Clarins toner cleanser

A Blank Canvas; Meet The Comprehensive Clarins Cleansing & Toning Range

Typically considered one of the more utilitarian skincare items, the ephemeral nature of cleansers mean they rarely receive the thought and care we put into the rest of our skincare routines. However, while cleansers may not spend as much time atop your face as serums and moisturisers, cleansing is arguably one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. 

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The first step in any skincare routine, cleansing is integral to healthy skin. And, much like the way we select our serums and treatments based on our unique skin type and specific concerns, we need to lend the same discerning eye to our cleansers. 

French luxury beauty brand Clarins recognise the importance of tailoring your cleansing routine to your skin type, with their new range of expert cleansers and toners. Far from a one-size-fits-all approach, the new offering from Clarins is a comprehensive range, featuring seven cleansers and three toning lotions. 

Created with the intention of catering to all skin types, the Clarins cleansing and toning range has something for everyone. Designed to gently remove makeup and impurities without stripping the skin, the Clarins cleansing and toning range utilises alpine herbs to soothe, purify, and balance the skin. Standout ingredients include golden gentian and lemon balm, harvested from the French brand’s very own Domaine Clarins, which are featured in the Clarins range of gentle foaming cleansers. 

Clarins expert cleansers

The cleansing range is broken down into two components; makeup-removing cleansers and foaming cleansers, covering both steps of a double cleanse routine. First, remove makeup, SPF, and build-up accumulated over the day with the Cleansing Micellar Water, Velvet Cleansing Milk, or Total Cleansing Oil. 

Then, go in with one of the gentle foaming cleansers for a second cleanse to remove impurities and excess sebum. Formulated with organic soapwart, a natural, plant-based alternative to soap, the gentle cleansing range works to provide a deep cleanse without stripping your skin of moisture. Choose from the Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser, or Gentle Renewing Cleansing Mousse depending on your skin type. 

Clarins expert toning lotions

Much like their cleansers, the Clarins expert toning lotions place alpine herbs at their forefront. Each of the three toning lotions is designed for a different skin type and spotlights a unique plant duo. Designed for oily/combination skin, the Purifying Toning Lotion features meadowsweet and witch hazel which work to tighten pores and purify skin, while the Purifying Toning Lotion caters to normal/dry skin types and includes nourishing aloe vera and fig. Finally, the Soothing Toning Lotion is perfect for dry/sensitive skin, with comforting, anti-inflammatory chamomile and purple coneflower at its heart. 

AR verdict

With something for everyone, the expert cleaning and toning range has a cleansing solution for every skin type and preference. Upon testing out the Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Soothing Toning Lotion, skin was left feeling simultaneously purified and nourished.

Plus, Clarins prioritises sensory experience in this range, placing an emphasis on scent and feel. In addition to their skin-loving benefits, plant extracts lend each product a subtle yet fresh scent reminiscent of their alpine origins. Meanwhile, each product is designed to feel pleasant and enjoyable during their tenure on your face; whether it’s the smooth rich texture of the Velvet Cleansing Milk gently removing makeup, or the satisfying foaminess of the Gentle Foaming Cleansers as they lather up. 


Words by T. Angel