I have fair skin and freckles with pink undertones so I tend to get a lot of redness all over my face. I never feel really comfortable without having some sort of makeup on to cover up the redness when I go out. On a random Sephora-browsing-sesh, I discovered the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30. A skincare product that supposedly neutralizes redness, corrects uneven skintone, and even helps treat blemishes and acne? Psh. Yeah, okay. Then I started reading the reviews, and decided to order it and try it out. That many people can't be wrong, right?
And they weren't. Guys, this stuff is potentially life-changing.
It's not quite skincare, but it's not quite makeup either. It looks like a clay mask and works as a moisturizer, a primer, and skin protectant. I do have to still use concealer on blemishes that happen to still poke through or under my eyes for those days when I don't get enough sleep, but I have been going foundation-free for a while now and actually like my skin better using this product as opposed to a BB/CC cream or foundation. Another thing I noticed that I love about it is that it does a great job covering up and blurring my pores. Probably better than any pore-specific primer I've ever used.
The above photos show the before and after of me using this product. There's no other face makeup and no photoshopping (so you can see my zits and all - eek). You can definitely tell that the redness has been significantly reduced. The photo below shows me with concealer on to cover up those pesky blemishes.
The coolest part of this skin treatment is that it actually color corrects. It's not a green cream you rub on your face and would have to cover up with a BB/CC cream or foundation. It actually transforms from green into a beige color as you rub it in. And that beige color just happens to match your skintone. (It's basically magic).
Not only is this a daily solution for redness, the ingredients in it helps to improve your skin over time. Its unique ingredient is centella asiatica (or tiger grass) which has been used for centuries for its medicinal qualities. This is what works to sooth inflammation and reduce redness. Tigers actually would roll around in the grass to sooth their wounds, so even though how well it works. There's even chlorophyl in it (yeah, that stuff that helps plants turn light into food) which has natural detox and germ-killing prowess which helps to clear up breakouts. It also works to create a dust barrier to protect your skin from the environment by fortifying the internal structure of your skin. This product also has hydrating ingredients so it won't cake or dry out your skin, and sun protection to protect from UVA and UVB rays. You can find the entire ingredients list on Sephora.
Long story short, using this will help your skin get a youthful, healthy complexion. It's good for all skin types from dry to oily (even sensitive skin). However, because it transforms into a beige color it is not best for those with darker skin tones. That may be the biggest flaw of this product. There is a moisturizer version of this product that doesn't have a color-correcting component to it for those who find it to be too light but still want the benefits of tiger grass.
I have never found a product before that I would call a holy grail product for me, but this is dangerously close. I'm not quite sure what magic the scientists over at Dr. Jart+ are getting into, but whatever it is sure is working.