what damage that could do to my skin.
From my late teen years to maybe when I was around 22, I was all about high coverage makeup that made my skin looked flawless. As I gradually got back into K-beauty, I realized I should be taking care of my skin and start preventing it from getting any worse than it is now. The first thing I started to include in my routine was to wear sunscreen regularly. I know, the sunscreen application can be a nuisance and texture of it can be uncomfortable at times. What’s worse? Protecting your skin and feeling uncomfortable temporarily or not then regretting it later on in life? You decide.
If you own any SPF powder and sprays, those are definitely not enough protection and you would need to apply an enormous amount of it for it to come into effect. I highly suggest you invest in a good sunscreen that is catered best for your skin. No two skin types are alike so just experiment around with mineral, physical and chemical sunscreens; check the ingredients and educate yourself what they can do your skin.
Now that my skin has recovered tremendously, I plan to protect it from here on and I’ve been wearing less and less makeup every day to work because I really don’t need it anymore. I’m sure most of us know that PIE never really goes away so I rely on products like this to neutralize my redness.
I was so stoked to get this product because this is not available on Sephora Canada. I’ve seen a few of my American Instagram friends were featuring this product on their stories and I was so intrigued by the product. I really like this as a foundation alternative because it’s lightweight and provides me the perfect amount of coverage. The coverage for this is between light to medium; the finish of this is very dewy, your skin will look radiant and also very much like your skin! I love how natural this is and I even received compliments that my skin looks so good and “glossier model-like”. Which is an amazing compliment for me because I have always drooled over how gorgeous their skin looks! My biggest concern with this product was that it would oxidize or colour correct into an inaccurate shade for my skin. I’ve relatively pale so my foundation shades are (for you to reference off of):
Mac: NC15, NC20
Sometimes universal shades/colour correcting products can be quite hit or miss with me so I’m glad this worked out in the end for me because I am a huge fan of Dr.Jart+ products and I don’t think they’ve ever failed me except the water drop cream. Now that, was a heck of a gimmicky product. It looked gimmicky and it was (Sorry, wasn’t for me!).
- Texture: 4/5 – This has a really unique texture to it. It is thick but as you massage it in your skin, it turns into this lightweight oil-serum texture. It first appears to look like a watered-down green paste but quickly turns into beige when you massage it in your skin. I think it does a great job naturally neutralizing away skin redness.
- Scent: 5/5 – There is a slight scent to this but nothing I can really pinpoint what it is. It doesn’t linger and quickly goes away. According to the ingredients, there are essential oils in this and I’m assuming it’s to make the product smell more pleasant. The essential oils are lavender, grapefruit peel, rosemary and etc. If you are sensitive to essentials oils or scents, please use this with caution and also, be sure to do a swatch test prior to face application.
- Price: 3/5 – I think it’s a tad pricey but Dr. Jart+ products tend to be on the pricier side of things. I see them as the “boujee K-Beauty” but I think it’s worth investing in if you suffer from redness and don’t really want to wear foundation. It’s a fantastic foundation substitute!
- Performance: 5/5 –I’ve worn this with sunscreen and without on a 9-hour day shift and my face looked so good even after the end of the day. No separation, pilling or splotches. It looks fantastic! I would recommend you to blot throughout the day because I found myself kinda shiny when I didn’t. It really acts as a lightweight, weightless consistency leaving my skin look and feel natural. I only need about 2-3 drops to cover my entire face and it really makes a huge difference on the overall texture of appearance of my face. Firstly, I noticed how bright my complexion appeared and it even had that radiant glow from within. It is so beautiful!
- Packaging: 4/5 – Practical, simple – I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get the excess product when I’m close to the end of the product but we will see…
- Overall: 5/5 – I love this! It acts as a second skin and is so moisturizing. It feels very comfortable to wear and can be worn with makeup. I would highly recommend you to this a go; I’m not quite sure how this would perform on deeper skin tones simply because it claims that this is marketed as a colour correcting serum from green to beige. I would most likely repurchase this because I’m all about the less is more type of look and I absolutely adore the technology behind this to make a product like this happen!
Stay tuned for an upcoming informative blog post on skin types, skin concerns in the near future. I’ve been working on this project for a while now but it has been taking me a lot of time to prepare this. Also, feel free to drop off any suggestions of products you would be interested in me to review or something you’ve seen on my Instagram feed that you would like me to do a review on.
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