I’ve studied art my whole life and I love the color wheel. One of the core color correction techniques is using green tones to neutralize and tone down redness. Tik Tok popularized Dr. Jart’s Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, showing how it seemed to magically erase redness in the skin.
I’ve tried it and when blended well, it does work. However, I have one very major issue with it. Dr. Jart is not a cruelty free company, therefore, I do not care if it works. I was determined to find a cruelty free Cicapair dupe and I believe I have.
$49 for 50 mL
($0.98 per mL)
Dr. Jart+ tests on animals
Sold at Sephora, Ulta or brand site
Takes time to blend
Jar packaging is not as hygienic
$12.99 for 15 mL
($0.86 per mL)
Cruelty free brand
Available at Target or brand site
Tube is more hygienic form of dispensing
It’s also worth noting that Hero Cosmetics also makes some of my favorite zit stickers, The Mighty Patch and has a new peach color correcting cream out that I’m dying to try for my melasma. If you’re looking to round out your online order, definitely throw in the Mighty Patch!
What isn’t perfect
I believe in being objective so I’d like to point out a few things I actually like better about Dr. Jart’s Cicapair cream.
Dr. Jart’s Cicapair cream has SPF 30 and if Hero had SPF, it would be nearly perfect.
In my client work, I have noticed that Hero Cosmetics’ Rescue Balm doesn’t always blend out perfectly on the very fair, or very yellow undertones.
If you’ve been wanting to try out the Tik Tok famous Cicapir cream, but don’t have $49 to spend on a non-cruelty-free brand, the Hero Cosmetics Rescue Balm Color Correcting Green Cream is a no brainer. Grab it on your next Target run and thank me later!