It's not often that I'm "allowed" to continue my beauty musings at the dinner table, i.e. swatching away, sniffing away - but in this rare occasion earlier this week, I swatched and sniffed to my heart's content, as I got wined and dined, and learnt about Dr. Jart+ at Bibigo, a Korean restaurant off of Oxford Street. There, we were introduced to the new Dr. Jart+ skincare line that launched in September, and for a Dr. Jart virgin like myself, I also got the chance to learn about the famous BB cream.
Instead of waiting to do a review, I thought I'd do a quick intro to the line so you guys know about it incase you are on the lookout for new skincare! I wanted to do this, because I felt this line was very promising due to its dermatological background and most of all, their success in South Korea.
The skincare is comprised of three lines - the Pore Refine series, the Most Moist series, and the V7 series. I love how they've tailored it for different needs, which is great for everyone, even combination skinned people like me who can cut and paste as we need!
Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream (£18.00)This is a lightweight, light coverage and creamy base that you can use on its own or as a primer. It's slightly tinged with the grey you find in a lot of Korean BB creams. It's meant to improve skintone and scarring over time, as well as being infused with moisture with ocean water and hyaluronic acid. It also has a high SPF25. Sadly, it only comes in one shade which I don't feel adjusts very well to my warm skintone, but I usually fix it with some powder or bronzer, or a foundation if I want a heavier coverage. This is very lightweight so it doesn't really add that much weight!
Dr. Jart is one of the few genuine BB creams you can get in the UK, so I'd encourage anyone to give it a go! The Garnier, L'Oreal, Origins, Maybelline "BB creams" are NOT BB creams - tell me it is, and I'll just go headbutt a wall.
Dr. Jart Pore Refine Re-Tighten Mask (£19.00)The Pore Refine series is for more combination, oily and spot-prone skin. This mask is made from natural clay, contains rosemary and witch hazel extracts, all of which are meant to clean pores, control blackheads and absorb sebum. Sounds delightful for my oily t-zone and large pores! It's quite lightweight - not completely 'mud-like', and it definitely isn't drying at all. I'm not a huge mask girl, but I'll definitely be giving this an intensive test run in the next few weeks!
L to R: Water Fuse BB Cream, Re-Tighten Mask, Water-Up Serum, VitaLaser 2.1
Dr. Jart+ Most Moist Water-Up Serum (£30.00)
Dr. Jart+ Most Moist Water-Up Serum (£30.00)
This contains hyaluronic acid, cactus extract and oat extract, and is free from GMO, mineral oil, talc and pigments - yes, this makes me very happy indeed. This is a very gel-like texture but to my relief, it doesn't leave any sticky residue and genuinely sinks into your skin leaving your skin looking as it did before you applied it. As the name says, this is meant to infuse moisture into your skin, and create a barrier so moisture doesn't evaporate. Although I haven't used this for very long, I feel it sinks in so nicely and really smoothes dry patches. I'm excited to see what it's capable of over time, hopefully hydration from deeper down!
Dr. Jart+ V7 VitaLaser 2.1 (£32.00)
Lastly, perhaps the most hyped about product from the line is the VitaLaser 2.1. The V7 line is for brightening the skin by accelerating skin cell regeneration, protecting skin and providing it with anti-oxidants. It's almost like an ointment for freckles and blemishes, and I use this on my chin where I have acne scarring and existing acne. This leaves a slightly sticky finish, so it's something I use in the evening or if I'm not doing much that day. I have high hopes for this due to its popularity, but it apparently takes 7 days for first signs of improvement and 7 weeks to see full effects - super excited! If it works (which I've been feeling like it does so far), it'd be worth the slightly higher price point.
I really enjoyed the food as well - it's absolutely brilliant and I highly recommend giving it a go :)
The packaging for all of these products are great. Not only do they look very pretty (especially the V7 line - they are like Dr. Perricone's brown glass bottles), they're very practical - pumps, tubes, etc.. My favourite is the serum, where the deep click of the lid is very satisfying indeed! You also get a hefty amount with each product, more than you'd get from most other brands - 30ml of the serum, 100ml of the mask, 30ml of the VitaLaser and 50ml of the BB cream.
These are only a few of the products that are now available in the range at Boots. By the way, did you know the Dr. Jart isn't a person? The products are made by 22 doctors, who created the name to signify the marriage of medicine (Dr) and art - joined together by the junction of the J? Oh yeah, CLEVERRRRR!
How do you feel about Dr. Jart+, will you be checking them out?
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