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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