Clarins Review

Curious about whether or not Clarins works?

Clarins is a high-end skin care line that costs more than many competitors. You are supposed to notice changes to skin texture, signs of aging and other issues with regular use. We know the Clarins Group is behind the line. The official website for that company was purchased in 2006. You can buy direct, but many outside retailers also carry the products.

What is Clarins?

Clarins is a rather expensive skin care line that contains ingredients like sunflower auxins, oat sugars, dimethicone, biotin and more. Some of the tightening products also contain caffeine, which has been shown to work short-term. We did find parabens, sulfates and fragrance in some formulas. There are detailed instructions, but there’s nothing about how long you have to wait before seeing results.

Quick Facts on Clarins

  • Clarins is more expensive than some comparable lines.
  • You can only return unused products unless defective.
  • Parabens and sulfates are used in some formulas.
  • Outside retailers often sell the products for less than the official website.

What’s the Skincare Editor’s Take?

“We went into our research expecting big things from Clarins, because the line is quite expensive,” says our Skincare Editor. “What we found were some irritants and quite a few negative reviews.”

Here’s What People Are Saying

We look closely at reviews to see how customers feel about a line or product, like Clarins eye cream, for instance. With this company, we found both positive and negative. It also concerns us that we read numerous reports of lackluster results.

Some negative reviews said:

  • “My skin is unevenly hydrated – dry spots in some places, while other parts of my face break out.”
  • “I have been a loyal Clarins customer for almost 20 years, so I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I will be switching to another brand.”

There are positive reviews as well.

  • “My skin is smoother and I can see less bumps.”
  • “I like the feel of it. It makes my skin tingle, and that makes me think it’s working.”

Lack of results was another issue for some.

  • “Used this nightly for a solid month. Noticed no difference whatsoever. Disappointed.”
  • “It smelled nice and has a [nice texture] but after 3 wks absolutely NO difference.”

Others say some nice results in only a few days.

  • “I noticed the difference in the second day.”
  • “The texture if my skin is smoother and softer.”

Is It Time to Place an Order with Clarins?

Should we give Clarins a chance? Well, we have no doubt that some formulas will hydrate and others will fight the signs of aging, but we have concerns about the formulas. There are irritants in there, plus parabens and sulfates are used. This is not what you’d expect from such an expensive product line. Plus, we found far too many mixed reviews.

What Do We Like Better than Clarins?

Of all the products we’ve seen in 2016, the best is BioGeniste. The unique formula is packed with clinically tested ingredients. And, the customer reviews are absolutely fantastic.

Click here to learn more about BioGeniste.

26 thoughts on “Clarins Review”

  1. I am 48 years old I suffer with bags under my eyes. I have tryed a lot of eye creams and still have bags under my eyes. I tryed clarins eye cream and after 2 days I dont have it any more.

    1. Which clarins eye cream do u used?…mind to share the specific name?
      i’m concern about my eye bags, tried many product but the results are very disappointing. 🙁

      1. I use priori smoothing eye serum but i found if i dont get a good night sleep i still have some bags under my eye. I started useing garnier nutritionist regenerating eye cream with it on first and it work great no bags under the eyes

  2. 4JUL2010

    I was using True Comfort foundation but when I went to buy it again it had been discontinued.

    So then I was looking at Extra Firming foundation but find that it is “out of stock” on the website. Is it going to be discontinued as well?

    Where can I find out what products are on to be discontinued?

    1. I am a Clarins Advisor and I do have the Extra Firming Foundation. You may conctact me @ 334-321-3900 ask for Rhonda. I work a Dillard’s and have a good selection of CLARINS.

      1. Have using clarins for over 4years now and it been so good in fact everyone complement my complexion but the last one I used all most cost me my life my face is red, swollen, hives, rash all over my face I bought from Nigeria

  3. clarins products verygood.iam 45ys old.i been ues clarins for 15ys.i try not to use the products.becuase i go to store to buy clarins products the castomer service its nogood some of them dont want sell.or bad moo.most of them nogood with the job or ship on the showder.i just want to see friendly shop castomer service.please do something about castomer service.

  4. I been using the moisturing and the serum for about 3 weeks. My face has dry patches and red spot now everywhere going to determatogist tomrrow.

    1. This is what happened to me and it took me months to rcover. I am left with scar though. Good luck, it cost a fortune to go to a dermatologist privately

    1. I bought serum eye cream toner and day and night cream for a special treat. advised that I had a nut allergy and sensitive skin. after two days I looked like I had a reaction, puffy eyes took a week of anti-histamine to get better and skin all red and blotchy – should have stuck with Clinique but got tempted by the freebies on offer with what I bought! Not sure whether to use again or see if I can get refund what a disapointment!

  5. I am 19 years old. I use to use Clarins exfoliating foam cleanser and toner along with the serum and moisterizer (matte-line). It worked miracles on me for the 1st time I had clear beutiful skin that people complimented me on, but 6 months later it stopped working on me and I had pimples. Clarins is no good for treting acne but it is great if you need to clean your face and keep it healthy and smooth!

  6. I am trying the day and night cream and before I buy it again I would like to have a complete list of ingredients for both. Thanks. Wendy

  7. I want to verify if the Sunscreen Cream High Protection for children is still available in the market. I was told by it’s phased out already. Do you have other sunscreen products that has titanium dioxide and zinc oxide ingredients? I tried the Sunscreen For Face Control Cream 50+ but I like the consistency of the one for children, it’s thicker. Been using it for over 8 years I think.

    1. I work for Clarins and I don’t see the children’s sunscreen with zinc oxide on the shelf anymore, I took a look at all of them for that specific indgredient and only found it in the sunscreen stick. I too am wanting zinc oxide in my sunscreens because it is one of the best sun Protectants. Unfortunately I found a lot of zinc oxide onion the shiseido sunscreen and use that for now. But I do use a lot of other clarins products.

  8. question… is Capital lumiere jour spf 15, soin anti-age unifiant-toutes peaux.
    Vital Light Day spf 15 good for 60 years old lady? or is better the one that cames on red battles?

    1. To be honest, once you get older, the best thing to do is keep complexion moisturised throughout the day. Nevertheless, I have tried the Bodyshop vit c day cream/ gel and luminating day cream with vit E very good. I can say that after using the above mentioned creams and developing nasty reaction leaving me witha scar. The bodyshop will return any product you are allergic to. Fraction of the price as well

  9. I bought the super restorative redefining body care and need to make sure that there are no hormones in the ingredients before I can safely use it.

  10. Can you tell me where I can find the
    Clarins Everlasting Foundation 103 Ivory. It has been discontinued.

  11. I received a free sample of Mission Perfection Serum and used it but to my dismay, I had a severe allergic reaction. My face is red, swollen, and stinging. I have used cortisone cream with no relief and now will have to go to the clinic. This is a warning to others, don’t use this product!

  12. I used clarins products for years. After trying samples of vitsl light day and night cream and gentle foaming face wash with shea butter I thought they were pretty good. Unfortunately samples are not usually enough to find out if you are allergic or not. I have developed a nasty reaction weeks after using these products The worst thing is that the clarins legal team deny liability and now I am left with a scar on my neck and dry lips. Somethingyou definitely do not want when you get older. I am happy to share my own photos if anyone interested. Unfortunately, no one wanted to know my story as I am not famous, blond or have the right contacts.

  13. I spent a year going from Doctor to doctor to find out why I developed the most bizarre and painful rash on my face and neck. I have permanent scars and became violently allergic to alcohol. Then, two months ago, I decide to try a different face cream instead of Clarins – and no rash, no reaction to alcohol. How is it possible that they don’t warn you about this? I’m taking it further. The stuff is poison.

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