I was introduced to Clarins Multi-Active Jour Cream SPF 20 ($54.00) via a deluxe-sized sample. The sample of this moisturizer convinced me to go ahead and purchase the full-sized version. That’s significant for me because there aren’t many products that have made me go out and buy the full-sized version, especially in skincare.
The deluxe-sized sample lasted me nearly a month before I decided to go and purchase the full size so if you see a deluxe sample of this cream, go for it. All I need is a dime-sized amount for moistful (not a real word) goodness.
My skin type
I have very oily skin, large pores on my nose and inner cheeks and suffer from acne scarring. I also have mild hormonal (one or two) breakouts on my chin and cheeks and eye bags that bother the crap out of me.
What it’s supposed to do
A moisturizer that helps visibly minimize fine lines boost radiance, and fight the effects of daytime stress. Encapsulated Teasel extract delivers targeted revitalizing and anti-aging action to where your skin needs it most. Myrothamnus extract visibly smoothes, tones and de-stresses.
Water, Glycerin, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl, Alcohol, Propanediol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Parfum/Fragrance, Cellulose, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dipsacus Sylvestris Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Tromethamine, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disodium Edta, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethiconol, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Diospyros Mespiliformis Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Sanicula Europaea Extract, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Extract, Citric Acid, Lapsana Communis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Furcellaria Lumbricalis Extract, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Maris Sal/Sea Salt/Sel Marin.Ci 14700/Red 4.Ci 17200/Red 33.Polyvinyl Alcohol.Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14 .Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate.
Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 9%, and Octocrylene 2.7%: Sunscreen.
How I use it
I use this cream in the morning and at night. I use it dead last in the morning before makeup and right before applying a sleeping mask at night.
How long I used it
It’s been over a month.
It makes my face extra smooth and contains SPF 20. It’s a heavier moisturizer, but does not feel heavy on my skin. It hasn’t made me break out, either. It’s a dream to apply and makes me feel like I am treating myself when I put it on. It does have a very noticeable floral fragrance that may linger. I generally prefer non-scented skincare, but I happen to be testing a vitamin c emulsion, which smells awful, so I am grateful for the scent covering it.
I only really have fine lines around my eyes which are only noticeable when I smile. It’s hard for me to remember to focus my moisturizer in that area unless I’m using a targeted eye cream. I use a lot of products, and I can’t say it’s providing a boost in radiance on its own but I do feel using it in combination with other products gives my skin the appearance of radiance, or glow.
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