Investing in premium skincare isn't something I do very often as I'm usually more interested in buying makeup, but this habit of mine isn't proving to be hugely beneficial for my skin.
So this payday, I decided to have a ban from buying cosmetics as I really do have enough products to stock a shop (something my mum regularly reminds me about) and popped to my local Debenhams beauty hall for some inspiration.
Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser- here
This exfoliating cleanser wasn't a completely new skincare buy as I have tried it before and I think the only reason I avoided buying it a second time was due to the £20 price tag. Usually I would say that's quite expensive for an exfoliating cleanser but as this product suits my skin I do tend to buy it every once in a while.
My favourite thing about this cleanser is the refreshing sensation you get when using it to wash your face in the morning and at night. The small micro beads aren't too abrasive for the skin, yet I still feel my skin benefits from this product as a scrub more than a cleansing product. I wouldn't say it totally removes makeup, as I use a cream cleanser to take my daily makeup off first and then use a pea-sized amount, massage it into the skin and rinse with warm water.
I definitely feel like this product makes my skin feel totally clean and refreshed, especially after a long day of wearing makeup.
Clarins Daily Energizer Cream-here
During this very same shopping trip, I hadn't planned to treat myself to a moisturiser as well but (as always), I was tricked into it by the Clarins lady, so this moisturiser was more of an impulse buy. Plus, she mentioned that I would receive some additional points on my Debenhams beauty card...and to the till I went!
So far, I'm not as convinced with the Daily Energizer Cream as I have been with my all-time favourite exfoliating cleanser. For a start, the pot is tiny and I'm not too sure it's worth £21! The cream is really refreshing but I think it would only work effectively after using the cleansing product, and I personally wouldn't always use them together or buy both at the same time.
Maybe this is just my personal experience of using the cream? I'm thinking it's maybe not suited to my skin type as it still leaves small patches of my skin feeling dry. I do love Clarins as a brand but maybe I'll stick what I know in the future-lesson learnt!
Have you tried any of these Clarins skincare products?
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