Friday, December 11, 2015

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil

Guys, this stuff is amazing.

I'm not sure if it's whether we changed the light bulbs in the bathroom for SUPER bright ones and I can now see properly, or my skin is just changing with the weather, but I truly feel like it's been at its worst for about a month. It's been dry and the texture of my skin is bumpy. Not fun at all!

So to help fix these issues, I looked for a face oil that wouldn't clog my pores and would be suitable for oily skin. The Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil seemed to fit the bill.

The oil feels quite light when added to the skin. In fact, it feels light enough to layer a night cream on top - saying this, I only wear this at night as I think it would be too heavy for my skin during the day. I bought the version for Oily or Combination skin, but it's also available for Dry Skin, and Dehydrated Skin. And yes, there is a difference, as Caroline Hirons explains.

The oil smells amazing - a little bit like citronella, but in a good way. That said, some may find the smell a bit overpowering. It does fade a bit after application, but if you're very sensitive to scent, this may not be for you. Truth be told, Clarins is a brand that generally have quite scent heavy products - I personally love it, but others may not.

The bottle comes with a dropper. I love this because it ensures no oil is smeared anywhere and my bottle stays clean. I'm a bit of a neat freak, so this makes me happy. There's nothing more annoying than grabbing an oily mess of a bottle.  I use about 2-3 drops depending on how much my skin needs it. The oil takes a few minutes to sink into my skin, and after about 5 minutes, I layer my night cream over top. My skin looks so refreshed in the morning. To be fair, I don't use this every day as I think it would be too much for my skin, but it makes such a difference on the days I use it.

If you're new to oils and are looking for something to freshen up your skincare routine, I think this is a good option. At $54 in Canada, this isn't cheap, but luckily a little goes a long long way.