24 Mar 2014

Clarins Toning Lotion With Iris - Review

So, I'm sitting here with this luxurious new face mask that I had ordered from Beautybay.com and that reached me today and I'm looking forward to start using the new toner after I remove this mask (check out the pic I posted on instagram to know which mask and toner). That made me realise that it would be so unfair if I didn't review this toner that I have been using since November and which has been so good to my skin, the Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris (alcohol free). I had mentioned this toner when I embarked on a new winter skincare regime in this post here and now, finally, here's why I love it.....

Clarins Toning lotion with Iris (alcohol free)

"Alcohol-free toner - with purifying Iris and Sage extracts - removes every last trace of cleanser, leaving combination and oily skin types pristine clean and perfectly radiant. Skin-balancing formula tones and tightens pores, while helping to normalise surface oils."

Clarins Iris Toner information

Toners have never had an important place in my skincare regime and I rarely ever used toners. Then I got a sample of this when I bought the Clarins Total Cleansing Oil and loved it so much that I was tempted to buy a full-sized bottle. That it is alcohol-free and paraben-free, sealed the deal. Though this toner is meant for combination/oily skin (my skin is combination during summers and monsoon), I made it an integral part of my skincare routine at the onset of winter, when my skin is dry. And surprisingly, it did not dry out my skin at all! I guess the glycerin in it prevented my skin from drying out.

Clarins Iris toner ingredients

My skin feels so fresh and soft after using this toner and I simply love the the fragrance. I don't know about tightening the pores but yes, my skin does feel clean and the do "appear" marginally smaller. That could also be because of the winter weather and might change now that the summer's here in all it's hot and humid glory.

Clarins Iris toner, colour, price and bottle

Clarins Toning Lotion with Iris is priced at Rs. 1400 for 200ml which might seem to be expensive for a toner. But look at the bottle. I have been using it quite regularly since mid-November and I still have half the bottle left. Ok, I admit I do sometimes skip using a toner when I'm in  a hurry in the morning or if I'm feeling terribly lazy at night but even so, I have definitely used it at least 4-5 days a week. The small opening also helps in controlling the amount of toner that the bottle dispenses so that there is no product wastage. 2-3 drops of toner on a cotton pad is enough for the face and neck. So, doesn't that make it a good, value-for-money buy?

While I can't wait to start using my new toner, which is an acid toner, by the way, I won't stop using this. The acid toner will be part of my night routine (at least initially) while I'll continue with the Clarins Iris toner in the morning. I really love this toner and recommend it to everyone with normal, combination and oily skin types. I feel that dry skin girls can also use it, since it is very gentle, but don't take my word for it, try out a sample first.

Which is your favourite toner? Have you tried any toners from Clarins?


  1. As u said..definitely value for money..i shld try..thanks for review

  2. i have the same skin i mite give it a try
    nice review

  3. I haven't used Clarin Toner but your post tempts me to use it! I too have oily skin and it is acne pore.
    Does this tighten the pores, as it claims to do?
    Thanks for the review Dollie <3

  4. Toners have never been an important part of my skincare too but if this is alcohol free them I need to try it out
    Keep in touch

  5. no, I have not used it.. Infact not even a single Clarin's product :(

  6. I have never tried this...very nicely reviewed dear....:-)

  7. Thanks Rashmi...do try it out :)

  8. Clarins has some really nice stuff, do try it out. Next on my list is their Lotus oil.

  9. Try it out. Hope u like it too.
    And please don't leave your link here...i already follow ur blog.

  10. It does tighten pores to an extent. Gives such a fresh feeling too :)

  11. Hope you like it as much as i do :)

  12. Do try it...i think you'd like it :)

  13. I love Clarins products

  14. I have never tried this one out...Seems like to be a really lovey product!! Beautifully reviewed Dollie Nd It was awesome to meet you at the event today :)

  15. Thanks Richa....was lovely to meet you again :)
    Do try this toner ..it is very gentle and effective.