I don’t say things like this lightly. If something becomes a Holy Grail product for me, it’s because it’s been tried and true and complete surpassed any expectations I may have had. And I have to try something out for a while, at least 2 weeks, before I can render any verdict on a product.

No one was more surprised than I was. My skin was a mess after my Liz Earle experience, and I needed something to help with the breakouts. Did I ever in my life think that for my oily, acne-prone that thing would be…an oil?!

In a word, no.

1258669_fpx And then you walked into my life.
(Please forgive the non-original photography. My work schedule is kicking my ass.)

I don’t even remember how I came across the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil as an option for treating a breakout, but I’m so glad I did.

Naturally, I was skeptical, so a sample was procured from Sephora. (Not easily, either! Despite it being listed as being in stock in many stores, I had to go to three on the list before I found it!) I took it home and used it at night.

And woke up and saw a NOTICEABLE improvement in my poor, broken out skin. FROM AN OIL. When everything else had failed to make a dent. So let’s just say, I went back out and quickly procured another sample from Sephora.

Clarins call this a purifying treatment oil, and they say it hydrates, tones and balances oily skin types. I don’t know how an oil can do that, but it’s true, it does. Its blend of Rosewood, Geranium and Lotus extracts are supposed to tighten pores and refine the skin texture, while Hazelnut Oil softens, soothes and seals in moisture to minimize the appearance of fine lines. (Or so they say. We’ll see if I keep looking this young. 😉 )

It does have a strong smell, that I’ve read some people don’t like, but I quite do like the scent.

I’ve been using it since then and my skin has continued to improve. I even dab a tiny bit on just my pimples in the morning to keep up the healing (but I’d be afraid to have the oil all over my face…although, it might be okay. One of you try it, first. 😉 ).

And, as the biggest mark of my esteem, I have actually invested in purchasing it. (Yes! I bought something! But I had a discount voucher. So there.)

So Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil officially has the SheDreamsInPerfectFrench stamp of approval! And if you’re having skin problems, I highly recommend it.

Have you tried this? What did you think?

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10 comments on “New Holy Grail product alert: Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil”

  1. It does seem counter-intuitive to treat break outs with oil, but then I remember back in college when I heard you can use Tea Tree Oil to clear up zits. So I found some, paid like $10 for the bottle of it which for me seemed super expensive back then (and still does actually, but it's one of those essential oils, so…) And yeah, it did seem to work!

    • It seems counter-intuitive to me to treat oily skin with oil at all! Maybe that's what was wrong with my skin all my life, because we were always told, "Make sure everything is oil free!" All this time, I could have had better skin! :p But for some reason, I didn't even think of Tea Tree Oil. I think because I've only used products that contain it, and never just the oil itself. But it's been a while since I tried a new product and saw a noticeable difference fright away.

  2. Face oils are magical. I've never tried this one, but I use some other natural oils (jojoba, rosehip, neem) and they don't break me out. By the way, neem oil works AMAZINGLY WELL as a spot treatment on me. It smells terrible, but if you can tolerate your face smelling like burnt peanuts mixed with chicken grease for a little while then it really is worth a try…

    • Well that IS tempting. 😉 Haha, no, really, it's good to know. I probably could have saved money and tried my own combination, but this worked so well so quickly, I just had to have it!

  3. ooh, i'd be very interested in trying this. once the weather gets cold, my oily skin dries out and breaks out. i definitely need something help my winter crustiness :p

    • Hi!!! 😀

      I would definitely recommend it, but if you can get a sample first to try, I would do that, just to make sure it works for your skin. 🙂

  4. I remember seeing this a while ago and it said to be amazing, while I have good skin, I love the idea of something that feeds the skin a goodness and having glowing skin, I think just like fat, some oil is good, you just have to find the right oil to work with your skin!

    Ineffable Beauty

    • Yes, I was very skeptical about face oils for a while, having oily skin my whole life, but I've become a convert! I've been slowly trying samples of more to see what I like. 🙂

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