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    29 December 2011
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"Created with 40+ years of body firming expertise, Clarins Body Firming Extra-Firming Cream targets slackening skin to unveil a soft, supple and youthful look." - Kate, Escentual Beauty Team.   Why You'll Love The Clarins Body Firming Extra-Firming Cream: Firming body cream for all ages. Visibly firms, tightens and smooths sagging skin. After 28 days, 99% of women said their skin was visibly nourished and hydrated. Hydrates the skin for up to 48 hours. Showcases a nourishing texture with a fruity-floral scent.   What You Need To Know: Although this is a nourishing, anti-ageing body cream, everyone can benefit from Clarins' skincare expertise. The 96% natural formula; it's designed for all ages, all body types and all lifestyles, working to visibly firm, tighten and smooth your skin from head to toe. The body cream features two organic plant actives that boast impressive firming and tightening benefits: mitracarpus extract and petasites extract, the latter of which is sustainably sourced from Le Domaine Clarins (Clarins' living laboratory and farm in the French Alps). The Extra-Firming Cream also unveils a natural-looking radiance, thanks to a shot of kiwi fruit. At the same time, its rich melting texture is infused with organic shea butter and aloe vera extract to deliver 48 hours' hydration for a soft, supple and ultra-comfortable finish.   Why It's Escentual: Lots of us are familiar with the fan-favourite Clarins Body Firming Extra-Firming Cream - and the good news is, the formula has been updated to become the most efficient and sustainable it's ever been. The latest innovation to lace the formula is a powerhouse plant duo, discovered by the Clarins Laboratories in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Tightening petasites and firming mitracarpus fight slackening with a multi-level approach, helping to address the body's lack of tone, firmness, and elasticity due to age, oxidative stress or demanding lifestyle. But it's not just the visible results that make this a joy to use; the cream is enriched with the Clarins' Extra-Firming signature scent, which reminds us of their expertise in aromatherapy as it elevates the senses aromatic essences of plant extracts: red fruits, jasmine, rose, and cedar.   The Best Way To Use It: Use daily in the morning and/or evening on clean, dry skin. Bring the Extra-Firming Cream to body temperature by gently warming it between your hands; this will enhance absorption. Then, smooth the cream over your skin, starting at the ankles and moving to the upper body. Then, apply from the wrists to the shoulders. Add extra pressure to areas prone to slackening using your fists, focusing particularly on the: stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, and arms. To take the application process to the next level, apply sweeping, upwards movements upward towards the heart to boost circulation.   The Sustainable Side: The tube contains recycled plastic and can be popped in the recycling after use. The outer cardboard carton is sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
better than the lotion version
Date:18 March 2015
Location: Berkshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Before buying this cream I used the lotion version of it, only I didn't like the fragrance of it, it smelled too lemony for me. I thought I'd give the cream version a go in the winter and I'm glad I did! This one doesn't smell of lemons so much! Even though the consistency is quite buttery, once I've warmed up the product in my hands it glides on the skin with ease. I have lost some skin firmness around my knees, and after finishing the jar I've noticed that those lines have been reduced!
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Refine skin's texture, smooth away dead surface cells and remove impurities with the essential Clarins Smoothing Body Scrub For Smooth Skin. The exfoliating action facilitates product absorption through stimulating cellular renewal, enhancing product performance and building skin's natural resilience. Skin is left firmer, smoother and is soft to the touch. It smells delicious enough to turn a bit of a chore into a shower-time treat! Easy to use and just as easy to rinse off, massage into dry or damp skin. Use softer motions for the bust area and work the product into rougher areas such as the elbows, knees, feet and thighs. Even sensitive skin benefits from gentle, regular exfoliation. Bamboo powders provide exfoliating action Moringa extract purifies and helps remove accumulated toxins Mimosa Tenuiflora and Liquorice extract repair and soften Cyamopsis and Shea leave a protective, conditioning film on the skin's surface
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Smooth skin guaranteed
Date:2 October 2013
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I am using this exfoliator twice a week! My body skin always looks soft and firm. No signs of ageing. One tip my therapist gave me : this one is best used on dry skin, and the Toning Body Polisher on damp skin. Massage into skin then turn the shower on. Since I do that the results are even better!
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 Clarins Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk Combination/Oily Skin 200ml
Clarins Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk Combination/Oily Skin 200ml
Even combination and oily skin needs gentle cleansing. The natural plant extracts in the Clarins Cleansing Milk Combination/Oily Skin soothe redness, cleanse oiliness and decongest troublesome skin. Suppleness, elasticity and complexion are all improved, as the milk moisturises and neutralises the drying effects of hard water. To optimise the effectiveness of the product, Clarins suggests a specific method in the cleansing of the skin. Warm the Milk in the palms of your hands, then lay them flat against the face - do not press. Lift the hands away from the face 5-6 times, to literally lift the dirt away from the face. This suction effect draws out impurities and removes all make-up without pulling at the skin. Complete this ritual every morning and evening, followed with a toner and a moisturiser best suited to your skin type. Bio-Ecolia preserves the skin's balance Hydrophilic oils cleanse Vitamins A and E improve skin quality Gentian tones and heals Iris and Hawthorn decongest
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Gentle cleansing method for oily skin
Date:24 April 2013
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Every evening before bed I look forward to my little Me time in the bathroom thanks to this milk. The lovely fragrance helps me unwind. It's gentle enough for my combination/oily skin and leaves my skin soft.
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 La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50+ 50ml
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50+ 50ml
Ensure very high lightweight protection for your normal to combination facial skin with the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF50+. If your skin is allergic or intolerant to the sun, extra protection is needed. This gentle and effective formulation ensures a very high, broad, and photostable UVA/UVB protection with an optimal SPF of 50+. A new filter system comprised of a combination of Mexoryl® SX and XL alongside Senna Alata extract naturally protects the skin's cells from damage. Made without fragrance and parabens, the emulsion is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin, is non-comedogenic, and is resistant to water. This lightweight fluid is non-greasy with an almost imperceptible texture. It is exceptionally comfortable on the skin, with an easy glide formulation that ensures trouble-free application. The complexion feels unburdened and luminous, and it is protected from sunburn and cell damage. Apply 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and repeat every 2 hours. Reapply after swimming.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
great protection for oily skin
Date:24 April 2013
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Even though I am a fan of Clarins I do prefer using this one rather than the Clarins UV Plus. I use it on top of my moisturizer in spring/summer to help fight the appearance of new wrinkles. I have a combination skin with an oily T Zone and this lotion which is really runny is perfect for my skin type. You only need a tiny bit of it so the bottle lasts a long time,and it doesn't make my skin more oily or looking pink.
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 Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask - Dehydrated Skin 75ml
Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask - Dehydrated Skin 75ml
An instant, quenching boost for even the most stressed out and dehydrated skin. The Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask intensively moisturises and revitalizes skin, in all climates, at all times. Lines are smoothed, and the skin is left feeling fresh, soft and comfortable with unrivalled radiance all day long. Smooth into the face twice a week, and leave on for 5-10 minutes whilst the Cream-Mask gets to work. Remove lasting traces with a cotton pad dampened with toning lotion. Hyaluronic acid helps maintain its moisture reserves Katafray bark restructures skin's protective outermost layers, limits dehydration Sobier tree bud stimulates radiance-boosting microcirculation UVA/UVB filters, Vitamin E and E3P Complex protect against UV rays, free radicals and pollution
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Not just for the face
Date:3 December 2012
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Once when I had a facial the therapist applied this mask not just to my face but to my hands as well. I then got into a routine of exfoliating my face and body once to twice a week, followed by the mask on my face and hands. The mask soaks well into the hands and only needs a little water to rinse. Every winter I used to get chapped and dry hands. But since using this mask my hand skin stays soft and supple all year round!
 
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 Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 100ml
Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 100ml
An award winning product from Clarins. The intensively moisturising Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream replenishes dry and fatigued skin and promotes soft and supple hands. Strengthen nails, minimise age spots and soothe chapping and irritation. Long-lasting comfort and protection is just an application of lotion away! Apply whenever skin feels dry. Massage in from fingertips to the wrists, not forgetting nails and cuticles. A must for any house and handbag! Active ingredients: Sesame Oil extracts moisturise and protect against the damaging effects of free radicals Shea Butter protect and revitalise Japanese Mulberry extract helps minimise existing age spots Condurango Bark extract helps prevent damp palms Myrrh extract strengthens nails
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Best hand cream
Date:3 October 2012
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This hand cream was the first Clarins product I bought years ago and that's when I fell in love with the brand. This cream smells lovely, leaves hands really soft but not greasy. I convinced all my coleagues at work to use it and they all have one in their handbag now. Most of them were saying that their nails were stronger since using it.
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''Soothe, hydrate and comfort dry skin that's prone to itchiness with La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M, a caring and calming skincare staple suitable for sensitive, atomic eczema-prone skin.'' - Kate, Escentual Beauty Team   Why you'll love La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume: Designed for dry, sensitive or eczema-prone skin. Offers instant soothing, while offering anti-scratching, anti-flare-up benefits. Suitable for the whole family - it can be used from three months old onwards. Offers up to 48 hours' hydration. Helps to reduce the frequency of flare-ups. Rebalances the skin microbiome. It has a comfortable texture that melts in without feeling greasy.   Why it's Escentual: We love how soft and gentle this cream is; it melts in to hydrate, soothe and calm skin without feeling heavy or greasy, making it ideal for all skin types and all ages. It even creates a cooling, relieving sensation as you work it in - and as a bonus, the 200ml bottle is made from an eco-tube developed from sustainably sourced cardboard to help cut down plastic usage. But what's behind this hardworking cream? The skin-calming balm features a dose of La Roche-Posay's iconic Thermal Spring Water, which is renowned for its hydrating, soothing, and anti-irritating powers. Niacinamide, glycerin, and nourishing 20% shot of shea butter are also added to the mix to intensely soothe skin and help restore the skin barrier. The result? Comfortable, hydrated, and calm skin that's better protected against unwanted flare-ups.   The best way to use it: Massage into skin to comfort areas prone to dryness or itching.   Values: Dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Finally found a cream that works!
Date:19 June 2012
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My 3 year old daughter suffers from eczema. I've tried the cream prescribed by the GP as well as many others found in pharmacy but none of them would make her eczema go away, apart from steroid creams which I would rather avoid. I was almost giving up hope until I came accross this one from La Roche Posay. And what a result! After one week of using it her eczema disappeared almost completely! I apply it twice a day. My daughter is not complaining of her skin being itchy anymore! It might not be the cheapest cream but I don't mind paying the price for my daughter's health.
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The expertise of Guerlain's must-have face powders with the delicate and enchanting fragrance of violets, creating a truly vintage beauty experience. The complexion is unified and mattified to perfection. The natural veil of minerals creates the finishing touch to any look, sealing your makeup and creating a velvety smooth complexion. Creating a sheer matte finish, the mineral powder provides invisible yet flawless coverage.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Natural look
Date:6 April 2012
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Bought this powder to use with the Lingerie de Peau foundation. The box is a luxurious one, ideal for a dressing table! Only it's not practical to take in a handbag, quite big, no mirror, messy. Divine smell of violet! I have an oily T-Zone and was amazed to see that this powder kept my face matt all day! But not too matt though, just enough radiance. Natural look definitely!
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 DIOR Rouge Dior Replenishing Lipcolor
DIOR Rouge Dior Replenishing Lipcolor
Rouge Dior is a wardrobe of numerous sublime shades directly inspired by the deep, luxurious colors of Dior Haute Couture gowns to reveal all the beauty of triumphant and radiant femininity! Instantly and day after day, this exceptional lipstick offers the lips the extreme splendor of full, smooth and perfectly defined youthfulness. The secret? A new generation of plumping hyaluronic acid microspheres. Generously coated with pigments on the lip surface, they help boost the radiance and depth of color. In a midnight blue Haute Couture case, with the canework motif dear to the brand, unveils the "Haute Couleur" stick, made even more extraordinary due to its unique shine and its engraved CD signature.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Good but not the best
Date:6 April 2012
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
I bought this lipstick in Angelique Beige, what a wonderful natural colour! It doesn't dry my lips like many other lipsticks do and this Dior tube is very nicely designed. The only reason why I give it a rating of 4 rather than 5 is the fact that it doesn't stay on long at all and I have to keep reapplying it.
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Encourage skin to repair and renew itself overnight with the Clarins Multi Active Night Cream for Normal to Combination Skin. Clarins' top-selling night cream has been reformulated with golden poppy extract, which helps to neutralise oxidative stress caused by a lack of sleep. The cream's indulgent new texture contains evening powders that refine the skin's texture and help skin recover from the stresses of daytime hours, for a complexion that looks luminous and youthful. The night-time skincare solution will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, boost cellular renewal and ensure your skin looks toned and healthy upon waking. Smooth the cream gently over the skin after cleansing and toning.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Best night cream
Date:27 March 2012
Location: Surrey
Age: 30-39
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Best night cream I have ever used! I was a bit concerned at first that it might be too greasy for my oily T zone but it isn't! Every evening before bed it feels like a real treat for my skin and I wake up looking and feeling better day by day!
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