Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence Review

We all know how important a good sunscreen is for our skin. It is vital to use and to add to our skincare routine, not only during the sunny summer months, but all year around. It protects our skin against sun exposure and its harmful UV rays. I’ve become a huge fan of all the Klairs products and in this blog post you can read my full Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence review!

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence Review

About The Brand Klairs

Klairs (a Korean skincare brand) is quite famous for being one of the only cruelty-free and vegan Korean skincare brands. All products sold by Klairs are suitable for those with sensitive skin and all vegans. You don’t need to be a vegan to use the Klairs products, if you have sensitive skin and often get outbreak or allergic reactions, these products can be good for you as well. All products are available for purchase on the Korean skincare online website, Wishtrend.

The product also goes by the name Dear Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence.

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Why Use UV Essence?

The main reason for using this UV essence is to protect your skin against the UV rays (both UVA and UVB rays). Apart from only being a sunscreen, it is also very hydrating and isn’t sticky or doesn’t leave any white cast.

This essence sunscreen has a high SPF value (SPF 50 ++++), which means it protects you against 98% of the harmful UVB rays. SPF 50 is highest protection level as there is no sunscreen which can protect you a 100%. The ++++ refers to the protection against UVA rays.

This sunscreen is quite different from the average sunscreen as it’s heavily water based. It keeps the skin hydrated as well as protecting it against the sun.

If you have come across any other Klairs UV Essence review, you will know that this product is highly praised by its users.

Pros & Cons

Before going into great detail about the product, let me just go over the pros and cons .


  • High level of sun protection
  • Hydrating
  • Prevents fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Suitable sunscreen for those with a dark skin complexion
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Perfect for those with sensitive skin


  • Some people (only a few) with sensitive skin have experienced break out when using this product
  • Fragranced (slightly) & use of essential oils
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Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence Review

Below you’ll find my full Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence review.

1. Purpose

This essence can be used as a daily sunscreen to protect your skin against the harmful UVA and UVB rays. On top of being a sunscreen, it also works as a moisturizer. It doesn’t feel sticky or leaves white stains after applying.

NOTE: This cream is both cruelty-free and vegan, just like all other Klairs products.

2. Ingredients

The main ingredient of this sunblock is water as it is a water based sunscreen. Other ingredients that are noteworthy are the anti-ageing ingredients (niacinamide, adenosine tocopherol and vitamin e), wound healing ingredients (panthenol and sodium hyaluronate) and UV protecting ingredients (ethylhexyl triazone and diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate). All ingredients are marked as safe and are suitable for people with sensitive skin.

This product does not contain ethanol, silicon, steroids, artificial coloring and artificial fragrance. The product is also completely vegan and cruelty-free.

Other Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Dibutyl Adipate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Silica, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluornate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Allantoin and Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil.

Click here to check the ingredients on Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence CosDNA.

3. Texture & Smell

I absolutely love the texture of this product. It has a gel-lotion type of texture and is extremely easy to spread. After applying, it immediately dissolves and gets absorbed into the skin.

This product doesn’t really have a scent, like most Klairs products. It has a very faint scent, but you really have to hold it close to your nose. I can’t really pinpoint what it smells like, it’s herbal but I really can’t figure out what exactly it is.

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4. Where To Buy

Like all other Klair products, you can buy this sunscreen essence on Wishtrend.

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If you are living or traveling in South Korea, you can buy this product in any Åland shop (like in Myeongdong shopping street).

5. Packaging

The packaging design of the sunscreen essence is quite similar to the all the other Klairs products. The box is white and has a silver drawing of the bottle printed on the front.

The bottle has the same colour as the packaging. White with a silver bottle cap. It contains 80 ml of sunscreen. I find a bit big for a bottle to carry around all day, so it would be a sunscreen you would use before leaving the house.

6. Personal Review

Sunscreen is very important to me and I use it multiple times a day, all year around. Because of this I really need a sunscreen which protects my skin and doesn’t make my skin dry out. There are quite some sunscreens that I really like, for example the Laser Sunscreen from Cell Fusion C or the Innisfree Sunscreen. The Cell Fusion C sunscreen is especially good for my skin as it keeps it hydrated, but this Klairs Airy UV Essence gives my skin a very similar feeling. As it is so easy to apply and as it is water based, it doesn’t dry out the skin and actually keeps it hydrated. Which is exactly what I want from a sunscreen.

The only thing that I would bother me is the size of the bottle. This is not a sunscreen you carry around in your day bag as it is too big for that. You would use it in the morning at home.

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7. Awards

Not sure if anyone follows the Glowpick awards? But Glowpick is a Korean website where customers can rate Korean beauty products and each year the best products are selected (along different categories). In 2019 this Klairs UV Airy Essence was picked as one of the winners in the skincare category.

How To Use Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence

Start off by cleansing your face and go through your whole skincare routine, finishing off with a moisturizer. Once your moisturizer is fully absorbed, apply this Soft Airy UV Essence on top. Apply at least a thumb size of cream.

It is recommended to reapply the cream every 2 to 3 hours, to ensure full protection.

TIP! Apply this essence 15 minutes before going outside.

Other Klairs Products

This products can be bought on its own or as a part of a set. If purchased as part of a set the price per products is cheaper. Listed below are some sets that include this Klairs Essence.

  • 3 Step Glossy Skin Set – This 3 step set includes the Klairs UV essence and two additional products (Mild Vitamin Drop & BB Cream). Buying this set is 10% cheaper than buying the individual products. Click here for more info.
  • Day & Night Oily Acne Prone Skin Care Kit – This care kit contains no less than 5 products, 3 Klairs products and 2 By Wishtrend products (Unscented Toner, Mild Vitamin C Drop, Propolis Ampoule, Vitamin E Cream & non-stick Sun Lotion). Get a 25% discount when purchasing this kit instead of the individual products. Click here for more info.
  • Korean Skincare Beginner Kit (For Teen Skin) – Again a set of 5 products, 4 from Klairs and 1 By Wishtrend (Dual-acid Cleanser, Soothing Serum, Rich Moist Soothing Cream, Calming Cream & Sun Lotion). Again this set is 25% cheaper than buying each product. Click here for more info.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence last?

This depends on how often you reapply your sunscreen but let’s say if you apply a decent amount each day, this cream will last up to 80 days.

Does this Klairs UV Essence leave white cast on the skin?

No, this is what makes this product stand out from other sunscreens as it does not leave any white cast.

Where to buy this Klairs UV Sunscreen Essence?

You can buy this product in one of the many online shops or in Åland (a shop located in Seoul).

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Have you used this Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence? Would you recommend any other Klairs or sunscreen products? Do you have any questions about this Klairs sunscreen? Let me know in the comment section below.

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