A few months ago I posted that I receive the whole line of the recently reformulated Clarins Multi Active line. Since I had used the line years ago (like over 10) and was now the target age for the product, I was very excited to try it again with the update. So here's the low down...
True to Clarins form, the formulas are full of unique botanical ingredients. Organic Teasel minimizes fine lines caused by a stressful lifestyle, Myrothamnus fights the effects of daytime stress minimizing fine lines and boosting radiance and Organic California Poppy helps absorb the harmful effects of late nights and interrupted sleep. They make the Day version in 4 formulas, Normal to Combination, All Skin Types, Dry Skin, and an All Skin Type + SPF 20 and the Night version in 2 formulas, Normal to Combination and Normal to Dry. I started with the day for All Skin Types and night for Normal to Dry because I love a rich texture at night. Now I have combo skin, and as much as I love a rich texture, it's warm out, my skin didn't need all the extra hydration and l was waking up with a little bit of clogged pores, so I switched to the Normal/Combo night cream and that solved that problem. I continued to use these 2 for almost 4 months. I did use the Normal/Combo day cream a few times during hot and humid days and while traveling to humid climates, it was the perfect lightweight gel texture for those days, but I really loved the texture of the All Skin Type cream for the dry LA weather.
Clarins has texture down, they know what will work for each skin type, so stick with what they recommend. My skin felt comfortable and hydrated, but never heavy, every day I wore the creams. My skin was always glowing, looking fresh, never a clogged pore (except when I tried the cream too rich for my skin). During my time using these I also decided to give my skin a break from Botox. I've been getting so many compliments on my skin even though I have facial expressions again. I remember in my very first Clarins training, my fabulous trainer Christy said the night cream will give 8 hours of sleep no matter how few hours I sleep you get. Every morning I woke up looking like I got a full 8 hours of sleep (my average is an unhealthy 5-6), I almost didn't even want to wash my face in the morning for fear that glow would wash away!
Chances are, if you're in the 25-35 age range, when first signs of aging start, you're stressed the fuck out, not sleeping, and wondering why your skin isn't looking how it did 10 years ago. The Clarins Multi Active line is a going to work great for you. It protects from free radical damage while smoothing out those first fine line, so pretty much pausing aging and keeping you looking your best. The night cream is my favorite of the 2 products just because of how amazing I look in the mornings, but the use of both of them together, you really can't go wrong! At $53 for the day and $56 for the night, they're an affordable luxury you can't afford to miss out on. Which formula is your favorite??