16 May 2012

Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel

I've been looking for a new cleanser, one that wouldn't break the bank, strip my skin or cover it in silly chemicals. Oh and most importantly, come from a cruelty free brand! 
And I think I've found a good 'un! My research into animal testing has made me (according to my boyfriend) a bit of a snob when shopping now! As I'm always pointing out who does and doesn't test... I just can't help it!

Anyway! I did a little bit of research before buying this cleanser. The Daily Energizer range is a new(ish) range from Clarins aimed at younger skin (18-late 20's) and aims to leave skin refreshed and radiant. The particular product removes make-up and pollution gently and also neutralises the effects of hard water leaving skin soft & perfectly cleansed. The range also includes 2 moisturises for different skin types, a lotion with SPF and a 'wake-up booster' AKA toner. Prices range from £11-£20, which for quality products, is not all that bad! 

I chose this gel cleanser because it wasn't promising the earth, and seemed like it would be gentle on my suddenly sensitive-combination skin, and also I could afford it! ;)
The sales lady pushed a hard sale, which I swear has scarred me for life. I had to say no I only want the one thing about 20 times! However she did give me samples of the Wake-Up Booster and Cream-Gel moisturiser, so that was okay!

The cleanser is obviously a gel... it's quite thick in consistency and feels lovely to massage into damp skin, it also lathers up really well with more water. Afterwards, my skin is left feeling so clean and soft! there's a slight tightness once my skin is fully dry, but it's not uncomfortable and I kind of like it, I know that my skin really is clean.
I've been following it with my sample of the toner and the cream-gel (both of which I'd like now!) that are equally lovely products, the toner is refreshing and feels very light, while the cream-gel is perfect for my combination skin, plenty of moisture for my dry areas without making the rest of my face greasy.
And I have to add all three smell amazing! so fresh, not overpowering and really... energizing! ;)

If you're looking for a new cleanser to try, I really would recommend the Clarins energizer range, I would repurchase in the future, though there is just one more cleanser I need to try first.. :P

Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel comes in a 75ml tube for £11 from Boots

xo Annabel


  1. I came across your blog via a comment on Zoella's review of Nourish. I wanted to say hello because my own blog may be of interest, it is all about natural cruelty free skincare since this is my passion due to having eczema & allergies.

  2. blytheponytailparades17 May 2012 at 21:25

    Gaaa I love clarins. I use a dark circle undereye concealer that works WONDERS!


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