Among the items I got in a gift set last year were a number of skincare products, including a full-size tube of this Gel Éclat Clarifying Cleanser (Pearly Foam).
A tube of this cleanser costs £22.50 (125ml), a huge price that I would never have considered paying before I tried it. I don’t mind spending a little more on quality skincare, but even I have my limits! I must say, however, that this product won me over.
Lancome describe the product as “A foam so fine and voluminous that glides on the skin to gently liberate the skin from impurities. Rinse off and rediscover the radiant effect of clean skin.” It is suitable for normal and combination skin types (I have combination skin so this sounded perfect for me) and should be used twice daily, applied to the skin and rinsed off.
In the morning, I used the cleanser alone to wash my face in the shower. In the evening, I used a separate cleanser to remove makeup followed by this product to wash my face. I found that this product did clean very well and was able to remove most makeup, but I prefer to use a different cleanser first, particularly if I am wearing heavy eye makeup.
The product contains naturally-derived ingredients such as white lotus, rose de France and Japanese cedar bud. I had never heard of any of these ingredients, but they certainly sounded luxurious!
To use the product, wet your face, put a small amount of product in your hand and lather up before applying onto your face. Massage then rinse off.
The product has a subtle sophisticated scent. I was amazed at how well it lathered. You literally only need a piece the size of a garden pea – it lathers amazingly well and easily cleanses your entire face. It feels gentle and doesn’t irritate my skin at all. It rinses off easily and after use, my face feels completely clean and refreshed without feeling dry.
Regular use of this product has kept my skin in great condition, even-toned and bright. I haven’t had any problems with dry patches, even in the ongoing cold weather, and nor has my skin gone too oily. This stuff is brilliant!
I’ve been using the tube for several months already and it is still going strong - it is lasting for ages!
Despite the high price, I completely recommend this cleanser. It does a great job and as you only need a tiny amount each time, it is actually great value for money. I would definitely repurchase.