Dr. Jart cicapair tiger grass color correcting treatment review I Tik tok viral worthy?

Dr. Jart cicapair tiger grass color correcting treatment reviewYes, I have become a Tik Tok user, wasting away the day on useless videos.  To be fair though, I’ve actually learned a lot of random skills and even job-hunting skills which isn’t entirely useless.  Through scrolling through Tik Tok late last year, there was this one product that everyone kept hyping up, the Dr. Jart+ cicapair tiger grass color-correcting treatment.  I got mine through Jolse (which doesn’t seem to be in stock anymore) which is straight from Korea and I found out after closer inspection, the name is completely different.  I’ve contacted Dr. Jart to get some sort of clarification, but let’s carry on and pretend it is the same product.  Let’s get into the review!

Dr. Jart tiger grass cream reviewFull name of product:
Dr. Jart cicapair re-cover cream

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Cica covering cream to care for sensitive and sensitized skin and naturally repair blemishes.
A green to-beige color-correcting cream that reduces redness and protects skin from (UV light) and environmental aggressors.

Green repair solution?
Green Repair solution is an original solution carefully developed by Dr. Jart specifically for sensitive skin.  It helps soothe sensitized skin and restore healthy skin with three original skin-strengthening ingredients.

Replenishes the skin barrier
Barrier-replenishing complex (with Arabinogalactan, CaCl2, and MgSO4) to care for the sensitized skin barrier.

Soothes and protects the sensitized skin
The complex of active ingredients extracted from Centella Asiatica (Centella Asiatica Extract, Madecassoside, and TECA) and four skin-calming herbs (Fishwort, Holly, Yarrow, and Sea Holly) designed for sensitive skin.

Build up the skin’s defensive layer
Dr. Jart’s original ingredients (streptococcus Thermophilus Ferment) derived from the skin’s microbiome to protect and strenghten the skin.”

Sunscreen:
SPF 40 PA++

Price:
$52.00 usd for 50 mL
$20.00 usd for 15 mL

Amount of product:
55 mL

Duration before expiration:
1 year after opening

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Jolse

Ingredients:
Water/ aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891(, Dimethicone, Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate. Dicaprate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Cetyl PEG/ PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Niacinamide, Triethylhexanoin, Trisiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentylene Glycol, Achillea Millefolium Oil, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Ilex Aquifolium (Holy) Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/ Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Tribehenate/ Isostearate/ Eicosandioate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Synthetic Flurphlogopite, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, Panthenol, Ceresin, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ethylcellulose, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Adenosine, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Madecassoside, Steptococcus Thermophius Ferment, Asiaticoside, DNA, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Calcium Chloride, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract

How to use:
Apply an appropriate amount gently until the green cream turns to beige.

Dr. Jart cicapair tiger grass color correcting treatment reviewPackaging:
I’ve seen some people’s comments saying a little goes a long way, so you really don’t need to buy the biggest size, which is 50-55 mL.  But I think if you do use this every day, this could be used up in 2 months maybe?  Dr. Jart color-correcting cream comes in a dark green glass jar with a tin lid.  Glass isn’t the most convenient to travel around with, so many scoop some into a smaller jar for travels.

Dr. Jart color correcting cream reviewInside is the typical lid to keep everything more sanitary.  Is it just me or do I really hate having to open lids like this?  I’m always scared that I’m going to drop the lid and make a bigger mess since you have to find someplace to put it down.  It’s not like you’re going to put the plastic lid face down with the product on it. 

Dr. Jart tiger grass cream reviewColor/ Pigmentation + texture/ finish:
First impression-wise, this cream has a strong green tint, almost like pistachio ice cream.  The texture is much drier than I expected and it dries down to almost a matte finish.

Dr Jart tik tok tiger grass cream reviewCC creams (aka. color control/ color corrector) were a thing about half a decade ago and even before it was a trend in North America, it was already a trend in the East.  With the popularity of BB creams, BB cushions, and CC creams, this is pretty much a CC cream in a different form.  When I saw people testing it out in videos, I truly thought it was just a sheer green moisturizer that magically canceled out redness.  However, upon closer inspection, it is a light green color at first glance that blends into light beige color.

dr. Jart color correcting cream reviewThe color is definitely not universal and runs quite pale.  If you are planning to use this by itself, you’ll have to be a pale gal in the skin tone range of #21 if you are familiar with Korean foundation shades.  As a Mac NC25 (yellow undertone), I look ghostly pale and you can definitely see where it ends on the back of my hand.

Dr. Jart cicapair tiger grass color correcting treatment cream reviewLet’s try it on!

Dr. Jart cicapair reviewHere is my bare face.  I have very dry skin, especially during the winter.  I have quite a bit of redness around my cheeks and chin as well as the side of my nose.

Dr. Jart tiger grass cream reviewI found it the easiest to just apply and blend it with your fingers.  With the drier nature of the cream itself, it was kind of hard for me to blend it out.  The directions did say if you have dry skin, be sure to moisturize your skin well beforehand.

Dr. Jart tiger grass cream reviewBefore (left), After (right)

Coverage:
To my surprise, the coverage is about a light to medium coverage, however, it isn’t very buildable.  And if you do try to build the coverage, your first layer starts moving around which is a pain.  The texture for me is more of a mattifying finish and even if I were to use a moisturizer beforehand, it is still quite dry.  It is just the formula and texture of the cream itself.

Dr. Jart cicapair color correcting treatment reviewIf you look closely, you can kind of see the texture not being even in terms of blending and skin texture-wise.  It is really hard to blend and there is even a slight greyness to it.  What is this, early 2000’s all over again when BB creams were just accepted with their grey undertone?  There is also only one shade of this cream, which one size never fits all.  There is a slight yellow undertone to it as well, so those with a pinky undertone might find it a little too dark/ yellow.

Dr Jart cicapair tiger grass color correcting treatment reviewI look like a ghost.  Look how pale my face is compared to my neck.  It looks like I got no blood circulation to my brain.

Dr. Jart cicapair tiger grass color correcting treatment reviewWith a little bit of contouring, blush, and highlighter, the paleness is definitely not as apparent.  I’m still dry as fuck though.  Don’t be fooled by the glowiness, I slathered those Hince true dimension balms all over my cheeks and nose.

Dr. Jart Tik tok trend tiger grass cream reviewHere’s a good example of what I’m talking about with the weird adherence.  The cream is quite difficult to blend into the skin and once you have, it is patchy like the tip of my nose.  The more you try to fix it, the less pleasant it is.

Lasting power:
With two thin layers, it did start to move around and fade for me after the 4 hour mark.  My face was also shriveling up due to the dryness. You can also see the redness peaking out from my cheeks.  This cream just wasn’t all that enjoyable for me.

Fragrance?:
I’m not sure if my nose is clogged right now or not, but there is no fragrance detected.  This is kind of surprising to me since they used quite a few essential oils like lavender oil and bergamot oil.  You’ve been warned if you are sensitive to essential oils.  Dr. Jart as a brand seems to love the use of heavy essential oils in all their products and I just don’t know why.

Pro:
-does neutralize redness
-blend into more of a skin tone shade

Con:
-super pale apperance
-slight grey undertone
-only one shade is available
-patchy and hard to blend

Repurchase?:
No, but I might look into the cicapair tiger grass camo drops version in the same line.  It is more of a serum and does the exact same thing.

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
Sadly, I have to debunk this hype train.  I didn’t find this product to be enjoyable, rather troublesome to work with. It is drying for my already dry face, it is super hard to blend to get that smooth appearance and why is there just one shade?  I really can’t imagine someone with a darker complexion using this product.  I would try and work around it and not use it as a standalone foundation and maybe more as a color-correcting primer, however with its dry nature and patchy nature, its not possible.  I give this a meh rating and it might work better for you if you have normal to oily skin type.  There is just too many requirements for you to be the perfect candidate for this product.  I got you to work for me, not the other way around.

*PR sample

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Betty J

    Hi, I came across your post while searching for more info about the knock off that I received from Amazon. Like yours, it came straight from Korea and had similar phrasing on the packaging. The reason I know it’s fake is because I had the real thing from Sephora before and got this one bc it was discounted. Anyway, i just wanted to tell you that the real one is SO much better! It has a lovely tiger grass scent, blends beautifully, isn’t so damn dry or cakey and, most importantly, the ingredients are non comodegenic, unlike this one that has castor oil in it and no zinc! You should check out the real deal — it makes a big difference.

    1. Christina

      Hmm, I wondering if the formula could be different then the ones in North America. I got it from Jolse, so it is definitely not a fake. Thank you for bringing it to my attention~

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