The Extra-Firming line from Clarins is one of my favorites so I jumped at the chance to try the new Clarins Extra-Firming Mask ($75 at Clarins USA). Clarins does an amazing job at finding natural plant-based elements to help your skin. In this mask formula, organic green banana is used for it's healing properties as well as lemon thyme which sounds amazing for a chicken dish, actually helps prevent skin slackening.
I love the pretty lavender jar and the mask itself is a soft lavender color. It comes with a spatula so you can get the right amount of the mask cream without dipping your fingers in the jar. It's important when you apply to follow the Clarins Pressure Point Application Method. Trust me, it doesn't take long and it's only five easy steps. This helps to relieve the tension in your face and will improve circulation.
You can use the mask 1-2 times a week. I feel like it's made such a difference in refreshing my skin and firming it.
Now onto the new Clarins Boosters ($39 at Clarins USA). These little bottles add extra skin care benefits to your existing moisturizer. It's not a serum as you do not apply this directly to the skin. A booster is linked to your lifestyle. You can add it to your moisturizer, serum, mask, or foundation when you feel like your skin needs a particular boost. You can use it for just a day, a week -- however long and often as you like.
Choose from three Boosters:
Energy Booster: Uses the Chinese plant Ginseng for it's stimulating properties. Helps tone and re-engize, minimizes signs of fatigue, revives radiance.
Repair Booster: Uses the Mayan plant Mimosa Tenuiflora for it's soothing properties. Helps reduce feelings of discomfort, optimizes skin recovery, minimizes the appearance of redness.
Detox Booster: Uses the Green Coffee plan to detoxify. Helps revive radiance of a dull complexion, plumps the skin.
If you aren't sure which Booster is for you, you can check out the Clarins Booster page to figure out which one will help your lifestyle or particular situation, from jet lag to too little sleep.
I have two of the Boosters Energy and Detox. I have used them not only with my Clarins' moisturizer but other brands as well. I like this freedom. All you need to do is mix 3-5 drops of the Booster of your choice in the palm of your hand with your moisturizer. I have been loving how Energy gave my skin a good pick me up after coming back home from vacation and an afternoon of flying on a plane. Detox also works wonders for me living in a big city. It helps relieve the stress pollution is causing on my skin.
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