If you’re just like me, and you love luxurious textures, playful colours and glowy skin, you’re going to want to know about Clarins’ latest anti-ageing moisturiser. Designed to leave you with firm, fresh and radiant skin, Clarins’ Extra-Firming Energy Cream is designed for women in their 40s who are looking to boost and revive dull, lacklustre complexions. It cleverly blends a whole host of natural ingredients within exciting, technologically-advanced complexes to help your skin find its natural energy and radiance once again.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about this anti-ageing day cream…
The Most Important Thing About This Product Is…
Clarins’ innovative Extra-Firming Energy Cream targets firmness and radiance to revitalise and re-energise the complexion. Formulated by Clarins Laboratories’ and featuring an innovative new complex, the skin-enhancing cream is bursting with energising superfruits and features a luminous apricot pearlescent finish for an instant glow.
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This moisturiser is ideal for women in their 40s as skin can lose its natural tone and begin to dull at this stage, while signs of fatigue and fine lines are more prominent. If this sounds familiar and you’re looking to give your skin a glow-reviving boost, you’ll love Clarins’ Extra-Firming formula.
Benefitting from 35 years of Clarins’ skin-firming expertise, the Energy Cream formulation is packed with impressive ingredients and complexes. Featuring Clarins’ latest ingredient complex – the [Glow Plus Complex] – the cream uses superfruits to encourage skin to regain its natural energy and radiance.
Comprising a concentration of four plant and fruit extracts known for their skin-boosting superpowers, the [Glow Plus Complex] helps to fight the loss of radiance, while inviting skin to ‘spring back’ in places where firmness is lacking.
But what exactly is behind this new, unique plant complex? Organic goji berry extract and acerola seed extract work together to create a double action to boost radiance over-time, while organic apricot oil and paprika extract unite to offer an instant healthy glow effect. Read on to learn a little bit more about these ingredients individually…
• Organic goji berry extract: targets the skin’s ATP synthesis that helps to energise skin cells. In turn, this boosts the skin’s radiance and energy to promote a fresh complexion.
• Acerola seed extract: enhances cellular respiration and helps optimise the oxygenation process, thereby boosting radiance.
• Organic apricot oil: this fatty acids-rich ingredient nourishes and smooths skin to boost its light-reflecting properties.
• Paprika extract: promotes an instant glow while a natural yet subtle golden colour.
But that’s not all! The formula also contains organic oat sugars for an immediate lifting effect and organic desert date for an even, uniform complexion. But it doesn’t stop there; you’ll also find organic leaf of life for hydration, and organic extracts of kangaroo flower and organic mitracarpus are featured for a natural ‘spring’ effect. Together, this duo enhances collagen synthesis and enhances skin’s firmness.
As an added bonus, many of the plant extracts, including leaf of life extract, have been grown through fair-trade programmes to support local producers.
Alongside the plant-powered formula, four new generation pearls capture and reflect natural light for a smoother, healthier-looking complexion, while Clarins’ Anti-Pollution Complex adds a layer of protection against the harmful effects of pollution.
What Skin Type Is It For?
The moisturiser is suitable for all skin types, but has been designed for women in their 40s.
What Does It Feel Like?
The face cream has a luxuriously thick, creamy texture but it blends in really quickly and easily.
What Does It Smell Like?
The moisturiser has a gorgeous fruity scent that reminds me of the superfruit ingredients within. To me, it smells like fresh, sweet and juicy apricots.
How Do You Use The Product?
Apply in the morning to perfectly clean, dry skin on the face and neck. Warm the cream in your hands before placing your hands flat over the middle of the face. Work outwards and then smooth over the neck.
Gently press down, working again from the middle of the face outwards to enhance drainage (this can help to preserve youthful facial features).
What’s Special About The Design?
Just like the formula – which contains nine responsibly sourced, organic plant extracts – the design and packaging has been created to respect the plant. The nourishing moisturiser is housed in a jar made from recycled glass, while the outer packaging is sourced from sustainably managed forests. The orange-toned glass and glistening bronze top also adds a little bit of luxury to your skincare routine as it continues to remind you of the glow-boosting ingredients within.