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Wed, May. 20th, 2009, 12:02 pm
Dr Jart+ Black / Silver Blemish Base & Hanskin Blemish Cover

I have received numerous request to compare the Dr Jart+ Black Label Detox Healing Blemish Base with the Silver Label Rejuvenating Blemish Base. I only own the Silver Rejuvenating tube but read reviews that the Black Detox is a little more moisturizing.

Its been over a year since I used Dr Jart+ and I decided to get 2 trial tubes of the Dr Jart+ to make an actual comparision just for you girls!

I bought the 2 tubes including a Hanskin Blemish Cover from Gingerdip @ Blogspot about 2 weeks ago and here's the review!

She included an Etude House Moistfull sheet mask as a freebie too!

Dr Jart+ Black Label Detox Healing Blemish Base
Coverage : Sheer - Medium
Texture : Its a little thicker and is a little difficult to blend with a cosmetic wedge. I had to use my fingers to be able to blend it out.
Shade : This has a grey undertone which will be suitable for both pink and yellow undertones individuals.
Fragrance : This black label has a very fainty flora fragrance.
Oil-Control: Just like all reviews, this Black Label Detox Healing BB is a little moisturizing. I noticed shine within 2hours upon wearing it.
Dewy-ness: Because of the shine, there was a dewy finish on my face. Even after blotting with a piece of facial tissue, there are traces of the dewy look.
Price: S$14 for this 15ml tube
Overall Comments: I wasn't bearing much hope about the oil control as most of the reviews did mention that its a little moisturizing. It might be because it has anti-wrinkle properties and that will suit matured skin that often, is a little drier. I would recommend this to those who has a dry to normal skin type. Else, do use a good oil control primer. Oh yes, this does come with an SPF of 25 so you can skip your normal sunscreen.

Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating Blemish Base
Coverage : Medium - Full
Texture : Comparing to the Black Label, this is easier to apply and blend with a cosmetic sponge. Its texture is more liquified and easier to manage.
Shade : This has a grey undertone which will be suitable for both pink and yellow undertones individuals.
Fragrance : Unlike the Black label, this Silver Label is fragrance-free.
Oil-Control: Unlike the Black label, oil control for this Silver Label is way better. It isn't the best among my stash of BB Creams but its still pretty manageable. Shine appeared only after 6hrs. Pretty decent IMO.
Dewy-ness: Its a semi-dewy finish.
Price: S$13 for this 15ml tube
Overall Comments: In comparision with the black label, I very much prefer the silver label because of the oil control, coverage and higher SPF (silver label has an SPF of 35 while black label only have SPF 25). If you have combination to oily skin, opt for this Silver Label instead.

Hanskin Blemish Cover
As the name suggests, this is a blemish concealer and not a BB Cream. Its a tinted spot corrector aka concealer for blemishes with healing properties similar to Oxy Cover (the flesh tone acne-pimple medication with 10% benzoyl peroxide) that I was using when I was much younger.

Unlike the Oxy Cover which is very yellow - orangey in shade, this Hanskin Blemish Cover is of a fairer beige with greyish undertones. Since it has a greyish undertones, it will fit both pink and yellow undertones complexion. Too bad its only available in one shade which I reckon will be more suitable for those with a medium fair skin tone.

Its coverage is pretty amazing. A little goes a long way. It can conceal your blemishes pretty well without caking up. With regards to its healing properties, I must say it works pretty well too. Last week when my sleeping routine was reversed (I was sleeping in the day and awake at night), my skin became pretty cranky and started having a little breakout but with the help of this blemish cover, I managed to clear up those nasty spots just before Bestie's bro's wedding on Saturday.

The only drawback is that, it does not really last. It tends to fade / melt away if you do not have a foundation primer beneath it.

I suppose it works as it claim, only if it comes with 2 shades, a fairer and a darker shade so as to suit a wide variety of skin tones. Oh yes, I paid S$13 for this full size tube.

Hope these reviews did help you lovelies!

Once again, I've gotten these 3 products from Gingerdip @ Blogshop.

Wed, May. 20th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)

i hate dr jart black label bb!
no joke, this is the worst bb i've ever tried, and i've tried quite some. it's dark (i have fair skin, around NC/NW15), it oxidizes, it breaks me out.
what's not to hate? :P

it's just my personal experience though. another friend definitely loves dr jart bb creams since she thinks the healing properties is very visible :)

to each her own! hahaha.

Thu, May. 21st, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)

yea, different products react differently on different skin. :P

though the black label does not break me out but its too moisturizing for me. fortunately i got the trial tube. i can use it when i'm in a dryer climate i suppose. :P
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Wed, May. 20th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)

eh i was very tempted by the silver label one when I saw it in TW, but ended up getting other BBs instead..

Thu, May. 21st, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)

ohh, how much was it retailing there? and where did you see it?

Wed, May. 20th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
vain_angel85: Dr Jart

I tried the Dr Jart silver.As of your review,the oil control is wonderful but the colour match is bad.Made me too fair,like those chinese wayang face.
Black label is a little better.Just find it harder to blend and gave me some bumps after some time.Now rotating between bb creams and LF.Slight improvement.Their new Blue label bb cream is tempting me to get it.haha..
I seem to have all kinds of things to buy every month.

Thu, May. 21st, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Dr Jart

yea, the shade is alittle off but if you notice, when it oxidizes, it will kinda match your skin tone and its usually during noon (if you wear it from morning).

what LF are you using? :P

me too! i think that's typical of all girls! haha

Wed, May. 20th, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)

This was my 1st BB Cream. I quite like it. It sort of blends into my skin after awhile. But now I prefer the Niu Er's BB Cream. I love the smell but don't like it that it doesn't has SPF...

Thu, May. 21st, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)

yea, i do agree that upon application, the shade is a little weird but once it oxidizes, it kinda matches your skin tone.

the niu-er bb cream is a little moisturizing for me too but my bestie loves it. hehe

Wed, May. 20th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)

Thanks for all your great reviews! I live in the States, so I've got to order all my Asian cosmetics online and it's good to have some idea of what to expect from different products. You mentioned that the silver Dr. Jart is okay, but not really the best - do you have a top 5 list? It'd be great if you could post a brief all time favorites list. I've browsed your reviews and they're really thoughtful. Thanks so much!

Thu, May. 21st, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)

my top 5 really differs as i may like this bb cream for its coverage but hate its oil control or love it for its oil control but not its coverage / SPF / dewy/ matte. so it really depends on what I really require for the day. ;)

Thu, May. 21st, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)

hi, Wonder what's the active healing properties ingredient for Hanskin Blemish Cover. btw i heard that oxy's main ingreident of bp,will leave nasty brown mark scar though pimple heals up pretty fast.

Fri, May. 22nd, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)

Hello Kimoko!

I'm wondering if you could do me a favour and recommend me a BB Cream that has good oil control and SPF that's suitable for medium skin tone?

Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)

Try the dr Jart+ Silver! ;)

Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)

babe for the Hanskin Blemish Cover, can u tell me if the texture is creamy (watery) or more thicker? interested in it.. but if its like watery ones, then it wont stay on my pimples easily... hoping for the texture to b thick ones... TIA

Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)

its a creamy concealer and not liquid so it can stay. ;)

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)

hon are you happening to sell away this?
Dr Jart+ Black Label Detox Healing Blemish Base
since you aren't happy abt it. cause i got dry skin
and i've tried the sample before and like it pretty much! :X
lmk tia~

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)

how about S$9.50 shipped? i discarded the box though. :)

Sat, Aug. 1st, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Suggestions?

Hi kimoko!
I've tired dr jart silver label and it works fine to me but i wanted to try something with a better oil control. i'm somewhere between nc15-nc20.
any suggestions? thanks =)

Sun, Aug. 2nd, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Suggestions?

you can try etude house precious mineral silky skin. :)
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Fri, Nov. 6th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Hey again

Kimoko, you should tell us more about yourself! Just to get to know you better since you're helping us so generously with your reviews :)


Fri, Nov. 6th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Hey again


what do you want to know? ;)

Sun, Dec. 5th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)

thank you! your review of hanskin blemish cover really helped ^^ As for the dr. Jarts, I've tried both of them. for some time the black label actually helped my skin and it improved drastically. But somehow i think my skin got used to it? But anyways it started breaking me out so I couldn't use it anymore :'( The silver one on the other hand broke me out almost right away (about a day after I tried it) :'(