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After using a set of products from Clarins, I have realized that Clarins makes awesome products for sensitive and oily skin. The best aspect about Clarins skin care products are that they are extremely gentle on the skin and work effectively. I like Clarins products on par with Clinique skin care. Today, I am reviewing a toner from Clarins formulated especially for combination and oily skin – Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris For Combination and Oily Skin.
Alcohol-free toner — with purifying Iris and Sage extracts — removes every last trace of cleanser, leaving oily-prone skin pristine-clean and perfectly radiant. Tones and tightens pores while helping normalize surface oils. Preps skin for the Clarins treatments to follow.
How To Use:
After applying cleansing milk. Soak two cotton pads with toning lotion and smooth over the face and neck.
$22 dollars for 200 ml.
My Take on Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris For Combination or Oily Skin:
I got this toner at a time when I was in need of toners sans alcohol. The Elizbath Arden Pore Minimizing Toner left my skin a bit greasy and the alcohol content in other high-end toners caused stinging on my skin. I wanted a toner which would clean and tone my skin, and do nothing else. This toner with Iris clicked with me completely because of two reasons – it does not contain alcohol and the glycerin content does not leave my face sticky. So, I was only happy to use this on a routine basis. This product has a very subtle talc kind of fragrance which does not bother at all, its a pleasant fragrance. This toner is water based with many good ingredients like aloe barbadensis leaf juice, witch hazel water, psidium guajava fruit extract, iris florentina root extract, crataegus monogina flower extract.
I use the Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian first and follow it up with this toner. This toner removes the residue left behind by the cleansing milk and leaves the skin clean and supple. It tones up the skin quite well. There is no greasy feeling left behind. I usually skip the moisturizer because it does not dry out the skin.
I am very happy with how this toner cleans, tones, and leaves the skin supple; however, it does not work that great on reducing pores. Its a great toner for oily and combination skin types, but don’t expect it to minimize facial pores.
I have also tried the Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile for Normal and Dry Skin – which is also alcohol free, and it also cleans and tones skin very well without stinging; however, this particular variant has a slightly higher glycerin content and for me it does leave the skin a bit greasy, but I am sure it would be great for normal and dry skin.
Girls, if not anything, you should check out the toners from Clarins.
Summing up the pros and cons:
Pros of Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris For Combination or Oily Skin:
- Tones facial skin well, leaves it clean and supple.
- No stinging sensation.
- Alcohol free.
- Especially formulated for oily/combination skin with iris root extract.
- Contains a whole lot of ingredients.
- Does not leave the skin greasy.
- Cleans up oil and traces of dirt.
- Subtle and refreshing fragrance.
- Gentle on skin.
Cons of Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris For Combination or Oily Skin:
- Contains glycerin – though it does not leave skin greasy, still some people may not like it at all.
Will I Repurchase Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris For Combination or Oily Skin?
Yes, totally 🙂
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