Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum Review
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By now, I’ve tried almost every Klairs product in existence. These tend to work really well for my combination skin, and I find the packaging and the overall user experience pleasant too. Somehow, Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum has escaped by grasp - until now!
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum promises to soothe the skin (makes sense, based on the name), restore healthy moisture levels, and support skin barrier function. It’s made with a plethora of plant extracts plus hyaluronic acid - a full list of ingredients is at the end of the article. The serum is available on Amazon, Wishtrend (code LUCY15), YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), and iHerb (code CWN6107).
This product is cruelty free and vegan.
How to use:
Cleanse the face and use toner
Gently spread 3-4 pumps worth of the serum over the face and neck
Pat in for best absorption
Follow with the rest of your routine
Can be used in the morning or at night
This product has a light, gel-like texture and a scent that’s hard to describe. It actually caught me off guard - I expected this to be completely unscented, maybe because it looks clear and is named “soothing”. Yet there’s a noticeable medicinal aroma that’s not a deal breaker but also not my favorite. If I had to guess, it’s the result of all of the plant extracts in the ingredients.
I have combination skin that’s not particularly sensitive, and I enjoy this serum. It’s not a holy grail for me like some other Klairs products, but it’s pretty good. I like how quickly my skin drinks it up and it’s been a regular part of my evening routine.
I notice visible plumping of fine lines (especially on my forehead) and an overall improved appearance. Everything looks more nourished and hydrated. One of my favorite ways to use it is by pairing with Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream - it’s a match made in heaven.
I think this could be a total must have for me if not for the scent. I am not against fragrance in skincare (this technically doesn’t have “fragrance”, but has fragrant essential oils), but I still want to like the actual smell. Since this serum is advertised as soothing, it would make more sense to make it truly fragrance free - without lemon peel, lavender, and orange peel oils which can be irritating to people with sensitive skin.
I will keep using the serum since it’s working well for my skin. And I encourage my sensitive friends to patch test this (and other products) before applying them to the entire face.
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Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum ingredients: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Natto Gum, Propanediol, Polyquaternium-51, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Carbomer, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Panthenol, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, 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, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, 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