Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cleansin' Wednesday: Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream

Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream came highly recommended by a few people so I bought this in the middle of the polar vortex this past winter. 


My skin was feeling tragically dry and have been using it periodically when I feel like I need something gentle and moisturizing. It comes in a big ol' pot and it looks, feels and smells like a basic moisturizing cream (albeit a slightly lighter texture).


I don't hate it but it just... falls short for me. It's not that great at removing makeup and if I use it after I remove makeup with something like Bioderma, for example, my skin feels like it's not clean. Maybe because I'm used to more thorough cleanses and this is designed for the most sensitive and dry skins, but this just falls short for me in terms of cleansing. I have tried cleansers geared towards the same skin concerns by other brands (La Roche Posay's Toleriane range, Avene) and I found them to be more effective and at a lower price point.

The Clarins cleanser feels nice and luxurious, yes. But other than that... I bet you I can get the same result by slathering a layer of Nivea cream on my face, wiping it off with a washcloth and saving $35 in the process.

Have you ever tried this? Are cream cleansers a thing of the past now?

xx

Sandra

12 comments:

  1. The packaging of this is very "old-wordly" somehow! Have never paid attention to it before.. and doesn't look like a probability in the future after your review!

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    1. it's pretty "meh" i think there are better things out there in the market that fulfill the same purpose.

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  2. I haven't tried this, but looks like I will skip this product! Thanks for the review!
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  3. I like the idea of tissuing off a cleanser, it just feels so lady like! Of course it doesn't feel TOTALLY clean, so I'd follow with water and a muslin cloth, :) Have you tried the Emma Hardie? I'm thinking I need to indulge in more cream cleansers. I love the Jurlique Balancing Foaming Face Wash, but I'd like to get into the whole facial massage thing, and it's hard to do that with a liquid cleanser.

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    1. emma hardie has been on my list for ages! maybe this fall i will finally cave in. i also love the facial massage thing. at night when i have time i double cleanse - first massage with balm or oil, then go in with a gel/foaming cleanser and washcloth. sooo fresh and so clean :)

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  4. Perfect timing - I actually talked about cleansing, its effect on the acid mantle of the skin, and why you have to be so careful to make the right choices, on my blog today! http://bit.ly/1ioavEa

    My all time favourite cleanser is the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm, it really does remove all makeup without irritating, drying or stripping the skin.

    xx

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    1. i also love the clinique balm! reviewed it a few weeks ago :) will check out your blog post!

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  5. Good review!
    Glad I read this before I splashed out the cash to buy it

    nailsandteapots xx

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  6. It looks like an average cream......nice and honest review dear.....xoxoxo....^_^

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  7. Seems a bit expensive for what it is yes. I still use a cream cleanser though. I actually double cleanse: cream cleanser first, then face wash.

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    1. yes!! i am a fan of the double cleanse as well :) just with an oil/balm first xx

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