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New in for the season is Clarins Extra Firming Day and Night Cream. Well. New and new, the first edition was released in 1978 but the formula is constantly improved and redeveloped as research moves forward towards the target Clarins define as “reaching the very source of firmness”. 

New to this particular formula amongst other plant discoveries is Kangaroo flower which is supposed to improve the quality of the young cell clusters protective nests and is also said to reinforce the links between cells. 

These are creams for women around 40, and I have a few years to go, however I have been treating my skin horribly troughout the years so I believe usage is warranted. 

The fragrance is mildly flowery and rather lovely actually. I use the day cream for dry skin enriched with shea butter and the texture is a bit new to me - almost like a mix between jell-o and moisturizer but the skin absorbes it well and smoothly without leaving a greasy film afterwards. The night cream is the same for all skin types and it's lighter both fragrance wise and in texture. 

I will get back to you with my thoughts on the outcome in 4-6 weeks. 


Love, Christine Deckert