I have been planning to do a review of the skincare products i purchased from Clarins after my previous post about the lovely Clarins Skintime 30 experience i had in March 2012. I finally found the time to do so now after using the products for more than 3 months. I bought 3 products from my favorite Clarins counter at Tangs Orchard in March and i have finished using the UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection (Beige and Tinted shades) 5 days samples i received during the Skintime session and is currently using the Sunscreen Beige shade that i bought. I will share my thoughts on the other 2 products Pure & Radiant Mask with Pink Clay and White Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel in a separate post real soon.
I blogged about Shiseido's latest sunscreen recently and it is the perfect sunscreen for water sports. I was at Metro Causeway Point yesterday and wanted to purchase it for my upcoming beach holiday but its out of stock. Hopefully i can get it before my trip. The Clarins sunscreen beige shade is my favorite sunscreen to apply when i'm going out as i love that it offers high SPF protection against the harmful UV rays and also provides sufficient coverage for me to hide my blemishes on days when my skin is giving me problems. I can skip the extra step of applying foundation or BB cream and step out of my house in a jiffy after applying just the Clarins sunscreen. The Sunscreen was also awarded Reader's Choice Best Anti-Ageing Sunscreen at Her World Beauty Awards 2012 and have received lot of good reviews online from users and beauty bloggers about how they love the product and would repurchase it despite its high price.
I have frequently read in health and beauty magazines and on beauty blogs the importance of applying sufficient sunscreen when we are going out as besides the dreaded hyperpigmentation, excessive exposure to the sun also causes premature aging. Since it occurs gradually, premature aging is often regarded as an unavoidable, normal part of growing older. However, up to 90% of the visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun. With proper protection from UV radiation, most premature aging of the skin can be avoided. This popular sunscreen from Clarins has a new shade Beige on top of the regular Tinted and Neutral shade. This newest shade Beige is touted to give flawless and even-toned skin. It is to provide light coverage and is perfect for days without make-up.
I was willing to spend S$74 for Clarins 30ml sunscreen because i prefers light makeup and i was sold to the idea of getting a beige shade sunscreen that offers sufficient coverage and is light in texture and feels comfortable on my skin after i tried it during the Skintime 30 session. I consider spending S$74 for sunscreen quite expensive but am willing to part with the money since it works for my skin and provides sufficient UV coverage when i'm out. It is important for our skin to be protected from UVB & UVA from the sun. UVB rays affect the top layers of the skin & are responsible for burning. UVA rays affect the lower layers of the skin and are responsible for ageing. All sunscreens protect from UVB rays only. However a good UV protection product protect our skin from both UVB & UVA and the Cantaloupe Melon extract found in Clarins UV HP sunscreen also prevents sign of premature ageing such as excess dark spots & fine lines. The high performance day screen developed for city dwellers in order to maintain beautiful-looking skin.
I also love that its non-oily, non-sticky and has a light liquid texture which leaves a comfortable matt feel when i applied it on my face using the Clarins application method. Its lovely flora scent smells calming and did not irritate my skin. I find it really suitable for those with oily and combination skin types but might emphasize dry patches for those with dry skin. I also love its tinted shade after trying its 5 days sample and it makes a great makeup base and powder glides on more smoothly each time i was using the tinted shade sunscreen! I can also use it on its own and it adds a healthy radiant glow to my face :)
Picture of me with no makeup and just the Clarins Sunscreen Beige Shade
I highly recommends Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF40 beige shade after using it for the past months and would repurchase the product again. You can request for a sample at the Clarins counters or book an appointment for the Skintime 30 at Clarins Facebook to try out the product before deciding if its worth spending S$74 for the sunscreen ;)