I’m possibly a tad over the top when it comes to cleansing my face; maybe it’s because I live in the Big Smoke or maybe it’s because I had bad skin when I was younger but I’m all about cleaning my face until it is 100% clean.
My usual night skin care routine is made up of a wash Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed for Combination Skin or Freeze 24/7 Ice Crystals Anti-Ageing Prep & Polish followed by Clarins Toning Lotion With Iris for Combination Skin but to see if the One Step Cleansing Waters were any good, I left out the toner and used the waters instead.
You can use the One Step Cleansing Waters instead of cleanser but after a day at work and a face full of make-up I find I have to use at least 3 soaked cotton wool pads to get my face really clean which seems wasteful when a squidge of cleanser can do the job in half the time.
The first thing to note about the One Step Cleansing Waters is the smell; it smells so good! Like peach, coconut and sweets! Ingredients include a coconut derivative which dissolves surface grime and light make-up, moringa seed extract to detoxify, isphagul and provitamin B5 to soften and hydrate, peach essential water which helps to improve skin softness, suppleness and comfort and mint essential water which purifies, reduces redness and tones.
Even though (I like to think) I wash my face thoroughly, one soaked cotton wool pad of Clarins One Step Cleansing Waters and I’m shocked at how much dirt is still on my face! Even though I am technically washing my face twice, the cleansing waters don’t leave the skin feeling stripped or tight, just tingly clean. It’s very refreshing on the skin and gentle enough to use morning and night.
Although the bottle is a tad big to lug around in your hand bag, I think it’s perfect for a post gym refresher or for cleaning your face in the office toilets before you head out for drinks post work.
I really like it and I think my skin looks and feels better for using it. Yet another well done Clarins!
Clarins One Step Cleansing Waters - £19.50/200ml