Review: Dr.G Red Blemish Clear Soothing Cream

Where to purchase: Available on Yesstyle: LINK / Stylevana: LINK

Price: £24

Volume: 70ml

Made in: South Korea

What is it?: A Gently Moisturising + Hydrating Gel Cream

What does it do?: Aims to Soothe the Skin + Even out the tone while Reducing Excess Oil Production over time (with the use of Niacinamide).

Brand Description: A Moisturising Gel Cream Containing 5 Types of Cica to Soothe the Skin + Protect it from Irritation as well as Hydrating the skin.

Supposedly Good for: The brand States this is good for all Skin Types, Particularly Acne Prone + Sensitive Skin (Due to reducing Excess Sebum Production + Soothing the Skin Via Cica + Being Fragrance/EO Free.

What I think: I would agree this would suit Oily Skin and Sensitive Skin (Not Sensitised Skin), As well as my Combo-Oily Skin.

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Vegan?: No

Cruelty Free?: Not Yet

Packaging: Plastic Jar with a Screw Top Lid (No Hygiene Tab + No Spatula).

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Directions: ”Apply a moderate amount evenly over the face and pat lightly for better absorption.”

How I use it: I use this in the PM at the End of my Skincare Routine. I also apply it on the neck. During the Winter/Dry Months, I will apply a more emulsion-type Serum underneath to provide extra ceramides to the skin!

Key Ingredients: The 5-Types of Cica Included are: 1. Centella Asiatica Extract 2. Asiatic Acid 3. Madecassic Acid 4. Asiaticoside 5. Madecassoside – These ingredients are soothing and repairing, help with Wound Healing + Reducing Irritation.

This also contains Epigallocatechin Gallate which is found in Green Tea. It’s a Polyphenol that is anti-inflammatory + an antioxidant.

Niacinamide (Skin Brightening + Sebum Regulating) + Apple Fruit Extract (Moisturiser)

Panthenol, Liquorice Extract + Beta-Glucan (Soothing)

Full Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Niacinamide, C12-14 Isoparaffin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Pentylene Glycol, Vinyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tromethamine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Beta-Glucan, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Madecassoside, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE

Texture: The brand describes this as ”A Moisturising Gel Type with a Smooth Texture without Stickiness.” – I would agree that this feels moisturising enough for oily/combo skins and it definitely has a smooth texture. In terms of stickiness, I think if too much is added, there may be some stickiness, but even so – after rubbing this in and letting it absorb, the face doesn’t feel tacky.

This doesn’t leave an oily or greasy residue either. I think it’s Moisturising + Hydrating, especially in the Summer. As someone with Oily-Combo Skin, I do feel like I need a bit more emollients at least underneath this cream during the Winter however.

Hopefully you can see how hydrating and watery this is!

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Video Swatch:

Hopefully you can see how lightweight + watery this gel cream is!

Layerability: Yes this layers fine

Summer or Winter?: More of a Summer Product – Especially for Combo + Dry Skin.

Stings if/when the Skin is Irritated/Sensitised?: Yes. If the skin is sensitised/Irritated from Heavy Retinol use or shaving, this stings. I think it’s because of the Niacinamide.

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Fragrance?: No added Fragrance / Essential Oils.

Good Under Makeup?: This seems to be fine but I would say apply and let this sink in / soak in and absorb before applying foundation.

How long have I been using this?: About 3 months.

The Effect?: For me, I’ve seen mainly moisturised / hydrated skin, but this has definitely helped the upkeep of my skin’s condition (i.e. hasn’t irritated or aggrevated my skin further).

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What I like:

  • Fragrance + EO Free
  • Layerable
  • Smooth + Light Texture
  • Hydrating
  • Moisturising for me in the Summer (I.e. I don’t need any extra emollients)
  • I like the addition of Niacinamide + Proven Soothing + Anti-inflammatory Ingredients
  • Didn’t sting or irritate my skin (literally unless the skin is sensitised)

What I don’t like:

  • Because this is quite thin, I don’t find this that Moisturising (during Dry/Winter Seasons for My Oily-Combo Skin)
  • If the Skin is Irritated / Sensitised – this stings (which is ironic when this is meant to be a soothing cream)
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Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 – A really Nice Gel Cream! Hydrating, Lightweight + I like the addition of 5 Types of Cica + Niacianamide as well as Panthenol + a Polyphenol, to really balance + Soothe the Skin and not irritate it. I think this is a nice, handy Gel Cream to have especially during hot and humid weather as it provides light moisture and deep, watery hydration without making the skin feel like it can’t breathe. I also like the additional skin-beneficial ingredients included – so this is providing some skin benefits in the long-term and not JUST immediate hydration.

Would I repurchase?: Yes I would!

Dupe?: The First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream (HERE) or the Purito Oat Gel cream (HERE).

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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