Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen offers a lightweight, non-oily formula that uses non-chemical ingredients to protect from the sun, while providing a base that reviewers say not only leaves a smooth foundation that doesn't tint skin tone but also makes it easy to apply makeup on top of the sunscreen.
Chemical-free and easy to use with makeup. Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen protects from the sun using physical blockers instead of chemical blockers, and reviewers say that it goes on easily and allows for makeup to be applied over top without any side effects like discoloration. Several contributors to MakeupAlley.com note that some sunscreens have a tendency to dry out the skin and roll into little balls after a little while, but that Clarins did neither and lasted longer than competing products they had used previously.
Lightweight feel, but strong odor. Many reviewers on Amazon.com prefer Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen because of its lightweight and non-oily formula that doesn't make the skin feel heavy. Some contributors like the smell, which is pleasant and not a typical sunscreen smell. However, others say that the smell was a little overpowering, especially for those looking to apply other fragrances over top. The product absorbs quickly into the skin, although if there is a moisturizer underneath, it takes longer to dry.
Over 220 contributors to MakeupAlley.com give Clarins UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40 an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 lipsticks because it has a lightweight, non-oily, smooth texture and uses physical blockers instead of harsh chemicals for sun protection.
Review: Sunscreen - Clarins - UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of June 2014
2. Real Simple
Real Simple picks the best sunscreens for protecting the face and body from sun damage, in no particular order and without any published testing methods. They name Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen their pick for those who generally prefer not to wear sunscreen under their makeup because it doesn't tint skin or contain oil.
Review: The Best Sunscreens (and Summer Skin-Care Tips), Sally Wadyka, Not Dated
Over 20 contributors to Amazon.com give Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars because it goes on smoother and is longer lasting than many other sunscreens -- while not being heavy on the skin -- and uses a non-chemical approach to sunscreen that smells and feels better than competitors'.
Review: Clarins by Clarins: UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection SPF 40 UVA-UVB/PA+++/Oil-Free--/1.7OZ, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2014