Addressing your skincare needs
The answers to your skin care problems from the experts at Clarins.
Question: We arrived in Zurich last September and immersed ourselves in skiing. We managed to ski a lot this winter at fairly high altitudes and although the entire family has tanned and we like our healthier and sporty look, I am worried about the negative effects the sun may have on our skin in the long run. Any thoughts are welcome. Mary Anne, Lausanne
Clarins: The sun is a great source of well-being, indispensable to good health and a radiant complexion. But it can also be the primary ageing factor of the skin and to abuse of it causes the skin to dehydrate, age spots to appear and cellular alterations that can have dangerous consequences.
The degree of protection against sunburns, measured by the protection index, is not sufficient to protect the skin from the sun,which is why Clarins offers products that also guarantee a cellular reinforcement.They embellish the skin in order to allow it to maintain its tan and for it to be even more radiant.
As you often go to high altitudes, we recommend you use a sunscreen with a high protection index (SPF 30).
And above all do not forget to renew the application minimum every 2 hours.
And if you wish to prolong the tan, discover our range of self-tanning products that will give you a healthy look 365 days per year!
Question: Thanks for the High Definition Body Lift treatment sample I found in Swiss Style and for sending me an extra copy for my friend. Is there a way of estimating how long it will take to shape up, I need to loose approxi-mately 4 kilos, especially around my thighs and legs? Jennifer, Bern
Clarins: The effectiveness of the Clarins products is firstly tested on cell cultures, thereafter on a panel of volunteers, during a period of 4 weeks. This is the reason why we recommend you use your High Definition Body Lift for at least 4 weeks, in order to evaluate its optimum effectiveness and to benefit from its effects. Of course, this time frame can vary from person to person, according to their skin’s receptiveness.To optimize the impact, we recommend you apply the Smoothing Body Scrub for a New Skin,once or twice a week.
Don’t forget: a cosmetic slimming product, whichever it may be, acts at the skin level and should be used as a supplement to a complete slimming programme. To sculpt your figure, it is important to exercise,follow a balanc-ed diet and to relax,as stress is always an aggravating factor.
Question: Is it necessary to use a day cream and a night cream? Does Clarins have a universal cream that covers both needs? Same question regarding the cleansing milk and tonic: Is there such a thing as a 2-in-1 product? Please understand that I am trying to simplify my life.Many thanks for your answer. Dianne, Geneva
Clarins: We recommend you always use a day cream and a night cream.Our day creams protect against pollution, air-conditioned and overheated environ-ments and exposure to excessive light, and allow the make-up to hold better.The night creams’main property is to hydrate and regenerate the skin to allow for a relaxed skin the following day.It is a question of investment.If you use the same cream twice a day, you will consume it twice as rapidly. Therefore, financially speaking, it comes down to the same, but if you purchase a day and a night cream, you will get a better result.
If you wish to use the same product, day and night, we recommend, according to your skin type and the climate, HydraQuench Cream (for normal to dry skin, with or without SPF 15), HydraQuench Rich Cream (for very dry skin or cold climates) or the HydraQuench Cooling Cream-Gel (normal to combination skin, or hot climates).
We currently have several “express make-up removing products” in our range:One-Step Facial Cleanser(for all skin types), Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser (for normal skin or dry skin) and Water Purify One-Step Cleanser (combination or oily skin).
We’d like to remind you that the regular make-up removal products are not suitable for the eye contour area, as that zone is much thinner than that of the rest of the face. On the entire face, the skin is constituted of three layers of skin: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis, whereas the eye contour zone has only two “layers”:the epidermis and the dermis, which requires the use of specific,non-oily products. For the eye contour, we recommend you choose the Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion, to remove normal makeup, and the Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, for heavy, or waterproof make-up.
Question: Are there things I need to watch for when choosing a sunscreen for my daughter who is 11 or are the regular products OK for children as well? Matthew, Zug
Clarins: We advise you to choose sunscreen products for your daughter with care. Several elements must be taken into account when choosing a sun product for your child: her photo type (fair, dark skin tone, etc), her age, her outdoor activities (water sports, lazing in the sun,sports with or without a t-shirt),the intensity of the sun at the location she will be visiting and the length of her stay.
On our internet site – www.clarins.ch – you will also find a questionnaire named “My Skin Care Planner”, which will guide you through the selection of the appropriate products for you. Our beauty advisors are also at your disposal for a personal consultation. Question: I am 54 and am looking for a very nourishing cream but do not want the “lifting” effect, I just want a rich cream. Does Clarins have some-thing “simple” to offer? Elizabeth, Basle
Clarins: With the Super Hydration range, discover the first-ever skincare products that take into account your skin type,the climate and environment in which you evolve and offer an optimum hydration of the skin. Whatever the circumstances,your skin will maintain its comfort, its glow and beauty.
The HydraQuench Rich Cream for very dry skin, or cold climates: it is rich and nourishing, it soothes skin irrita-tions and the feeling of stretching,and leaves the skin supple while offering an unparallel sensation of well-being. Apply morning and or night, on face and neck. With its specific active properties, the cream generates a better result and contributes to a long-lasting make-up.