For the last few weeks it really does feel like I’ve been everywhere but at home. All my routines have been disrupted, and despite drinking a lot more water to compensate, the health of my skin has taken a complete nosedive. I need some help…
I’m a fussy cleanser with irritable combination/sensitive skin. Creamy cleansers can make my T zone feel a tad oily, and gel cleansers often make my skin feel too tight on my cheeks and forehead. To keep all of my facial skin happy, I decided to opt for the Clarins Water Comfort Cleanser, a gentle distilled-water based cleanser packed full of plant extracts. There is an alternative for oiler skin types in the Clarins Water Purify Cleanser, but I wanted something that could nourish and make my skin feel a little more comfortable after all of its neglect. Plus it smelled of peaches – I was sold.
I have an uneven complexion and tend to wear primer, foundation and a cream-based blusher. Before trying the cleanser I was slightly worried that it wouldn’t cut through all three effectively. I applied a glug of the solution to two cotton pads and simultaneously swept them over each side of my face. And then two more. And then two more until my wastebasket is half full of cotton pads. I must wear more make-up than I thought…
Still, my face is completely clean and feeling peachy fresh. It may be my imagination, but it actually seems more even – that must be the soothing properties kicking in. It’s a rare occasion that my skin actually feels supple and hydrated after cleansing, but the Water Comfort Cleanser has done the trick.
I’ve now been using the cleanser for a week, and my skin feels great. It does exactly what it says on the label, and my skin looks far healthier now that I’m back in an easy-to-follow routine. I have even decanted the formulation it into a smaller bottle to keep my skin refreshed throughout the day, and I suspect it will be even lovelier in the summer.
Four out of five, a point off for the non-eco friendly amount of cotton pads! Find out more about the Clarins Water Comfort Cleanser here.