Hey Kanvas Kult! Your sensitive skin gal Hannah is back to give you the DL of the highly rated Midnight Blue Calming Cream from Dear, Klairs. TL;DR I’ve been using this on and off for 3 months now. It is such a great product to have for my ‘bad skin' days.
If my skin is feeling a bit damaged, this blue hued Calming Cream is my go-to as the final step in my routine to treat stuff like pimples, sunburns and even that tingling redness after a hot shower (gotta be looking fresh for that 9am Zoom call). If you're like me and have sensitive skin on the dry side, I would recommend pairing this product with a good moisturiser underneath (rather than using it as a standalone cream). If I skipped this step, I noticed I'd wake up with slightly dehydrated skin.
The Midnight Blue Calming Cream is jam-packed with ingredients focused on healing rather than hydrating. That's not to say it's completely devoid of great humectants;
- There’s Sodium Hyaluronate in there to smooth and plump oilier or combination skin.
- There's also Shea Butter to help create a chill barrier that seals everything in.
But these are the two hero ingredients:
- Centella Asiatica extract; used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb, studies suggest that it can help heal wounds, treat minor burns and combat stretch marks/scars. When mixed into skincare, the benefits are focused around reducing redness and irritation.
- Guaiazulene (0.3%) is what makes this stuff blue. It's more than just a pretty colour - like Centella, it's widely used to help fight redness.
This cream has been such a lifesaver to soothe my skin whenever it's gotten angry and inflamed. I've found it’s worked best to settle those pimples nice and quickly (try it on maskne). I think it's secured a permanent place in my skin care routine!