Where my 30-something girls at?? This month, our allies at Clarins are introducing a gang of new face creams and lotions for the over-30 set.
The line’s called Multi-Active Day, and Clarins designed the four products for busy women looking for a little help in the wrinkles and fine lines department. Stressed out and a touch wrinkly? Helloooo, that’s totally me.
The key phrase here is “active plant ingredients.” They’re what the line is all about. Among other plant-based ingredients, they contain ambiaty extract (a Madagascar plant related to sunflowers) and hesperidin (from citrus plants, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties), to moisturize, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to restore elasticity to skin.
I started using both the Day Cream for All Skin Types ($54) and SPF 15 Lotion ($54) about a month ago.
First, le good stuff:
My combination oily/dry skin practically inhales this stuff! They absorb incredibly well and feel highly moisturizing at the same time.
As for the lightly floral fragrance that both products share, I like it, but what stands out most to me is the way these little lovelies actually feel — luxurious, like I’m treating myself to something indulgent.
The entire line is non-comedogenic, and so far my skin seems to agree (no breakouts). The two products I’ve been using also layer well with various face serums and makeup.
Great, but do they actually reduce wrinkles?
I’m convinced my skin looks plumper than it did a month ago and maybe a little smoother, too, but those aren’t the same as saying “I think it definitely reduces wrinkles.”
To be fair, a month really isn’t a lot of time to be using an anti-aging product. Maybe I’d notice more of a difference in that respect after a couple more months of use.
Even without overnight improvement, I still really like these creams; they’re exceptional moisturizers, and I’ve often struggled to find rich moisturizers that won’t cause breakouts. For that alone I give Multi-Activ big props.
I’m gonna continue to use both products for at least another month and will keep you posted on my results. If the clouds part and wrinkle-reducing manna rains down from the heavens, I’ll be sure to let you know. For now, I’ll think of the Multi-Active Day line as a luxurious, richly hydrating epidermal treat. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,