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CLARINS EYE CARE PRODUCTS PART I: CLARINS “SPECIAL” EYE CONTOUR BALM

April 2, 2017

Hey, guys! Today we are looking at three different Clarins eye care products. After my latest post about Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II (if you haven’t seen it you can find it here) you’ve asked me to make a post about more affordable eye care products. And as I really enjoy using Clarins eye care, I think you may like it too. I’ve decided to divide this post into two parts, because otherwise it appears to be humongous. And in the first part we’re talking about Clarins “Special” Eye Contour Balm.

Despite the fact it doesn’t fulfill all the promises listed on clarins.com and on its box I really like it. It’s a good product but it’s always very disappointing when the treatment doesn’t work as it was promised. I prefer when brands say less and don’t give you false promises. Let’s look at it closer.

“Recommended for dry skin or cold climates”. If you are looking for a rich eye care product that can really protect your skin from cold wind and frost this is not it. The texture of the balm is not rich enough to make it the only product you need during winter. It just doesn’t give you enough of protection and intense hydration. And I don’t have dry skin even.

! On the other hand, if you don’t live in cold climate and you don’t need extreme hydration – this is it. The texture is very nice, it’s not greasy or sticky, the skin absorbs it very well. It gives you great basic hydration.

“This comfortable balm is essential to help fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles”. Let me put it this way: if you need an anti-aging eye treatment that can minimize your wrinkles, this is not it. It just can’t provide strong anti-aging action.

! But if you don’t have any deep wrinkles and your skin isn’t too dry, your eye area will get enough of hydration. And hydrated skin is elastic enough not to form new wrinkles. So it’s more about preventing aging in this case.

 “Suitable for those with sensitive eyes”.  100% true. I would even say it’s perfect for people with sensitive eyes. It’s very soothing and I love its calming action a lot.

Here you can find the list of the ingredients so you could check if there are any of them that don’t work for your skin.

Taking into account everything I’ve said above, let’s summarize what I like about Clarins “Special” Eye Contour Balm:

♥ I love its soothing properties. I have very sensitive eyes and it doesn’t irritate them, it doesn’t cause burning or redness.

♥ It gives me enough of hydration during the day. I’ve been using it for almost half a year as my day eye cream and I’m pretty happy with the results. Nevertheless I should mention that I rarely use it at night, I prefer to use a stronger product as a part of my night time beauty routine.

♥ It’s a perfect makeup base. It’s not greasy, it’s not sticky, it’s not heavy but at the same time it gives me enough of hydration. It’s so easy to apply pretty much any concealer on top of it. A+ for it!

♥ It’s affordable. It retails for €39,94 for 20ml and for example today it’s on sale in Douglas. You can purchase it for €29,96 which is a great price.

Please, don’t forget that you can always ask for a sample to make sure you like it before buying the full size.

This is it, my friends. The first part of Clarins Eye Care products series is over and the second one is coming very soon 🙂

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