Every skincare enthusiast is familiar with the exciting anticipation of trying a new product. Will expectations be met? Or even possibly exceeded? The first application is a dramatic moment to be savored. Rarely, you might have an instantaneous feeling that this product was simply meant for you. Everything about it just feels right. And that, my friends, is exactly how I felt the very first time I used Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream. I knew it was meant to be! Allow me to elaborate a little:
The ingredients list for this lovely moisturizer can be found on the Dr. Jart+ website. The Ceramidin line is meant to soothe your skin and repair the skin barrier. (I was in dire need of skin barrier repair after a nasty run in with a strong retinol. Read the full tale of horror in this post.) The products are also meant to be deeply moisturizing, which is achieved through the addition of Dr. Jart’s 5 Cera-Complex. Ceramides are actually a naturally occurring part of our skin! They aid in retaining moisture and protecting the skin from environmental factors. I love this article that explains their importance in the functioning of our skin. As you might guess, the 5 Cera-Complex refers to five different types of ceramides that are in the formula. Ceramidin Cream also contains shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and beet root to add even more moisture. This product is a moisturizing powerhouse!
Ceramidin Cream comes in an easy to use squeeze bottle, which I prefer to pots. (I generally feel that bottles are a little more hygienic.) It even comes with a small plastic glider that fits on the bottle and helps move the moisturizer down as you use it. I’ve never had another product include such a device, so I appreciate the thought that went into it. However, it is extra plastic that isn’t completely necessary, so I have mixed feeling about that. During the winter I’ll use this as my only moisturizer, but during the summer I’ll mix 2/3 of a lighter gel moisturizer and 1/3 Ceramidin Cream. I still get the effects of the Ceramidin Cream, and the gel moisturizer keeps it from feeling too heavy during the summertime humidity. I would describe the scent as mildly herb-y but pleasant. The texture is not nearly as rich as I thought it would be, and it doesn’t break out my oily/combo skin.
When I first started using this cream, my face was in a sorry state. The aforementioned retinol nightmare had left me with my rosacea running rampant. On top of that, my skin was dry and irritated. To get my skin back to normal, I applied plenty of soothing, hydrating layers, and I sealed it all in with Ceramidin Cream. The feel of this moisturizer is hard to describe with any word other than “perfect.” My skin always looks healthy and smooth in the morning after I use it. I do believe that my skin has benefitted greatly from the inclusion of ceramides in my routine. It took a couple of weeks, but my rosacea disappeared and my skin barrier no longer felt compromised. Ceramidin Cream will have a permanent place in my moisturizer arsenal from here on out! It played a massive part in getting my skin back to a calm state, and I am forever grateful.
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