My latest love is the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil.
I have oily/combination skin which this oil is specifically designed for and at the start of January my face was literally a place of unhappiness. I was desperate to find something to get rid of the breakouts round my chin.
I had read really positive reviews about this oil and had a bottle in my skincare stash and decided to see if it lived up to the rave reviews and would help my skin get out of its sorry state.
This oil contains extracts of Rosewood, Geranium and Lotus and smells absolutely incredible-very spa like. Most Clarins products do! The Clarins website says this oil will purify, hydrate, tone and balance the skin.
I have been applying 4 drops, dropped from the pipette onto my finger tips and then pressed into my skin before lightly massaging. From very first use it was love. The oil feels slightly heavier and more luxurious than the oil I had been using before this (Kiehls Midnight Concentrate) and I was a bit concerned it might overload my skin. I know it can feel like a weird concept-put more oil on my already oily skin? Initially my skin did look oily on application but after a couple of hours I looked in the mirror and my skin looked almost matte. My skin had literally drunk it up. An oil that absorbs oil? The next morning my skin was definitely less glowy (in a good way) than normal and since then I have been using it every other day as my final step in my skincare routine.
My skin has been clear and hydrated since I have been using this oil. I have been using it for 6 weeks now and look how little I have used from the bottle. I think this is going to be pretty much a permanent fixture in my skincare routine.
I purchased mine from Bloomingdales in Dubai Mall. You get a massive 50ml for about £30 and I would highly recommend this for anyone suffering from congested and oily skin.