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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream versus AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream .

Last updated on September 19, 2023. Published on May 20, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe . They have a total of 10 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin, brightening skin and sensitive skin

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain fragrances

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General Moisturizer South Korean Brand South Korea

General Moisturizer

All-purpose moisturizers hydrate the top layer of skin cells.

Day Moisturizer

Day Moisturizers are marketed to hydrate the skin during the daytime.

Price

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid
Peptides (6)

Benefits

Hydrating (5)
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation (2)
Anti-Aging
Brightening (2)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin (2)
Acne Trigger

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing
Brightening

Concerns

Acne Trigger
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Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 1.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 3.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 5.

3
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 4.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 3.

4
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 5.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 4.

5
What it does: Cleansing, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing, Tonic
Community Rating: Loved

Centella Asiatica Extract is derived from an herb plant native to Southeast Asia. It is rich in antioxidants and amino acids. In skincare products, Centella Asiatica Extract is used for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

Many active components found in Centella Asiatica Extract, such as Madecassic Acid and Asiaticoside, encourage the skin to naturally produce hyaluronic acid. This helps keep our skin hydrated. Many of these components also show antioxidant activity and may help reduce the signs of aging.

Research shows Centella Asiatica can help increase Type I collagen production by increasing fibroblast production. Fibroblast helps form connective tissue.

The combination of all these properties makes Centella Asiatica Extract effective at soothing the skin.

Other components of Centella Asiatic Extract include Vitamin A, vitamin C, several B vitamins, and Asiatic Acid.

Recent studies found madecassoside may help prevent damage from UV rays by preventing UV-induced inflammation. Further research is needed.

This plant has been used as a medicine and in food for many centuries. As a medicine, it is used to treat burns, scratches, and wounds.

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 7.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 11.

6
What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Sorbitan Sesquioleate is derived from sorbitol and oleic acid. It is an emulsifier and prevents ingredients from separating.

Specifically, this ingredient is a water-in-oil emulsifier, meaning it helps water dissolve into oil.

Some studies suggest this ingredient may cause irritation in some people. If you are unsure, it is best to patch test.

This ingredient may not be Malassezia folliculitis, or fungal-acne safe.

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 13.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 21.

7
What it does: Emollient, Emulsifying
Community Rating: Disliked

Glyceryl Stearate is a mix of glycerin and stearic acid.

Glyceryl Stearate is used to stabilize the mixing of water and oil ingredients. By preventing these ingredients from separating, it can help elongate shelf life. It can also help thicken the product's texture.

As an emollient, it helps soften skin and supports barrier-replenishing ingredients.

In cosmetics, Glyceryl Stearate is often made from vegetable oils or synthetically produced. The human body also creates Glyceryl Stearate naturally.

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 14.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 12.

8
What it does: Antimicrobial, Preservative
Community Rating: Disliked

Chlorphenesin is a synthetic preservative. It helps protect a product against bacteria in order to extend shelf life. In most cases, Chlorphenesin is paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol.

Chlorphenesin is a biocide. This means it is able to help fight the microorganisms on our skin. It is also able to fight odor-releasing bacteria.

Chlorphenesin is soluble in both water and glycerin.

Studies show Chlorphenesin is easily absorbed by our skin. You should speak with a skincare professional if you have concerns about using Chlorphenesin.

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 21.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 17.

9
What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 23.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 23.

10
What it does: Antimicrobial, Perfuming
Community Rating: Liked

Guaiazulene is a fragrance.

Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 28.

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream contains this as ingredient number 24.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

46% are loved or liked
18% have mixed ratings
28% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet
46% are loved or liked
25% have mixed ratings
21% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream 39 ingredients

4.9 /5
from 9 reviews
nuriarobert_426's Avatar'
Jun 23, 2023

Doesn't irritate, soothes, feeds but doesn't make greasy

Doesn't irritate, soothes, feeds but doesn't make greasy

ludesu's Avatar'
Apr 12, 2024

Lovely soothing moisturizer! It is advertised as a spot treatment, and while it works as a full-skin moisturizer I think it's better in problem areas. Despite the blue color, it absorbs quickly and helps calm red or irritated parts of...

Lovely soothing moisturizer! It is advertised as a spot treatment, and while it works as a full-skin moisturizer I think it's better in problem areas. Despite the blue color, it absorbs quickly and helps calm red or irritated parts of the skin.

Expensive
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well

AXIS - Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream 24 ingredients

5.0 /5
from 2 reviews
hxavens's Avatar'
Apr 7, 2024

I have oily acne prone sensitive skin and it's always been a massive struggle to find good moisturizers that don't leave me looking like grease ball but are hydrating and light weight enough so my skin doesn't produce excess sebum. This...

I have oily acne prone sensitive skin and it's always been a massive struggle to find good moisturizers that don't leave me looking like grease ball but are hydrating and light weight enough so my skin doesn't produce excess sebum. This is literally one of the best that I've tried. It has gel like consistency but it's hydrating enough and it leaves a nice finish. Didn't experience any issues with pore clogging, and it's effective with soothing the skin as well. Highly recommend.

Great Value
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
NgovMouykea_651's Avatar'
Nov 17, 2023

Calm down redness and easy to absorb especially don't leave Glowy finish

Calm down redness and easy to absorb especially don't leave Glowy finish

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