Take note of the words associated with this serum - Extra, and Firming. The tightening effects are instant - I swear. If you want to smooth and improve their complexion, then give this new serum from French beauty brand Clarins a shot says editor Trudi Brewer.
Clarins Extra Firming Phyto-Serum, $165.
I am a serum fan. Morning and night I like to feed my skin with antioxidant ingredients. I want a formula that is hydrating and refreshing, but not too greasy that it won't sit well under makeup, or leave a residue on my silk pillowslip. World - listen up. I think I have found my new fave, and let me just say, I've tried just about everything when it comes to wrinkle-fighting skin serums.
What is it?
A skin serum you can use both day and night that is full of plant-based, potent ingredients. The formulation is fast absorbing and leaves your complexion feeling fresh, and looking smooth.
What is in it?
A combination of Kangaroo flower and mitracarpus (a flowering plant in the coffee family) that firms the skin. White lupine extract tightens and a blend of organic blue agave and quinoa extract from a kind of supportive mesh on the surface of the skin to give that immediate tightening effect. But what you will get addicted to is the firming effects, thanks to the high dose of hyaluronic acid in the formula that hydrates deeply in the skin.
How does it work?
A just two pumps of this translucent and slightly peach-tinted, and the light-weight formula that is a gel-like liquid absorbs in seconds. It tightens and refreshes the skin - and I can safely say the effects are accumulative.
Why do we like it?
The instant firming effect. I first tried this serum on the back of one hand, and the comparison between both of my hands was staggering. It was the same on the fine lines around my eyes and the unbelievable soft glow it put onto my cheeks. It also has a delicate peachy scent which I like. It's been about three weeks since I started using this Extra Firming Phyto-Serum, and while I was not expecting instant line-erasing magic, (after all skin care can only do so much it's not Botox), I'll take the hydrating, firming glow from this serum any day of the week.