Eco Beauty: Clarins Pore Minimizing Serum Review

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My first Eco Beauty review! I have oily skin so unfortunately that means I have a lot of problems with pores so after some thorough research I picked up Clarins Pore Minimizing Serum, here's what I thought.....

I have to say that so far I'm quite impressed with this serum, most of my pores have shrunk in size and there's a small section on my cheek where they have completely disappeared! You don't need much for each application, one pump is enough for me as the serum spreads really well!
Clarins claim the serum helps to keep a matte face, I have noticed a slight difference in how shiny my face gets but it's nothing to get excited over. On the plus side the serum is very light weight so I don't feel like my skin is getting clogged up.
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There is a faint perfume smell, I don't know if this is just because of the ingredients used or if it's scented on purpose, I generally prefer non scented products but as it's not strong I'm ok with it this time.
What I don't like is the packaging, the pump is a bit stiff and then squirts out the serum at too much pressure so it can go all over the place and I don't think the bottle is recyclable.
A lot of natural ingredients have been used in this serum which makes it a more sustainable product but there are a few long words in the ingredient list which I have no idea if they are eco or not. Still it's better to have some natural ingredients than none at all! You can see a list of ingredients used here.
Why I believe Clarins is Eco Friendly
Clarins use a lot of natural ingredients from organic farming and buy plants that are locally grown or from fair trade programmes.
Their laboratories have very high safety standards for it's staff and they try to minimize green house gasses in production
. Although I couldn't see a recycling symbol on my serum Clarins select their packaging based on their low environmental impact.
They participate in many charities such as such as FEED.
I got this information from Clarins 'Responsible Actions' section that you can read more about here.
I hope you found this review helpful! If you have any eco beauty brands you would like to research please comment below!
Steph xox


  1. I think I also tried this a while ago, it'll be the salicylic acid and zinc that's helping your pores, the salicylic acid helps your skin 'shed', such a yummy word, ha, so it stops dead skin from getting stuck in your pores and making them look big. Then the zinc reduces the oily sebum skin can make which also helps, that was one of my first ever posts as a blogger - the wonders of SUDOCREM, not just for babies bottoms - ha!

  2. This actually sounds like a really great product, but the bottle does not sound so great!

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  3. i've always loved clarins products...nice review

  4. Many thanks, yes, the review is helpful :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. I have oily skin too!
    This product seems to have quite a few good properties, though I don't know how I feel about the ingredients. My rule is if you can't pronounce it, you probably should'd put in your face/body.
    Thanks for the review :)