Beauty FAQ
How do I know if I have sensitive skin?

How do I know
if my skin
is sensitive?

Blotchy one day; red and irritated the next—your skin reacts to every little thing, becoming dry, very dry, dehydrated, even extra-oily—symptoms that can occur at any age.

The good news is Clarins has soothing care for skin with a delicate nature. Our gentle, plant-infused moisturizers for sensitive skin reinforce the skin’s natural lipidic barrier,  immediately relieving red patches, tightness, burning and itching caused by external aggressors—cold, heat, pollution, UV rays, shaving, harsh beauty products—as well as internal stress.

Take a few tips from The Clarins Experts to achieve a vibrant, calm, comfortable complexion—and the beauty that comes with peace of mind.

01 Sensitive skin sending out an SOS? Here’s what to do

Sensitive skin sending out an SOS? Here’s what to do.

Flushed cheeks, redness, prickly sensations, peeling, blotchiness—your skin is telling you it’s in trouble

Clarins has the best moisturizers for sensitive skin. Our ultra-gentle formulas help reinforce the skin’s protective barrier in the face of thermal shock, pollution, sun exposure, overly aggressive cleansing, the stress of a busy lifestyle, heat, and air conditioning—soothing irritations and improving suppleness to keep the delicate skin on face, lips and around eyes supple, hydrated and healthy looking.

Our Hydra-Essentiel skincare line is powered by super-quenching Organic Leaf of Life extract—a succulent plant that seals in precious moisture for hours of continuous hydration. Clarins has a formula for every skin type: Normal to Dry, Normal to Combination, or Very Dry Skin. Hydra-Essentiel Bi-phase Serum and Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream leave even very dry, sensitive skin comfortable, radiant, and perfectly hydrated.

Clarins Expert Tip: Sometimes external stressors are unavoidable, so think ahead by prepping sensitive skin for unpleasant encounters with the best face wash, toner, moisturizer, exfoliator, face mask and makeup for sensitive skin.

02 What’s the best exfoliator for sensitive skin?

What’s the best exfoliator for sensitive skin?

Keep sensitive skin beautiful by giving it the special care it needs each day

The Clarins Laboratories have created an array of treatments that work in synergy to gently rebalance, revitalize, nourish, comfort, and soften highly reactive skin, so that it glows with renewed vitality at any age.

Once or twice a week, gently exfoliate your skin with our intensely nourishing, oil-infused Comfort Scrub Nourishing Oil Scrub. This natural plant-based exfoliator—with a soothing blend of Wild Mango butter and soft sugar micro-crystals from beetroot—removes dead skin cells and impurities on the face and lips…immediately relieving tightness, flakiness, and dryness. Follow with Clarins’ Soothing Toning Lotion—the best toner for sensitive skin. This colorant- and alcohol-free, plant-based formula—with Purple Coneflower and Organic Chamomile extracts—gently tones, balances, and hydrates very dry and sensitive skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and incredibly comfortable.

Now that your skin is clean and balanced, it’s prepped to receive all the moisturizing benefits of an expert anti-aging cream.

03 What causes sensitive skin to become irritated?

What causes sensitive skin to become irritated?

There’s no avoiding it—sensitive skin is constantly being exposed to environmental factors like changes in the weather, pollution, and UV rays that can compromise its protective barrier—resulting in redness, dehydration, and irritations.

Air conditioning and hot, stuffy rooms are two culprits that can dry out your skin. Sensitive skin can also react to clothing that rubs it the wrong way—resulting in red blotches, irritations, and discomfort. Washing your skin with abrasive products, or water that is too hard or has a harsh pH—even using perfume!—can all cause a reaction.

Clarins Expert Tip: Use a body wash for sensitive skin. Add a few drops of aromatic “Relax” or “Tonic” Bath & Shower Concentrate to your bath, or apply to wet skin in the shower, to relieve sensitive skin, and create an oasis of calm. These products envelope body skin in softness, while soothing the senses with fragrant essential oils. Make this luxurious aromaphytocare experience last by exploring the world of Clarins Body Treatment Oils. Formulated with 100% plant extracts, Clarins distills the most precious, active part of the leaf, petal, stem or root to create formulas that help Tone, Contour, or Relax—everything it takes to feel great about your body.

04 How to remove makeup from sensitive skin?

How to remove makeup from sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin? Handle with care—especially when it comes to removing makeup

Maintaining clean, makeup-free skin is essential to achieving a clear, comfortable complexion. Clarins’ Cleansing Micellar Water—with purifying Alpine herbs and microscopic cleansing spheres—is the perfect face wash for sensitive skin. It quickly removes light makeup, impurities, and pollutants in one gentle step…no rinsing required. Preserves sensitive skin’s microbiota, leaving it soft, smooth, clean, and comfortable.

Clarins Expert Tip: Apply Cleansing Micellar Water with fingertips to avoid irritations that can occur from rubbing with a cotton pad. Finish by applying our plant-based, colorant- and alcohol-free Soothing Toning Lotion…the ideal choice for hydrating, balancing and comforting dry, sensitive skin.

05 Can men have sensitive skin?

Can men have sensitive skin?

Our ClarinsMen sensitivity experts know that no matter how tough a man’s skin acts, it needs nourishing care to look its best: toned, refreshed, and protected from external elements that can cause it to be rough, dry, flaky and dehydrated, and even cause lines to appear prematurely.

Add razor burn and ingrown facial hairs to that and a man’s skin needs a daily routine. The ClarinsMen shaving line offers relief for his skin’s daily ordeals with soothing, moisture-packed formulas that help banish razor burn, free ingrown hairs, and calm skin sensitivities. ClarinsMen Shampoo & Shower is an ultra-mild, 2-in-1 hair and body wash for sensitive skin—with Bison Grass and Chinese Galanga extracts—that gently removes excess oil, sweat, and dirt while helping to neutralize the drying effects of hard water. The skin on his face and body will look refreshed and energized; feel comfortable and desensitized.

You might like

  • Hydra-Essentiel Mask
  • Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Hydra-Essentiel Hydrating Bi-Phase Serum
  • Hydra-Essentiel [HA + PEPTIDE] Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

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