I was in my early twenties when I started using CLARINS products. I’m about to turn 47 this month, and I’m still using their products.
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Aside from creating wonderfully efficacious products that really do live up to their claims, CLARINS creates skincare that not only takes care of your skin at every age, but also takes care of nature, to leave a more beautiful planet for future generations.
The CLARINS ethos of living compassionately by making choices that are generous, inclusive and empowering very much align with my own.
More than anything, I believe in positive aging, and I love that CLARINS has been on this skin journey with me for almost over twenty years. My late mother was a skincare consultant (she was once even a counter girl for CLARINS) so I was taught at a young age the importance of taking care of one’s skin.
Now that I’m in my forties and am seeing the very visible signs of age on my skin, I demand even more from the products I use. I want them to feel beautiful on my skin while still helping minimise the visible effects of ageing.
The Extra Firming range by CLARINS is designed for women struggling with lack of firmness and visible wrinkles. The products in this range contain ingredients that improve elasticity, smooth wrinkles and sculpt & lift the contours of the face. This is the range I now use – have been doing so for a few years now.
Below are my favourite’s:
CLARINS Total Cleansing Oil R485 – BUY
Gentle yet effective at removing all makeup, dirt & pollutants. The formula is activated by water that turns the oil into a silky milk.
CLARINS Double Serum R1380 – BUY
I’ve reviewed this iconic serum many times over the years here, here & here. It remains a favourite of mine because it addresses ALL age-related concerns & can be used on all skin types. The innovative packaging also allows for a made-to-measure dosage, thanks to its rotating button. If you haven’t yet tried it, what are you waiting for?
CLARINS Extra Firming Energy R1095 – BUY
I’m obsessed with this moisturiser I use to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. Aside from hydrating, it also restores radiance to the skin thanks to its ‘Glow Plus Complex’ & pearlescent pigments.
Just look at that texture. The colour is due to the pearlescent pigments & Glow Plus Complex.
CLARINS Extra Firming Night R1245 – BUY
This regenerative night cream firms the skin while improving the look of wrinkles & evening out the complexion. The texture is super hydrating – just what I look for in a night cream.
CLARINS Extra Firming Eye Expert R775 – BUY
I love the wrinkles around my eye – really, I do! They serve as a reminder of my journey in this life. I don’t look for products to get rid of them – rather I use this formula to nourish the delicate eye area while helping firm, reduce puffiness and dark circles.
CLARINS Extra Firming Neck & Décolletage R1150 – BUY
My décolletage really is showing the ravages of time & excessive UV exposure without any protection. I always tell younger women to look after this area by protecting it daily with an SPF, carrying all skincare down to just above the nipples, and avoiding spraying fragrance here (fragrance has alcohol in its formula; and that combined with sun exposure is a recipe for discolouration and skin damage!).
While I know I can’t undo the damage done over the years, I treat this area with the Extra Firming Neck & Décolletage because it smooths (very effectively, I might add) and sculpts the skin on this delicate area.
Below is a video I made for CLARINS showing how I use all the above-mentioned products. Please give it watch and let me know what you think.
This blog post is sponsored by Clarins South Africa