Clarins offers three different facial treatment oils: Bue Orchid, Santal, and Lotus. They are called rebalancing oil because the purpose is to target specific skin problems and bring the skin to a more normal and balanced state. Blue Orchid is for dehydrated skin, Santal is for dry and stressed skin, and Lotus is for combination/oily skin. They retail at $54.00 for 1 oz. That may seem like a lot, but there are several things that make the price less of an issue for me. First and foremost, after having used the Lotus oil for around a month (every night) I can attest that these oils will last you a loooong time. I figure I won't have to repurchase this for at least a year. This is in contrast to Clarins' Double Serum, which was almost double the price, and barely lasted me 3 months. Secondly, the packaging on this is really luxe. The oil comes in a heavy glass jar with a dropper applicator, and it just looks lovely sitting on my bathroom vanity.
|Isn't it pretty????|
Even so, I wouldn't buy a product just because it looked nice or lasted a long time if it didn't actually work. This is even more of an issue for me now that I am spending a greater amount on makeup and skincare. When you have spent $500 on beauty products, you want to make sure that that next purchase is really worth it. And this one definitely was. There are very few products that I can say have made a measurable difference in my skin, and Clarins Lotus Oil is one of them. I apply it at night after toner. Just a few drops in your palm will suffice, and then I pat it over my face, concentrating first on my t-zone. It does have a strong herbal fragrance, but I rather like it, and it does go away after a while. My skin is much less oily when I wake up the next day. After a while you stop noticing the effect, until you miss a day and then you realize why you can't live without this product.
Have you tried anything from Clarins? Or do you have a brand that you love and keep coming back to? Let me know in the comment section!