I always thought cleansing milks were not for oily skin, but Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian changed that notion of mine. Clarins is on par with Clinique as far as skin care products are concerned, even a notch above I feel. Clarins products have subtle fragrance which feels refreshing. People who have not had good luck with Clinique, should try Clarins, they have some amazing products in their fold.
Soothing cleansing milk smoothes away make-up and impurities with spa-like efficiency. Clarins’ blend of purifying plant extracts—including Gentian, Hawthorn and Sage—helps rebalance oily-prone skin for optimum comfort and radiance. Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and perfectly refreshed.
How To Use:
To increase effectiveness and prevent over-stimulation, Clarins recommends the following technique: Place hands flat, without pressing, over the entire face and then lift briskly away to create a suction effect. This literally draws out and lifts make-up and grime as gently as possible. Repeat this movement five or six times, then rinse skin thoroughly with tepid water. Apply in the morning and evening, using Clarins gentle cleansing method.
$ 18 for 100 ml.
My Take on Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian:
This subtly and refreshingly fragranced cleansing milk does a superb job of removing dirt and all types of makeup, even eye makeup. It removes all traces of dirt and grime too. Its specially formulated for combination and oily skin, but I think it would work equally well for dry and normal skin too. Even if you have no makeup on, the cotton swab after using the cleansing milk shows some residue. The instructions describe to use fingers briskly to create a suction effect with the cleansing milk, and I did the same. After that, I used cotton rounds to wipe off all dirt and makeup. Finally, rinsed skin with water.
I have to tell you, this works amazingly, I have had lesser breakouts after I started using this cleansing milk regularly. I would have really minded if it came without any fragrance. This one gently removes makeup and impurities and does not feel harsh at all. The best thing is that there are so many good ingredients – psidium guajava fruit extract, crataegus monogyna flower extract, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Gentiana lutea (Gentian) root extract – along with “methylparaben,” which is the only con in this otherwise superb product. If you are looking for a gentle yet effective cleansing milk – this is it 🙂
Summing up the pros and cons of this product:
Pros of Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian:
- Removes all traces of makeup and impurities from the skin.
- Works gently yet effectively.
- Cleansing milk specifically formulated for oily and combination skin.
- Contains a whole lot of good ingredients like psidium guajava fruit extract, crataegus monogyna flower extract, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Gentiana lutea (Gentian) root extract.
- Subtle and refreshing fragrance.
- Does not feel harsh on the skin.
- Prevents breakouts on skin.
Cons of Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian:
- Contains methylparaben.
Will I Purchase Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian?
Yes, its a superb product, love it!
5/5 (I really don’t mind parabens that much).
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