Hi, it’s been so long since I last wrote a post. I have been equal amounts of busy and lazy hence the huge gap however I’m hoping to change that and write more often from now on. I have lots of catching up to do, so let’s get started. My first post of this year will be on one very raved Korean cream, which is famous not only for its properties but it’s calming blue color as well. If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream.
Let’s talk a little about the brand first.
Klairs as a brand is
- Respectful of the beauty of the environment and carries healthy values regarding the earth
- Simple and contains only the most necessary ingredients (NO colorants, NO alcohol, NO parabens, NO artificial fragrances/fragrance-free)
- Always working to bring their products to customers at reasonable prices
- A high-quality skincare brand for sensitive skin
- No harsh ingredients.
Klairs makes sure to create products with only the most effective, necessary raw ingredients, all of which have passed the safety measures of a research lab specializing in dermatologist brand skincare. We make sure our products don’t contain components that can irritate sensitive skin.
- No animal testing.
Since our foundation in 2010, we have not tested on animals. We don’t believe in harming animals for our cosmetic purposes and we are working to putting down animal testing.
- High quality. Reasonable prices.
Rather than conducting costly PR and marketing, the Klairs name has been spread through satisfied customer reviews and word-of-mouth. We will always continue doing our best to provide the highest quality products to our customers for a fair price.
Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream rapidly calms sensitive, irritated skin leaving the face comfortably moisturized while also helping to strengthen external barriers. Its signature ingredient, Guaiazulene, a herbal extract of chamomile, soothes and cools down inflamed skin. It is also effective in skin cell regeneration. At the same time, Centella Asiatica extract, derived from a Madagascar-native plant known as ‘tiger grass’, helps damaged skin regenerate and prevents scarring. It is an amazing, rejuvenating solution for calming all skin types. It can be used by applying to the whole face when dry or by applying to specific areas that require extra calming and soothing treatment.
Price & Quantity: $24.50 for 30 ml
Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Ceramide NP, Polysorbate 60, Candelilla Cera, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Morus Alba Root Extract, Tromethamine, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Guaiazulene, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol
Contains 2 ingredients that are known to effectively soothe the skin:
Guaiazulene: A herbal ingredient extracted from chamomile that is effective in calming inflammation of damaged skin tissue as well as regenerating new skin cells. In Japanese clinical trials, Guaiazulene demonstrated positive effects in sunburns, eczema, and ulcerative skin disease. It is often used as the main raw ingredient in burn ointments.
Centella Asiatica Extract: As a plant native to Madagascar, it is also known as ‘tiger grass’ and is often used in cosmetics as ‘Centella Asiatica. It helps with the regeneration of new skin cells and prevents scarring. Centella Asiatica Extract is usually the primary ingredient in ointments.
Claims: This gentle cream instantly calms and soothes sensitive skin. Star ingredients include Guaiazulene, a natural component extracted from Chamomile Oil with powerful calming effects, and Centella Asiatica that hydrates the skin and relieves redness.
- A refreshing, soothing cream that suits all skin types especially oily skin
- The Blue Cream is made for calming rather than moisturizing, to rapidly soothe the skin in response to irritation.
- Soothes and calms redness caused by pimples and acne
- Helps regeneration in damaged skin and prevents scarring
- Can be used when experiencing irritation & heat flashes after sun exposure
- It is good after pore care, intense laser treatment, long term sun exposure, post-shaving
Availability: It’s available on wishtrend.com, you can use the code FEB10 for an extra 10% discount (Valid only till March 15)
Packaging: It comes in a beautiful glass tub with a spatula. The bottle is sturdy and classy. The 60ml variant comes in a tube packaging which I think is more travel-friendly.
My Experience: I received Klairs Midnight Blue calming cream at a time when my skin was behaving very well for me. This is one of the most hyped-up products from Klairs and I was very excited to use it. All I had read or heard were great reviews about it and I wanted to see how well it’ll work for me. I used it as the last step in my night routine for a few days before I realized that this was a very small tub and would not last me long at all if I keep using it. Since it didn’t show any difference in my skin in the first few days, I put it aside and promptly forgot about it. A few weeks later when my skin was suffering from acne and redness combined with tiny red bumps is when I decided to give this cream another try.
At first, I used it as a spot treatment but didn’t see any visible results so I started using it as the last step in my routines again. Though using it as a sleeping mask ensured that I was going to run out of this cream sooner than expected, it did work better than using it as a spot treatment for me. In the morning it acted as a nice and light moisturizer for my oily skin. It has an almost matte finish and didn’t make the skin oily even after hours. I’m sure people with dry skin would find it lacking as a moisturizer but for my skin, it works, though it is not advertised as such. It’s a lightweight, quick-absorbing, non-sticky, non-greasy cream that soothes the skin.
I saw that my acne was less inflamed, the tiny red bumps less visible, my skin didn’t feel as painful. It took some time to work on me, but in the end, it did help me calm my skin down. In a few days, my skin was calmer and healthier than before. The redness was almost gone, the bumps reduced in size and some vanished completely.
Even though it did calm my skin, I fell that there are other products that calm and soothe my skin faster than Klairs Midnight Blue calming Cream does and are cost-effective as well. People who frequently get sunburned or inflamed skin, I think will benefit more from this. People with sensitive skin will enjoy it as well.
- The ingredient list has some great calming ingredients
- It’s a very beautiful shade of blue, that in itself is so calming
- Is soothing and calming
- It’s lightweight
- Fast absorbing
- Non-sticky, Non-greasy
- Works as a great moisturizer for oily skin
- Is vegan
- It’s costly
- The quantity isn’t that much compared to its price so I don’t think it’s cost-effective
Will I Repurchase: Probably not. This cream while being good isn’t something that I’ll repurchase it again. I can’t justify the cost with the results.
Do I Recommend: People with sensitive skin, or someone who suffers from frequent sunburns, itchiness, inflamed skin, acne, etc this might be worth the investment. Otherwise you can skip on this one as it leans on the costlier side.
Overall summary: 3/5 Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream a nice soothing cream, the beautiful blue color of this fills me with calmness whenever I use it. It has amazing skin-calming ingredients and will work really well for sensitive skin. It heals and soothes irritated, inflamed skin, works on calming acne and redness as well. However, it is a bit on the costly side so fewer points for that.
You can also check out my review for I’m From Ginseng Mask here, which is also available on Wishtrend.