Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris
Now, this has a slight fragrance which I really don't mind at all; in fact I actually find it pleasant. I use a cotton pad with this and I find that it has a slight hydrating effect on my skin. It refreshes my skin and you can tell that something different is happening after you apply it. It does not contain alcohol so there is no fear of drying out the skin. It might be my imagination but it does feel really cooling when it hits my skin but not in a "minty" way just in a really nice refreshing way (I am aware I have mentioned that it's refreshing already). I think this may be down to the Iris content; just maybe. When I run out of my current toning lotions, I may buy the full size of this because it's really lovely.
Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brigthening Toner
This was the sample I was originally after and I am glad the Clarins lady had one left in her stash. I had heard about this toner from quite a few blogs so I was naturally interested. Anything that says exfoliating gets me excited because as you may know by now, I am looking to clear my hyperpigmentation left from some evil acne I once had. I am glad at least my breakouts are now under control (hallelujah). I like the fact that it says gentle which means even people with sensitive skin can use this. It contains Tamarind and White Nettle which have exfoliating and brightening abilities. It also says on the tiny packaging that it contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which are known for its exfoliating, brightening and cell renewal properties. This also means you have to use a sunscreen to protect your skin as the AHAs make it more sensitive to sunlight. I really like this toner because I feel it has helped my skin despite the tiny amount and short time I have used it. It has a distinct smell of citrus which I really like as well and you can tell I like fragrances in skin care and I am lucky my skin does not mind. This toner is definitely one on my wish list having tried it now. That's it folks and see you in my next post...x