Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream & Lotion – Lifts, Tones, Smoothes

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I was first introduced to Clarins bodycare range in early 90s and during the period I was particular concerned about my flabby inner thighs. Clarins, one of the only few reputed brand that offer a full range of bodycare products during the time, was my ultimate choice for body care. My first impression with the products is the refreshing botanical fragrance scent.

Clarins, being the pioneer and expert in body care, has recently introduced 2 new firming additions to their bodycare range - Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream and Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion.

A rich cream or a melting lotion? These 2 newest products have similar effectiveness but only in different textures. They are recently launched islandwide in May 2011.

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Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream – S$102 / 200ml

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion - S$102 / 200ml

The dermis, a support mattress for skin, is made up mainly of collagen and elastic fibres that are surrounded by a gel-like liquid called fundamental substance. Collagen fibres provide skin with density and ensure resistance to the effects of traction and pressure while elastic fibres allow skin to stretch out and provide skin with elasticity.

While firm skin looks smooth, replenished and fits perfectly over the body’s contours, it also stretch, resist pressure and regain its initial form quickly. But as we age, gain weight or pregnant, the body starts to change. Skin will lose its smooth, density and elasticity due to the deterioration of collagen and elastic fibres.

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High-Performance Ingredients

Clarins Research, the experts in body care, has taken one step further with Extra-Firming Body Care. With the discovery of the important role of the Emilin-1 protein in cosmetics, Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream and Lotion have been formulated to help preserve skin’s natural source of elasticity.

Emilin-1, reduces with age, is a key protein that helps consolidate dermal architecture by encouraging the link between elastic and collagen fibres. Organic lemon thyme that grows throughout the Mediterranean region, has been obtained by Clarins Research to help boost the production of Emilin-1, prevent loss of skin firmness and restores skin’s natural elasticity.

Extra-Firming Body Care has also been formulated with 3 others high performance ingredients. Centella extract that helps boost collagen production and protects dermal fibres from deterioration. Bocoa extract an exclusive Clarins ingredient that also helps boost the production of collagen. Vu Sua is an exclusive Clarins ingredient that help protect dermal fibres from the glycation process.

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I have recently received a complimentary Clarins Extra-Firming Body Lotion to try. I will definitely test this product but not now as I’m currently going through a slimming challenge with Marie France Bodyline. I will like to see the actual result from the slimming challenge alone and hence I will do a full product testing on the body lotion after the challenge.

I like the scent a lot, smells refreshing and soothing with a tinge of natural floral woody fragrance. The creamy and non-greasy texture actually absorbs well onto the skin and quickly too. My skin doesn’t feel sticky at all. And in fact, my skin actually feels soft and comfortable, thanks to shea butter, hazelnut and jojoba oils.

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Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream and Extra-Firming Body Lotion are now available at any of the Clarins counters at only S$102.

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