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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.

Spring Makeup: Clarins 4‑Colour Eyeshadow Palette (Lovely Rose)

19 Mar

Hi beauties!

The last few days in Vancouver have been packed with sunshine. 🌞 The cherry blossom trees are also getting ready to bloom, so spring is definitely on its way!

What better way to celebrate a new season than to switch up your eye makeup!

Usually, spring shades trend toward pastels and lighter shades. Not this year: bold, colourful shades are everywhere.

The Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Lovely Rose is definitely a quad with a pop of colour. I posted this photo on Instagram and the love for these shades was unanimous (thanks everyone!).

The shades in this palette range from light pink to deep purple in a combination of iridescent, matte, and satin finishes. Here are the shades (from left to right):

  • Pink Pearl
  • Coral
  • Mauve Pink
  • Deep Plum

If you don’t have one of the Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palettes, they’re always a good investment. Enriched with mineral pigments, the gentle formula contains carnauba powder to help make the eyeshadow comfortable to wear. The gold case palette comes in a signature red velvet sleeve with Clarins embossed on the front.

Overall, the real “beauty” of this palette is that Clarins’ eyeshadow quads can be applied in different ways:

  • For a natural look, apply the eyeshadow dry.
  • For a bold “pink” payoff, build up the intensity or apply the colors wet.

Happy spring, everyone!

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

Next Generation: Clarins Double Serum

12 Sep

Hi beauties! I hope you’re enjoying the fall so far. 🍂

Earlier this year, I attended a Clarins beauty event to introduce the next generation of Clarins’ Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate.

This serum, which has been around since 1985, continuously ranks as one of the best-selling anti-aging serums due to its double formula with water-soluble (hydric) and oil-soluble (lipidic) plant ingredients.

What’s new about this version of Double Serum? Clarins has added new ingredients to the formula and created a new delivery system for the 8th edition of the serum.

Bio-inspired Formula

Double Serum contains over 20 powerful plant extracts (including white tea and avocado) that mix together to stimulate the skin’s vital functions like nutrition, oxygenation, and protection. Among the plants, nine are organic and three come from fair trade.

The new generation of Double Serum now includes teasel extract to minimize the look of fine lines and organic leaf of life extract to boost skin hydration. But the star ingredient in this version of Double Serum is turmeric (yes, that’s a container of delicious turmeric in the photo).

You may already be spicing up your cooking with turmeric. The plant extract, called turmerone, improves cell communication in the skin for added radiance.

Double-Pump System

It’s always good to see beauty brands designing products so that we get the right dose for maximum product efficacy. The updated dual-chamber bottle lets you twist the top to release either a larger or a smaller drop, each containing the perfect ratio of both hydric and lipidic component.

If you have oily skin, for example, or want to use less during the day, switch the dial to the smaller drop. If you have dry skin or want to amp up the serum at night, turn the dial to the larger drop.

I’ve been using the serum, which is an amber-colored oil and gel mix, twice a day and it penetrates quickly without feeling greasy. I’m even more excited with the results, which so far include better hydration and fresher more radiant-looking skin. 💕

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