17 October 2012

Launched: Dr. Jart+ Skincare

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!


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.

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)
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!
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?

<3yu
*Received for consideration.

17 comments:

  1. I was really interested in trying the BB cream, but I am quite yellow-toned as well. I guess I'd need to pass on that one. xx

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    1. Yeah I didn't find it adjusted completely, so if you're neutral it may be okay but if you're yellow-toned probably not sadly :(

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  2. Doctors were rally clever!!! :D
    Where can I buy these things? There is any site or something?

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  3. This BB cream sounds amazing, I am going to have to try it as I have wanted a 'proper one' for ages!

    Maria xxx

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    1. This one's great for hydration, it's quite dewy but they have a few others too! :)

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  4. Ooh I really want to try the bb cream, the water moisture mask and now the pore one! Aah best get saving! Looking forward to hearing your review Yu x

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  5. BB sounds good I would love to use your BB cream as it has good feedback.

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  6. Oh I love the Dr Jhart+ stuff the BB cream is something I always wanted to use hehe!
    You've got a new follower in me - could you take a peek at mine please and perhaps follow back pleasE?
    Thanks
    Rachael
    xxx
    http://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much :) Yes the BB cream seems to have a big following!

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  7. I got the BB cream free in my glossy box, love it :)

    I’m also running a giveaway so would love if you could enter! http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/models-own-giveaway-in-fuzzy-peach.html

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    1. Ah didn't know they were in Glossyboxes, very cool :)

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  8. I hope to give the mask a try at some point as it sounds perfect for what I need. :)

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    1. I've tried it a few times now, I don't see too much of an effect but it may just be me!

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