I’m really into Klairs, the vegan and cruelty-free Korean-beauty line that prioritizes using simple ingredients in order to help those with sensitive, problem-prone skin. As someone with sensitive, problem-prone skin, I closely follow Klairs’s product launches, and find myself reaching for my Juiced Vitamin C Serum (which gently but effectively brightens skin and helps control hyperpigmentation) and Calming Cream (a lifesaver for when my skin is acting pissed off) almost every day. Klairs is less ubiquitous in the United States than say, Cosrx (which you can now impulse-buy at New York shops like Ricky’s and C.O. Bigelow), and instead can only be bought at stores that specialize in K-beauty. (Again, if you’re in New York, at a store like my beloved oo35mm in Chinatown.) I love the Klairs things I already have, but because I’ve been itching to try more, I was very pleased to discover that Soko Glam is offering 20 percent off of all Klairs items (with the code KLAIRS20) until tomorrow, April 4. To test a few things, and repurchase some of my empties, I bought a handful of items. Here’s everything I added to my cart, if you feel like taking the easy route to combing through this sale.
The products I bought
I first purchased this cream on an impulse during a previous Soko Glam sale, and am so happy I did. If you suffer from redness, irritation, or just generally “angry” skin, you must try this. This moisturizer is calming and soothing and works wonders whenever your skin is just straight-up acting out. I once put this on a sunburn and it helped reduce the burn a lot in just a few days. It’s also not super heavy, so it’s also great for oily skin.
As I prepare for spring, I’m seriously in the market for new sunscreens that work well and do not make me break out. Everyone swears this sunscreen is super lightweight, absorbs quickly, and looks completely neutral on the skin. People have even reported that this sunscreen not only doesn’t break you out, but prevents breakouts due to the niacinamide in it. Insane. Needless to say, I’ll be testing this out on my family vacation next week.
I have been dying to try this mask, which can be used as a sleeping mask, a wash-off mask, or a moisturizer, depending on what your skin is craving. Packed with niacinamide, this mask is supposed to be incredible when it comes to smoothing, moisturizing, and brightening your skin. Apparently, the combination of this mask with the Klairs Vitamin C Serum (up next) is next level.
An old favorite of mine from the Google doc, and an incredible dupe for the very pricey (but equally iconic) Drunk Elephant Vita-C. The thing that’s great about this serum is that it’s effective at brightening and helping you get rid of any acne scars, but it’s also relatively low in concentration. So, if you’re looking to try out a vitamin C serum for the first time, and aren’t so sure how your skin will respond, this is the perfect one to get started.
I didn’t buy this, but it intrigues me
As someone whose skin is constantly dried out, I’m always looking for serums that can give me a boost of hydration without being too intense or break me out. This gently hydrating serum from Klairs has been getting rave reviews for its light but effective treatment that doesn’t make your skin feel oily or heavy. Intrigued!
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