08 January 2013

Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm - Great For Dehydrated or Combination Skin!

Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream

When I wrote this piece for Beaut.ie on the top 5 products for dehydrated skin, I hadn't yet tried this fabulous cream. Dehydrated skin is lacking in water, not oil, and it can't be fixed by just upping your daily intake of H2O (though that's a good place to start). Your skin can be dehydrated and oily (like mine) or dehydrated and dry, or just plain ol' dehydrated.  Do you have an oily t-zone but your skin feels tight elsewhere? Do you have dry patches on your face, but still get spots? Do you have fine lines that go away if treated with a really hydrating product? Yup, you're probably dehydrated, too - most skin that's diagnosed as combination is.

Before and After Photos with Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream
Left: no makeup; right: wearing only Dr Jart Water Fuse BB cream
To treat this skin type, you should look out for products that are rich in hyaluronic acid. This ingredient occurs naturally in the body and helps retain moisture in the skin. What makes it so powerful is its ability to attract water, hydrating the skin and making it look plumped up and radiant. It can be injected (that's what the filler Restylane is made of, yo), taken as a supplement or found in all manner of skincare and cosmetics.

Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream

And it just so happens that the Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm is packed with the stuff, as well as being 50 percent water - which makes it the perfect pick for parched skin.  This Korean cream is one of the few Asian BB creams we can readily get our hands on here in Ireland - find it in Boots for €24 (£18 in the UK - though mine was a PR sample).

Face Of The Day with Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream
Minimal makeup and Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm cream

Perfect for every day use, it's oil-free - just what my combo skin needs - has an SPF of 25 and gives just enough coverage to create the illusion of a fresh-faced, healthy glow. Believe me, in January, on my mug, that's no mean feat! It feels creamy yet lightweight and gives a real-skin finish. Negatives? It comes in just the one shade, and the coverage can't compare to my favourite Dior and Estee Lauder BBs - but this one does feel like it's doing more for my skin. I like it a lot.

Pretty sure your skin's not dehydrated? Fret not, Dr Jart also offer several different varieties of BB cream tailored at different skin types. Oh, and word on the street is that their next offering will be a potted BB gel for Spring - intriguing!

Are you on the BB bandwagon or are you more into a full face of base? 

Psst! Like the sound of this product, but counting your pennies right now? Make sure you check back to the blog tomorrow morning - that's all I'm saying for now! 

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