So many skincare products hit the market every day, and it is tough to find “the one” product that caters to every skin need. I have sensitive skin, so I know what I am looking for in a moisturizer. In this Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream Review, I am going to dissect why this product is absolutely worth the offline and online hype around it.
What does Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream claim to be?
If you haven’t heard of [Dear] Klairs, I guess it is possible that you have been living under the rock. The brand was founded in Seoul, Korea back in 2010 and they offer products specifically for sensitive skin. Their product formulations are vegan and cruelty-free with a focus on eco-friendliness and sustainability.
The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream aims to soothe, repair, and calm down irritated sensitive skin. It has azulene – an extract that was first isolated from German chamomile herb, which has moisturizing, antioxidant, and skin barrier-enhancing properties. In fact, it is the azulene that gives the cream its signature baby blue color.
The cream comes in mini (30 ml) and full size (60 ml). The small one comes in a jar, the big one is in a tube.
Best suited for:
Sensitive and damaged skin. Can work for dry and dehydrated skin as well.
Things to know:
The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is:
- Can be used as after-sun care
Right off the bat, the texture seemed thick, but once it was on the skin it slowly melted into it. And don’t worry, the blue color doesn’t turn you into a smurf. The jar feels heavy (in a good way) and I liked the transparent spatula that comes with it. I’d say pretty positive first impressions after all!
The ingredient list
The ingredients list of The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is a doozy one, with many holy grail ingredients for sensitive skin.
The full list:
Aqua (Water), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Candelilla Cera, Chlorphenesin, Polysorbate 60, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Guaiazulene, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arachidic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine, Bacillus/Folic Acid/Soybean Ferment Extract, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-11, sh-Polypeptide-9, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
Centella Asiatica – is one of the top ingredients on the list. Centella Asiatica has long been hailed as the powerhouse plant for sensitive skin in Asian skincare. It boasts anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, and moisturizing qualities. It is also very effective when dealing with skin redness.
Guaiazulene – a derivative of azulene we talked about earlier. It is much more than a pretty color. It offers many skin benefits by being anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic, and anti-fungal. It is very common in skincare creams and ointments used around Asia.
Next, we have got Shea Butter, Hyaluronic acid (in the form of Sodium Hyaluronate), to provide moisture, Argan and Jojoba oil that play nicely with other ingredients.
Ceramides to support skin barrier: This was one of the reasons I just HAD TO get the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream! My sensitive skin constantly needs a strong skin barrier and ceramides are the best ingredients to achieve that.
Learn all about ceramides: Ceramides for Skin: The 5 Essential Benefits
We are not done yet! Up next, we have peptides that join the party in Dear Klairs house!
Peptides are short chains of amino acids (aka building blocks of proteins that keep your skin youthful). They stimulate collagen production and make the skin plumper and firmer. Naturally, they are the main allies united in your anti-aging routine. There are a total of 6 peptides in this cream, which I find to be impressive.
Also, the formulation has Cetyl Alcohol (no freaking out), fatty alcohol. (the good alcohol)
Packaging & Scent
The packaging actually felt luxurious to me, I guess it is because of the color combination in general. I guess the combination of the colors and the rather heavier feel of the jar felt like it wasn’t a drugstore cream that you buy at a pharmacy. It comes with a spatula, which is useful to have. Although I prefer my clean fingers, this might work for some.
As mentioned above, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is fragrance-free, which we appreciate highly in the sensitive skin community.
Overall impressions: Does Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream work?
From the positive reviews online, my expectations of the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming cream were high. Especially because of so many people with sensitive skin giving it 5-star reviews. And my opinion isn’t far away from those 5-star reviews.
Texture: First of all, this cream is one of the moisturizers that gets absorbed by the skin right away. You know how with some creams or lotions you have to wait for a couple of minutes for it to set to the skin? That’s not the case for this one. It gets “soaked in” in no time. It didn’t feel sticky, or heavy, just the right amount of moisture and softness.
After-sun care: I used it in my PM routine, during my summer trip to Turkey, Fethiye. Partly because I have read that people used it as a part of their after-sun care routine, as it says on the label too. So, you can imagine that my sensitive skin needed some extra care after many layers of sunscreen under the scorchingly hot afternoons in Fethiye. There was something about that cooling and soothing effect of the product once I slathered it on at the end of the day.
Moisture level: When it comes to the moisturizing and calming effects, this one checks all the boxes for me. In my opinion, the Centella played a big part in dealing with redness as well. It didn’t break me out or cause any itching.
Anti-aging factor: The use of ceramides and peptides in the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming cream was the cherry on top for me. A night cream that combines moisture with anti-aging? What more could I ask for?
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How to use Klairs Midnight Blue Calming cream?
Creams should always be the last step of your skincare routine.
So, after cleansing and toning, and after essencing and seruming (yes, I invented those verbs), apply the cream as the last step. You can use it in the morning or evening, for me it worked best in the nighttime routine.
Remember that the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming cream does have essential oils in the formulation, so if you experience any irritation, stop using it.
I mean, K-beauty did it again. Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream is another must-have moisturizer that deserves your attention. It provided the right moisture level. definitely soothed and calmed my skin. Out of all products in the Dear Klairs line, this one stands out for me the most, along with the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner.
Btw, you can pair this product with the Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop by Dear Klairs. It combines peptides to accelerate the skin’s renewal process.
I can not recommend Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream enough! However, everyone’s skin is built differently. So, before trying out any product, it is better to do a small patch test to be absolutely sure that it won’t have an adverse effect on your skin.
Remember to be mindful of the ingredients and ALWAYS, I mean, ALWAYS, listen to your skin!
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Sensitive skin friendly5/5 Amazing
- Very moisturizing
- Gets absorbed very fast
- Effective against redness
- Can be a part of after sun care routine
- Offers anti-aging benefits
- Good bang for your buck
- Essential oils can be irritating for extra sensitive skin
- I wish the packaging contained more product