I was contacted in the dark depths of January by Wishtrend, an online retailed of K-Beauty brands, based in Korea. They invited me to try a few of their products and whilst I’ve loved a lot of the K-Beauty skincare I’ve tried, I didn’t know where to begin. So I asked Wishtrend to recommend me some products based on my current skin concerns, which are mostly dehydration and sensitivity. I was recommended two products from Korean brand Klairs: The Midnight Blue Calming cream and Rich Moist Soothing Serum.
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As with all skincare reviews, I wanted to test these for a good length of time before sharing my thoughts. However I’ve taken slightly -ok, it’s been ages– longer than I originally planned, as I’ve had a few issues with my skin caused by unavoidable factors. I wanted enough usage without those issues, so it’s actually been 3 months and I’m finally ready to let you know my thoughts.
I have used both these products almost daily and I’m only now on my last drops of the Midnight Blue Calming Cream. The Rich Moist Soothing Serum has loads left. And that was actually one of my first observations about these products, you get a good amount of both.
Midnight Blue Calming Cream
This cream is described as a calming moisturising cream, ideal for those with sensitive skin. The cream is blue as a result of it’s active ingredient Guaiazulene. It has a thick consistency but is easily absorbed and doesn’t leave any sticky residue.
The cream is intended for targeted application of problem areas, when there’s an issue. Klairs have a moisturising cream which is very similar to the calming cream, which is intended for daily use. However, my skin loved this product so I’ve taken to using it every day and allover my face. There certainly haven’t been any issues from this kind of application and it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.
I’ve noticed a big difference in my redness from using this cream twice daily as a moisturiser. The Midnight Blue Calming Cream has become my go-to for repairing my dry skin and calming redness from sensitivity. However it has also worked wonders on sun burn and when I had an allergic reaction which caused angry hives on my cheek. It’s a product you want to have at the ready for incidents like these, but I’ve come to love it as a daily moisturiser too.
I’m very nearly at the end of my pot but will be purchasing a new one. I’m also keen to try Midnight Blue’s sister product, Rich Moist Moisturising Cream.
Rich Moist Soothing Serum
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum is from the same line of calming, kind to skin products as the Midnight Blue cream. This serum just packs in moisture and has worked wonders for me, whilst repairing my skin from a long Winter and pregnancy. You get 80ml of product which has enabled me to be a bit more generous with the application. Unlike some serums, it leaves no sticky residue even when layered with other products as part of a routine.
I have been using this magic little serum when I’ve used pretty much nothing else. It’s been hard to find the time for skincare routines with a new baby -something that has contributed to my skin issues- but the Rich Moist Soothing Serum feels so … Well soothing on the skin, it’s one I reach for even when in a rush.
It works really well when used in conjunction with the Midnight Blue cream. Jenny Wu wrote a really interesting post about over using acid toners and the need to repair the moisture barrier, something I’ve been working on. And the Rich Moist Soothing Serum has been my go-to for adding an extra layer of moisture.
🐰 Klairs’ Cruelty Free Status
Klairs are a cruelty free brand, they do not use animal testing and are passionately against it. Any products sold in China are sold online, meaning they bypass the horrible laws requiring them to be tested on animals. They also started the ‘Stay Beagley’ project to raise money for the Beagle Rescue Network in Korea. Amazing!
I know Klairs have been getting a lot of love lately, so let me know if you have a go-to product or recommendation for me to try!
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