Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm

A sample of Dr. Jart+ Beauty Balm recently came my way courtesy of Casey (if you live in NYC, her restaurant reviews are the best), and it’s phenomenal stuff, so I have to tell you about it. I’m big on tinted moisturizer all year ’round – I also like Laura Mercier and Fusion Beauty – and this is tinted moisturizer taken to the next level: it moisturizes your skin and protects it with SPF 45 sunscreen, while simultaneously including anti-aging properties and subtle color that brightens and evens out your skin tone. So in theory, it’s literally the only (daytime) skincare product you need. (The line also has other products that contain water-repelling ingredients, varying levels of sunscreen, and nighttime balancing elements.)

I was mildly skeptical about it at first, because I feel like anything that purports to do too much probably won’t do any of its jobs particularly well, but: wrong. I can’t really speak for the anti-aging properties yet, having only used it for a handful of days, but the texture is gorgeous and absolutely eliminates the need for sunscreen and moisturizer, and there’s an immediate and noticeable difference in skin tone thanks to the tint – I used nothing else at all on my face, save for concealer on any egregious spots.

TL;DR version: if you’re looking to whittle down your skincare program, this is a perfect One Stop Shop.

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