Friday, October 4, 2013

Beauty find- Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Apparently this is a cult classic and one of Clarins best selling product. According to the company one is sold around the world every 20 minutes! I only discovered it a few weeks ago while reading a random beauty product article and after reading a lot more positive reviews (here and here) decided to try it out.
It claims to re-energize the look of tired and dull skin, and as mom’s we know exactly what that looks like. This one product acts almost like a moisturizer, primer and skin brightener all in one. It contains witch hazel and elastin to minimize the look or pores and fine lines and tighten skin. You can wear it alone or over moisturizer if you have dry skin, but you can also wear it as an intensive mask.
After using it a few times in the morning my verdict is that it works great! I noticed a difference in the appearance in my skin for sure, it just looked more ‘energized’ and fresh. Allure magazine said it perfectly- "its like a shot of espresso for the face". It looked a lot different than just wearing normal moisturizer. This cream won Allure Magazine 'Best of Beauty' award in 2011, 2012 and 2013. 
But do not expect miracles, no cream will ever replace the effects of a good 7 hour sleep. Anyone still remember those? the kind of sleep you got before you had kids. Sleep is still unfortunately one of the main ingredients for better skin, but until that becomes norm I’ll definitely be relying on a little help from the beauty industry, especially this cream. You can buy it at Sephora and Shoppers Drugmart in Canada. 

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