Purito Centella green level unscented Sun SPF50+ PA++++ versus Klairs soft airy UV essence ⎜Skincare battle

Today, I compared Purito Centella green level unscented Sun SPF50+ PA+++ and Dear Klairs soft airy UV essence SPF50+ PA+++ because they use the same sunscreens filters.

Sunscreens filters

I remind you that the first criterion to choose a sunscreen is the SPF value and the UVA protection factor. In the EU, you don’t have to worry about it because the UVA protection must be a third of the SPF. In Asian sunscreens always opted for PA++++, in the UK choose for 5 stars, and in other countries it depends. In the United States, no required is asked so you don’t know the level of UVA protection you get. Once you know the degree of protection (always opt for SPF50+) it is better to choose a better combination of filters aka redundancy.

Both sunscreens use Uvinul T150 and Uvinul A plus and voila. Uvinul T150 is a UVB absorber that has a strong affinity for the keratin and Uvinul A plus is an excellent UVA type I filter. What is lacking is a good filter for UVAII. Know that Uvinul T150 and Uvinul A plus both absorb a little bit of UVAII. Likely those two sunscreens are not excellent in the filtration of UVAII. Obviously, there is a sufficient absorption of UVAII to achieve SPF50+ and PA++++. The only way to know would be to test the overall absorption.


The Purito used primarily a synthetic emollient Butyloctyl Salicylate that is an excellent disperser for sunscreen and according to the manufacturer, it increases the SPF due to a better dispersion. Then we have Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate …

The Klairs uses Dicaprylyl Carbonate (has a velvety feel), Dibutyl Adipate (an excellent solvent for UV filters, it is commonly used around 8% in sunscreens formulation), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil)…


The Purito has Butylene Glycol and glycerin mainly. It has hyaluronic acid but only at the end of the formula.

The Klairs contains Butylene Glycol and glycerin also. Looking at the formula I would guess that Klairs has less glycerin than the Purito. It also contains panthenol and hyaluronic acid but again at the end of the formula.

Skin-soothing and skin- supportive ingredients

The Purito has 5 extracts of Centella Asiatica: total extract (4315ppm), Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid with niacinamide and adenosine. What an impressive combination.

The Klairs is formulated with Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, niacinamide, Allantoin, and adenosine.

In terms of skin-soothing ingredients, the Purito wins.

Notorious allergen

Purito none for the unscented version and I love love that

Klairs has two essential oils especially Citrus Junos Fruit Extract. I would guess that the concentration is very low as the smell is barely there.

Texture and finish

Both textures are similar even though the Klairs is even more « watery ». Both of them come as a cream that turns into a beautiful essence that doesn’t feel at all as a sunscreen. They have a modern and divine texture and zero white casts. There have both an amazing natural finish. The Klairs is slightly less moisturizing.

My conclusion

In my opinion, those two sunscreens have the best textures in all sunscreens that I have ever tried. They are affordable the Purito cost $18.90 for 60ml (2 fl.oz) and the Klairs retails for 23€ for 80ml (2.7 fl.oz). The Klairs is a tad bit less expensive $17.25 for 60ml… The Purito has the powerhouse Centella Asiatica actives and is even better for the compromised skin barrier. The Klairs has, unfortunately, essentials oils but likely a minimum amount. I recommend them for darker skin tone, everyday sunscreen when you are not exposed to direct sunlight and for people who hate sunscreens. Both of them can replace a moisturizer. A plus is that they are compatible with acne-prone skin.

Thank you for your time.

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