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It Takes A Back-To-Basics Approach
If you want soothed, calmer skin, experts will often tell you to take it back to basics. It’s this mantra that Clarins has adopted in their Calm-Essentiel line – using the bare minimum when it comes to ingredients, their products help prevent discomfort and inflammation – plus, the cooling texture quickly alleviates redness and excess heat caused by issues like the sun, warm water and other cosmetics.
There Are New ‘Calming’ Ingredients
This new line has more than three years of scientific research behind it. Clarins Laboratories collaborated with various research institutes to ensure ‘Calm-Essentiel’ yielded the very best results. While studying ‘sensitivities,’ they identified a number of key ingredients guaranteed to calm and tame inflammation, including ‘Clary Sage,’ and ‘Sclareolide.’ The former has been proven to have beneficial soothing properties, while the latter is said to work with your individual skin type to keep your complexion protected at all times. You’ll also find squalane as part of the make-up, which works quickly to hydrate and nourish your skin for healthy-looking radiance.
The Results Are Impressive
Proving this isn’t just hype, each product in the range has been proven to show high levels of effectiveness in consumer tests. Up to 88% of testers claimed the range soothed and protected their skin, while 90% said the entire line helped to restructure their skin* for a smoother, more refined appearance.
Consumer test. 100 women, 10 days, France
Actually, Anyone Can Use It
Although designed for sensitive skin types, the range includes a host of silky, lightweight textures that promise calming, soothing and hydrating results – which makes most of the products suitable for all. Those with parched complexions, for example, will love how quickly the formulas drink up dry, flaky skin.
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Calm-Essentiel Soothing Emulsion, £40
Best For: Hydration
Why It’s Effective: With a serum-like consistency, this soothing emulsion can be applied both morning and night after cleansing. Working fast to take down feelings of discomfort – think dryness and tightness – while melting into the skin seamlessly for a hefty dose of hydration, you’ll see a difference pretty quickly – specifically more even tone, less inflammation and a softer texture that isn’t hyper-sensitive. You’ll love the soft luminosity it lends skin, too.Available here
Calm-Essentiel Restoring Treatment Oil, £44
Best For: Soothing
Why It’s Effective: A must-try for those suffering with dryness or tightness, this luxurious oil absorbs fast to leave skin feeling soft and supple. Unlike similar formulas on the market, it’s incredibly lightweight – ideal for summer – with a non-greasy dry down that never interferes with the rest of your products. Try mixing a few drops in with the Soothing Emulsion for extra hydration, or pair with your foundation for a light dewy finish.Available here
Calm-Essentiel Redness Corrective Gel, £29
Best For: Redness
Why It’s Effective: For on-the-spot comfort, you can’t beat this anti-redness gel. Not only is the texture cooling, the ingredients work to soothe dryness, tightness and inflammation when time is of the essence. It has some in-built shimmer pigments too, which not only conceal redness, but also catch the light for some subtle luminosity. As soon as you apply it, you’ll find your skin feels plumper, more hydrated and refreshed with zero stickiness left behind. A great addition to any routine, but especially those prone to inflammation around their nose and cheeks.Available here
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*T&C’s: Available at selected larger Boots stores from 27th June – 17th July 2021, subject to availability. Normal Advantage Card terms and conditions apply. Total points indicated is total points awarded. See Boots.com for details.