Does it refine your facial features for a younger look?
A while back, I was sent the Clarins Shaping Facial Lift, and after using it for about 4 weeks, I feel like I am able to give this a proper review.
If you would like to find out more about the product information, please click this entry HERE.
The Shaping Facial Lift serum comes with a special massage technique manual, which I shall attempt to share with you here. I realise that as with all creams which promises to sculpt the body, or face, requires you to employ a specific application method in order to maximise the efficiency of the product itself. Recall anti-cellulite creams which you need to rub in an upwards/ circular motion etc etc in order to disperse fatty cells underneath the skin layer. Similarly, the Shaping Facial Lift serum comes with a Clarins exclusive "Manual Auto-Lifting Method", which is suposed to work hand in hand with the serum itself. This little manual also contains the massage instructions in English, Mandarin, and Japanese.
It is not my purpose to show you every single step of the massage technique, but rather to give you an overview of the process of how this whole thing works.
Basically you need to be seated, and head downwards. You will find that your facial contours will be 'pulled downwards" and those are the excess which you want to 'press' away using the facial serum. By carrying out this method of massage, your face will be rid of puffiness and heaviness.
The instructions are pretty details, and the whole massage process takes about 10 minutes, if you really follow every single step.
and so on.....now let's move on to how I apply the product:
Here are my thoughts about this product:
- It is a very lightweight non-oily cream. It also smells amazzzzzing. I feel great just applying this product on my face. In the first two weeks, I used this product about twice a day, but I sort of got lazy and reduced to once a day, and over the weekends, twice a day.
- While I haven't seen a significant 'slimming' effect of my facial features (that would take a lethal fat busting combination of exercise and diet), I do experience a reduction in the puffiness around my cheeks. And I am not sure, but I felt my jawline seemed a little more defined.
- A little product goes a long way. Each time I use two full pumps and spread it in my hands before applying and massaging into my face, concentrating on my cheeks the most, as I think that's my problem area.
pic of me after a long work day.
The $98 question is, would i buy it when I run out of this serum (which it most likely will, in about one more week?).
I think I just might. Honestly, it is still early days to tell if this is a miracle worker, and I do think you need a lot of discipline to folllow the instructions religiously for the maximum impact.
I might get it too, if not for the slimming effect, but just the thought that you are applying a product that will work together with the manual lifting method to dispel water retention in your face area makes sense to me. Plus it didn't break me out, it smells great (kinda floral lily sweet scent), and it also makes my face feels very smooth.
So the next time you think of wanting to do something about your tired looking face, dull skin, double chin, puffy cheeks, etc etc etc......this is definitely something to consider.
I hope this has been helpful, and if you have any questions, do leave them in the comments below.
That's all, and thanks for reading!
ps: This product was sent me for review purposes. All opinions here are my own honest ones.