3 February 2014

Skin Care | Clarins Exfoliator Brightening Toner


When exfoliating toners began to circulate the beauty world, I have to admit I was confused. I mean, how could you exfoliate with a liquid?! It really did baffle me. The fact that the Clarins Exfoliator Brightening Toner also contained alcohol made me a little bit wary to say the least. Nevertheless, I couldn't resist the hype (again) when I received a Debenhams gift card and decided to make a purchase and test it out for myself.

In the past few weeks I've seen a huge difference in my skin; Now I'm not saying it's all down to this particular product but I believe that it has helped in some light. I usually get blemishes around my chin area and am prone to spots scaring badly which can last for weeks on end. This seems to have subsided since I introduced this into my routine. This toner contains glycolic & salicylic acid, which is known in aiding acne as it exfoliates away the dead skin. By renewing these skin cells the product helps in smoothing out and brightening the skin.

It is not recommended to use such a chemical toner all the time however, so I've been using it twice a week whilst alternating it with my Lush Tea Tree Toner Water. This is because too much of the above acids can be dangerous for your skin in the long run. I really do recommend this product to those of you who suffer with blemishes/acne or just wish for a brighter complexion. I'm really glad I purchased it and will continue to use this beauty and delve more into the Clarins brand.

Have you had a good or bad experience with a chemical toner? I'd love to know if you bought into the hype too, sometimes I just can't help myself! I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below, thanks for reading!


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  1. I have this product and love it too - definitely agree that it can do wonders for the skin! I was actually using it nightly and found it fine, I didn't experience any irritation. I've since switched to every second night because I feel that my skin has improved so much since!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. It's brilliant, isn't it? My skins improved too!

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  2. I've been wanting to try this for months! xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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  3. This sounds really good Hun. I'm the same as you & only tend to get blemishes on my chin & they like to scar up my skin :(
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. It is, it's cleared my blemishes right up! Thanks babe! xx

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  4. My Mum has this and I steal it sometimes, it's great :) I have the Clarins Gentle Shea Butter Cleanser and thats lovely too. It works great, especially combining it with this :)

    www.beekle.blogspot.co.uk - would love you to come visit at some point :)

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  5. I haven't tried a chemical toner because, like you were, I'm a bit nervous about it! However reviews such as this one have gotten me to start thinking maybe it's time I gave them a try. Thanks for your thoughts on this product :)
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. My pleasure - I was scared but I'm so glad I've bit the bullet!

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  6. I don't think I will be buying this, this seems to harsh for my skin. Great honest review though.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  7. thank you so much for sharing this! I hardly ever get spots but when I do, no matter how small the spot is, it always leaves a red mark on my skin, I will definitely be trying this brightening toner! It's great that it is an exfoliator too! xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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    1. My pleasure lovely. I'm terrible with spot scarring but it's improved ridiculous amounts since introducing this! xx

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  8. I'm currently using the Pixi glow tonic which is nearly running out, may have to make a cheeky purchase and get this!
    x

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    1. Oh, I've heard great stuff about that too! x

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  9. I have wanted to try this for so long! im hoping ill try it soon, as I really like the sound of this! like you when I get spots they scar and stay for weeks, sometimes months. so I need to try this!

    Catherine x

    www.beautyisintheeyeofthebeholder.co.uk

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    1. Try snag a sample of it - it's well worth it! x

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  10. I've been meaning to try this for a while now, ever since I saw Caroline Hirons (skincare goddess) rave about it…I must remember to pick it up.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  11. I've never tried one before, they look really lovely though! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  12. I've been dying to try this! I tried Alpha H Liquid Gold last year and fell in looove. This is definitely on my list to try this year. x

    duggydimples

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  13. this is now definitely on my try list, as well as the Lush toner <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/marieljanina

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  14. I really need to try this toner. I've been torn on whether to buy this or the Pixi Glow Tonic but I hate how you can only buy the Pixi tonic online even though you get more for your money etc. I think this sounds so lovely xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. I have been loving this toner and I'm switching between this toner and the Tea Tree Water as well!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  16. I always wanted to try this out, but I already have two different chemical exfoliators in my stash. Maybe when I finish them... However I found all the chemical toners contain alcohol, which I'm not a huge fan of.

    x Giada | The Beauty Recensionist

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    1. Only the smallest bit! It's good for the skin when used carefully x

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  17. The trusted tea tree oil.... never fails!

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  18. This sounds lovely, definitely one I need to try!

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  19. Hey Megan, thats a great review. I also get some spots on the chin area, so might give it go!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

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