May 25, 2021
Have you been wondering what has happened to the Clarins Cleansers and Toners?
They have been a go-to for many of us over the years, great quality and consistent, but where have they gone?
You can be forgiven for thinking you are ordering your favourites when you are browsing the Clarins website, as the new products are very similarly packaged.
The best selling Cleansing Milks (Cleansing Milk for Normal to Dry skin with Apline Herbs and Cleansing Milk for Combination to Oily skin with Gentian) have been discontinued. As have the original Toning Lotions (Toning Lotion with Camomile for normal to dry skin and Toning Lotion with Iris for combination to oily skin).
The Cleansing Milks have both been replaced with the new Velvet Cleansing Milk for all skin types. The formula is said to be 'greener', more sustainable and is enriched with Gentian (like the previous milk for combi/oily skin) and Lemon Balm.
The orginal toners (Toning Lotion with Camomile for normal to dry skin and Toning Lotion with Iris for combination to oily skin) have been replaced with three new toners.
Soothing Toning Lotion, again a 'greener' formula, for dry to sensitive skin seems to be entirely new. It is Pink in colour and a slightly thicker formula than Clarins original toners, which helps with hydration. It is enriched with Organic Camomile and is alcohol free.
Hydrating Toning Lotion for normal to dry skin looks to replace the original Toning Lotion for normal to dry skin. It is again Yellow in colour, but enriched with Saffron Flower and Aloe Vera. It is also alcohol free and the formula is more sustainably sourced.
Purifying Toning Lotion for combination to oily skin is the replacement for the original Toning Lotion with Iris for Combi to oily skin. It is enriched with Meadowsweet, Witch Hazel and Saffron Flower Extracts, it is also Green in colour like the original toner. It is also alcohol free with a new 'greener' formula.
It is good news that Clarins are commiting to a greener and more sustinable future with regards to product formulations, however it did feel like a really last minute and sudden withdrawal of our old favourites.