An anti-ageing trio
effective when it penetrates – preferably deeply – into the skin rather than just sit on the surface of it, the brand put its effort into creating products with textures designed to optimise their absorption. And so three new anti-ageing treatment essences – Multi-active Treatment Essence, Extra-rming Treatment Essence and Super Restorative Treatment Essence – are born. All are designed to soften the skin so it can better absorb the actives with anti-ageing properties, says Marie-Helene Lair, scientic communications director at Clarins.
She adds: “[The bottles are colour-coded and each product is formulated] to work synergistically with its corresponding range. For instance, the Multi-active Treatment Essence is perfect when paired with Multi-active creams.”
Even though the essences are meant to be applied before a serum, Marie-Helene tells me that they are not substitutes for your traditional toners. They don’t possess the cleansing properties of the latter, “so always use a toner beforehand to maximise the efficacy of your regime”.
Fun fact: These essences also take a leaf, so to speak, from the power of owers. Gesturing at the greenery around us, Marie-Helene says this “bio-inspiration” is part of the brand’s commitment to beauty via botany.
To illustrate, she shares that the brand has “poured much research into the remarkable resilience of the pueraria lobata vine from China and Japan, which is often called a pioneer plant for being the rst ora to bounce back from a forest re. We’ve since harnessed the vine’s vitality and collagen-synthesising potential, [using its extracts in our] Super Restorative Treatment Essence.”
Here, more on each plant-packed essence and how they cater to the specic needs of different age groups.
Clarins Multiactive Treatment Essence, $70.