A Powder Foundation With Whitening Benefits – Clarins NEW White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++


In January 2012, after introducing 2 new additions – Whitening Velvet Emulsion and Whitening Velvet Emulsion SPF 20Clarins again extended its White Plus HP range with a new addition. And this round, it is not a skincare product but a makeup product instead.

In March 2012, Clarins has introduced White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++ and it is considered the first makeup product with whitening skincare benefits under the White Plus HP range.

It illuminates the complexion with a new radiance and helps the skin effectively fight the appearance of dark spots. It delivers double benefits : an incomparable whitening action and an even, brighter complexion.


White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++

Case – S$18 – Refill – S$52

Similarly to other White Plus range of products, White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++ is also enriched with Sea Lily extract, the innovative plant extract in the White Plus HP range.

White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation, specially formulated for Asian women, benefits from the same technology in the White Plus HP range. In its formula, the combination of sea lily, alchemilla and raspberry controls melanin production and slows the appearance of dark spots. The skin naturally becomes brighter and dark spots are reduced.

It is also enriched with an exclusive complex composed of white tea extract rich in flavonoids and succory dock-cress extract that provides our skin with pollution and antioxidant protection by neutralizing free radicals.

In addition, the mineral pigments coated in amino acids absorb excess sebum while preserving the radiance and stability of the color. And Clarins exclusive Plant Micropatch limits water evaporation and preserves the skin’s moisture capital. Aloe extract hydrates and softens the skin all day long.

White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation with SPF 30 PA+++ provides high protection against harmful UV rays. Thanks to its highest PA+++ rating that helps protect skin against UVA rays, the main cause of skin aging and increased melanin production.

The sleek design of its pearly white and silver case evokes the flawlessness of the complexion. The case is retailing at S$18 and the refill is retailing at S$52.

I’ve received 2 shades – 03 IIY Natural (more yellowish) and 02 IIP Petal (more pinkish). I decided to try the 02 IIP Petal on my face.

I extremely like its super-fine texture which gives a sheer to medium coverage. Upon application, my skin instantly appears brighter, translucent and luminous. Thanks to its “Pure Lightening” mineral complex pigments in the formula.

The texture is so fine that it blends into my skin so well. Take a close look on my chin area, can you tell the difference between the areas with left arrow (with foundation) and the area with right arrow (without foundation)?

It evens out my skin perfectly, the pores are visibly minimized and large liver spot on the right cheek appear lighter though it’s still visible. It gives a translucent, sheer and semi-matte finish.

I used to personally prefer liquid to powder foundation as I will always presume the liquid foundation will give a more natural and sheer application. (I never like my makeup to look heavy or cakey.) But after using this White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation, I actually think otherwise.

With its new generation micronized powders, I can actually apply a few layers of the powder foundation over and over again on the same areas and yet my skin will not look cakey or heavy at all. It’s truly amazing! I actually love my natural sheer, transparent look!

I reckon I will be using this foundation pretty often moving forward! Love it! ;-)


For optimal brightening benefits, you may incorporate the White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation with other White Plus HP skincare products.

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4 Comments on "A Powder Foundation With Whitening Benefits – Clarins NEW White Plus HP Whitening Powder Foundation SPF 30 PA+++"

  1. Fiona says:

    Good review!

    I bought 03 Natural after trying their sample card. Now after reading your review I think I like 02 better lol.

    Would you be reviewing 03?


  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Fiona,

    I find that 02 and 03 shades are very close in fact, except 03 is slightly more yellowish in tone.

    I’m not too sure if I will review 03 later. If I do, I probably will do a shade comparison between these 2 shades. ;-)

  3. Fiona says:

    You’re right :) . I’m a bit skeptical about 03 at first as it’s yellowish but surprisingly it works for my skin tone hehe. I haven’t start using the one I bought yet. Still trying to finish off the previous Clarins Powder Compact first. Their makeup is amazing.

  4. Shirleen says:

    Hi Fiona,

    Yes I totally agree! ;-)

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