Thursday, 5 December 2013

Winter Skin - Clarins Blue Orchid Oil - bargain alert

I've mentioned the Clarins Rebalancing Oils numerous times on here, but during appointments this week I discovered that Escentual.com has them for significantly less than the official stockists at the mo.

The above oil has an RRP of £33.00 but is selling for £24.00 on Escentual. You may want to get yours now before the promised 'Siberia' (see: Mother, previous posts) presents itself.





26 comments:

  1. Caroline, thank you so much for recommending this to me during our consultation. I absolutely LOVE it and can't believe I had never used it before. It smells so gorgeous. Between this and the Decleor Neroli balm (you also recommended) my skin feels so soft every morning. It definitely helps with the horrid cystic lumps too. Thank you!

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  2. Bought! Well, the lotus oil. And obviously ended up buying a hydrating toner too. My poor dried up yet acne covered skin will hopefully love me, even if my bank account doesn't....

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  3. Just got a new bottle of the lotus one for 40€, the normal price here, the other week... Snif...

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  4. I just bought this oil for the first time a few days ago, it is AMAZING. Incredibly hydrating and lovely.

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  5. Hey Caroline, quick question about this oil!
    The first time I used it, it made my face quite red. Didn't itch, breakout or hurt though.
    It made my skin feel very supple and lovely. I've used it several times and occasionally it gives me some redness, though no discomfort.
    Is this something to worry about? Should I stop using?
    Thank you so much.

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    1. I know Caroline doesn't always agree with Paula but on Clarins Lotus and Blue Orchid oils I'm inclined to trust Paula - she rates both as "poor" as they contain a lot of essential oils which are irritating - it just tallies with my own experience which is why I think you might find it irritating.

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    2. I had to stop using that oil because even though it made my skin soft initially, after 2-3 weeks my skin became increasingly redder and I developed contact dermatitis from the Clarins (basically irritated dry skin). I'm going to agree with the above post by The Chocolate B. I use plain unscented carrier oils like almond, jojoba,etc and this works very well for my skin. I avoid all essential oils like the plague because of the irritation they cause my skin unfortunately. Irritation isn't good for your skin in the long run and there are other non-irritating options available that you can use.

      Elizabeth

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  6. What's your opinion about using pure camelia oil (julie hewett) as a treatment (alternating with other stuff obvs.)?

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  7. Oil before or after hydraluron? Thanks in advance, Katie

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    1. Saw her answer this before- oil first then hydra

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  8. Been using lotus oil for months now and I love love but as it has turned cold now and heating on my cheeks and forehead r feeling really tight I was wondering can I use lotus all over face but the on to on the areas it feels tight use blue orchid can I mix them and cani use Estée Lauder night repair II under oil I have never used blue orchid or Estée Lauder my skin type is oily t zone with break outs with dry cheeks in winter thank u so much for your blog xxxx

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  9. Hi Caroline! You probably already know this - I'm saying it anyway - you're awesome! Love your blog. Question: I don't know what to look for in a moisturizer and what to avoid in one with all those chemical description in the inci list. I want something that's good for my skin but doesn't break the whole bank, and I don't know whether to opt for what you're using because I'm a bit younger than you. I stopped using embryolisse because it contains mineral oil (which you made me aware of). I'm 22, prone to breakouts once in a while, normal-dry skin. What I do now is I cleanse with Clarins' cleansing milk (+muslin), tone with clarins' gentle exfoliator (every other night), for eyes: kiehl's avocado eye treatment, and I moisturize with LUSH's Celestial (it does the job - but I don't quite feel it's good enough), sometimes at night time I just use rose hip oil instead of Celestial or under it. I know you're busy, so thank you if you've even read this far. any advice would be much appreciated! Also, if you have an extra minute: what is your opinion on Kiehl's? Because I find some of their products are pretty competitive price-wise. THANK YOU!

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  10. I have been eyeing the Lotus oil for quite sometime now...I have combination/oily skin. Finally took the plunge and placed an order :D

    http://sushylovesblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I have lotus as I'm combo/oily, but do u recommend lotus for winter instead?

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  12. Another bargain you may want to flag - Indeed Labs products are 1/3 off at Boots at the moment!

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  13. Hi Caroline - would you go for this or the lotus for 30 year old skin with a few fine lines, neither oily or dehydrated particularly, history of horrid cystic acne round sides of mouth but now just the odd chin spot - I think thanks to your no foaming cleanser/flannel advice etc! (THANK YOU!) I've had good results with Sarah Chapman o/night facial but that's rather an expensive habit if using every night, would one of these Clarins ones be a good alternative? Thanks in advance! Clare

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  14. It's also on gorgeous.com for £23.95 with free delivery for any of you that missed it! Merry Christmas xxx

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  15. Nooooo. Out of stock. I guess this is the Caroline-effect people are talking about? ;-)

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  16. Hi there Caroline,
    Do you know of/recommend any good facial oils that are fragrance free? My skin is oily and clog prone in the t zone, dry on the cheeks and I have acne and rosacea.

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    1. I've tried everything in stores and there are almost always additives and scents. I am also sensitive and very, very clog-prone and I use unscented carrier oils - you can order samples and patch test different ones on your skin because it's hard to make recommendations for clog-prone skin unless you know what clogs you. I love sweet almond oil, passionfruit seed oil (aka "maracuja"), argan, jojoba and hazelnut oil. Tamanu is great for acne-prone skin and can soothe inflammation and is slightly anti-bacterial (slightly emerald green in colour, does have a bit of natural smell) SOOO much better than ANY blend I have ever tried in my life and zero irritation!! Hope that helps a bit & good luck!

      Elizabeth

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    2. Thanks so much, I'll give the ones you mentioned a try!

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  17. Hi Caroline, would you please do a post on blemish treatments? My mid30s, combination, dehydrated skin is acting up! :(

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    1. check the cheat sheets on the right hand side of the blog

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    2. check the cheat sheets on the right hand side of the blog

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