Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40

Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40


61 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$


Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 8.1%, Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Polyglyceryl-3, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, Corn starch modified, Alcohol, Aluminum hydroxide, Stearic acid, Sodium chloride, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG/PPG-20/15 dimethicone, Tocopheryl acetate, Fragrance, Hydroxypropyltrimonium maltodextrin crosspolymer, disodium EDTA, butylene glycol, glycerin, pentalyne glycol, cucumis melo (melon) fruit extract, biosaccharide gum-4, thermus thermophillus ferment, lapsana communis flower/stem extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, potassium sorbate, rhodiola rosea root extract, sodium lauryl sulfate, benzyl salicylate, geraniol, citronellol, benzyl benzoate, butylphenyl methylpropional, hydrxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, limonene, hexyl cinnamal, linalool.

on 1/24/2016 4:17:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I am reviewing the Clarins UV Plus HP Ecran Multi-protection SPF 40.

This is a Physical Sunscreen with active ingredient, Titanium Dioxide 8.1%. Titanium dioxide protects against UVB rays, but not the full spectrum of UVA rays. There is a lack of Zinc oxide to protect against the entire spectrum of UVB and UVA rays.

I have used this on my face and it did give me the slightest bit of white cast which is not detectable. It might be more visible on darker skintones from medium to dark. (I am NC15/NW15)

It did leave a dewy finish (somewhat identical to what you will describe a korean trend of shiny/dewy bb cushion finish at the moment), which is personal preference. I am okay with it, or you can easily mattify with some powder or makeup. Not a problem.

I have combination skin, oily T-zone but due to use of BP. My face is dry and a little flaky at times. Despite the dewy glow it gives, it is not moisturising for me although it is slightly better in comparison to Shiseido Gentle Sun Protection Lotion SPF 30 PA+++ (Chemical SS).

-The consistency is runny and easy to apply, leaves a smooth velvet finish upon application. Doesn't feel heavy at all.

- Heavily fragrance (I'm no fan)
- Costly
- Lack of Zinc oxide for full UVA and UVB protection

Ingredients: Active: Titanium Dioxide 8.1%; Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Corn Starch Modified, Alcohol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Lapsana Communis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Butyl Phenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I'm one of those girls obsessed with sunscreens. I don't like to get darker so being protected is a must for me. I have sensitive, mild rosacea that needs good protection, and so I assumed that buying sunscreen from a department store that has a big brand name would be the easy answer.

I went to Sephora to ask what the most popular sunscreen is and she pointed to the lancome, clarins, and shiseido one. To me they all seemed like It would be packed full of bad stuff, but because of the high reviews, I bought the Clarins Uv plus day screen sun protection.

I wore it for 1.5 years, all that time I had congested skin but I thought it was related to something else in my routine. I was able to forego the horrible old lady perfume that this sunscreen has (Seriously, it is a terrible smell!) for good sun protection.

I believed that this did protect me from the sun, however I realized the fragrance, alcohol, and other ingredients were making my skin clog like crazy! After 1.5 years, I stopped wearing it and my skin is looking sooooo much better.

Now I use a drug store one that does not leave me with congested face. Now I know expensive premier brand doesn't mean better. What works for one person doesn't work for others.

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on 7/30/2015 5:00:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

With my sensitive pale skin, prone to redness, I need daily spf. This doesn't break me out and honestly, that's enough for me. Leaves a terrible white cast in pics but works. No breakouts yet and have been using for 2 years.

on 4/13/2015 6:55:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Thanks for the recommendation MUA! It's a mineral screen so it should last without reapplying all day. I have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin and it's perfect. I'm in the UK where it has a pale pinky tint. It doesn't make me greasy/break out and gives a fab radiance under makeup. It seems to have a primer-esque effect that helps makeup last and slows down the oilies. Can manage without moisturiser when using this. The protection is really good as l've never burnt or reddened. The most that happens is a tight feeling around my nose/forehead after prolonged sunshine. I have a problem with prickly heat when using a normal sunscreen on my body but this never causes my skin to react. I'm so relieved to have found it.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

The best

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I like this. I live in the south at the beach so I go through sunscreen like crazy. This is a bit on the liquidy side but it is soft and smooths out nicely. It's kind of moisturizing but I would still use my regular moisturizer before putting this on. I put this on before I left my house, got stuck in traffic for an hour and it still worked for 3 hours while I was at the lake. I got a lil red (not much) on my shoulders with Wal-mart sunblock (40 spf) and none on my face with this so it must be good. I will say that it did make my face a lil oily by the end of the day. Also it does kind of leave a sheer white film on you that will dry and flake a bit, so watch for that if you are trying to us this with makeup. I've learned to not ware anything but maybe eyeliner when going to the beach or going to be in a lot of hot sun though. Anyways, all in all this is pretty good stuff but a bit overpriced. you can get way cheaper sunblock anywhere, that really isn't much different in quality.

on 2/28/2015 7:02:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This sunscreen is excellent. It's a bit pricey but this little bottle lasted me for at least 4 months even though I apply it once a day. The formula is not too thick but not too liquid either. All in all, in my opinion, this sunscreen is pure perfection.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a great sunscreen. It's fabulous under my mineral powder foundation and has no adverse effects. However, the size of the bottle is too small and it's just too expensive to justify buying it again. I would rather purchase Neutrogena SPF50+ or La Roche Posay Anthelios 50+. They do the same job and are much cheaper.

on 1/27/2015 5:29:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The product I'm reviewing is labeled slightly different from this one. It says BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 40 Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen Multi-Protection Anti-pollution/Oil-free. Anyway, I think it's the same one.

I got this suncreen as a sample from Clarins. It is the 3mL package which is very tiny, but it lasted me about 6 or 7 times, and I consider it pretty valuable when I looked up the price of it.

It's not waterproof which I'm ok with. The smell of it is very nice. The texture is watery, light, and non-greasy as it claims, so it is easy to apply. Did not irritate my skin or cause break out.

However, it's not transparent. It might leave white marks on your face if you don't apply it evenly, and it happened to me sometimes because my skin color isn't that light. Also, regardless of the color, it doesn't blends in with my skin.

Overall I recommend this product, although I won't buy it because it's way too pricey.

on 9/25/2014 10:35:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a great moisturizer with good level of UV/SPF protection. I love the texture of this product, milky and silky to the touch. Absorbs very quickly into skin. Does not love white cast as some SPF products can.

Did not cause break outs. I love this as much as my other choices for facial moisturizers with SPF: Peter Thomas Roth and Josie Maran. I will add this to my staple items.

Of note, my bottles have SPF 50 and not 40.

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