CLARINS Lotus Face Treatment Oil

As someone who really struggles to combat my ridiculously hardworking oil-producing pores, I am willing to give just about anything a go.  Honestly, try me.  I'll probably do it.  Without hesitation.  (Flashback to painful memories of slathering toothpaste on my face, tears running down my cheeks and trying to figure out if my face was just so cold it felt warm, or it was actually just burning my skin.  FYI, it was burning.)
When the sales assistant at Clarins suggested an oil for my oily skin, I was downright gobsmacked and quite frankly, thought she had lost the plot.  Which apparently, is quite a common reaction.  Or maybe she was just attempting to make me feel better for reacting like an absolute wally in the middle of the House of Fraser beauty hall.  Convincing myself it's the former - FML.  However, it has now been over a year since I discovered the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil (£32) and after this post I am banishing this horrific memory forever.


Although my skin is oily, it is also dehydrated (which is different from dry - yet another learning curve).  In attempt to hydrate itself, dehydrated skin produces lots of sebum (oil) throughout the day.  By using the Lotus Face Treatment Oil, you trick your skin into thinking it has already produced enough oil which actually makes your skin less oily.  Pretty clever, eh?! This makes me feel like such a prankster and injects a little excitement into my life.  How sad
The oil is luxurious, yet light in texture and has been specifically designed for use on oily skin.  As you can see from the picture above, the oil is a mid-tone yellow colour (and very nearly finished, *cry*).  The oil is made from 100% plant extracts, mainly consisting of lotus, geranium and rosewood.  Due to this, the oil has a kind of floral, herbal, spa-like scent which pleases me immensely.  According to Clarins, these extracts "purify the skin, tighten pores and refine skin texture".  I agree. 
To use, apply a few drops to clean, slightly damp skin at night right after cleansing.  The glass pipette (super fun squeezy dropper) makes it really easy to control how much product comes out, as you only need a few drops.  I then massage or pat it in to my face for about 20 seconds to a minute (dependent on laziness level).  After this, the oil sinks in relatively quickly and feels really soothing after cleansing.   
I tend to use this every other night or so (also dependent on laziness level) and have had this bottle for just over a year.  Pretty good going, I'd say.  Once this runs out I'll be heading out to buy another bottle.  I really don't think I could live without this now! (How dramatic).


Have you tried the Lotus Face Treatment Oil? What products are your skin saviours?
Steph xo

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