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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 beetroot 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 feelings 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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I’ve always been interested in this range buy never used it as it has bergamot in it in sure
Actually, with bergamot, as well as other citrus oils, as long as they are diluted properly they won’t be phototoxic. I know a lot of people don’t want to take that chance though, so I understand that. I apply this at night, so I really don’t have any sort of worry over the presence of that ingredient. Hope this is helpful!
I know oils can be irritating on the skin. It’s a shame it’s in there really. It was be so so good other wise
They can, but they aren’t always. Like I mentioned before, if they’re diluted then they aren’t necessarily bad, unless you have a particular sensitivity to citrus. They actually can be antibacterial/antioxidant! I’m guessing it was included in the formula for its antioxidant properties.
Can I use this with my retinol treatment at night?
It should be a great product to help calm your skin while using retinol! I think it would be fine to use along with it in the same routine 🙂
I noticed that ceramides are at the very end of ingredients list. Same goes for their cicapair line, centella is at the very end of ingredients list. This would entail that thru are present in very less amount. Are they present in enough quantity for them to be effective and the product line to be named after them?
Hey there! I haven’t looked at the Centella line, so I can’t comment on that, but the Ceramidin cream does have Ceramide NP within the first third of the ingredients, while the rest are down below as you mentioned. Since that one is as far towards the top as it is, I’d say yes, there is likely enough there for it to be effective, but this is only a review about how this has effected MY skin and what I experienced while using it. Do I still recommend it to others? Yes, I enjoyed it and still do. Since the ceramides are not all near the bottom in the ingredients listing on this particular product, personally I don’t feel it was necessarily misnamed.
Doesn’t this product contain a lot of essential oils?
Well if you look at the ingredients list there are two – bergamot and sage. Whether or not one is comfortable with the inclusion of these oils is a personal choice, I believe. There is a lot of conflicting information out there about EO’s, with the general advice being that they should be avoided in high concentrations, especially if you have sensitive skin. Most EO’s are formulated at a 1% concentration or less. If you do have concerns about how essential oils react with your own skin, this might be a product for you to avoid.