There’s nothing quite like trying out a new face cleanser. Will it clear your skin? Help revive it? Give you the beautiful glow you’ve always been looking for? The potential possibilities are almost too exciting to handle. That’s how I felt with the Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I’ve been using it for the past few weeks, and it’s been treating my skin quite nicely so I would share a bit of a review.
There are a few reasons why I picked up this cleanser. First, I’ve heard some rave reviews about Clarins as a brand so I’d really been wanting to give them a go. Second, I was looking for a product that was both a cleanser and an exfoliator, that way I didn’t need multiple bottles in the shower or at the sink. Third, it had the word “gentle” in the name, which (as a person with sensitive skin) had me thinking it could be a nice change for my skin.
The product itself is almost like a creamy balm, full of little grainy bits to help slough away any dead skin. It is indeed a very gentle cleanser, yet it still does a great job of giving your skin that squeaky clean feel without drying it out and making it feel tight. This cleanser doesn’t really foam up too much. Rather, it becomes a bit milky like a lotion and rinses off easily without leaving any residue behind. The little microbeads give a gentle exfoliation of the skin and aren’t too harsh as long as you’re not scrubbing at your face like mad.
One of my favorite things about this cleanser is the scent. It contains orange extract, so when you use it in the morning you get to wake up to the fresh, slightly floral scent of oranges, which I think is just lovely. I’ve also noticed a big difference in my skin since I started using it. My skin feels incredibly soft after washing, and I can tell that the texture of my skin is starting to even out – no more bumpy or dry patches!
Have you given this exfoliating cleanser a go? Also, which Clarins products do you recommend I try in the future?