When I first researched Fragrance Direct I was happy to see amazing, high-end brands like Clarins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Elemis... the list goes on and on. So if you're looking for a bargain or even a slight discount, definitely check out the site to see if they have it in stock and if you can manage to save any pennies on it (every little helps at the end of the day).
So as I mentioned above I opted for a few Clarins skincare bargains since it's a range that I am always eager to try. The first product I got my hands on is the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm* which is a cult product in it's own right and it has won many awards in the beauty world, so of course I was super excited to finally try it out for myself and see what the hype was about. The Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is described as a quick pick me up that restores a radiant, youthful & firm appearance to the skin. I love the idea of primers, but to be honest I rarely remember to use them unless I've got the time to do my makeup in peace & quite (this is very rare when you have a busy toddler). However I've heard so many positive reviews on this particular product that I was instantly drawn to it and hoped it would be the primer to change my routine. After using this a couple of times I can confirm that all the hype is definitely worth it... this as a primer instantly perks up my skin, making it look radiant with a healthy glow.
It has a lightweight texture, doesn't feel greasy or oily in any way so I would imagine most skin types could benefit from this. It feels hydrating to a certain level... as a dry skin gal I wouldn't skip on my moisturiser completely but it does provide a healthy base for my foundation, which helps me avoid any dry patches. It has a tightening & brightening effect on the skin overall, so my pores instantly look smaller & skin feels super smooth. There is one trick with this product and that is correct application. You should remember that a pea size amount is all you need for the entire face and you need to apply it by using light strokes (AVOID rubbing the product into the skin). Once you've got the right application, I'm sure you will benefit from this beauty hero product... I certainly am.
Overall it wouldn't be my holygrail kind of cleanser, but I am enjoying it at the moment. I do find that it's quite effective as a scrub & cleanser overall, but I wouldn't say it's gentle enough to be used daily on dry or sensitive skin types.
So that's the end of my little Fragrance Direct haul... I was super excited to finally try out these Clarins skincare products since they have been on my radar for quite some time now and I can't say that I've been disappointed. What's your favourite Clarins products? Have you tried any of the two I have here?