Hey guys ,
Last month, I decided to try out a new toner as I’d finished the Pixi Toner – previously reviewed here….
I went to Beauty Bar by Essenza located at Palms Mall in Lekki (nice store by the way) to see what I could lay my hands on. The consultant recommended I try the Clarins range which wasn’t a hard sell as I am familiar with product especially as mom uses it.
I considered using Clarins a while ago but chilled because of the exchange rate. Nonetheless, I did some research and realised the Key/Active ingredient they use is derived from plants; I’m talking plant extracts from Kiwi fruit, Baobab, Camomile, Aloe Vera, oats and lots more so I was happy to spend some coins.
I bought all the products on 10th March and today is 13 April (My moms birthday by the way so please wish her a Happy Birthday) so I’ve used them for a little over a month. Most of the products are about a quarter down and I have used them religiously. I have to say I am mightily impressed by the results which range from reduced lines under the eyes to clearer skin.
Note that even though I love skincare products, there are other factors that contribute to having a great skin like getting enough sleep, drinking water, exercising (yes exercising) amongst others and I practice all of them.
My skin type is “combination” so I also know what to avoid. For example, a lot of beauty enthusiasts have recommended coconut oil on their skin, which seems to be good and some use it to take off their makeup. Having combination skin means I can never use Coconut oil on my face else you could fry trays of puffpuff from the oil on my face….LITERALLY!! It’s best to find out what works best for you. I do this by trying which I’m certainly not afraid of.
So, here’s my take on each product and how I feel about them. Don’t forget, I use Makari 24k gold serum (aka Kaylahs skin booster) and body lotion once or twice a week. It works for me and so it’s not going anywhere.
PS: During my research , I found out that application is very important when using skin care products, on the Clarins website , there are videos showing you how to apply the products to get the best results . That was indeed a eye opener for me .
The Clarins Double Serum!!! If you are 30 or over, this product is for you. It has over 20 plant extracts. I use it after washing and toning my skin, it feels velvety smooth on application and it instantly brightens my skin (not bleach o). You have to mix at the back of your palm and press on to your face. I noticed my makeup sits perfectly after using the product the night before.
I use this after the double serum, applying over my face and neck. It balances out my skin tone.
Honestly, I’m seriously managing this product, it went down pretty fast, gives the skin a nice healthy glow.
This toner works for me fammmm!!! I use it immediately after washing my face and it’s not drying at all. It gives a silky smooth feel after use and dries off in no time.
Thanks for reading, who uses Clarins , I hear the double Serum is a best seller, will be stocking up again. Let me hear your thoughts.
Have a fab day !