Oh lookee what will be available at our local Clarins counters come March/April 2013!
Not to be outdone by the many brands who already have BB (and maybe even CC) creams in their arsenal, Clarins too will launch a product called the Clarins UV Plus HP BB cream SPF40. This will be launched under the UV Plus HP range in Asia, the sunscreen range, as it were.
Does it fascinate you? I do like the Clarins UV Plus sunscreen so I will confess this intrigues me. I have a little more info for you but will only be able to tell you more in detail in a couple of months when its out.
From what I can tell, the Clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream is a sunscreen first, and a foundation second. It offers SPF40 protection and looks to have a thicker texture than the beige tinted sunscreen for better coverage and a more unified skintone.
Like the other products in the UV Plus HP range, it protects skin from UVA and UVB rays, and prevents formation of dark spots. Apparently, it feels light on skin and offers good even coverage and a matte finish.
However, it comes only in 1 shade (I believe) so its going to be interesting to see how it fares for me. From my experience, anything that comes in just 1 shade is usually half to 1 shade too dark for me but will likely suit the majority except those who are more tanned.
We’ll know once its out :)
Does this intrigue you?
Incidentally, I found out that the rest of the world gets a product called the Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF25 which comes in 3 shades – Light, Medium and Dark. Musings of a Muse has information on that here. However, we in the Asia-Pacific region will not get that one, but the one I’ve featured here. I don’t know, go figure! I’ll have more info and hopefully a review for you once its launched – wait up for that if you’re interested :)
Clarins UV Plus HP BB Cream SPF40 Price: RM158/30ml Availability: March/April 2013 at Clarins counters