35 years of anti-ageing heritage
For almost three and a half decades, the Clarins brand name has been synonymous with top quality Extra-Firming Creams whose unique efficacy is ideally suited for anti-ageing needs.
It all started in 1978 when Clarins introduced 'the cream that turned back time' - a complete anti-ageing cream dealing with loss of firmness and apparition of wrinkles.
Now in 2013, Clarins is launching two new Extra-Firming Day and Night Creams that will once again transform the way the world views anti-ageing and firmness.
After 30 years of anti-ageing research, Clarins has reconnected the missing links to lasting firmness with the new Extra-Firming range.
This breakthrough anti-ageing skin care is rich in powerful plant extracts which help to reinforce and bond the key elements of the skin's structure to firm your skin on two fronts:
- Reconnecting link 1: collagen fibres to dermal cells
- Reconnecting link 2: elastic fibres and collagen fibres
Immediately, your skin is lifted . In just 4 weeks, features appear firmer, skin more bouncy, and wrinkles visibly reduced.
Clarins Research has selected 2 plant extracts with complementary properties that reinforce the links between collagen fibres, elastic fibres, and connections across fibres and cells.
These extracts are obtained from green banana and lemon thyme and are currently subjects to 4 patent applications.
They maintain skin structure to avoid face sagging and loss of elasticity due to ageing.
Organic green banana extract reinforces the link between fibroblast and collagen fibre.
Lemon thyme extract reinforces the connections between elastic fibre and collagen
The other key benefits of Extra-Firming Day:
An immediate lifting effect, hydration and enhanced anti-pollution protection
Like its predecessors, Extra-Firming Day delivers an immediate lifting effect: organic oat sugars smooth the skin surface on application, gently tighten facial features and avoid tired look from all day activity.
Long-lasting skin hydration is provided by hyaluronic acid with a double molecular weight which both moisturizes the skin surfacea and restores the skin's moisture reserves.
Clarins exclusive anti-pollution complex protects skin against harmful environmental factors.
In summary, the Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream
- Fights skin slackening, helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, firms the oval of the face and restores more defined features by acting on the three key elements of dermal structure and the links that join them:
1. elastic fibres
2. collagen fibres
- Delivers an immediate lifting effect.
The regular renewal of the epidermis helps maintain a youthful-looking face and prevents the deepening of wrinkles.
To optimize these regeneration processes which peak during 2-4 am, Clarins Research takes innnovation one step further.
Thanks to the presence of rice peptides, and to reinforce the action of Extra-Firming Day, Extra-Firming Night now acts both on the synthesis of collagen fibres in the dermis, and on the preservation of epidermal stem cell environment at the surface of the skin.
The other key benefits of Extra-Firming Night:
Hydration, antioxidant protection and preservation of skin evenness.
Lotus root extract helps to maintain luminous skin
Long-lasting skin hydration is provided by hyaluronic acid with double molecular weight.
The combination of Vénucéane® and an extract of rhodiola protect against the harmful effects of night-time free radicals.
In summary, the Extra-Firming Night Rejuvenating Cream
- Reinforces the firming action of Extra-Firming Day, helps prevent the deepening of lines and restores an even complexion for optimal epidermal renewal
- Improves skin eveness and luminosity
- Provides intense hydratation and softness
The Extra-Firming Day and Night creams have kept their wonderfully rich textures with a velvety smooth, soft feel and matte finish. Their "cushion" effect on the skin gives an intense comforting feel on application. Thanks to the use of a new generation of emulsifiers, the new version is even smoother and more melting to ensure quicker absorption.
Now for a quick review. I have been using both creams for the past week now. I can attest to their smoothness and velvety texture. The creams are also very quick to absorb into the skin. I found the Extra-Firming Day cream to have a pretty matte finish which I really like. I have used other moisturizers that make my skin look "oily" straight after application, but I was very nicely surprised the first time I used the Extra-Firming Day cream because it didn't give me that problem. It is not completely matte, but gives my skin a soft dewy look that doesn't look shiny. I also have the impression that it plumps my skin a tiny bit each time I apply it.
The Extra-Firming Day cream has a nice fragrance. It is said to have the fresh, feminine notes of rose and camelia. The scent doesn't bother me though as I find it pretty light and enjoyable during application.
The Extra-Firming Day cream comes in a translucent frosted glass jar as below.
The Extra-Firming Night cream feels slightly richer than the Extra-Firming Day cream but doesn't feel heavy on the skin. This one doesn't apply matte. It's alright though cos I'm wearing it to bed. The best thing is waking with smooth rested skin. It is said to have the subtle, soothing fragrance of lily of the valley, jasmine and iris. The scent is very different from the day cream, but just as enjoyable.
The Extra-Firming Night cream comes in a translucent frosted glass jar as below.
The Extra-Firming Day and Night creams will be available from 29 August at all Clarins counters. Each cream retails for SGD130 for 50ml.
DISCLAIMER: Products in this entry were sent to me by Clarins for consideration. Information taken from press file. I wasn't paid to do this and I'm not affiliated to Clarins in any way. Opinions expressed here are my own