Klairs illuminating supple blemish cream spf40 pa

Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream SPF40 PA++

Average rating from 145 Ratings
4.3

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Review Overview

4.3 (based on 145 ratings from Skincarisma & Other Sources )
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Quick Product Notes
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Acne fighting
Acne-Fighting
Brightening
Brightening
Uv protection
UV Protection
Anti aging
Anti-Aging
Promotes wound healing
Promotes Wound Healing
Paraben free
Paraben Free
Sulfate free
Sulfate Free
Alcohol free
Alcohol Free

Notable Effects & Ingredients
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Acne fighting
Acne-Fighting from 1 Ingredient(s):
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Brightening
Brightening from 3 Ingredient(s):
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract Niacinamide Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Uv protection
UV Protection from 6 Ingredient(s):
Zinc Oxide Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine Titanium Dioxide
Anti aging
Anti-Aging from 3 Ingredient(s):
Niacinamide Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate Adenosine
Promotes wound healing
Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Centella Asiatica Extract

Ingredients Related to Skin Type
Click on the arrow next to the Skin Type! Green = Good & Red = Bad

Dry Dry Skin
2
Oil Oily Skin
1
1
Sensitive Sensitive Skin
2
1

Product Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Rating Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
85%
2%
2%
11%

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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Num safe filld 1
Cir unknown
Water
(Solvent)
Num safe filld 3
Cir a A
Cyclopentasiloxane
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Hair Conditioning)
Num safe filld 1
Cir a A
Butylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Masking, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Controlling, Viscositydecreasing Agent)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
comedogenic1
Comedogenic Rating (1)
Num moderate filld 6
Cir unknown
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
(Uv Absorber, Uv Filter)
UV Protection
UV Protection
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Num safe filld 1
Cir b B
Betaine
(Skin Conditioning, Humectant, Viscosity Controlling, Antistatic Agent, Hair Conditioning)

Latest User Reviews

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Good product if you work with it, poor shade selection
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Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Melasma, Rosacea, Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone

As other reviewers have said, this comes in one shade, which is a fair-light slightly warm-toned yellow. This color does not suit my skin personally unless I am tanned in the summer, as it's too warm and too dark for my natural skin tone. That said, this color probably only works on those who wear somewhere around an Asian #21 (I wear #13), which is in contrast to their claim that "Klairs’ unique smart color system is suitable for any skin type and tone." I know that many AB products come in very few shades, but not even the people I know with Korean heritage could use this product, and given how typical AB foundations and BBs are greyed, the brighter warm color of this is a bit confusing to me, since the trend for these types of products is usually lighter and slightly grey and cool to give a "brightening" effect.

Color aside, I find I like this product if I work with it properly. It is not, nor is it claiming to be, a full-on base product/foundation. The coverage is NOT fantastic, but it's not supposed to be- it's supposed to give a subtle, "your skin but better" kind of glow to the skin. I find this product does that, mostly. I get light to medium coverage, depending upon application, and it gives a glow without being too dewy or sparkly. It does not cover my melasma, but it does a good job in covering up most of my redness in my cheeks and overall evening out my skin tone. Do I think it lives to the claim of "all skin types?" I don't know, as I only have my skin-type, but I find for my dry skin this works well, and even when I'm in a more humid environment and my skin is more normal, I still like this product.

On its own and with typical application, this product can slide around even on my dry skin. It does not dry down and will need to be set if you are going to put any powder products on top. I haven't had any issue with setting this base. Sometimes, this product looks like it will settle on top of the skin- I found that using a blending sponge makes this happen more. To fix this, I will work it into my skin- yes, a bit like a lotion although I do manipulate it less. I also find that mixing it with another foundation or bb can help, too- personally, as this color is too warm and too dark for my non-tanned skin, I prefer to mix it. Results of course vary based on what I'm mixing with, but mixing with a base that is slightly too matte for me works well.

I will say that this is not very long-lasting, but it doesn't break up on my skin either. Again, we have to judge this product based on what it claims to do and be. If long-wearing, full-coverage is your goal, this is not the product for you. But if your goal is a subtle glow that evens out most of your lighter discolorations that looks natural and is no-fuss, then this product works beautifully. I have worn it on many date nights in the late summer and while traveling in the tropics and have found it works beautifully.

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9
Points
815
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Favorite BB Cream so far
Reviewed
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Acne, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

One of the biggest drawbacks of this BB Cream is that it only comes in one shade. So if you are a POC or anything darker than pale, it will require some tweaking or just plain avoidance. I haven't tried it, but I would imagine you could mix foundation drops with it and get a shade that would work for you.

As cute as the cushion version is, I don't like it. The color is too dark for me (still going to be too pale for POC), it doesn't have the same finish as the tube version, plus it wears differently (more drying and breaks apart on me).

This BB Cream is one of the few that doesn't break apart on my face. I have tried numerous foundations and BB Creams (liquid, powder, cushion) and all with the same result. They start separating in my t-zone. Do not know why. I have tried setting with powder, primer vs no primer, brush vs beauty blender, and finally just gave up. However, this one doesn't do that. It doesn't have extreme staying power like Estee Lauder Double Wear is supposed to (also separated on my face), but it stays on me pretty well. It doesn't irritate my skin by drying it out like others do, unless I wear it daily; I have accepted that my skin is weird and finicky. This has a lovely satin finish. It isn't shiny looking, but more dewy looking without feeling/looking like an oil slick. It will not cover major imperfections, but it can even out minor issues like mild redness. It will settle into fine lines, so I highly recommend carrying a cushion puff with you so you can blend out those areas.

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Points
380
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One of the best from this that I tried, but not ideal
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Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

This cream perfectly levels skin color and hides pores, without corking them and without causing an acne exacerbation✅. It didn't cause a boring, the skin after it on the contrary looks more moisturized, healthy and shining, smoothes wrinkles 👌. Covering degree from mild to average, won't hide strong defects. The shade one, universal, will suit people with a light skin, but it can be admixed with other foundations to achieve more dark shade. The subtone is beige, not gray.

There are 2 disadvantages: it is not resistant, imprints on the screen and there is no sebum control promised , gloss appears in a couple of hours😕