So I've been testing some products for all of you. Yes, in the duty that has become mine, I've let myself be a Guinea pig for you so that you all may benefit from my ummm...experience. In the vein of SGM who will be heading Bravo shortly, I don't know how I don't work in Clarins's corporate offices yet or possibly run the company. I'll learn French later, I swear.
Bright Plus HP
Clarins daily brightening lotion with SPF 20. I wasn't sure I was going to notice anything with this product but about 6 weeks into it and I really noticed my skin tone more even and less pigment issues, freckles decreased. Very impressed with the results. Anything that does double duty [lightening and SPF] is way OK in my book $$57
*they have a little gift set right now same price for the solo product that also has two other brightening treatments in it.
Younger Longer Balm
New to the Clarins line I received a couple of samples the last round of purchases I made. The name made me balk a bit, whatever...younger, longer yah. I have no idea what's in this stuff but I want to drink the whole bottle. A notable difference overnight in tone and appearance. It's recommended to use only every other night with no other products - apparently it's that strong. I finally plopped down my $$$ for a full tube but I decided to use it for a couple days in a row. I mean, if a little bit is good, a lot must be great right? Don't ask the price, it's ugly...just buy it and thank me later. $$$$
Lisse Minute Base "The best Spackle you'll ever have".
I think I might have mentioned this product before in a review but it deserves a second nod in case you weren't paying attention. Again, I don't know what's in it - but who cares. I Want to rub it all over my body. It's suppose to be used in the eye area as a makeup primer. It reduces lines and pores instantly. Again, I'm of the thought more is better when it comes to skin care and I have used it all over my face as an all over primer. Awesome. application note* Let it settle on the skin a few minutes before applying makeup though, otherwise things tend to slide around. I opt to prep my face with my day lotion and this stuff, blow dry my hair then go back to makeup. $28
Your dutiful Guinea pig signing off.