The $13 Cruelty Free Cicapair Dupe You Need

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 , 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.

Dr. Jart Cicapair dupe Hero Cosmetics Rescue Balm Green Cream

$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

Hero Cosmetics Rescue Balm Color Correcting Green Cream

$12.99 for 15 mL
($0.86 per mL)

Cruelty free brand

Available at Target or brand site

Blends easily

Tube is more hygienic form of dispensing

I’ve mentioned Hero Cosmetics Rescue Balm Green Cream previously HERE.

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 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.

Final thoughts

If you’ve been wanting to try out the Tik Tok famous , 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!


  1. Stacey

    01/31/2023 at 1:46 PM

    I tried the Rescue Balm and it was a fail for me. The color it turned into after being blended into my skin was several shades darker and warmer than my fair/neutral skin tone. It was an early 00’s Dream Matte Mousse moment. I have used the Dr. Jart product in the past and I liked it but I have not found a cruelty free dupe that works as well in the years since I went cruelty free with skin and beauty products.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      02/05/2023 at 9:57 PM

      You know, I could understand that. I find it doesn’t work as well on fair skin tones. Your 00’s Dream Matte Mousse moment made me giggle! I definitely remember those days! Another cruelty free dupe I’m curious about, but haven’t yet tried is Erborian CC as well as a K beauty product called A’pieu Madecassoside Cream 2x.

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