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I was absolutely thrilled when I heard about the launch of the Dr Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 50 in the UK. Dr Jart’s original BB cream formula was the first BB cream I tried and the product that put Korean skincare on the map for me. I actually bought it while I was on a trip to New York many years ago. Here’s the low down on the new formula with swatches of all the shades. Enjoy!
What is Dr Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 50?
This is a next generation BB cream that offers up skincare, makeup, and SPF 50 all in one. This new formula has been designed to even out your skin tone, provide moisturisation, improve and protect the skin barrier and also defend the skin against UV.
- Hybrid makeup & skincare formula packed with powerful skincare actives
- Cushiony-soft cream
- Texture spreads over skin effortlessly
- Delivers a natural radiant finish
- Available in 4 shades designed to suit a range of skin tones
2% Niacinamide – improves skin barrier function to help lock in moisture and defend against environmental stressors
5% Glycerin – delivers instant hydration and moisturisation
Mineral and Chemical sunscreens – built-in road spectrum SPF 50 protection to shield against UVA and UVB rays.
Dr Jart+ Premium BB Shades & Swatches
There are four shades in this new collection. Each one is designed to stretch
across a range of skin tones and deliver a radiant complexion.
The shades are:
- Fair – Light
- Light Medium – Medium
- Medium – Tan
- Deep Tan – Deep
A quick note, the Fair – Light that I use looks slightly ashy as it is dispensed, but once I work it into my skin, it adjusts really nicely to match my skin tone. See my Before and After photos below.
Before and After Photos
This is always the best part! These photos demonstrate how natural the finish is, yet the skin is so much more radiant and my hyperpigmentation much less visible.
Where to buy it
The Dr Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 50 is £35 and available now. The brand also has some other amazing hybrid products to choose from including Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment and Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops.
My Review of Dr Jart+ Premium BB
I have to say straight away, I absolutely love this BB cream from Dr Jart+. It is so easy to use, feels so hydrating and comfortable and really gives a natural looking flawlessness that I am absolutely obsessed with. It is the perfect super quick step and delivers skincare, makeup, and sun protection all in one! If you’re ever in a rush (always?!), this is the base to choose!
I love the texture of this BB cream. It is cushiony and super smooth, and spreads on to the skin so easily.
I also really like the pump packaging which is very neat and clean. It looks really chic and I love how it tops of the pack show the different shades.
I asked my friends on Instagram what they would like to know about this formula and got lots of really great questions which I will summarise here.
What is the coverage of Dr Jart Premium BB like?
So Dr Jart are calling this ‘Looks Like You’ coverage which is kind of a cute way of saying that it delivers a very natural skin finish. Personally, I’d say this is a good medium coverage base, and you can certainly build it up in the places you want more coverage.
How long does it last?
Although the Dr Jart+ Premium BB isn’t formulated to be a long-wear base product, however, I find this lasts really well on my complexion. I think this is down to how well it hydrates my skin and I know that my makeup always last better when my skin stays hydrated. My skin tends to literally eat makeup when it is dehydrated.
Does it cover redness?
I find that the Dr Jart+ Premium BB is expert at covering redness. I suffer with a bit of redness around the sides of my nose and my chin and the shade Fair – Light tackles this really easily. If you suffer with extreme redness, using the Cicapair Colour Correcting Treatment underneath the Premium BB works really well.
Does it cover hyperpigmentation?
In terms of my dark spots and hyperpigmentation, I love how the coverage of the Dr Jart+ Premium BB veils the skin rather than masks. You can still see my pigmentation, but my entire complexion looks much more uniform in a really natural way.
Is Dr Jart+ Premium BB good for dry skin?
This formula is great for dry skin. It contains 5% glycerin which is a brilliant hydrator, and I have to say it really does keep my skin beautifully hydrated.
Does it work for oily skin?
This formula contains 2% Niacinamide which arms it up well for oily skins. Niacinamide is brilliant for reducing sebum production and minimising the appearance of pores. I have a combination skin type. I am traditionally oily in the T-zone, although my skin is definitely becoming less oily as I approach 50. I find this offers great moisturisation for my dehydrated areas and isn’t heavy on my oily areas.
Is it good for mature skin?
Yes, this is great for my mature skin (I am almost 49). It gives you loads of moisturisation, the Niacinamide is great for the appearance of pores and fine lines, and the SPF 50 provides the best defence against UV which is vital for maintaining youthful looking skin.
What type of sunscreen does Dr Jart+ Premium BB use?
The new Premium BB uses a mineral and chemical sunscreen. It uses broad spectrum SPF 50 protection to shield against UVA and UVB rays.
Does it replace a proper SPF?
This BB cream contains a really good broad spectrum SPF 50 protection. In terms of dosage, it depends on how much product you use. So if you like to use a generous amount of product, you will likely receive the SPF coverage you need. If you are a light user, then I’d recommend applying a dedicated SPF product first.
However, regardless of dosage, all SPF needs topping up after around 2 hours, so you will need to reapply if you are exposed to the sun whether you are using the BB cream or a separate SPF. Using the Dr Jart+ Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 50 will mean you have great high coverage in addition to anything else you are using.
Do you need to use a moisturiser with the Dr Jart+ Premium BB?
As the Dr Jart+ Premium BB is packed with skincare, you can skip moisturiser if you wish. Of course you can apply it over your regular skincare if you want to, just like a normal foundation. However, this product is designed to deliver your skincare, complexion makeup and UV protection all in one.
What is the skin finish like?
The Dr Jart+ Premium BB finish is really lovely. It is naturally radiant without being shiny or glittery. It gives a lovely coverage that really enhances and perfects the skin, whilst still allowing you to see the skin through it. It’s really natural looking and super flattering.
Is it easy to remove?
An effective makeup remover is key for removing any products with good SPF coverage. Make sure you cleanse your skin properly to remove the SPF ingredients and pollution from your skin. Check out my guide to the Best Cleansers for 2023 for recommendations.