Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum Review

Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum Review

I love Dr. Jart and this was the first product from their Tiger Grass line that I’ve tried. I’ve only used some of the Ceramidin products from Dr. Jart and had great results when my skin was feeling dry, so I was excited to try out their Tiger Grass line which is aimed towards sensitive and inflamed skin.

Claims

This serum is meant to calm and soothe sensitive skin by targeting signs of irritation, redness, and acne/blemishes.

Packaging

This serum comes in a hard, sturdy plastic bottle. Although it’s plastic, it definitely doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy. I sure hope it wouldn’t either, considering it’s quite expensive ($46!) for 1oz/30ml of product.

The pipette refills itself automatically whenever you unscreen the cap. It’s a pretty nifty design feature that sounds really cool and convenient. However, I did find it slightly annoying because it was difficult to control the amount of serum you want to dispense. The button is very rigid, so I found myself accidentally squeezing out an entire dropper’s worth of serum when I only wanted to use a couple of drops. Again, this stuff isn’t cheap!

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Adenosine, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Disodium Edta, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Dextrin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Polyglutamic Acid, Lecithin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Madecassoside, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Asiatic Acid, Asiaticoside, Alcohol, Madecassic Acid, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Peg-8, Caprylyl Glycol, Ppg-1-Peg-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Glycerophosphate, Phytic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Potassium Magnesium Aspartate, Citric Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 20Hover the mouse / tap over an ingredient for short explanation. Read more on INCIDecoder.

 It has quite a lengthy list of ingredients. I’ve highlighted some notable ones below:

• Tiger Grass AKA Centella Asiatica is a favorite ingredient of mine that has hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties. You would think that tiger grass would be the main ingredient here but it’s actually quite low on the list. However, this does have components of centella which are Asiatic Acid, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid that are higher on the list.

Niacinamide can help brighten dark spots and uneven skin as well as calm down inflammation.

Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, or mugwort, which is supposed to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

• Melia Azadirachta Extract, also known as neem extract, has skin-soothing properties when applied topically and can help boost hydration levels while also having antioxidant benefits.

Grapefruit peel oil, Rosemary leaf oil, and Rosewood oil are fragrant essential oils. Essential oils can be potentially sensitizing or irritating to the skin.

Experience

This serum feels rather viscous, but once you start blending it into your skin, it becomes very light and watery. It has a rather herbal, lemony smell to it, due to the fragrant essential oils that are in the formula. I’m really aversive towards any fragrance in skincare, although I actually didn’t mind how this smelled. It doesn’t linger and dissipates pretty fast. I didn’t find it overwhelming or irritating on my skin but be warned if you are sensitive to fragrance.

I’ve been using this serum every night since April and I’m already on a second bottle. I also mentioned this serum in my mini-review that I posted a couple of weeks ago. After spending a little more time with this serum, I can finally comment on what I thought of its performance.

When I first started using it, I was going through a stubborn breakout at the time. My cheeks were pretty inflamed and irritated from all the acne. I heard great reviews about this calming serum and decided to give it a try, especially since I had such good results from their Ceramidin line.

I was wary about using this initially because of the essential oils in the middle of the ingredient list. After using it the first night, I didn’t notice any particular results other than a boost in hydration. Conversely, I also didn’t experience any negative reactions from it either. I continued using it consistently for about 3 weeks and while my breakouts subsided, I’m not sure if it was all the serums doing.

I feel like it helped with my acne somewhat, but honestly, my breakouts typically last 3-4 weeks anyway, so it was hard to tell. In terms of redness reduction, I don’t really suffer from redness so I can’t comment on those claims.

Final Thoughts

Overall, while this serum doesn’t give me any negative reactions, it also didn’t give me any amazing results to write home about. It was just kind of in the middle; a pleasant experience, not great, but not horrible either. I enjoyed the subtle boost of soothing hydration it provided.

Once I run out of my current bottle, I’ll probably be on the lookout for another serum to try out. Other than some essential oils that might pose some potential irritation, there’s nothing bad about this serum that I can name. However, I feel like there are probably better serums out there on the market that has more of ‘wow’ factor for me personally. Also, the price point of $46 for 30ml really kills my soul.


Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed my review! ✨

Where to Purchase

You can purchase it online or in store at Sephora

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3 Comments

  1. Chrissy
    August 19, 2018 / 6:19 PM

    I’ve been on the fence about trying this product due to the price, but after reading your review I’ve decided to give it a shot! Thank you for the thorough and well thought out description!

  2. AZ.
    February 28, 2019 / 9:21 AM

    I suffer with papulopustular rosacea and I’ve slowly been incorporating cica/centella into my routine because supposedly they’re great for it, but I really wanna try something stronger like an ampoule or a serum–and I came across your site whilst looking for reviews! I saw that you also tried the Skin1004’s ampoule, which do you prefer? Thanks!

    • February 28, 2019 / 9:42 PM

      Hey thanks for the comment! I personally prefer the Skin1004 Centella Ampoule. It’s a massive amount of product at a relatively affordable price and it only contains one ingredient, which is the centella asiatica. I definitely felt that it was lighter and more hydrating for me, but they both felt very calming and soothing. In your case, the Skin1004 might be a good option because there’s a lower chance of any potential irritants that might flare up your rosacea. However, everyone’s skin is so different, so I’m not sure if any ingredients in the Dr Jart one would react with your skin. If you have a Sephora near you, you should definitely ask them for a sample of the Dr Jart serum too though! Hope this helped!!

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