Hi everyone, hope you guys are doing well! Today I’m going to review a product that I’ve tried for a long time so I can truly give my honest opinion about it. It is the Dr Jart Silver Label BB Cream and this is something I’ve had on my sink counter since I bought it in Malaysia last summer. So what I’ll do is I’ll give some basic info on the company, ingredients and availability and then I’ll go into my thoughts and swatches.
To be honest I’m actually really confused about the product in terms of its repackaging. During my research I found 3 different versions of the packaging and wasn’t sure which one was a latest due to different websites and blogs saying different things. I also checked the Sephora (US) sight but the BB cream wasn’t even listed. So I’ll try and dig a little bit deeper so as much information is as accurate as possible. If not, let me know in the comments and I’ll edit this post!
Dr Jart is a South Korean skincare and cosmetic brand that started in 2004. With an emphasis on science and research, the company works closely with dermatologists to produce products that aim to face current challenges in the skin care field. Products are currently available in 4 continents across 14 countries.
Products are generally formulated without parabens and sulphates + are hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. I’ve had a browse through their website and they’re relatively good with showing the ingredients list and which products are cruelty free, however not all products are. I haven’t researched each and every product but from what I’ve seen is that most of the skin care is cruelty free whilst the cosmetics and face masks are not.
All of their products are designed to address issues such as oil control and acne, dark spots, redness and scarring.
The Silver Label (Rejuvenating Beauty Balm) is an SPF 35 / PA ++ ‘whitening’ BB cream that contains a “natural barrier complex” to protect skin whilst providing a high coverage to cover blemishes. The ‘Hyper Soft Polymer’ is designed to prevent colour changes and maintain clarity in the skin.
So the key ingredients (listed from Sephora) are:
- Arbutin to brighten and clear skin
- Hyaluronic acid to moisturise skin
- Centella asiatica to calm the skin
It also contains titanium dioxide + zinc oxide which are both physical sun blockers to help protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays.
The full list of ingredients are:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Silica, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Arbutin, Dimethicone, Ozokerite, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hecut Torite, Dimenthicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crotsspolymer, Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Calcium Stearate, Panthenol, Mica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Hyluronate, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Psidium Guajava Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin,1,2-Hexanediol, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491
Well this will be an easy section.
There’s only one shade. So if you have a skin tone darker than a rich medium then don’t bother reading any further. Also I think if you have very pale skin maybe give this a miss. Initially the liquid is a desaturated beige with a heavy grey undertone. However it does oxidise meaning it will get darker and warmer, however the change won’t be ridiculously drastic.
+ Great for winter or after a heavy night of drinking (guilty)
+ Medium coverage but can be built up for a flawless finish
+ Long lasting without patchiness or oxidisation (past initial application oxidisation)
+ Provides surface level moisturisation to keep skin smooth and soft
– Only 1 shade. Not very inclusive
– Finish may be too dewy for oily parts of the face
– Slightly tacky finish even when set. Can be bad for glasses wearers.
I would say this a really solid BB cream if you have normal to mildly / combo oily skin and are looking for a medium to full coverage product that doesn’t dry out you skin and has a dewy / luminous finish depending on how much powder you use. I would say people with very dry skin might not like it because whilst it is moisturising, I feel like the thick consistency may ‘kick up’ flaky skin as you blend it out.
One of the things I love about this product is the coverage and longevity. When you first pump out the BB cream it looks a little daunting due to the thick consistency and greyish colour, but one you blend it into your skin (I like using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush) it smooths out wonderfully and covers up my uneven skin tone. And what’s more is that it lasts all day. It honestly feels like a foundation but it has all the benefits of a BB cream and sun cream which is pretty much a win win in my books!