cleansers and lotions
Europe’s leading luxury beauty range*
Cleansing is the first step to a beautiful face. Clarins makes it so by formulating cleansing and make-up removal products that are enriched with naturally-sourced extracts from the Alps.
* Source: NPD BeautyTrends®, skincare products sold in perfume boutiques and department stores, prestigious brands, 2016 total sales across 4 countries: France, Italy, mainland Spain and the United Kingdom
Instant make-up removal
Instant Make-up Remover
Each product instantly removes make-up with its tailored cleansing formula.
One-Step Facial Cleanser cleanses the face and renews skin’s radiance in seconds. A 3-in-1 skincare product with orange extract that cleanses, detoxifies and tones. Clarins Cleansing Micellar Water soothes skin and removes light make-up from the face, eyes and lips in a single sweep. Total Cleansing Oil removes heavy, long-lasting and waterproof make-up. Both the Cleansing Micellar Water and Total Cleansing Oil are enriched with the Microbiota Complex to promote skin balance. Moringa extract helps rid the skin of pollution.
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Waterproof make-up removal
Waterproof Make-up Removal
For sensitive eyes and heavy make-up, the Instant Eye Make-Up Remover is a refreshing ally. In the blink of an eye, all traces of mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow are gone. This two-phase lotion, formulated with cornflower and rose floral water, immediately comforts and soothes the face. A refreshing boost for all skin types!
Velvet Cleansing Milk
Clarins Velvet Cleansing Milk envelops your face in absolute comfort and softness. A fine, silky, creamy lotion that cleanses and soothes. Leaves skin feeling utterly soft and smooth. Just like velvet!
Gentle Foaming Cleanser
With natural Alpine herb extracts, this range of facial cleansers is available in 4 products suited to each skin type. The Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser purifies and tightens pores for combination to oily skin. The Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser moisturises normal to dry skin. The Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser soothes and comforts very dry or sensitive skin. The Gentle Renewing Cleansing Mousse removes dead skin cells and imperfections from the skin with its light, creamy mousse. The organic soapwort extract or “herbal soap” gently cleanses the skin with its foaming properties. A natural blend that protects your face from impurities and external aggressors. Lather and rinse, it’s that simple!
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Alongside the Gentle Foaming Cleanser suited to your skin type, the Purifying, Hydrating and Soothing Toners, that are alcohol-free and enriched with plant extracts, energise and strengthen the skin. Their effects aid make-up removal and help balance the skin’s flora thanks to the Clarins Microbiota Complex. Use after cleansing, before applying serum and moisturiser. Each Clarins anti-ageing skin care range has its own specific toner. The Super Restorative Treatment Essence helps smooth skin on the quest for youth. The Nutri-Lumière Treatment Essence restores radiance and glow to mature skin. A must-have for your toning routine!
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3 steps to cleansed skin
Warm Warm up the product and lather with a little water. Apply to damp skin. Use your hands to distribute the cleanser evenly on your face and neck.
Apply Removes impurities and pollution. Repeat: 7 times on the face, 7 times on the nose and 5 times on the neck. Finish with gentle circular movements all over the face and neck.
Rinse Rinse with water and dry to completely remove all traces of make‑up.
Our experts answer you
Why should I use a Clarins facial cleanser?
With or without make-up, your face needs to be cleansed morning and night to rid it of impurities and pollution and to remove any residual make-up. Clarins cleansers and make-up removers harness nature to create its Gentle Complex with organic gentian and lemon balm extracts. These herbs are grown on Domaine Clarins, coating the skin with softening and protective properties.
Why should you cleanse your face every day?
Your face is exposed to external aggressors, pollution and temperature changes. Whether bare faced or made-up, your face should be cleansed every day, just like the rest of your body. For both hygienic and beauty reasons, removing make-up and impurities and choosing a make-up remover or cleanser that suits your skin type and preferences is a must. Top beauty tip: once or twice a week, take the time to remove dead skin cells and imperfections with a Clarins scrub. Leave your skin feeling soft, glowing and beautiful.
How do I choose the right cleanser and make-up remover for me?
The right choice depends on several factors: the cleansing formula (whether it’s milk, gel, cream, mousse, micellar water or oil), how long it takes to remove your make-up, how light or waterproof your make up is, how sensitive your eyes are... Some women want to remove make-up quickly. Others are looking for a purifying, moisturising or soothing effect, depending on their skin type. Clarins’ selection of make-up removers and cleansers boasts a wide range of products containing the Gentle Complex. Whichever formula you choose, the organic gentian and lemon balm extracts, sourced from Domaine Clarins will leave your skin feeling soft.
What is the best skincare routine for dry skin?
Clarins has developed a special range of Gentle Foaming Cleansers for all skin types. For dry skin, we recommend our yellow bottled Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser. Aloe Vera extract, renowned for its hydrating properties, complements the delicate effects of the Gentle Complex with organic gentian and lemon balm extracts. Combined with the alcohol-free Hydrating Toning Lotion enriched with saffron flower extracts, this product moisturises and softens normal to dry skin, leaving skin feeling supple and fresh.
What is the best skincare routine for oily skin?
The green bottled Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser draws its purifying power from Alpine herbs. Meadowsweet extract purifies combination to oily skin types and tightens pores. Its creamy formula enriched with blue microbeads has a purifying effect on the skin, organic soapwort extract gently cleanses the face and protects it from the effects of hard water. Our Purifying Toning Lotion contains witch hazel and saffron flower extracts which help balance combination to oily skin.
What is the best skincare routine for sensitive skin?
Very dry or sensitive skin requires a soothing facial cleanser. The pink-bottled Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser gently cleanses, softens and protects skin every day. Natural soothing skincare enriched with camomile extract and shea butter that cares for and comforts sensitive skin. Our Soothing Toning Lotion also includes the additional benefits of echinacea and camomile. Its soft and comfortable gel formula gently sweeps over sensitive skin.
How to choose between Micellar Water or Total Cleansing Oil?
Micellar Water, with its water-based formula, immediately freshens skin after removing make-up. Its gentle formula based on moringa extract and Alpine herbs removes make-up and cleanses the skin of impurities and pollution. Perfect for women who prefer light make-up and are looking to remove their make-up quickly. Total Cleansing Oil with organic gentian and lemon balm extracts is especially suited to those who want to remove long-lasting or waterproof make-up effortlessly. Apply the oil to a dry face and neck, press your hands flat on your face then quickly lift them again. Repeat this step 7 times, emulsify with a little water, rinse and apply the Toner for your skin type. A sensual, cleansing routine for soft and flawless skin.
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