When beauty companies promise to instantly banish those dark spots, enlarged pores and dry patches, I usually take them with a huge pinch of salt. So much so, that even when the mirror at Clarins SkinSpa was telling me that my face looked infinitely clearer and brighter, I was loathe to believe in the long term effects of the treatment… till a week had passed and the complements had not stopped rolling in. Honestly! As a 30-something (nope, you are not getting my real age!) frequent traveler with cringe-worthy lifestyle habits, I have a face peppered with hyper-pigmentation, dehydrated patches and uneven texture – all of which, it seems, are par for the course for Clarins’ new Essential SkinSpa Treatments, which push the boundaries of existing therapies to culminate in high efficacy, long lasting benefits and unparalleled pampering.
Clarins has always prided itself on its high-performance plant-based formulas, which are helped along by the precise and concerted movements of their exclusive 100 per cent manual massage techniques – every Clarins beauty therapist undergoes years of intensive training to master the precise hand movements and techniques, right from the correct weight of the hands to the angle, pace and intuitive touch to ensure deep penetration and absorption. All this is now made even more effective with the launch of the newest generation of ClarinsPRO formulas and reinforced, high performance massage techniques that boost treatment efficacy. The results are immediately visible and long lasting. An added bonus ? You dont have to prioritise your skin problems and can even combine two different treatments – in my case, whitening and hydration – for the best looking skin ever!
Excerpted from Casaviva India, May 2011