Friday, 22 March 2013

Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream


As promised I'm trying to review as many of my favourite (and not-so-favourite) cleansers pretty much consecutively.

First up is Clarins Extra-Comfort. I've probably been using this on and off for nearly 20 years. It's a go-to staple in my collection and the first one I pick up if I'm feeling unsure about my skin or just - you know - tired and unable to make a decision. You know what I mean - when you go to wash your face and think 'urghhumpf'. This is that cleanser.

It comes in a big fat pot which I love. It's listed as being for dry/sensitive and whilst it IS great for sensitivity - its perfectly acceptable for normal/oily skins. It contains shea butter so although normally I would advise steering clear if you are acne prone, this is a cream consistency - it's not rich - not a balm and not thick - if you wash it off correctly with a flannel it shouldn't cause you any problems at all. If anything, it will calm the redness that comes with spots et al...

Suitable for 1st or 2nd cleanse - takes makeup off no problem.

Also contains jojoba, soapwort and palm oil. Pretty perfect to be honest.

Available from www.clarins.co.uk  and is £19.00 for 100ml. The Eve Lom equivalent is £55.00. *rests case*


*Purchase. No affiliate.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline, would this be a bit heavy alongside Emma Hardie at night, and then alone for mornings? I have sensitive combination skin. If so, could you recommend a lighter alternative? Currently using Ren but wishing for something to leave my skin both soft and balanced! xx

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    1. No I think you'd be fine. It's the not washing it off properly that causes the problems. x

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    2. Thanks for the speedy reply... looking forward to more reviews! X

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    3. Don't mean to butt in, but I have sensitive combination skin, and I am currently using Emma Hardie followed by this in the pm and this alone in the am and it's working very well for me. :)

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  2. I'm just finishing my tub - next up, Elemental Herbology :)

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  3. I love this stuff and use it regularly. Along with Emma Hardie and Balance Me.

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  4. Dear Caroline,

    please read about palm oil and what the palm oil industry does to the environment!

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    1. Hi Anon,

      I 'assumed' they used sustainable - I've asked for clarification - I hope I'm not wrong!

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    2. Hi Caroline, did they reply to you? I'm interested in the cleanser but concerned about the palm oil too. Thank you.

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  5. Dear Caroline,My name is Aneta and I am 27 years old.I would say that my skin is combination/oily , but sometimes feel really dehydrated. My skin is much better now,but I still suffer from acne scaring.Without make up my face look 'grey' and tired. I really needs some good products but I don't really know what products are going to help me.
    My skin care routine: AM: Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel(before C&P )then alpha h daily essential moisturiser 50. PM: La Roche Posay, Effaclar Duo(not always) and then Cetaphil Moisturising Cream.
    Can you please advise me with a good night cream/serum and maybe how can I reduce my acne scaring. How can I improve colour and look of my skin??Thank you x

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  6. damn it, sadly Clarins puts fragrance into everything.. my sensitive skin just won't tolerate it :(

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  7. I usually love Clarins, but I am so disappointed to read this product has palm oil in it. Palm oil plantations are pretty much the leading cause of deforestation at the moment: whole Eco systems are being destroyed and animals like the orang utan are on the verge of extinction because the palm oil industry is destroying their habitat. It's so hard because palm oil is in A LOT of things, but I am really trying to avoid it if I can.

    On a happier note, I really love your blog, Caroline, and since I have been following your recommendations my sensitive, congested, dehydrated skin couldn't be happier!

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    1. Hi Anon,

      As above - I assume they are using sustainable - I hope I'm not wrong but I've asked for clarification. thanks,

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  8. Hi Caroline, just discovered your blog and wondering where you've been all my life! I've got oily acne prone skin and wondered what your thoughts are on two cleansers I'd like to introduce to my new skincare regime. I'm thinking of buying md perricone nutritive cleanser ( read about it on your blog! ) or omorovicza cleansing milk but not sure if any of them would suit my skin toe and concerns

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  9. Hi Caroline,

    would this extra comfort cleansing cream be good enough to remove make up for oily and sensitive skin?

    Does it requires to double cleanse with a cleanser?

    Thanks in advance :)


    Gladys

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  10. hello

    what do you think about clarins pure melt cleansing gel?

    thanks

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  11. Hi Caroline, I just discovered your blog, and I love it! I've been looking into the Clarins Extra Comfort Cleansing Cream more. Do you think Clarins's advised method of application is effective/necessary? ...rubbing the product in the hands, holding the hands on the face, then quickly pulling them off, creating a "suction effect," and thereby pulling out impurities?

    Thank you for sharing all of your thoughts and recommendations!
    - Su

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  12. Hi Caroline. I have never used this before, but it was brought as a gift for me! At the moment I am using No. 7 cleansing balm and also the protect and perfect intense serum and day and night creams. Unsure, if I use this with the no.7 protect and perfect, will it 'confuse' my skin and make me break out. I have heard rumours that it could... Thanks, and I apologise for sounding like a Muppet!

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  13. Hi Caroline , I'm a big fan of your blog .. really good advices :) I've changed my skincare routine when I read your post.. I've pawned to Clarins cleansing products and I love this one. I'm so so glad to buy it! I've bought Toning Lotion With Camomile too , but I get icthy through the day. I don't know whether I imagine it , is it possible?.. Everyone loves this toning lotion.. I have dry to combination skin type.. thank you in advance :) I keep reading your posts :)

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