Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner

The skincare and blogging world has gone crazy for chemical exfoliators in the last year or so, and one of the most popular chemical exfoliators is the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner, especially after being raved about by Caroline Hirons. I love the Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Pads; so much so, they featured in my 2014 favourites, but I’ve been wanting to try something with slightly stronger than the Nip & Fab pads as my skin has been exceptionally dry due to the weather. I decided it was time that I tried the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner £22* after seeing it feature in so many end of year favourites posts.

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner
Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner
 
The Gentle Exfoliant Brightening Toner is described as a fresh fluid exfoliating lotion that brightens, smooths and softens the skin. Regular use of the toner is said to help strengthen the skin’s resistance to wrinkles and maintain the balance between preventing a build-up of dead cells and encouraging cell renewal. The toner contains tamarind fruit acids which work to eliminate impurities and dead skin cells as well as boosting cellular renewal, and white nettle extract to tighten the pores.
 

The instructions recommend using the toner 1-2 times a week but as it’s so very gentle, I can use it every evening on my sensitive skin without any stinging whatsoever. The toner has a subtle floral scent which I apply to a cotton pad and use all over my face and neck.

After using the toner, my skin instantly feels amazing.. it feels smooth, silky and even with any dry patches feeling and looking a lot less noticeable. Everytime I use the toner, it leaves my skin feeling as if I’ve used an intensive mud mask and I’ve never found any other product which gives such noticeable, instant results as this toner.

I totally understand why everyone raves about the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner, it really is worthy of all its hype. Yes £25 might sound like a lot of money for a toner, but it’s so much more than a toner and you only need to use a small amount of the toner on a cotton pad, each time you use it so this 100ml bottle should last for at least two months so £12.50 a month is really good value.

Ever since I introduced this toner into my skincare regime, my skin is looking brighter and my foundation looks so much more even and flawless and overall I feel a lot more confident about my skin, which to me isn’t something you can put a price on.



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