Dr. Jart

My Simple Solution To Reducing Redness

Written by @Twist.It.Tea

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I never considered my skin sensitive but as I’ve been getting older, my skin has required a little bit more maintenance than usual.  I no longer have inflamed blemishes on my face, but there are some occasional pop-ups, scarring and redness that never used to be a problem for me.  It’s a little annoying having to go through so many different products to find the right one,  but I’m learning about what works and what doesn’t and the knowledge is invaluable. In order to combat my skin inflammation, scarring, redness and acne I started using Dr.Jart’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream on my face at night.   I reach for this product when I need a quick fix on controlling the redness in my face, and when I need a locked in surge of moisture while I sleep as well.  It's honestly one of my fsvorite products right now.   I love that this formula is thick and creamy, which is perfect for me at night because I wouldn’t wear this kind of formula under my face makeup. The scent is delicious and natural and leaves a cooling effect on your skin which is incredibly therapeutic.  But what’s even more therapeutic is waking up relieved of a lot of stress, because this product actually heals.  The ingredient that inspired the Cicapair line is Centella Asiatica, which Asian Tigers would roll around in to heal their fresh battle wounds (there was a really cute promo video on their site but I can’t find it anymore).  This stuff is jam packed with plants that help with vitality, and dripping with minerals like sodium, potassium and some other stuff that helps to make your skin look brand new and healthy.  When I wake up in the morning my skin is glowing, renewed, smooth, and hydrated – and this was something I noticed the first time using it.  For my nightly routine I do a little dual cleansing action with Bioderma Sensibo H2O and Murad, toning with Thayers Witch Hazael, eye cream, and I like to switch on and off between using the Dr. Jart’s cream and my two favorites; Lapis facial oil, and the Laneige hydrating face mask.  I do love to throw a good face mask in there from time to time and most recently I was using the K-Beauty brand The Face Shop Character Mask.  I wasn't a huge fan of the lemony scent it gave off but it was cute none the less.

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I have combo/oily skin so I’m hesitant to wear the Tiger Grass Cream during the day because I do feel like it is too heavy for me personally.  I wanted something that would moisturize, hydrate and help with the occasional irritation and redness without feeling like I was wearing a mask on my face.  I love using my Lapis as a moisturizer but I’m always looking for an alternative to give my skin a break from natural oils twice a day. The Bioderma Sensibio line was introduced to me as a way to control my semi sensitive skin that was prone to redness and inflammation.  I wasn’t 100% familiar with the brand but I knew enough from the name that biology was heavily involved.  A company whose mission is to know your skin so well they break down the biological mechanisms to create products directly influenced by them, is something I can get behind.  I won’t lie, I had high expectations for these products, especially coming from Lapis Facial Oil, AKA the product that changed my life.  But also, what I was really looking for was a product that healed in the process of managing the inflammations.  I wanted a direct replacement for the Tiger Grass Cream.   First up was Sensibio Light, the moisturizer was formulated to “strengthen the skin's resistance to attacks and increases the tolerance threshold of sensitive and intolerant skin.”  It also helps with over heating, tightness, and discomfort on the skin which are more extreme symptoms than my sensitive skin issues.   I wasn’t crazy about this moisturizer under my makeup because I felt that the silky smooth cream formula left a sticky residue on my face.  It took forever to soak in, made my face greasier, and in the end I don’t think it ever really helped with the irritations. I would wear this product at night but it doesn’t hold the same weight as the Cicapair in terms of hydration and moisture.  Next was Sensibio Eye that had interestingly had caffeine in the formula to de-puff under your eyes while the hyaluronic acid and light-reflecting powder smooth and reduce crow’s feet.  I thought I would like this is replacement of the Milk Aqua stick.  Well to be completely honest, the 2mL sample I received wasn’t packaged the best and I feel like there is so much more product inside the tube than what I can squeeze out so my data is limited.  From what I could gather, I came to the conclusion that I have used better eye creams with more significant results including, that include reducing dark circles- which this does not.  Unfortunately,  I didn’t feel like this eye cream contributed to any major changes in my eye area. A plus was that the gel formula did not burn my skin but left a soothing and natural finish, which is important to me because I am cautious of putting eye creams near my eyes and contacts.   Although I am not 100% sold on this product, it may be better for during the day under your makeup but I don’t ever wear eye cream during the day because my primer takes care of all of that.  I love using my Laneige hydrating face mask under my eyes over night, I wake up looking so fresh and awake – especially if I know I’m getting to bed late and a little tipsy, this is the perfect hydrator.

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 Speaking of getting to bed a little late and tipsy, I will say Bioderma H2O is my absolute favorite make-up remover.  It is a micellar water which is a 3 in 1 product: facial wash, makeup remover, and moisturizer.  According to Google, and this Huffington Post article, “micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin.”  PERFECT.  I struggle with finding a makeup remover that doesn’t completely dry out my skin, but also effectively removes my makeup.  I also love that is so clutch when I’m traveling and need to freshen up.  This was definitely my favorite product out of the few I tried from their Sensibio line, which I haven’t written off completely I think it’s just a matter of testing a few more out that fit my current skin needs.  I am happy with my skincare routine right now, I think it covers all my needs although I definitely need a new eye cream replacement that targets dark circles and lines !  My go to for all irritation and redness problems will be Dr.Jart’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream, I love how much I can depend on their formula to deliver and heal and make me feel so great in the process. 

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Lipair Review

Written by Deanna. P

I hope by now everyone knows who Dr. Jart is.   I have written a couple of reviews on his products, but I will summarize for those who are not that familiar.  A young dermatologist named Dr. Sung Jae Jung was running a clinic in Seoul.  He created creams that would help resolve complicated skin problems of his patients.  His friend JinWook Lee, an entrepreneur & one of his biggest fans partnered with him to launch the skincare brand.   The name is a combination of Dr. Jung’s name & the art of skincare.

The brand took off in Korea & now is available in 15 countries around the world & in the USA.  I have reviewed a few of their products so far & I have liked them all.  I am a fan of lip balms, but there are millions on the market.  What differentiates one from the next?  I look for 3 things in a lip balm:

How it feels on my lips?  Scent? Is it effective in healing my dry lips.  

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Lipaircomes in size 0.14 oz/ 4 g and retails for 19.00.

It is easy to use.  All you do is apply it to lips as often as necessary to keep them moisturized.  There is no scent or flavor to pure, but the lipair does come in a mint flavor if you prefer. The lip balm is designed to treat dry lips & make them soft & smooth. It has no Parabens or Phthalates. It is formulated with ceramide (time released moisture).  It also has -Ceramide 3: Provides time-release moisture. 

It also includes all of these fine ingredients.

-Babassu Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Pomegranate Seed Oil: Moisturize and protect. 

-Shea Butter: Moisturizes. 

I have been using Ceramidin Lipair pure all week & I absolutely love the way it feels on my lips.  It definitely is a cut above other lip balms that I have tried,  It goes on smooth & does not feel oily or waxy.   It has no scent which is fine with me as I prefer this as to something that is too overwhelming or unpleasant since it very close to my nose.  My lips feel so great when I apply it.  I find myself wanting to go without lipstick so I can apply it all day. It is pricey at $19.00, but it probably will last you a full season if not longer.  It also is effective so you don’t have to invest in more than one product to beat dry lips. This is a great find to keep in my arsenal of products as it meets all the expectations I have set for an extraordinary lip balm.

 

Dr. Jart Face Mask Review

Written By Deanna P 

Last year during the holidays, I tried Dr. Jart+ Derma Contour System & I really liked it.  I really thought it made my face look younger & I finished the product.  Just when I was thinking about investing in a new kit, Dr. Jart+’s Neck & Chin Lift targeted hydrogel patch & Cheek & Eye Lift targeted hydrogel patch arrived. 

 

Just to recap on who this company is:

The company was started when a young dermatologist named Dr. Sung Jae Jung was running a clinic in Seoul.  He created creams that would help resolve complicated skin problems of his patients.   His friend JinWook Lee, an entrepreneur & one of his biggest fans partnered with him to launch the skincare brand.   The name is a combination of Dr. Jung’s name & the art of skincare. The brand took off in Korea & now is available in 15 countries around the world & in the USA.

Recently, I saw an article that asked the readers to guess the age of a Korean model.   I usually am on point with guessing ages, but I was stumped by this model.  I thought she was in her 20’s or younger & she was actually 39.  Her skin was like porcelain & the article definitely pointed out the superiority of Korean skincare.  Dr. Jart+’s products definitely prove this theory to be true.  The Neck & Chin Lift & The Cheek & Eye Lift come in a set of 2 individually packaged hydrogel patches.  They retail for $12.00  They both work to diminish lines & lift the area they treat.  There are no Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates in these products.  Both products contain these three ingredients that work in unison to make your skin look more youthful.

-Volufiline: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles and improves elasticity.  It comes from plant extracts.  

-Collagen: Improves moisture retention within the skin and provides hydration.

-Adenosine: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles and provides functional restoration by activating damaged skin cells.

The Neck & Chin is known as the Heart zone.  To use this mask, wash your face & apply toner, gently peel off film liner and apply mask so the cutouts can be attached to your ears.  Smooth the mask over the neck area and leave it on for 30 minutes & then remove.  Massaging mask with fingers will help it be even more effective. I saw a few complaints on line that this mask did not fit around the ears on some peoples faces.  It definitely fit mine, but I could see where it might be tight. The Cheek & Eye are known as the apple-zone. To use this mask, wash your face & apply toner.  Leave on for 30 minutes & remove.  Massaging with fingers will garner better results. I used both masks & I liked them both.  My skin did look rejuvenated after use.  I lookedmuch better immediately after using.  I do recommend using these when you need a quick pick me up on how you look.  I used them on a Friday & Saturday, before I had a big event.  I have to say it made a world of a difference.  My skin looked brighter, my lines were lessened, & I looked years younger. 

It was a great value for the money as they are reasonably priced at $6.00 per treatment.  Most mask are more expensive & a facial is $80+.

 

They can be purchased at sephora.com

Beauty Horoscope: Pisces 2017

 

Pisces, your colors are pastel shades of purple that envelope your creativity and channel your mystical sense of wonder. Lilacs and violets are your perfect shade as we enter the season of the Pisces. The element that guides you is water. Choose water-based products for your face to nourish your skin. Lilac and soft pink water blushes will give you a gentle and ethereal look. Allow your artistic nature to thrive by choosing products that are out of your norm. It is advised that you do not neglect your skin. Maintain a fresh glow with hydrating mists. Your guide to balance in below. 

Top Beauty Picks for Pisces


Skincare

Josie Maran   Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist; $38

Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist; $38

Slip   Silk Pillowcase, $79

Slip Silk Pillowcase, $79

Korres   Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Showergel; $18.50

Korres Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Showergel; $18.50

tarte   Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches; $22

tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches; $22

Kenzoki   Amazing Exfoliating Water; $29

Kenzoki Amazing Exfoliating Water; $29

Dr. Jart+   Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer; $36

Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer; $36

Herbivore   Rose Hibiscus Coconut Hydrating face Mist; $32

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Hydrating face Mist; $32

Foreo   LUNA Mini; $99

Foreo LUNA Mini; $99

Farmacy   Hydrating Coconut Gel - Brightening (Purple Broccoli); $9-24

Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel - Brightening (Purple Broccoli); $9-24

Beauty

Becca   First Light Filter Face Primer; $38

Becca First Light Filter Face Primer; $38

Besame Cosmetics   Brightening Setting Face Powder in Violet; $22

Besame Cosmetics Brightening Setting Face Powder in Violet; $22

Beauty Bakerie   Lip Whip in Versailles; $20

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in Versailles; $20

Bobbi Brown   Long-Wear Brow Gel; $26

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Brow Gel; $26

Kat Von D   Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette; $38

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette; $38

Ciate London   Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in Heart Breaker; $20

Ciate London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in Heart Breaker; $20

VISEART   Blush Palette in Orange/Violet; $80

VISEART Blush Palette in Orange/Violet; $80

Chosungah   Real Cheek Smoother Blush in Light Pink Lilac; $22

Chosungah Real Cheek Smoother Blush in Light Pink Lilac; $22

stila   Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush; $26

stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush; $26

tarte   Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

bareMinerals   Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream; $29

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream; $29

Touch In Sol   Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo in Talia; $25

Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo in Talia; $25

Art for Pisces

Print by Jenny Liz Rome available  here

Print by Jenny Liz Rome available here

Print by Atmosphere Alley avilable  here

Print by Atmosphere Alley avilable here

Print by Karen Klassen available  here

Print by Karen Klassen available here

Info on Pisces from here

All product photos are linked to their original source. None of the photos are property of meetpepperb.com

Ceramidin Nanoskin Sheet Mask by Dr. Jart+ Review

Written by Ada H 

The new Korean facial mask craze looks crazy indeed! It's a fabric-like mask that has all these enzymes that you lay on your face. The mask has all the appropriate holes cut out for your eyes, nose, and mouth already. You just have to position it correctly and slap it on.  You look like something out of a halloween store!  It's funny, cool, and scary all at the same time.

 

I've tried different brands and different purposes of these Korean masks. By purpose I mean, one could be for oil control, another hydration, another for pimples, etc. for all problems that plague our skin. This time I tried out Ceramidin by Dr. Jart+. (Which is a little funny - "jart". Look this up on urbandictionary.com. I dare you, this is for the strong willed and definitely NSFW.)  Out of all the skin care products I've tried. This is definitely a strong No, never again.  

 

The soul purpose of this mask is for rehydration. When I took it out of the packaging, it was covered in what looked like a mixture between runny lotion and milk. (Also, reminded me of what your boyfriend spills out when he's happy teehee). A lot of other brands for these masks actually have it on a plastic sheet where you just peel it off like a sticker and put it on your face. Easy peasy. This one was folded up into an unrecognizable shape and I had to peel it open bit by bit. It was not user friendly and I was left to my own wits. Once I got it open, I positioned it onto my face and let it soak for the allotted time of about 15-20 mins. I read the directions and it said after you take the mask off to wipe away and pat the rest of the milky residue into your skin to help hydrate it even further. Yes my skin was soft and supple, but it also left this film of something I don't even know how to describe, except that it was less than desirable. I went ahead and put my makeup on for the day over it, and I just felt like I was walking around with an extra layer of a lotion of ghosts past. It was weird. I didn't like it.

 

Onto the next one. Like my men.