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Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen Review

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Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ was a much anticipated product since the previous version was pulled off the virtual shelves in 2021. The original (white bottle) had a cult following, but does the new one live up to the expectations?

Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen is a vegan, cruelty free product that’s marketed as a gentle, no-white cast, sunscreen suitable for all skin types . It’s available on YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) and Wishtrend (discount code LUCY15).

Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen

The SPF Index has been tested and verified in Korea Dermatology Research Institute, Global Cosmeceutical Center by Semyung University, and Cosmeservice. This sunscreen uses chemical filters.

How to use

  • Apply to exposed areas at the end of your skincare routine

  • Reapply as needed throughout the day

The texture feels light during application and the sunscreen is very easy to spread. I use it all over the face, neck, ears, and around the eyes. I don’t notice a white cast or a scent.

Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen

My impressions

I despise this sunscreen. It starts out really promising - easy to spread, not greasy, no white cast. It’s a little too dewy for me, which is just a personal preference, so I top it off with translucent powder. However, as the day goes on, things only get worse.

First of all, Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen is sticky! Even with powder and hours after application (so plenty of time to dry down), my face feels tacky. I’ve tried this by itself (on bare skin), and over serums, creams and lotions - it’s the same thing every time. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone, but this product is sticky even on the dry parts of my face when applied to bare skin. Maybe someone with very dry skin would find it suitable, but it’s a big no for me. My neck and chest are usually dryer than the face, yet even my collarbones feel very tacky after this SPF.

Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen

Second, it bothers my eyes, but not in the usual way. There’s no stinging or burning, but my eyelids feel sticky and heavy! And the later it gets in the day, the more it bugs me and makes me want to rub my eyes, which then irritates them in more traditional ways and causes watering. I had to rinse my eyelids in the bathroom by mid morning, but the situation didn’t completely resolve. It will probably take a double cleanse to truly get this SPF out of my eyes.

I’m not a wasteful person, so I will try to use this in some way, either on the body (but again - it’s TACKY, which isn’t pleasant on any skin) or by giving it away. I didn’t have the original version of Klairs chemical sunscreen (I loved the blue physical one), but based on everyone’s feedback from the past years I expected much more from this. Sadly, it’s a huge fail.

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Klairs All-day Airy Sunscreen ingredients: Aqua (Water), Dibutyl Adipate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polysilicone-15, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Panthenol, Silica, Sorbitan Olivate, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Adenosine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Viola Mandshurica Flower Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Berberis Vulgaris Root Extract, Morus Nigra Fruit Extract


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