Clarins gentle, spa-fresh facial exfoliator rids skin of make-up, embedded impurities and spent surface cells in one time-saving step — revealing clean, polished skin beneath. Orange extract softens, refreshes and renews radiance. Moringa Seed extract purifies and refines while preserving skin’s natural moisture balance. Gentle Silica Microbeads give clogged pores a breather. Now that’s refreshing!
I have been using on and off Clarins one step gentle exfoliating cleanser for a couple of years. First I got a mini sample that actually lasted me a while. Then I purchased mini size from Sephora for only 10$ (it was more than a half of the full size). When I ran out of that one finally got the full sized product. What can I say but that I really love it? I rarely ever buy same product over and over again.
I keep it in shower and love using it twice a week not more than that. Even though it’s labeled as “cleanser” that can be used every morning and evening I believe that’s way too much exfoliation – even if you have super thick oily skin.
I use this as any other exfoliator on a damp skin. As I mentioned I love using it in shower and after gently massaging it over damp face I like to keep it on for couple of minutes. When rinsed off skin is unbelievably soft and silky. It does not dry me out which is a great plus. It has orange extract that gives nice scent to this product, very invigorating and refreshing. I would love to have shower gel or scrub with the same texture and scent.
It comes in a nice sleek tube and has 125ml. You will see in the photos below what amount you need for the whole face. Very little goes a long way. Recently they changed a packaging and now it’s thinner and slightly longer tube. It has flip top cap that’s not really user friendly. Whenever you squeeze the product out and you close it , next time you open it you will notice a lot of product leaked into the cap. Sigh…
Texture is very light, almost gel like and has tiny silica micro beads. They are very gentle on skin but pretty effective when it comes to smoothing the skin, getting those dead skin cells of and leaving skin fresh and radiant. This is not your super rough creamy/paste kind of a scrub.
I love using it at the end of the long day when I wear makeup 8 + hours. It just refreshes skin so nicely, you can tell all the dirt and makeup came off.
I am not really big on Clarins but some products they have I just adore. With them it’s a hit or miss. This one is one of the best products in their range. I highly recommend it for any skin type – I truly believe anyone can benefit from this product.
It retails for 35$ at Sephora (that’s where I bought mine) and all major department stores.