Ever wondered whether a new beauty launch or trending product is truly worth the hype? Good news—you’re in the right place. I Just Tried… is our regular beauty column where we test out everything from new formulations to cult classics to find out whether they’re really worth your money. Oh, and we’ll even answer the most-searched-for questions so you don’t have to.
I have to be honest, I don’t really get TikTok. From IKEA homeware hacks to viral recipes (no, I haven’t tried that baked feta thing yet) it feels like a new global craze originates in the video sharing platform basically everyday—then disappears as quickly as it arrived. Remember when we were all making weird whipped coffee back in lockdown number one? Case in point. And while I’m willing to accept that my age might play a part in my lack of connection with the social media app—let’s be real, TikTok is a platform for Gen Z—I have plenty of millennial friends who are genuinely obsessed with it for one major reason: TikTok is the place to go if you’re looking for cult beauty recommendations. And there’s one product in particular that’s causing waves right now: Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment (£34).
When it first landed on my doorstep a few weeks back, I wasn’t sure what to make of this product. If I’m honest—I put it to the side because I just didn’t think this product was for me. The box claims that it cares for sensitive skin and soothes the appearance of redness and irritation, and while I do have redness in areas with active breakouts or acne scarring, it certainly isn’t high on my complexion concern list. However, when I spotted fellow beauty editor Grace Day raving about this green-tinged cream on Instagram thanks to the way it “evens skin tone and cancels out redness while treating blemishes” I knew I had to try it for myself.
So, how did I get on with it? Ahead, I’ve got the full low-down on everything you need to know about the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment—as well as my honest first impression.