Beauty Review: Clarins Cleansing Duo

Monday 14 October 2013 by

Clarins, Beauty, Skincare, Cleansing Milk, Toning Lotion, Combination/oily skinI’m a terrible sufferer of oily skin, with breakouts and dry patches (particularly in the winter). I have a nightmare of a time trying to find a good cleanser and toner, and have often lumped for The Body Shop’s seaweed range.

But when shopping up at the “big” Tesco a few weeks ago I spotted that they had an offer for Clarins. You could buy the Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian for combination and oily skin (£18 from Boots), and the Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris for combination and oily skin (£18 from Boots), as a pack for a reduced price.

I love Clarins; their make-up and their skincare ranges are well worth the price tag because they use only the best ingredients and are so long lasting. I knew I could trust them – my skin had been particularly bad of late, so I’ve been trying to combat it by switching to a BB Cream and changing my cleansing routine – and picked them up.

Since then I have been using them morning and evening and the difference is astonishing! My skin is far less shiny or oily, my breakouts are minimal, and my skintone overall is much smoother. On a clean face in the morning, I use my fingers to gently apply the cleanser (don’t rub it in, but smooth on) and use a cotton pad to remove. Then, using another cotton pad I smooth the toner over my face to finish. I don’t need a moisturiser because I use the BB Cream, so that really is it!

In the evenings, once I have taken off my make-up, I do the same, but this time rub a small amount of moisturiser in (at the moment I’m using No7’s Beautiful Skin Night Cream for Normal/Oily skin, £13.50), and finish with Clinique’s Repairwear Laser Focus serum, £40 for 30ml (I got a tester pot with a magazine, and fell in love, but now I’m nearing the end of the tester I definitely need to invest in some more – my skin is plumper and brighter already).

I seem to find that paying that bit extra for skincare really does make the difference – turns out my skin is a bit of a snob when it comes to care!

What beauty products do you use? What do you think of Clarins?

Related Posts

Share This

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *