20 January 2014

Product Review: Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum

The last few years as I’ve aged, I’ve become a massive fan of serums and can’t live without my daily dose twice a day. Today I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the *Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum;  


What They Say:
"The ultimate non-surgical "lift"! Clarins’ concentrated serum instantly tightens and tones contours on face and neck — with lifting and firming benefits that are immediate and long-lasting. Soothing botanical blend — including firming Oat Sugar and line-minimizing Hibiscus — creates an invisible "mesh" on the skin’s surface to help "lift", tighten and reshape facial contours. The natural alternative to surgery, lasers and injections."

RRP: 89.95 (30ml) – Available from Clarins Counters

What I Say:
The Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum comes in a cream/pale peach coloured pump bottle with a gold lid with the typical Clarins logo.

The actual serum is a clear gold gel, and like all other Clarins products I’ve tried, it has the most gorgeous floral scent, it is gentle and not too overpowering. The gel is very light and absorbs quickly and easily into the skin, and only the tiniest amount is needed as it is so concentrated. And even with my combination skin, prone to breakouts, I have not experienced any breakouts from using this serum.

Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum claims to have a lifting and tightening effect, and as you apply it, you can instantly see its effects. It is like the fine lines around the eyes in particularly are minimised, and my whole face gets an unbelievable soft glow. The skin feels velvety soft and smooth.

The serum works perfectly as a primer under makeup, and it is as if it makes my makeup look even nicer and more flawless.

I don’t believe that there is a miracle product that can completely get rid of lines and wrinkles, but after the serum for over a month, morning and night under my usual moisturisers, I feel that my skin is thoroughly moisturised and looks more ‘rested’ and relaxed.

What I Like:
  • That it makes my skin feel velvety soft and smooth
  • Fine lines are minimised
  • It doesn’t make my skin break out
  • The nice fragrance
  • The easy to use pump bottle

What I Don’t Like:
  • It is a little pricey

Overall, this is a lovely serum, and I love how it makes my skin feel, with small lines minimised in such a short period of time, and without making my skin feel drowned in moisture or getting congested. I particularly love when I used it during the day how it makes my makeup look so much nicer, even without the use of another primer – so while it is a little expensive, if you can skip the primer like me, then I feel it is reasonably priced for an anti-ageing serum of such high quality.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of this Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum from Clarins? Do you use serums? Which ones are your favourites?


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