Friday 14 July 2017

Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion Review

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I haven't tried that many Asian beauty products yet, but I have really loved all those that have made it into my collection so far, and this sun lotion from Korean brand Klairs is definitely no exception.

Klairs creates products that promise to be gentle on the skin and free from colourants, alcohol, parabens and artificial fragrances, as well as cruelty free and vegan friendly. Prettily packaged in an adorable baby blue tube, this Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion* is definitely gentle on skin, but it's also seriously tough when it comes to fending off everything the sun likes to do to our faces on a hot day!

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For a start, it's a moisturising sun screen which offers SPF 40 protection against UVA and UVB rays, but in addition to this, it also shields skin from the sun's infrared light. This is where the heat comes from, as opposed to the light from UV. Apparently, exposure to heat is a factor in skin ageing, just like exposure to UV. I have to admit, this isn't something I was aware of before, so it was a bit of an eye-opener to find it out! Not only does Klairs Sun Lotion feel cooling and soothing when applied, it's also proven to keep your skin at a slightly lower temperature than it would otherwise be when exposed to infrared light. So you feel that little bit more comfortable, and you're getting that extra protection too. Genius!

When you first squeeze this out of the tube, you notice that even the cream itself is a cute baby blue colour, and when you apply it to your face, it leaves you with a very faint blue cast. This fades as the sun lotion absorbs, though it remains ever so slightly detectable. This is done on purpose, as it neutralises redness (probably quite a handy feature on hot days!) while the guaiazulene (derived from chamomile oil) which gives the cream this blue colour, also has soothing properties. The cream has recently been reformulated to reduce the level of "blueness" left on your skin, and once I had put makeup on, I couldn't see any at all. However, it might be something to bear in mind if you intend wearing it without.

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In terms of how it affects makeup, I was pleased to find that it absorbed quickly without leaving any stickiness behind, meaning that I was able to apply my usual products and completely forget that I was wearing sun screen.

All in all this is a great facial sun lotion and one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Have you tried anything from Klairs? What's your favourite brand of sun screen?

Kate x

*Gifted item. Some links may be affiliate links. All opinions, as always, are my own.


  1. I've never heard of this brand before but this sounds like a lovely facial SPF. I use La Roche Posay & love it xx


  2. I haven't tried anything from Klairs, but I like the sound of this SPF, I also find its baby blue colour very cute and different from the usual white or slightly yellow ones, it's also great that it works well underneath makeup (SPF and makeup can be a tricky pair sometimes)! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. I am actually testing the exact same sun lotion at the moment and while I like it, it is not my favorite to wear. A little too moisturizing on a hot summer day for me. And I did not notice any cooling effect or less heat throughout the day, to be honest.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  4. I've never heard of this, but I love everything with SPF in it so I feel I would love this!

  5. wow i have never heard of this brand before but it looks like it would be a very moisturising spf xx

  6. I love suncream that you cant notice on your skin! definitely going to check this out :)

  7. I haven't tried Asian skincare either. I love the fact that this comes out blue but the blue cast leaves me a tad weary. That said under makeup it would, like you said be ok x

  8. I've not heard much about this brand, but this sounds like a good one! Love that the blue counteracts any redness. I'll have to check them out :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  9. I've never heard of Klairs and am actually bad with keeping up with Asian brands. Like, really bad. Will have to try their lotion :3

  10. This looks great especially since it absorbs into the skin fast, I'm always on the hunt for a good sunscreen that neither feels heavy or leaves a white cast on my face. I will try to see if they have it over here! x Sam
    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  11. Klairs is one of my favourite Korean skincare brands, I love their toner and Vitamin C serum - so effective and gentle! This SPF sounds great, I like the sound of the cooling effect. I use one from Lo Roche Posay, it doesn't feel heavy or sticky and goes up to SPF50!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

  12. I have actually never used Klairs - however this has interested me since they followed me on instagram yesterday. Their australian account.
    I have pimple prone skin - do you think this would be suitable?
    Set to Glow

  13. It's good that it doesn't leave a sticky feeling cause thats always so frustrating in sun lotions!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT


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