TikTok has quickly replaced Instagram as the go-to place to discover new beauty products, tips, dupes, and trends. From makeup transformations to breakout treatments, everything has the potential to be a viral sensation on the app. Plenty of BEAUTY BAY products have shot to instant fame (and sold out straight away) thanks to TikTok, and we’ve made our fair share of beauty discoveries after getting stuck into the cycle of endless scrolling.
Read on to discover beauty editor Grace’s latest TikTok beauty find…
Dr Jart+ is a brand that I’ve known and loved for years and some of their products have been seriously gamechanging for my skin (I’m looking at you, Ceramidin Cream…), but it took for a viral TikTok sensation to convince me to try the Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment – a thick, green-tinted cream which is marketed as a colour correcting product with skincare benefits. I can appreciate why it went viral so fast – the before and afters are seriously dramatic – but I’m always a little skeptical of whether things go viral because they look good or because they actually do good…
I can hand on heart say that this product is 100% worth the hype. The cica (aka tiger grass or centella asiatica) in this makes it incredible for skin that’s inflamed or irritated. If you have acne, rosacea, or eczema and find that wearing makeup worsens your skin, but you apply it because you want the coverage, you will absolutely love this treatment.
The green tint turns beige on application and adapts to your skin colour, cancelling out general redness as well as redness caused by breakouts, scars, and pigmentation. It basically acts as a skincare-makeup hybrid, reducing redness immediately while working to reduce redness in the long term, too. For people who like minimal routines, this also provides SPF30 protection and is packed with moisturising ingredients like prebiotics, niacinamide, and glycerin. Use it as the final step in your skincare routine and you won’t even need foundation.
If your redness isn’t severe, don’t discount this – it’s perfect for low maintenance days. I like to apply it ahead of a day of Zoom calls. I find the camera really picks up on my post-acne pigmentation and general redness around my nose, but with the tiniest dot of this cream, my skin appears uniform and clear – like a filter in a jar!
As far as tips for application go, I find this applies better with fingers than a brush. You need the warmth of your hands to soften the cream and make it easier to blend. Also, less is more! Apply a tiny bit and build it up in thin layers where you need it. See it in action here.