A Comprehensive Guide to Dr. Jart+’s Most Popular Lines

Dr. Jart professes a love of and commitment to scientific innovation in the field of skincare. The company works with a team of 15 dermatologists from clinics and research universities throughout South Korea to bring you the products and lines you see today.

However, where does the Dr. Jart novice even begin to look in that maze of information? Have no fear — this post aims to give the perplexed novice a comprehensive look into Dr. Jart’s most popular and/or effective products and lines.

To make it easy to navigate, I’ve worked out a rating system.

Rating Scale:

5 – Stellar product and a must buy for all skin types.

4 – Solid. The pros outweigh the cons. However, you should still keep a couple things in mind.

3 – The pros and cons are equal. Product may be effective depending on the person.

2 – Possible for use, but do not highly recommend as the cons outweigh the pros.

1 – Do not recommend at all due to multiple factors.

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But first, let’s take a brief look into Dr. Jart’s history.

History:

In 2004, when Dr. Chin-Wook Lee and Dr. Sung-Jae Jung decided to take their passion for innovation out of the skincare clinic and into the mainstream, they didn’t realize that their ideas would eventually take them to 46 countries and blossom into an internationally beloved brand.

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But that’s exactly what happened.

Today, Dr. Jart is a highly visible name, not just within South Korea, but in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and a slew of other countries. The modern American woman has probably heard of Dr. Jart. After all, the likes of Sephora, Birchbox, Amazon, Walmart, Urban Outfitters, etc. carry their products and the brand’s unique contributions to the American consciousness have been featured on Allure, Into the Gloss, Pop Sugar, and Refinery29.

Essentially, what Dr. Jart does is ambassadorial work. They bring to both America and beyond key lessons and insights from a country that has mastered both “morning calm” and immaculate skin.

So let’s get to it, shall we?

Popular Dr. Jart Lines & Products:

1. The Dr. Jart Ceramidin Line

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types.
  • Particularly effective for dry and/or irritable skin.

The Claim:

This product uses ceramides — a naturally occurring, long chain of lipids (fats) that inhibit water loss and enhance moisture retention — in order to quench dehydrated skin. What’s more, Dr. Jart+ claims this product supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier, improves the appearance of fine lines, and leaves skin looking and feeling healthier and supple for up to 26 hours.

If you live in an area with a lot of environmental stressors (looking at you city gals), this product is for you.

How to Use:

Since this is a serum, use it after your toner.

The Results:

Pros: One of the most hydrating products I’ve ever used. The long-term results are amazing. My skin grew more hydrated the more I used it, which is not something I can say about every product.

Cons: Initially, I didn’t respond well to it. It’s possible the sales lady gave me an older product.

Soak Insider Tip: Ceramides work best when they’re combined with other replenishing ingredients like fatty acids and good cholesterol. These lipids work together in different ways to improve the skin. They can also help calm down irritable skin.

Rating: 4.5/5

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types.
  • Particularly effective for dry and/or irritable skin.

The Claim:

The claim is pretty much the same as the liquid. The only difference is that the cream is meant to enhance the protective element of the ceramidin as it is richer than the liquid. After you’ve applied your lighter serums, you should apply this cream in order to seal the nutrients in with this deeply moisturizing cream.

How to Use:

Use after you’ve applied all your essences and serums in order to seal all the goodies in.

The Results:

The pros and cons are the same as the liquid. They were in the same package.

Rating: 4.5/5

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Nanoskin Skin Mask

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types.
  • Particularly effective for dry skin.

The Claim:

This is an ultra-moisturizing face mask designed to target dryness and uneven skin texture. Using ceramides and a hypoallergenic fabric to deliver its moisture-protecting magic, the mask provides a smooth finish without stickiness. Plus, it’s free of parabens, talc, mineral oils, sulfate-based surfactants, tar dyes, triethanolamine, benzophenone-5, benzyl alcohol, polyacrylamide, and artificial fragrances.

How to Use:

If you’re having a particularly rough day (skin-wise and life-wise) and need a boost, this is the mask for you! Use this instead of your usual serum(s).

The Results:

Pros: Better than your average hydrating mask. Mask liquid was soothing and moisturizing.

Cons: The mask material, however nice, didn’t agree with my skin as much. Parts of my face were a little irritated after use. It’s possible my skin just wasn’t used to the formula. After more than one use, my skin seemed fine.

Rating: 3.8/5

2. The Dr. Jart Foam Cleansing Lines

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Foam

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types.

The Claim:

This hypoallergenic, moisturizing foam cleanser uses both a calming herb complex, panthenol, and hydrogen mineral water to gently remove impurities and soothe stressed skin. Unlike most foam cleansers, your skin isn’t left feeling tight and dry. I can testify to that.

How to Use:

After a long day, put about a dime’s worth on your fingertip and massage it into your face. Remember: cleansing and cleansing well is the most important step in any skincare regimen!

The Results:

Pros: Very moisturizing and cleans effectively. One of the best foam cleansers I’ve used to this day. The best part: a little goes an incredibly long way!

Cons: Worked most effectively during the first few months. After that, the effects weren’t as noticeable, and my skin felt a little drier than normal. However, it doesn’t do less or more than your standard foam cleanser, even with long-term use. I’d say use it as a night cleanser after a long day of makeup (or sunscreen), grime, and sweat.

Rating: 4/5

Dr. Jart Trans-Foam Clay (Green)

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types.
  • Particularly effective for oily and dull skin.

The Claim:

The green mask contains tea tree, eucalyptus, and lemongrass extract to control excess sebum and refresh your skin.

How to Use:

Spread a liberal amount on your skin and let it dry for 3-5 minutes. Apply lukewarm to warm water and rub in circular motion to transform the dried clay mask into a foam cleanser. Rinse off with warm water and remove all residue.

The Results:

Pros: I can testify to its benefits. In addition to cleaning effectively and moisturizing well, the minty tingling stimulates your skin. My skin tone seemed brighter after a week of use. It also felt hydrated and fresh to the touch. Also, no parabens or phthalates. And as it seems with Dr. Jart cleansing products — a little went a long way!

Cons: Because I didn’t use it longer than a week, I can’t say. I am leaving the possibility open that there are flaws I’m not aware of.

Soak Insider Tip: Struggling with dull, irritable, and acne-prone skin? Try putting a few drops of tea tree oil into your night cream! Not only does it invigorate your pores, but it is known to be a tried and true topical treatment for infections of most kinds. Always remember to dilute stronger essential oils like tea tree with carrier oils like lavender.

Rating: 4/5

Dr. Jart Trans-Foam Clay (Pink)

Solutions For:

  • All skin types.

The Claim:

The pink mask targets hydration and purification with its lotus flower extract.

How to Use:

Spread a liberal amount on your skin and let it dry for 3-5 minutes. Apply lukewarm to warm water and rub in circular motion to transform the dried clay mask into a foam cleanser. Rinse off with warm water and remove all residue.

The Results:

Pros: The moisturizing effects were pretty standard. Also, no parabens or phthalates.

Cons: Because I didn’t use it longer than a week, I can’t say. I am leaving the possibility open that there are flaws I’m not aware of.

Rating: 3.5/5

Dr. Jart Trans-Foam Clay (White)

Solutions For:

  • All skin types.
  • Particularly effective for irritable skin.

The Claim:

The white trans-foam foam clay is intended to provide a mild, calming, and purifying effect with its emphasis on chamomile.

How to Use:

Spread a liberal amount on your skin and let it dry for 3-5 minutes. Apply lukewarm to warm water and rub in circular motion to transform the dried clay mask into a foam cleanser. Rinse off with warm water and remove all residue.

The Results:

Pros: Is it weird to say I felt it purifying my pores? Clay in general tends to extract impurities, but I felt the purifying effects the most with this one. Also, no parabens or phthalates. And a little goes a long way.

Cons: Because I didn’t use it longer than a week, I can’t say. I am leaving the possibility open that there are flaws I’m not aware of.

Rating: 4.3/5

3. The Dr. Jart Water Fuse Line

Dr. Jart Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types

The Claim:

This is a gel-cream intended to create a cooling and refreshing “water cushion” that keeps your skin hydrated and energized all day. Dr. Jart claims they infused Belgium hot spring water into the cream, which allegedly expels impurities from one’s pores and has an antibacterial effect. Also, they claim to have used an “AquaMineral” blend (sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium) that helps direct the way water flows throughout your skin. This is supposed to boost firmness and elasticity.

How to Use:

Apply at the end of your regimen, after applying all your serums and essences.

The Results:

Pros: Feels AMAZING on your skin. It’s soothing much in the way Aloe Vera tends to be. For regular, dry, or combination skin, I think this provides enough hydration without being overbearing, particularly in humid regions. Also, if you hate sticky, this is the cream for you.

Cons: If you have sensitive/dry skin, this may not be moisturizing enough. Also, since it is water based, make sure you put on a heavier cream or product to keep that moisture locked in!

Rating: 3/5

Dr. Jart Water Fuse Hydro Dew Drop

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types

The Claim:

The claims are the same as the Water Fuse gel-cream. The only difference is that this is a two-layered (oil and water) product intended to help repair dry and damaged skin. The oil and water work separately to supply the skin with continuous moisture so it stays supple all day.

How to Use:

After washing your face and using toner, massage a fingertip’s worth onto your face.

The Results:

Pros: Feels great, absorbs quickly, and refreshes your skin.

Cons: This product works well for some, but not for all. Personally, it didn’t do much for me. I felt the effects to be short-lived and not worth the cost. Since water is its first ingredient and base, you’d have to lock the hydration in with a heavier product. Water tends to evaporate quickly.

Rating: 2.9/5

4. The Dr. Jart Cellwake Line

Dr. Jart Cellwake Regenerating Emulsion

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types

The Claim:

Cellwake products are specifically designed for anti-aging. They contain advanced stem cell ingredients that regenerate damaged skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The products also contain retinol and something called CW-210TM. CW-210TM is made of:

Palmitoyl Penta-Peptide

Water Soluble Collagen

Hyaluronic Acid

Cnidium Extract

Kudzu Root


In addition to anti-aging properties, Cellwake boasts of using Nano Capsule D technology, which basically means that the ingredients are formulated to mimic the size and behavior of human skin cells and structures in order to make it easy for vitamins to penetrate the skin.

One thing to watch out for: Cellwake has ingredients that “brighten” skin complexion, so those with sensitive skin should use it sparingly and use plenty of sunscreen during the day while using Cellwake products.

How to Use:

Use after toner and before cream. Emulsions tend to be a lighter version of lotions, so it’s possible you will have to use this after you’ve applied your serums.

The Results:

Pros: Initially, I was impressed with the product. The product was rich without being overwhelming. It absorbed quickly and seemed to create a protective barrier.

Cons: At the end of the day, it’s an emulsion, which means it’s watery and needs to be used with a heavier cream. I felt the effects to be fairly short-lived. However, I did not use it in combination with the other products in this line or the true star of the Cellwake line: the Age Decelerator ampoule. Therefore, I feel my assessment is incomplete.

Rating: 3.3/5

5. The Dr. Jart Cicapair Line

Overall Review

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types
  • Particularly effective for oily skin.

The Claim:

It is described as a green-to-beige color-correcting treatment that corrects redness and helps protect skin from environmental aggressors. It helps with acne, redness, and uneven skin tone, and is infused with sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium to help improve moisture retention and restore fatigued skin.

It also restores strength to your skin by using various plants such as the resurrection plant, houttuynia cordata, and yarrow.

How to Use:

Depends on the product.

The Results:

Pros: I can’t say I know much about the benefits of this line because my skin was mostly incompatible with it. While I felt it to be particularly ineffective, it’s possible others may really enjoy and benefit from this line.

Cons: I can’t speak for those with oily skin, but I, as a dry/sensitive skin sufferer, will say that I was not impressed with the products from this line at all. It’s meant for all skin types, but I found it drying and irritating upon application.

Rating: 2/5

6. The Dr. Jart Sleeping and Face Mask Lines

Dr. Jart Good Night Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra

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Solutions For:

  • All skin types

The Claim:

The sleeping mask contains aquaxyl and xylitol to enhance moisture retention and prevent water loss. It also contains oligo-hyaluronic acid and algae in order to support long-lasting hydration and collagen synthesis, which is just a fancy way of saying it helps you fight premature aging.

The sleeping mask was adapted from the sheet mask with the same solution due to the sheet mask being massively popular.

How to Use:

Apply after your cream. Use at the very end of your regimen. If you use oils, use the sleeping mask before your oil.

The Results:

Pros: One of Dr. Jart’s most popular products. They fly off the shelves. When you try it, you can see why. I personally liked this product quite a bit. It got the job done well.

Cons: It isn’t the absolute best sleeping mask I’ve ever tried. However, it does keep your face moisturized by locking in the products you used beforehand in your regimen. Still, I felt it to be a little watery than most sleeping masks. Long-term use wasn’t as effective as initial use.

Rating: 4/5

The Bottom Line:

Overall, I like Dr. Jart. It’s an above average skincare line that tries to care about the stuff that goes into it. It’s not state-of-the-art; many of their products are a little watery. However, many Korean skincare brands tend to do this in order to (1) make it usable and effective for a wide range of skin types, and (2) lessen the cost. If you’re stuck using Etude House or The Face Shop, I say try upgrading to Dr. Jart!

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments below!

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