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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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