After discovering Dr. Jart’s cult-favorite K-skincare line of mask favorite Skin Savors with brilliant results amongst many other loyal devotees, when I noticed their trending Superhero Transformers set, a skincare collection featuring items designed to treat dark spots, dryness, and dullness, I was off on positive footing.
Suffice to say with any starter kit or new line, an entire collection can be hit or miss, but given the value compared to retail and the included items and benefits with use, I was certainly cautiously optimistic.
The set features a seven-piece trial collection for those new to the brand, current fans seeking to experiment further, and those looking for skincare gifting items for recipients who enjoy cosmetics and the beauty category at large.
While the Korean and American beauty industries (there is a large body of conflicting information regarding this) produce cosmetics largely in the same ways and with the similar formations, there is certainly a loyal and growing cult-following in support of the former, with regimens that feel like simple at home luxuries.
With infamous and growing brands like Dr. Jart, the skin is always left and feeling glowing and fresh. The products included in the Superheroes Transformers Collection are no exception to the rule.
This review will cover the main features and overview of the kit, some main pros and cons to bear in mind prior to purchase, a look at the included products, and a final verdict, to help you make a more informed purchasing choice.
Review: Dr. Jart Superheroes Transformers
Included in the collection are one Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, one Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum, one Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask, one Ceramidin Cream, one Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45, one Peptidin Radiance Serum and one Peptidin Firming Serum.
All of the products in this 7 piece-starter set work in tandem to provide benefits to dull and sallow skin such as restored brightness and radiance, anti-aging benefits such as the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, improved hydration for dry skin, and restored evenness for those with uneven complexions. Additionally, the products work to reduce any redness and irritation on the skin and two included products have SPF factors to help provide suitable barriers from harmful UVA/UVB skin radiation. Two of the serums included are not even available for individual sale in the US yet, so you can also be amongst the first consumers to try the products out.
All included products are suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin and topical conditions, excluding any individual allergy to products contained within the formulations.
Using the included products, not only did I feel the set offered great value (making it a wonderful seasonal gift, or one which can be broken down for smaller stocking-stuffer type gifts), and all of the included products supported initial claims of benefits, hydrating the skin and ultimately providing a soft glow that contributed to a more youthful overall aesthetic.
Aside from one full sized included products, this makes an excellent travel option as well and is also TSA friendly. Even with red, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, I can say that with daily topical use of these products, these concerns were all greatly reduced, and over the course of time, skin looked visibly brighter, smoother, and appeared supple and radiant. I would certainly recommend this set to fans of the mask collection and multi-step treatment regimens, as I’ve yet to find another K-beauty line with product efficacy that matches these items and is formulated with these types of high quality ingredients.
Below you will find reviews on the included products on the set, including skincare concerns they made help in addressing and if the items may be right for your skin.
Dr. Jart Superheroes Transformers Products
1.7 oz/ 50 mL Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
From the manufacturer, “Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment is the all-in-one treatment that includes a color-changing capsule within the formula to cover blemishes and restore the look of the skin’s strength, health, and vitality. It provides SPF 30 protection from UV light, and it forms a dust barrier to protect the skin from the environment while enhancing the skin’s viability. It restores the strength of skin with the resurrection plants, houttuynia cordata and yarrow. It’s infused with sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium to help improve the skin’s moisture levels and restore fatigued skin for a healthy appearance.”
This skin protecting cream not only forms a barrier to protect from UVA/UVB radiation, it also improves the appearance of redness, uneven skin tone, and acne and blemishes (along with the bacteria that cause the latter).
The product is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and formulated free of any parabens, sulfates, or harsh chemical additives.
The product is perfect for concealing any signs of redness, uneven tone, and discoloration, but is still quite lightweight. It works well at addressing patches of uneven tone or redness without clinging to any dryness, and will not conceal freckles (if desired, as coverage is light but buildable).
The product included is a full sized version and a pea-sized amount can cover the entire face and neck area, offering incredible shelf-life and longevity.
I would highly recommend this if you’re seeking a lightweight product that does not feel heavy or greasy on the skin and treats any signs of dullness, redness, or overall discoloration, as it perfectly evens out the entire complexion and delivers a smooth and radiant finish.
0.2 oz/ 5 mL Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum
This highly potent serum is an ideal treatment for redness and acne and works perfectly in tandem with the Color Correcting Treatment (used prior to application).
Designed for sensitive skin and all skin types, it’s incredibly gentle and soothing and fights any signs of topical irritation or redness on the skin with potent capsules containing centella asiatica (an Asian herbal plant), delivering a smoother and more radiant finish.
Users of this product swear in its ability to outperform nearly every and any competitor treatment and serum in the category on the market for redness and rashes. Even those with topical conditions, rashes from medical conditions, and those experiencing severe irritation following the use of certain medications (i.e. Accuttane), love its ability to treat redness, spots, acne, marks and rashes incredibly quickly.
I experience redness (not related to topical conditions) and can say this product is a true testament to the same user experience described above. It has an incredible ability to erase any signs of irritation and redness almost immediately, and feels incredibly soft and nourishing even with very sensitive skin.
If you’re experiencing redness or signs of discoloration, this product is highly recommended and can certainly shift your overall aesthetic quite quickly.
0.3 oz/ 10 mL Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask
Designed as an overnight sleep mask treatment to lock in hydration for those with dry or dull skin, this product also removes any dirt and impurities and can also be used with those with other skin types (including sensitive skin).
It improves radiance for those who are sallow and dull, and also has anti-aging benefits for those seeking to repair signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
From the manufacturer, Dr. Jart, “This formula contains a blend of AquaMinerals, which directs waterflow and helps maintain balanced moisture levels, visibly boosting firmness and elasticity. Himalayan pink salt supports natural cell regeneration, while Belgium hot spring water and natural barrier complex remove impurities from pores and provide soothing and antibacterial benefits. Aquaicia and oligo-HA hydrates to keep skin looking and feeling healthy and bright.”
Following use at night, my complexion was visibly smoother, softer, more supple, and extremely hydrated in the morning. Dewy and glowy are probably the most accurate descriptive adjectives for the AM aesthetic following use.
As an additional benefit, it has a calming light scent for those of us with any stress or insomnia experienced throughout the day. When washed off in the AM, you can still feel the mask a bit, but it is never greasy or sticky on the face, and residue never falls off on to your pillows or linens. Skin is noticeable bright, fresh, and those with dry skin will notice a sense of cooling hydration.
If you’re looking for a go-to overnight treatment and want to wake up to a restored and more radiant complexion, I would highly recommend this mask, and it worked in removing dead skin and purities for a “baby soft” feel in addition to the restored glow and even texture.
0.3 oz/ 10 mL Ceramidin Cream
Designed to firm the skin, treat dryness, and a loss of elasticity, this cream is formulated with 5-Cera Complex to help prevent future moisture loss and visibly strengthen the skin.
It further acts as an environmental protector against sun damage, and protects against free radical damage that can be harmful to skincare DNA and RNA structure.
This cream does a perfect job of providing hydration without causing any irritation or redness (or breakouts) even with sensitive skin, and never feels sticky or greasy on the skin. If you’re especially dry, it can be used in conjunction with the serum included or a dry oil for additional benefits. It does a perfect job of restoring the appearance of overall skin health, balance and radiance, and leaves the skin feeling incredibly clear and soft.
If you’re looking to treat dry or dull skin, restore radiance and brighten sallow skin, or treat dull patches free of any greasy texture in a treatment solution, I would highly recommend trying this product out!
0.5 oz/ 15 mL Premium BB Beauty Balm SPF 45
This product is an all in one beauty balm that perfects the complexion with an anti-aging formulation and SPF in one to protect from UVA/UVB radiation. The product acts as a complexion perfecting treatment with a radiant finish and leaves the skin equally parts dewy and hydrated. It also acts a primer with great multi-use benefits if you’re seeking a more radiant finish following a makeup application.
Included in the formulation are ingredients that act as anti-aging benefits for the skin, to improve the appearance of any fine lines, wrinkles, and repair dehydration and sun spots (or any signs of accumulated sun damage in general). It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and did not breakout or cause any redness or irritation even with sensitive and acne- prone skin.
It can be used as a standalone product with buildable coverage as a BB balm, especially if you are not a fan of heavier foundation products, and feels extremely lightweight and breathable on the skin. It can also be used as a product prior to foundation for those seeking more coverage or looking to mix a lighter radiant product with a more matte item or powder. The color match is great and nearly identical both indoors and in natural light as well.
It’s extremely easy to apply, only a small amount is needed, and it glides on very smoothly for a really even application.
The only qualm about this product and its inclusion in the set is the lack of inclusivity, as the shade is only suitable for those with light-medium skin tones. Those with darker or olive complexions will not be able to use this product as a standalone item, so it’s important to bear in mind that prior to purchase. Whenever a cosmetics item with color is included in a starter kit it’s important for it to be universally flattering, or at least buildable with other included products.
At the very worst, it may even be offensive from a gifting perspective.
0.2 oz/ 5 mL Peptidin Radiance Serum
If you’re looking for an instant boost of glow and radiance, look no further. This product has been newly introduced to the U.S. and is water based, but also contains peach flower extract and an eight-peptide complex to instantly relieve dry and dull skin.
If you’re experience tired, dull, sallow or an uneven complexion, this serum is designed to instantly revive and recharge the skin, giving you hydration and restoring and depleted moisture. Just a few drops add a radiant glow to the skin, and it can also be used in conjunction with a moisturizer for added hydration or a foundation for a more radiant finish.
Using this product left my complexion looking incredibly soft and very glowy, and I would highly recommend it for those who are dry or seeking that perfect dewy aesthetic. While it is a trial size, just a few drops go a long way, so you can still expect some product longevity.
It can also be used as an allover serum, with anti-aging benefits, and if you’re looking to refresh and restore dull and dry skin. It has all of the best features as a classic multi- use product, and one of my favorite ways to experiment with this item was pairing it with a primer, CC cream, or foundation, for a more flawless finish following makeup application.
0.2 oz/ 5 mL Peptidin Firming Serum
From the manufacturer, this skincare treatment product is “Power-packed with eight-peptide complex and borage flower extract, this silky serum is the perfect treat for a rough, depleted, and fatigued complexion. Eight powerful peptides replenish and recharge tired skin instantly and over time—with just a few drops needed for a firm, plump, and pillowy feel.”
Formulated for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this product is free of any parabens and sulfates and a silky lightweight treatment that glides on to the skin free of any greasy or sticky texture.
Designed to treat dryness, dullness, and uneven texture, fans can expect firmer yet softer skin following use. After using the product, my skin definitely appeared more smooth and radiant, and signs of redness and acne were gone almost overnight.
I would highly recommend this for those seeking a firming topical treatment that also aids and repairs dull skin, helping to hydrate and smoothen out the complexion, while restoring elasticity, brightening, firming, and softening all at once.
It also was incredibly gentle to use and required an extremely minimal amount of product for application, adding to value and longevity. With that said, I preferred the results of the radiance version of the product slightly by comparison.
Positives and Negatives
While overall I felt the products offered great value in comparison to retail and excellent benefits for the skin with corresponding topical use (including brightening, anti-aging, restored hydration, and improved glow), the main downsides were price-as even in comparison to retail this is still not an inexpensive product considering the category- and the CC cream, which is designed for light to medium skin tones.
While this color worked for my skin, it’s slightly disappointing to see collection sets that do not include cosmetics items with universally flattering shades, and this product would not be suitable as a standalone item for use with those with darker or olive complexions. With that in mind, here is a look at some main pros and cons to bear in mind prior to purchase:
- Cruelty-free company: company does not test on any animals and does not use any animal product in any of its formulations or during any manufacturing processes
- Wonderful option as an introductory product, for those new to the brand and looking to try out some best selling product from the collection
- Excellent gifting option for recipients in your life who enjoy skincare, especially value sets or trial sets
- If you enjoy the Dr. Jart masks or other products, you make enjoy purchasing this item to try out other products from his line as well
- Great item for fans of multi-step regimens and K-skincare fans, as this is one of the leading products in the category and fastest growing, with excellent benefits and efficacy rates
- No parabans, sulfates or harsh chemical additives are used in any of the formulations of the products contained in the collection
- All of the products in the collection are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin (barring very high reactivity or individual allergy)
- Most of the included products are TSA/travel friendly and can be easily tossed in a purse, gym bag, or stored in carry on luggage
- The color correcting product is full size, adding value to the set as a whole compared to the individual product cost
- Two included products are not available for individual retail sale yet in the US, meaning users of the collection will be the very first to even try out the products in the set
- Even in comparison to retail value, the set for the category is still certainly not “cheap” for most, but it is important to bear in mind all of the ingredients in the formulations are of very high quality and with daily topical use, users can expect to see vast improvements in skin tone, texture and quality (this also makes a lovely gifting option)
- The BB cream contained in the kit is light to medium, which may not be a suitable option for those with deeper or olive complexions and is certainly not universally flattering
Especially considering the nature of any starter or gifting set, the return and exchange policy may be an especially important factor for you in your decision making process, be it a gift to another or the self.
The manufacturer, Dr Jart. has a strong return and exchange policy that honors full refunds upon dissatisfaction or allergy, and this policy favors the consumer, both new and returning. If you are dissatisfied with the use of the products, or if it they do not work for your skin to provide suitable hydrating or anti-aging benefits, or you experience any product allergy or reaction to the formulations, you may elect to return it at any time. In this case, you will receive a full refund equal to the entire purchase price of the item.
If the item was received as a gift (without receipt), the policy applies for an even exchange, and this policy is applicable to online purchase, as individual store policy may vary depending on location and distributer.
If you feel the policy if not taken into consideration, you may contact customer service, and you can remain ensured you will receive a full refund. You will, in this case, need to refund the entire item, as individual products are not eligible for exchange or refund.
I was happy to discover that the formulations were all gentle enough to use even with very sensitive skin and did not cause any breakouts, but due to price barriers or sensitivity concerns this policy may help assuage fears, as individual allergies are highly variable.
The only issue in this case was the CC cream was not exactly a universally shattering shade, which may be an important factor for you to bear in mind.
Dr. Jart Superheroes Transformers: The Final Verdict
If you’re seeking a perfect holiday gift for yourself or a friend, or if you’re already a fan of the growing K-beauty multi-step beauty approach or Dr. Jart skincare mask line already, I would absolutely recommend the Superheroes Transformers collection.
In comparison to retail pricing, the set offers great value as well as longevity, and all of the included products supported initial claims of benefits with daily topical use. I also found they all were clean, used high quality ingredients, and were safe and suitable for very sensitive skin.
Skincare results included softening, firming, brightening, and an overall more vibrant and youthful aesthetic. The products can be used by any age or demographic, and the only letdown in this case was the inclusion of the light-medium shade CC cream product in the set, which cannot be used as a standalone product for those with darker skin complexions. Particularly as a potential gifting item that poses some challenges, and is something for the manufacturer to work on in the future, as shades in sets are traditionally universally flattering if they do contain cosmetics with colors for the skin.
However, the skincare products provide excellent results with daily topical results and the benefits following use are visible quite quickly, without the need for any chemical additives that can be harsh or irritating to the skin.
If you’re looking for a perfect introductory item to the line (and you may enjoy picking up a sheet mask along with it), or a skincare gifting item for a recipient in your life who enjoys sensitive skincare or multi-step regimens, this is a perfect collection.