Soothing relief for Dry or Extra-Dry skin. 100% pure plant extracts. Zero preservatives. Clarins’ essential oils of Sandalwood, Cardamon and Lavender tone, soothe, comfort and decongest skin that is dry, irritated or stressed. Hazelnut Oil softens, smoothes and reduces redness. Helps prevent moisture loss and the formation of fine lines. Non-staining.
In the evening, after thorough cleansing and toning, apply a small amount to face and neck still damp with Toning Lotion, avoiding the eye contour. Gently dab face with a soft tissue to remove any excess product.
Before jumping onto the review, a brief on my skin type: Extremely Dry!!!! I need a super power moisturizer in summers too… I have been a big fan of night face oil massage mainly with plain Almond or Olive unless recently I gave into temptation of trying out some high end exclusive face treatment oils. Clarins is where I headed out first & must say I am not disappointed even a tiny winy bit!
Clarins have these face treatment oils in three variants depending on your skin type and the one which I got is Santal – meant for dry or extra dry skin. Santal smells predominantly of sandalwood & cardamon fusion which is not overpowering. I couldn’t find any Lavender tones to the fragrance, though Lavender is one fragrance I can’t get enough of. This is basically a light textured oil which gets absorbed into skin with few massaging strokes. It doesn’t leave any oily or greasy feel post application but just a slight sheen which I am comfortable with. As I have super dry skin I find it super easy to work with. A tiny amount goes a long way for me. I just apply 3-5 drops after my cleansing & toning routine all over my face & neck before hitting sac. It don’t transfer or stain on sheets and as well I don’t have to wait much to get it completely soaked up into my skin. While I was little disappointed with their eye contour balm, this oil keeps my skin & under eye hydrated & supple even in the driest weather. You can easily top it up with your night cream as it is very light. I don’t shy away from massaging it right under my eye & have never faced any irritation issues. It deeply nourishes my skin making it smooth ,supple & relaxed. Though it claims to prevent formation of lines other than hydration, I am not yet sure to comment on that part but the two lines on my under eyes does look smoothed out than before (not to forget that I use eye cream on top of this). The product is definitely pricey but the results are impeccable! A single pack goes a long way.
The only grudge I have is with the packaging. I have seen the packaging with a dropper packaging but the pack I got is a Clear Glass Bottle with a screw top cap where I have to be extremely careful about the amount of product taking out. Overall its a clear winner for me. Highly highly recommended for dry skin.