So I’ve been walking around the past few days looking and smelling like I spend my summer in Paris and winter in Florida (both untrue, of course!), and this is entirely because I’ve been using this luxe body oil from Clarins, of all things fancy and luxe!
Popularly known as ‘liquid gold’ in a bottle, Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil costs a whopping $ 58 for a 100 ml bottle, which is insane for a budget. But then it’s fancy luxe oil by a premium French brand that looks and feels great on skin.
Each time I use this, it makes me feel like I’m some rich lady in Chanel suits, who lunches in Paris and dines at Miami! And if that would have been true, I would keep a big bottle of it in my bathroom and use it lavishly on a regular basis.
With notes of relaxing Rosemary and cooling Mint, it smells heavenly. Beyond doubt it’s one of my favourite body oils in years. The scent really cheers me up, making me feel rich and beautiful. Now how this body oil works and is it really worth the hype and price, you better read the full review to discover.
Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil Review
French. Luxury. Plant-based.
What it is:
Moisturizing and toning body oil for the skin.
Who is it for?
Anyone with dry, rough skin, loose skin, stretch marks, or dull skin.
What it contains?
100% pure plant oils of Hazelnut, Rosemary, Geranium and Mint.
What it does not have?
Mineral oil, parabens, preservatives and artificial fragrance.
What does it do?
Hydrates, nourishes, and tones the skin.
What does the brand claims it do?
Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil is designed to improve skin elasticity and firmness.
The lightweight texture absorbs easily into your skin leaving it soft and supple. It helps prevent and improve the appearance of stretch marks caused during pregnancy and periods of rapid weight loss.
How to apply and how do I use it?
Well, the brand says to apply a small amount on damp skin, over the whole body or concentrating on problem areas. Lightly massage and follow with a cool shower if possible.
But I personally use it frugally – applying only on my legs after bath for a satiny smooth look!
Pregnant women can apply this oil on their tum, bum and bust to avoid appearance of any stretch marks or tight skin.
Except for the price, all’s good about this product – 100% natural botanicals, divine fragrance, luxe packaging, rich texture and satiny feel to the skin!
True, most good quality natural body oils are exactly that – a mixture of top quality base oils and effective essential oils, but what makes Clarins tonic body treatment oil special is its invigorating scent and the way it makes you feel about your skin.
Whenever I’ve used this oil, I’ve actually been complimented by people that I’m looking beautiful & radiant but in a different way and they can’t figure out what it is! It’s like wearing secret, sexy bra under your clothes that people can’t see but it makes you feel sexy all the time and the feeling shows on your face!
Now coming to its effectiveness and claims of improving skin quality and elasticity. Well, using the product now for more than a month I can say that it certainly comes out fair on most of its claims. My skin indeed looks more smooth, supple and glowing than before.
But then, a few other high quality natural body oils that I’ve used in the past have also made me say the same about my skin. So Clarins body oil is in no way better than those natural oils in the market. The only thing that makes Clarins body treatment oil unique is the fact that it’s a cult product from a premium brand that has aced the test of time.
What not so good about this body oil?
Price. Price. Price.
It’s highly expensive – if you happen to develop a fancy for this oil, be prepared to burn a big hole in your pocket!
But other than the price thing, everything is wow about this product. My skin just doesn’t feel like my skin – it looks so smooth, soft, and shiny like silk.
R2B Rating: 4/5
If skincare happens to be your first love and you don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks for premium products, you should definitely give this luxury body oil a try. Whether you’re a pregnant woman, a new mom or simply struggling with dry and dull skin issues, Clarins tonic body treatment oil is surely to going help you feel great about yourself both inside and out.