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New Clarins Boosters To Charge Up Your Skincare


Changes in your current lifestyle, late nights, changes in climate, sunburn, excess partying or even over-indulging on CNY goodies over the Chinese New Year holidays (who’s guilty?!) can take a toll on your skin. Or have you ever been trapped in a skincare situation where you started to notice your current skincare products just don’t seem to be working, despite applying your skincare products religiously? Well, what your skin probably needs is a “boost”, and Clarins may just have the answer to your woes.

Introducing all new CLARINS BOOSTERS which come in 3 variants to cater to your occasional beauty needs linked to your lifestyle and environment –

Energy (orange), Repair (Blue) and Detox (Green).


It took Clarins 10 years of research to come out with these skincare Boosters. These Boosters come in nifty size bottles but each packs a highly-concentrated formula specially designed to target damaged skin.

Simply add any one of these Boosters to your moisturiser / face cream, cream mask or even your foundation to boost up your skin. Use it for a day, a week, or even a month, to provide immediate response to your skin’s specific or occasional needs. Sounds like customised skincare to me, no?

Which BOOSTER is for you?

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Take Control of Your Skin Translucency with Clarins New White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum


Asians are well known for their constant quest for fairer, brighter skin. Look at the Koreans and Japanese, won’t you be envious of their porcelain, flawless skin?

Thanks to its 20 years’ of knowledge of Asian skin and its philosophy of listening to women, Clarins is now making advances in whitening expertise with a new and improved whitening care.

Since the launch of its first whitening skincare in 1996, Clarins Research has already acquired in-depth expertise in melanocyte, the only cell that produces melanin responsible for skin pigmentation.

For the launch of this new serum, Clarins Research worked for several years in collaboration with the Institute Curie (one of the largest biological research centre in France), and made an unprecedented major scientific discovery – identification of a new cause of hyperpigmentation through the MELA EXO SYSTEM, which involves exosomes which carry protein messengers that trigger pigmentation.

So in late November last year, I was invited to Clarins Brightening Academy Masterclass + Preview Launch for this NEW White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum at ION Sky, ION Orchard.

During the Masterclass, the trainer shared that external factors such as UV exposure, hormonal changes or even a skin injury could have a direct impact on melanocytes, causing them to overproduce melanin (pigments) and resulting in unsightly pigmentation marks.

Fast-forward and sparing my readers all the scientific details, another breakthrough by Clarins Laboratories is that they have isolated and identified the precious benefits of a “whitening-in-control” plant extract from the Acerola fruit (commonly known as the “red cherries“).

Clarins Research has identified the ability of Acerola fruit extract to regulate the MELA EXO SYSTEM and its power to prevent melanin overproduction by -24.5% when the skin is subjected to external aggressions such as UV exposure.

In addition to Acerola fruit extract’s performance, the extract from the Acerola seed also helps to enhance cell oxygenation by +18%, an additional benefit to boost the skin’s radiance and translucency.

The Acerola extract selected by Clarins Research team comes from Acerola grown in the Northeastern region of Brazil, a semi-arid belt with a warm, dry climate. The Acerola fruits are harvested semi-ripe before they turn red to optimize and ensure a maximum level of active ingredients. The extraction is carried out on the fresh fruit, which is harvested early in the day to preserve its content of active ingredients (to avoid its destruction by UV and the heat from the sun) and stabilized by immediately freezing upon harvest.

The Acerola fruit and seed extracts combined with whitening plant extracts (which include Lady’s Mantle and Sandspurry extracts) with renowned skin-translucency properties, this Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum helps to preserve the three elements (I would call it the 3Cs”) of even and translucent skin, namely:

  • Contrast -Anti-dark spot action
  • Colour – Fairness, brightness and eveness
  • Clarity – Translunceny and a healthy glow

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Clarins First Anti-Aging Masterclass


Some time back, Clarins held its first ever Anti-Aging Masterclass.

Photo credit : Clarins

Being a nature-loving company, Clarins chose Open Farm Community (OFC) as the venue for this event.

OFC is a relatively new restaurant opened this year near Dempsey (130E Minden Road to be precise). It is very much based on “farm-to-table” concept where they grow their own vegetables and spices and use as much as what their backyard farm can produce. This is the first time I’ve ever been to such concept restaurant so it’s a novel experience for me.

Fresh juices and yummy finger food by OFC

Photo credit : Clarins

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New Clarins Boutique At Ion Orchard


In May 2015, Clarins Singapore was proud to celebrate the official opening of its first standalone boutique in Orchard. I was pleased to be invited to join in the celebration. It is conveniently located at Ion Orchard B2-35/36, an easy access from the Orchard MRT train station.

Prisca Courtin-Clarins, one of the granddaughters of Clarins founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins, made a special appearance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening event.

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Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50/PA++++ Day Screen Multi-Protection


To upkeep my youthful looking skin, SUNSCREEN is one skincare product I absolutely cannot leave without. Whether if it’s rain or shine, indoor or outdoor, I will always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen on my face from 9am to 4pm every day. I reckon many of you may not be aware that exposure to UV rays can actually accelerate aging process.

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution PA++++

Recently, I have received a surprised parcel from Clarins Singapore and it contains the latest updated series of UV Plus Day Screen that is now formulated with an anti-pollution protection and with PA++++. I actually go ga-ga when I see PA++++ on the packaging! The four ‘plus’ actually means it gives a maximum protection against aging damage, as compared to those with only PA+++. This new UV Plus Anti-Pollution is also formulated with SPF 50 that helps protect the skin against sun burn.

I must confess, I’m really obsessed with looking and staying younger! In addition to protecting my skin against harmful UV rays, I’m also a strong believer of protecting my skin from environmental factors such as harmful particles and toxins. Studies have shown that city living actually makes the skin age much faster than a rural living. UV and pollution are the main causes of premature aging and hyperpigmentation, that lead to rough and uneven skin texture.

The Clarins UV Plus Day Screen was first introduced in 2005, specially created for Asian women living in the city. 10 years after its success, Clarins has now gone even further, to offer even higher protection, not just against UV rays but also against the harmful effects of pollution. In 2015, Clarins introduces a new powerful sunscreen – UV Plus Anti-Pollution.

Clarins Research has demonstrated that UV rays and pollution generate damage in the skin, including an overproduction of free radicals in the dermis and epidermis which speeds up skin aging, damages skin texture and alters skin color.

UV Plus Anti-Pollution now available in three shades : Neutral, Baby Pink and Baby Blue.

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution sunscreen

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[Review] – Clarins Face Treatment Oil, Blue Orchid, For Dehydrated Skin


My skin is quite dehydrated most of the times. And the dehydration has caused visible fine lines on my forehead. I can only blame myself for not hydrating my skin properly for the past few years.

clarins face treatment oil blue orchid for dehydrated skin

Quite some time ago, I have attended a Clarins event and I was introduced to a facial treatment oil. It is the Clarins Face Treatment Oil, Blue Orchid, For Dehydrated Skin. It contains 100% pure aromatic plant extract face treatment oil that is said to restore vitality, freshness and radiance to dull, dehydrated skin.

Before trying it, I was rather skeptical about putting oil on my face. I’m actually worried it will clog my pores.

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Receive Free Clarins + FEED Gift Set 2014 (Worth S$75) With Purchase


This year, Clarins will be promoting FEED from 3 – 17 Oct 2014, exclusively at TANGS Orchard. With purchase of any full-sized Clarins treatment serum (Shaping Facial Lift, Double Serum, HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, White Plus Serum, Super Restorative Serum) customers will receive a Clarins + FEED Gift Set worth S$75.

Clarins Feed 2014

Clarins + FEED Gift Set, worth S$75, consists of 15ml HydraQuench Cream-Mask, 10ml UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF40, 30ml One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and 100ml Toning Lotion with Camomile.

At the same time, you will be providing 10 school meals to the United Nations World Food Programme. To date, the social business has been able to provide over 75 million meals globally through the WFP and Feeding America. FEED has also supported nutrition programs around the world, providing over 3.5 million children with Vitamin A supplements through UNICEF.

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Clarins’ New Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum – 2014 Edition


In the recent years, many Asian women actually share the same common beauty concerns – they want a distinctive profile and contours with the absence of a double chin. They are concerned about the fat in their face. Apart from wanting a pair of beautiful large eyes and a sharp nose, they also desire a firm face and sharp contours, with an oval shape (a pointed chin and a distinctive jawline) which is traditionally considered the perfect face in Korea for an attractive woman.

I long for a V-shaped face too. I have a problem with water retention and a fat face.  My face always looks puffy, all thanks to my bad eating habits, as I love salty and sweet foods. And I have the habit of drinking water after 9pm too. :-(

clarins shaping facial lift total V contouring serum

A while ago, I was invited by Clarins Singapore for a launch event to preview their latest Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum. Today, the Shaping Facial Lift is one of the best-selling and iconic products of Clarins in Asia.

Do you know Clarins Shaping Facial Lift has a success story for 15 years? In 1999, Clarins launched its first Contouring Facial Lift, using plant extracts. A pioneering skin care developed thanks to the comments of Asian women who, during treatments at Clarins Institute in Paris, share their major beauty concern: to refine their face.

Shaping Facial Lift, exclusively designed for Asian women, is the effective solution to refine and enhance facial features where excess fat and puffiness are located, mainly on the cheeks and under the chin. Clarins listens to women and continuously improves its iconic refining serum. Today, in collaboration with independent Asian experts, Clarins goes even further in facial refining performance and, beyond the natural roundness of the Asian face, also takes into account the changes in women’s lifestyles. The change in eating habits has a direct impact on the physiognomy of the face, leading to additional heaviness of facial features. The oval loses its definition and excess products present in tissues accumulate and skin loses its firmness.

clarins shaping facial lift total V contouring serum

In 2014, Clarins introduces the new generation “dual-approach” Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum, that is designed to target both natural facial roundness and additional excess roundness.

The recent study showed that among the problems linked to refining, the following parameters were evaluated: width of the face, thickness of the dermis and ptosis under the chin.

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Clarins Launching New White Plus Total Luminescent Day & Night Duo


In March 2014, Clarins is introducing a new hydrating whitening day & night duo – Brightening Hydrating Emulsion SPF 20 / PA+++ / Oil-Free and Smoothing Brightening Night Cream – 2 new additions to its White Plus Total Luminescent line that are exclusively designed for Asian women.

clarins white plus total luminescent

In order to achieve translucent skin with a rosy luminescence that reflects light, Clarins Laboratories noticed the important of hydration.

When our skin is dehydrated, it tends to appear rough, dull and lifeless. During the day, our skin is constantly dehydrated, due to UV rays, pollution and air-conditioning. And during the night, as our skin barrier permeability increases, 25% of water evaporates through our skin.

Key Ingredients

The new hydrating whitening day & night duo is formulated with a unique whitening Trans-Luminescent Complex that helps to achieve fair, translucent skin with a rosy luminescence as if it were from within. The duo is also enriched with a hyaluronic acid of low molecular weight to improve the 24-hour whitening efficacy.

This specially-made agar agar demonstrated every layer of our skin. The top white layer is skin surface, middle layer (with black seeds) is epidermis and bottom layer is dermis.

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Make A Difference This Christmas With Clarins + FEED Set


clarins feed 10 kit

This Christmas, Clarins has partnered with FEED to help children in need to fight hunger worldwide. Clarins believes beauty comes from the heart, and helping the less fortunate is one way of expressing it. In line with its humanitarian values, Clarins supports FEED Projects in its battle against worldwide hunger.

Founded in 2007 by Lauren Bush, FEED Project is a non-governmental organisation that raises funds for the United Nations World Food Programme.

clarins feed 10 kit

Do good, look good and feel good this Christmas when you purchase this Clarins + FEED Set. Consisting of all the skin care essentials you need for beautiful, radiant skin while providing 10 meals for children under the United Nations World Food Programme.

Set consists of : • Toning Lotion travel-sized (50ml) • UV Plus HP SPF40 Neutral full-sized (30ml) • One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser travel-sized (20ml) • FEED 10 Purse

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