I have been using the cleansing milk for 20 years. Never dried out my skin. Maybe you should ease off the toner or moisturize more.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
The cleansing milk and toner with chamomile should definitely not be causing you to be dry. What moisturizer do you use? The right moisturizer makes a world of difference. Try one with Hyaluronic acid in it. A great value is a drugstore brand called CeraVe they make a AM and PM moisturizer. Philosophy makes many great moisturizers too. Just a thought...good luck!
The cleanser and toner should be used twice daily, 365 days per year. This is the only effective way to remove all of the impurities from your face. The cleanser and toner do not have any drying agents in them, so they should not be drying your skin out. Be sure that you use the gentle patting/dabbing motion that is suggested by Clarins when you are applying the products. Do not rub or wipe off because this can aggravate your skin. If you are convinced that it is the cleanser and toner that are drying your skin (and not external factors such as weather), be sure to use a daytime and nighttime moisturizer. Regardless of the face products you use, moisturizing day and night are essential. Back to your dry skin, these products are designed for dry to normal skin, so they should not be drying your skin. I might add that when I was at Sephora, they happened to have a Clarin's rep there who helped me out by explaining the products really well. I told her that every time I switched facial cleansers, the skin around my cheeks would get slightly dry and red. She said that my best defense would be exfoliating 3 times per week. She was right. In spite of my hesitancy, I went a little crazy and I bought everything I needed to start taking better care of my skin. I used to just use Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer after trying many more expensive lines that my skin didn't like. I bought the Clarins cleansing milk, toner, and the Brightening line at the same time. The line includes an exfoliator. The gentle exfoliater gets rid of all the dry, dull, dead skin cells that your cleanser and toner bring to the surface. These dry, dull, and dead skin cells may be what you are seeing on your skin. I highly recommend trying their exfoliator. After using all of these products for 3 weeks, my skin appears so much more healthy. In fact, it has made enough difference that I have even gone without my Bare Minerals make-up for a few days. The only other thing I can think of is that your skin is sensitive to one of the botanicals that is used in the products. So, my advice is if you really like this product (other than the drying effect), continue using it for about 8 weeks, but be sure to use moisturizers daily and nightly. If after 8 weeks, your skin has not adjusted or is still dry, try something else. I have tried many lines of make-up including (Philosophy, Clinique, Boscia, Murad, etc.) and Clarins now has me hooked. I hope they work out for you too.
I have been using it without the toner in order to relieve my dry skin and it has been working beautifully. However, with every use I also moisturize with "First Aid Beauty- Ultra Repair Cream" (another product sold at Sephora). Since I have been using these my dry skin has completely cleared up. The toner in addition to the cleanser may just be too harsh for you.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago