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Clarins Pore Control Serum

15 Oct

Clarins Pore Control Serum

Hi beauties!

Have you noticed that skincare brands are introducing more pore minimizing products lately? Well, blame it on selfies and social media tools like Instagram and Snapchat.

I recently received a sample of Clarins’ latest pore product, Pore Control Serum, which helps to reduce the appearance of pores, smoothe skin texture, and illuminate the face.

The product is based on research by Clarins Laboratories, which observed that skin surrounding the pores showed a lower expression of collagen and elastin, leading to loss of elasticity resulting in more visible pores.

To combat this loss, Clarins developed a green biotechnology featuring vine flower cells extract. By contributing to the synthesis of collagen and elastin in skin surrounding pores, vine flower cells extract helps to reduce the look of pores.

The formula also contains organic arbutus extract to reduce sebum production, and tamarind pulp acids to help eliminate dead skin cells to refine, smooth, and even out skin.

Using Clarins Pore Control Serum

The texture of this serum is light, so it immediately absorbs into the skin. The instant gratification is a blurring effect, while long-term results include less visible pores.

Clarins suggests applying the serum using these steps:

  1. Mix and warm serum in the hands to bring it to skin temperature and encourage absorption.
  2. Apply with smoothing motions from the middle of the face to the sides.

In the morning, I apply the serum under makeup like a primer (it’s not drying, so there’s no caking). At night, I apply it a bit more strategically making sure to cover areas where my pores need extra help.

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.


Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipstick: New Matte Finish

10 Sep

Hi beauties.

Last week, I attended a special Clarins beauty event all about lipstick.

Clarins has added to their Joli Rouge Lipstick collection, so if you’re in love with a specific shade from the Joli Rouge Lipstick collection, you can now wear it three different ways (pictured from left to right).

  • Matte–Joli Rouge Velvet (new)
  • Shine–Joli Rouge Brilliant (sheer)
  • Satin–Joli Rouge (classic)

Here are the differences between each of the finishes.

Joli Rouge Velvet

This lipstick is the newest member of the Joli Rouge family. It creates a sophisticated matte look without drying out the lips. Clarins is always strong on skincare, so it’s not surprising that this matte lip look is different in that it’s hydrating (due to organic apricot oil).

Joli Rouge Brilliant

Joli Rouge Brilliant provides a glossy effect created by fine pearls and a Shine Booster that multiplies the reflection of light on the lips. The formula, which contains mango oil, hydrates lips for 6 hours.

Joli Rouge

With a satin finish, this is the lipstick that started it all! If you haven’t tried this classic lipstick yet, it has a rich and creamy formula with staying power that creates intense color!

The shade in the photo above is the iconic Joli Rouge (red with blue undertones). All three finishes come in 20 modern shades that suit all complexions.

Thanks to Clarins Canada for the invitation and the super cute lip bag and Joli Rouge samples.

Clarins Joli Rouge Event Vancouver

Blushstopshere xo
Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.

Clarins Extra-Firming Day and Night Cream

10 Apr

Clarins Extra-Firming Day and Night Cream

Hi beauties!

If you’ve been looking for a skincare duo that targets the first signs of aging, Clarins has reformulated their Extra-Firming Range with a new day and night cream (I was lucky to get a sneak peek a couple of months ago.)

Here are a few details that make this firming duo unique:

  • The main active ingredient in the formula is the extract of kangaroo flower. This newly discovered extract helps to fight the appearance of skin slackening and leaves skin looking plumper (yes!)
  • The creams are available in two formulations: one for all skin types and the other for dry skin.

Extra-Firming Jour (Day)

This day cream has a silky, melting texture designed to provide an immediate smoothing effect. Besides the extract of kangaroo flower, it contains oat sugar to lift the look of skin and Leaf Of Life Extract to moisturize and provide radiance. The formula also includes Clarins’ Anti-Pollution Complex to protect against pollution.

The best way to use the cream is to first warm the cream in your hands. After placing the cream on your face and neck, massage it into the skin starting from the middle of the face and working toward the sides.

Extra-Firming Nuit (Night)

This night cream, which also has a melting texture, does the heavy lifting while you sleep . . . when cellular renewal is at its peak. Besides the extract of kangaroo flower and the Leaf of Life Extract, the night cream also contains Organic Desert Date Extract that targets dark spots to even skin tone.

You apply the cream in the same way as the day cream: by placing/massaging the cream starting from the middle of the face and working toward the sides.

Both of the creams have a light fragrance with notes of rose and camellia, which also feels refreshing on the skin.

If you’re into chic packaging, both creams come in a frosted coral-colored jar with a gold lid. 🌟

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.