It has been the year filled whit Clarins on my blog. And by now you guys know that I’m a big fan of the beauty brand. I started to share my love after trying out The Clarins Double Serum which turned out to be by far one of my favorite serums. And then my collection expanded really quick. You can also catch up with my previous reviews on the SOS Primer and about my favorite Clarins lip products.
So I won’t be a fan if I didn’t finish this year up with one more review. For several months now, I’ve been using Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. This oil is made specifically to restore vitality, radiance, and freshness to dehydrated skin.
Before I go further with an update about my review, I want to explain somethings. And help you on your way to finding the best oil for your skin. When working as a beauty advisor I noticed that people get really confused about the differences between dry skin and dehydrated skin. So I want to break it down for you guys and help you understand it a little better.
Dry skin. Can be caused by a dry climate, winter weather, severe deficiency of vitamin A, systemic illness, overexposure to sunlight, or medication. The skin loses moisture. It may crack and peel. Or it may become irritated, inflamed, and itch.
Dehydrated skin means that your skin is lacking water. It can be dry and itchy and perhaps dull looking, too. Your overall tone and complexion may appear uneven, and fine lines are more noticeable. … Dehydrated skin can appear dry, but it’s not the same as having a dry skin type.
Difference between Dry and Dehydrated skin
What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin? Dry skin is a skin type, but dehydrated skin is a condition anyone can experience. “Dry skin has a lack of oil or lipids. With dehydrated skin, there’s a lack of water in the stratum corneum, which is the top layer of the skin. Dehydrated skin refers to a skin state where the top layer of the skin has less water content than it should. Anyone can experience dehydrated skin—even those with an oily skin type.
Ok now that’s cleared and we understand the difference, we can pursue with the review.
I have combination skin, and last winter I started noticing some dehydration. So I switch my skincare routine and also started using this Blue Orchid Face oil. It’s a 100% pure plant extracts oil with patchouli and blue orchid. Which helps with the restore of the skin. And the hazelnut oil calms and seals in moisture. After using my serum in the morning and evening. I applied 4 drops and massage this on my face. And then I use my moisturizer. After a week of using, I noticed less itchiness and my skin felt soft. But overall my skin looked healthy and glowy instead of dull. Did I tell you about the smell which is amazing! In the meanwhile, I’ve just broken in my third bottle and it’s absolutely one of my favorited oils for combat dehydration.
A few weeks back this Lotus treatment oil was gifted to me. And I was so excited. Cause when you get used to wearing face oil on a daily basis. It’s hard to stop! The Clarins Lotus Treatment Oil is formulated to help purify and balance oily or combination skin. This one is enriched with essential oils like rosemary, geranium, and lotus. It helps to tighten pores and refine the skin texture. I use it in the same way I use the Blue Orchid one. This has a more aromatic herbs smell. Which I also love. Besides the fact that it keeps my skin nourish and soft. I’ve noticed that it works great on zits. It really helps. So if you have acne, this may be the oil for you. (I don’t suffer from acne by the way!!).
Overall I love both of the oils. And will keep using them in my skincare routine.