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Another product I received from LoveMyCosmetics as part of their ambassador program for the Korean brand Klairs is the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish. I talked about the Klairs Gentle Black Cleansing Oil previously, so now it is time for the product that pairs up perfectly with the oil cleanser. By now those who are reading my blog for some time know how much I love the products from this brand. I almost tried all their products at least once and they never disappoint me. A good thing is also that Klairs frequently updates their products regarding their ingredients or their packaging and volume. I also did a review for this scrub in the past, but since then the product has been updated:
Klairs is a Korean brand which is eco-friendly, producing products which are animal-testing-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, artificial-color-free and recently they are vegan, too. Their products address people with sensitive skin and people who want to moisturize their skin. I reviewed some of their products before, like the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum or the Klairs Midnight Blue Cream, which both convinced me in their effects. I also love the Klairs Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, which by the way has been updated and improved, too. Their saying “Simple but Enough” really nails it and I think that many people will agree in that point with me.
The Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish is a peeling mask containing sugar to make your skin smooth and supple. The black sugar also helps to reduce the appearance of blackheads and yet the mask doesn’t make your skin feel dry afterwards. In the past my first remark about the product was the small size of the jar. In the past the jar only contained 60 g and was quite expensive regarding the small volume. Now, they changed the size to 110 g, which is almost double in size. Definitely love this renewal already!
But how did the product itself change, and how has it been reformulated? As usual, Klairs shows also english description on their cardboard boxes. Lucky to all of us who do not speak Korean, but love Korean cosmetics brands. Comparing the two ingredients lists >>here<< (old one) and >>here<< (reformulated) we can see that the ingredients list is as short as before. What strikes my eyes directly is that they have removed Beeswax and replaced it with microcrystalline wax. This makes the product free from animal based ingredients and therefore can be labelled vegan and fully cruelty-free. The Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish is also free from silicone and pigments. The full ingredients are listed below:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Black Strap Powder, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Candelilla Wax Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Microcrystalline Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Powder, Fragrance, Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil
Another change for me was that they included a spatula! The old version didn’t include anything like that, but now you can use the plastic spoon to keep your jar as clean as possible.
Luckily, the texture of the product didn’t change at all! It still has the same texture as before: a thick, brown and grainy paste that spreads smoothly. It reminds a bit of butter and you can definitely feel that it also contains shea butter after all. The sugar particles are coarse enough to give your skin a mechanical exfoliation.
When hearing mechanical exfoliation people with sensitive skintypes run away as quickly as they can. But you shouldn’t! This is where the cleansing oil comes in handy: if you want the texture to me more gentle just add a pump or two of cleansing oil (or water). This will make the sugar particles melt a bit and makes the polish so much more gentle. I remember I loved using the combination in winter and it helped me to get rid of flaky skin while keeping my skin nourished due to the oils in both products.
I really love the fact that Klairs really listened to the critics of their products and made all these changes. These were also part of my remarks in the past: the volume and spatula. I also love how Klairs tries to make all their products not only cruelty-free, but also vegan. I wish that more brands would listen to their customer reviews like they did here! The scrub retails for 23,95 € from LoveMyCosmetics. Oh, and here is a little bonus for my lovely readers: You can get a discount of 10% using the coupon code “misslavenklairs” while shopping on LoveMyCosmetics!
Did you try the Sugar Scrub from Klairs?
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.lovemycosmetic.de/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.