Clarins – Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil
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Another skincare review for you today, this time it’s Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil* from Clarins, a real treat for dehydrated skin. This product aims to revitalise and tone skin, whilst the Hazelnut Oil within it helps to prevent further moisture loss making it perfect for Winter when cold weather and central heating can really zap skin of its moisture.
You get plenty of oil in the 30ml glass bottle with pipette lid and as you only use a few drops each time this bottle will last you for AGES! The oil itself is a beautiful golden colour and it has a strong scent of patchouli which I do think it is a bit of a strange fragrance for a skincare product and it reminds me of burning incense sticks in my room as a teenager, but I am getting used to it the more that I use this oil.
Around 6 drops should be applied to cleansed skin both morning and night instead of a moisturiser, first the oil should be warmed in the hands and then gently moisturised into the face avoiding the eye area.
Personally I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with skincare oils. As I have combination skin with a very oily chin and cheeks I find that if I use an oil all over my face it can bring me out in spots on these areas (the first night I used this Blue Orchid oil I applied it all over my face and I woke up with small spots on my oily chin the next morning). However my dry dehydrated forehead loves an oil treatment, especially after I have applied a facemask, and it really helps stop my forehead becoming dry and peely. So as I do have to be careful where and how often I apply an oil to my skin I have only been applying Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil to the upper half of my face every other evening and the skin on my forehead is looking plump and soft, and there are no dry patches visible when I wear foundation.
I would recommend Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil if you have dehydrated skin, you can even just add a couple of drops of the oil to your normal moisturiser to help dilute the oil down a bit. But if you do have oily or combination skin, or are prone to breakouts, you may be better off with Clarins’ Lotus Face Treatment Oil which helps to rebalance oily skin.
You can add a couple of drops of Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil to a body lotion or hand cream too if your skin gets dry in Winter, or it makes a fantastic cuticle oil too!
Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil is priced at £30 for 30ml, available from Clarins.
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