The VIP (Very Impressive Product) Pick of the Week #40

Posted 01/27/12 at 10:52AM by Audrey Fine

The Product: Dr. Jart + Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++

The Price: $39

The Company Spiel: "A moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, this all-in-one product also includes advanced brightening properties. Ideal under makeup, its natural-looking coverage minimizes the appearance of imperfections and evens the skin tone. Antioxidant bio-peptides and adenosine protect skin from harsh environmental factors while restoring firmness and elasticity."

The Real Deal: When it comes to beauty, I am lazy. There, I said it. When I was younger this wasn't really an issue. Back then, something as simple as a coat of mascara had me turning heads. Now, if I want to keep Crypt Keeper comparisons to a minimum, I have to make an effort. So, begrudgingly, I dig deep and apply at least some makeup every morning.

Because I lack the chromosome that would ignite a fire in me to spend hours (or, OK, even just a few minutes) getting ready, I'm always looking for products that cut down my get-ready time. That's why this Dr. Jart balm is, well, the bomb.

I apply a pump or two of this shimmery liquid to my face and it evens out my skin tone, imparts a youthful(ish) glow, and protects me from the sun. One, single product does all this.

The Upshot: Dr. Jart and his magical Beauty Balm help me look semi-decent in one little step. What's not to like?

Do you have a go-to secret weapon that helps make your life easier? Please share.
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1-6 of 14 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 04:36pm

    Would try it

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 08:20pm

    A one and done product sounds perfect especially for a lazy day.

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  • Posted by christmas_divito on 03/20/12 at 01:24am

    I found this too orange and greasy. I was sad it didn't compare with the bb creams I bought abroad. Save your money and order a real bb cream from Asia (like Lotree, Missha, skin79, or skinfood)!

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 10:02am

    How timely! I was looking for the perfect tinted moisturizer or beauty balm for myself and came to Total Beauty to check out the reviews (the best thing ever!!!) and ended up trying the Mary Kay tinted moisturizer with SPF. I like it, but I don't love it. I have also tried the Skin Transformer and it worked OK but, it was a little dark and very pricey. I believe I will try Dr. Jart+ BB next. Thanks Audrey and slagoon! ;)

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  • Posted by cynthia_chambers on 02/14/12 at 08:06am

    Sounds good! Does it help with dark circles under eyes?

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  • Posted by slagoon on 02/05/12 at 06:49pm

    I have been using this product for the last 6 months and have tried a few things occasionally during that time. Even the most expensive foundations make me less than happy compared to Dr. Jart+. This product does everything! It moisturizes (without making your face oily) it helps control oil, it makes your face soft and smooth. It goes into the fine lines and makes them disappear. It lasts throughout my entire 12 hour work day. If I want it to be matte, I can add some of the smashbox primer and/or top it off with a loose or pressed powder. The only downside I could see is for people who have a darker complexion. Out of the tube this is almost a perfect match for my skin. (Linda 2000, I bought mine at Sephora online)

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