Hot off the press in the newest launches in skincare is the NEW Clarins Multi-Active Day and Night Cream. I really love Clarins for both make-up, bodycare and skincare – they really get it right! And with the entire brand based on the power of plants, how can you go wrong? Before reformulating, Clarins asked women across the world aged between 30 and 39 what they thought affected their beauty most. Lack of sleep and stress were the most popular responses – I’m not surprised!
So let me give you this scenario….you may be in your 30s, stressed, tired and possibly noticing the first signs of ageing. It could be that dull skin from sleepless nights of worrying about your next career move, it could be tell-tale signs around the eyes that stress is just getting the better of you. We all age and there is no way around it, that’s for sure but it’s nice to be able to do what we can, for as long as we can and the best we can.
For these creams, Clarins laboratories have used cutting-edge technology and encapsulated these actives. They are then programmed to target fibroblasts in the skin that are under attack. They have also added a powerful plant extract, Teasel, selected for its antioxidant and revitalising properties to energize the skin. The encapsulation of the teasel means ‘it directly targets and penetrates the fibroblast where it will release revitalizing teasel, making it 40% more effective in targeting and repairing the fibroblast than if it wasn’t encapsulated.’
The new creams have some seriously cool new plant power that has been added to them. Honestly, why wasn’t science this much fun in school?
I will talk about the day cream first. The Multi-Active Day Cream is a multi-tasking skin cream that helps to target the fine lines that you get in your 30s. It gets some help from the new Myrothamnus extract, a South African plant with the ability to tolerate extremely dry conditions of its natural habitat and one who has a remarkable capacity to survive intense water deprivation during the dry season.This extract works to minimise the signs of stress on the skin. It also hydrates, restores radiance and maintains smoother skin.
The texture of the cream is light enough for day and doesn’t feel greasy – it sinks in smoothly and sits well under make-up too. The cream is even tinted slightly pink, just like the jar (cute). The Multi-Active Day Cream also contains ‘radiance’ pigments developed after two years of research. So this would be perfect on no make-up days because the cream instantly enhances your complexion. The scent is also amazing – with floral-fruity notes of cherry and white lily.
Now what about at night? At night skin needs to restore itself after a hard day’s work. The magic ingredient in Multi-Active Night is Californian poppy extract – this will help to protect the skin to reduce signs of lack of sleep. This kind of poppy closes at night to regenerate itself and has a proven ability to help compensate for the harmful effects of late nights and interrupted sleep. The extract helps to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and fight the harmful effects of free radicals in the skin. Winner!
Honestly – working women, mothers – this is for you! Again the texture feels rich but not too heavy and it smells beautiful and luxurious with notes of asmine, freesia and heliotrope. These notes help to soothe the mind before bed.I put this all over my face and massaged it in – it really is gorgeous and feels like a real treat.
The Multi-Active Night cream targets fine lines as well and feels really hydrating. My skin soaked it right up! So if you are in your 30s or are starting to show the first signs of ageing, these are two really lovely skincare products to invest in. I am a strong believer about investing in your skin – you’ve only got one face to work with!