Review – Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream with Microbeads

Hi everyone! Today i will write a review about Clarins gentle refiner or commonly described as face scrub 😀

Firstly i will mention my face condition now. My skin type is very oily with enlarged pores and also i’m struggling with bad acne for about 2 years. Back then my face never get severe breakouts, only occasionally when i have my period, but got one time, suddenly my face surrounded by pimples especially on the chin area. I was so stressed then. But gradually my face getting better but for now i’m still struggling with the scars and the pores. I didn’t have a good skincare regime and i’m planning to make one. A good skincare begins with good cleansing, thus i’m in search for good cleansing product. Then i come across this clarins gentle refiner. At home i already have Laniege multiberry yoghurt peeling gel as my ‘refiner’ but somehow i still want to search for a better combo for my skin. The laniege works okay for my skin but after a while, i didn’t feel any good change. But i will still finish my laniege tube as my daily ‘refiner’ because i was told that i can’t use clarins refiner for everyday cleansing ritual, only twice a week. So far i already use it a few times and i like it. The microbeads is a bit rough but still bearable as long as you didn’t rub too hard. I really recommend a very gentle motion while using this refiner, especially for you who have dry skin. I feel clean after using this and didn’t experience any redness or breakouts. The smell also good. When you first release some amount on your skin, it smells like flowers in moderate way, not too strong but not faint also. But after you wash off the remaining amount after scrubbing, it only leave a faint fresh smell. As for my pores, i didn’t see any change yet because i only use it around 3 or 4 times, maybe need a little more time to work, considering i have a very oily skin.

And here we go :

This how it looks like


I use my left hand for the demo, because i’m too shy to post my face here with all the scars and pores >.<

You need to dampen your skin first then apply a moderate amount of the refiner on your skin


Then start to massage it around the skin area with gentle motion (pardon me because my dumbness, because i tested on my hand, i didn’t think twice and i rubbed it roughly and caused some redness to my hand)



After i rinse my hand (see the redness?)



Conclusion :

Name : Clarins Gentle Refiner – Exfoliating cream with microbeads

Country of origins : France

Price : around USD 34 at clarins counter in my country (50ml)

Feature (from clarins web) : it’s good to glow! Clarins dual-action microbeads — with soothing Mimosa extract — makes a clean sweep of dull, flaky surface cells while tightening pores. Skin emerges fresh, smooth and refined. Twice a week delivers the most radiant results.

Pro : Great exfoliator, smells good, didn’t cause breakout, rash, or redness on my skin (please be gentle when you rub your face while using this)

Cons : Pricey

Rating : 4.5/5

Would i repurchase this : Maybe. I need to see the long terms result first.

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