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Clarins UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection

What it is:A day cream that protects the skin from the sun, environmental pollution, and free radicals. What it is formulated to do:This sheer, oil-free formula offers triple protection. It shields the skin from sun damage, fights wrinkles and DNA damage, and delivers a dose of Clarins powerhouse antioxidant complex to fight wrinkle-causing free radical damage.
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Questions & Answers for Clarins UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection

Question
outdoor activity?
I was wondering how this would hold up for outdoor sports and at the pool when sweating?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(cincinatti ,OH)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I wouldn't recommend this product as your 'outdoors' sunscreen since the active ingredient (titanium dioxide) doesn't provide broad spectrum protection against all UVA (aging) rays. You won't get a sunburn using it, since it protects against all UVB (burning) rays, but you can still have some sun damage. I can see why it might work for minimal sun exposure (like driving to work), but not when you're outside and need full protection.

To ensure broad spectrum coverage, make sure that titanium dioxide is supplemented with zinc (a physical sunblock) or abenvazone (a chemical sunscreen).

Cheers!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
I would not recommend this product for sports or any type of activity that is going to cause sweating, especially if you have easily irritated skin. I put some on when I went to work out in our family garden and I felt burning sensations. After I took a shower I saw red patches on my skin. As I've read in other reviews, its not waterproof and wouldn't be the best of sunscreens for sports or swimming.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
savviebaby
(Tennessee)
answer 3
Holds up well with sweating.....I wore it under make up in Texas, and it didn't make my face oily.
As with any sun block you need to re-apply after a good swim,,,but this stuff is great.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
dsw41
(NM)
answer 4
My son spent entire day in pool, ocean and playing on beach...no sunburn OR acne!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ksjmom
(Birmingham)
answer 5
This is not water resistant and I don't find it to be very sweat resistant. It's great for normal daily activity, but not so much for heavy sweating situations. For heavy sweating days, I switch to Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, spf 60, which has the same sheer and liquidy texture as this Clarins, but is very water resistant.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 6
It is not water-resistant and will need to be reapplied VERY frequently if you are in the water or sweating profusely. La Roche Posay has a new water-resistant SPF 50 (all titanium dioxide like this one) that would be a better choice, but this stiff is FABULOUS for all other sun protection needs!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
proftrish
(Long Island, NY)
answer 7
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
can I apply it on top of my moisturizer ?
I just want to make sure I can still apply my moisturizer with this product
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
superhh
(PA)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, in fact I highly recommend that a moisterizer be used with it because it can be a little drying depending on your skin type.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
savviebaby
(Tennessee)
answer 2
I live in a humid climate and still have combo skin, so I just apply the sunscreen over my serum. The sunscreen isn't "moisturizing", but isn't drying at all, so the serum + sunscreen works perfectly for my skin and climate.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 3
Yes you can, be sure to let your moisturizer set first and then apply the Clarins Day Screen. Never, ever apply moisturizer AFTER applying sunscreen of any kind because sunscreens are designed to adhere to the skin and applying moisturizer on top of them can compromise this.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
proftrish
(Long Island, NY)
answer 4
The instructions on the box say "Apply after your daytime moisturizer. Facilitates make-up."
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
starliteyes
answer 5
I would apply your moisturizer first then this product.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
beautyfreak2
(Bay Area)
answer 6
Yes, I would apply my regular moisturizer, wait a bit for it to thoroughly sink-in (so my skin wasn't at all tacky), then apply the sunblock. No problem.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bklynbengal
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
ok for acne prone,sensitive skin?
I have combo skin which is acne prone especially with sunscreens.I have tried so many sunscreens for my face I have lost count!Is this product good for my skin type?if not,does anyone have any recomendations?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(cincinatti ,OH)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's great for acne prone skin. I have a mild case of acne and slight scarring on my cheeks and after using clarins, I've seen improvement in the scarring.
answered 3 years ago
danmot
(Miami, FL)
answer 2
I have very acne-prone skin. The shisheido sunscreens have given me terrible acne, for instance. This hasn't been a problem so far. I have only used it for a few weeks, though.
answered 3 years ago
kgreear
(Whitewood, South Dakota)
answer 3
I have acne prone skin as well; and I found this product to be great as far as it did not break me out with blemishes at all. However, it can be a little drying on some areas of the face for us ladies with combination-skin so make sure to use a moisterizer. Also, if you have sensitive skin (other than acne prone), I would try a sample first because while it did not break me out, it caused redness/burning sensations on my face after some use.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
savviebaby
(Tennessee)
answer 4
PERFECT for acne prone skin! I'm 47 and it was also great for my very dry skin
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ksjmom
(Birmingham)
answer 5
I also have combo skin and this sunscreen doesn't add any oil or pore-clogging stuff to my face. It is delivered in a very sheer, liquidy format rather than a greasy or heavy feeling that you get with a lot of sunscreens.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 6
I have VERY clog- and acne-prone sensitive skin and I have no problems with this, but of course everyone's skin is different. I found that my issue was zinc oxide sunscreen; this has only titanium dioxide, and it has been great! This is definitely worth a try.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
proftrish
(Long Island, NY)
Question
color of this product
I know there are two colors of this product which is white and pinkish.
I'm looking for a pinkish one. is this one white? or pinksih?
Thanks :)
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Redding, CA)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
5 answers
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answer 1
The one I got is white and melts right into the skin
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
paxie
(Dallas, PA)
answer 2
The lotion looks white, but goes on clear. The pink-ish one is only in Asia, I believe.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 3
this one is white.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
maruichi
(beijing, china)
answer 4
pretty sure it's white but liquidy & blends in
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
TallGirlInHeels
(Oshkosh, WI)
answer 5
This comes as a white liquid/lotion.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
athingofbeauty
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
This or the other uv plus day screen?
What's the difference other than the more affordable price and the added HP? And does this only contain either zinc or titanium oxide, for physical blockers. I cannot use any chemical sunscreens.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
andy101
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
5 answers
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answer 1
Both this and the old formula contain titanium dioxide-only active sunscreen ingredients. The new formula adds melon, lemon and Linalool (another citrus extract), which may cause sensitivity in some people. Additionally, people who are allergic to melon could potentially have problems. Both formulas are designed to be lightweight.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
proftrish
(Long Island, NY)
answer 2
I spoke with someone directly at Clarins and the difference in formula is the melon (cantaloupe). Same use of Titanium Dioxide.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lcortina
answer 3
I have not tried this formula yet but I understand from the ingredients that it contains Cucumis Melo (Melon) which is a key ingredient that the Meaningful Beauty ( Cindy Crawford) skincare line also uses which I have also used for the past 2 years. It has made my skin younger looking and sumptiously dewy. I use the Clarins UVPlus Day Screen SPF40which has the PA+++ on the label. It is the best sunscreen - not greasy, goes on matte/not white and I lament that it took me 30 years to find the right sunscreen. See if you can get a sample of both and see which one you prefer.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
nan2011
(Petaluma, CA)
answer 4
I used the old version of this for years and it was perfect. The new formula contains Cantaloupe, meant for its enzymatic quality, which causes my skin irritation. Older version is far better, especially for sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lcortina
answer 5
This is a really good question, one that I asked the salesperson at Sephora. He wasn't sure, thought it had to do with new packaging (that was the only thing he could attribute the price differential to). Perhaps someone else from Sephora can jump in to confirm this or provide a better explanation?
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bklynbengal
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
PA value???
Hello,
Does anyone know the PA value of this sunscreen???
Thank you :D
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
moontoki21
(Chicago,IL)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
4 answers
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answer 1
The only active sunscreen ingredient in this sunscreen is Titanium Dioxide. Titanium Dioxide does not protect against long UVA rays which is why most mineral sunblocks combine zinc oxide with titanium oxide. Zinc Oxide blocks against both long and short UVA rays whereas Titanium Dioxide alone does not. With that being said, any sunscreen is better than none at all
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
rhedwat
(thousand oaks, ca)
answer 2
Hello,
I am the person who asked this question.
I meant the PA value, as in PA+++ or PA++...etc.
the UVA protection degree, not the value of the product.
If anyone knows, please tell me! :D
Thank you!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
moontoki21
(Chicago,IL)
answer 3
when i was at the store the sa explained to me that the tester was the same formula/product as the new one there was just a different bottle & different price & a little more product too...hope this helps
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
TallGirlInHeels
(Oshkosh, WI)
answer 4
the value is around 40 dollars!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
samirak
(Aventura, Fl)
Question
Does this provide broad spectrum sun protection?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
tbullock
(Vancouver, BC)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
4 answers
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answer 1
Since it is titanium dioxide only, it is NOT broad spectrum. Titanium dioxide protects against the full spectrum of UVB (burning) rays, and against some UVA (aging) rays, but not all of them. In order to be broad spectrum, titanium dioxide has to supplemented by zinc oxide (a physical sunblock that offers full UVA/UVB spectrum), or abenvazone (a chemical sunscreen that protects specifically against UVA rays).

I think the other two reviewers are incorrect. For reference, my sources are plenty of online publications by dermatologists, and you can verify on Wikipedia, WebMD, and LiveStrong.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
YES!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ksjmom
(Birmingham)
answer 3
It has titanium dioxide as the only active sunscreen ingredient, and yes that provides full-spectrum physical sunscreen protection.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
proftrish
(Long Island, NY)
answer 4
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How to use with Tinted Moisturizer?
I use Bobbi Brown's Tinted Moisturizer; if I were add this SPF to my regiment should I apply it first, let it dry, then apply the TM? For those who aren't familiar with Bobbi Brown's TM, its very thick and pigmented (similar to Laura Mercier) so I suspect that applying the SPF serum on top of it would cause it to look very strange/may not soak in.

If anyone has knowledge on this, I'd really appreciate it!
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
tatumb
(Los Angeles, CA)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
3 answers
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answer 1
I would definitely apply the Clarins first and then let it soak in for a minute before applying your TM. This will create a very smooth base for your foundation. I do the same routine every day (not with the bobbi brown, but with a regular foundation). It will help your foundation glide on even smoother.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
tmcop
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
I have heard that it is not a good idea to mix SPF products. I would use BB's when you want to have some color coverage and this one by itself.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jennybizzle
(Raleigh NC)
answer 3
you would want to use this under tm
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
TallGirlInHeels
(Oshkosh, WI)
Question
Can I use this product over Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector on my oily, acne prone skin?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(South Bend, Indiana)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
3 answers
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answer 1
I waited about 10 minutes after I applied moisturizer and Dark spot corrector and then I applied the Clarins sunscreen. I would not use this alone as a moisturizer. I do want o say that I have ombination skin (oily T-zone) and this sunscreen caused me to break out (acne) in my t-zone after only 2days of use so this may not be the right sunscreen for someone with oily skin. However, that was just my experience. You can try for yourself.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kbattgirl
(Bothell, WA)
answer 2
I don't know if this product is getting good with Clinique, but this product is absolutely good for acne skin. I am a combination skin with acne, and I feel this is very light weighted and not cause acne. It won't make me oily even in the hardest summer!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
monoray
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 3
I've used it on top of the Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, and I do find that the UV Plus adds some moisture (not a lot) to the whole mix. I was also using a moisturizer on top of the Even Better Clinical, under the UV Plus. I do have some issues with acne (mostly controlled by my skincare), and I did not have any issues with using this with the Even Better, but if you tend towards oily skin, I would skip moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
BeautyGeek3368
(Detroit, MI)
Question
Does this go over your moisturizer?
In the title it says day screen dies that mean that it goes over your moisturizer?
similar to how sunblock would?-Or do i just use this alone as a moisturizer?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
jenrubgarc
(silver spring)
on UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen Multi-Protection
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I put this on over my moisturizer. I would did not use it as a moisturizer. You can find some products that are moisturizers with SPF combined but this is not one of those.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kbattgirl
(Bothell, WA)
answer 2
It has some moisturizing and antioxidant properties but the package insert says that it is to be applied over your moisturizer - so it's not a moisturizer on it's own.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
tmcop
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Yes. It is very light weight, so you should not notice it adding any additional moisture. Unless you have extremely oily skin, I would definitely recommend using a moisturizer under this product.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
curlygirl910
(Northville, MI)
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