REGULAR READERS MAY HAVE SPOTTED THAT OUR TOP RATED BEAUTY BUYS TEND TO BE EITHER INNOVATIVE NEW PRODUCTS THAT ARE ABOUT TO HIT THE SHELVES OR ALL TIME CLASSICS. CLARINS’ BLUE ORCHID FACE TREATMENT OIL DEFINITELY FITS INTO THE SECOND CATEGORY!
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His & Hers really can’t say enough positive things about this oil (which is made from 100% pure plant extracts) as an overnight facial treatment.
It’s both light enough to be absorbed by the skin (so that after a few minutes, your skin will look glowy and hydrated, rather than, well, oily) and rich enough that your skin will absorb its benefits gradually over the course of the night. We really enjoy waking up with skin that feels beautifully hydrated (as it would after a good facial) and also a little plumped.
And although sadly we can’t claim that this oil will fade away every fine line over night, it does erase the ones that are caused by dryness like a dream! We’re also hooked on this longstanding cult classic because it smells so darned good. All those plant oils have a delicious aroma, and inhaling it while massaging the oil into our face and neck before bed never fails to make us feel sleepy. Always a bonus!
Clarins’ Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil is one of three facial treatment oils made with a potent blend of essential oils and plant extracts created in 1954 (yes, you did read that right) and unchanged since that date.
What the Clarins team say about this cult product:
Originally created by Founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins as intensive professional formulas for use in
his massage treatments at the very first Clarins Institute de Beauté in Paris. It was entirely due to his clients’ requests to use them at home that the Clarins brand was launched.
To this day, these face oils remain at the heart of the Clarins range as a timeless reminder that potent plant extracts are unequalled at rebalancing the skin and their aromas have a unique therapeutic effect on our sense of well-being.
Each plant formula is 100% natural, rich in carefully chosen essential oils and preservative free,
because the essential oils act as a natural preservative. Pure plant oils also possess aromatic properties, so there is no need to add any kind of synthetic fragrance.
How to apply Clarins’ Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil for best results:
Apply at night after a toner as this helps the oil to glide lightly over the skin and improves absorption.
With the dropper, release a few drops of oil into the palm of the hand (two drops are enough for the
face and two drops for the neck and décolleté). Warm between the hands. Breathe in deeply to
benefit from the aromatic properties of the essential oils.
Carry out strong pressing movements on the face with the flat of the hands, from the middle to the sides, to encourage fluid release. Then move down to the neck and décolleté.
Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil was created to restore radiance, softness and suppleness to
dehydrated skin. It contains the essential oils of Blue Orchid, recognised for its emollient properties, Patchouli recognised for its stimulating properties and Rosewood recognised for its relaxing and soothing benefits. In a nourishing base of Hazelnut oil rich in powerful anti-oxidant Vitamin E.
This is one of His & Hers Magazine’s all-time hero products. Considering the huge advances that have been made in skincare in recent decades, it’s a testament to the effectiveness (and the lovely, soothing aroma) of this oil that it’s still going strong and has a loyal following to this day.
Priced at £33 for a 30ml bottle, a little of this oil goes a long way, so we think this is a product you could be using happily for many nights to come!
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