March 18, 2015

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Oil Balm Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Dr. Jart Ceramidin Oil Balm ($35) is saving my dry skin life lately as the weather decides if it wants to stay cold or perhaps warm up a bit. I’m kinda in a transitioning stage and my skin is coming out of hibernation. One thing that’s really, really been working out well for me is Cerave Hydrating Cleanser. I stopped using cleansing oil and my other cleansers and I use this only and my skin is a lot less dry!

On top of that I use Dr. Jart Ceramidin Oil Balm on drier, patchier areas and yay for being hydrated and smooth!

Let’s take a look at this new balm!

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Oil Balm

As a love of Dr Jart’s Ceramidin Cream and Liquid I was excited to see they created a new balm as well that launched earlier this Spring. This comes in a 1.4 oz glass jar and will likely last you through the next 20 years of your life as a little goes a long way. I dislike the jar packaging as exposure to air plus putting your fingers into it will expose it to bacteria sadly but it is a balm and this is really the only way to package a product like this.

It’s actually a multitasking demon! You can use IT ANYWHERE. It’s loaded up with good for your skin ceramidins and doesn’t contain mineral oil or petrolatum!

It’s a very dense balm which breaks down to an oil as you apply it. When it makes contact with skin it instantly breaks down and becomes soft and slightly oily. It absorbs quite quickly and provides nourishing, hydrating, skin softening ceramides to skin. The base is created from nine different vegetable and plant oils.

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Dr. Jart Ceramidin Oil Balm swatches

You can use it on cuticles, nails, even on your hair! I like apply a bit to my dry cheeks before going to bed at night and in the morning my cheeks are smooth and soft. You name a spot and you can apply this to that spot. Cracked heels, dry elbows and knees, heck I even put a little on my lips! It’s like the Rosebud Salve of the ceramide world!

If you have drier skin this little balm will wriggle its way into your heart!

Loves it!

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Oil Balm is available now at Sephora and


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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jess

    Do you think this can be used in tandem with the liquid/cream? I really love that combination already, but I’ve been super curious about this balm. I’m sorta worried that the oily nature of the balm will have a weird affect on the the other 2 products (like how oils can break down makeup and certain skincare products).

    • Isabella Muse

      absolutely. I use the lotion, the cream, and I pat a little of this on my drier areas at night (like cheeks). SO you can def layer! although I wouldn’t wear on my face in the day, too rich :-/

      • Jess

        Oh that’s excellent news! Thank you c: and haha yeah as is I can’t really use these during the day, but I can’t wait to use these at night from now on.

        • Isabella Muse

          me either, too rich for day use! but in the night no issues! you def can. It kinda has the feel of argan oil once it melts down! It isn’t greasy but you can feel it on your skin! When I wake up in the AM it’s fully absorbed. I like I can use it EVERYWHERE! Elbows, knees, dry cheeks, between my brows (which tends to get a bit flaky)

  • Kimkats

    Oooooo….. I had been waiting for someone to review this. Sounds like this is a must have for me! Thanks for the excellent review, Muse!

  • Lacy

    I’ve been waiting for you to review this as you are a ceramidin fan as well. I might have to check it out. My skin has been awful the past couple months…. soooo dry and flaky, scales on my face. I’m so embarrassed and nothing has helped! I even tried the new curel you reviewed a while back that also has the ceramids in it…. which i love but even that didn’t help nor the new hydroboost neutrogena! and forget about wearing foundation etc… just exacerbates it and makes it more noticeable! UGH

    Also I’m still nervous to try this since I thought I had a bad breakout from dr.jarts liquid… and I don’t want this to clog my pores or make my skin angry again! :-/

    • Isabella Muse

      be careful lace! This has a lot of the same ingredients as the liquid and the cream! 🙁

  • Peggy

    This stuff sounds really nice. Have you been reading about this new trend of not using highlighter but using extra moisturizer instead? I guess it was a big trend on the runway. Seems this might be a good product to try that with. I love my highlighter so I’m a bit skeptical of really being able to give it up completely.

    • Isabella Muse

      that’s def a thing. People were also using rosebud salve to highlighter their cheeks and get a faint tint!

    • Isabella Muse

      Haven’t tried it on my lips to be honest! Doesn’t say anything about you not being able to but haven’t personally tried it!