This week I expanded my limited experience with serums and tried a super popular one from Korea – the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing serum! While it has quite a long title, was this serum worth it? Did I notice any difference at all? Check out my review belo!
What is Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum?
This serum by Klairs is just that – a serum. These typically focus on a particular problem, like uneven skin tone, acne, scarring, pigment issues and wrinkles being some of the most common. Currently I’ve been using the Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop by Klairs as my nightly serum, but I was interested in trying something else. Of course, you could use multiple serums in one skin care routine, but I find that’s a lot of product on my face at one time.
I really love the Klairs brand, so it wasn’t too much of a jump to try a different one of their serums.
This particular serum focuses on extreme hydration and keeping your face soft, supple and hydrated all day (or all night). We tend to forget how important hydration is, so this type of hydrating serum is actually super important. This serum replenishes your skin’s hydration without getting too sticky or thick. It also has the added bonus of cooling the skin’s overall temperature to keep irritated hot skin more relaxed.
What’s this serum like?
Rather than coming in the typical dropper-style design, the Klairs serum comes in a larger pump-style design. This makes it really easy to pump some of the product onto your hand before applying it to your face.
Like so many of Klairs’ products, the packaging and the bottle is simple, cute and to the point.
While the bottle might look small, this could easily last you months and months. I was using my Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop nearly every night for over six months and it’s still going! Of course, if you decided to use this every morning and evening, it obviously won’t last as long. However, this serum is quite a bit larger so it should last double that of the Vitamin C Drop.
In terms of my nighttime Korean skin care routine, it now looks something like this:
Step 1 – Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash by Wishtrend
Step 2 – Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner by Klairs
Step 3 – Used to be: Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum by Klairs
– Now I use the Rich Moist Soothing Serum by Klairs
Step 4 – Rich Moist Soothing Cream by Klairs
It’s important to clean, cleanse and exfoliate your face before using a serum to make sure you get the most from it. If you apply a serum first, you won’t get the full benefits of it. While some people follow insane 10-step routines, I stick to my simple four step Korean skin care routine: exfoliate, cleanse, serum, moisturizer.
I also really appreciate that this serum is completely unscented. It doesn’t have some overwhelming floral scent, nor does it smell too chemically. It genuinely has zero smell and you quickly forget about it once it’s been absorbed into your skin.
What’s in Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum?
The ingredients in the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum include: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Natto Gum, Propanediol, Polyquaternium-51, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Carbomer, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Panthenol, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Portulaca Oleracea 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
Other important bits to remember:
- Vegan Friendly
- Artificial coloring-free
- Artificial fragrance-free
- pH 6.0 ± 1.0
It’s always nice to know that Klairs is careful to formulate their products without any of the rough or harsh chemicals you might find in other skin care products. If you’re new to skin care and not sure where to start, their products are always a safe bet.
What does this serum feel like?
This particular serum isn’t too different from the Klairs Vitamin Drop. The consistency of the Rich Moist Soothing serum is fairly thick, but not too thick that it’s hard to rub into your skin. Honestly, it feels great on my face. I like to use about two pumps onto my palm and then rub it onto my face. Once I’ve covered my face, it doesn’t take long for this serum to absorb quickly and dry fully.
Then, it you want to follow my routine, you would apply your moisturizer. For me, I actually use the Klairs Rich moist Soothing cream – so both the serum and cream versions find their way to my face. Lots of hydration!
This serum leaves my skin feeling extremely hydrated, soft and happy. The Rich Moist Soothing serum would be great for all skin types, such as:
- Dry skin
- Combination skin
- Sensitive skin
- Oily skin
No matter what type of skin you have, it’s so important to keep an eye on your skin’s moisture level and make sure it’s properly hydrated (even more so in the cold winter months). Using a hydrating serum and a moisturiser every day is a surefire way to make sure your skin is hydrated.
What’s crazy about this serum is that it also lowers the skins temperature. This is ideal for those of us with irritated, hot skin that doesn’t want to chill out. This serum hydrates the skin deeply, while also calming and cooling it down.
I’ve had my eye on a new facial moisturiser called Reset, which is also supposed to hydrate your skin while drastically reducing the skin’s temperature and facial flushing caused by Asian Flush. If you know anything about me, you’ll know that Asian Flush is one of my worst enemies.
I wonder if Reset will have similar properties to this type of cooling serum. So while the Rich Moist Soothing serum helps reduce the heat my face gives off, it certainly doesn’t conceal any of the red facial flushing I experience with Asian Flush. I’m hoping Reset can do that, once it launches!
Final verdict on Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum?
It’s no surprise that I love the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing serum. It feels good and leaves my skin feeling soft, hydrated and happy. I would definitely recommend this serum to those with any skin type and who need an extra bit of moisture in their life. This would also be wonderful for adding it to your routine during dry, bitter winter months. I’m also happy that it didn’t upset my combination skin or make my skin feel too oily like other products have done in the past.
I’m super pleased with how to feels and the lack of scent as well.
Overall, I really enjoy the Rich Moist Soothing serum (and the moisturiser!) and would recommend them both to anyone who cares about their skin.