by BR Kellie
Those with sensitive skin know how finicky it can be. Dryness, tightness, discomfort and random breakouts are just a few signs of sensitive skin. Having reactive skin can make it hard to find a skincare regimen you trust, and visiting a spa for a facial can be out of the question as you've no idea how your skin will respond to the products used. That's why we love that Clarins has come out with the Calm-Essentiel range, which is designed to create an in-home spa experience for sensitive skin.
We recently sent Beauty Review members the regimen to trial and the results were wonderful, with every product receiving the Top Rated badge, and the range receiving a 4.6/5 rating. Not only did reviewers see the appearance of redness reduced, flakiness disappear and beautifully hydrated skin, they also enjoyed an experience of self-care with a custom application method that gave a spa experience at home. Want to recreate it?
First things first, cleanse your skin then gently pat dry. Pump a little emulsion into your hands, then warm the product in your hands before applying so as not to shock your sensitive skin. Apply the emulsion with light pressure, and don't forget to bring it down your neck and decollété.
If you are experiencing occasional redness, apply the Calm-Essentiel Redness Corrective Gel where required. Redness appears reduced due to the gel's green pearls and pigments. Its refreshing texture melts into the skin, intensely moisturising and protecting.
If you find your skin needs a hydration boost, an oil is the perfect way to nourish your skin at night. A few drops into your palm, warmed between your hands and then applied to your face is a soothing treat your skin will love.
Finally, finish with what Clarins calls a 'cocoon wrap'. A comforting experience that's designed to relax you, by placing your hands around your ears and temples while pressing for five seconds. Take a moment here to inhale, then exhale, and relax.
All in all the experience doesn’t take more than a few minutes, but they're a few minutes of self-care, where you can take a moment out of your day to focus on yourself, while treating your sensitive skin. Bliss.
Would you like a chance to win one of two sets of the Calm-Essentiel range?
Tell us about your skin sensitivity and be in to win The Calm-Essentiel Soothing Emulsion (RRP $96), the Calm-Essentiel Redness Corrective Gel (RRP $69), and the Calm-Essentiel Restoring Treatment Oil (RRP $105)!
All comments go in the draw to win. Prize drawn Thursday June 4th. Winners will be notified via email. If a winner does not get in contact within a week of being notified the prize will be redrawn.