Clarins


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3.9

628 products

12,204 reviews

68% would repurchase

Recent Clarins Reviews

Treatments (Eye) -Clarins -Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate

on 7/20/2018 9:15:00 AM

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I had a sample of this that I was able to use for a long time, as just a little bit is needed. The texture is light and absorbs quickly but also feels substantial. It's definitely smoothing to the eye area. I have natural dark circles that no cream will help, so I can't speak to that issue, but overall I really liked this product. The full size price of $85 is a bit daunting but I think I will probably splurge for it!

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Treatments (Face) -Clarins -Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil

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Now here's a revelation! An oil aimed at dry skin types that actually agreed with my oily skin!

Background: I decided to do a little experiment by applying this to one half of my face and Clarins 'Lotus Oil' on the other. Both were GWP a couple of years back but only just getting round to writing up on them. I used probably no more than 1-2 drops each night after toning and whilst skin was still damp, and followed with an SPF during the day.

As stated previously in the 'Lotus' review I do think the transparent packaging does not protect the properties of the oils very well. Also from an ingredients perspective most of the oils seemed like they were aimed at dry skins and I really wasn't too sure if Patchouli oil would break me out (with it being 2nd place on the ingredients list). To my surprise I did not break out. I also felt like my skin was overall better when applying this compared to before (and a gap of a few months without my fave face serum which I had ran out of).

I feel both this and the Lotus oil are quite good investments for the skin. Almost on a par with Decleor's oils/aromessences, which in turn are almost (but imo not quite) the best oils/serums on the market. I can't vouch for any anti-ageing benefits, but Blue Orchid is definitely more hydrating than Lotus and oddly enough helped to calm down the odd pimple which I was totally not expecting!



Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Treatments (Face) -Clarins -Face Treatment Oil - Lotus

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I decided to do a little experiment by applying this to one half of my face and Clarins 'Blue Orchid' on the other. Both were GWP a couple of years back but only just getting round to writing up on them. A couple of negative points are the packaging - completely wrong for an oil as sunlight can and will ruin oils and turn them rancid in next to no time. Also the fragrance - far too high up on the ingredients list and not good at all for some sensitive skin folks (although won't affect all). I used a couple of drops each time and only on a night, following with SPF during the day.

The good: despite this being an oil and me having oily skin it did slightly reduce oil production throughout the day. Also the odd pimple that surfaced would disappear a lot sooner with a dab of this applied onto it. I can't say for definite that it helped with pores but they did appear to be slightly less prominent than normal. Also gave me a bit of glow as I noticed upon waking each morning.

One of the better oil treatments I've used.


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment



Primer/ Corrector -Clarins -Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

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Firstly: this is a very silicone-heavy primer with no anti-ageing benefits other than cosmetic ones that last until you cleanse your face on a PM. Other than vegetable oil and some Vitamin E there is nothing of benefit in here for the skin, just a list of chemicals and FOUR types of silicone (those like myself who cannot tolerate silicones beware!). I didn't use this daily, only on the odd special occasion. Even if I was to use it daily I can see this lasting forever as a little goes a long way, dispelling any doubts I had when purchasing such a tiny sized product (0.5 fl oz). As a primer I have to admit it did do the trick. Pores and fine lines were instantly blurred, creating a good base for my CC cream/SPF. I have to stress though that you really do not need to use much because if you do it has the tendency to make anything applied on top slip right off. At the right amount you will get a good base for foundation that will help m/u stay on longer whilst leaving a nice matte finish, or as I discovered I can just use a powder on top and not require anything else for a 'barely there' look - useful if you don't have the time to apply the works but still require coverage.


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Lips -Clarins -Water Lip Stain

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Firstly THE PROS: I purchased this in 2 shades - Red Water and Violet Water as I'd heard some good things about this from friends. When applied the color was exactly as promised, not too vibrant, just a nice splash of color. But that was the only pro. The rest were cons: I found the brush far too stiff to apply the lip stain, the color disappeared quite quickly (3 hours) and it was sticky going on. It also made my lips feel totally dry and I had to resort to my trusty Jack Black Lip Therapy to resuscitate them, which unfortunately resulted in the lip stain becoming more like a lip tint afterthought! And all this despite my lips not being dry to begin with and having exfoliated with Fresh Sugar Lip polish 1 hour before applying this. Both shades had the same issue and both are now sat in my 'been there tried that' cabinet.

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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