Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel

28 July 2013

Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel- £15.60 for 125ml

It's rare for me to stray from my beloved Emma Hardie cleansing balm (I'm on the third tub of the stuff),  however after a trip to the Clarins counter I ended up with two 50ml sample tubes of this cleansing gel. I packed one in my Vegas travel bag, and have to say that I didn't touch my EH the entire week.

The premise of this cleanser is that you apply it to your face dry, and as you massage it in to your skin it breaks down in to an oil. Finally add water and you're left with a cleansing milk to wash off. What I really like about this is how gentle it feels on the skin. It has a lovely light rose fragrance which didn't irritate me at all, and just feels really luxurious to use. It breaks down and removes my makeup gently and easily. My skin type is normal/sensitive - I have my oily and dry patches - and I've not had a problem with this product. My skin feels completely balanced after use, although I'd probably avoid it if you were leaning heavily towards the oily side of things.

My one and only gripe with this cleanser is that it's not the best with eye makeup - in fact, my mascara barely budges. It's not too much of a problem for me as I like to use my Talika lash cleanser separately anyway, but if you rely on your cleanser to remove all of your makeup as well as leaving your skin fresh, this is not the product for you.

I will definitely be repurchasing this cleanser once I make my way through the samples - although it may take me forever, as you only need a tiny amount - it's a welcome addition to my skin care routine. If you've yet to try the infamous Emma Hardie balm a go and fancy trying an oil based cleanser I'd definitely recommend this Clarins offering, as it's a much more reasonable price.


  1. I really want to try this, the price seems good too for clarins xx

    Zoe | Sweet Electric

  2. I'm glad I got a chance to read this blog post because I recently saw this product but I didn't recall reading about it much. I'll definitely consider this cleanser.
    Celina | The Celution

  3. That seems like a good idea, thanks for sharing! I really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

  4. Would you say this works for all skin types?

    Velia | Cocoamourr


    1. Hi Velia,

      I'm combination and it works fine for me, so I'd say it'd be okay for anyone! Oil + oily skin = balanced, so I don't see any issues :) x

  5. This sounds so good and interesting! I haven't actually tried EH one yet either.

    :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  6. I have heard a lot of good things about this cleanser, good review :) x

  7. Sounds like an amazing product, gotta try this since the Emma Hardie cleansing balm isn't available where I live! Following you by the way :)

  8. Oooh this cleanser has been on my list for ages, though I did worry it might dry out my skin as I flit between combination and oily skin, I'm definitely going to add it to my wishlist now :-)

  9. Another one I've had my eye on! I've been thinking of picking it up when I go through duty free in a couple of weeks but hadn't had a chance to check the ingredients yet - wanted to make sure it didn't contain any sulphates but from the way you describe it it doesn't sound like it. Might pick up the new Clinique cleansing balm too as that's supposed to be really good.
    Mel xx

  10. I just bought this for $10 (for 50 ml) on offer at Sephora, so excited to try it. Great review.

  11. I've had this cleanser as well and it's a great little product. Overall I think Clarins do very good cleanser that are excellent value for money :o). XX


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