Rated 4.31 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Brightening, smoothing and more
I am a skincare junkie and have had a regular skincare routine for probably the last 15 years. I am very particular about the products I use and if I don't see my skin reaping the benefits, out goes the product. So in comes @Clarins, a brand known for having great ingredients with great products. I have never used any of their moisturizers though, until now. Just like many other products I have tried in the name of skincare, I will review it in hopes that it will help others make that important purchase to keep their skin looking years younger!
As many of you already know (and if you don't, you should), your moisturizer is the final step in your skincare routine, but before primer, if you use one. Today, and for the next 3 weeks, Clarins #Extra-Firming #Day #Cream is that final step for me.
Day 1: It felt pretty thick going on but it spread out very nicely and soaked right in. I always wait a few minutes to let it soak in before putting on primer. Had no issues at all with feeling it on my face. That's a good thing because I'm not a woman who likes to put on moisturizer during my morning skincare routine. I don't like them generally because I usually feel them on my face. I did put a majority of the lotion on my cheeks, where I'm the most dry, and spread it more thinly around the rest of my face. The next day I can honestly say my face look brighter, smoother and tighter.
Day 3: Put on a little too much. Don't know why I thought I needed to try a little more than the first time. A little too much is shown in the Photo. All it takes is a pea sized amount. A little goes a long way.
I went to their website to look at the creams and found some videos about how to apply their lotion, #ClarinsApplicationMethod, and I have been using their method from about Day 5 until now. It helps it to sink in and is a good reminder to get your neck and to be gentle.
I waited as long as I could to review this moisturizer because I really wanted to know how well it works. I have had absolutely no adverse reactions, only good looking skin. I am not kidding when I say that by the next day of using this moisturizer, my skin was more even toned and brighter. After 2 weeks of using my skin was noticeably smoother. Impressed is an understatement. I have stopped using foundation. I have just been using my favorite primer with a little blush. I am truly impressed and give this product a definite 5 stars. This moisturizer is a staple that I don't want to be without. If one of my friends wanted to bet on this product, with me betting they could change their skin for the better, making it brighter, more even toned and smoother, I would definitely take them up on it.
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Most Helpful Critical Review Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream Trial
I was given a free sample of this cream to trial as part of a contest in term for an honest and unbiased review.
Now that that's out of the way...I managed to squeeze out enough of the Clarins Cream for a full 2 week trial. I feel this is an ample amount of time to test the effects of skin care products realistically. I liked some aspects of the cream, namely the SPF 15 factor of it as well as the richness of the cream itself, although I did find that repeat application was necessary in the course of the day. For all those wondering about SPF, it's the stuff more commonly found in your sunscreen products and its what helps to minimize sun damage (wrinkles) on your skin. Any worthy skin care product contains this, so Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream scores points for that.
What I didn't like, and found very hard to get past, is the smell. It was very off putting to me and almost caused me to stop the trial. After a couple days I started using my normal skin serum first, which cut down on the smell and made it tolerable. I would much rather see an unscented line of this cream than subject myself to the smell again. The other thing I really didn't like was that it seemed to wear off quickly. I started having dry patches of skin a couple hours after applying and had to reapply, something I don't normally do unless I'm working out and sweating it off.
I have to say that, for the money this cream costs, it's just not worth it. It was okay, but so is Olay at a quarter of the cost. I would not purchase or recommend purchase at the current price.
Reviewed by 721 customers Not for sensitive skin
Komal from NJ
I have combination sensitive skin and this moisturizer cause redness and rashes on my checks
Ada11 from Houston, TX
I have difficulty finding creams that do not exacerbate the mild rosacea on my face. This cream is working really well. I have using it for almost a year. My skin is hydrated and my rosacea is nowhere to be seen.
Zozo from Los Angeles
I love Clarins product it's the best , my skin looks more younger than my age
Smells so good!
Ali1110 from Atlanta, GA
I got a sample and almost gave it to my mom - so glad I didn't! Tried it for a week and my skin looked and felt amazing, so I had to buy it! The smell is so good and I feel like even when I am tired my skin glows. Love it!!
Katerina from Florida
I love this day cream, is not too heavy and is definitely working. My skin is better than was .
Spins from Duluth, MN
I love this exra-firming day cream. It is easy to apply, goes on smoothly and covers evenly. It makes my skin feel hydrated without feeling greasy. It's easy apply make-up over or wear just by itself.
Yannina from Mansfield Texas
I've been applying for almost 2 weeks every morning and I can notice and feel a big difference in my skin it feels smother and hydrated every day until night.
mimitoisla from Brentwood, Tennessee
I started using Clarins in my 20s... multi active jour and loved it from the start and so did my skin. I am now starting my 50s and use extra-firming day cream as well as double serum.
My skin loves Clarins and so do I!
It really works
SophieLou from Chicago
I'm 36 years young and I've been using this cream for about 10 years now and people always ask me how I look so good for my age, I am often mistaken for being in my twenties, I always tell them I've been using this....worth every penny sorry cent!
Colorado girls from Colorado
I have used this cream for years. Sometimes I purchase the one specially formulated for dry skin, but they are very similar. Works great with the double serum. Every time I try to substitute with something else, I came back to this cream. It's well worth it. Moisturizes really well, leaves the skin smooth and rested looking.
DaniK from Iowa
I started using this product a few months ago and this is my absolute only go to! It's light weight and feels amazing! I'm almost 40 and can definitely say using Clarins for the past 10 years has made me look 10 years younger like I haven't aged a bit since using! Love love love!!
The secret towards flawless skin
Winter from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
I been using this moisturizer for the longest time. It's one of my secrets towards achieving perfect looking skin. It has powerful plant base ingredients to deliver exceptional results. It lifts, firms, and tighten the skin all over. I use it for my face, neck, and even my hands! Think of your skin as a sponge... whatever you put on it then your skin is going to instantly absorb it. It has a beautiful plant base aroma scent that will leave you feeling happy and relaxed.
I am a male and the first signs of aging you see in men are our foreheads and in women there hands. Ever since i been using this product i always get compliments on my skin along with using with product with clarins lifting face serum. Best products ever a lot cheaper compared to other luxury brands too.
Even Better than MultiActive
Diya from Washington DC
I have used MultiActive series for over 10 years and I've loved the series. I have finally switched to Extra-Firming and it's even better! My skin is well hydrated and the I enjoy the smell of the product.
Get the most out of your skin
Kim P from Indiana
I am a "seasoned" makeup consumer (48 years old), and this day cream has been the best I have found to support the level of moisture my skin needs all day while refining/firming my skin's texture. The light scent is also very nice.
My favorite lotion of all time (no joke)
carol c from NY, NY
This stuff is fantastic. it doesn't have an overly perfume-y smell! it has SPF in it! and it's very light! I use it every single day all year round.
Best Day Cream!
AggieMom from Texas
I have been using this for 3 years, and I will never use anything else! I get compliments on my complexion all the time.
Just what i needed!
Sinbaby from CA，Los Angeles
It gives the perfect level of hydration, not too greedy n i loved the natural smell
Great facial moisterizer w/ bonus SPF!
JoannieOtheNewportGal from Newport, RI, USA
I purchased this facial moisterizer, a few weeks ago. I am 70 y/o and have experience with multiple manufacturers. Clarins is the Best! I always return to Clarins, for every one of their excellent products! I used this one today, at our local Rhode Island beach--Sachuest--and my face did not burn..From a retired practiced Registered Nurse of 45 years. Joannie+
Winstiff from metro-Milwaukee, WI
Non-greasy which is even more fantastic for summer! Does not make my skin 'sticky' either!
Praying this formula isn't discontinued...
mittermunch from Pittsburgh, PA
I am praying that this formula isn't actually discontinued... I have been using it for about a year and find it to be perfect. My skin feels like rose petals (yes, that soft and silky!) and the wrinkles and crepiness are significantly reduced. It has a soft light scent that is very pleasant.
I have ultra sensitive skin so it's hard to find things that I don't react to and when I find one that doesn't cause a reaction AND does what it says it will do - it's like the Holy Grail!
I ordered the product with the same name in a tube and the scent gave me a terrible headache. I used less than one drop and had to scrub to get the smell off of my skin and the headache didn't go away for a while longer.
Bottom line, I love this neck cream and if it's discontinued I will be back on the hunt for a new cream!
Brooklyn from Brooklyn
I have been using Clarins since the 70's and my favorite one is the Extra Firming Neck Anti=Wrinkle Cream. The entire Clarins line is always a favorite in my cosmetic routine.
GC1995 from NY
I've been buying this product for a few years. It took care of my dry skin and it doesn't feel greasy or heavy on my face.
Chriscom12 from New York
Very nice and efficient products. Love them. Quick shipment
Overpriced Drugstore Moisturizer
Lalalauren from Chicago IL
This moisturizer moisturizes... But for the price I expect more. It is extremely scented and irritating. Additionally, it made my skin look extremely dull. Not impressed.
RJNS from So Cal
Been using this a few years now along with the extra-firming night cream. I really wish they'd bring the pump version back though. That was much easier to dispense and took up less shelf space.