A long-standing house in French beauty, Clarins has incorporated plant extracts and plant derived oils in their skincare and makeup formulas for years. Now, with the beauty landscape constantly changing with new innovations, Clarins has decided to go back to its roots, focusing on plant oils that benefit and nourish the skin. In a modern take on the utilisation of essential oils, Clarins has released a brand new player in their skincare line up—Plant Gold, or as the French would say, L’Or des Plantes.
This skincare elixir is designed to deliver the sensorial experience and nourishing benefits of an aromatherapy facial at the spa. Just like Clarins’ famous Double Serum, Plant Gold Nutri-revitalizing Oil-Emulsion features a similar double barrel bottle which is only mixed once it is pumped out by the user. This ensures that active ingredients and plant oils are kept air tight and fresh upon application.
Speaking of formula, Clarins boasts an impressive list of all natural ingredients, including a powerful blend of four luxurious oils; Virgin hazelnut oil, macadamia oil, almond oil and grape seed oil. They are rich in fatty acids and antioxidants to feed and repair the skin. Other notable ingredients in this golden concoction are blue orchid extract and patchouli essential oil, which work in combination to revitalise dull and tired-looking complexions.
The Oil-Emulsion can be used as a serum for more dry skin types that need that extra oomph in hydration or as a lightweight moisturiser for normal-oily skin types. If you are feeling particularly lazy or have generally balanced skin, this product is a great all-in-one serum and moisturiser step. Although, we would recommend a facial massage to really work the product into the skin and bask in its glorious scent of patchouli.
As part of Clarins’ Aromaphytocare range, this new product in tandem with the French beauty brand’s cult-status treatment oils (Blue Orchid, Santal and Lotus) places an emphasis on self-care and a holistic, sensorial approach to skincare routines. It’s for those who treat their skincare routines as a means of relaxation and taking care of oneself.
As far as we’re concerned, we can’t think of a better mantra for 2020 than that!