Rated 4.32 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 If it's not broken, don't fix it
I have used your Extra Firming Day Cream for years, and it was my favorite face cream that I used every morning. Your new formula is waxy instead of creamy, makes my skin break out, is not a good base for my makeup as the old formula was, and makes my skin itch. I'll have to search for a cream to replace my old favorite brand. Please bring back the old formula; I miss it!
Reviewed by 787 customers Can't Rave About This Enough!!!
KLG from Nashville
I got a very small sample tube as a free gift with a different purchase. That tiny sample lasted a full week, and my skin has never felt softer! I recently damaged, irritated, and dried out my skin trying a different serum product, and in just a week this stuff has made my skin even better than it was before! Softer, better complexion, less lines, and less sagging/Under eye bags. I immediately came back to order a full size lol.
Not for me
pk from Georgia
made my skin so dry. never would buy again
Kaleigh from undisclosed
Noticeable difference in my skin after one week. I also have very sensitive skin and struggled to find a firming moisturizer that didn't irritate my skin. This is the one! My skin looks perfect and significantly reduced the appearance of fine lines. Hydrating without being greasy or effecting my makeup.
Not for dry skin
Swags from PA
Smells beautiful, feels very luxurious. Unfortunately I do not feel it is moisturizing enough for dry skin. This winter is hitting me HARD and I have to use 3x as much as my last cream and reapply 2-3 times a day.
I will say that if this does work for your skin, the price for the size is a really great value.
Broke me out
Talon from Seattle
I don't think I am their target demographic as I was in my late 20s using this, I got it as free product when I worked at Ulta. I just don't think perfume or dyes have any business being in skincare, especially in one that costs so much! It is a nice smell, in my opinion, but add that to the fact that I break out every time I try to use this. Disappointing.
Wonderful product I recommend
Lesbia Mayorga from undisclosed
It is great my skin is clear if spots and more firmly
Like a queen from Naples fl
I used practically all the products of clarins and i still fall in love every day, im 51 and i look more younger than my age, i started using clarins when i was 26 years old when my best friend introduced to me, i recommend this cream, i love it
Perfect day moisturizer
Vtheseawitch from California
This is a beautiful lightweight moisturizer + SPF. It sets well under makeup.
Best Night Cream
Guinn from Massachusetts
I have been using the Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream for a few years now and it really works well on my skin.
It is easy to apply and absorbs instantly, leaving my skin beautifully moisturized and feeling firm. It helps a lot with lines and wrinkles as well and keeps my skin young looking.
The fragrance of this product is beautiful and I will continue to use this day cream because I have gotten excellent results.
Luxurious feel, great smell
Slt14 from undisclosed
I love using a moisturizer with SPF built in. This one is that and so much more - it's thick and creamy and feels luxurious. It also smells amazing but isn't overpowering.
Makes your skin feel great
KMLC from Saratoga Springs, NY
I have been using this product for about 15 years. Previously i used this product but not extra firming. It's wonderful to feel protected from harmful sun rays while maintaining a healthy look. This lotion soaks into your skin and does not leave a greasy film. It firms up the little lines and sags and makes you feel great.
A better day cream
B Ellis from Raleigh, NC
Moisture that absorbs quickly leaving skin soft and radiant! I love this product
Jillie from undisclosed
I've been using this product for almost a year and it's just amazing how it does to your skin!
I leveled up from using the multi-active moisturizer used it for 3 years and it's good too. Im happy in both Clarins products! Im forever CLARINS!
Best moisturizer for me
Ekit from Florida
I have been using this moisturizer for over 10 years! I did switch at one time for a less expensive brand due to financials. But I soon after returned back to Clarins and immediately saw how my skin responded back so well. Will never change again as well as the eye products. Thank you Clarins
Still in love after all these years
Sel02 from Kansas
I have used Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream for over 15 years. During that time, I have tried samples of other brands' firming moisturizers, and for me, nothing compares. There is something about the formula that works very well with my skin…not "overly" moisturizing, but enough to give you a firm, subtle softness that really makes a difference under your foundation. As a side note…so nice to have an opinion for product with, and without a sunscreen, as I have sensitive skin, and have a bit of reaction to SPF products. Highly recommend.
Chalala from Yonkers, NY
I have been using this product for about 4 years. I love the way it feels in the morning, making my skin feel smooth but firm!
PrincessPea from Atlanta
So Happy with this day cream, it's moisturizing to my combination skin. Since the weather has gotten a little cooler, it definitely keeps my skin from feeling dry and rough!
Perfect go-to day cream
TracyNYC from NYC
I was looking for something a litter richer than hydra-essential, and this is the perfect step up. Not as intense as lumiere, absolutely ideal for everyday except in the driest winter weather.
Clarins day cream spf15
Mila456 from undisclosed
I keep buying it all year round. It protects very well when you walk around the city, not at the beach though. You need something stronger there. Highly recommend
Best Moisturizing Cream Ever!
Pamalea2126 from Central Wisconsin
I love, love, love the Extra-Firming Day Cream! My skin stays soft all day, my foundation glides on and stays on, and my face never feels tight or sticky. My favorite for the past several years. Unexpected bonus - people never come close to guessing my age!
The scent of it is too strong
Lucpic from New York
I bough this months ago and used used it several times. I noticed that the scent irritated my eyes to the point where I had to remove it from my face.
Great texture and effective while on skin
Mary Sat from San Francisco, CA
I have been using this cream for about 10 days now and I have already seen its positive effect. My skin is not that wrinkled yet but this cream kind of tones my face and let it look younger, smoother and firmer. It gives the skin a subtle glow and radiance. However I should use it at least 2 times per day to show the results, so I am not sure how permanent the effects are if I discontinue using it!
The texture is fabulous! Very light and airy with a good mild smell and very easy to put on; gliding on your skin.
The only downside is the price if someone likes to continue on this line.
Works the Best !
Chikki from New Jersey
I have been using this product for years and my skin looks beautiful !
MsJR from WI
This is another product that I love so much. Firm skin, and glowing. I used this after using the serum.
Overly priced at Ulta
PA from IL
Haven't opened it yet but I see that this is overly priced at Ulta.