Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop - peptide serum to keeps your skin young and clean

Monday, 29 October 2018

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop

A year ago I tried peptide serum for the first time of my life. I can admit - it changed my skin completely but there's something in a blue colour that made me wanna try another product from the Midnight Blue series - Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop - a serum for delaying ageing and improving wrinkles. Sounds like a miracle? I also added Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner and Klairs Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pad to my routine to get better effects and today I'm going to share with you my results. 


Klairs - couple words about the brand

Klairs is a Korean skincare brand with a motto "simple, but enough". The brand focuses on skin-friendly and animal-friendly products so most of the products are Vegan, cruelty-free and free from artificial fragrances or colourants. Klairs was one of the first brands I've tried and since then I have some products which I use or buy regularly. The Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop is not a new product since it was released over a year ago I guess it has already lots of fans all around the world. 

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop

Packaging, texture and scent 

There's something in this small bottle that makes me totally love it - the design is very simple, I would even say minimalistic. I don't know how about you but for me products with pipette are even better - especially if we talk about this one, do you believe that drops are blue? How is that possible? It's all because of Guaiazulene - a natural pigment derived from Azulene which by the way is distilled from Chamomile. The colour is really pretty and it's a pigment used in the whole Midnight Blue line but the scent of this product is not that obvious. I don't know if it's me or the product but it smells to me like... plastic. It smells bit burned, it smells like nothing else and describing the scent is really hard. If you mix a drop with a cream or just apply it on your face - you can't smell it anymore. The packaging is made out of glass so yes - you can recycle it, I'm not sure about pipette. 

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop Ingredients

sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-1, Butylene Glycol, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Guaiazulene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine

The ingredient's list is very short and it starts with peptides. sh-Oligopeptide-1 is also known as EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor). EGF is a guy that stimulates the cell growth and helps with wound healing so it can change your skin a bit like help with post-acne inflammation, wounds, fine lines, etc. I have to mention that EGF is a bit controversial since it's still a young ingredient and there are some talks that it might have some side effects but I guess we will need ages to find anything about it. sh-Polypeptide-1 is also known as Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor, similar to EGF it stimulates the cell growth. Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract - an antioxidant and source of anthocyanins. Adenosine is an ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties, it speeds up the healing process, promotes the collagen production and helps with skin barrier. The only ingredient that you might not like is PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil.

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop

Adding serum to my routine

I had quite a lot of problems with this product - how to add it to my routine? Where should I put it? This serum is liquid - just like a watery toner. It's a bit hard to apply that's why I mix it with Healing Serum twice a day. It's hard for me to say about wrinkles because it's not really my problem and I feel like wrinkles need more time to see the results but I totally see the difference with pores and my skin in general - it seems to be more healthy, glowy and pores seems to be cleaner. We all have pores but some of us have them more visible or less visible and if your pores are more visible keeping them clean can make them being less visible but also peptides can help them a lot. Similar to my previous experience with peptides, I see less acne on my skin, and during the time I used it I had no cysts. Acne scars and fresh wounds are getting healed quicker, that's why I like peptides a lot - since they seem to be better than lycopene. Product works perfectly with other skincare steps and I didn't get any comedogenic reactions or allergic reactions to the product. I only removed Vitamin C serum from my routine because I heard that Vitamin C and peptides don't really go well together - is it true? I didn't have time to read about it so just in case I removed it. 

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

In the package with serum, I got 2 other products Klairs Supple Preparation Toner and Klairs Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pad - I tried the toner before, even the unscented version and the comparison between Scented and Unscented one. The travel size toner I got was really nice and it lasts longer than normal toners I used before. The scent doesn't really bother me, the toner is hydrating and my face like it a lot but if you have sensitive skin the unscented version might be better for you. The full review of the Toner in unscented version you can find here

Klairs Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pad

Klairs Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pad

The toner pads I got are a bit different than European pads and they might be a huge surprise for people in Europe since rayon pads are not a thing. Rayon is a fiber made out of the regenerated cellulose fiber. It can fake the different textures. These pads are made with pulp and rayon blend. We've got 2 different types of pads here - compressed cotton ones which are very thing and bit harder than European ones but somehow I prefer them more because they don't feel bad in touch - you know this thing like people hate noises like scratching on the chalkboard with the nails? I have a similar thing with styrofoam and cotton wool. When I was a kid, cotton pads weren't popular - we used cotton wool to remove makeup and I still remember how horrible in touch it was. Some cotton pads still have this feeling (usually the poorly done, cheap ones) so the compressed cotton is like a dream of mine. The sponge ones work great for 5-minute DIY toner mask, they are way different than normal pads and they might feel even weirder to use but they do really work as a DIY mask. 

Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop

Klairs - how much it costs?

Overall, the whole set itself really fits my skin needs. I was happy to try the peptide serum and for sure it's not the last time I've tried it. Toner is one of the best toners I've tried and cotton pads surprised me with 2 different types of pads in one package. Do I recommend this set yes? What about prices? Klairs Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop costs $30 for 20 ml, the price is not low but peptides, in general, are more expensive but it's totally worth to spend more to see the results. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner costs $22 for 180 ml, it's quite a lot for a toner but it lasts longer than average toner. Klairs Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pad costs $7 for 120 pcs (2x60pcs) it's hard to tell me if it's a lot or not. All of these products you can find on Althea. 

Do you use peptides in your routine? Have you ever tried any Klairs products? Let me know.


*** This post was made in collaboration with Althea, even though it still shows my personal opinion on the topic and product***

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