Rated 3.96 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I was sceptical at first...
The-Firming Phyto-Serum is a weird milky looking watery serum consistency. I did not notice any scent. It goes on fairly easily. However, it does leave the skin feeling tacky for a little while. You could easily remidy this by adding a moisturizer or oil over top. I didn't because I wanted any results I did or didn't see to be from the serum.
The only real downside to me is that this serum is quite expensive for most household budgets, including mine.
I was sceptical about the Clarins Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum at first but I was surprised when I started to actually see a difference in my neck area. My neck area has really started to look different lately, as I just turned 40. But, my husband even said he noticed a difference! My neck area still has the wrinkles but the skin looks firmer and nicer. received two 3ml sample tubes of this and two 3ml sample tubes of the Extra-Firming Eye from Clarins and Influenster in a VoxBox to try in exchange for an honest review. #ad #influenster #clarins #serum
Most Helpful Critical Review I have to be honest....
I was sent this product free from Clarins and Influenster in exchange for an HONEST review...and it's honestly not good.
This product MIGHT work, but I couldn't tell any difference in the firmness of my skin with only FOUR applications. We were sent 2 very small deluxe sample tubes. For the eye cream, that was okay (still didn't last a month but lasted 2 weeks), but a FACE serum? I only applied in the evening to stretch it out over 4 DAYS otherwise it would've been gone in 2 days.
I cannot understand how a company can expect honest reviews with such little product? Your website even shows results based on 28 DAYS of continued use so how are we to expect the same results in 2-4 days? But wait, it gets worse....
As we all know, everyone's skin is different and reacts differently to ingredients. This just wasn't the product for me I'm afraid.
It made me break out. I'm 42 years old, I have normal to dry skin that isn't the least bit sensitive thanks to thickening from (surgically induced) menopause. I've never in my life had breakouts on my jawline yet the day after use I had one on the left side of my face. The following day, I had two more on the right side.
I rarely get pimples at my age, to get 3 bad ones within days of trying a new product, it's usually the product. This part is a ME problem, not the serum.
I HATE leaving such a negative review, but it's HONEST. This is my experience. I would suggest that next time, send enough to actually test the product for a month. What I can say positive is the serum felt nice on my skin, even seemed to prime it a bit for makeup application (a little tacky NOT sticky feeling) and the fragrance was nice and not too strong.
As originally stated, I was sent this product for free to review by Influenster on behalf of Clarins. While I would not recommend this product for me, it may work for you. I would definitely recommend taking advantage of the free sample offer to see if your skin likes this formula before purchasing.
Reviewed by 511 customers Very firming product.
Judyk from Houston, Texas
I have been using Clarins for about 10 years and at 68, my ski. Is almost wrinkle free and actually has a lot of volume. I use V Shaping facial lift serum, Double Serum, and now added e tea firming phylo serum. Great products.
loie7 from West Bloomfield, MI
It's hard to select a favorite among my skin and body treatments from Clarins, as I've been using their line since the 80's and love how the product lines have evolved to meet my needs. I tried the Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum a year or so ago as a small sample and immediately bought a full size. The first application was "wow'; tightening my skin like I had never felt. I now alternate the Phyto-Serum with the Super Restorative Serum for days, and the Double Serum for nights.
Dora57 from New York
I got a sample a month ago and I decided to target one specific area (marionette lines) After a week I started to notice some improvement. After a month my appearance had changed a lot; the lines are less visible now.
Perfect pre-moisturizer morning and night
jsdinpdx from Portland, Oregon
This product is a serum and it's firming - so it naturally caught my attention. Having phytonutrients Is included is something often no found since phytomer doesn't seem to be sold anymore. I applied this the first night I received it and woke up looking like I had spent the previous day at a spa. My skin, which is neither oily nor dry, appeared firm and smooth which is something we all strive for but as you know it can be hard to find the right combination to achieve this goal. This is a new product for me and will be adding it to my regimen. It has a very nice natural fragrance and provided the perfect amount of moisture which I then applied my regular moisturizer over. I use it day or night and is one of the best products to come out of Clarins House in recent memory.
Kara18 from Connecticut
I've been using this serum for approximately 6 weeks. I originally received it as a sample and the improvement was so dramatic that I purchased the full size product. It has improved the scowl/frown lines between my eyebrows. My forehead is lifted, and the unintentional scowl isn't as apparent. I no longer look like I am angry, annoyed or in a bad mood. It is worth every penny.
I love this serum
amora from Malvern,PA
I already used two of this. My favorite skin product
Better than Aveeno
Karla from Houston
I experimented with this serum by using it only on half of my face while using my usual Aveeno on the other half. After just one week my daughter noticed my lines near my mouth were more expressive on the side with Aveeno and the pores were also more noticeable. Maybe later I will try this one against Doble Serum but for now I'm sticking with it.
Leaves skin feeling nice
MJohnson from Kentucky
Really enjoying how this product is making my skin feel, been using it for about 2 1/2 weeks and I can truly feel a difference in my skin.
Livv from Indiana
I got this as a sample and primarily use it in the morning on my puffy face and eyes. It takes a moment and then I can visibly see myself waking up! My skin feels very soft and tight about an hour later. I hope to get more of this someday but it is on the pricey side.
For $100+, I'll pass...
Mikel from Union
I received this as a sample and applied as directed. As I applied moisturizer and foundation on top, it started to create little gritty bits as it rolled off the skin. It also felt VERY DRY on its own. I would not waste my money on this serum.
My skin is very happy!
wyoming lady from wyoming
I could feel the difference the first day. My skin looks remarkably better and tighter in weeks.
Joann B from Bear, DE
I've been using this for a week or two, and love the results. My skin has a nice texture and firmness. Would recommend to give it a try.
Love this product!
Bebot from undisclosed
Just bought it because I had the sample product before and it is really doing its job.. so have to try this ...
EASY TO USE
wvagal from Va
I have been using this serum for i week. I use it at night and in the morning. There is some softening of facial lines and a definite firming of the skin texture. I suspect the benefits are cumulative, therefore will continue use on above stated schedule. I gave it 4 stars because I have only used it for a short time.
Best serum - way better than the double serum
sanjosegal from San Jose
I original purchased the double serum, but it was sticky, tacky and overall did not do much. I was given a sample of this and wow, way better and I saw actual results. It depuffs and firms. It's not tacky or sticky.
Love this serum
Ninipu from undisclosed
I bought this serum a month ago and I'm definitely happy with the way my skin feels and looks. Love Clarins
Can feel the difference
Snook from South Carolina
I've bought several different serums from Clarins. This is my favorite. I can definitely feel the difference .
lookingood from Colorado, USA
I have used Clarins for nearly 20 years. This is an improved version of a former Extra-Firming Serum. I have used this product faithfully and at 69 I have very little sagging around jaw. As with any product or treatment, you need to be consistent. I use this product on my neck as well; no turkey neck. It will work if you work at it. Use it for a month and keep going; you will see the difference. The sooner you start age 40 comes to mind would be best. Continue to use moisturizer after this serum, then your primer and or foundation. Beautiful results!!
MICHI from WINTER GARDEN
IT REALLY WORKS.MY SKIN IS BEAUTIFUL AND SUPER FIRM
dusty from mi
so glad i bought it!
Tashtash from Minnesota
I do not try many new facial products because I'm skeptical that they won't perform as well as the ones that I continuously use. However, this one surprised me. A small amount when a very long way and it made my skin silky smooth. I could see the lines around my forehead and mouth decrease drastically over the use lasting a couple weeks. The only downside was that it didn't seem to be long-lasting. About a week after I stopped using it, I noticed the results were mostly gone. With that being said though, I would use it again! I received this product for free or complimentary for testing purposes via influenster.
DolSa27 from Bentonville,AR
I loved this product. It has a mild floral scent to it. It is absorbed quickly by the skin. I loved the way it made my skin feel. But my sample was too small to notice any visible difference on my skin. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.
Carol142 from NY
I received some samples of the Extra Firming Phyto Serum via Influenster to test and review. The serum has a thin, lightweight gel consistency that's almost runny and has a floral fragrance. It offers a bit of moisture but I wouldn't say it's intensely hydrating. I have very dry skin and I definitely needed to follow it up with a face cream. The serum feels a bit tacky on the skin upon application but sinks into the skin really quickly and I didn't notice any stickiness afterward. I didn't notice any visible tightening or firmness personally.
Must buy !!
Kawale from Massachusetts
I received this product to review and I can definitely say I truly liked it and will definitely be buying. I found the texture of the serum to be very light and smooth. It didn't leave a tacky heavy feeling that I have experienced with other serums. I noticed that my skin look refreshed and work really well under my foundation. The scent was also light which is good for people who may sensitive in that area. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I would've liked to have more to see how it worked over a two week period. Even though I found the sample to be small it grabbed me in enough to definitely purchase again
Tanyahfz from Chicago, IL
The serum gave me the brightness and glow I was searching for. I'm wary about serums and creams since i have combination skin. This doesn't make break out at all. In fact, i noticed my blemishes were getting smaller..I received the serum complimentary but all views are my own.