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Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream Review

It is no secret that I am a die-hard Korean and Japanese skincare fan, and I have my salty Stylevana order invoices to back this obsession. So imagine my joy when my favorite K-beauty online store, Stylevana, proposed to send over a full skincare routine for me to review!!! Look how pretty they all look. 😍.

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

While the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream will be the focus of this article, I will relish you guys with short reviews of 6 other Korean skincare products (expect full reviews in subsequent posts). 

First, let’s unbox!

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

Note that this routine was specifically based on my dry sensitive skin, which was so thoughtful of Stylevana. Before jumping into the review of the star product, here is a short description of the & products I received:

B_LAB Matcha Hydrating Foam Cleanser - 120ml

Matcha Hydrating Foam Cleanser

A gentle hydrating and foaming cleanser formulated with green matcha, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and plant extracts. This cleanser provides gentle cleansing that reinforces the skin barrier and does not irritate the skin. I am not usually a fan of foaming cleansers because they tend to be too drying, but this right here is the best foaming cleanser I have EVER tried!

ANUA Birch Moisture Boosting Pad - 160ml/70pads

ANUA Birch Moisture Boosting Pad

If you have read my previous review of the ANUA Heartleaf 77% toner, then you will not even be surprised that I loved these moisturizing toner pads. I usually do not cleanse my skin in the mornings and using toner pads has been a game changer to just revive and deliver a dose of hydration to my skin in the morning. These pads are loaded with humectants like HA, beta-glucan glycerin; skin soothing actives, and a PHA to gently hydrate and exfoliate the skin with no irritation whatsoever

THE LAB by Blanc Doux - Green Flavonoid™ Solution - 200ml

Blanc Doux - Green Flavonoid™ Solution

This toner was a total discovery for me. I had never heard of the brand but was pleasantly surprised by its calming properties (at the time I started using thus I  was purging from retinol). Its star ingredient is a patented green flavonoid complex that delivers instant calmness to irritated skin. I found myself regularly reaching out for this product when my skin was inflamed.

APLB - Glutathione Niacinamide Mist Essence - 105ml

Glutathione Niacinamide Mist Essence

I have recently been doing more research on glutathione and its benefits for the skin, and I loved receiving this product. As someone with sensitive skin, brightening treatments sometimes can be too much for me. I enjoyed the possibility of getting the benefits of glutathione and niacinamide in this light, hydrating, and soothing essence. 

Numbuzin - No.5 Vitamin Concentrated Serum - 30ml

No.5 Vitamin Concentrated Serum

This was not my first ride with this serum, as I have received it from the brand itself before. If you want an all-in serum that revives dullness, improves texture, and soothes and hydrates the skin, I will recommend the Numbizin No. 5 Vitamin Concentrated serum. It contains, niacinamide, vit B5, tranexamic acid, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, glutathione, ceramides, alpha arbutin, etc. 

Dear, Klairs - Midnight Blue Calming Cream (Tube) - 60ml

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

This was my favorite product of the lot and easily my new favorite moisturizer. Honorary mention for the cute blue color of the cream, but what made me love this product is how rich and nourishing it was to my skin. It blends ceramides, peptides, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredients to soothe and plump the skin.

Dr.Ceuracle - Hyal Reyouth Moist Sun SPF50+ PA++++ - 50ml

Hyal Reyouth Moist Sun SPF50+ PA++++

I'm not even sure describing this product as a sunscreen is the right classification because of the way it hydrates and moisturizes the skin!!! So much so that I resorted on some days to skip my moisturizing together and apply just this before stepping out. This sunscreen has such a light texture and blends seamlessly into my skin. Not sure if I am a fan of the fragrance tho.

My Experience with the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

For context, I began using this moisturizer after introducing a new retinol to my routine that caused purging on the whole right side of my face. So I was dealing with some redness inflammations and breakouts. So I was looking for something that would soothe my skin and moisturize it properly, and it did just that. 

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

I love the thick yet easily spreadable cream and absorbed seamlessly into my skin leaving a slight dewy glow. It significantly calmed the inflammation I was experiencing by the second day of use and resorbed most of the redness. 

My Pros and Cons

Pros 

Cons

Boosts skin hydration and moisture

Best used only in the pm

Calms irritated skin

Can get sticky if you apply another product over it

Plumps aging skin 


Repairs impaired skin barrier


What is the Midnight Blue Calming Cream from Dear Klairs?

This moisturizer is an intensively soothing cream that is mostly suitable for irritated skin, or people struggling with an impaired skin barrier.

Ingredients in this Moisturizer

  • Azulene (Guaiazulene)

This active is what gives this cream its cute blue color and is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that effectively soothes irritations and supports the skin barrier.

  • Centella Asiatica Extract

This plant extract is reputed for its anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to strengthen the skin barrier, and its potential to stimulate collagen production.

  • Ceramide 3

Ceramides are lipids that naturally make up the skin barrier and are essential to maintaining the skin’s hydration.

  • Peptides

The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming cream contains a blend of 6 peptides that work synergistically to optimize moisture retention in the skin and stimulate collagen production for firming and plumper skin.

How does this Moisturizer work?

I like to think of this product as a skin repair or emergency rescue balm. It is best to use this moisturizer as the last step of your night routine when your skin is irritated. Apply a thick layer on your whole face or just on the areas that are irritated. It equally makes a good choice to soothe sunburns.

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream

Benefits and Drawbacks of this Moisturizer

  • It is great for sensitive experiencing inflammation including acne-prone skin. 

  • It is a good choice to repair the skin barrier when impaired.

Drawbacks

  • It is best to use only at night as layering products over it causes it to be sticky.

  • It comes only in 20g, 30g, and 60g sizes which makes it more expensive than similar products that have bigger value sizes.

  • It contains essential oils so presents a slight risk of irritation if your skin does not tolerate them.

Final Thoughts

In all, I enjoyed using this balm, and I keep it in my emergency repair skincare kit as my skin gets inflamed pretty easily. I recommend this cream to anyone who struggles with sensitive skin or inflammatory conditions like acne, or eczema but who doesn’t react to fragrance or essential oil. The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream pairs well with all other actives and can come in handy if you are using strong actives such as retinol

Where to Buy Midnight Blue Calming Cream from Dear Klairs

You can get this cream on stlyevana.com or stylevana.ca at a discount if you purchase using my discount code INFOTSC10.

FAQs

How to Use Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream?

Use it as the last step of your night routine all over your face. Avoid applying any other product over it as it can get sticky.

Is Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream Good?

This cream is designed to soothe irritated and sensitive and does a very good job.

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