I’m a combo + acne prone skinned girl so I generally tend to stay AWAY from extremely hydrating and rich products. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some hydration, I’m just very picky about what they are. However, that being said, since I started chemical peels and going back on the tretinion bandwagon, my skin started getting dryer. I started noticing dry, flaky patches especially over my cheeks and chin area and realised that my skin is in need of a little help.
I heard about Dr Jart Ceramidin cream from a few of my favourite bloggers and it has been a very hyped up product. I did not think much of it till I tried it at the back of my hand and was pleasantly surprised at how easily it sank in. I was intrigued so I did a little research on what this cream was all about and what ceramide actually is.
Without getting to scientific, ceramides are lipid (fat) molecules that is naturally produced in our body. It is found in high concentrations within cell membranes in the upper layer of the skin. They essentially hold the skin cells together and form a protective layer on the skin to retain moisture. As we age, the ceramide levels decline in our skin hence this ‘protective layer’ diminishes with time.
According to the Sephora website, the Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream is a rich and powerful moisturiser infused with ceramides to strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier by delivering a moisture boost.
It quenches dehydrated skin, supports the skin’s moisture barrier by preventing chronic water loss and seals in moisture to relieve dryness and irritation caused by environmental stress. They also claim this product can improve the appearance of fine lines, flakiness and tightness.
It is said to be suitable for all skin types.
This product comes in a basic metal squeeze tube (comparable to a toothpaste). You are able to control the amount of product you want to use each time so there’s no wastage. In the box, they provide you with a metal pin sort of contraption (picture above) which is used to hold the tube in place (when you roll the end of the tube as the product finishes). One thing to note is the tube does not come sealed.
Scent and consistency
The ceramidin cream has a faint herbal scent to it, which is almost medicinal. I quite like the smell of this cream. It is not over powering and goes away after application. It is very thick and heavy in consistency which spreads and gets absorbed surprisingly fast on the skin. It does not feel sticky after applying.
I can honestly say that I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I’ve been using it for a good 8 weeks and I can see an improvement. My dry patches are gone and i wake up with more supple, hydrated skin. This has helped me tremendously after my last chemical peel as my face peeled so much, I applied this through out the day and it was a lifesaver. This did not help with fine lines (I personally don’t expect topical products to ever help with fine lines/wrinkles) as they claimed. I do not think this is a hydrating moisturiser, rather it is a good product to end your skin care regime with- to seal everything in. You still need to use your regular toner/ serum and/or moisturiser under this. This also did not break me out or make my acne any worse than it already was when I first started using it.
This is sold at Sephora for RM 217 (50ml) or RM 72 (15ml). I would never suggest you get the travel size as they are exorbitantly priced and plus you can always get a small sample at Sephora or try it in store. I would also usually wait for their 20% sales before buying more expensive products. A little goes a long way and I think the 50ml tube would last me a good 6 to 8 months (if not more) with daily use. I’ve attached a link below if you’re interested.
I think this is a god sent cream but that being said I also do think this is more suited for normal to dry skin types. If you have combo skin, you may or may not like this. But I think oily skin types may prefer the Ceramidin Liquid (which has a lighter consistency). Also, if you are someone who suffers from conditions like eczema or psoriasis where your skin ‘sheds’ (turnover cycle) faster than usual, this might work wonders for you, but of course, as always, run it by your dermatologist first. This is on the more pricy side but you only need very little and it would last you a long time.
Have you tried this cream? What were your thoughts? I would love to know. Comment below.