SPF – BEACH – FACE – Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face SPF 15/30/50

Why make life easy for myself? Typically, I’m starting with three products. As they all belong to the same family tree I thought it would be easier to group them.

A repeat from yesterday that I will put in every review for clarity:

  • I pay very little attention to the scare-mongering of the EWG. If you love them, great, crack on, but I don’t use the words ‘toxic’ when it comes to products. It’s a nonsense.
  • Always apply SPF at least 20 minutes before going outside unless otherwise stated.
  • Always apply last after moisturiser, before makeup – unless otherwise stated.
  • PPD, however useful, is very rarely mentioned by brands, and hardly ever discussed by US brands.
  • So: Clarins

    Broad Spectrum? UVA symbol (in EU)?
    Yes

    Physical or chemical?
    Chemical

    Main SPF active ingredients (in order of %)?
    (excuse the pictures – much easier than typing out!)


    SPF15:

    Homosolate
    Avobenzone
    Octocrylene


    SPF30:

    Octocrylene

    Tinosorb M – nano encapsulated 

    Avobenzone

    SPF50:

    Octocrylene

    Tinosorb M – nano encapsulated

    Tinosorb S

    Avobenzone

    Cream/gel/spray/oil?
    Creams

    White/ash residue on darker skins?
    No

    Absorbs well even at high SPF?
    Yes

    Potential to block pores based on the above?:
    No

    Works under makeup?
    Yes

    Does it leave you shiny?
    No, not at all, but check some comments from readers below.

    Is it sticky?
    No

    Contains fragrance?
    Yes – it is one of the best smelling SPF’s out there in my opinion – but again, check comments below and then decide for yourself.

    Suitable for all skin types?
    Yes

    Water resistant/waterproof/sweat resistant?
    Sweat resistant

    Antioxidants/any skin benefits?
    Obviously. It’s Clarins so this is like a lovely moisturiser with SPF – but SPF is its main job. It contains the usual plant extracts and the like, but let’s not detract from the job at hand.

    Additional info:
    This is by far my family’s favourite facial SPF, hence it being my first post. Across all age groups and both sexes, and all skin types, this is the most-requested SPF when we are buying/using.
    The SPF30 is the best seller for Clarins, and The Hirons Clan would agree with the general public on that score.

    Price:
    £19.50 for 75ml


    Available from all Clarins stockists and Boots.com

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