The first products that masseur Jacques Courtin-Clarins sold out of his salon in 1954, were body treatment oils.
Almost six decades on, Clarins is still known for its body treatment products that promise to smoothen skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The new Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert is a lightweight gel moisturiser that leaves the skin with a velvety finish, and lightly perfumed (we are loving the refreshing floral scent).
Think of it as invisible Spanx. After application, my skin immediately looked smoother, and feel just that tad firmer and tighter.
Its star ingredient is a quince leaf extract that acts on the adipose fat cells to smoothen the dimpling on skin caused by cellulite. Eight plant extracts are also added to lift, and firm the skin.
For sure, applying this gel alone will not give you a firmer and tighter cellulite-free silhouette.
Use the Body Fit with regular exercise (be it circuit training at the gym or the #BBG at home), and a sensible diet (which includes the occasional burrata rucola pizza and fudge ice cream) for best results.
To complement the contouring gel, Clarins also rolls out the Brightening Body Veil to keep skin fairer and hydrated. With broad spectrum SPF 20, it protects the skin from UV rays that could lead to pigmentation and wrinkles (sagging and wrinkly skin on the arms and legs will give your age away no matter how well-maintained your face is).
This non-sticky body moisturiser also contains moisturising glycerin, and skin-brightening Vitamin C derived from acerola, lady’s mantle and sandspurry extracts.
With this season’s trending cropped, off-shoulder tops, as well as high-waisted shorts, we are keeping these two products handy.