Clarins: Multi-active day cream
Clarins make some nice products for sensitive skin, I particularly like their cleansers. Having some success with those (and their UVA/B sun block) I wanted to try one of their moisturizers.
The multi-active day cream is a nice light cream. As with other clarins products a very little goes a long way. Just a little dab of this cream covers a lot of skin, it has a very soft sheer consistency that glides on really nicely. That said, this particular cream for ‘all skin types’ doesn’t quite give me as much hydration I would need on the dry areas of my skin, it would probably be more accurate to say this was more for normal skin types than all skin types, dry ones would be better off with something with a bit more hydration. An the other hand, it seems about right for oil prone skin.
Whether or not I use this also depends on the weather. In hot humid weather it provides just the right amount of hydration, but It is not hydrating enough when the weather is drier.
Many skincare lines have their own distinct scent and Clarins does in particular. Most of their products have a stand out smell to them and this one is no different. Whether or not you like the smell is a matter of personal opinion, but I don’t find this one unpleasant at all, it can be quite nice, although it can be quite strong. The fact that it does have fragrance in it may cause problems for very sensitive skin, although it didn’t break me out. I found that even though it provided hydration and protected skin from the elements it didn’t have a skin calming effect, which is what you need in a moisturizer for sensitive skin. For more normal skin types that need just protective hydration this is a nice cream that lasts a very long time, smells nice but isn’t the best regular cream for sensitive skin. It is definitely a cream for less dry skin or use during summer. Despite it being on average twice the price of a standard pot of face cream, it tends to last at least twice as long, if not more. So it does turn out to be quite economical, especially if you have less dry skin and you’re likely to use it as a regular face cream.
Clarins Multi Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream ( All Skin Types ) 50 ml / 1.7 oz from LipstickNet on Amazon