As someone with oily skin, I know that my skin needs proper yet constant attention. Oily skin when treated too roughly with harsh cleansers and over-exfoliation can make skin produce even more oil. Oily skin can begin to dry out and over-produce even more oil to keep itself moisturized and that’s what we don’t want. Facial cleansers have to have the right balance of oil removing ingredients and yet be gentle enough not to strip away skins’ natural oils. My daily cleansing routine includes washing, toning and moisturizing my skin morning and night. Occasionally (1-2x per week) I’ll add in some exfoliation and a mud mask to smooth my skin and to keep my pores clear of sebum.
Because my skin is so oily, I’m always trying different products to see which work best with my temperamental skin. For the past two days I’ve been trying out Clarins Bright Plus Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel. It’s an exfoliating lotion that helps to remove dead cells, tighten pores and leave skin radiant. It’s applied like a toner (although a bit thicker in consistency) but works like a scrub. This peel removes dead skin cells with glycolic and salicylic acids for a smoother and even complexion.
The first time that I used the peel I just washed my face normally and my skin felt incredibly smooth. Today I used my Clarisonic Mia to cleanse my face and then swapped out my normal toner for Clarins Bright Plus Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel and my skin was as soft as a baby’s bum! Afterwards I moisturized my skin and decided not to apply any makeup, my skin felt too good to cover up!
- Tamarind fruit extracts exfoliate and brighten
- White nettle flower extracts have astringent capabilities
- Mimosa tenuiflora extracts help soothe skin
The recommended use for this peel is 1-2 times per week so I’ll give this treatment another round of tests to see if there my pores look smaller but overall I love this exfoliator! Have you tried this Clarins peel?
Clarins Bright Plus Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel, $34