Saturday, 19 January 2013

Dr Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm

This week, I've been testing out Dr Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF40. This 15ml sample tube was included in a UK Glossybox last year. It retails for £24 for 40ml at Boots, and US$39 on Sephora.com in the US. I think Watsons in Singapore also stocks it, but I'm not sure.

The Premium BB Cream is described as "a slightly glossy, low coverage cream which helps fight ageing" that is particularly suitable for those over 30. It contains a Bio-Peptide Complex infused with white gold for anti-aging properties. It is available in only one shade. The list of ingredients is available on Sephora.

The texture is a very light cream that spreads easily on the skin and is easy to blend. The shade looks slightly greyish but when applied, there is no greyish cast.



The glossy sheen is visible when under a bright spot light (pic above), but as you can see in the photo below which was taken by the window, it does not look that dewy in natural daylight.

The Premium BB does a pretty good job of evening out the skin surface without emphasising my pores. The level of coverage is sheer, and it does little to conceal very red blemishes. The slightly dewy finish makes this most suitable for ladies with dry, dull skin. I can skip moisturiser when using this as it is quite hydrating and handles dry patches well, unlike my Addiction Tinted Moisturiser which is more suited to summer.

However, the Premium Beauty Balm turns my skin greasy too quickly even in the depths of winter when my skin is more surface dehydrated. I have to blot frequently when using this. I'll probably pass this on to my mother instead of trying to finish it. As it's quite pricey for a BB cream, I would advise trying a sample before purchasing it, if you can. There are more reviews of it on MakeupAlley.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

your lips are so cute here!! what did you put on them? :D

Haru said...

hi,
I'm wearing Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Glamour from their holiday collection. It's actually redder in real life than the pic.

Cat Lady said...

Hey Haru. I love how you're so dedicated to your blog with regular updates and I've been following your blog for 2 years. I check every day! Just wanted to let you now because you don't seem to get alot of comments. Sorry for being a lazy, silent reader :)

Haru said...

Hi Cat Lady,

Thank you for the kind comments, I do appreciate it. I understand that most of my readers are silent readers and although I do not get as many comments, it doesn't mean that the effort I put in is not appreciated. Everyone has such busy lives and it's such a crowded space in terms of beauty blogs, so it's very much understandable that most people do not leave comments. I myself also rarely comment on other blogs although I follow a few hundred. There are many other blogs out there with more frequent updates and better coverage of the latest products whereas my style can be very adhoc and random as I just write about whatever catches my fancy instead of trying to keep up with all the latest launches. Thank you for continuing to read the blog and I hope you find it useful!

Gabriela said...

What is your current favorite bb cream? I have combination-oily skin and I was wondering if there is any one you would recommend. :)

Haru said...

hi Gabriela,

I like the BB creams by Ettusais and the Body Shop. However, I've pretty much gone off BB creams and use foundations as part of my regular routine instead as most BB creams feel too emollient for my skin.