SeanO test drives Clarins

Friday, 27 July 2012

SeanO test drives ClarinsI’m a simple guy. I’m not phased by talk of anti-ageing, blemish-removing, wrinkle-reducing stuff. I just want a healthy skin.

So I use a face wash and sunscreen. Albeit occasionally. And the idea of using three products daily seemed like overkill. Fortunately the cheeky red elements to the Clarins boxes added a sense of energy to this adventure. So I explored…

The Clarins Active Face Wash, R215, smells great and is creamier in texture and appearance than I expected. Not your average face wash. It foams slightly but didn’t leave my skin feeling uncomfortably dry.

Next up: Super Moisture Balm, R325. The name says it all really – plus it soothes and energises (and the pale blue cream is way more fun than boring ol’ sunscreen).

Social Experiment #1: If I don’t wear aftershave, will my friends pick up on the soft, clean smell of Clarins? Results: Nope. More importantly, within four weeks, a number of colleagues commented on the healthy appearance of my skin. High-5 Super Moisture Balm!

The ‘prettiest’ product in my trial pack was the Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, R260. The transparent blue, space-age container was a bit flashy for my liking. Heads up: the pump action dispenser squirts out a little too much serum to use under both eyes. The cool blue gel is refreshing and quickly absorbed. Does it work… the jury (aka my wife) is still undecided.

After one month’s use, I have loads of the three products left over and I have a healthier looking skin. Mission accomplished.

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A dreamer and creative to the core, Sean is passionate about the environment, all things designer, popular culture and trendy technologies. He's always up for a good laugh and genuinely excited about what the future holds for our country.

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  1. ricebunny

    Clarins always makes amazing products

    6 years ago •

  1. Botes

    My man is a Clarins man, he loves he loves the face wash and moisture balm!!!! I’ll get him to try the serum though!!! Great read, will show my man!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Anita

    Great article, showing it to my hubby!

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    My husband finds it too much of an effort! I wish they would come up with something like 3in 1 cleanser, toner and moisturizer in 1.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    I just think is great when men look after their skin!

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    times have really changed, who would have thought at some point in time men would too beautify their regime?

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Great article. I think my hubby should give it a trial run as well.

    7 years ago •

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