Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Clarins Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream - discontinued


Friends. Following on from last week's rant about Darphin Purifying Balm being chucked on the bonfire, news reaches me that one of my all-time favourite 'go-to' cleansers is no longer.

From January, Clarins are re-launching our beloved Extra-Comfort cleanser with a new version called 'Extra Comfort Anti Pollution Cleansing Cream'.

I'm sure it will be lovely and delicious etc - but my main beef is that they are doing away with the pot. The new one is tube only.

So, for my fellow ECCC addicts - GO GET YOURS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

'TO THE TREES!!!!!'


39 comments:

  1. I thought you thought pots were unhygienic anyway? Surely you'd be happy about a tube...?

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    1. This has always been available in a tube AND a pot - I just LOVE the pot. It's comforting (no pun intended) and I love it. :)

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  2. what's wrong with a tube. it's far more sanitary and less exposure to air keeps active ingredients effective longer.

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    1. It's a pretty basic cleanser. Not that active - and see above! :)

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    2. yes, my thoughts exactly! I had the pot but gave it away.. looking forward to the tube :)

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  3. It's not one that I've used so I can't profess to be sad about it (only sad for you) but I just have to say that I do love you for the Robin Hood reference!

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  4. I'm thinking of getting a pot of this before they discontinue it… but, just wondering - I see from the inci list that this has shea butter in it - does this mean I should avoid it if I have blemish prone skin? Thanks! Daisy xxx

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    1. Caroline has written a review which. I think answers your question :)

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    2. Hi Daisy!

      Normally I would say yes - but on this occasion it's not in huge quantities and you should be ok. It's fine for me. Also blemish prone....x

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    3. Daisy,

      Just wanted to say that I purchased this cleanser on Caroline's recommendation and I love it. I have combo/oily acne prone skin and it hasnt caused any issues for me. Ive been using it for about two weeks now and I purchased a few extra tubs as back up since its being discontinued. Hope that helps!

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  5. Going to try again - - darn tablet erased it for the Darphin post! Still relevant.

    What I had said was that, years ago, Allure did an article on reactions to products being discontinued. Women went so far as to write letters threatening suicide. In some cases, the reaction was so overwhelming that companies reversed their decision and kept making the products. Perhaps it is time for a campaign of some sort?

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  6. Noooo! I love this cleanser! The pot makes it so much easier to use every bit of the cleanser. Everything I love keep getting either discontinued or changed #nothappy

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  7. I ONLY JUST STARTED USING THIS OMG I THINK I AM GOING TO DIE

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  8. Never tried this but the Robin Hood reference is great, love that film! <3
    Amy
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  9. Why oh why is a pot better than a tube?!?

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    1. I prefer pots whenever possible because I want to recycle as much as possible. A tube cannot be put in the recycling bin, in Montreal, Quebec that is. For the same reason, I prefer glass and metal pots, in case they can't recycle a specific plastic pot.

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  10. Hi Caroline, I've read before that jar packaging is less sanitary and causes a product to degrade quickly? I'm eager to know your thoughts? Many thanks!

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    1. Caroline answered above. - I also prefer tubes, more sanitary, active ingredients don' t degrade from air and light exposure. However for cleanser that doesn't have any actives plus only in contact with your face for a brief time compared to creams and such, I don't think it makes much difference as there is nothing to protect. Preservatives will keep it sanitary.

      Elaine

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  11. The tube is really annoying - I had to cut it open to get it all out and there was days and days left in there that wouldn't squeeze out

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  12. I was just about to get this last week, but put it off - not anymore I'm heading straight to the Clarins web page. Thanks for the heads up! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I'm buying that quick now! I have a quick question about Alpha H Essential Hydration Cream. One of the first ingredients is Propylene Glycol. That's mineral oil? Is it bad? I know you liked it and I think it's what I need (have parched, sensitive-ish skin) but the mineral oil ???

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    1. Would also know why you hate mineral oil but recommend petroleum by-products? Anything can clog your pores - plant oils or not. It may not be the most nourishing oil but a blessing for the sensitive skinned. Also skin doesn't breathe. So it's not blocking pores or skin. Have you seen plants before processing? They require even more chemicals to kills the bugs/infestations and remove dirt that accumulates from simple growing and existance. Nothing is perfect, and each ingredient has positives and negatives - that which the consumer must weigh and decide.

      Ann

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    2. Hi Anon,

      I like the Essential Hydration cream. Yes it has PG - but its the thick 'normal' petrolatum that gives me the willies. :)

      And Anon - I don't 'hate' mineral oil - I use it on my body and lips. I'm fully aware that anything and everything can clog pores. And I always always stress that the reader must decide for themselves.

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  14. Any thoughts on good replacement? (Use it as a second cleanse in the morning now....) Thanks!

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  15. Thanks for letting us know. I will get some of it now before it runs out.

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  16. Is there a similar US version of the Clarins toner you always recommend? xo

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    1. yes read her posts. . claris bright hp same thing

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    2. I'm pretty sure that it is the same thing as the Bright Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel however Macy's recently started carrying Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner .. the descriptions on both products seem to be the same.

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  17. Your 'to the trees' gif had me in kinks!

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  18. Hi Caroline! do you have an idea why clarins exfoliating toner isn't available anymore in some country (italy and switzerland as far as i know)? thank you,

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  19. I totally feel you when it comes to the pot/tube situation. I LOVE balm cleansers that come in a pot!

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  20. Hi caroline, can this be used for oily skin instead of the clarins oily range.

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  21. have they reformulated the cleanser dramatically, is it still good?

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  22. OMG! I just got a reply from Clarins, saying they discontinued this product all together in the U.S.! Weird how they sell in the UK but not here. They recommended the Pure Melt Cleansing Gel with Marula Oil, have you tried this one? Would you say your next choice would be the Aurelia Miracle Cleanser? Pls do let me know.xxx

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