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Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner by Clarins

Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner

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this product is the most effective, gentle eye make-up remover ever

- Nordstrom User

this is the most gentle and effective eye makeup remover i have used

- Macy's User



this brightening toner is what i use for my weekly spa facial regimen: twice a week, on my days off tuesdays and fridays, i wash with my clarins gentle foaming cleanser with tamarind, followed by my clarins toner - either water comfort one-step cleanser with peach essential water if i am doing my facial in the morning after my shower, or my clarins toning lotion with camomile if doing my facial regimen before bedtime

- Nordstrom User

the combination of white nettle, tamarind and ahas mean that all the dead skin that causes dullness is whipped away and your skin is left feeling and looking fresh

- Escentual User



it just leaves the skin smooth and fresh looking

- Debenhams User

my skin feels smooth and soft after use, and it feels like my moisturizer sinks in better as well

- Macy's User


redness relief

it does not burn or make the skin red

- Nordstrom User

no more stinging red eyes

- John Lewis User



it moisturises, reduces redness, scars, spots and helps new spots go away faster

- Escentual User

takes off eye makeup without drying your skin- love this product

- Bloomingdale's User


good for acne

even after only a few weeks of using it, i can really see the difference in my skin - previous blemish marks are fading, breakouts are minimised, and overall my skin is a lot smoother and brighter

- Escentual User

i've also found that my acne scaring is reducing each time i use this product

- Escentual User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

ever since using this product my pores are cleared and my whole complexion is a lot brighter and just looks generally healthier

- Escentual User

first, i noticed that my stubborn pores began to appear and became easy to clean during the first week, and my skin texture become softer day by day,and began to give the appearance of brighter skin after ashy looking

- Nordstrom User

uneven skintone

evens out skin

this exfoliator is easy to use and makes my skin toned and brighter

- John Lewis User

i have a an uneven skin tone and this has managed to perk it up and it's looking a lot more radiant now

- Escentual User
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Escentual userJanuary 20, 2014

SO worth it

I must admit I was very skeptical when I first tried this, I'd heard lots of amazing reviews on it, but I was determined to not buy it because I couldn't justify the price. Not only that but I know that everyone has different skin types and with mine being combination/dry and sensitive, I try to steer clear of 'exfoliating' products in case the aggravate my skin. However, that said, I think it's completely worth the money! It makes my skin so soft and although I've only been using it for a few weeks, I can already see a noticeable improvement in the overall brightness of my skin. I use it once-twice a week, depending on how my skin feels and it makes such a difference. I don't find it drys out my skin at all but at the same time, it still does what it says and gives you a 'gentle' exfoliation. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone willing to pay the heavy price tag. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- Escentual
Debenhams userNovember 3, 2011

Great product.

This exfoliator is quick and very effective to use. Very gentle too. I am prone to dry skin with slight redness but I find this prduct as with all Clarins skin care gentle and light. Skin immedietly feels smooth and comfortable. Misty.

- Debenhams
Escentual userJuly 31, 2011

Amazing results

I bought this because of the fruit acids it contains. I read in a magazine that AHAs were the right thing to use to try to get rid of those irritating white spots that clog your pores. I suddenly developed these on my cheeks a couple of years ago and nothing I did seemed to shift them. I tried this product and used it as per instructions (once or twice a week) but it didn't make any difference. I THEN DECIDED TO USE IT EVERY DAY AND .............IT WORKS! I have combination skin. It may be too harsh to use it daily on dry skin. Clarins also warn against using the product if planning to sun bathe. (I live in Scotland: sun exposure is not a problem!) I will continue to use this product. It's magic! The texture at first is rather surprising. I expect a toner to feel refreshing. This isn't. It is thick and gloopy and feels very sticky. However, it dries very quickly and does not leave a residue. I only use it at night. I tried it once in the morning, but as I wear foundation most days, it was not a good idea. Makeup tends to flake off. I suspect that twice a day might be too much anyway. If you are looking for a result, this is it. I can't believe how much my skin has improved. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- Escentual
Escentual userMay 9, 2013


Like many of other reviewers, I usually use this twice a day every day despite the instructions. It hasn't had any bad effects since it's so gentle. I've been using it for about 3 weeks now, and my skin has definitely improved - it's a lot brighter (although I do use a radiance mask once a week which helps that), it's unclogged my pores.. but most notably, my skin tone is now more even, stubborn acne scars are starting to fade and my skin is a lot smoother. Even my Dad (who is extremely short sighted and doesn't have a clue about skincare) noticed a difference and was so impressed. 100% recommend.

- Escentual
John Lewis userMarch 5, 2013

Ouch new formula

If you have very sensitive eyes like me this new formula could sting them. The old formula was gentle and wonderful. The ingredients in this product have changed notably. Such a shame.

- John Lewis


Overall safe Ingredients

Glycolic Acidhazard
Butylphenyl Methylpropionalhazard
Sorbic Acidhazard
Sodium Benzoatehazard
Benzyl Benzoatehazard
Butylene Glycolacne

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