Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm Review

Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm Review

When your skin is feeling fragile, dry and damaged, it’s hard to know where to turn to ease your discomfort – but thankfully, Clarins have poured their skincare expertise into the Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm to help soothe and repair weak skin.

Boasting a powerhouse multi-use formula, the Calm-Essentiel Balm is extra gentle on sensitive skin as it glides over irritated areas that may be dry, red, sensitive, itchy or suffering with a hot flare-up. Whilst providing instant relief and long-lasting nourishment, the 95% natural formula actually strengthens your skin to repair problematic areas over time. Keen to learn more? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Clarins’ Calm-Essential Soothing Balm…

Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm Review

The Most Important Thing About This Skin-Repairing Balm Is…

A shield for your skin, the Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm acts just like a bandage; it covers irritated areas to protect them and provide an instant soothing action to red, irritated and damaged skin. The repairing balm offers long-term nourishment, strengthening damaged skin to help reduce signs of discomfort over time whilst easing any rough or sore patches on the face and body.


What Skin Type Is It For?

Part of the Clarins Calm-Essentiel range, the balm features as few ingredients as possible, making its minimalist formula perfectly suited for anyone struggling with irritated, sensitive or damaged skin.

Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm Review

You Will Love This If…

If you need fast relief for irritated skin, you’ll love the Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm, especially as its soothing properties can benefit the body as well as the face.

And of course, if you’re a Clarins fan, you’ll love the way that this formula uses natural ingredients to comfort and calm irritated areas. Like many other iconic Clarins formulations that celebrate natural ingredients, this balm is packed with hard-working actives, including clary sage, which was viewed by the Romans as a sacred herb. Today, Clarins continue to reap the rewards of this skin-soothing natural ingredient; its healing abilities have been adored for thousands of years for a reason, after all.

Review of the Clarins Calm-Essentiel Balm

Hero Ingredients:

If there’s one thing I always expect from Clarins, it’s this: a powerhouse formula that I know will work. And this ultra-soothing balm is no different. Dry and tight skin is instantly nourished and comforted by a dose of organic shea butter, which provides maximum comfort for both the face and the body. But that’s not all: weak areas of skin are repaired over time by the purified molecule, sclareolide, which is a naturally soothing ingredient derived from clary sage and phytosphingosine; it works to relieve skin flare-ups and help prevent them from reappearing as it makes skin less sensitive to harmful external aggressors.

Review of Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm

What Does It Feel Like?

The soothing balm has a thick texture that doesn’t feel greasy or overly heavy; in fact, its smooth texture is soft to the touch and leaves a natural skin-like finish. Ever practical, the balm feels comfortable to wear and can be fully massaged into the skin to be worn under clothing when applied to the body.

What Does It Smell Like?

To ensure the balm is suitable for fragile skin, Clarins have created a musky floral fragrance that has been specially developed for sensitive skin. Lacing all of the products in the Calm-Essentiel skincare line, the delicate and enveloping aroma works to soothe and relax your mind as the formula comforts and calms your skin.


How Do You Use The Product?

Apply the balm as often as needed; use at the end of your skincare routine and throughout the day if irritation occurs. Smooth or dab a thick layer directly onto weakened areas of skin and gently press down two to three times for a few seconds to allow the majority of the balm to skin in. Massage in any excess.

Clarins Calm-Essentiel Balm Review

What’s Special About The Design?

The sleek baby pink and white ombre packaging is gentle and calming to look at – just like the formula within. The perfect size to slip into your bag or travel case, the sturdy pump makes on-the-go application easy and mess-free, allowing the formula to remain pure and hygienic as it won’t come into contact with dirt or fingertips before application.



The outer cardboard carton has been made from responsible, FSC-certified materials and it’s also fully recyclable. The tube contains recycled plastic too.

Skincare review: Clarins Calm-Essentiel Repairing Soothing Balm

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