The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum is one of the first Klairs product I tried, but I’ve been hesitant to review it until now because it was, well…not very exciting. But just because it’s not exciting doesn’t mean it’s not incredible for my skin…
This is a medium-weight serum that promises to hydrate and soothe even the most sensitive skin. It comes in a dark pump bottle, which is nice because it minimizes the ingredients exposure to light and makes for an easy + hygienic application.
Water, Sodium hyaluronate, Butylene glycol, Peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, Dimethyl sulfone, Betaine, Natto gum, Disodium edta, Centella asiatica extract, Licorice root extract, Carbomer, Arginine, Lysine hcl, Proline, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Acetyl methionine, Theanine, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl acetate, Illicium verum(anise) fruit extract, Citrus paradisi(grapefruit) fruit extract, Nelumbium speciosum flower extract, Paeonia suffruticosa root extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, Panthenol, Luffa cylindrica fruit/leaf/stem extract, Beta-glucan, Althaea rosea flower extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Perfume, Portulaca oleracea extract, Apium graveolens (celery) extract, Brassica oleracea capitata (cabbage) leaf extract, Brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) extract, Brassica rapa (turnip) leaf extract, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit/leaf/stem extract
At first glance the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum has an impressive list of ingredients, including plenty of beneficial plant extracts and amino acids. It also doesn’t contain alcohol or any potential acne triggers, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
Unfortunately many of the plant extracts are listed towards the end of the list, and considering how Korean cosmetics order their ingredient list, those plant extracts may not be enough have any positive impact on our skin.
But it makes my skin feel so good!
Despite whatever shortcomings (if you can even call it that) this serum has with its ingredients, it really lives up to its claim of hydrating and soothing my skin. The serum itself has a clear and slightly tacky texture, but spreads and absorbs quite quickly.
The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum is my go-to when my skin feels dry, irritated, or when I’ve just used an active in my routine (which usually results in the dry + irritated status anyways). While it wasn’t a regular in my routine, it definitely became one when I started using Retinol, and now my Curology prescription which contains Tretinoin/Retin-A. I’m 99% sure this serum is the reason why my skin hasn’t thrown a temper tantrum (yet), and for that I’m truly grateful.
Excellent ingredients with no alcohol or acne triggers
Hygienic + easy to use packaging
Lives up to its claim to really soothe and hydrate the skin
Perfect for all skin types, even sensitive skin
A must-have in any skincare wardrobe
Many of the plant extracts are at the end of the ingredients list
Sometimes you don't appreciate how amazing a product is until your skin really needs it. Such is the case with the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum. It was nice before I started using Retinol (now replaced with my Curology prescription) daily, but now it's like nice. It's definitely better and more affordable than my old favorite Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster, and I'd recommend this to anyone looking to some extra hydration + TLC in their skincare routine.