This week I have been asked to try out some of the ClarinsMen range. I was quite eager to do this as I regularly steal the girlfriend’s Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Facial Cleanser and like it a lot, much to her annoyance. After Movember’s shaving regime and the regular (and unusual for me) attack on my face with sharp implements, the chance to try something moisturising and cleansing is just what the doctor (in this case Emma) ordered.
We will begin with the ClarinsMen 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser. I have used the Clarins Exfoliating Cleanser previously so was interested to see how the Men’s variant compared. The first thing to note is that the product itself is a thick cream and the exfoliating beads are clearly visible. There is no distinguishing smell accompanying the product, other than what you would expect from any other facial cleanser.
The beads come into play as soon as you begin to lather the product into your skin and you can feel them scrubbing away yesterday’s excess which leaves your skin ready for the day ahead. However, given that the beads are so obvious and you can definitely feel them on your skin, I would not recommend this product for men with ultra sensitive skin.
The Super Moisture Balm is next up on our ClarinsMen experience. The Balm is a silky cream which is slightly greenish in colour and, unlike the cleanser, has a fresh almost minty smell. It rubs into the skin easily, and you need a very small amount of time to rub it in.
Once applied the skin begins to feel refreshed and after a week’s use it certainly feels a little more supple, which I’m sure my skin thanks me for after nearly 30 years of neglect. The only side note I would add for this is that one full pump gives more product than is probably necessary so I would suggest half pumps to start with and go from there.
While I only got to try the two products from the range, they were both nice to use and left my skin feeling refreshed and more awake. I am unsure if I will switch away from my girlfriend’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser for the Men’s 2 in 1 – but that is in part because my bathroom is barely big enough to house the cleaning products we already possess! This little trial has made me curious about the rest of the ClarinsMen range, so may have to try and twist someone’s arm to allow me to review the rest…
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