ClarinsMen Smooth Shave
- Skin Type Normal, Dry, Combination, Oily
- Texture Gel
- Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, Oily
- Texture: Gel
- Concern: Sensitivity
- Water Based: FALSE
Aloe vera Widely cultivated in tropical regions, the use of aloe vera can be dated back to Ancient Egypt. It is said that Cleopatra attributed the secret of her legendary beauty to the plant. Since then, research carried out on the gel obtained from the heart of the aloe leaf has revealed the presence of softening, moisturizing and regenerating compounds. In the medical field, aloe is used externally to stimulate the circulation and encourage healing.
Galanga Galanga or Chinese ginger is a shrub originating from South-East Asia. Its black, knotty rhizome is very similar to the ginger one. It has been listed for ages in the Chinese pharmacopoeia because of its digestive properties but above all, for its energizing and even aphrodisiac virtues. When applied onto skin, it brings energy and vitality. Clarins Research extracts from its rhizome a rich concentrate of essential oils, flavonoids, minerals, sugars. Its stimulating, revitalizing and anti-free radical properties are used, for the first time, in cosmetology.
Wintergreen This evergreen bush is found in the United States and Canada in woodlands and clearings. Its low creeping stems put out straight branches that bear single, hanging white flowers that later turn into scarlet red berries. The Inuits in Canada have long utilized it in herbal teas to treat migraine or inflammation and to relieve all kinds of aches and pains. The leaves are still used for decoctions (Canadian tea), gargles for sore throats to relieve inflammation of the skin. Its medicinal virtues are due to a compound similar to salicylic acid (aspirin) found in the plant's leaves and fruits. Different concentrates of this compound are frequently used in dermatology. Otherwise, it also has a keratolytic and exfoliating action.
Grindelia Grindelia is native to South America. Its Latin name Grindelia robusta reflects its hardy nature. This plant is about 70 centimetres high and has big yellow-orange coloured flowers very similar to daisies. The most interesting properties are found in the resin that entirely covers the plant. It mainly contains diterpenic acids with a very powerful antibacterial action that has been proven effective against whooping cough. For the first time in cosmetology, Clarins Research uses this plant for its purifying properties.
Bison grass Bison Grass is a plant native to Europe and North America. This aromatic plant from cold, humid zones, finishes growing at the end of summer and can reach up to 60 cm in height. Its Latin name, hierochloe odorata, (‘hieros’ meaning holy, 'chloe' meaning grass), reveals something of its ‘sacred’ character, and for a long time it was used in a ritual manner as incense in North America and thrown in armfuls on the ground at the entrance to churches in the North of Europe. Thanks to its delicate fragrance which resembles vanilla, it is widely used today as a fragrant base in sweets and perfumes.
Purslane Purslane, native to India, has thick, fleshy stalks and leaves and so is classed as a succulent.
It is one of the basic elements of the « Cretan diet », exemplary for its many benefits and synonymous with long life.
It was listed by Dioskorides in the first Greek pharmacopoeia for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, which is precisely what it is used for in cosmetology. In skin care treatments for men, it helps fight razor burn, soothe irritations and calm redness.
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