Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream Review

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Hello everyone~ how are you doing today?

Today, I'll be reviewing the cream I've been using for the past two months - Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. Back a few months ago, during the Winter here in Seoul, this cream was extremely popular. It was showcased in Get It Beauty and Star Beauty show which lead to tons of Korean women buying this. What makes this cream and this line of products different from the rest is its special ingrediant: Ceramide - a lipid molecule.

I was hesitant to buy this as it is extremely hyped up and ususally I don't do so well with hyped up products. But as this Winter seemed drier than previous winters, I was really desperate for a cream that would get rid of the dry patches I got. 

I bought this at Olive Young in Korea but you can also purchase it at Sephora. 
Price: 45 000 Won (@ Olive Young) / $57CDN (@ Sephora Website)  - 50ml / 1.6 Fl.Oz.
Claims According to Sephora Website:

What it is:
A lightweight cream to moisturize the skin. 

What it is formulated to do:
This lightweight cream with the power of microcapsule ceramides hydrates the skin barrier from within, preventing chronic water loss. Dry, rough skin instantly becomes plumped with all-day, time-release moisture. It enhances the skin’s natural strength and function for smoother, softer skin. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

-Ceramide 3: Provides time-release moisture. 
-Licorice Root Extract: Soothes and provides anti-redness properties. 
-Portulaca Oleracea and Aloe Vera: Calm irritated skin and hydrate. 
-Panthenol: Alleviates signs of sensitivity and softens skin.

Claims on the Packaging:
- nutrient - enriched cream
- plumps & seals for dull, dry skin
- Dermatologist Tested

- strengthens the skin's natural protective barrier
- enriched texture cream hydrates deep with ceramides for long lasting moisture
- rough and dull skin into a hydrated healthy glow

Directions: For best results apply Ceramidin Cream over Ceramidin Liquid morning and night.


It comes in a simple squeeze tube - like toothpaste. It remains me of ointment. Absolutely nothing fancy about it. The casing of the tube is harder than regular toothpaste tubes so you have slightly more control over how much you want to squeeze out. As I got nearer to finishing this product, I was able to roll the tube up to sqeeze out the remaining product. It's quite expensive so I want to use up every last bit.

Scent: This does have a scent. It's smells like medicine but it's quite faint so I didn't find it bothersome. It does go away after a minute. 

Performance:  Although it looks like a heavy thick cream, it really doesn't feel so. It spreads out on the skin easily and absorbs quickly. It leaves the skin feeling really moisturized and not stickly at all. After I first apply this, I can feel a cool sensation from the cream for a few minutes. When I first used this product, I thought it was making my skin oily but later on, I realized that my oilyness was due to the changing seasons and not this cream.

I applied this cream during both day and night. During the day, I apply this before makeup. It really allows my bb/cc cream to apply extra smoothly onto my skin without any problems.  I love how my bb/cc cream don't roll up under this product. In terms of longevity of my base makeup, I don't think this cream necessary made it stay on longer than usual. It does provide a subtle glow to the skin that shows up even after I've applied my bb/cc cream. I notice that on the Star Beauty show, one of the girls mixed this in with their bb cream to create a more moisturized application so you can do that as well. During the night, I apply this as the final step to my skincare routine. By morning, my skin still feels really moisturized and supple.

I really think this product does what it claims to do in strengthening the skin's barrier in the long run and keeping the skin moisturized for a long time. It's really amazing as a hydrating cream for people with sensitive skin as it hydrates like a heavy cream but does not feel heavy. It also didn't clog any pores. When I broke out last month, I cut a lot of products out of my skincare routine but I trusted this product enough to continue using it. Dr. Jart made a lot of claims but for the most part I really think this product fulfilled them. It also got rid of my dry patches slowly.

However, although this product really keeps the top layer of skin moisturized, I think you still need a light cream or serum under it.  With this on, my skin feels soft and supple but I noticed that after I clean my face of this product, my skin didn't feel all that soft. So to me, this product is almost like a sleeping pack that you wear all day. It's good for sealing in moisture and for protection but I don't think that it really adds moisture deep into your skin, you need another product to do that. It never claim to provide  moisture deep into your skin in the first place anyways. Perhaps this is why it recommends you to apply this over the Cermidin Liquid.

The Good:
- did everything that it claims to do 
- great for sensitive skin
- creates a hydrating and protective layer throughout the day and night
- without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates
- absorbs quickly
- the packaging is travel friendly as it isn't bulky.

The Bad:
- expensive, especially outside of Korea.
- moisture seems to be only at surface level 

I think this is a great, gentle, cream for surface hydration, especially in the Winter time and for people with sensitive skin - we all know how hard it's to find a product like this. However, please also check out the Ceramidin Liquid when you're considering on purchasing this product.  This product has been great at moisturizing the top layer of my skin but that's just it. It's a simple product. No brightening, no scar removing, no oil control, no other frills. 

1 comment:

  1. Did u try the tiger grass version? If you have, was there a noticeable difference btw the two?


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