Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum is a touted as the ‘ultimate non-surgical face lift’. The anti-aging serum has a smoothing and dual tightening action that provides refined skin texture, instantly enhancing facial features, as well as toning and firming effects on the neck and face, thanks to ingredients like Incas Peanut seed and line-minimizing Hibiscus extract. This soothing botanical blend claims to gently refine facial contours and optically reduce fine lines with just a few drops. By creating an invisible ‘mesh on the skin’s surface, it helps to enhance and tone facial contours for a tightening effect. With repeated use, the texture of your skin is said to become toned, firm, younger looking, even and smooth. This serum is claimed to have the ability of offering users a long-lasting and instant lift.
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum comes to you in tube but with a pump on top, to me that’s the ideal packaging of a serum. This way it’s easy to get the products out and also great for keep the products away from the air.
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum has a sort of gel like texture, which is quite light and watery. It spreads onto the skin rather effortlessly and leaves no sticky feeling. After a couple of seconds, it sets to a matte finish, giving a tightening effect. It’s suitable for any skin type including oily skin.
The serum is lightly-scented, which is perfect if it to be used under a moisturizer. The fragrance is just subtle enough and doesn’t overpowering too much like many other serums and moisturizers.
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum contains oat sugars which tighten, life, smooth and firm the skin. Its Hibiscus Seed extract moisturizes and firms skin and restores suppleness. Its Inca Peanut Seed extract works towards tightening pores. It also contains capsicum annum fruit to even skin tone.
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum acts as somewhat of a support stocking for your skin. You only need a few drops to get things going. Once it dries on your skin, it leaves a sort of sheen or a fine plastic coating all over your skin. It doesn’t seem to be a product that you use without makeup, but rather one that you would use as a base before you apply your makeup, to tightening the skin and fill in the little lines so that your makeup itself doesn’t get into those lines, and look caky. It claims have a formula that creates mechanical tension to give instant results, a biological tension from plant extracts to give long-lasting results, and finally, an optical tension from a new generation of pigments to make your skin look tighter and more lifted. But as for the actual effect, I have to say the result can be seen but not as remarkable as the brand has promised. After one month of using, I can see my jar line is slightly tighter than before, but as the whole plastic surgery effect is still wait to be seen. People with sensitive skin should be a bit wary of this product. Many people have been known to be allergic to oatmeal, if applied to their skin. In addition to that, the serum has capsicum annuum fruit, which is a pepper extract that may cause irritation, itchiness and blotchiness. With the Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum, Clarins has tried really hard to give its customers a firming serum that actually works. But I have to say this serum cannot be a natural alternative for a face lift, as it is not strong enough to work on trouble areas like a slacking jawline. Having said that, when it is on your skin, it does have a tightening effect, and with proper massage you face contour will appear slightly slimmer and tighter compare to before . So if you are looking for a serum that is comfortable to use and do has a little bit firming effect, Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum is the one for you. But if you are pursuing a remarkable change of your face outline, a plastic surgery will be more reliable.
Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum is not easy on the pocket and comes to you at a price of $80 for a 30ml bottle.
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