Hi beauties!! 🌿✨🌸
It’s getting colder and the air is getting drier too. Thinking about trying out something new for the colder weather, I’ve been trying out an eye balm from Clarins for the past few days.
Previously, I only used a balm from L’occitane on my eyes, so I was super curious to see how similar or different products of these two French beauty giants are. I’m happy that I ordered this sample last time I ordered on the Clarins website, because massaging with this balm, INDEED, has been soothing!! 🙌🙌👏✨I’ll be sharing a little more after some basic facts about Clarins and this particular eye balm! ✨
Many people may not know that Clarins remains a family-run French multinational cosmetics company. It was founded in Paris by Jacques Courtin-Clarins. Launched on March 15 1954, Jacques opened his first Clarins Institute focused on the belief that your physical well-being and happiness are linked to your beauty.
In 1990, Clarins was named as the No.1 high-end face skincare treatment brand in Europe, a title that it retains till this day. Total Eye Smooth 0 5 Oz
🌸What it is🌸
This 2-in-1 anti-aging eye cream + mask is enriched with a blend of natural ingredients including age-defying Kangaroo Flower and Organic Mitracarpus extracts to minimize the look of wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness for visibly smoother, more youthful-looking eyes.
Smooth like a serum, comforting like a balm, the innovative, ultra-sensorial texture can be used daily or as a relaxing 10-minute mask that leaves eye contours looking tension-free and refreshed.
Total Eye Smooth, formerly Extra-Firming Eye, is Clarins's expert eye solution for wrinkles and loss of firmness—now with a refreshed, new look.
🌿Skin type: Combination, Dry, Normal, Oily
🌿Use: Use daily, morning and/or evening. Or 1-2 times per week as a relaxing mask. LEARN MORE
🌿Benefits: Visibly firms, smoothes, and fights wrinkles
Minimizes the look of dark circles and puffiness
$68 for 0.5 oz
It is at a high price point, but judging from how long my little sample has lasted (mine is 1/5 of the regular size), a bottle should last for about 3 months if you use once a day (5-6 days per week, as you may want to do a special treatment per week). So the cost performance won’t be too bad at all.
what I love about it
❤️ refreshing concept - I love how they developed a balm for the eyes.
❤️ great for an at-home facial massage!
I like to “press in” my eye serums/creams, and this balmy texture works well with my eye care routine.
❤️ the scent is light and refreshing, reminds me of fresh roses.
❤️ together with an eye massage, it makes my eye area look brighter.
❤️ it just feels so soothing and relaxing. I’m planning to use up my little tube as a treatment mask for the eyes. ✨😍
😕what I don’t like about it😕
The texture is a tad on the dry side. (Not saying that it makes my skin feel dry, but the texture of the balm look quite dry/solid, and therefore need to be warmed up on the hands first.) Because warming it up takes time, it may not work for those who need a quick refreshing up on a time constraint.
A similar products that I can think of is L’occitane Immortelle Precious Eye Balm, which was a big hit years ago. Some people may not like the scent of it and may not like digging their fingers into the jar, but I liked it and found it to be a very good eye cream. Personally, I think the L’occitane balm has a lighter texture and would work for a wider range of customers too.
Amazon.com: L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Eye Balm , 0.5 oz : Beauty & Personal Care
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It’s such a smart 2-in-1 product for everyday use and special treatment (as a mask). I found it a fun experience massaging it into my eye areas for the past few days, and enjoyed brighter eye areas too. 💕
I’m also amazed at the vast variety of Clarins eye care products! It is wonderful that people could sample different eye cream, eye serum and eye balm before making a commitment to the full sizes, as eye products are usually VERY pricey. I’d encourage you to take advantage of their generous samples (one reliable way to get them is through ordering them with your purchases on Clarins USA website), try them at least for a week and then make a decision! ❤️🙌 #clarins #skincarematters #skincarereview #Skincareroutine #eyecareroutine @PrismPop Tester Club @PrismPop Skincare