About Clarins Lotus Treatment Oil (Product Claims) : Purifying treatment oil hydrates, tones and balances oily skin types. Clarins’ exclusive blend of rosewood, geranium, and lotus extracts purify, tighten pores, and refine the skin texture. Hazelnut oil softens, soothes, and seals in moisture to prevent fine lines. This product contains 100 percent pure plant extracts and zero preservatives.
Ingredients : Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Belumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate.
Price : Rs 2500 for 30 ml | Available at Clarins counters in India.
Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil – Review
The Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil comes in a heavy glass bottle with a dropper for dispensing the product. The oil has a very faint yellow tinge and a herbal scent which I find quite relaxing. In terms of consistency, its neither a very thick oil nor an ultra light one but it doesn’t feel too sticky on my skin. I like to apply this after using a toner or a face mist and I generally use only 2-3 drops of this on damp skin for good absorption. Since you need so little of it in each application, this bottle would easily last you a year with daily use. If my skin is feeling very dry (as it does sometimes with seasonal change), I follow up with a little bit of night cream. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling too greasy but its definitely a night-time treatment since I have combination skin and this does leave a slightly oily sheen on the face.
The base of this oil is Hazelnut Oil which is extracted from hazelnut seeds and is known to be very nourishing. In terms of composition, hazelnut oil is rich in oleic acid (also known as omega-9 fatty acid) and also contains a small amount of linoleic acid (commonly known as omega-6 fatty acid). The rest of the oil consists of aromatic oils such as rosemary, geranium, camomile and clary sage.
The high oleic to linoleic acid ratio is not recommended for oily, acne-prone skin and the presence of fragrant essential oils doesn’t suit everybody but this oil works really well for me. It shrinks pimples, helps reduce marks and makes the skin softer and smoother overnight. With consistent use, this gave my skin a beautiful glow and reduced the occurrence of acne. My skin felt less oily and more balanced. I stopped using this for a while when I moved to Japan as my skin wasn’t as prone to acne or oiliness while I was staying there but I started using this again once I moved back to India.
I have nearly finished up the bottle and it is something I would definitely recommend to people with oily, acne-prone skin. It has done wonders for my skin, despite the debate on whether the ingredients are actually beneficial for oily, acne-prone skin or not. If you’re considering buying this, I would suggest trying out a sample first because even though all-natural, some of the ingredients may irritate people with sensitive skin.
Rating : 4.5/5
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