CosRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream is a fairly new ceramide moisturizer that launched a recently on Mr Rx’s official Amazon and word on the street is it’s a dupe of my favorite winter moisturizer, Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream.
That my friends was one reason only to buy it. The second being the fact that CosRX skincare rarely disappoints and typically has excellent ingredients that are very beneficial to your skin. I’m not always CosRX prime demographic as they tend to cater to oily and problematic skin types! But some of their items are keepers for me and this new Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream goes on the list!
Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream arrives in a squeeze tube and will set you back $26 for 2.7 oz. Dr Jart’s Ceramidin Cream is $48 for 1.69 oz of product. BIG price and size difference wouldn’t you agree? Although after comparing the two in terms of performance and texture they do vary a little bit.
First off, comparing the ingredients there are quite a few similarities between the CosRX formula and the Dr Jart one aside from the fact that CosRX contains niacinamide and centella. Sadly, it also contains a small about of Bergamot Oil which might be where the subtle citrus scent comes from. I don’t mind the fragrance but CosRX prides itself on having really good ingredients but they go and add fragrance into the mix and ruin things every so slightly. There are some great moisturizing ingredients here but sadly only one ceramide. However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that this is quite hydrating.
Strangely enough, I can’t wear Ceramidin Cream in the day because it’s a bit too heavy however, Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream is a bit lighter in texture and wears a good deal easier on my skin during the day. I think the two have different textures as Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream has a more lighter, creamier feel that builds a layer of moisture around my skin. Where as Dr Jart’s formula seems to have a thicker creamier texture that absorbs more easily and almost has a hydration from without feeling. Both are excellent moisturizers but I think that CosRX’s formula is just a smidge less hydrating compared to Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream. None the less, I am quite pleased with the Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream performance as it does keep my skin very, very smooth and well hydrated in the day.
It’s been very, very cold in New York and I feel like this keeps my skin so smooth. When I come home at night (after applying this in the AM) and wash my face my skin still has that moist feeling as I rinse off my makeup for the day. I like the way it seems to build this hydrating cocoon around my skin and doesn’t let any dryness in.
I’ve heard a lot of raves about it being very soothing and healing for sensitive dry skin. About two years ago I had this weird phase where my skin was very dry and sensitive and I was struggling finding the perfect moisturizer to use. I’m curious how my skin will behave this winter and if it does become sensitive if Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream will sooth as well as hydrate it. We shall see! I’ll update this review if that does happen.
CosRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream is one I’d recommend looking into if you have drier skin. It’s also something I’d say was a good switch up from Dr Jart’s formula if you’re wanting something lighter to use in the day! I liked this a lot!
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CosRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream is a fairly new ceramide moisturizer that’s available in a 2.7 oz tube for $26. As I mentioned above this product is comparable to the popular Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream which is a little heavier and doesn’t contain niacinamide and centella which the CosRX formula does. I thought this was actually a nice take for daily use as Dr Jart’s formula is a bit too heavy for AM use. The texture is a light cream that builds a nice moisturizing barrier over skin to keep it smooth and well hydrated but not greasy nor oily throughout the wear. It did have a subtle citrus scent but it was a lot less overpowering than the citrus scent of Dr Jart’s formula. I wouldn’t give up my beloved Ceramidin formula for this but I would happily use it as part of my AM skincare routine in the Winter because it excelled at keeping my skin smooth all day!
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dipropylene Glycol,Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, BeesWax, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Asiaticoside, Asiatic acid, Madecassic acid, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
- Cheaper than Dr Jart’s formula and larger in size with more beneficial ingredients such as niacinamide and centella.
- Creates a nice moisturizing barrier around skin keeping it smooth all day!
- A little lighter in texture compared to Dr Jart’s making it best for day use!
Anyone with drier skin will easily love this especially if you spend a lot of time in the cold as it builds a nice moisturizing barrier around your skin and keeps it nice and hydrated through the wear!