April 11, 2014

CLARINS: BODY S.O.S

Last weekend, I was invited to Clarins: Body S.O.S workshop learn about their body care line.
As a girl/woman, I'm sure we have tons of concerns and problems with regards to our body
and may I say that the most common issue that most of us have been struggling with is - Cellulite.
I myself have been struggling with a cellulite problem for as long as I can remember... If you've been a follower of my blog you would've known that I have had my fair share of weight issues and my weight is constantly fluctuating which has led to the formation of Cellulite, especially on my thighs :( 
Now even with a healthy diet and exercise, Cellulite can be really stubborn and they don't go away completely so how can we target and solve the problem?

At the Clarins Body S.O.S workshop, we were introduced the Clarins body care line products suitable for slimming, firming and hydrating. Did you know that Clarins is the
Bestselling Body Care Brand in Asia has the answer to every women’s body concerns!
After been given the brief introduction, I thought to myself 
"Seems like I'll be finding a solution to my cellulite problems today!!!"

The workshop was really interesting and engaging for us participants as well! I liked how it got us involved with activities such as addressing the concerns we have on our body and sharing which part we liked the most!
 I could tell that majority of us shared the same problem areas which were mainly the "Thighs, tummy and butt" It was quite comforting to hear that as it seems like I wasn't the only one struggling this.
Through this workshop I was recommended 3 products from Clarins that can help improve my
problem areas!

The Clarins expert, Grace, was present at the workshop to talk about these issues can be avoided and how Clarins can be the solution to our problems. 
A detailed explanation was given to us and we were given a thorough run-through of some the ingredients which are present and used in the Clarins Body Care range of products.
Most of these ingredients are plant based which makes them really gentle and suitable for our skin! Without further ado... let's take a look at these products!
From left: 
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control
Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub
Clarins Moisture- Rich Body Lotion
Clarins Extra- Firming Body Lotion
Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream
Clarins Body Shaping Cream

The next part of the workshop was the most engaging as we got to test these products on ourselves!
Thanks to Clarins SG, we were going to walk home that day with some of these products 
so we were taught the order of application and how to apply them when we are at home
 It may seem like a lot of work but if we do it right it's actually really easy and you'll be pampering yourself and at the end of the day your skin will thank you for everything ;) 

First in line is the Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub
Now it is always recommended to exfoliate your skin at least once a week to get rid of impurities and dead skin that resides on the top of your skin. After exfoliating you are clearing your skin and allowing maximum absorption of your products! Not to mention exfoliating also helps renew your skin and you may find yourself with glowing and younger looking skin :) 

I love the scent of this scrub as it wasn't too strong, not sure why but I get super put off by products with a strong perfumed scent. The exfoliating beads in the scrub wasn't too harsh on my skin yet not too minor to the point that I couldn't feel that it was exfoliating (happens with some products!)
In the whole I could feel it working it's magic on me!!! 
 After wiping it off, CHECK OUT MY SKIN!!!
You can obviously tell which was the hand the product was tested on right?!?!
I loved the after effect of the scrub as not only was my skin a shade fairer it felt super
smooth like a baby's bottom! Now that my skin is clean it's time to pack on the magic....

Clarins Body Cellulite Control
This product is said to reduce existing cellulite and slow the formation of new cellulite while reinforcing skin’s firmness. Apparently this is Clarins bestselling product and 1 bottle is sold nearly every 2 minutes worldwide! 
You can google for reviews and look it up, tons of people have had positive reviews for this!
The Clarins Body Cellulite Control contains plant extracts which helps target cellulite as well as refines the surface of the skin!
 Upon seeing the texture I knew I was going to love this product already. One thing about me is that I am a sucker for any Gel-based products. Be it lotions, creams, serums ANYTHING! As long as it's gel based it is bound to catch my attention. I love gel-based products as they feel super light on the skin and not to mention they get absorbed super quickly! You don't have to worry about any residue or sticky feeling after application!
 I was super glad this was exactly what I had expected with the Clarins Body Cellulite Control
Super light and refreshing, quickly absorbed into the skin :) 

Clarins Body Shaping Cream
Next up comes the Clarins Body Shaping Cream which helps work your curves! It helps with toning and firming of the skin as well as minimizing stretch marks. Not only does this product works well on the thighs but you can use it for the tummy, arms, hips as well as your bottom! Anywhere you think needs a little shaping and firming, this cream goes there ;) 
 Since this was a cream-based texture, I was looking forward to see how it would work on my skin.
I liked that it was creamy and rich as it would make an awesome hydrator as well, but if it would absorb was another question.
After application I realized that it took slightly longer than the Clarins Body Cellulite Control to be fully absorbed into my skin. It could be because texture wise this was richer, but it surprised me as it did fully get absorbed in the end and left no sticky feeling after!!!
Success! This was truly going to be my new favorite body cream ;) 


After trying these products out on our hands, we were shown a short demo of how we can apply them right on our problem areas to fully maximize the effect of the products on our body!
It's relatively simple, the most important thing to remember is to use your Knuckles!
So while applying your product, gently use your knuckles to massage the product into your skin.
By using your knuckles, you are stimulating the breakdown of fats/cellulite under your skin and allowing the product to work of them easily :) 

Clarins have also done up a short clip to teach you in detail how this simple massaging technique
can help you get stimulate and get rid of stubborn cellulites!

Aside from these products, Clarins also reminded us that accompanied with healthy living we can 
all achieve the body that we want. It is always important to sleep well, eat well and exercise well!
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 The workshop ended with a photo taking session for all of us and some light refreshments courtesy of
Clarins SG themselves :) 

Thank You so much for having us and for the wonderful products as well :) 
I am proud to say that I've been using them religiously everyday, can't wait to see the results!!!
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Now... we all know how amazing the Clarins Body Conturing and Slimming care line is,
of course we would like to share the love with you guys right?
Clarins SG will be giving away free Body S.O.S Trial Pack 
+ a 15 minute Skin Time Consultation

 All you have to do is tell Clarins your body concerns and they will recommend you the most suitable products to address them! (In particular, slimming, firming, hydration)
If I were you I wouldn't waste another second on this opportunity!
Get your Body S.O.S Trial Pack here
>> http://bit.ly/ClarinsBodySOS_Donna <<
It's completely safe and free so you can get your friends and family to sign up and experience these amazing products by Clarins together :) 

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