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Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser
Member Name: Lools_24
Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser
Date: 03/10/11, updated on 15/11/11 (81 review reads)
Advantages: Gentle, refreshing, leaves skin soft moisturised and grease free
Disadvantages: You need to remove heavy make-up first, quite expensive
*** 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.
Summary: A lovely gentle cleanser from Clarins that leaves skin peachy clean