Making Monday Pretty: Clarins Brand Focus March 31 2014

We won't lie, we never really paid too much attention to Clarins while perusing the skin care counters in search of the next holy grail item. But after noticing our fave skincare guru Caroline Hirons continuously raving about a few of their products, we thought we'd give them a try, and boy are we glad we did! Below are our three can't-live-without-you products from Clarins.

1. Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster. The newest offering from Clarins and one of the smartest ideas, simply add three drops of this "booster" to your usual night or day cream to turn it into a gradual self tanner leaving your skin with a gorgeous, healthy glow. 

2. Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner. This toner includes glycolic, salicylic and tartaric acid to gently exfoliate the skin and glycerin to counteract any dryness. Although it says to use once or twice a week, we sweep a light layer over our skin after cleansing every night before continuing with our usual routine. Within a week of starting to use this, we noticed a more even complexion and noticed that those pesky acne scars were fading into distance.

3. Lotus Face Treatment Oil. We love face oils, but we know that for many people, especially those with oily and acne prone skin, they can sound terrifying. Adding a light oil to your routine will rebalance your skin and help it to stop overproducing oil which can clog up your pores and cause breakouts. This oil was formulated for oily and combination skin and contains natural astringents making it the perfect choice. We started applying this as the last step to our nightly routine and have noticed fewer breakouts and plump, hydrated skin, officially holy grail worthy products!

Have a beautiful Monday everyone!