[REVIEW] Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream (Before and After)
I’ve been writing this review for the past 1 month due to the abundance of ingredients in this cream. The amount of research and studies I have read is innumerable, and the hours put in this review have far exceeded the average I usually put into this blog, or anything in my life for that matter (Not that you will notice because all I do is sum things up). Anyway, now that I’m done being a drama queen, let’s move on to the actual reviewing part because this is a pretty good cream.
What you get: 60mL
Price (in this link): 24.50$ (If you use my code: DEWILDE you can get up to 5% off on any Yesstyle purchase at checkout)
Texture: Creamy, between a light and thick feeling, not heavy
Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Beta-Glucan, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Betaine, Peg-100 Stearate, Ceramide 3, Polyquaternium-51, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Arginine, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Algin, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Natto Gum, Centella Asiatica Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Disodium Edta, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lysine Hcl, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil
* please note that the new ingredient formulation does not contain water.
+Added Ingredients to scented toner:
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil
SOME INTERESTING INGREDIENTS:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Antioxidant (naturally occurring fatty acid) + Preservative + Emollient/Moisturizer (smooths down the skin, it is derived from coconut oil and glycerin)
Glycerine: Widely used as a quality Hydrator (occurs naturally in skin and its chemical structure attracts water). You can find this ingredient in most good skin replenishing products.
Sodium Hyaluronate : Hydrating (water binding properties) + Wound healing (promotes micro circulation)
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: Moisturizer + Anti-aging (Vitamin A) +Anti-fungal + Anti-inflammatory + Wound healing (Boosts collagen production and promotes cell regeneration)
Ceramide 3: ‘‘When people experience dry skin, it is because of a loss of ceramides in the skin, which can also cause itching, flaking, peeling, and scaling.’’ Ceramide 3 accounts for 22.1% of the total ceramide pool of the uppermost layer of the skin [Moisturizing + Skin replenishing]
Arginine: Antioxidant + Hydrating (acts as a humectant (chemical structure attracts and entraps water molecules)) + Anti-aging (increases collagen production through different pathways)
Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract: Contains vitamin C
Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract antioxidant + intense hydrater/moisturizer + balances oily skin
Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract anti aging
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract: anti-inflammatory
Citric Acid: Anti-aging (AHA + promotes collagen production)
Natto gum: Vitamin E + Vitamin K2 (anti aging) + Gamma Polyglutamic Acid ( Anti-aging, moisturizing, 10x more hydrating than hyaluronic acid)
Althaea Rosea Flower Extract: Antioxidant (polyphenols)
Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract: Treats burns (Inhibits thromboxane, which causes restriction in blood supply to affected skin tissues) + Moisturizer (mucopolysaccharides (water-binding) along with amino acids and zinc) + Wound Healing (Stimulates Collagen production pathways)+ Anti-inflammation (Magnesium lactate in the gel prevents Histamine production)
Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract: Not enough clinical data, especially when it comes to topical application.
Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract: anti-inflammatory (reduces Immune response of Th1 cells (white blood cells)) + wound healing (increase in collagen production)
Broccoli Extract: Hydration (Fatty Acids) + Moisturizing (Fatty Acids) + Nourishing (Vitamin C) + Retinol source (Vitamin A) + Calming (Arachidonic Acid, which naturally occurs in our bodies when we get injured to repair wounds)
Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract: Antioxidant (flavonoids)
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract: Antioxidant + vitamin E and fatty acids anti aging(vitamin E plus vitamin B and squalane) Antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene enzymes like CoQ10 provide active component
Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract:
Lysine Hcl: Clinical data showing the effectiveness of topical lysine on skin aren’t abundant at all, but a clinical study suggests a strong link with it and collagen synthesis. (Anti-aging)
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate: Stable form of Vitamin C
Apply an adequate amount of the cream and gently spread it all over your face.
The concentrated formula of the Rich Moist Soothing Cream provides immediate, long-term moisture for a more radiant, hydrated complexion. This cream works deep within the skin to provide much needed soothing and moisture. Infused with yeast-derived beta glucan, it supports your skin’s natural moisture barrier, your skins defense system. Helping to rescue dry, irritated and sensitive skin by supporting and repairing your protective layer from the inside out, the Rich Moist Soothing Cream helps aid in the improvement of your natural skin cell repairing capabilities.
Immediate + Long term moisture: Yes, the moisture is immediate, and it lasts up to around 6 hours.
Radiant + Hydrated complexion: definitely looks more radiant and hydrated but it’s just a short term thing, while the cream is on the face, your skin will look better, but you won’t notice your skin becoming more radiant as you use the product more ( i.e you won’t particularly notice your skin going worse if you stop using this cream)
Supports your skin natural moisture barrier + defense system: yes, just look at the ingredient list. Usually, creams are meant to sit atop your skin barrier to keep what you’ve put in it sealed (ex: serums), but this one is pretty penetrating which leads me to believe that the ingredients are doing something (but not a lot)
Rescues dry + Irritated + Sensitive skin: This cream is pretty layer-able, so if you have dry skin I feel like it could benefit you, but when it comes to irritated or sensitive skin, the presence of essential oils - who are known to have irritating effects on some people - doesn’t really make the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream suitable for these types of skin.
As you can see from the pictures, this cream doesn’t leave your skin feeling nor looking sticky.
I have combination skin where I have an oily T-zone and the rest of it is normal (sometimes sensitive). My skin has never badly reacted with this cream, and I read a lot of reviews from different reselling websites and there aren’t a lot of people who’s skin reacts badly to it (but there are a few). If you want to try it out but you’re unsure if your skin would react to the essential oils in it, do a patch test first. I think this is a great cream to have for any basic skincare routine, people with normal/combination skin would benefit from it, it’s pretty breathable and thin so I don’t think that oily skins would badly react to it (in the reviews a lot of people with oily skin said they really enjoyed it), but people with sensitive/irritated skin should pass. If you have dry skin, you can layer this product on or add something more nourishing to your routine like the I’m From Honey Mask, or you might want something more moisturizing and thicker than the Klairs cream if your skin is really dry.
Doesn’t leave shine behind
Contains essential oils that might trigger bad reactions in people with sensitive skin.
❄️Score: 3.0/5 --- Great and basic moisturizing cream, doesn’t get a higher score because it claims to be suited for all skin types but no product truly is. And even though it has a great ingredient list, at the end of the day a moisturizing cream is the last step of your skincare routine, so presumably, products have been piled up already, would a cream full of all of these active ingredients penetrate with all these other layers of products and be useful? I don’t know. Alternatively, it could also be used as a stand-alone product for people with a more minimalistic routine but that’s just not me.