What It Is:
Clarins Lotus Oil Face Treatment
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Skincare is an overlooked part of many makeup junkies beauty routines and that needs to change! It doesn’t matter how much makeup you’re slathering on; if your skin isn’t good, it will still show through.
Clarins is one of the few companies that has both an exceptional skincare and color cosmetics range. I’ve reviewed plenty of their makeup, but have never dove into their skincare. I have very oily skin and have heard wonderful things about their Lotus Oil Face Treatment, which is specifically formulated for oily skin. Clarins says it “purifies, tightens pores and refines the skin texture” and also “softens, soothes and seals in moisture to prevent fine lines”. Woo-hoo, sounds good to me!
How To Use It:
This oil comes in a cute little bottle that I don’t mind displaying on my nightstand. The lid includes a dropper, which means no wasted product! I found 2 drops to be enough to cover my whole face. I simply drop two drops into the palm of my hand and then rub all over, right before I go to bed. The oil has a slightly dry texture, so you don’t feel like a giant greaseball (bonus!).
CC Rating: A
I’ve been using the Clarins Lotus Oil Face Treatment for about a month now and am loving what I’m seeing! I apply the oil at night and, when I wake in the morning, my skin feels taught and looks matte and any pimples I had the day before have reduced in size. I have also noticed that my skin gets much less oily throughout the day. It also smells heavenly because it’s essentially just a mixture of rosewood, geranium, lotus and hazelnut oils; no chemicals here! These oils are supposed to act as a natural astringent and help balance the oil your skin is overproducing.
The only thing keeping this back from “A+” status is the price tag; $5o for 1 oz/30 mL of skincare is quite pricey, especially for the college crowd. However, with the results I’m seeing, I daresay you can justify the splurge and should save up for this one!
It’s available on the Clarins website and a variety of luxury department stores and retailers for $50 USD/CAD.
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