A Skincare Duo from Clarins

DSC_1031postAbout a month ago, I added two Clarins products to my skincare routine that were new for me. There are many items from the brand that I like, so I had high hopes for these ones, as well.

I’m a big lover of toners and mists, I use them day and night after cleansing my face. I think they are really refreshing and make my skin feel more clean and ready for the next steps. Clarins Alcohol-Free Toning Lotion with Iris is suggested to be used by people with combination or oily skin but I think you might like it even if your skin is on the drier side. It doesn’t feel stripping, it doesn’t irritate or dry out my skin, at all, it’s just very soothing and mild.
The formula has purifying Iris and Sage extracts, Aloe Vera, Hawthorn and Witch Hazel to tone and balance the skin and to also tighten the pores. Now, my pores don’t appear smaller with this product but I still haven’t found anything to help me with that, unfortunately.
Clarins Alcohol-Free Toning Lotion with Iris has a subtle scent that I personally like and a light green colour. My favourite toner still remains pure rose water but I really enjoy using this one and although, it’s probably not a must-have, it’s actually very good.

I have to say I’m a bit confused about the Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream-Gel. I still see this one on the shelves in Norway along with the recently launched creams which, I believe, have a new formula and new packaging, so I’m not sure if the one that I’m sharing with you today has been discontinued or not.
To me, the one that I have and the new ones smell exactly the same and the scent is nice but a bit too strong for a skincare product, in my opinion. I know many people find it a problem and I can understand why. As to the texture, it’s quite light and sinks into the skin pretty quickly. It feels moisturising without being greasy, however, I’d suggest using a small amount of it, as it can get  a bit heavy if you use more. This cream makes my skin look more radiant and indeed, smoother and plumper. I love that it’s packed with antioxidants but considering it’s in a jar, it’s hard to keep it stable, I guess. The good thing is that the new cream is coming with sun protection, so it should be doing even better anti-ageing job.
I’d probably be getting a sample size of the new one to see the difference and I hope you can tell me more about it if you’ve already tried it.

Have you used any of these products?

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