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Monday, August 6, 2018

Two-Step Skin Care Routine with Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser & Toning Lotion

As you all know, I spent pretty much all of the month of June traveling around the Mediterranean. Although it was a wonderful time, vacation mode doesn't always lend itself to a good skin care routine. So when I got back in July, I pretty much spent the entire month going ham when it comes to self care. That included eating better, being adamant about going to the gym, drinking more water and getting more sleep, dedicating more time to my hair and, of course, putting in the work with my skin care.
My skin care routine is a pretty normal one: a cleanser, an exfoliator, a toner, a serum, SPF, an eye cream and a moisturizer. Wow -- that's a lot! But I know it's worth it. If your skin care routine is anything similar to mine, then you might want to consider doing what I've been doing these past few weeks: utilizing a two-step system.
To cut down on the process, I've opted for the Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and Toning Lotion. Together, this two-step skin care routine is giving me healthier skin with one less product to worry about.

I detox my skin from all the harshness of the summer sun and bring some balance back to it with a clean, toned face. And yes, you definitely want to use these both morning and night. First you cleanse, then you tone!

One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Everyone knows you have to begin your skin care routine with a clean face and that starts with a good cleanser. The One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser removes makeup and the day's impurities. Then, instead of switching to a whole other bottle, you can use this same product to also gently exfoliate and open up clogged pores. The orange extract softens while the moringa seed extract purifies to reveal glowing skin.
The exfoliating cleanser is perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive (aka: me). My favorite thing about this 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser is that I get that exfoliating feel without all the harshness.

Toning Lotion

The cleanser did its job, now it's time to put the toner to work. The chamomile in the Toning Lotion softens, soothes and leaves skin pH balanced while the sunflower extract protects the skin with vitamins A, B and E. And as an added bonus, it's alcohol-free, which works for all skin types: normal, dry and sensitive.
With this toner, I don't feel like I'm stripping away at my face. It doesn't burn and you don't need too much for it to do its job. And like with all good skin care products, water is the first ingredient in both the toning lotion and the exfoliating cleanser.
When you're done with these two, remember to use a serum, moisturizer and SPF if you'll be spending time outdoors.

Most things in life are over-complicated but your cleansing routine doesn't have to be! Finish off your summer with glowing skin and two simple products by Clarins: a One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and a Toning Lotion.

This post is sponsored by Clarins. All opinions are my own.
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31 comments

  1. my skincare routine has so many steps but I know it's worth it.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. Clarins is hands-down my favourite skincare brand, everything they create is magic!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  3. Traveling always messes with my skincare routine too! I love Clarins, I need to add in these products to my routine!

    xx Mollie

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  4. seems like a great skin care routine. You look so pretty btw.

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  5. Clarins is a great brand! I was just thinking of how badly I need a toner. Your skin looks beautiful!

    Lindifique

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  6. I need to try the Clarins brand. My skincare routine has a lot of steps and I get so lazy with it when traveling (especially during the summer). This 2-step routine sounds like the perfect travel routine! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. You have the most amazing skin


    PlayingWithApparel.com | @filipajackson
    Filipa xxx

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  8. Tell me about it ... the perils of traveling. Can't have it all. You skin looks amazing though. Clarins is a trustworthy beauty brand. Love the pictures.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  9. This duo sounds great, Cheryl! I've been meaning to try Clarins skin care product for forever but have been so lazy with trying new products lately. Thanks for the review on these two:)

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  10. These products sound lovely! I always tell people that cleanser and toner are two integral steps of any skincare routine. I wouldn't dream of skipping toner.

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  11. These products sound amazing and your skin looks absolutely beautiful Cheryl!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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  12. You look radiant my dear. I am not consistent with my skin care and need to do better.

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  13. Certainly true, I mainly travel for work and have to change my skincare depending on where I am going. It can take some getting used to. I love Clarins, so I immediately had to give this a read. I have actually tried their chamomile toner. I use that and sometimes grapfruit mist or rosewateer toner by Mario Badescu. You look great, Cheryl! x

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  14. I love that these two products help cut time with skincare routine because it's less products to use. So genius! I really like the sound of the toning lotion!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  15. These sound amazing babe!! I want to try out that toning lotion!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  16. I love Clarins! Your skin always looks amazing!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  17. I love these photos of you - you look very pretty. I'm afraid I have been neglecting my skin. If I were to start using that five step regimen - exfoliating cleanser, toning lotion, serum, moisturiser, and SPF, I know my skin would look and be a lot more healthy, feel better, and look better.

    P.S.: I did a new post (finally): https://full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/2018/08/national-underwear-day-2018-panties-in.html

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  18. Yesss to a simple but effective skincare routine!

    https://asequinloveaffair.com

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  19. I've been really anxious to try Clarins skincare products. I've heard so many success stories from my friends, that I'm sure they're bound to be magnificent!

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  20. Clarins has some great products. I need to get these too!

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  21. I haven't tried anything from Clarins, but it's a brand I've totally eyed!

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  22. I am a huge Clarins fan, and I can confirm these two products work really good together!

    xo Corina
    https://unbouquetdamour.com

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  23. I don't use Clarins, but I'm so tempted to try some of their products :)

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  24. Really nice products dear! Have a great day!
    xx

    La ilusión de Nina - http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com/

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  25. Your skin is so soft looking an luminous! I definitely want to give Clarins a try!

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  26. This looks really nice. I love Clarins, they're simply good. Your skin looks amazing dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  27. I've never used Clarins! I would love to try the cleanser :)


    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  28. I agree that skin care should not be complicated! The exfoliating cleaner sounds amazing and your skin looks beautiful!

    xo, Sara

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  29. Your skin looks so radiant. I love Clarins but haven't use them in a log time. I might give them a try again. XXO

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  30. So many Clarins skincare products are personal faves of mine - I use their Souble Serum religiously, so I must try these next!

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  31. I personally love Clarins along with the super fashionable Courtin-Clarins sisters. Have you tried their body oil? It smells delicious and gives the best glow!

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