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Friday, February 27, 2015

Clarins Face Treatment Oils 101

Clarins Face Treatment Oils 101

I am a huge advocate of Clarins Facial Oils, if I could recommend one skin care product to invest in it would be a Clarins Facial Oil. It doesn't matter how my skin is behaving: oily, dry, sensitised, dehydrated or all of the above a few drops of a Clarins Facial Oil and I am good to go. Admittedly at just shy of £30 per bottle they don't come cheap but the good news is your investment will not only nourish your skin but last for months on end. I do own all three oils but very few people will feel the need for such extreme measures, one oil will be more than enough!

Clarins Face Treatment Oils 101

Before I break down the oils individually I do want to state that each oil is naturally fragranced due to the pure blend of plant ingredients which not everyone will enjoy. Personally I think it adds to the at home facial experience and makes the whole process more luxurious. I should also state that as the oils are 100% natural they may not agree with everyone's skin - I have yet to read a review stating this but I've flagged it up none the less. Typically speaking I use an oil daily and tend to use it in place of a facial serum at night. You can of course apply when best suits you but if applying in the AM before make-up application I'd allow a good half an hour to allow the oil to fully absorb. On the skin all three oils do feel a little greasy (a given what they are) but not at all heavy or unpleasant. To see the best results I do apply continuously for around a week but my skin is moisturised from the first application. To apply, dispense a few drops into the palms of your hands and gently massage all over the face. Less is more, depending on your skin's needs you may want to follow up with your regular moisturiser/night cream.

So yes three facial oils for daily use or targeted treatment when needed, the choices you have are:


Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil for Dehydrated Skin - Perhaps the trickiest choice to make and skin state to determine as dehydrated skin doesn't always equate to a dry complexion and can affect everyone. Some tell tell signs may be tight yet visually greasy skin and /or dry patches on a typically oily complexion. Typically speaking dehydrated skin will be lacking water and over producing sebum to over compensate. If you have acne/blemish prone skin chance are you will experience it time from time due to the stripping nature of products used to treat such problems. Enter Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil not only does it deeply nourish, hydrate, brighten and soothe but it also prevents fine lines from forming as well as balancing the skin. A quick breakdown of the ingredients: essential oils of Rosewood (rejuvenates/plumps), Patchouli (promotes healing of the skin) and Blue Orchid extract: combined they revitalise and tone the epidermis (top layer of skin). Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil also contains Hazelnut oil to prevent future moisture loss and signs of ageing. At the moment this is my go to oil, it leaves my dry yet combination skin soft, supple and does not play havoc with my acne.

Clarins Face Treatment Oils 101

Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil for Dry Skin - My winter skin saviour, if you have dry skin you will know about it - think rough, tight and in some cases visual dry patches on the skin. Typically my skin is oily but in the colder months the combination of central heating and biting cold stresses out my complexion and oddly makes it more sensitive. Clarins Santal Face Treatment for Dry Skin is the gentlest way I know to treat my skin when it is this state. The deeply nourishing oil quickly and effectively hydrates my skin without being heavy or further irritating my stressed out complexion. I am currently slathering this on my dried out, blemished skin and would go as far as saying I am convinced it is keeping my acne scarring at bay. That of course is just my own findings but as dry skin is typically the first to age you will be pleased to know this contains a blend of Sandalwood, Cardamom and Lavender to tone, soothe, comfort and de-congest the skin along with Hazelnut Oil softens, smooths and reduces redness. It literally is your one step solution to remedying all the problems that comes hand in hand with such skin concern.

Clarins Face Treatment Oils 101

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil for Oily Skin - Yes this is aimed at oily skin but in my opinion this is the perfect alternative to a moisturiser for blemish prone skin. Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil is a natural astringent so it helps banish blemishes, hydrates, soothes and calms the skin with next to no effort and won't upset even the most sensitive of skins. This natural gem won't only help clear blemishes but balance oily skin too without being harsh or stripping the skin of it's natural oils. You may think placing oil on oily skin is straight up insane but in all honesty it was the best thing I ever did for my oily skin. When my skin is oily this is all I use at night as it is so light yet restoring, it won't overwhelm the skin with excessive moisture nor will it dry it out yet oddly it encourages blemishes to heal. It is nothing short of genius and all I use in the warmer seasons. As always the ingredient line up is 100% natural: Rosemary, Geranium and Lotus extracts to purify, tighten the pores and refines the skin texture. All the while being a natural astringent to clear and calm the skin. Much like the other two oils this contains Hazelnut Oil to deeply moisturise and prevent premature ageing.

Clarins Face Treatment Oils 101

If you made it this far, well done! You may have noticed none of the above oils are aimed at normal skin, this is because they are treatment oils - to right the wrongs of the skin world. I hope the above spiel in some way helps!

All of the above Clarins Face Treatment Oils cost £28.15/30ml via Escentual - link.

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17 comments:

  1. The Lotus one seems to be nice, but if it needs 30 minutes to fully absorb I don't think I'd buy it.

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    1. In all honesty that may be my skin to blame, maybe see if you can get a sample or a feel for the product in store?

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  2. The Lotus oil sounds amazing. I have strange combination skin that can be prone to oiliness, so that sounds just up my street. I had heard about the Blue Orchid oil as well, but after your review I don't think it sounds like the one for me.

    Have you tried the Clarins double serum? I had heard so many rave reviews and I've been using it for 2 months. Have to say, I'm not a fan. Hopefully the facial oils will be better.

    i-feel-shiny.

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    1. I have used Double Serum on and off and like it but I think it is a little too intense for my needs, I get the feeling it is aimed at mature skins? My Mother swears by it :)

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  3. I don't think £30 is bad compared to some other brands, especially if the oils do a good job. I think Santal would suit me very well, this may be something I need to check out :)

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Really great reviews. i love the results of the Blue Orchid oil, and the feel (greasy, like you said, but not heavy) but I really dislike the smell - it's so pungent!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Haha the scents do take a little getting used to don't they! I oddly enjoy the fragrance - perhaps I have just became so accustom to them now?

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  5. I've used Lotus and Blue Orchid for a while now and they are bloomin gorgeous, definite skin saviours everyone should try!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love the lotus oil for using in the evening. I have combo/ oily skin and am spot prone so it really helps. I was amazed that it has actually balanced my skin and made it less oily! I did a review of that one on my blog, too :-) Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/using-oils-on-oily-skin.html

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  7. I am in love with clarins face oil. I use them all the time, on flights, after bath and at night.... Just love the fact that it is simply so nourishing, tones my skin and has visibly reduced the size of my pores.... Additionally it smells awesome!!! I highly recommend

    http://imyownmuse.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been wanting to try the Blue Orchid one for so long! Dehydration is definitely one of my biggest skin issues. I was worried about how long these would last but I didn't realize they were treatment oils, so you wouldn't use them every single night - I think you've helped me justify a purchase! :)

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

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    1. I honestly can not recommend all the oils enough! Exactly :) my above bottles are all several months old and I use them religiously. Less is definitely more so the spend feels justified if that at all makes sense :)

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  9. I think I'd love using the one for oily skin, but I'm so scared of it breaking me out!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  10. I just apply plain almond oil or coconut oil when I feel the need for some oil on my face. I love the sound of the first one but I will not be buying from Clarins as they test on animals.

    Anceeta.com

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  11. I feel like I need to add an oil into my skincare routine, I've been looking at the Clarins ones but I'm torn which one to use! x

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  12. This looks amazing!! I'll have to try it out :)

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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