I can’t go a day without slathering it on my face, I can’t meet a new person and not sing of its praises, I can’t be without it, what can I say, it’s like the son I never had.
Alright, enough is enough. I will just say that I love this cream, it’s changed my skin for the better and I cannot see myself ever parting with it. Instead of going on and on about its incredible results, I’ll leave a link here for your convenience where you can see how it changed my life for good.
The only, only, only downside to Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream is its price tag: it’ll set your wallet back $48 (for 50 mL). Now, it’s not an outrageous price for a high-end skincare product that’s as effective as it gets, but still, it’s almost $50. For a little tube of cream. It hurts. And I don’t care who you are and how much dinero you have, saving money is always a good thing and I consider it my duty as someone who recommends products to you, to also try to always find you, my dear reader, the best deal around, because after all, you deserve it. (Also, why on earth would you ever spend more money than you have to?)
As you can imagine, due to my love of money (not a bad thing my love), I started looking for a less expensive alternative to Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream as soon as I realized how much I loved it. It’s true too, I started going through it at an alarming rate, and as the empty bottles piled up and the bank account drained, my search for a dupe went from curiosity to sheer desperation.
Luckily for wallets everywhere, my quest was fruitful. I found the closest dupe that anyone’s ever going to find. Now it’s not an exact dupe, but trust me, it’s as close as it gets. And this dupe might actually have some benefits that will have some skin types favoring it over Dr. Jart’s even. So read on for your skin and your wallet’s sake.
I present Good Cera by Holika Holika ($16.14). They say it’s a super ceramide moisture balm, and I will tell you this, it’s as super as it gets, babe.
Ceramide creams work by helping not just to moisturize the skin, but also to repair the skin barrier and thus, hold more moisture in. Hello, double freaking whammy of skincare goodness. I will tell you this, if you haven’t used a ceramide cream yet, you will be in heaven the second you do. There’s nothing like it, it will make your skin feel ultra moisturized and will make that moisture last longer than you’ve ever experienced. After prolonged use, you’ll start to see your skin looking smoother than ever and your fine lines will diminish as your skin glows with plump, natural radiance. It also looks absolutely fantastic under makeup. I can’t apply foundation unless I use either Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream or Good Cera first, nothing makes my foundation look smoother, my pores tighter and my lines more filled.
Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream is without a doubt, the best Ceramide cream that I have ever used. One of the things I like most about it is the texture, it’s so smooth and rich and soft and just perfect, you really have to feel it for yourself to know. I also live for it’s incredible, slightly herbal, fresh, garden-like scent - it’s to die for. Like, unreal and so perfect. So you can imagine my great joy when I found Good Cera and realized that its scent is very similar to Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream. #winning
The similarities go on as well, they each feel incredibly moisturizing and keep the skin feeling richly moisturized for an incredibly long time. Each of the creams also makes the skin look smoother and more plumped and radiant, under makeup and alone. The only area of difference lies in their texture really, while Dr. Jart’s is more creamy, bordering on almost matte-like at first (until you massage it into the skin and it gives a natural radiance-like effect), Good Cera is more of a lightweight balmy texture that once massaged in, gives an ultra-rich, truly radiant glow finish.
So here is where you can see how different skin types may favor one cream over the other, a drier skin-type would probably favor the richer Good Cera, while an oilier type would prefer the more matte-like texture of Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream. I have combination skin and my oily areas get oilier than a slicked up hog on hog racing day. So naturally, I’m still slightly preferring Dr. Jart’s to Good Cera, but because of the simply beautiful price of the later, I use both. I try to extend the life of my Dr. Jart’s by only using it during the day (whether that’s under makeup or alone), and I use Good Cera at night (or on “treat myself to a spa day” days).
So whichever you choose, and I recommend that you start off with the less expensive version Good Cera and if you feel it’s a bit too raidant for your liking, try a sample of Dr. Jart’s at a Sephora and see if you truly prefer Dr. Jart’s before plunking that cash down.
The most important aspect of this choice is speed. You’ve got to get a ceramide cream in your life stat, that is if you want the best, most long-lasting moisturization of your life. If you want the smoothest, plumpest, most beautifully radiant skin you’ve ever seen.
*All pricing was accurate at the time this article was composed.