Beauty FAQ
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How to make the body’s skin firmer

Feel good and beautiful in a firm body!

That’s everyone’s dream, regardless of age. With a bit of discipline, a daily skin-tightening routine, a bit of motivation and some zest for life, anyone can reshape their figure so they ultimately feel good.

Pamper yourself from head to toe with our new range of firming body treatments. A beauty innovation for anyone who wants to tighten and sculpt their figure. Try it for yourself! Head to the kitchen to prepare delicious and balanced meals; go to the market and choose foods for their nutritive, draining or antioxidant properties; practice sports for the mind as well as for the body... You're almost there!
Keep this unstoppable positive attitude going by massaging your stomach, thighs, buttocks and arms with Clarins special firming body lotions. Set your goals and give yourself the means to achieve them!

Beautifully firm skin is easy as 1, 2, 3!

01 Why is Clarins developing a special firming innovation?

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Clarins Laboratories' mission is to take care of every beauty concern so that women feel beautiful and confident.

Skin firmness affects all women, regardless of their age and skin type. Finding a solution for firmer skin is one of Clarins Research's priorities. A firm and toned body is a sign of youth.

Tightening the skin is synonymous with youth and vitality. Feel confident in your body, and a sense of well-being from deep within will bring with it the desire to show off your body to the world. Slim or curvy, tall or petite, young or retired; for Clarins, every woman must first and foremost feel good about herself inside and out, in order to radiate beauty.

To support all generations of women in their quest for a toned body, Clarins is expanding its range of firming skincare products with the new Body Firming treatment concept.

Our range of body firming creams offers a powerful cocktail of natural ingredients to help reshape the figure.

02 What does the Clarins firming innovation do?

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Body Firming skincare treatments target the skin’s firmness at all levels.

Skin becomes looser when the collagen and elastin fibres in the dermis break down. To improve skin elasticity and firmness, their activity needs to be stimulated.

Clarins Laboratories have demonstrated the important role the skin’s tissue plays in boosting its firmness.

Formulated from its key ingredient of kangaroo flower, the action of the Body Firming Extra-Firming Gel keeps the skin firm, revitalised and more youthful.

03 Which Clarins plant discovery revolutionised the Body Firming creams?

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After several years of research, Clarins ethnobotanists have now identified organic butterbur.

Chosen for the firmness of its large, soft, flexible and resilient leaves, organic butterbur extract helps strengthen the skin's support network.

Butterbur extract reduces the signs of sagging skin and increases elasticity helping to reshape the skin. Combined with organic mitracarpus and organic green banana extracts, it strengthens the skin with Clarins double firming and reshaping action.

A full range of organic, plant-based active ingredients to perfectly pamper, tone, moisturise and firm the body: organic butterbur extract, organic mitracarpus extract, organic shea butter, organic aloe vera extract and organic kiwi extract offer a powerful sculpting and firming cocktail that helps to visibly improve skin elasticity and firmness.

The Body Firming creams, available in a cream or gel texture, are breaking new ground thanks to the discovery of organic butterbur. This new Clarins plant from natural origins is grown in the heart of the Alps, at Le Domaine Clarins. A 100% Clarins creation! The ingredients are harvested with respect for biodiversity and in line with our commitment to responsible beauty. 100% organic plant extracts! Thank you, nature!

04 Why use Body Firming skincare products?

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The two expert Body Firming products work together to form a powerful firming duo.

The cream provides more comprehensive skin-tightening action, while the gel provides a more targeted treatment.

The Extra-Firming Body Cream tightens and sculpts the entirety of the silhouette. Apply to clean, dry skin after showering. Apply to the entirety of your body every day, either morning or night. Massage thoroughly from the ankles to the upper body and from the wrists to the shoulders, paying particular attention to areas that are prone to sagging.

Our advice: Smooth on the thighs, hips, stomach and arms with closed fists. Its smooth, melting texture envelops the body in richness. Massaging the skin daily is a pleasure and leaves a delicate scent on the surface of the skin.

Over time, the figure becomes firmer and more supple. Now smoother, the skin regains its natural elasticity. Women can experience the pleasures and benefits of a firmer, more sculpted and healthier body.

The skin is perfectly nourished, moisturised and plumped, becoming velvety soft and full of vitality. The ultimate firming treatment for all!

For double efficiency, focus on the arms, buttocks, thighs, stomach and waist.

The Extra-Firming Body Gel helps to firm and shape the loose skin found on these specific parts of the body. Enriched with nourishing coconut oil, this non-greasy, ultra-refreshing gel gently envelops skin that lacks vitality and firmness. Its powerful firming effect boosts the skin's toned appearance. To keep your figure looking firm, massage these targeted areas with closed fists!

A specially formulated gel to consistently target the loss of firmness. A targeted treatment with the body’s appearance in mind!

05 What is Clarins’ firming skincare routine?

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It's no secret that every beauty routine starts with exfoliating the body three times a week.

Scrubbing, exfoliating and removing dead cells and impurities allows the skin to breathe, radiate with beauty and be super soft.

Clarins exfoliating creams get the skin ready to absorb Clarins firming skincare products and better benefit from their firming, toning and sculpting properties.

Daily moisturising gives the skin a beautiful, soft and satiny appearance. Be sure to dry the body and moisturise it with a Clarins moisturiser.

Body-Smoothing Moisture Milk with aloe vera offers perfect hydration and comfort for everyone. Its fluid and smooth texture infused with notes of neroli is truly delightful. You can even share it with the men in your life!

To combine hydration with the toning properties of essential oils, lightly massage the iconic Tonic Body Treatment Oil onto damp skin. An oil made from 100% pure plant extracts to invigorate the body and mind. Skin is more toned, and its natural elasticity is restored. Finish off your shower with a blast of cool water to stimulate the epidermis.

Clarins Firming Range has been enriched with Body Firming skincare creams to give all bodies a boost of firmness! An amazing Clarins innovation to prevent sagging skin and maintain a toned, energetic figure at any age! Targeted exfoliation, hydration and massaging! The trifecta for beautiful skin!

06 Slimming or firming?

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Some women want to slim down as well as tighten their skin.

Eliminate excess body weight, shape your figure and get rid of stubborn curves. Depending on the slimming goal in mind, Clarins' range of products meets each and every need you have.

If you want to reduce the appearance of cellulite

Body Fit Anti Cellulite Contouring Expert minimises the appearance of cellulite and helps visibly refine the figure. From the ankles to the waist, shape the body by focusing on the thighs, buttocks and hips. For a more even skin tone free from the anguish of cellulite!

If you want to reduce the appearance of stubborn curves

The Masvelt Body Shaping Cream is recommended for reducing the appearance of excess or stubborn curves often found on the stomach, arms and knees after weight gain or pregnancy. Its firming action helps to achieve a slimmer figure and beautify your body shape.

If you want to reduce the limit the effects of water retention on skin

Contour Treatment Oil is your answer to limit the effect of water retention that swells the legs and makes the figure look heavier. It refines the skin and helps prevent the appearance of cellulite.

A small amount of oil massaged into damp skin from the ankles to the stomach promotes well-being and a sense of weightlessness!

07 Why massage the skin with a Clarins firming cream?

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Each Clarins body treatment provides your skin with the ingredients it needs.

Experts in anti-aging face and body care, Clarins Laboratories formulate increasingly effective skincare products through research on natural ingredients that are kind to the skin to keep you always looking your best.

The cream’s massaging and lymphatic draining action helps to enhance its firming powers. The massage's firming effect must be accompanied by a healthy routine. You can do this by:

  • Monitoring your lifestyle
  • Indulging without going overboard
  • Following a healthy diet
  • Staying in shape with regular physical exercise

When incorporated into this lifestyle, a firming massage has a direct effect on the figure. Massaging your skin every morning is a real pleasure.

For even better results, treat yourself to a body massage with essential oils at a Clarins Spa. A massage in a luxurious setting offers unforgettable relaxation and well-being. Firming and relaxing! What’s not to love?

08 What foods does Clarins recommend for tightening the skin?

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The skin loses its firmness with age, weight variations caused by hormonal changes, puberty, and pregnancies... It can certainly be a challenge at times!

This yoyo effect is not only visible on the scales, but it also changes the firmness of the skin and causes visible sagging across different parts of the body.

What kinds of foods should I be eating for better skin?

It can be tempting at times to opt for starvation or “fad” diets! However, it’s better to seek a balanced one, so do indulge in eating high-protein foods to strengthen muscles and use ingredients that are low in sugar to avoid excess fat and which boast the right nutritional qualities. Some ways you can do this:

  • Add fat-burning foods, such as pineapples and peppers, to your diet.
  • Colour your desserts with red fruits for their super antioxidant powers.
  • Swap out cow's milk for almond milk, spelt milk or soy milk. Try out plant-based dishes that are rich in nutritional benefits.
  • Opt for some fresh fruit over processed foods. Shop for a firming cream rather than a creamy caramel flan!!! Jazz up your mealtimes with beautiful, creative, tasty recipes that are good for your gut. Colour, flavour and enjoyment!
  • Don’t go to extremes with dieting, you should still enjoy food! Take it in small strides. It’s much easier to eat less of something than to cut it out completely in the beginning.

09 How to reshape your figure day after day

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Eat well to feel good about yourself and your body.

Be sure to build up a little every day by doing fitness classes and sports. Move, walk, swim, cycle, run—a firm and toned body is supported by doing moderate exercise every day.

It’s all in the little things you do in your day. Walk instead of using your own or public transport! Take the stairs instead of the lift. Take an hour out of your day to exercise and slowly build it up when you feel comfortable. Stimulate, sculpt and build muscle! Exercising and diet regime are a recipe to better health and toning your body.

Excellent for toning the legs, shaping the body, slimming the arms and doing wonders for your headspace, swimming is the ultimate sport to tone and transform your body. It’s never too late to pop on that swimming costume, whether you’re in the sea or by the pool! A few strokes of front crawl, backstroke or butterfly are invigorating and also tranquil, so take a dip in the water!

If taking a dip in the water is not for you, then doing home workouts or going to the gym is a great way to release endorphins and tone your body…

It's time to get started! If you want results, you have to work hard. Invigorate yourself - drink ample amounts of water, use draining procedures, plus give yourself body massages regularly to keep cellulite from developing and increasing abdominal fat. When you truly put our advice into practice, it won't be long before you start seeing your desired results!

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