Saturday, July 11, 2009

Clarins: Pure Melt Cleansing Gel


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The gel melts into very thin oil, i mean its less greasy than DHC cleansing oil, it actually felt like the gel hasn't melt yet that I look into my hands if its in oil form already,. And since it's thin it doesn't run down unlike when Im using oil cleansers so it doesn't sting my eyes.

Smells really nice, I can't pretty tell what it is, but its like being in a spa, smell is not lavander or minty though, its rather lighter not musky and flowery.
I just notice that the gel sometimes melts slowly especially around the eye, it tends to clump and dissolves undereye conclear and eyeshadows rather slower than other oil cleanser I've tried, I ended up massaging my face longer, but the end result is still superior! I really like leaving it longer, i dunno but it felt like letting marula oil sink better and do its therapeutic benefits.
It washes off as milky emulsion just like other oil cleansers too. It delivers, true to its claim,. it does dissolves eyeshadows and mascaras and leaves skin soft.

Those with dry skin will benefit from this since it leaves skin hydrated and velvety-soft. Being OC, it feels a little oily for me (though its not ) so i still use soap after. Still my face doesn't feel tight but rather refreshed. Very spa like!

Its main component is Marula oil,. It's quite new to me so i reserched a bit and this is what I got:
Extracted from the kernels (nuts) of the Marula tree which is indigenous to Southern Africa. Marula oil has a clear, light yellow colour (Hence the color of the gel is light yellow) and a nutty aroma (oww, that’s the smell.. i didn’t got that!) .. It is traditionally used as a moisturizing body lotion for women and also as a massage oil for babies. In the past, women used Marula oil rather than water to clean themselves.
Marula oil has remarkable qualities. It is rich in antioxidants and oleic acid as well as the essential linoleic fatty acid, essential components for the maintenance of healthy skin. Marula oil contains a similar fatty acid composition to olive oil however it is 10 times more stable to oxidation. Marula oil has also shown to improve skin hydration, skin smoothness and reduce redness
With its combination of high nutritional value and excellent stability, marula oil is an ideal and innovative choice for modern cosmetic formulas and as a carrier oil for aromatherapy.
- To treat dry, chapping skin.
- To maintain hydrated, smooth skin
- To reduce redness.
- Can be used around the eyes.
- A good Massage oil.
- Anti aging face cream

Baby care: massage oil
Hair care: shampoo for dry damaged and fragile hair
Cosmetics: component of lipsticks
Food: antioxidant properties for the nutraceutical industry

The Marula fruits are edible, eaten either raw or made into a delicious jelly. They are also brewed into a popular beer; a marula liqueur is available commercially. The kernels are either eaten raw or roasted, have a delicious taste and are regarded by many indigenous people as a delicacy, a ‘Food of Kings’ .
The bark is widely used medicinally to treat diarrhea, diabetes, fever and malaria, and the roots are used to treat sore eyes. The leaves are used to make a relish, and the hard wood makes excellent kitchen utensils.

It is the oil from the Marula kernel that has come to give the Marula tree its spiritual status. The kernels are so full of oil that a squeeze with the hand can release a rich yield.

Across the generations it has proven to protect against dry, cracking skin and in fact its moisturising properties are so effective that it is also used to treat leather and in preserving meat. Hence within the Zulu tribe, the Marula tree symbolizes women’s fertility, softness and tenderness, and new-born baby girls are welcomed into the world with traditional Marula ceremonies

Marula oil is indeed Africa's miracle oil. Im glad I've tried this thru our sis Gracie.. I'd say Clarins is one luxurious brand that is a must to try..

Price at Rustans: P1,400.00


Gracie said...

Wow! Thanks for that well detailed review! Indeed very very informative! I love using it too and I'm glad yu like it sis! :) xxx

shatzlaine said...

thanks (again) too sis Gracie,.