Clarins Institute de Beaute has been treating women to fine beauty products since 1957. Clarins' mission of marrying natural botanical ingredients with the latest innovations has made them the European leader in luxurious skin care. Products in the brand indulge the body from head to toe, and there are two facial cleansing milk formulas in the line. Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs is designed for normal to dry skin, and was named "Best Cleanser" by Town & Country magazine in 2007. Cleansing Milk with Gentian is perfect for combination and oilier skin types, as the herbal ingredients decongest and fight bacteria without stripping protective lipids from the skin's surface. Unlike ordinary cream cleansers, Clarins cleansing milks are not rubbed into the skin and wiped away with a washcloth. The company has developed a unique way of applying the product to minimise pulling, tugging, stretching or otherwise irritating delicate tissue.
Push your hair away from your face, secure in a headband or clips, and dispense a dime-size amount of cleansing milk in palm of one hand.
Rub your palms together gently, warming the product to skin temperature and spreading it evenly across both palms.
Cup flattened palms against your face and hold for several seconds without pressing down.
Remove your palms from your face with a brisk motion; repeat steps 3 and 4 approximately six times over the entire face including the neck. The cleansing milk will gradually thicken and create a suction effect to lift dirt and impurities from the skin without pulling or stretching it.
Rinse with pure warm water and gently pat skin dry with a soft, clean towel.
Clarins recommends the use of their two targeted products to remove eye make-up, although customers on the Sephora website report the cleansing milks do a fine job of dissolving away even stubborn mascara.