The new Dr. Jart+ CC Essence Balm ($42) combines the multitasking power of BB cream with an anti-aging treatment serum to address myriad skin issues in one product. It corrects discoloration, blurs dark spots, evens skin tone, visibly minimizes the appearance of pores, gives skin a healthy glow, moisturizes, and provides a lightweight barrier. It’s made with sea buckthorn berry extract and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, refresh, and protect skin from the elements. And it’s suitable for supersensitive skin.
What’s cool about this product is that it also serves as a refresher. You can apply it midday over your makeup and it will refresh what you’ve previously put on while providing additional coverage that doesn’t cake up or look heavy. When you apply it over makeup, you’re still getting the skin benefits of this product, too, so your skin looks dewy and youthful.
Unlike traditional BB & CC creams, this comes in compact form. For the smoothest application, scoop a bit of product out of the compact with a concealer brush or other synthetic flat brush and place it on the back of your hand. The warmth of your skin will help the ingredients meld together and then blend seamlessly onto your face. Take a synthetic brush (this is my favorite–I’m obsessed with it) and buff the product into your complexion.
Overall, this is great for paring down your daytime routine while making your skin look fresh and healthy.
Available in 2 shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Deep.
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