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Battle of the Best: Klairs Physical Sunscreen vs Chemical Sunscreen

May 12 2020

There is no better way to celebrate the start of summer than to sit down and have a conversation about sunscreen! Wishtrend is excited to share probably one of the most exciting news in the summer skincare category. Klairs just launched a new sunscreen, Mid day Blue UV Shield that is designed to not only effectively protect the skin from UV rays but is fresh, calming and light on the skin! The new calming sunscreen now makes Klairs a skincare brand that offers not just one but two different types of susncreens! One is a physical sunscreen and the other is a chemical sunscreen. Now the question is, which one will work best for your skin and how are they different?

 

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The 2 different types of sunscreen from Klairs

 

How is Physical sunscreen & Chemical sunscreen different? 

 

If you follow skincare, you would apply sunscreen religously. But can you pinpoint the different types of sunscreen and how they are different in character and effect on the skin? Before we jump into curating the best sunscreen for you from Klairs, let’s take this time to first learn the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen. 

 

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The characteristic of ‘chemical susncreen’

 

 

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The characteristic of ‘physical sunscreen’

 

 

Chemical sunscreen and physical sunscreen both have their own benefits and drawbacks and the preference between the two highly depends on one’s personal skin types, conditions and preference in texture and effect on the skin. Chemical sunscreen usually 1) contains organic compounds and 2) is absorbers of UV rays as it absorbs into the skin when applied. Think of it as a sun protector that protects the skin from UV rays with chemical reaction beneath the surface of the skin. Chemical sunscreens tend to 3) come with lighter and non-sticky texture and 4) spreads more easily than physical sunsreen. However since it absorbs into the skin and it has the chance to clog the pores and must be applied minutes before you step out to the sun. 

 

Find the chemical sunscreen from Klairs at Wishtrend

Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++

 

For physical sunscreen, it 1) contains active mineral ingredients such as titaninum dioxide or zinc dioxide which functions on the surface of the skin. It 2) offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays and is generally a broad-spectrum. Since it 3) works on the surface of the skin and doesn’t seap into the skin, it is 4) less likely to be pore-clogging. If you are in a rush reach out for a physical susncreen to make sure your skin is protected from the rays of sun. However, unlike chemical sunscreen, it can rub off or be removed due to sweats so reapplication every few hours is a must. Also, expect to witness a tone-up effect on the skin when it comes to physical sunscreen. The level of tone-up differs among different sunscreen products. 

 

Find the physical sunscreen from Klairs at Wishtrend

Mid Day Blue UV Shield

 

Best of the best: Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence vs Klairs Mid day Blue UV Shield

 

Yes, like mentioned above, both chemical and physical sunscreen both have their own set of pros and cons. So it all comes down to figuring out which type works better on your skin and finding the one that really minimized the cons. And brand like Klairs really managed to come up with sunscreen that managed to compromise the dissatisfaction customers might have. 

 

So, how are they different?

 

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Customer Reviews

 

[Klairs] Soft Airy UV Essence: “Silky non heavy sunscreen” ★

Really great silky sunscreen, nothing like heavy sunscreens you find outside of Korea. Easy absorbed and great protection. I also love that there are skincare ingredients in it so that it does more than just protect my skin! Kevin Ta****

 

[Klairs] Mid day Blue UV Shield: Something that I needed for humid summer

I always lean to sunscreen products that are fresh and light on the skin since I don’t enjoy the greasiness of certain sunscreen products out there. I enjoyed the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence however, at times when it gets really humid or at times when my skin turns oily, I needed something more light and fresh. When I had the chance to test out the Klairs Mid day Blue UV Shield, it really resolved the struggles I had with other sunscreen. And with the calming property thanks to Guaiazulene, I feel even safer under the strong rays! – Gina M****

 

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