Your One Must-Have Item For Summer: Clarins UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40 Review

June 17, 2009
Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40
($42 for 1 oz; $56 for 1.7 oz)

Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 is the ultimate natural, non-chemical day screen. It has anti-UV and anti-pollution protection with 100% micronized, microdispersed mineral filters that guarantees optimal tolerance for even the most delicate skin.

Nestled within the Sephora Sun Safety Kit the SO got me (see my post on it HERE) was an undiscovered treasure and my latest must-have summer items ~ Clarins’ UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40. Before I get to the review–yes the price is ridiculously steep for one seriously small bottle of sunscreen, but this stuff is so good I can almost say that it’s worth it.

I went through a few of the sunscreens included in the Sun Safety Kit and I was relatively unimpressed–they irritated my skin, caused redness, stinging and the like, or turned my forehead into an oilslick. So naturally I wasn’t expecting much with the Clarins, but I can say with confidence that this is the best sunscreen I’ve ever gotten my hands on, and I really don’t think that there’s better out there.

The formula’s super lightweight and non-irritating. My super sensitive skin is irritated by pretty much every sunscreen out there, but after applying this I don’t even feel the slightest tingle. But what I find so amazing is the non-greasiness of Clarins UV Plus. After applying the easily blended liquidy formula to my face, I count for literally all of five seconds and the sunscreen is dry–you would never know that you’d applied anything to your skin and your face is raring to go for some foundation. For me it’s nothing short of miraculous and a godsend on those hot summer days when you know you should be wearing sunscreen but you just can’t bring yourself to.

An added bonus? This creates a nice, smooth matte surface much like primer, and on my good-skin days obviates the need for foundation. Convinced yet? I sure am! I think I’ll be purchasing the 1.7 oz size as soon as it’s back in stock.

What’s your must-have summer product?

4 Responses to “Your One Must-Have Item For Summer: Clarins UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40 Review”

  1. lumkeikei Says:

    Hello Jen!I am currently looking for the perfect sunscreen because the sun in HK is really cruel! I have looked at Sheishedo, ISPA, and FANCL but all of them are too oily. I hate the feeling of oily sunscreen on my face it is sticky and gross adding to the humidity of HK weather = TOTALLY GROSS!! I will go try this tomorrow, hopefully it all goes well cause I really need a sunscreen!

  2. *Jen* Says:

    Lumkeikei I don't often say this, but try this I really think you'll love it!

  3. Lumkeikei Says:

    Hey Jen,I went to give this one a try, its still a little sticky in my opinion so I ended up purchasing the Shiseido White Lucent brightening control base. Now I somewhat regret getting it. This is I think the least sticky, however, after putting it on I look very pale.I guess it is because it is meant to be used as a base ad the "whitening factore" so after applying and looking ghostly, I had to apply some blush and meteorite. After finishing this tube, I will give Clarins another try.

  4. *Jen* Says:

    Lumkeikei I thought that this dried down very quickly in comparison to other products and it really worked well for me. I'm sorry you didn't love it!

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