2005 saw the launch of UV PLUS SPF 40, formulated for ladies living in the city who are constantly exposed to harmful UVA & UVB rays and other external aggressors.
In 2011, Clarins takes daily skin care protection one step further – the UV PLUS HP formula has been enhanced with a cantaloupe melon extract that is selected for its exceptional concentration of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme with antioxidant benefits that neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals on the skin.
CLARINS UV PLUS HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 (S$74)
This triple anti-UV Protector has a lightweight and comfortable texture that forms a protective veil that is ideal for daily use. It contains 100& mineral screen and is formulated for even the most sensitive skin.
If you have tried various sunscreens, notice that those with high SPF tend to have thick, sticky consistencies and extremely unblendable. Such inconveniences do not apply here.
Available in 2 versions: the transparent UV Protector does not leave any white traces nor streak marks despite being packed with SPF 40. Another alternative is the pink-tinted formula that enhances the radiance of your complexion. [ Also available in Beige ]
The milky consistency of the sunscreen is lightweight and moisturizing; blends into my skin leaving it silky smooth without any of that dreadful streaks. The oil-free content also goes well with my combination which has the tendency to oil up with any given chance – it sinks into my skin completely and rarely arises the occasion to blot.
On days when I am home-bound and have to face the monitor the whole day, I choose to wear just sunscreen to protect my skin against radiation from the screen. As mineral products can cause skin to dry, I recommend applying on prior a hydrating serum to avoid any flaking occurrence, which unfortunately happened upon using it solely after toning. This sunscreen also doubles up as a primer to prolong makeup. Opt for the tinted version for a radiant, dewy finish.
Calculating your recommended SPF
The following indicates each skin type and amount of time you can stay safely in the sun before your skin starts to burn.
Olive skin – 15 minutes
Dark skin – 20 minutes
Simply multiply the sun safety time for your skin type with the SPF listed on your UV Protector: eg. I have fair skin(10 mins) X SPF 40 = 400 mins, tantamount to 6 hours of sun protection.