Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen | Review

 

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen - Rosy Glow

 

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be reviewing the Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen which I’ve been using since last summer. This has become one of my favorite sunscreens over time, not only for its stellar UV protection, but for its luminous, glow-imparting formula as well. This comes in 3 variants – Translucent, Rosy Glow and Fairness.

 

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen

 

  • The small bottle packaging is simple and sturdy. The cap screws on tightly, making it safe for travel. The dispensing mechanism is pressure controlled, the product comes out only when the bottle is squeezed.
  • The sunscreen is light weight, slightly runny in consistency and has a pleasant botanical scent.
  • It is oil-free (contains silicones though), doesn’t leave a sticky feeling on the skin and spreads easily.
  • It has a quick dry-down (as the alcohol in the formula evaporates) and it lasts through the day without getting greasy or melting off from my face.
  • It’s not particularly matte or hydrating so should work for all skin types. I recommend using a moisturizer meant for your skin type under this.

 

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen - Rosy Glow, Fairness

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen - Rosy Glow, Fairness

 

  • Rosy Glow contains a mild pinkish tint which brightens the skin and gives it a healthy, fresh glow. For no-makeup days, it is lovely as it improves the look of skin without having to add a layer of makeup.
  • Fairness variant contains soft bluish tint which also brightens the skin but I prefer the look of Rosy glow. I think the Fairness variant is best suited for very pale skin.
  • SPF 50 and PA+++ protection provides adequate cover from both UVB and UVA radiation.
  • Active ingredients for UV protection are Titanium Dioxide, Ethyl Hexyl Methoxycinnamate.
  • It also contains small amounts of antioxidants, mostly of plant origin – blackcurrant extract, cantaloupe melon extract, alpine sanicle extract, which help protect the skin from free radicals. Brownie points for the anti-ageing benefits!
  • Downsides? Contains alcohol, high % of silicone, fragrance – which can be irritants on very sensitive skin.
  • Priced at Rs 2750 for 50 ml. Available at Clarins counters in Shoppers Stop and Parcos stores.

 

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen

 

Overall, a really good sunscreen that is light weight enough (though not matte) for Indian weather conditions, doesn’t make the skin greasy, provides adequate sun protection through the day, and further antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits. Recommended!! I personally love the Rosy Glow variant and can see myself repurchasing this.

 

Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Sunscreen

 

Have you tried Clarins sunscreens? What’s your favorite sunscreen?

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Ankita!
    I haven’t tried Clarins sunscreen, yet I’m glad you reviewed it. I don’t know if it would fit my skin type and sun-protection need, and its price makes me skeptical about giving it a try.
    After your “5 top sunscreens for summer” video with Nykaa last year, I tried the Lotus herbal sunscreen-which felt too mat and dry for my face, before stumbling on my current favorite; L’Oreal UV Perfect sunscreen!
    The variant Aqua Essence looked too runny, so I went for the Even Complexion variant which is absolutely perfect that I still use it upto date! I ensure to apply concealer alongside with it, and it gives me a flawless skin for the summer. It’s a bit shinny though, so I sometimes set it with a loose powder and I’m good to go.

  2. Hi, Ankita, nicely reviewed. Never try so expensive sunscreen. I’m using Lotus herbals sunscreen for long and quite happy with it.

  3. Hi, Ankita.currently I am using Neutrogeno ultra sheer dry touch sunblock & as recommended by u in a recent Nykaa sale haul Vichy Ideal soleil 50. Not yet tried in products of Clarins. But I loved the review. It is a high end product. And not interested to buy also. I want to mention once again and I will always mention it that I love u r videos, ur way of demonstrating a product urges a feeling to buy it. I always go through ur video to buy a product. I have similar skin like u .but not as beautiful as u. I had a request can u plz suggest me few drugstore foundation for my combination skin specially using in summers.

  4. Hi Ankita 🙂 Detailed review again nicely done by you… It’s true as said by someone else also that even I go by your recommendation I always see your video and blog before purchasing anything:) Thanks a ton dear n good job done by you always:)

  5. Hi Ankita :)Currently I am using Neutrogena SunScreen and I love it 🙂 Detailed review again nicely done by you… It’s true as said by someone else also that even I go by your recommendation I always see your video and blog before purchasing anything:) Thanks a ton dear n good job done by you always:)

  6. Hey Ankita…:) How u doing…?? I like u r videos soo muchhh…My skin is super sensitive skin. Am coming to india for summer. Can u pls help me which is best sunscreen and i will get more sweaty in summer,, usually any creams will not be suit for me at all.. Can u Tell me which is good for my face…?? I do have some of acne..

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