UPDATE: The second generation formula of this cream is now available on Style Korean!
This Dr. Jart Cicapair Cream is just one of the many cica (centella asiatica) creams I have. What sets it apart from my other cica creams is that it has a balm-like texture that melts with the warmth of my face and hands. It instantly soothes itchy skin, that’s why it’s the product I often reach for when I get bitten by insects (e.g. mosquitoes and other insects I can’t even see😂).
I prefer using it when I’m just staying at home, as it’s heavier than my other cica moisturizers. I prefer to use gel or lotion-type of cica moisturizers under makeup. This Dr. Jart Cicapair Cream is heavier, but it’s definitely one of the most soothing👌
Dr. Jart Cicapair Cream claims to be a solution for redness, uneven skin tone, acne, and damaged skin due to dryness, irritation, and inflammation. I don’t know how well it works on redness, as it’s not one of my skin issues, but I can tell that it really helps with soothing irritated skin, moisturizing dehydrated skin, and restoring damaged skin, because these are the phases my skin commonly goes through. It helps speed up the healing of my acne and I see results overnight.
Considering how effective this cream is for me, I was surprised to see that centella asiatica EXTRACT is low on its ingredient list. It has centella asiatica LEAF WATER as the third ingredient, though, but we all know it’s the extact that’s more potent. I guess it’s true that it’s not enough to just look at the ingredient list, as there are other factors that contribute to a product’s effectiveness. But then this Cicapair cream does have several other good ingredients high on the list, like propanediol, butylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, and panthenol all in the top 6. In the middle of the list are niacinamide, vitamin E, glycerin, adenosine, and cica compounds: asiaticoside and madecassic acid. (Click here for the full ingredient list)
Possible sensitivity triggers to look out for are some essential oils.
All in all, I’m satisfied with this Dr. Jart Cicapair Cream and would recommend it if you have acne-prone skin.