[Klairs] Soft Airy UV Essence SPF50 PA++++ Review

AUTHOR: Wan

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER BLOG HERE IN October 2018.

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Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF50 PA++++ Review


 

**Disclaimer: PR gift from Wishtrend, but all thoughts and opinions provided in this review are my own and not influenced by the company in any way.**

 

KLAIRS Soft Airy UV Essence SPF50 PA++++

 

PRODUCT INFO:

The Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++ is an everyday sun protector for sensitive skin. As is it water-based, it holds a gel-type texture to give a soft weightless and light finish. Also with its high SPF and PA level, it completely guards the skin against UVA, UVB without leaving any greasiness or white cast.

This sunscreen from Klairs is also cruelty free and vegan friendly. It retails on Wishtrend for USD23 for 80ml. 


 

PACKAGING:

The silver foil design on the tube does start to fade and rub off

 

This is part of the Klairs Freshly Juiced Line of skincare so the packaging is in line with the other products such as the Vitamin E Mask – reviewed here. I love the silver holographic packaging which catches the light in beautiful ways and makes it fun to take pictures of! The sunscreen itself comes in a nice big squeezy tube with a minimalist white design. What I wish Klairs would change on their packaging is the silver parts of the design – it always comes off very easily with the slightest rub and transfers onto your hands.

Regardless, I appreciate the soft tube packaging which makes it travel friendly. The tube is so squishy I would just be careful that you don’t press down on it too hard when unscrewing the cap because it will end up squeezing out way too much and make a mess.


 

INGREDIENTS:

Ingredients

Klairs prides itself on its clean, safe ingredients that are gentle and suitable for even sensitive skin. The ingredients in this sunscreen are all EWG green level approved and notably include niacinamide (brightening), adenosine (anti-ageing), panthenol and beta-glucan (wound-healing) and sea buckthorn oil (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory).

The sun protection ingredients used in this are diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate and ethylhexyl triazone. These are chemical UV filters thus making it a chemical sunscreen (you can read the difference between chemical vs mineral here). Essentially this means the UV filters are absorbed into your skin which in turn absorb the harmful UV rays, convert it into heat and release it from your body.


 

APPLICATION:

Pointed applicator tip gives good control of dispensing product

As with all sunscreen application, this should be applied as the last step in your skincare routine and before you apply makeup. This means after moisturiser but before your primer or foundation.

As all chemical suncreens take time to absorb into your skin and provide the optimal protection against UV rays, you should ideally be applying this 15-30 minutes before you leave the house and are exposed to the sun. If you wear makeup I would wait at least 5 minutes after sunscreen before going in with your base.

Make sure you use a liberal amount to cover your entire face and neck. Dermatologists say we should be using 1/4 of a teaspoon to get the most effective protection and while I don’t measure the amount I use everyday, I do try to be liberal and judge it based on how much my skin can take without it starting to feel too suffocated.

 

 

This sunscreen is recommended as one that you can re-apply over makeup (as we should be topping up every 2-3 hours with sun exposure). To be honest I haven’t tested this out because I never re-apply any liquid sunscreen over my makeup. I rarely am exposed to long periods of sun in the UK, so I have to admit on a day to day work basis, I never top up my sunscreen after the initial application. If I did though, I’d be more likely to use a sunscreen powder or cushion over my makeup.


 

CONSISTENCY/TEXTURE:

 

As the name suggests, this is soft and airy which makes it a pleasure to use. It isn’t really that essence-like in my opinion though and I’ve tried other essence sunscreens (both mineral and chemical) that are more lightweight and milky. This one leans slightly on the creamier side and reminds me of a light lotion or emulsion. However, it does apply really nicely. It spreads easily and absorbs quickly into the skin without feeling greasy. It leaves no dreaded white cast (even though it comes out the tube very white, it imparts no colour), which makes it great for every skin tone. If I do apply too much though, it can feel a teeny bit heavy and tacky so you do need to be careful to ensure your previous skincare products have sufficiently absorbed into your skin before you apply a big dollop of this. (Which I can be guilty of if I’m in a rush in the mornings). Likewise, make sure you leave enough time for the suncreen to settle and dry down on your skin before going in with your foundation base.

 

 

What I do love about this though, is that even when you apply a lot of this water-based sunscreen you never look overly dewy or oily. This is a problem I have with chemical sunscreens like the Make P:rem Blue Ray sun gel where you can get very shiny and oily if you apply liberally. This Klairs UV essence simply makes you look hydrated with a natural semi-matte finish.


 

SCENT:

This is aimed for sensitive skin so as with all Klairs products, there is no strong added fragrance. There is a very light chemical scent which comes naturally from the ingredients including a couple of essential oils.


 

THOUGHTS:

 

I’m always hesitant to try out new sunscreens and tend to stick to good ones that I’m familiar with. For me, having the right formulation (combined with high UV protection) is the key part of why I’m able to wear sun protection everyday. I don’t like ones that are difficult to apply, alter my skin condition and disrupt how my makeup wears on top of it. (Check out my post here on why we should wear sunscreen all year round).

I’m extremely happy with the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence in this respect as it meets my expectations – it’s very hydrating, blends smoothly, absorbs and dries down quickly and leaves no white cast. This is the perfect type of broad-spectrum sunscreen I will appreciate in the colder months because it won’t dry me out like some mineral sunscreens tend to do in Winter when my skin gets more dehydrated. My makeup sits well over this without pilling, and does not affect its longevity nor increase my oil production during the day. This would be well suited for all skin types and especially if you have sensitive or dry skin and have avoided sunscreens for being heavy, drying, unblendable and thick.

I’m not sure if this would be my go-to sunscreen in summer though just because I do prefer a more milky, watery consistency for the hot weather like the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish. I also tend to prefer mineral sunscreens during that time of year just because I like to know I have immediate protection right after application and that my makeup won’t disrupt the efficacy if I don’t leave a long enough wait time after sunscreen application. Mineral ones also tend to last longer as they sit on your skin, while chemical filters are absorbed and break down after a couple hours due to its process of converting UV rays into heat. If you read my sunscreen 101 post you can find more details about why I prefer a well-formulated mineral sunscreen. This is entirely my personal preference and nothing against the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence. I do really enjoy using the Klairs one and will definitely be using this for the rest of the year and repurchasing for the colder months.


 

To grab yours, this is now available on Wishtrend here.

[Klairs] Supple Preparation Facial Toner Review

Author: MrsTbeautii

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON her BLOG HERE.

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~REVIEW~ Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

** All my reviews are based on personal experience and opinions. If you enjoy these products please do not take any critics negatively since all of our skin is different and reacts differently to products **

 

Alrighty lovelies today I’m reviewing the toner that I’ve been using day and night for almost two months. My child (1 1/2) kept me up all night and I can’t think of anything witty to start this review so let’s just jump right in.

 

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Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

I purchased my product through Sokoglam.com but it is available for purchase on a variety of sites including yesstyle, wishtrend, and amazon. This product is now also available in an unscented version but I currently own the original.

 

🍃Price 🍃

$18-$22USD

 

🍃Targeted for 🍃

-Normal skin

-Dry skin

-Combination skin

-Sensitive skin

 

🍃Claims 🍃

Prep your skin with this refreshing toner that removes excess dirt and sebum while restoring pH balance. Amino acids reduce irritation and provide deep hydration.

This product has a pH level of 5.

 

🍃Size 🍃

6.08 oz / 180 ml

 

🍃Consistency 🍃

This toner is more viscous than moist toners I have tried. I would not say it’s super thick but definitely not a thin toner. I would suspect that would be because of its moisturizing properties. Due to that I wouldn’t say it’s the best for layering but it definitely could be done if you would like. On days that I’m super dry I will add a second layer of this toner.

 

🍃How to use 🍃

After cleansing I pour a fair amount into the palms of my hands and put into my skin.

 

 

🍃 Ingredients 🍃

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I would like to point out for those who are unaware (this product is a cult favorite so I’m sure most people know by now) but the original version contains essentials oils that could cause skin irritation. For those who may fear a bad reaction due to the essential oils I would recommend the unscented version.

 

My thoughts:

🍃 Scent 🍃

So this version definitely has a scent due to the essential oils buts it isn’t overwhelming by any means. Even if you have a sensitive nose I do not think this product would cause you any issues.

 

🍃 Packaging 🍃

There isn’t too much to say about the packaging on this product. I like the dark colored bottle and it looks nice on my counter. It’s plastic but isn’t a plastic that is super light or cheap feeling. It does have a nice weight to it which makes it feel higher quality. It also has a regular screw cap with a stopper inside in order to prevent over pouring.

 

🍃 Experience 🍃

So I’m sure everyone has heard of this product because it seems to be a huge cult favorite and honestly for good reason. If you are someone who suffers from dry skin or if you find other toners to be too harsh I really recommend giving this one a try. It feels like a nice drink of water for my skin and definitely lives up to its title when it claims to give you supple skin. I feel like this is a great option to add in both a day or night routine. If you have very oily skin though I feel like this may be too much hydration for you and I would recommend maybe getting a sample first (I believe wishtrend has miniature versions).

 

🍃 Overall rating: 5/5 🍃

I really can’t find any negatives for me with this product. I really enjoy it and I feel that for my dry skin it has really been a life saver.

 

Would I repurchase?? 

I’m currently looking into purchasing other toners but I feel like this product may find a permanent home in my skincare cabinet. But we will see 😋.

 

I hope you guys found my review helpful! Til next time loves 😋 .

[Klairs] Rich Moist Soothing Serum Review

AUTHOR: Misa (she kindly agreed to share her reviews here, bless her! ^^)

The review originally appeared on her blog Misa Skincare Online.

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Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum Review

 

I have been using this serum for months now but I just realized that I never reviewed it! Klairs is one of my favorite brands out there so it was no surprise that this serum works really well for me.

For those who don’t know the brand, Klairs is respectful of the beauty of the environment and carries healthy values regarding the earth and their products contains only the most necessary ingredients (NO colorants, NO alcohol, NO parabens, NO artificial fragrances/fragrance free).

Simple but enough. The condition of your skin will always change depending on the weather and the body’s condition. Protect your skin with Klairs’ simple lineup that provides everything from cleansing and moisture to calming and soothing.

They only use ingredients that are gentle to the skin. They are cruelty-free and deliver products to you for reasonable prices.

We only use ingredients that are gentle to the skin. We are cruelty-free. We deliver products to you for reasonable prices.

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What does it do?

“With a fortifying blend of organic ingredients, including celery, carrot root, and broccoli extract, the Rich Moist Soothing Serum replenishes your skin’s moisture levels without compromising the delicate nature of your skin.”

When and how to use?

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After cleansing and toning, apply this serum after your essence. Pump a pea-sized amount of the serum onto clean fingers and smooth over skin, gently patting to help absorption.

Ingredients

Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Natto Gum, Propanediol, Polyquaternium-51, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Carbomer, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Panthenol, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract

Texture of the product.

The serum has a very viscous almost gel like texture and is transparent in color. I love the scent that this product has, it’s a very fresh scent that isn’t overwhelming at all!

The performance.

I have been using this for months now but I have stopped using it for a while due testing new serums but the last 4 weeks I have been using it everyday and I feel in love all over again! First of all, this’s a thicker serum so I use this as my last serum just before moisturizer. It spreads very easily across the skin and absorbs quickly, within a minute or so.

What I love the most about it, is how cooling it is! This’s the perfect serum in the summer or when my skin is irritated and inflamed as it does an amazing job in cooling my skin down and getting rid of redness. With that it works well in calming and soothing the skin. I find that this helps my skin heal much faster after a breakout.

But that’s not all! It’s also very hydrating as you can see in the way skin trackings. With no product on the moisture level is 13% and after I applied the essence it was at 69%. That’s an increase of 56%! So Yes, I think it’s safe to say that this a product that works really well for my skin and I’ll be repurchasing for sure!

Rating.
1. This isn’t worth the money at all.
2. Gave me some skin troubles, not going to repurchase.
3. It’s alright. Neither good nor bad.
4. I like it quite a lot! Unless I find something better I’ll continue using this product.
5. An amazing product, never going back!

Where to purchase?
You can purchase this from:
Iherb for €17,44
YesStyle for €19,78 Sokoglam for $22.00 Wishtrend for $22.99

Do you want to read more about skincare products? Hear over to my Instagram account misa_skincare where I share short reviews, my daily skincare routine and more!

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a skin expert! I try skincare products out and I review them in accordance to my skin type, which is normal but dehydrated and prone to acne. What works for me, might not work for you and vice versa.