Review: Dr Jart+ Dermakeup Rejuvenating Beauty Balm in 001 Light (Silver Label)

So much ❤ for this BB!

While I have reviewed Dr Jart’s Dis-a-Pore Balm in the past – review right here – the review for their rejuvenating BB cream has been a long time coming. In part, this is due to me using less face makeup when the ‘rona first started making its rounds; however, I have since reverted to wearing BB cream even under masks because of the boost in self-confidence that they give me.

Plus, as is the case with today’s BB cream, I feel that they actually help maintain my skin than when I just slap on skincare and sunscreen – anyone else feel that way? I know I cannot be the only one since my beauty blog girl crush, Paris B, has said something along the lines of makeup actually being good for skin as in her opinion, it protects against pollutants, adds hydration and encourages better cleansing habits – read her full review over here.

I actually bought a backup of this BB cream just today and it reminded me to review it. But let’s jump straight in. It’s a great one I promise!

・What it is: ・

This is a BB cream, ie a base/foundation product for your face, which supposedly also features skincare benefits.

・TL;DR:・ 

So good, I just repurchased a backup today. My current favourite when it comes to base products!

・Price & Availability: ・

You can get this BB cream locally at Olive Young chemists or Dr Jart flagship stores. From what I gather, it is also widely available online eg through Olive Young’s online shop or Dr Jart’s official website, and probably a million other beauty and K-beauty sites.

Regularly, it retails for ₩29,000, which comes to $24.50 or £19. If you snatch it on sale, you may get it for as low as ₩21,700 (which is what I paid today), which, when converted, sets you back a mere $18 or £14.

・Size/Quantity: ・

This BB cream comes with a cool 50 ml of product, which is 20 ml more than what you get with regular foundations – correct me if I am wrong, I feel that usually, base products come with a mere 30 ml.

・Ingredients:・

Source: cosDNA // Inci Decoder

Both cosDNA and Inci Decoder throw up a bunch of red flags. We’ll get into it in a minute, but let it be known that I have dry, super sensitive, acne prone skin and this BB cream has, if anything, always served to soothe and hydrate irritated skin.

・Packaging:・ 

The packaging is just so cute and sleek and sexy. I mean, do you see what I see?? Gorgeous! That being said, I have this sneaking suspicion that they ripped off a design from a cafe that was really famous here in Seoul a few years back. But of course I don’t have proof. This is pure speculation on my part, so do take what I think with a grain of salt.

Regardless, it’s a pretty BB cream.

If you are interested in reading the full article about the cafe, check it out here.

・What the company says:・ 

Source: Dr Jart official Korean website

I checked out Dr Jart and it does not seem as though the Rejuvenating BB cream is currently available in the West, hence there’s no English ad copy. They have this bit on their English website but it does not really tell you about this one. If you understand Korean, you may check out the Korean site here. Basically, what it says is that it provides coverage, is suitable for acne prone skin, adheres well to your skin, does not settle intro wrinkles and is kind to sensitive skin.

・Consistency/Texture:・ 

Somehow, the above images look a little rubbish to me. They don’t do the cream justice, I promise you. This BB cream goes on a little rich and spreads very easily. Very oily skin types could find it a little heavy at first I would imagine, personally I find the texture very nourishing, comforting and hydrating.

・Scent:・ 

There is a faint, chemical/herbal scent to the cream, but it does not contain any artificial fragrance. Three cheers!

・Application:・ 

The cream, as mentioned, goes on creamy and buffs in and spreads easily and comfortably. Pores and wrinkles are minimised without my face looking like a mask. Skin looks lit from within and glowy, in a super healthy way, even in low light. If you prefer a more matte finish, I reckon you might want to chuck on a silicone based primer beforehand and Bob’s your uncle.

I don’t have any wrinkles, and the fine lines that I see in the mirror are probably in my head, but as I am well in my thirties now, I do appreciate a base product that smooths over imperfections – which is exactly what this does.

In the past, this came in only one shade, however I am very happy to report that – especially in light of many companies moving toward shade inclusivity – this now comes in a light as well as in a medium shade. I actually have lots of thoughts on diversity in Korean beauty products – for a more detailed post, read on over here.

Source: Dr Jart Korean official website

For me personally, the light shade seems to be a better match.

A little goes a long way. I usually squeeze out two or three thin streaks along my left hand’s index, middle and ring finger (one thin line per finger), rub my fingers together to warm up the product, then massage it into skin and go over my neck with what’s left on my fingers. I then take a damp sponge and buff in the BB cream to perfection, and I end up with airbrushed, youthful, glowy skin.

Here are some snaps of how the BB cream looks like in low light, indoor lighting and natural lighting, plus different point makeup situations.

・Efficacy:・

Whenever I have breakouts, I am comfortable throwing this on to literally put my best face forward. I also find that this BB cream seems to heal and soothe active pimples throughout the day, even with a ‘rona face mask on. Speaking of which, in case you are worried about this transferring and rubbing off on your mask – yes, it does transfer a little, but it rubs off gracefully. There won’t be streaks of blotchy skin, it almost seems to smooth itself out as it rubs off on the mask.

Plus, this is one of those rare foundation products that actually look better as the day wears on.

・Final Thoughts:・  

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The pricing puts this firmly into the drugstore category. Personally, I’d say that, coupled with the generous amount – see below – this is a steal of a product considering the quality, and I am very happy to pay the price asked as I think it is reasonable and affordable.

Especially nowadays, where everyone is probably thinking twice before spending, this is an affordable option that is great value for money.

This BB cream looks great, goes on like a dream, looks better over time and feels as though it is actually good for skin. What’s not to love?

If you have other foundation or BB cream loves – please leave them in the comments 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Review: Dr Jart+ Dermakeup Rejuvenating Beauty Balm in 001 Light (Silver Label)

  1. I came so close to getting this but got the Missha Cho Bo Yang BB Cream instead. I don’t regret the purchase since the Missha BB Cream is simply love but I’m still so curious about this.

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  2. I kind of remember reading about this a while back. Missha stores across the country will be (or already) transformed into multi-brand shops (like Olive Young). However their products will remain under the brand, Missha. I haven’t been to any of their brick and mortar stores recently to see the change in person but I saw it just now while looking it up on Naver.

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