It's the end of the month, so time again for me to share my ultimate standout from the past few weeks! This time round we have a skincare favourite which is surprising because, with moisturisers in particular, I have one or two that I tend to stick to. Don't get me wrong - I do try and enjoy new products regularly but I tend to revert back to the same handful of favourites. However a new product has muscled its way in: the Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Cream | £35.50.
This came with a fair price tag and I didn't really need another moisturiser, so I waited a while before purchasing it. I've been on a bit of a mission to get through as much of my skincare as possible, finishing off open products that were half-used and passing on anything I felt lukewarm about, and I've actually managed to downsize quite a bit by doing this. I think I'll be operating a 'two out, one in' policy going forwards! As I'd wanted this for a while, I decided to treat myself at the end of last month and (although I guess it's still kind of early days) I can already see this is a firm favourite.
It comes in a metal tube (opaque, to stabilise the ceramides), and the box helpfully also contains a tube-squeezing key that I'll definitely be using for all of my skincare products in this sort of packaging. You can use it as both a day cream and overnight, though I tend to apply it in the morning. I actually think this texture would suit most skin types (probably all bar oily) - you really don't need much product at all because it thins into a lightweight texture as you rub it. It's a thin layer on the skin that doesn't smother my skin or make it greasy, but is intensely moisturising at the same time.
In terms of ingredients, the centerpiece is obviously the ceramide content. These lipids occur naturally in the skin but our stores of them deplete over time. Applying products with this ingredient topically hydrates and smooths the skin, reinforcing its natural barrier, helping to reduce signs of aging and sun damage. This product is also free from parabens and sulphates, as well as artificial colours and fragrances, which is what I hope for from a dermatologically-led Korean skincare brand like this.
Essentially, if you want soft, smooth, hydrates skin that looks and feels healthy; this could be your perfect moisturiser. It gets rid of any dry patches and smoothes out any lines caused by dehydration. It's functional, no-frills skincare that's perfect for everyday. I can trust it to do the job time and time again, which is exactly what I want from a moisturiser!
Have you tried this cream? What's been your #1 product of April?