Just over a year ago I wrote this post about the genius idea that Clarins had to discontinue my beloved Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream and
replace it with update it with the new Extra-Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream. Any beauty fan will know the horrible feeling when something you love using is being discontinued. Annoyance followed by stock-piling of said product usually ensues. In this case Clarins assured those of us that loved the original cleanser that the new one would be the same with the added benefits of being anti-pollution. My first thought was, admittedly, ‘Well of COURSE it’s anti-pollution, it’s a frigging cleanser DUH?!’.
Now it’s not that I hate the new version, as you can see I gave it a good go. It’s just not the same. Excluding the fact that they got rid of the lovely tub (I know some of you prefer the more hygienic tube, but whatevs), for me, it’s just not as good at removing all of my makeup, the original gets rid of all my eye makeup, the new one leaves residue.
It is however, perfectly acceptable as a skin cleanser (second cleanse) and that is what I use it for. If push came to shove, I would stick to the original Alpine Herbs or Gentian versions.
Clarins cleansers can be found here: www.clarins.co.uk