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WHAT IS IT?
This is a cleanser that is made by Clarins. It is a water cleanser and is very gentle to the skin.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You apply the water to your face using a ball of cotton wool and you do not have to rinse it away because of how it is so gentle.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with this cleansing water and one of the reasons is because I think it smells very beautiful. It has got peach essential water in it and you can smell peaches in the fragrance of the cleansing water very strong, I like that and like also that the fragrance stays on my skin for a little amount of time and even though it is weak I can smell it easily.
The water is not greasy and feels exactly like water on my skin, it has got the beautiful peach fragrance and that makes it feel like it is a very natural product.
My skin feels clean when I use this but not so clean as when I use other cleansers but I would not expect that because this is very gentle and weak. I like to use it and think it is refreshing on my skin, I used it in the summer and was very happy with how it made my skin feel because it was not moisturising but it did not dry my skin also.
My skin feels soft after I have used it but that is the only effect and there is no sticky feeling or any feeling that a product has been on my skin. You should use quality cotton wool balls because if you do not too much of the water will be soaked up and that is a waste of money.
A bottle of this cleansing water costs about £30 and I think that is too much even though I like it very much because it is not so effective as other cleansing produce.
4 Dooyoo Hearts.
This cleanser is the newest addition to my vast Clarins collection. I have a lot of products, and I use them all, and there are very few that I do not get one with/don't get on with me. This, for me, is another hit and another time when I have been happy to have invested my money in my favourite skin care company!
Let me begin by stating that sometimes, I can be lazy. Don't get me wrong - I work hard, and I am productive, but when I am tired and have a full face of make-up which needs removing before sleep, the laziness can kick in! Now my mother always drummed into me the importance of good skin care (a rule I live by) and so I feel very guilty when Miss Lazy shows her face before bed. I went through a week where I was using baby wipes to remove my make-up not so long ago (rather than cleanse/tone/moisturise), and that is just a no go with me. I know it is ok for some people, but when a sensitive baby wipe makes your cheeks sting, you know you are doing badly! And as a woman brought up on good skin care, I cannot emphasise how guilty I felt wiping my Tesco baby wipe on my face. So, the next day I went online to see what 'quick fix' I could find from Clarins to 1) take away my guilt and 2) further my Clarins addiction!
The item I ordered was this Water Comfort One Step Cleanser. I did actually sample it, and love it, some years ago (or at least a very similar version) so I can't really understand how I had forgotten about it. But I did.
When it arrived I was very excited. This little gem promises to cleanse skin, remove make up and soften the skin in one easy step. Exactly what I need on a night time! All you need to do is soak a cotton pad and wipe the face. No need to rinse, all done!
(This would actually be brilliant for someone travelling, as no water is needed to clean; just the bottle and a piece of cotton wool).
Now on the Clarins website, it does state that it will remove 'light' make up, and this suggests to me powder etc. I use a full coverage Clarins foundation, and I have to admit, it is quite difficult to get my face completely clean. I do find though, that if I apply to the cotton and wipe, then repeat a few times, that my skin does become fresh and clean, so although I cannot do it in one step I am still happy. That is not Clarins fault; it is my own for trying to remove more make up than it is designed for! And if you were someone who actually did wear light make up (or none at all for that matter) then you would find this product very quick and effective.
My step dad actually uses this, with no moisturiser and he is very happy. Being a steel worker, he gets very grimy, and even after a shower and hair wash he manages to get yet more grime off using this wonderful product.
So how does it feel?
When I use the cleanser it feels very gentle on my skin. It sweeps over my face easily on the cotton, and I find it picks up plenty of grime along the way. There is no residue left on my face, and I do not feel all damp to the touch. I do, however, feel soft and clean! It does a wonderful job of caring for my skin and making it feel refreshed in an evening.
Although you do not have to, I do add a moisturiser after using this. This may be purely habit, and my mums lessons again, but I simply cannot wash my face and then not apply moisturiser. It goes against everything I have been taught! If you did choose not to though, I believe your skin would still feel very nice and soothed. I cannot say I have noticed any tightness following a liberal use of this product.
The liquid itself smells very fresh. There is no particular scent which comes to my mind when I smell the bottle. Just a nice clean and fresh scent I am happy to put onto my face. There is no lingering smell either, and I am more than happy with this.
The liquid - now this might sound silly - is very soft. I have said this about a Clarins product before, and I really do mean it. It does not feel like water does, it feels much smoother and softer. I assume this will be all the lovely softening ingredients in it (such as the peach essential water, the honey and the glycerine), and to be honest, this makes it even more of a pleasure to apply.
The bottle is easy to handle, and is in the usual Clarins style you expect. A simple bottle; a screw top lid; and a good sized hole in the top. You can easily tip out the product without it running everywhere and being wasted. The only down side is the bottle being clear it is very hard to read any of the red writing with the ingredients and basic instructions. But, all this information is contained on the leaflet that comes with it, so it isn't the end of the world.
Personally I am happy with the value for money with this product. A 200ml bottle has cost me £15.60 from Escentual, and online or in store direct from Clarins would be £19.50 full price.
The bottle lasts a good amount of time, and although I do have to use quite a bit more than I expected (thanks to my heavy make-up) I will still buy again to clean my skin in an evening. Although it will not replace my usual cleanse, tone, moisturise ritual in the morning, it is a very welcome addition to my skin care routine and collection!
I would recommend!
Please note: this is a facial cleanser, and should not be used to remove eye make-up!
© CherryCoke_x 2013
- I have also written my review on the website I bought the product from, and also on Clarins website itself.
Despite having very good intentions I probably don't take quite as good care of my skin as I should. I have cosmetic bags full of cleansers, toners, scrubs, face masks and moisturisers but it is only really the moisturisers that get regular use. One item I have had in my collection for a while is a bottle of Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser.
- The Packaging -
The 200ml cleanser comes in a transparent hard plastic bottle with the Clarins logo and product information in red. It is great that the bottle is transparent as you can clearly see how much cleanser remains inside. It also looks nice because the cleanser is a light peach colour. The lid, made from white plastic with a gold coloured band, screws on and off easily but doesn't allow leaking. The gold detail makes the product look luxurious and expensive. The opening of the bottle has a small hole to allow a very controlled amount of liquid out. I think the packaging is practical but also looks quite classy. It doesn't look particularly modern but has more of a classic, sophisticated look that would look nice displayed on a dressing table or in the bathroom.
- The Cleanser -
Most cleansers I have used have been the kind that you apply to your face with water to create a lather. I find these great because I can use them in the bath where it is easier and less messy to wash it off afterwards. However, this cleanser has a much thinner consistency like water. To apply it you squirt some of the liquid onto a cotton wool pad and then rub this over your face, there is no need to rinse it off. This is much more like a toner in my experience. This application process is very easy though. The first thing you notice when applying the cleanser is that it smells lovely. The scent is of sweet peaches which somehow manages to smell expensive. It feels pleasant while being applied and immediately afterwards my face feels clean, fresh, smooth and even a little tighter. Sometimes you can see on the cotton wool pad that dirt and grime has been removed.
- The Results -
I use this cleanser once or twice a week but when I use it I always think to myself that I should use it more. I tend to use it before applying a day cream and then make up. I think my skin looks and feels better after using it and I have noticed that these results last throughout the day. I think using this makes my skin healthier. I find this perfect for my normal skin although it is also suitable for dry skin. I have never had a reaction when using this so I assume it is a gentle product.
- Price and Availability -
Clarins have their own website where you can buy this cleanser for £19. Clarins concessions are also in many department stores which will sometimes have offers such as 10% off. To me £19 is much too expensive for a cleanser but I was lucky enough to receive mine as a gift. I don't use it daily so the 200ml bottle should last me a while but when I do finish it I doubt I will purchase another as I don't think I can justify the price. Having said that I do think this price is competitive compared to other luxury brands.
- Would I Recommend? -
I think this cleanser is great in every way except the price! I like the packaging, it is easy to apply, it smells lovely, it makes my skin feel instantly great and the results are long lasting. I just can't justify £19 so I will have to wait for another generous gift!
For Christmas and birthday presents my mum can't help but ensure she buys me "little treats" as she knows that I either ask for practical presents or money (which she knows I very rarely end up buying things for myself with). So she packs me a hamper of treats. Over the past few years the contents of the hamper not only are growing in quantity I'm also finding more "quality" brands in there. One of my goodies in my Christmas 2010 hamper was the Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser.
*** Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser ***
Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser is described as "perfect for skin that does not like water" and that it gives the feeling of cleansing with water without water. This is through including peach essential water which softens skin and a derivative of coconut to cleanse.
Specifically the active ingredients and effects in the Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser are
-Peach Essential Water- which is rich in glucose and fructose to improve the skins softness and suppleness
-Coconut Derivative- a gentle non-foaming cleansing agent which dissolves surface grim and light make up.
- Morringa Seed Extract- neutralises harmful pollution and detoxifies the skin
- Isphagul and Provitamin B5- to soften and hydrate the skin by rebalancing its protective mantle.
-Honey and Glycerine- to regular and maintain the skins moisture level.
The Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser is available from Clarins counters in department stores including Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser and John Lewis. A 200ml bottle costs in the region of £19 in store however if you shop around online many retailers offer discounts. www.extrascents.com are selling this for £15.50 and www.feelunique.com are selling this for £16 therefore with free delivery you can make a saving on this product.
The product comes in quite simple packaging. This is a clear round plastic bottle with a white screw off lid. The front of the bottle has the simple Clarins logo on it in gold font. The bottle is a traditional liquid cleanser bottle where you pour the liquid out of the bottle. There have been many occasions in the past where my clumsiness has led to me knocking a bottle of cleanser over and wasting a full bottle. I am very careful when using this cleanser as at £19 a bottle I can't afford to replace a spilt bottle but thankfully the end of the bottle is enclosed with a hole to dispense product out of. Obviously if you did tip the bottle over accidentally you would find that the product still spills but it would slow down the flow of liquid. Secondly as you tip the cleanser bottle over on the cotton pad there is less chance of wastage of product as not as much liquid is dispensed.
The directions for use are "Simply soak a cotton wool pad in one of the One-Step Cleansing Waters and gently sweep over the face to remove surface grime and light make-up in a single step. And there's no need to rinse. Can be used morning and evening."
I use a large cotton wool pad to apply to my face. I find to apply enough liquid to the pad I need to tip the bottle onto the pad 4-5 times. This allows me to use the product quite economically but still use enough product for it to be effective.
When tipped out onto the pad there is quite a strong peach scent which is more fruity and sweet rather than a sickly sugary sweet type peach scent. I do not like the scent of coconut but I could not really smell this ingredient in the cleanser. As you apply to your face the cotton pad glides onto your face and I feel I do not have to drag the pad. The cleanser feels wet but does not have a greasy, oily or sticky feel which I do not like about some cleansers.
After rubbing on my face and cleansing my skin I feel my skin has a slightly wet feel but after 30 seconds my face then feels dry again.
On the first occasion I used this product I was actually very disappointed. My skin felt lovely and soft but it was clear that there were still traces and patches of make up on my face. When I read the bottle I did see that it read "light make-up" and my make-up is probably not light. I wear a mid-coverage foundation, with concealer, blusher and heavy eye make-up and the Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser did not remove this. I decided to try again the following day and use a make-up wipe to remove the majority of my make-up first.
When I used the cleanser after doing this I was much more satisfied with the results. After using on a "cleaner base" my skin felt very soft and had a firm but supple feel to it even after the first use whereas when I used it the first time my skin just felt a little bit softer. When I looked at the pad after I had cleansed the pad looked dirty but I was satisfied that all traces of make up had been removed from my skin as I could no longer feel make up on my skin. For those that do not wear foundation or only wear a tinted moisturiser the Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser would be perfect and you would not need to remove make up first.
After using for a number of days on an evening I noticed a difference in the feel and appearance of my skin. I have combination skin and I find my cheeks are often dry and in the winter I suffer visable dry patches of skin but my t zone is often oily. The first difference I noticed in my skin is that my nose and chin did not feel oily and have a shiny appearance. I then noticed that my dry areas felt like they had greater moisture and were not drying out which I expected because the product was drying out the oily areas of my face. As a result I felt the appearance of my skin was more even.
The product is outlined to be used on a morning and evening but due to time restrictions I only use on an evening (almost daily). I still find the effects are noticeable although I feel that if I did use twice a day then I would notice greater results.
I was very impressed with the results of this cleanser and unlike many of the other "higher priced" goodies in the Christmas hamper my mum gave to me I have actually purchased a replacement of the Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser.
At £17 for a 200ml bottle the price tag is high and slightly off putting, but this is a very economical product and I find with virtually daily use a bottle lasts me 6 months probably more than double the time that cheaper brands of liquid cleansers last me.
For combination skin like mine I would definitely recommend using this cleanser. I struggle to find cleansers for combination skin as I often find that they either make my dry skin worse and/or my oily patches worse but the Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser actually tackles both. After use my skin feels soft and supple and I find any excess patches of oil around my T-zone has gone or my dry patches on my cheeks are moisturised.
I suffer from Rosacea which is a skin condition that aggravates skin and makes it red, blotchy and itchy. It is the redness that especially bothers me and is something that I have spent a fortune on trying to cover and disguise over the years. Washing my face can really aggravate the condition and over the years I have found out through trial and error which cleansers I can use and which ones that I can't.
Just because something says that it is designed for sensitive skin doesn't necessarily mean that it is suitable.
Clarins comfort one step water is one such cleanser that says it is especially designed for even the sensitive of skins but I found it to irritate my skin and leave it looking blotchy afterwards.
I am a really big fan of Clarins products and although they are expensive I find that the majority of the time that they are worth paying that little extra for. The comfort water however was pretty much useless for me.
You just use it like a normal cleanser by putting some on some cotton wool and sweeping it over your face to remove dirt and make-up.
I found that I needed to use at least three but usually four cotton balls with the comfort water before my skin actually felt clean and the cotton ball came away from my face clear. If I had been using it with a full face of make-up this would have been acceptable but this was the case even just with using a tinted moisturiser and a very light coating of blusher.
I also found that even though it was supposed to be ultra gentle it actually slightly stung my skin when using it. This is a sensation I get with a lot of cleansers but because this was supposed to be as pure as water I was expecting it to be more gentle.
It also left me looking a little blotchy after use but to be fair this only lasted a small amount of time before my skin went back to its normal colour.
The peach which the comfort water is extracted from is supposed to leave your skin looking and feeling softer and more comfortable but in all honesty I failed to notice any sort of difference between this and a really cheap cleanser. I thought that the comfort water was ok but for £18.00 for a 200ml bottle I really did expect more for it.
I've been wanting to try this for ages but have been put of by the price tag. I had a Boots voucher come through from a survey site so decided to use it to finally try the Clarins Water Comfort Cleanser. At £18.50 for a 200ml bottle it had to perform well to warrant its hefty price tag.
The cleanser comes in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the clear peach coloured liquid inside. It has a gorgeous smell to it, really peachy and fresh. Clarins promise this product has " a cleansing action that will soothe, condition and moisturise your skin". To use is simplicity itself, just soak a cotton wool pad in the lotion and wipe over your face to remove dirt and dust and general grime from the day. There's no need to rinse the water after using it and it can be used twice a day morning and night.
The skin on my face has been dry since I returned home from my honeymoon in Cyprus, its also been a bit on sensitive side so I was hoping this would cleanse my face and remove make up without drying it out. This cleanser promises to cleanse with essential waters rather than oils. This is distilled water from plant extracts The cleanser contains Peach essential water which improves the softness of your skin, I was hoping this would stop the dried out feeling I was getting after removing my make up.
I always use a cleanser on my face morning and night, I never miss. I have been using this cleanser for a couple of weeks now and I am quite pleased with the cleansing aspect of it. . It cleans my skin and removes daily grime with relative ease. I don't find it leaves my skin very wet after using it which with not having to rinse either makes it a good product to use in the mornings when I always seem to be in a rush.
I have had no problems with sensitivity especially my eyes which tend to sting with other products I've tried. While I am pleased with the Clarins water for cleansing I'm a bit disappointed with the moisturising qualities of it. Ordinary water dries my skin right out and leaves it feeling tight and uncomfortable, I didn't have this problem with the Clarins water it did leave my skin feeling softer than my regular cleanser and it didn't leave it feeling tight but it didn't feel as soft and moisturised as I would have liked for the price I paid.
All in all I have mixed feeling about this. It smells lovely and cleanses well. I don't need to rinse after I've used it so its quick when I'm in a rush in the mornings but it hasn't left my skin feeling as nice as I thought it would. I would have liked a more moisturised feel to my face for £18.00. I would buy it again if the price was much lower but with the current price its just not worth it. Only 3 stars from me.
I really love Clarins products, they are very expensive but they work so the price doesn't overly bother me. I don't mind paying good money for good quality products. I received some Clarins products in June for my birthday and one of the products i got was this Clarins water comfort one-step cleanser, i had never used or heard of it before. I just don't get this water comfort one-step cleanser and feel let down by it.
Clarins water comfort one-step cleanser costs around £18.00 for a bottle. You can purchase it from John lewis, Debenhams or Boots for this price. Clarins water comfort one-step cleanser comes in a plastic 200ml bottle. You can choose what water comfort one-step cleanser will suit you, my skin is normal to dry so the peach water is best for my skin, you can get mint water for people with oily skin.
Clarins water comfort one-step cleanser comes in a plastic bottle with peach coloured liquid in the bottle, a silver screw cap lid and once this is removed their is a small hole in the centre of the bottle where the water comes out.
The idea of the water comfort one-step cleanser is you use this this product to clean your face instead of soap. Its gentle , kind to skin and cleanses. I really like the smell of the cleaner very peachy but not to strong. The liquid texture is like water so applying can be difficult however i use cotton wall balls because i can splash the cleanser on them and gently rub over my face and leave the liquid to absorb. You do not have to rinse this off.
If you apply the liquid by finger tips you will get the liquid everywhere but your face and the product is expensive so i'm careful not to waste any of it.
As i said i have mixed feelings with this product, my main concern is i don't feel it really cleans my skin. It does not remove make up either. I used this cleanser everyday for one week and by the end i could actually see a build up or dirt around my nose so had to use soap to remove it. I do like the smell but feel this is one of the worse Clarins products i have used, its almost like they got some water, bottled it and slapped on their brand logo with a squirt of peach, then sold it with a big price tag.
This Clarin water comfort one-step cleanser was not good enough for me so i wont be recommending it.
I am really loving the Clarins skincare range at the moment and am thrilled that they do a product which allows waterless cleansing. The idea of this cleanser is to be able to use it without having to wash it off, essentially it is a cleanser and toner in one. The cleanser is expensive and retails at £18.50 for a 200ml bottle.
The Clarins website has a write up on this product and claims that it contains its own essentail water which is an active ingredient obtained through steam distillation, all sounds very intriguing! It states that it contains plant properties as the water appears to be extracted from plants. This cleanser contains peach which has been selected as it is said to be soothing, softening and conditioning. So does this cleanser live up to its promises?
I really enjoy using this cleanser, I have combination skin which can be sensitive and as such a cleanser designed to be genlte on skin is ideal for me. I am also slightly lazy in terms of my skincare, I usually wash my face with a cleanser in the shower everyday and then I use this waterless cleanser in the evening to save me having to go to the bathroom and use a cleanser which requires washing off! This cleanser also smells amazing due to the peach extracts in it which is lovely as I hate using products on my face which smell strange!
In terms of the promises of soothed, softened and conditioned skin I would say that this does tick all three boxes there as well. My skin feels soothed and due to the gentleness of the product there is no irritation or dryness caused by this product. In fact I find this product leaves my skin hydrated and it is a little moisturising, which is why the product does soften and condition the skin. My skin feels soft to touch after using this cleanser which I like. I definitely think that this cleanser has helped to keep my skin clear as well in combination with the rest of my skincare routine.
Another benefit of this product is that due to it needing no water to remove it, it is the perfect product for taking with you to the gym, or when travelling etc. I generally use a cotton pad to wipe the cleanser over my face so all you need to take are some cotton pads and the cleanser!
In conclusion I would throughly recommend this cleanser, if you can justify paying the price as it is expensive for a cleanser!
Now I'm quite lucky to have a fussy friend who seems to only buy higher end products and if she doesn't like them then I benefit from it as she gives them to me! This was recently something I was given from her and as much as I adored my Liz Earle products I love to try new things and this was something that intriuged me. I have found this for around £14 online for a 200ml bottle and is slightly more expensive around the £18 mark in Boots and at Clarins stockists. At the moment Boots is currently running a promotion were if you buy two Clarins products or more they are giving away a free 30ml bottle of Eau De Jardins perfume (which I have written a review about and I adore!).
The packaging as with all Clarins products is sleek and simple. The bottle is slightly tinted orange and has a screw top lid. I have quite sensitive skin that can react badly to new facial washes and toners but as Clarins is an extremley well known brand I thought I would give this ago. Now at first the concept to me that it didn't require rinsing off I was a bit confused about. The bottle instructed me to 'Soak a cotton pad and gently wipe over face. No need to rinse off.' So I did as I was told and soaked several cotton pads and working in circular motions across my face. I have only ever used this in the morning so I cannot comment on how well it takes off makeup but I have heard that just for light makeup such as a tinted moisturiser it removes but a full face of makeup its not as great. It doesn't lather and does literally just come out the bottle looking and feeling like water. I really liked that as the liquid was so water like you could use all of the product without leaving any in the bottom like cream cleansers which there is always that little bit you can't quite get too.
I'm incredibly fussy when it comes to fragrances in makeup/cleansers/toners and other facial products and this on the bottle sounded gorgeous as it contains peach water. The fragrance for me was just a little too overpowering and I'm not sure if its because I've got a really strong sense of smell and I'm fussy about these things or if it was just genuinely quite a strong peach fragrance. When I first applied this to my face it felt slightly stingy which wasn't unbearable but I do think that is down to my quite sensitive skin. After a wiping around my face I felt like my skin was hydrated but at the same time slightly tight and not as clean as I would like it to be. I'm not sure if this was down to the fact that I'm so used to rinsing my face after using products it didn't feel quite so clean as normal. I didn't break out from using this product but I don't think I would be going back to it or buying it with my own money as I don't like the way my skin felt afterwards and also I found the scent far too overpowering for me, I prefer things to smell more natural and "barely there". I think this product would be amazing if you were travelling long distance just to refresh your skin on a long journey flight or if you were off somewhere with no running water?.
Overall I'm just not sure about this product but I think it would work brilliantly on other skin just not my own!
I use a lot of Clarins products because I generally find they are quality products whose prices are not outside of the realms of possibility. Some cosmetic and face care products are just priced ridiculously high, and while Clarins is certainly not the cheapest on the market, it is also, by no means, the most expensive. A bottle of Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser contains 200ml of the solution and costs £18.50 from Boots is expensive but not too over the top (for example, compared to Yves Saint Laurent Temps Majeur Cleansing Balm at £40.00). I would estimate that one 200ml bottle lasts me between 4 - 5 weeks, based on a regime of using it morning and evening.
Certainly as we get older, cleansing is something that becomes increasingly important if we are to remain looking as youthful as possible and delay the inevitable signs of aging. This cleanser purports to remove impurities from the skin and also to tighten our skin - and so there is no separate need for a toner. I have been used to the three step regime of cleanse, tone and moisturise - and so this product means that you can cut out one of the steps, therefore saving on time and potentially on expense too.
The product comes within a plastic bottle with a screw off lid. When first bought, it is sold in a typical Clarins box and has product information and user directions enclosed within it, which are comprehensive and easy to read and follow. The bottle is transparent and so you can see how much of the product is left - and importantly, you can get 100% of the product out of the bottle without wasting any of it.
Using Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser is easy. You put a generous amount onto a face pad or cotton wool (not supplied) and then you wipe your face and neck in a circular pattern in order to remove all impurities and tone. Once completed, you then do not have to rinse your face and can therefore just go forward with moisturising. Like I said, I used this regime morning and evening.
The cleanser has a nice floral but fresh smell to it - but it is quite a strong smell. On applying the cleanser, I found that it was initially a little stingy on my skin, but then I do have sensitive skin. However, within a few minutes the stingy sensation dissipated and it was replaced by a kind of tight feeling - which I didn't altogether like. I did find that by the time I had moisturised, this tight uncomfortable feeling was replaced by a feeling of my skin being well hydrated, but I do feel that this product in itself has a slightly astringent property which is not something that I'm very keen on. I also found that not rinsing my face afterwards made my skin feel a little heavy and not completely clean - and so I was finding that I was rinsing my face anyway, which I suspected negated the toning aspect of using this product.
Overall, I don't particularly rate this product. I did continue using it until the bottle was empty, but I won't be buying it again.
Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser - with Peach Essential Water
(For normal or Dry Skin)
After purchasing my routine products from a Clarins counter in store, I was then given two free items, their Relax Bath and Shower Concentrate and this One-step cleanser. Receiving two free items from Clarins and both being 100ml bottles, is not bad going at all. I had never considered shopping for these types of products from Clarins as I feel they are simply luxury items; too expensive and not necessarily essential. That being said, after experimenting with the two, this one-step cleanser is my favourite out of them both and think it may interest many people.
Clarins have a 'Cleansers and Toners' section and within this there are five categories, six if you count the sections' gift sets; Foaming Cleansers (Where their Pure Melt Cleansing Gel is located-It's brilliant by the way!) Cleansing Milks, Toning Lotions, Eye Makeup Removers, and finally Instant Cleansers and Cleansing Waters where this product can be found.
There are three one-step cleansers within this category that are designed for different skin types. One is with orange extracts and designed to renew radiance and is for all skin types, one with mint essential water for combination or oily skin, and this product which is with peach essential water for normal or dry skin. My skin leans slightly more towards the combination kind rather than normal or dry but I decided to try it anyway as I have a couple of products designed for normal skin and they hadn't done me any harm.
The first thing you notice about this product is its peachy coloured tint, visible through the transparent oval bottle. However, the liquid actually soaks into your cotton pad translucent, just as water would, which confirms that the bottle may actually have a slight tint to it. With the usual gold band around the bottom of it the lid is the usual Clarins style; white, chunky and easily screwed off. The writing on the bottle itself stating the products' details is easily read, in the usual style and bold font that Clarins usually use and red in colour. The contents can leave the bottle pretty quickly despite the hole the cleanser comes out of not being too big, but it's easily controlled when covered with a cotton pad/ ball. I have to say, this product smells absolutely gorgeous and not overwhelmingly so, it has a light and fresh peach scent, really feminine.
The instructions on the bottle advise you to 'Soak a cotton pad and gently wipe over face. No need to rinse off.'
When I used the cleanser for the first time, I used cotton balls instead and found them to work just as effectively as a cotton pad would. As it was the morning I didn't have any makeup on at the time and found I only needed one. I tipped the bottle -with the cotton ball over the hole- once on each side, meaning not much of the product was used at all. The cleanser did go on as water would but my face did sting for a couple of seconds and I noticed it left a shiny film which was somewhat sticky, but left for a little while the stickiness seemed to dry. I then applied moisturiser and my skin really did feel good and I didn't break out from using it that time.
Another day I wanted to see how effective the cleanser would be removing makeup. After a dozen soaked cotton balls I was still left with makeup smeared eyes and my stubborn mascara still clinging on for dear life, result- does not remove heavy makeup. I then experimented a couple of days later removing basic makeup ( a little powder and a fair coloured eye shadow NO mascara) and the product worked fine and effectively.
I think this one-step cleanser does achieve what it's designed to do, but don't expect a deep cleanse. It would be a very handy item to take to a festival if you were camping, I can imagine it would freshen your face right up in the morning. It would also be a handy item to own if you find yourself often rushing in the mornings, it is a quick way to make sure your face is clean and should you use it all the time you wouldn't need a separate toner. For a night time wash I wouldn't recommend this.
For me, I like the feeling of splashing my face with water in the morning, not to mention I am a huge fan of another cleansing product from Clarins, their Pure melt Cleansing Gel. It is much more effective, lasts longer and has better long-term results. But that is just my opinion, I'm sure this product will have many fans.
The ingredients are as follows: Peach essential water (obtained through a process of steam distillation) rich in glucose and fructose. Coconut derivative, a gentle non-foaming cleansing agent and Moringa seed extract.
You can buy Clarins Water One-step Cleanser from their online website or one of the counters in store for £18.50 and that is for 200ml. It is also on escentual.com but for the much cheaper price of £14.80 for 200ml. Overall I am rating the cleanser three out of five stars. The best thing about the product is it's scent, for what it does I really feel the price is outrageous. It's nothing special.
I have reviewed a few Clarins products mainly because they are excellent and I cannot stop myself recommending them to anyone who will listen!!
I have very sensitive skin which reacts rather wildly to allsorts of cosmetics and skincare products. I have tried all manner of moisturisers, lotions and potions over the years and have found Clarins to be the one and only brand that I can consistently trust not to irritate my skin and to make my skin feel smooth, clean and in good condition (I won't say 'great' condition, as I am creeping up towards 40 and know that that would simply be an overstatement at my age!!).
I have had a couple of 50 ml bottles of the Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser over the last few years and as with all other Clarins products I have used, this is a fabulous product. The standard bottle size for this cleanser is in a 100ml bottle which costs around the £18 mark from a Clarins counter. The bottles I have used though have been travel sizes which I have been given as 'freebies' when I have purchased 3 or more products from the Clarins counter at the time of a promotion - Clarins normally run about 3-4 promotions per year and you sometimes have other promotions run by a particular stockist (eg Boots) so if you can time buying your 'main' products to coincide with these promotions, you can often get alot more products for your money.
The bottle is clear plastic with the characteristic Clarins logo and red writing on it. It has a white plastic screw cap with a gold band and Clarins embossed on the top. It is the easiest product to use, as you simply apply it using a cotton wool pad, wipe over your face and you are done! There is no need to rinse or use a seperate toner. It does have a subtle smell of peach - not surprising as it is made using peach essential water and no other smell to it really. It feels like water when you put it on your skin, except it doesn't leave your skin feeling dry as water certainly does with mine.
I have used mine often when travelling and away camping as you can refresh and clean your face without needing to find a sink, just wipe it over, ditch your cotton wool and you are good to go! I wouldn't say it is man enough to remove heavy make-up, but as I rarely wear more than non waterproof mascara and some powder, it suits me just fine.
It is suitable for normal or dry skin and I have used alot of Clarins products with 'comfort' in their title due to the sensitivity of my skin. I wouldn't say my skin, although sensitive, is particularly dry. It is quite patchy with some areas being dry and some more towards oily really. This product is great for both and it copes well with the differences in my skin, without making it more/less dry or oily.
In summary, this is another excellent Clarins product and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone especially if your skin is sensitive, you need to cleanse 'on-the-go' and don't need to remove heavy make-up. Another 5 stars from me.
Another Clarins product I bought during a period of 'dodgy skin' while I was pregnant was this Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser, after a recommendation from the lady on the counter. I was convinced it was my moisturiser that needed changing, but after trying this out on the counter I loved the feel of it on my skin and bought a bottle despite the fact that my bathroom is usually heaving with cleansers.
It's smelly water, or rather there is more to it than that but in my (admittedly more grounded) view it's simply water. The funny thing is that it's not strictly water, this One-Step Cleanser is actually made up of Peach Essential Water which is not only kinder to your skin than bog standard water but also smells much nicer as you use it. It feels like water, acts like water and doesn't particularly smell of peach is my overall view of this product but believe me it's like a little miracle in a bottle.
The cleanser is so simple to use; all you need to do is soak a cotton wool ball with it and wipe gently over your face to remove dirt and light make-up. I must admit it's not the strongest cleanser available and my skin never has that 'squeaky clean' feel after using it but this is a product designed to be kind rather than particularly effective, and in all honesty it's one of the most gentle cleansers I've ever used.
It feels just like I've soaked the cotton wool in water and wiping my face I can feel just a hint of greasiness, this does not leave any residue at all and Clarins claim that it doesn't need rinsing is completely accurate. In fact, I've noticed the odd times that I have rinsed my face actually feels dirtier again which is presumably something to do with the reaction between real water and this product.
The effect on my irritated skin was instant and excellent; it felt smoother and less tight than it had been, and while this isn't a moisturising product my face definitely felt less dry once I swapped my usual cleanser for this one. Using over a period of time (and a single bottle lasts for ages) has left me with pinker skin which not only looks but also feels healthy. It doesn't cope well if I'm wearing a full face of make-up, but then this is such a gentle cleanser that I wouldn't really expect it to remove layers of slap - and anyway, when my skin was playing up I wouldn't have insulted it with layers of foundation!
This is simply a cleanser with no added benefits apart from the fact that it's kinder than others I've tried. Clarins are a bit naughty in proclaiming it a one-step cleanser really as if you need toning or moisturising aspects then you will need to use another product in conjunction with this one. Now I've used it I can see that the one-step claim simply means that you don't need to rinse the product off your skin (which would be the second step), but if you were buying this for the first time this isn't particularly apparent.
The price of this cleanser is around £18 for a 200ml bottle, this is actually a decent price as you need to use so little each time that a bottle will literally last you for months. You can buy small sample sized bottles on Ebay for a couple of quid so if you'd like to try before you buy then this is a good way of doing it as even the dinky little sample bottles will last for well over a week even if used twice a day as recommended.
We are taught that we need to cleanse, tone and moisturise our skin in order to achieve a healthy, youthful complexion. We need to clean our skin to remove impurities from it, to prevent pores from becoming enlarged and to stop blemishes from forming. When we tone, it tightens pores and makes our skin appear firmer. We need to moisturise daily too because when our skin becomes dehydrated, then it loses its elasticity and wrinkle can form.
For many people, doing all these things in the morning as well as all the other jobs that need to be done, takes up too much time. And this product by Clarins promises to cut down your skin care routine without compromising on quality. The Clarins One Step Facial Cleanser was designed to quicken and simplify the process of cleansing and toning for those with increasingly busy lifestyles.
Its purpose is to quickly cleanse the face without the need to rinse, while toning the skin too. It promises to remove every last trace of make up from your face, as well as impurities and pollutants caused by external factors, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean.
How does it work?
One of the key ingredients is Moringa Seed Extract which purifies the skin, removing pollutants and impurities from the skin. It has anti aging qualities and is enriched by Vitamin A and C, as well as fatty acids which are essential for the healthy maintenance and development of skin cells. It fights against free radicals and gives the skin a healthy radiance.
Orange extract is presents in order to refresh, tone and revitalise the skin. It also has a cleansing property which prevents blemishes from appearing. The antioxidant helps to prevent premature aging and the extract helps to balance the oil levels of the skin. The solution also contains ultra fine oils which cleanse the skin, removing oils and impurities from the skin which may have otherwise caused spots or enlarged pore.
How do you use the product?
The product is every bit as simple to use as Clarins have promised. After shaking the bottle well, you are to pour a little amount onto some cotton wool. You need to wipe the product all over the face and continue doing so with cotton wool until the wool comes away clean. You don't need to rinse away the product and as it will have also toned the skin, all you need to do then is moisturise your face.
The product comes in a see through bottle and the liquid is an orange liquid which is fairly easy to dispense without wastage. The liquid has a strong medicinal smell that is not entirely pleasant. The cleanser costs around £15 for 200ml of the product and can be bought from most large department stores and many online websites.
When I applied the product to my skin, it stung. Not to the point where it hurt, but to the point where it felt uncomfortable. Whether this is because it was too strong for my skin or whether it's supposed to sting, I don't know. I followed the steps given by Clarins and continued to apply the product to my face until the cotton wool came away clean. Unfortunately this seemed to take an eternity, making this not quite the quick fix I was promised.
I didn't like the idea of not rinsing my face afterwards. My skin gets so oily that it still didn't feel clean after using this so I did rinse my face. When I dried my face afterwards, more make up came off on my towel. If it's not removing all of the make up from my skin, I can only assume that it's leaving behind other impurities as well.
Once my face was dry, it felt incredibly tight and dry. I assume this was the toning effect that was working but I think this was just too dry for me and my skin was flaky the following day.
All in all, I wasn't impressed with this product. It was too strong for my sensitive skin and didn't clean it properly. I think this would be far too drying for those with dry skin and does not cleanse oily skin enough. I'm not really sure who this product would suit but it's certainly not me!
Funny things charity shops, some days there seems to be masses of tat whilst on other occasions there are true bargains to be found - my latest find was a brand new 200 ml bottle of Clarins Water Comfort One-step Cleanser.
This normally retails at around £15.50 but I picked one up for £3.50!
The bottle is as shown in the Dooyoo picture and is very stylish (should be if you pay full price!) and it has a click-top lid and he ingredients and directions on how to use the product were given on the back, I am not sure whether this normally comes in a box with a leaflet but mine didn't.
On opening it I could smell peaches and a very subtle undertone of coconut which I think is a great mix and not too strong.
The product itself is a peachy/pink watery solution and the idea is to use a make-up pad or cotton wool ball to wipe gently over the face to remove any grime/ old make-up etc.
Initially I used this as a make-up remover but, to be honest, I was a little disappointed as it did not seem to get rid of it. I then realised that it was best used if I used a make-up remover first, then allow the cleanser to remove anything residue that was left. I was amazed at how much muck was left on the cotton wool balls - yuk! At least, however, I can say it worked!
I have used many cleansers which either have to be rinsed off or they can be left on but leave the face feeling a bit taut and uncomfortable. This Clarins one can be left on the face and I have to say my skin not only looked refreshed but also felt softer, squeaky clean and yet moisturised all at the same time.
I have a mature skin (well - old and wrinkly really!) and I used the normal/dry skin cleanser. I'm not sure if there is one for sensitive skin but this seemed pretty gentle to me.
It contains moringa seeds which claim to help detoxify and purify the skin plus isphagul & pro-vitamin B5 which help to moisturise and re-hydrate the skin - whatever is in the product I have to say it works for me.
It is advised you use this both morning and evening but I only use it before going to bed so it is going to last me ages as I only need to use 2 cotton wool balls each time with just enough of the product to make them damp to the touch.
I love this cleanser and would not hesitate to recommend it consequently i have to award this a well-deserved 5 stars.
Perfect for skin that doesn't like water, this cleanser contains an essential water / This is an active ingredient, obtained through a process of steam distillation, making it rich in all the beneficial properties of the plants from which it's been extracted / For normal or dry skin / Peach Essential Water, rich in glucose and fructose: immediately improves skin softness, suppleness and comfort / Coconut derivative, a gentle non-foaming cleansing agent: dissolves surface grime and light make-up / Moringa Seed extract: neutralises harmful pollution and detoxifies the skin / Isphagul and Provitamin B5:soften and hydrate the skin by rebalancing its protective mantle, the hydrolipidic film / Honey and Glycerine: regulate and maintain skin's moisture level /