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Showcase: Skin-Loving Toning Lotions From Clarins



Clarins has recently reformulated and launched 3 toning lotions to cater to various skin types. Alcohol-free and packed with star ingredients, these are more like skin care lotions rather than just basic astringents.

The logic behind these toning lotions is the acknowledgement that while cleansing is the fundamental step in skincare, it also can inadverdently remove the "saprophytic flora" of the skin - the flora is essentially the skin's first line of defence against external aggressors and bacteria. To restore this flora and maintain the skin's natural healthy balance, Clarins developed these toning lotions where the Bio-Ecolia, extracted from natural sugars, will help restore and maintain the delicate flora.

Each of the toning lotions focus on supplying nutrients and hydration to the skin - no matter what skin type, oily, dry, combination, hydration is the first step for clean, clear, healthy skin. Hydration falls under more of a skin condition category, rather than skin type. As mentioned above, tests show an increase of 200% in hydration levels after using these new toning lotions.



Toning Lotion with Iris - Oily and Combination Skin

Purifies, tones and hydrates skin with purifying ingredientsWitch Hazel - tightens pores, refines skin texture

  • Iris - purifies and improves appearance of problem skin


  • Aloe - hydrates and soothes


  • Bio-Ecolia - balances skin's flora



Toning Lotion with Chamomile - Normal to Dry Skin


Restores skin for a supple and velvety feel and preps skin for skincare

  • Chamomile and Linden - softening action


  • Vitamin A & B5 - regenerates skin surface and hydrates skin


  • Vitamin E - protects against free radicals


  • Bio-Ecolia - balances skin's delicate flora



Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion with Aloe Vera - Dry or Sensitised Skin

Very gentle alcohol-free toner with a light gel texture to meet all needs of sensitised skin

  • Linden, Marshmallow and Sweet Almond - soften and comfort skin 


  • Aloe Vera - hydrates and soothes


  • Bio-Ecolia - balances skin's delicate flora



After using these toning lotions, a test panel reported the following, together with a marked increase in hydration.


Clarins also suggests how these toning lotions may be used:

As opposed to the usual method of sweeping a cotton-pad soaked with toning lotion, Clarins suggests that these toning lotions can be applied with pressing movements - a little reminiscent of the manual auto-lifting method used with the Clarins Shaping Facial Lift


I haven't started using these new ones yet as I just bought and am using the Kiehl's Blue Astringent Toner (just before these arrived!). However, in the past, I have tried the Toning Lotion in green for Oily to Combination skin - I can attest to it's gentleness and hydrating effects. For day use, I usually prefer something a little stronger and more astringent as a prep for the day's assault of the oilies. My night skincare routine is a little more relaxed, luxurious and richer and that's where I prefer to use products which are more gentle. From memory, the green toning lotion made skin feel soft and pampered, ready for serum and night cream application.


These new skin-loving toning lotions are available at all Clarins counters at SGD$43 each.


Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!



Disclaimer: Featured products were provided to me by Clarins for consideration. Technical information extracted from press kit provided. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.

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Hi Sugar! I have the green one with iris (almost finishing it) and its very nice. Smells lovely. Next, I think I'll buy a Shiseido toner, or Decleor brightening toner. I love to vary.

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