It's really no wonder that my favorite skincare brand is Clarins. French beauty is all about good skin and Clarins is the epitome of French skincare. They keep coming out with amazing products! I have been trying some of their new skincare products pictured above for the last couple of months and here are my thoughts on them.
Clarins Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum Mask ($25 for 1, or $100 for 5 masks)
If you think you've seen them all with sheet masks, Clarins takes it one step further! First, let's talk about the fit. It really is fantastic. You can hook it behind your ears so it doesn't fall off and the mask also extends down to your neck. We all know the neck is a prime area that needs constant care so I just love that nourishes the skin on your neck as well. Leave it on for 15 minutes and you feel that your skin is instantly hydrated. My cheeks felt plump absorbing all of the moisture and I can tell it brings back a beautiful energy to my skin. The mask contains a number of plant-based ingredients including organic Harungana extract which plumps the skin and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. I recommend to get the box of 5 masks so you have enough to do one each week and improve the quality of your skin.
I was using the Korean brand MISSHA's essence for over a year but realized it wasn't doing much for my skin at all, just kinda watering it. This came just in time when I finished my bottle of MISSHA. I use this Clarins essence in the morning and night and can really feel my skin being hydrated. The texture of it is not like water but more like a watery gel, if that makes sense. It's really perfect for the winter months because it softens my skin. I am using this in essence in conjunction with my Cocokind Rose Water Facial Toner after I wash my face at night. It's made a big difference in how soft my skin is so thank you Clarins.
This has completely replaced my love for the Amore Pacific compact. For one, it's got full SPF 50 and the coverage is amazing. It feels light on my skin (which is my #1 prerequisite) and also gives excellent coverage. I actually threw away my Amore Pacific and decided not to repurchase it after using Clarins. I have it in the shade 107 Beige which is perfect. The texture is really fine so I don't find it streaking or getting stuck in places around my nose. The puff that comes with it is great to help spread the foundation all around my face. Clarins has a really good formula with their foundation because they are so well-versed in the skincare world and of course with this cushion, you get tons of skincare benefits. City dwellers like me will love their anti-pollution complex that protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. With organic quinoa extract, I don't get any dry patches on my skin when using this because it's a very hydrating formula!
This new eye illuminator, will target dark circles under the eye like no other. I love the texture and that it doesn't sit in your fine lines. It blends into skin really well. With plant-based ingredients, you'll be able to target the brown and blue pigments that create dark circles. Escin (from Horse Chestnut) helps minimize dark blue circles that are typical from lack of sleep and fatigue. Acerola Extract and Vitamin C help minimize brown circles so you have brighter looking eyes! I really loved how it helped conceal my eye circles but also has such great skincare ingredients to help protect it. The brush is great. You can glide it on your eye area where you need it. It's a sheer tinted formula that blends in really well.
These Clarins skincare products are all great gifts or stocking stuffers for the holidays! Enter the code HOLIDAYS and you can also build your own free 5 piece gift with any $100 order. Valid until 12/25/17.
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