Hands down, my HG (holy grail) beauty item is my Clarins Shaping Facial Lift. Just released is the new version, Clarins Shaping Facial Lift New Total V Contouring Serum ($80). I was given a special preview bottle to try for the past month and I can't stop raving about it. Within 2 weeks of use, I noticed that without makeup on, not only was my jawline more defined, I could actually see more definition in my cheekbones. Trust me, as a Asian gal who grew up with fuller cheeks, I did a double take in the mirror. Asians, as you may or may not know have more fat pockets in their face which is why this serum is the #1 serum in Asia.
I've had a 2 year love affair with my Shaping Facial Lift. (See my interview with the Wall Street Journal 2 years ago in When Skin Cream Gets Bossy.) I never thought things could get better but with this new version getting older is so much easier because my face shape is looking so much slimmer. I definitely have more confidence wearing my hair back in a ponytail. Now with these cheekbones to boot, my 40's are looking pretty fabulous. ;)
Packaging-wise, I love the new bottle (the gold looks so luxe!). I find the dispenser spout is more precise and pumps out just the right amount for application each night. In terms of my evening routine, I use my Shaping Facial Lift serum right after I have cleansed my face. Once I have applied it on, I go through the facial massage for manual auto-lifting. (This massage technique is included in a small booklet with the serum and is also in the Clarins image + video below.) It only takes a few minutes to go through the technique and it's so worth it because you will start to see the results faster. The massage technique helps release excess fluid and reduce puffiness in your face. I always enjoy this mini facial massage portion of my night to relax before bed. Then to finish off, just use your favorite serum, moisturizer and anything else you do for your face before bed.. If you feel like your face is particularly more puffy, then you can use the Shaping Facial Lift in the morning as well. For me, it works well just using it at night.
Shop the new Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum today and more skin care/beauty products at clarinsusa.com.
Review product was provided by Clarins.
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