In My Kit: Clarins Flash Balm

There are a lot of beauty products that are described as ‘cult classics’, but not many really deserve the title. In my series of ‘in my kit’ posts, I share some of my favourite products that actually deserve to be described as having a cult following; and tell you how to use them. Today, it’s Clarins Flash Balm.

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There are some beauty products that I try once and then add to my kit forever. Clarins’ Beauty Flash Balm is one of them. Because I’m such a ‘skin person’ I always love products that can give the complexion an instant pick-me-up, and Clarins’ Flash Balm does just that. Labelled a ‘skin booster’, it is a moisturising, brightening, tightening formula that is kind on all skin types.


Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, £31

Clarins Flash Balm is especially good for this time of year if you’ve been getting less than the recommended eight hours’ sleep. The soothing bisabolol helps restore the skin’s glow while olive and witch hazel extracts go a long way in smoothing out the complexion for a more even tone.

How to use Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

While I’m not really one for primers, if your skin needs a little help to look clear and smooth, I’d recommend using Flash Balm as an in-between product after moisturiser and before your makeup base. You could even blend a little with your usual BB Cream or foundation for a smoother application.

It’s a sort of cheat to better skin, which is never bad! For the real deal though, you’ll need to brush up your skincare regime. Don’t forget to learn how to cleanse your skin thoroughly and properly with my guide to cleansing and you can shop my favourite cleansers here:

Stay tuned for more of my favourites!

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