Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Review : Clarins Whitening Velvet Emulsion SPF20 PA+++
The moisturizing day care which ensures bright, radiant, comfortable and matte skin, all day long. Protects against pollution and UV rays. Make-up is easier to apply and long wearing.
Main Ingredients :
Sea Lily extract : controls the extension of dendrites, the "arms" of melanocytes which deliver melanin to cells in the epidermis
Alchemilla extract : slows the excessive transfer of melanin to the epidermis
Raspberry Extract, Vitamin C derivative and Biotin (Vitamin B8) – Slows the synthesis of melanin
I received a complimentary sachet from Clarins, as part of the members' perks. It gave me more than a week of usage, however because I had a bout of seborrheic dermatitis ( again!! ), I tend to use this emulsion on those non-flaky parts since I am using the prescribed lotion on those affected parts (mainly on the T-zone). I also did use on the whole face, after I have recovered from my seborrheic dermatitis condition but thats only for a day before I used up the whole sachet.
White in colour, this oil-free emulsion acts like a moisturiser and is to be used after toner. Lightweight in texture, it sinks into the skin fast, leaving a smooth, soft and bright canvas in its place. Typical of Clarins products, it has a light floral scent which disappeared quickly once applied. It is enriched with Meadowsweet extract to moisturise and protects skin from shine so that the skin stays matte while the make-up stays longer.
Personally, I do think that SPF20 is not sufficient under our humid weather so its best to layer with another sunscreen for added protection. In terms of ingredients, it has a high alcohol content and most of the main ingredients are found at the bottom of the list which represent a lower concentration of them.
That said, the 2nd ingredient is Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, a chemical sunscreen which can help protect against sunburn and other skin damage caused by UV light by absorbing UV radiation. However, EWG did give it a low to moderate concern.
Source : Clarins