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Archive for March 17th, 2010

According to Clarins, Clarins UV Plus HP Day Sunscreen is 100% mineral sunscreen, provides a high level of anti-UV and anti-pollution protection with e3p (expertise 3p), leaves skin soft, smooth and matte.


It has both pinkish-tinted and non-tinted versions. Mine is non-tinted. Interestingly, with 10% Titanium Dioxide in both formulas, UV Plus HP Day Sunscreen is able to achieve SPF40 PA+++ high protection, compare to the Buriti Sunscreen Milk SPF15



The milky consistency of this sunscreen is lightweight, silky, moisturizing and goes on smoothly. Minimum white tint but a shining film for my combination skin that I must  blot the face with sheer loose powder for semi-matte finish. While Clarins said this gives soft, smooth and matte finish, they must be testing it on someone with dry skin. When my skin condition became normal-dry in dry season, skin appeared soft glowing and blotting can be omitted. It served as glossy, luminous makeup base too.


Left: Bare skinRight: With Clarins’s


Perhaps the different texture of serum/moisturizer underneath, sometimes skin is slight sticky to touch after it settled a protective film, which would feel uncomfortable in humid weather, but since I used loose powder to blot, so the problem is basically solved. Concerning air-conditioning or less humid weather, the stickiness would disappeared after a short while. Nevertheless, as this is a mineral sunscreen, so it could be drying to dehydrated or dry skin.



Initially it has rather strong fragrance to me  but the fragrance gradually dissipated and became mildly scented after a while. The alcohol kind of smell is still quite strong anyway. Personally I  used this Clarins sunscreen for touch-up purpose mostly, less white residue eventhough multi-layered as well as less drying on skin, on the other hand I might need powder setting to blot off the excessive shine.


Just to feed my curiosity, I compared it with Chanel White Essentiel sunscreen base. Of course Clarins’s does not has the intense pearly-shine like Chanel’s, but it is more gentle for sensitive skin and imparts smoother texture than Chanel’s.


Left: With Chanel’s,  Right: With Clarins’s


For a pure mineral sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum UV protection, contains antioxidants, soothing and moisturizing properties,  lightweight, water-resistant, sweat-resistant and can be served as makeup base, I will say Clarins UV Plus HP Day Sunscreen is premium one rather than value one, it is certainly beyond my budget for daily use. It retails THB1485/30ml or THB1830/50ml at BKK duty free. I do not think I will repurchase, moreover, I wish it is fragrance free and SLS free.


Rating: …. )))    Good. Unlikely to buy again.



Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Alcohol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Lapsana Communis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.



March 2010

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Sensitive, combination skin type, visible blood vessels, freckles, easily dehydrated, dry and having fine line undereye, occasional breakout, visible aging pores.



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