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11-10-11 | Posted by

Lately my skin and I have not been getting along. For the past few months, I have had terrible bouts of breakouts which don’t seem to go away, no matter what I do. I’ve tried everything: cleaned all my makeup brushes, got rid of old makeup, washed my face diligently every night… I’ve even resorted to using Proactiv, which I used when I was 16 – I’m now in my 20s. I’ve determined that the stress of being a recent college graduate trying to find a job in a deflated economy, plus looming student loan payments, are working their magic right on my face.

But I’m determined to have clear skin. And one thing that has truly helped is the Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream by Clarins. I’ve always liked Clarins products, and this one is no different. At first I was a bit alarmed by the silver color of the cream, but it works fabulously. I use it only once or twice a week and I apply it after I wash my face in the morning. I leave it on for just a minute and wash it off with warm water. My skin feels silky soft afterward and though I’ve only used it for two weeks, my breakouts are noticeably less and my skin is much smoother and more radiant. I like that it works without being harsh to my already sensitive face, and that it only needs to be applied once or twice a week.

A 1.7 oz bottle can be purchased for $30 at the Clarins website.

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