Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Tamarind

Lately, more than ever before, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my skin care routine. Over the last two months, I’ve noticed a big difference in my skin ever since I’ve switched to Clarins products. My skin feels more moisturized than before, my foundation goes on much easier, and my complexion has been more even and clearer. In the past, I’ve used other brands too that I really liked, but I’ve never had the results that I’ve experienced with Clarins.

My skin is your textbook combination skin type. I’m dry on my cheeks and chin, but oily on my forehead and nose. When I break out, it’s normally across my chin or somewhere random on my cheek or forehead.

According to Clarins, ‘Gentle thorough cleansing is your first step to beauty’. I absolutely agree with this statement. If you don’t have an effective cleanser, how is your skin going to benefit from the other products that you are using?

Here is what Clarins has to say about Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Tamarind:
Every day’s a spa day with this pore-refining cleanser for oily skin types. Gentle Tamarind Fruit Acids remove impurities, trapped make-up, excess oil, pollutants and dull surface cells for a clear complexion. Silky lather rinses easily with cool water. Protects skin from the drying effects of hard water” 

Product Description:

As gentle as cleansing milk and as effective as soap, Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleansers have been created to meet the needs of all skin types. Their lightweight, refreshing lather rinses easily with cool water and protects skin from the drying effects of hard water.


Katafray Bark Extract– prevents moisture loss.
Tamarind Fruit Acid– helps eliminate dry skin cells that block pores.
Shea Butter– protects, nourishes and regenerates skin.
Gypsophila Extract– produces a fine, lightweight and gentle foam.
Cottonseed to leave skin soft and smooth.
Bio-Ecolia, extracted from natural sugars, helps to preserve the skin’s natural moisture balance.


This foaming face wash comes in a nice sturdy tube packing with a flip open cap.


The consistency is thick cream with blue micro pearls. It is unbelievably amazing at removing everything from the face and is very gentle too! It takes off even the waterproof makeup which is great and my skin does not feel dry afterward.

Smell and Texture:

It smells absolutely wonderful. It doesn’t have a perfume like smell. It smells like clean soap. I love the fact that it has non-abrasive microbeads that help exfoliate. These beads are good because they are spherical in shape which means they are not making micro-tears on the surface of your skin. I use this cleanser in the morning and at night. It foams up perfectly. It does the job and cleans my face without making it feel tight or dehydrated. It still feels soft and supple.

My Verdict

I’ve been using this for just over a month now both in the morning and at night and I love how it feels on my skin, it has a luxuriously creamy consistency which lathers up a treat and the micro-beads are almost unnoticeable. After use my skin feels squeaky clean yet moisturized at the same time, I would highly recommend this cleanser for anybody with combination to oily skin especially if you find that cleansers aimed at this skin type are often too harsh. I’ve definitely noticed that my complexion is a lot more balanced than it was previously. The bottle is also fairly large considering you only need a pea sized amount of the product which is a bonus as it will last for ages. I can definitely see myself repurchasing this after it runs out!

It’s priced at AED 130 at Sephora. Clarins products are available in the main perfumeries and Department Stores across the Middle East.

You can find the location of their stores on their website.


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