REVIEW: Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream - A blue wonder for extremely sensitive skin!

by Virgina F. January 24, 2018 11 Comments

REVIEW: Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream - A blue wonder for extremely sensitive skin!

Is your skin sometimes being a lil child, getting upset at literally EVERYTHING you could possibly get upset about? Sunrays: Screeching! Stress: Infernal punishment! Hormone fluctuations: Divorce!

Have you tried pretty much all moisturizers/spot treatments and none seem to do what you want them to do? Has it become the bane of your existence to live with your irritations with your hands tied behind your back?

Look, even as a beauty editor with a shelf full of skin care products some people might even envy me for, I still struggle with my skin every day. It may seem perfect and flawless at first glance but have you ever reeeally taken a look at it? Have you? No, go away, please don’t. I frequently receive the lovely present of red dots and enormously irritated skin because of my skin condition. As you may have read, I use a bunch of products to improve my skins condition but one that helped calm and soothe my skin to where I can go to sleep without itches is the KLAIRS Midnight Blue Calming Cream.

The product:

The cream is, hold your breath, baby blue! How awesome is that! And it’s out of the question that it’s anything but natural coloring. It comes in a solid glass tub in a convenient size and a lil tiny spoon to ensure no contamination occurs. In my opinion it’s almost ideally travel sized (We all know how straining and exhausting travelling can be! So better take it with you!).

You already know what’s going to come next, don’t you? My very humble opinion on the scent, what else could it be? I love this product in many ways and as you know I love it even more if it smells like almost nothing - which it pleasantly does. It has a very mild, clean, subtle scent. Just like it’s effect on your skin. The cream applies like heaven and doesn’t weigh down or leave residue. It is insanely calming and super gentle, it never caused my skin to burn, itch or flare up.

The ingredients: Three powerful but gentle ingredients to calm and strengthen strained skin

I’ll start with the one giving this cream it’s marvelous baby-blue color: Guaiazulene

Guaiazulene is found in maaany different products and I bet you’ve had it in your hands before - may it be in the form of your grannies silver hair shampoo or soap - it’s color and properties make it an ideal ingredient in many body care and beauty products. Guaiazulene is a derivative of azulene, which can be derived from chamomile oil. Azulene has a long history and was already of importance in the 15th century where the azure blue chamomile oil was used as an anti-inflammatory remedy. The Guaiazulene found in the KLAIRS Midnight Blue Calming Cream is derived from chamomile as well.

Enough talk about this; let’s find out what it actually does for your skin! Okay, first things first; it’s perfect for angry skin of any kind. Sunburn? Check. Badly healing pimples? Check. Eczema? Check. It’s anti-inflammatory and it helps skin regeneration, which is something you want to have if your skin is being a lil bit sulky. Every now and then our skin cells need a lil kick in the but, don’t they?

Ceramide III: Gentle care for irritated skin

Ceramides are, as you may know classified as lipids and widely used in a lot of cosmetic products. They are also naturally found our skin as they are the backbone of our lipid skin barrier protecting our skin from environmental impacts. Are those lipids imbalanced, irritations like psoriasis may occur. No wonder ceramides are often found in skin care products! Ceramide III acts in the same way; it reinforces your skin's natural protective lipid barrier as well as the renewal of it so moisture loss is prevented. It is very suitable for long term protection and the repair of very delicate sensitive skin. It’s kinda obvious that if your skin barrier is healthy and intact, no bacteria stand a chance to annoy your skin and give you pimples. Together with the Guaiazulene working deep inside your skin, your skin gets a spa treatment.

Centella Asiatica: Long term care for your skin

You may have already read about my review about COSRX’s Centella Blemish Ampule, if not go read it now! Centella Asiatica is a plant and I must say I would love to put it in my aquarium if I’d ever happen to find one. (Hook me up with your local plant dealer.) Why long term care? Because besides improving badly healing wounds, (sun)burns, and helping skin elasticity by helping the formation of collagen it reduces scarring! If the Ceramide III and the Guaiazulene have done their job, the Centella will come in and make your blemishes a thing of the past. No one will ever know you struggled with irritations or breakouts.

Let’s spill some tea!

I am absolutely in love with this product. It is specifically aimed at extremely sensitive skin which did not respond with satisfactory results through normal skin care. It’s a continuation of the KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Line which I also happen to adore and keep in my routine 24/7. In my opinion this is not meant to be used as a moisturizer only, even though it does a great job at moisturizing. The cream leaves little to no residue on my skin. (We all know that I’d send it straight to hell if it did.) I forgot to mention that this cream is meant for spot treatment and is not meant to be applied all over your face. It’s spreadability is tremendously good and a small amount gets you to the moon and back. I made the mistake of using too much once and yeah… I could spread it down to my cleavage area. Not that this is a bad thing if you want it, just sayin’. I use it as first-aid treatment to irritations e.g. sunburns, shaving, after I went haywire with my comedone extractor and so on. It’s properties to calm your skin down in minutes are astounding. But if you prefer an everyday non-irritating moisturizer I recommend the KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Cream as the KLAIRS Midnight Blue Calming Cream is meant for spot treatment, SOS-Situations and its primary funktion is calming.





Virgina F.
Virgina F.

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11 Responses

Patricia C
Patricia C

February 21, 2018

Repurchased this cream twice. Saves my skin every time.

Gracie
Gracie

February 14, 2018

omg… you guys have Iunik.. please do a review!!

Marketa V.
Marketa V.

February 06, 2018

This really calmed my combination sensitive skin. Can you do a review on the Klairs rich soothing cream too? Thank you

Margaux L.
Margaux L.

January 27, 2018

Am I the only one who mixes the calming cream with the vitamin drops from Klairs? Good review by the way!

Pilar A.
Pilar A.

January 26, 2018

I use it as the last step of my skincare as a night cream and find it very moisturizing and effective in reducing redness from blemishes. I am loving the jar and the blue color!

Justyna R.
Justyna R.

January 26, 2018

I have very dry and acne-prone skin. Imagine my struggle when I get breakouts. Should I dry them out or should I moisturize? This cream calms my skin so well and it makes my pimples heal so much faster. Thank you Klairs!

Su Y.
Su Y.

January 26, 2018

I’m already on my second jar. It helps reducing the redness around my cheeks and I also did the mistake of applying too much the first time :-D

minhyukbae
minhyukbae

January 25, 2018

My skin is very oily and sensitive and I use the midnight blue cream as a moisturizer.

Irini S.
Irini S.

January 25, 2018

Nice review! The color of the cream is beautiful ・ᴗ・

Ellie K.
Ellie K.

January 24, 2018

One of my HG! Klairs is one of my little big highlights when it comes to skincare. I loved everything I tried so far

nekoblossom
nekoblossom

January 24, 2018

Aint a Miss V post if you aint praising or roasting the scent lol I bought this blue Klairs cream after a bad sunburn this summer and it pretty much saved my skin

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