Three new launches from Clarins landed on my desk recently, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

If you’re forty or over and a fan of the Clarins brand, you’ll know the Extra Firming skincare range is specifically designed to visibly improve skin’s firmness and promote suppleness. Extra-Firming formulas are packed with powerful plant extracts that visibly improve firmness and smooth the appearance of wrinkles.

Extra Firming Phyto Serum (R1280) BUY

This new expert serum works to give the skin a double visible lift effect helping to firm & smooth.

The instant (and visible) lift effect is thanks to the action of two tightening plant sugars (blue agave and quinoa). These make the skin appear tighter, with facial features immediately looking smoother and fine lines visibly reduced. Also included in the formula is white lupine extract, a Clarins plant discovery. What is does is optimize filamin, a protein that contributes to the look of tighter skin.

The texture is beautifully lightweight and spreads easily, drying relatively quickly without any tackiness or stickiness. You can instantly feel the tightening effect this serum has on the skin and the subtle, floral scent is a real delight too.

The clinical trial results are pretty impressive too. In one test, after just one application, a sample of 33 women said they could see a 14% reduction in the look of nasalabial folds. In another test, 85% percent of 111 women said they found their skin firmer after 28 days.

The Extra Firming Phyto Serum can be used on all skin types.

Extra-Firming Yeux (R710) BUY

For your beautiful eyes only… the new complete, ultra-sensorial eye contour care specially designed by Clarins, combining the smoothing effect of a serum with the comfort of a balm. It acts on all the signs of ageing to restore brighter, younger-looking eyes, notably thanks to extracts of kangaroo flower and organic mitracarpus and new generation beauty- enhancing pearls.

If you’re experiencing any dryness around the eye area, you’ll love this super nourishing balm. The formula works to reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles linked to ageing. It also visibly reduces lines and signs of fatigue for brighter looking eyes.

Instant Poreless Pore-Blurring Matifying Primer (R485) BUY

Say goodbye to insta filters ladies, and hello to a revolutionary product that boosts your photogenic qualities! In one easy ‘swipe-like’ step (you guys like my play on words? #LOL), skin looks matte and pores are less noticeable, while the complexion is left luminous and fresh-looking.

Packaged in a small paint-like tube that slips easily into any bag, this make-up base contains organic strawberry tree fruit extract, which helps to absorb excess sebum, ensuring your skin looks flawless in just a few seconds.

The universal pink tint becomes invisible upon application, and the ultra-light coverage matches all skin tones, ensuring pores look out of focus. I’m not that much of a primer fan but can honestly say that this is one of the best I’ve used and really does make enlarged pores invisible.

All products featured are available online at or at the brands counters.

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