Botanicals might be the latest buzzword in skincare, but they’re nothing new. Whether we want to address concerns like dehydration, a lack of radiance, or first signs of aging, botanical-powered skincare can help us keep our complexion looking its best. Derived from flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots and berries, these powerful plant extracts, when harnessed in the right way, can do wonders for our skin (think about the last time you found soothing relief in an aloe vera gel when you’ve suffered from a sunburn).
While it’s easy to assume that the best beauty products are the most high-tech, this isn’t always the case. The greatest benefit of plant-based ingredients is that your body automatically knows how to process them. The botanical world is filled with natural antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients — which are the perfect building blocks for truly effective formulas that deliver powerful benefits. Sensitive skin friends would also be glad to learn that they tend to gentler on the skin.
No matter your concerns, try going back to your roots. Instead of clogging your skin with chemicals, try letting it breathe with a natural, plant-based skin care collection like Clarins. Designed to address a variety of concerns depending on individuals’ skin types, the powerful botanicals in its facial cleansers and toners could work wonders on your skin:CLARINS Gentle Foaming Cleanser is the perfect, everyday foaming face wash for everyone, making it an essential daily step in a good skincare routine. Now available in:
- Shea Butter — Dry/Sensitive Skin provides skin with ultimate comfort. The creamy mousse floats away all traces of make-up, pollutants, and pore-clogging debris while softening and smoothening delicate skin.
- Cottonseed — Normal Skin is as effective as soap, and as mild as cream. The refreshing mousse nourishes and eliminates impurities, make-up and excess oil to leave skin perfectly cleansed and radiant.
- Tamarind — Combination/Oily Skin removes everything that makes the skin appear dull. Gentle fruit acids frees pores of trapped make-up, excess oil and pollutants for a luminous yet refined, matte complexion.
For multi-taskers, the One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser polishes away makeup, embedded impurities and dead skin cells, getting skin spa-fresh in one time-saving step. The bi-phase cleanser for all skin types cleanses and exfoliates to tackle clogged pores, gently removing everything that makes the skin appear dull — to reveal glowing skin beneath.CLARINS Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk lifts away makeup and impurities with spa-like efficiency to leave skin soft, supple and perfectly refreshed. Now available in:
- Alpine Herbs — Dry/Normal Skin maintains skin’s perfect moisture balance for optimum radiance.
- Gentian — Combination/Oily Skin rebalances oily-prone skin while cleansing skin for optimum comfort.
CLARINS Toning Lotion gently remove all traces of cleanser residue, preparing and readying skin for the subsequent treatments that follow. With an alcohol-free formula, this toner has no stinging sensation. Now available in:
- Camomile — Dry/Normal Skin softens, smoothens and soothes irritation, providing the ultimate comfort for dehydrated skin while improving skin’s condition.
- Iris — Combination/Oily Skin purifies and hydrates the skin, tighten pores and refines texture while normalizing excess oils to promote a matte complexion.