Jan 31, 2013

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser - Review

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser (available here) - $35

A cleanser that polishes away makeup, embedded impurities, and dead surface cells.  This gentle daily detox gets your skin spa-fresh in one timesaving step. Now that's refreshing! It sloughs-off the dead stuff to reveal fresh, radiant skin beneath—without disturbing your skin's natural moisture balance.  Orange extract softens, refreshes, and revives while providing a pleasant scent. This product's gentle silica microbeads give clogged pores a breather. The extract of moringa seed purifies and refines the skin. This product is ideal for all skin types.

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser Indian Skincare Makeup Beauty Blog Reviews Ingredients Uses Face Wash
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
To use:  Apply on to damp face, massage gently with circular movements so the exfoliating beads do their job,
and wash off with warm water.  Avoid the eye area (might want to take off that eye makeup before you use this!).
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser Indian Skincare Makeup Beauty Blog Reviews Ingredients Uses Face Wash

I have a lot of products piled up in the to-be-reviewed section, and the Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser gets an express pass to the front of the line because having used up most of it by now, I want to finish up the review before tossing the tube.  The fabulous photo quality plus the fact that this is "just another face wash" means this is going to be a very short, snappy review :D

So, here's the good and the bad about the Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser:
  • Pricey at $35, but a tube will last a long while.
  • Has a pleasant citrusy smell to it that is fresh yet not overwhelming - perfect to use when I wake up all grumpy in the morning.
  • Lathers well and rinses off just as easily.
  • The tiny beads are quite gentle yet do an effective job in terms of mild, daily exfoliation.  I have read reviews, though, where people use this only about once or twice a week, probably skin more sensitive than mine.
  • Leaves my oily-combination skin absolutely clean without any dry bits/flakiness/tightness.
  • As for the bad - hmm...nothing really.  I got this as part of a kit, and I still haven't made up my mind if I would want to spend the money on repurchasing this or try something new.  Not really a fault, especially since the reason I started blogging is because I love trying out new things :D

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser - Ingredients

    Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser Indian Skincare Makeup Beauty Blog Reviews Ingredients Uses Face Wash
    Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser - Ingredients
    List taken from the Sephora website.  Please check on actual product/box to
    be sure since I cannot guarantee there aren't any typos or other errors in what I have typed.

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    13 comments:

    1. Hi Rads... Thanks for lovely comments on my blog :-)
      I have hyper sensitive skin and anything which is loaded with beads break me out. I recently picked up gentle peeling smooth away cream. I am loving it so far and I am sure you will also like it. Do try it.

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      1. Thanks..will definitely give it a try some time :)

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    2. I want this ..'Exfoliating' is the word !!

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    4. I'm such a grt fan of Clarins.. will try picking this up.
      Maybe macy's will have some deal on Vday!

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      1. I got this as part of a Clarins 7-piece kit, Bee..I think it's still there at Macys and Nordstrom. If you like Clarins, you might want to give that a try :)

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    5. Seems really good. Does it actually remove all makeup (except eye of course) or do you need to use a separate makeup remover before this?

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      1. It does leave my skin quite clean, Dollie..but I don't like the part about having to figure out something else for my eyes..

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      2. I'm currently using Shiseido cleansing gel. Its so gentle and yet removes all makeup and doesn't dry out my skin either. I love it. Try that out.

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      3. I have tried their cleanser..not sure if it was the cleansing gel..love it! I got Clarins assuming it would be similar to Shiseido, but I think I prefer Shiseido products - work better for my skin..just my unscientific opinion :D :D

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      4. I'll take ur unscientific opinion any day :D
        But honestly, I like Shiseido too...with Clarins, some products work for me some don't.

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      5. :D Have you tried the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm? It made my skin look soooo bad..like I haven't slept in days and not bothered washing my face either..you know that really tired/awful skin look? No breakouts or anything of that sort, but nothing makes my skin look so bad like that!!! And almost the entire world raves about it! I guess my skin is just mad :P :D

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