Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF40 Review

By Lynnie | April 26 2011 | 25 Comments

clarins UV Plus HP

Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF40, €36, is one of the brand’s best selling products. A number of you are already fans, and I decided to give the overhauled version a go recently. It’s a non-chemical sunscreen that contains 100% mineral sunscreen filters in the form of titanium dioxide, together with delicious-sounding and antioxidant rich organic cantaloupe melon extract to fight free radicals.

Oil-free, with UVA and UVB protection, it’s intended for everyday wear: the texture is that of a lightweight fluid and it’s been formulated to leave an invisible veil rather than white mask of protection on skin while also allowing it to breathe.

Basically, the ultimate daily use facial sunscreen. I had high hopes for this one.

My cantankerous, hard-to-please skin, however, was unconvinced. Remember those monstrous spots I told you about last week? Well, they all sprouted within days of starting to use Clarins UV Plus, and only stopped their seemingly relentless march across my chin and shagged off when I dropped it from my routine. Bah.

I can see how normal-to-dry skins that aren’t prone to acne flare-ups might consider this to be their Holy Grail sunscreen. There’s no question that it’s elegantly executed – not leaving a white cast on skin, playing nicely with make-up – and the added skincare benefits are an obvious boon, but sadly my quest continues.

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25 Replies to "Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen SPF40 Review"

  • KellBell says:

    I haven’t tried the re-formulated version of this but i have found some of mineral sunscreens can make my skin itch :( I’m yet to find a HG sunscreen

  • sevda says:

    Lynnie – I used up the last of my channel at the weekend and bought the LRP – I bought the fluid. So far so good but I can see it runnig out fast though.

  • dubmel says:

    I am also looking for an HG daily use facial sunscreen (to prevent my sun marks getting any worse), and I have combination skin, so won’t try this one then!
    Sevda, did you buy the tinted fluid or the regular? I read that the regular one might leave a white veil?

  • Cait says:

    I have horrible breakouts of spots ongoing at the moment (oily/combo skin). I’ve started using the Elizabeth Arden 8-hour factor 50 face cream instead of moisturiser over my Estee Lauder Idealist serum. One week in and so far so good…

  • Brass Neck says:

    I used this all weekend in sunny England and found it brilliant (I’m one of those dry skinned/no breakout people) – in particular the lack of cast was a great benefit. I got burned on my arms but clearly the Clarins did its work. I only needed a smidge, and it’s a great size to travel with too.

  • Donna says:

    I use the Elemis one, and it breaks me out. The sa told me to mix a tiny amount into my moisturiser and apply. Strangely this seems to work. Now not sure how much protection I now get?

  • xgirl says:

    What a strange thing to tell you Donna – you won’t get very worthwhile protection applying it like that unfortunately.

  • Glamazon says:

    I desperately need to find a good spf – my skin doesn’t seem to like products with chemical spf built in so I must try a separate mineral one. Do you wear it under or over moisturiser?

  • Aisling Aphrodite says:

    I use this one and I find it brilliant! It’s really lightweight and you hardly notice it on your skin but the protection is ace. We’ve different skintypes Lynnie (mine is dry) and I bet that’s the difference

  • Edelmc says:

    This is my Hg SPF but I was just wondering what is the difference with the reformulated one?

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