I couldn’t believe my luck when I was invited along to the stunning Montenotte Hotel in Cork on the 12th March 2019 to the launch of the new MyClarins range by Clarins, a vegan skincare range aimed at 17 to 25 year olds.
The whole idea with this entry level skincare range is to instill good skincare habits into our young adults, habits that will hopefully follow them all their lives! Clarins’ philosophy is that if you can use a natural ingredient instead of a chemical one in a product then that’s what they’ll do and this range is the epitome of that philosophy, 88% of the ingredients in the range are natural. You’ll find extracts of flowers, seeds, plants and fruit in what sounds like a healthy smoothie for the skin, the main ingredients being fig, moringa, acerola, shea butter and organic strawberry tree fruit extract to name but a few!
The range currently has 9 products with prices ranging from €17 to €27;
- RE-MOVE Miceller Cleansing Milk €19.50
- RE-MOVE Purifying Cleansing Gel €19.50
- RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist €19.50
- RE-BOOST Comforting Hydrating Cream €25.00
- RE-BOOST Refreshing Hydrating Cream €25.00
- RE-BOOST Matifying Hydrating Cream €25.00
- RE-CHARGE Relaxing Sleep Mask €27.00
- PORE-LESS Blur and Matte Stick €17.00
- CLEAR-OUT Targets Imperfections €17.00
As well as being a vegan range, the beautiful packaging is made from recycled materials all sourced from sustainable forests. And because it’s cruelty free, My Clarins are not allowing the range to be sold in any country that allows animal testing, how amazing is that?
The natural ingredients, while reducing chemicals in the skin, provide much needed hydration and give protection from pollution like free radicals and ultraviolet light – all the nasties!
Let’s talk about some of the products themselves. I was delighted to get a fabulous goody bag of some items and I’ve been trying them out for the last few weeks now. I’ve used up practically all of the Purifying Cleansing Gel, I absolutely love it! It’s a blue gel and is really fresh and cool on the face, it doesn’t foam up too much on mixing with water and it’s beautifully scented. Sometimes cleansers can leave your face feeling almost too dry afterwards and you feel you’re rushing for the serum and moisturiser but not this, my skin always feels plump and hydrated after using it. I’ve tried a lot of cleansers over the years and this is by far my favourite and I will definitely be re-purchasing it!
I was delighted to find the Mattifying Hydrating Cream in my goody bag, anyone who follows me on Instagram knows I’m quite oily skinned and anything that says mattifying will immediately pique my interest – us oily gals are on a constant mission to keep the sebum at bay, am I right? I love a day moisturiser that’s not too thick on the skin, when you’re putting makeup on top, you don’t want to feel like you’ve layers of product on your face and this cream is perfect, it’s very lightweight, dries in quickly and definitely works at controlling my oils. This is going to be great product for young adults who are just starting to get acne and greasy skin!
I have a favourite product and it’s the smallest of the whole range! Do you spot that Pore-Less stick in the picture above? If like me you’ve got large pores then you’re going to absolutely love it – I think it’s an ingenious idea and the cutest thing ever, oh and it works!! You basically twist it up and apply the stick to your pores and they are immediately minimized! You can put it on before or after makeup so if you’re out and about and you are starting to feel oily, instead of layering up more powder on your face, rub this magic stick over your oily bits and you’re good to go. It’s got strawberry tree fruit extract and smells divine, I always feel like I’m putting a solid strawberry smoothie on my face, I really enjoy using it!
The range is not just limited to pharmacies and department stores that have Clarins counters, the My Clarins range is available nationwide so it’s very accessible to everyone. Oh and hot off the press, the Clear-Out Imperfection Target Treatment has just last week won Best Skincare Treatment in the Image Beauty Awards so huge congrats to the brand for that!
If you follow me on Instagram I’ve also got a story saved to my Highlights about this gorgeous range. A big thank you once again to the lovely Marrita Coyne and the My Clarins team for having me at their event and gifting me some fabulous skincare to fall in love with.