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 What is the best way to cleanse my face?

What is the best way to cleanse my face?

Cleansing every day, twice a day, is essential for maintaining a glowing, healthy-looking complexion.

It eliminates pollutants, impurities, and makeup, allowing your pores to breathe so they can drink in the benefits of the serum and moisturizer to follow. Clarins’ simple cleansing ritual is important even if you don’t wear makeup, so complete every step of the process when you wake up, and again before bed, with refreshing formulas and sensorial textures for every skin type, lifestyle, and concern.

01 Can cleansing defend my skin from environmental aggressors?

Can cleansing defend my skin from environmental aggressors?

Your face is the part of your body that is most exposed to environmental stressors: pollution, UV rays, dust, heating, air-conditioning, and temperature swings. Every day, impurities of all kinds land on the surface of the face—clogging pores and derailing your skin’s radiance. While most foundations, eye makeup, and lipsticks just add an extra layer of grime to the face, the Clarins makeup line is made for skin.

Our Laboratories have harnessed the power of the most potent plant extracts to create makeup that delivers true skincare benefits. But even the most skin-loving makeup requires thorough cleansing. Clarins cleansers gently remove every last trace of even heavy eye makeup and waterproof mascara, deep-clean pores, and balance the skin’s natural microbiota—the normal levels of bacteria in healthy skin—for a clean, radiant, comfortable complexion.

02 Can cleansing help me achieve baby-soft skin?

Can cleansing help me achieve baby-soft skin?

The secret to achieving soft, glowing skin is to gently polish away makeup, embedded impurities, and dead surface cells—once or twice a week as needed. The Clarins line of exfoliating products provides a range of natural plant-based formulas for every skin type and concern: a creamy peel with Natural Clay to soften, smooth, and revive radiance; a refreshing cream-gel face scrub with Organic Leaf of Life extract that leaves skin clean, soft, and radiant; a purifying gel face scrub that mattifies, takes down shine, and visibly tightens pores; a nourishing, oil-based gel face scrub, with soothing Mango Butter, that nourishes and softens dry skin on face and lips. Once your skin is clean and smooth, it’s time to soak in the benefits of Clarins Hydra-Essentiel products—super-quenching formulas that soften and protect -perfect!

03 Why is thorough cleansing so important? 

Why is thorough cleansing so important?

Whether you wear makeup or not, gentle daily cleansing is key to maintaining a healthy-looking, radiant complexion. Left unchecked, excess oils, pollutants, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris can lead to enlarged pores, breakouts, dehydration, and premature signs of aging. Skin can even accumulate contaminants and excess sebum while you sleep, so cleanse each morning to keep your face looking fresh and luminous.

Cleansing your face with Clarins’ plant-enriched formulas preps skin for an anti-aging face product and an eye treatment for dark circles and puffiness. It also creates a clean, clear surface for makeup application.

The expert in skincare for women and men of all ages, Clarins has developed a complete line of anti-aging products for all issues related to the skin's natural aging process. Wrinkles, lack of firmness, sagging skin, loss of radiance, puffiness, dark circles, and crow’s feet—our formulas contain targeted plant actives that address every concern.

As powerful as our products are, your skin must be thoroughly cleansed and free of makeup to benefit from their full efficacy. Micellar water, cleansing milk and oil, toning lotions—all Clarins cleansers are formulated with gentle Alpine herbs—purity straight from the mountains.

04 How do I choose the right cleanser?

How do I choose the right cleanser?

Running late most mornings? Clarins’ Cleansing Micellar Water contains microscopic cleansing spheres that quickly remove light makeup, pollutants, and grime in just one step….and there’s no need to rinse. For skin in need of a soothing touch, the Clarins Experts recommend award-winning Velvet Cleansing Milk. This creamy formula melts away lightweight makeup, impurities, and pollutants, leaving dry skin soft, clean, hydrated, and comfortable. Specialist in facial oils and Aroma Care, Clarins has created Total Cleansing Oil. This easy-rinse formula—with Organic Sunflower oil—water-activates into a silky cleansing milk that immediately dissolves heavy, long-wearing, and waterproof makeup to leave skin soft, pristine, clean, and perfectly refreshed. Invigorate the senses with floral-green essences of Melon, Green Mandarin, Rose, Violet leaves, Cashmeran Wood, Musk, and Amber—a great way to start and end your day on a happy note.

05 What makes Clarins’ foaming cleansers so gentle?

What makes Clarins’ foaming cleansers so gentle?

Clarins has a Gentle Foaming Cleanser for every skin type—even very dry or sensitive. Each is enriched with our Gentle Complex of Organic Golden Gentian and Organic Lemon Balm extracts—sustainably-farmed at Le Domaine Clarins, our open-air laboratory and farm in the French Alps—to soothe and soften the skin for an exceptionally gentle cleansing experience. Naturally lathering Organic Saponaria—which allows the formulas to be soap- and SLS-free—gently and effectively removes impurities, makeup, and pollutants.

Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser for normal to dry skin—with moisture-rich Organic Aloe Vera extract—leaves skin smooth, radiant, and refreshed. Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser for combination to oily skin—with mattifying Organic Meadowsweet extract and pore-cleansing blue granules made with salicylic acid—leaves skin refreshed, shine-free, and refined. Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser for very dry or sensitive skin—with soothing Organic Chamomile and nourishing Shea Butter—leaves skin soft, smooth, and comfortable. Gentle Renewing Cleansing Mousse—with Tamarind pulp extract, a natural source of gently exfoliating AHAs—eliminates dead cells, to leave skin radiant, smooth, and looking beautifully renewed!

06 How can I cleanse my skin like a pro?

How can I cleanse my skin like a pro?

Visit Clarins Exclusive Application Methods to learn the same professional cleansing techniques used at the Clarins Spas. Our step-by-step routine will guide you to the perfect toning lotion for your skin type—a refreshing way to prep your skin for the anti-aging serum and anti-wrinkle cream to follow. No more tightness, dryness, or shine—just a soft, comfortable, glowing complexion from now on.

07 What is the gentlest way to apply a face cleanser?

What is the gentlest way to apply a face cleanser?

To avoid irritating your skin, use your fingertips to apply the cleanser—instead of cotton pads or makeup remover wipes—to help protect the skin’s delicate hydrolipidic film. Natural plant-based formulas are less aggressive on the skin, and gentler on the planet! Remove rinse-off formulas with warm water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel.

08 Does a man’s skin have different cleansing needs?

Does a man’s skin have different cleansing needs?

A man’s skin produces more oil than a woman’s, which makes it especially important to clear away pore-clogging dirt, sweat, and debris. Our line of invigorating ClarinsMen cleansing products makes taking care of his face, body, and hair something to look forward to. Organic Bison Grass and Gymnema extracts energize and soothe his skin in seconds. Shampoo and Shower gel gently removes sweat, dirt, and pollutants from head to toe, while conditioning his hair. Pro tip: Exfoliating Cleanser, a 2-in-1 face wash—with natural lava powder and salicylic acid—works down deep to rid his skin of blackheads, embedded impurities, and dead skin cells, while helping to free ingrown hairs. The must-have cleanser for blemish-prone skin.

Clarins Expert tip: Clean, healthy, blemish-free skin is easier to shave. Put him on the road to great skin with the perfect ClarinsMen gift.

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