Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream with Microbeads

This is one of my favourite, luxurious exfoliators with tiny Microbeads suspended in a gentle cream base with extracts of Mimosa Tenuiflora and Elderberry.

Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream 2

Despite Clarins recommending application onto damp skin, I find it’s best to apply this product onto dry skin, massaging the cream quite gently, concentrating particularly on the T-Zone, then rinsing off.

Use only about the size of a ten pence piece as a little goes an incredibly long way. Don’t work fast with this product, not that you should take an age, but exfoliation should be a gentle process, avoiding that rapid, seemingly life or death, speed that a lot of us guys tend to operate with.

I find this has a dense bead-to-cream ratio, more so than a lot of other cream exfoliators that can sometimes feel like you get one bead ever 5cm of so; are you with me on this? You’re left feeling incredibly smooth but because of the softness of the cream base, you aren’t left feeling as if someone has tied bungee chords to the sides of your face.

The smell is amazing, with that beautiful Clarins soapy skincare fragrance, reminding me a little of the Foaming Facial Wash with Cotton seed which is a must try for anyone with oily / combination skin (review coming soon).

If you’re looking for a more gentle yet effective way to exfoliate then I think you’ll enjoy this. If you’ve used it before or end up doing so, drop me a comment. You can pick this up here, direct from Clarins.

Posted at 15:26 March 30, 2013

Recently got a free deluxe size in the Cleansing Collection – Oily/Combination Skin,
smells divine!

Posted at 12:42 February 4, 2013

I’m a big fan of Clinique’s 7 Day scrub cream. Is this similar do you think Thom?

Ali x

    Posted at 16:13 February 4, 2013
    Thom Watson

    They’re actually really similar, it seems this is Clarins’ answer to the 7 Day Scrub. I think the thing is, this feels a little bit more luxurious, maybe due to the scent and the fact that it’s Clarins, whereas the un-fragranced, green tubed 7 day seems more functional and ‘every day’.

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