Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil | Review


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.


Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil - Review

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil – Review


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.


Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil - Review

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil – Review


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


Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil - Review

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil – Review


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  1. May 12, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Even I wanted to purchase this but essential oils are not at all recommended to people with sensitive skin issues. For acne ,there are better options available in the market so I skipped it.

  2. May 12, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    My skin loves oil. Just wondering is it moisturising enough for dry skin as well.

  3. May 12, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I normally skip oily products totally in summer because of my already oily skin but look for such gentle moisturizers in winters.

  4. May 12, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    I have seen rave reviews of this oil on other blogs! Nice to know that it works well for you too! I have in in search of a good facial oil currently! Will surely keep this one in my list 🙂

  5. May 12, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    I really want to try this product …face oils like these really improve overall skin condition.

  6. Aankhi
    May 12, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    woow ger reviews..can i go out in sun after using this??

    • May 13, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Hi, this is meant to be a night treatment.

  7. May 13, 2016 / 12:07 am

    It is perfect for my skin type but I am allergic to oil in any form on my face..I will love to try a sample before trying.. 🙂

  8. May 13, 2016 / 2:55 am

    Wish it didn’t have any frag 🙁 . Nicely reviewed.

  9. May 13, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I wonder what’s with the Indian weather. Even one of my friends suffers from all kind of skin woes whenever he comes to India.
    I would like to give this oil a go.

  10. May 13, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    sounds like a agreat products 🙂

  11. May 13, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Sounds like a good job on pimples and a warrior for a Oil skin beauties! Stupendous product! Why would I refuse to give it a try? Well cost and the quantity are inversely related. However quality has got some Pros! Good Review!

  12. May 13, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    I love using facial oils! They make my skin glow! would definitely try this one!

  13. May 13, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Sounds like a good product. Looking for an alternative to the Kiehls MRC, will give this a go.

  14. May 14, 2016 / 12:47 am

    The looks really great. I am still a bit skeptical about using facial oils.

  15. May 14, 2016 / 10:37 am

    i really enjoy using facial oils for my skin it prevents scaling issues..

  16. S
    May 14, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Which nail polish are you wearing here Ankita? It's so lovely!

    • May 14, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      Its Vintage Rose from Revlon Colorstay range. Its one of my favorites!

  17. May 15, 2016 / 2:17 am

    This is the kind of oil my oily skin really needs. Despite the high price tag, this definitely sounds amazing.

  18. May 15, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    wow.. an oil that shrinks pimples!!

  19. V
    May 15, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Even though I have oily skin, I love using oils on my face. The current oil I am using is Kama Ayurveda cold pressed almond oil and it did wonders to my acne prone skin. I use it at night and I can totally see the result. Not sure if I will buy this, but I am loving oils nowadays.

  20. May 15, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Very happy to hear about this oil, which suits for oily and acne-prone skin. But is Clarins have any store is kolkata?
    If any one can suggest that will be great. 🙂

  21. May 16, 2016 / 1:39 am

    I love Clarins oils ! They are miraculous. I have used the lotus oil when i suffered from a bout of stress induced acne and it really worked.

    Currently am a huge fan of the Blue Orchid oil as my skin is super dry.

  22. May 16, 2016 / 10:50 am

    I have heard people rave about this. I have dry skin so no idea if this would work well for me, I’ll definitely get a sample!

  23. May 16, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    This looks quite promising. The ingredients list is so good. Skincare needs some investment and this one looks worth it.

  24. amrutaa
    May 16, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    I absolutely love it… but it dint really last me for a year..6 months max…

  25. May 16, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Seems great. Would love to try it 🙂

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