Around four months ago, I had to deal with allergic contact dermatitis, which made my skin sensitive to a lot of skincare products (even to those that I had been using for a long time!) But products from Dr. Jart’s Cicapair line seemed to have worked really well for me. For instance, this Dr. Jart Cicapair Re-Cover Cream helped me manage my skin irritation and redness. I used this cream for daytime as it served both as a sunscreen and tinted moisturizer. It wasn’t the best Dr. Jart Cicapair product I had tried, but it was really helpful when I had dermatitis.
I liked it because it had been true to its claims of soothing irritated, sensitive, and sensitized skin, as well as color-correcting any redness. These were my main issues when I had dermatitis and this cream did a great job in these two aspects. It was a good supplement to the medicated cream my dermatologist prescribed me. I continued to use this cream even after my dermatitis was gone, and I noticed that it had also helped heal my acne. I haven’t tried the old version of this product, but this renewed version supposedly has “200 times the amount of Madecassoside”. Madecassoside is known for its wound-healing properties, and is also an antioxidant and skin-conditioning agent. Other notable ingredients in this product are Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Adenosine, Asiaticoside, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Madecassic Acid, and Centella Asiatica Extract.
I wanted to maintain a short skincare routine and wear no makeup at all while my skin was still recovering, and this multi-functional product really came in handy, as it worked as a soothing treatment, tinted moisturizer, and sunscreen. The old version of this product had only SPF30 PA++, but this renewed version has SPF40 PA++. I also noticed that the old version had two UV filters: Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide, while this new version has only the Titanium dioxide. And because it’s a tinted cream with a sheer-to-medium coverage, it was also able to conceal some of my blemishes.
Dr. Jart Cicapair Re-Cover Cream is color green in the jar, but it turns into a beige color once it comes into contact with the skin. The beige color is more noticeable once you wipe it off your hands with a tissue. It’s supposed to eventually “self-adjust” to one’s natural skin tone, probably like a BB cream. But on my medium skin tone, it’s not able to completely “adjust”, so I’m left with a bit of a white cast on my face. The product has a thick consistency, so it requires some effort to apply thinly and evenly. Nevertheless, the white cast is not that bad and I can live with it, especially when my skin is acting up. To me, the benefit outweighs the disadvantage, so I see myself continuing to use it and possibly even repurchasing it in the future. A friend of mine who has a much lighter skin tone said she doesn’t get a white cast from this product. So I guess the result would vary depending on one’s skin tone.
Also, those with dry skin might not find this product moisturizing enough. On my oily skin, it seems to have a powdery matte finish. For a more dewy finish, I tried using it with a separate moisturizer underneath. It worked well when I stayed in an air-conditioned room all day. But another time I did this and I went out in the sun, the product became uneven and patchy, so I would not recommend that you do this if you’ll be in a warm environment.
Although this product worked for me, especially when my skin was irritated and sensitized, I wouldn’t easily recommend it to everyone, especially to those with sensitive skin. This is because there are a few possible sensitivity triggers in the ingredient list, such as essential oils and silicones. Do check the full ingredient list before you purchase:
I bought this product from Style Korean when it was 62% off (US$18 or P937), but its regular price there is $47 or P2,465.