REVIEW | Clarins: Fresh & Soft Moisture Toners With Apple Vinegar

6:44 pm Deelicious 2 Comments

Men and water are inseparable in their daily life. And I am NOT talking about, you drinking water but we men have this complicated yet inseparable relationship with water. We usually start off the day by refreshing ourselves with a shower and (some of you shave in the morning as well), continues during the day after sport or at the office and then ends at night with a wash.

That's a whole lots of water, well, whether you know it or not, you probably think, "should not be damaging" except that, this precious liquid contains invisible mineral crystals which have an effect on the skin and when these elements are left on the skin which dries and damages the skin surface.

Hydrate my skin? [Checked!]

Did you know?

  • All types of water contain differ concentration levels of minerals, the higher the level of minerals, the more potentially drying and irritating the water becomes.
  • Repeatedly use of water on the skin damages its two main lines of defence: the hydrolipidic film and the corneal layer. It does not have time to rebuild itself at its normal pace and cracks appear which weaken and alter the organization of the corneal layer, encouraging loss of skin moisture.

Good thing is that, NOW, with ClarinsMen two “repairing” toners, Fresh Moisture Toner and Soft Moisture Toner which are both enriched with apple vinegar contain water-softening properties that refresh and comfort different skin types. It effectively neutralize the harmful effects of water on the skin.

Your very hydrolipidic film and corneal layer is your personal protective shield! 

Why do I say so?

The hydrolipidic film covers the corneal layer. Composed of water and oil, this film provides
skin with comfort and also acts as its first line of defence against external aggressions. And the corneal layer is the skin’s second line of defence. Composed of several layers of dead cells called corneocytes which are joined together, it plays a barrier role against dehydration and external aggressions.
This is the all-new toner from Clarins: Fresh Moisture Toner with Apple Vinegar
Suitable for oil control, An intensely refreshing, invigorating toner for soft skin protected against shine. Ideal in hot weather, this toner can also be used as an after shave lotion.
I tried this for a couple of weeks - Tonique Confort (the Soft Moisture Toner with Apple Vinegar):
Great for hydrating skin, this is a comforting, soothing toner for smooth, comfortable skin. Ideal in cold weather.

Must-Have ClarinsMen Toner

This skin care step neutralizes the harmful effects of tap water on the skin, prepares skin to fully benefit from the day or night care applied afterwards.

Available in two textures, one for men that love a fresh feel and the other for men looking for softness and comfort. Fresh Moisture Toner is an oil control hard water soother, works as an intensely refreshing, invigorating toner for soft skin protected against shine which ideal in hot weather, can used as an after shave lotion.

Soft Moisture Toner is a hydrates hard water soother, works as a comforting and soothing toner for smooth comfortable skin which ideal in cold weather.

The Clarins' Herbarium in clockwise: Apple, Bison Grass, Meadowsweet and Gymnema

Powerful Key Ingredients:

Apple vinegar, considered an “elixir of health”, helps neutralize feelings of tightness and discomfort caused by tap water as well as it helps to control moisture loss.

The combination of bison grass and gymnema extracts helps to stimulate skin dynamism. Combined with two hydrating ingredients: glycerin which limits water evaporation at the skin surface to help preserve skin hydration, while panthenol reinforces the skin barrier function.

The ironic thing about water is that it can be damaging to your skin as it has mineral crystals that is invisible to your eyes. When this soothing water with these elements is deposited on your skin, it can make your skin feel tight and very likely to damage your skin surface.

The meadowsweet extract in Fresh Moisture Toner, helps to maintain healthy-looking and shine-free skin thanks to its anti-seborrhoeic action. The betaine in Soft Moisture helps to maintain optimal hydration.

Here is something you need to know. In a test conducted to ASIAN MEN (yes, Asian men, so you know the test result will apply to you, Asian men), those who tried and tested Soft Moisture Toner: 



More than 86% of men were won over by the toners*

* Satisfaction test – 101 Asian men – After one application.
** Satisfaction tests – 93 Asian men (Fresh Moisture Toner) and 101 Asian men (Soft Moisture Toner) – 4 weeks.

I have to say, at some point during the trial period, I did forget to put on moisturizer after using the toner (I know I shouldn't but as I pointed out, I forget), as my skin feel comfortable already....

Oh, just a last bit......... I received email to ask me on how to moisture your skin properly. ClarinsMen has the perfect video for you.

Hope this helps and soon, I will be sharing more tips over my IG page. :)

For more info and to buy online, click the link here. It's also available at all Clarins counters or spa centres nationwide, to locate a store near you, click here

So, please don't forget to prendre soin de votre peau (take care of your skin!)

Be deelicious,
6 August, 2016


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