I went to the Clarins counter a while ago to purchase the Beauty Flash Balm and I was asking the lady if there was anything I could do to control my oily skin. She advised using the Hydra Matte lotion for combination skin instead of a cream as creams can be too heavy and could make my skin oilier. I have now been using this for almost three months now and thought I would review it for you!
If you read my blog regularly you will know I have an oily t zone and normal cheeks! I have used products before for oily skin that make my cheeks dry and products for normal skin that make my t zone even oilier! This lotion is for combination skin but I was still a bit worried it would do one of those things.
This lotion is great and I really like it! It doesn't completely stop my t zone getting oily but it does seem to control the shine and stop it getting quite as oily as fast! Usually I would have my makeup on for a couple of hours before my nose would start to look shiny and then get oilier throughout the day until I powdered it. Now I don't need to powder until mid after noon and most days I don't powder at all throughout the day as my skin just isn't that shiny.
It is quite thin and feels very light on my skin. It does feel extremely hydrating which is lovely and then it sinks in leaving my skin looking fairly matte, soft and smooth. It is hydrating and moisturising enough for my cheeks, whilst not making my t zone any oiler! It also smells amazing which is nice!
This lotion is available here for £24.
Have you tried any Clarins skin care products? What is your favourite moisturiser?