Come March, Clarins Singapore will launch the all-new White Plus Total Luminescent range. Apparently skin acts like millions of “micro-mirrors” at every layer which reflects light, hence the collection is aimed at reviving rosy, luminescent skin. It has truly been a sensorial experience, especially with the omission of the Sea Lily in the formulation, and that the products smell really divine! [ Press Information ]
I’ve just started on this whitening regimen last Monday, and have since saw a discrepancy with my skin tone by end of the week. Note that my previous routine did not contain any brightening products, the difference has been more apparent.
▶ DAY CARE
※ Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Brightening Soft Aqua-Milk
※ Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion with Aloe Vera [ Write-Up ]
A double dose of comfort; the Aqua Milk brightens and drenches dehydrated skin and I used the Toning Lotion afterwards to plump up my skin. I seriously love this cheery concoction!
※ Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum
Compared with the previous White Plus HP formula which is a runny consistency, the new serum is a gel and absorbs easily into the skin.
※ Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Brightening Hydrating Emulsion
I love the non-SPF version of the White Plus HP Whitening Velvet Emulsion [ Write-Up ], but it will soon be retired although the SPF moisturizer will still be available. The new product is immensely hydrating that I have forgone cream formulas at night.
※ Filorga Eau Anti-Age Mist [ Brand Write-Up ]
The ultra-fine drops are infused with a cocktail of 15 ingredients to combat premature aging. As mentioned in my 2012 round-up, it softens bare skin exceptionally well, and feels even better when moisturized.
As for SPF protections, I periodically rotate the ones in my current stash.
▶ NIGHT CARE
I kept most of what’s used in the day, and made some adjustments to prevent moisture loss while the skin goes into ‘repair mode’ when I sleep.
※ Clarins White Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel
I alternate the Toning Lotion with this gentle exfoliating lotion to eliminate dead cells and cleanse pores.
※ FaceQ Ocean + Aloe Masks
Like a reservoir in one pack, these are the most thirst-quenching masks I’ve tried so far.
※ Filorga Meso-Mask
In keeping up with the whitening ‘theme,’ this weekly masks radiates and treats wrinkles simultaneously. I have yet to see any improvement with the latter although once removed, skin feels suppler.
※ Filorga Sleep And Peel
Another one that facilitates cell turnover to reveal translucent skin, I alternate with the Brightening Hydrating Emulsion.
As for my eyes, I’m still using the same Estée Lauder combo – review will be up next week!