Face Treatment Oils are one of Clarins’ cult products. Bet you thought it was only their Beauty Balms, eh?
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this face oil. In fact, I was apprehensive to even try it out. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with face oils. Love cleansing oils, no doubt about it. I like Kiehls’ Midnight Recovery Concentrate, but only to a limit. Can’t use it daily, at least, not on the face.
Natural astringent for Oily or Combination Skin. 100% pure plant extracts. Zero preservatives. Clarins’ exclusive blend of Rosewood, Geranium and Lotus extracts purifies, tightens pores and refines the skin texture. Hazelnut Oil softens, soothes and seals in moisture to prevent fine lines. Non-staining.
The Lotus Face Treatment Oil reminds me very much of the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate. The fragrance is similar, and so is the consistency and texture of the oil. I used this on my face for a few weeks, but I’m afraid my face just didn’t agree with the oil. Daily use meant breakouts on the face.
Is that the end of the treatment oil for me?
Thankfully no. I found a way to use this, a place where my skin absolutely loves the oil. It’s my décolletage.
You see, I have a terrible habit of using hot showers, especially during the cold months. You really should keep hot showers to a minimum, because it irritates the skin. As for me, I find great comfort in hot showers, and I tend to hold the shower nozzle close to my chest. After every hot shower, my chest will be plastered with red patches. It’s a reaction to the hot water, especially when it’s sprayed directly on the chest.
It’s an awful habit of mine, just like eye-rubbing. I know it’s bad, I know I shouldn’t do it, but yet I still do
The skin on our chest is actually quite thin compared to our bellies, arms and legs. I’m not talking about our boobs, but the skin over the bony area above our breasts. Have a feel on your chest and you’ll know what I mean. It’s no wonder I get skin reactions from the hot shower.
This is where the treatment oil comes in. I use this on my neck and especially my décolletage. Just three drops of the oil, a gentle massage on the chest, and the skin calms down again. No more angry red patches and bumps. I find that it moisturises the skin very well too.
I may not have used it as intended because it just wouldn’t work that way for me, but I used it in another way that could help my skin. Every few days, I’ll use it on my face under moisturiser. This way, I manage to prevent breakouts on my skin.
Clarins Face Treatment Oils come in three types – Lotus (for oily/combination skin), Santal (for dry/extra dry skin) and Blue Orchid (for dehydrated skin). It retails at AU$49 for 30ml and is available at Clarins counters and selected pharmacies nationwide.
What I like about it: Very relaxing and lovely scent, moisturising oil for my décolletage, calms irritable skin.
What I do not like about it: Breaks me out if I use it on my face daily.
Have you used face treatment oils by Clarins? How did you find it?
Note: This product was provided for consideration.