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Written on Thursday, January 24, 2019


Clarins is my number one brand when it comes to disappointments. I’m not trying to say that this is an overhyped and bad brand, but I’ve tried a lot of their products, from cleansers to face creams. I was struck even by their legendary face oil. Give it some time, they said, find the right proportions, they said, and if your face breaks out, wait for a few weeks until it gets used to the oil. Yeah, great.


However, I have a few products from this brand that I’ve been buying for 5 years now that I can’t live without.

Well, let’s get started with the hero of this review.

Product info:

Weakened skin? Sunburn, extreme climates, hard, salt or chlorinated water, minor cosmetic treatments*—when life takes a toll on your skin, give it a boost! Booster Repair helps sensitive skin fight back. Its unique formula is enriched with Mimosa Tenuiflora extract, a Mayan plant known for its soothing properties. Just 3-5 drops, mixed with your Clarins face care, gets skin back on track when you need it the most. Use it for a day, a week, a month—any time your skin needs a boost.Do not use alone. Must be mixed with another face product.


What else? Formula, aroma. This is a viscous substance to use only when your skin feels extremely bad. Not more often and not solo, but as addition to face care only.

In use: I tried to add the booster to my face creams and masks, use directly on my face and even with a hand cream, but it didn’t work.


Glycerin, Water, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Allantoin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid.


Pros: There are none. At all.


1. The producer says, it shouldn’t be used alone. They say, it’s a highly concentrated formula, but of what? Glycerine? Panthenol? These two can soften skin, though.

2. Makes skin oily and creates a film on it.

Any face care product mixed with this becomes more viscous and doesn’t absorb well. Even if a moisturizer suits you, this booster will spoil it. I thought maybe it didn’t work with products from other brands, but no, even with a Clarins moisturizer the result was as awful as before. My face shines with it, looking as though I’ve applied too much highlighter or a rich baby cream.

3. This booster gives no result. I mean, no positive result. I was using it when it was cold but it didn’t make my skin feel comfortable.

4. And the cherry on top...It’s comedogenic. Nice. After a week of using this booster I broke out and it looked terrible!

Thanks for reading this.

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JaneMarple doesn't recommend Clarins Skin Booster Repair

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Type: Booster
Brand: Clarins
Category: Skin Care
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