Today I’ll be reviewing KLAIRS Supple preparation all-over lotion
KLAIRS is a a brand that prides itself on creating products with no harsh ingredients and involves no animal cruelty. (Klairs is a cruelty free brand BUT overall, is not a Vegan brand, meaning that there are some products with beeswax and honey in them. However, there are Vegan items which do not include beeswax and honey as their ingredients.)
Price: $45 AUD from the Boniik Store, Town Hall.
This moisturiser is definitely on the more pricier side upfront, which comes to $0.18 per ml or $1.80 per 10ml.
The packaging of the moisturiser itself is a simple squeeze tube which may be risky for those airplane rides if the safety seal(the silver round sticker that’s on the entrance) has been taken off. For such a large volume of moisturiser, I think that this moisturiser is at risk of spillage when travelling. But overall, as it is a squeeze tube, not much product gets lost as compared to pump bottles.
Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Beta-Glucan, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Cyclopentasiloxane, Betaine, Ceramide NP, Polyquaternium-51, PEG-100 Stearate, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Arginine, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Natto Gum, Centella Asiatica Extract, Disodium EDTA, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine
More than 50% of the ingredients are plant derived/plant based including
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract which enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. (Source)
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil is normally used as skin conditioning agents, surfactants, emulsion stabilisers and viscosity increasing agents in skincare and cosmetics. (Source)
- Centella Asiatica is a source of amino acids which contain soothing properties (Source)
An ingredient that stood out was microcrystalline wax which is a specific type of wax produced by de-oiling petroleum and is used as an alternative to paraffin wax. It has been rated as 99% safe by the EWG. However, there has understandably been concern surrounding microcrystalline wax as it is still a byproduct of petroleum so it’s up to the individual as to whether they would like to still purchase this product.
I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks since purchasing it and as Sydney weather flows through dry and cold to slightly humid and warm days, this moisturiser has not been too sticky or too dry for my skin.
My skin has not reacted negatively to this moisturiser however, knowing that there is a byproduct of petroleum in this moisturiser, I am thinking twice. If there was no microcrystalline wax, I’d definitely repurchase this but may need to use a more rich body moisturiser for the dry Winter weather conditions and such. However since there is the presence of microcrystalline wax, I’ll have to do further research and take this into further consideration.
Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!