Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sleep in a jar? Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream

After I finished my Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Face Cream which was nice and rich - perfect for night use I had the fun task of trying to find another night cream. I had always been curious about the Clarins Multi-Active collection which claims to correct the appearance of early lines and wrinkles and neutralise harmful effects of fatigue, and in the end I bought the Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery Comfort Cream which is intended for dry skin.

I've noticed that the latest trend in skin care seems to be products that claim to give you the same benefits as a good nights sleep would. So similar to the new and updated Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, the Multi-Active night cream is like 8 hrs sleep in a jar to help renew and repair the skin through boosting the cellular renewal and help skin to recover sleep debt. This should combat the appearance of early wrinkles and your skin should look refreshed, smooth and toned in the morning.

Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE my sleep, and I desperately need it to function properly otherwise I walk around like a zombie, which Him Indoors will gladly confirm for you. But even if I most of the time do get my beauty sleep, I still want to benefit from these new miracle creams too - perhaps it will even double the effect! Apparently the key ingredients to boost cellular renewal and repair any damage are kiwi extracts, Imudilin (an amino acid molecule) and carob extracts . To help restoring softness there's also shea butter - this old classic ingredient to help sooth and comfort the skin.

The texture of the cream isn't as thick as you might expect from some night creams, but it has a pleasant density to it, thicker than a lotion and you do need to massage it in gently for it to be absorbed by the skin. It smells fresh, natural and a little bit herbal and it doesn't make your skin greasy or sticky which is really nice. Waking up in the morning my skin has felt refreshed, smooth and supple and it has looked radiant and rested too. Although I do feel as if I need to use quite a lot of it to give my skin a good coverage and to get that comforting feeling from the cream. I would imagine that if I had used the multi-active serum and the day cream as well, that the effect from the creams would probably reinforce each other and be even longer lasting, and at some point I might try doing just that with a product range.

I have enjoyed using the night cream, but I'm not completely certain that I will repurchase it when it's done. Both my skin and I am craving something really rich and hydrating and since it'll definitely be colder and harsher weather by the time this cream is finished, I'll probably go for something a bit heavier. Do you have a favourite night cream that you would recommend?

40 comments:

  1. Great review! I'm looking for a new night cream and I like my creams to be really rich especially during the winter time when my skin is the driest. Would you rather recommend the Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Face Cream or the Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream?

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    1. Hello Amelie - thank you so much, that's really nice of you. In all honesty I prefer the Estée Lauder cream I just feel it's richer and does more for my skin :o). Xx

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  2. i am using the body shop nutriganics smoothing night cream but now days weather start changing so i want to try something new , nice review dear, you always has great choice in products!!!!!!!

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    1. That's so lovely of you, thank you very much! Xx

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  3. La Roche Posay Nutritic Riche is amazing!

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    1. Thats's a great recommendation. I've never tried La Roche Posay, so thank you for that :). Xx

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    1. Happy Tuesday to you too, although I wish it was Friday already LOL. Thanks a million! Xx

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  5. Wow now I have to try this product ! I don't mind spending extra bucks on skin care products ... Thanks for the awesome review dear !
    Kisses
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    1. Thank you so much that's so nice of you. I'm the same, I'll invest in skincare! Xx

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  6. I have tried this cream, and I like it too.
    Great post dear! Keep posting!
    Sigue así guapa!
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    1. That's so lovely - thank you very much! Following you now and hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  7. Great review, even though you said you probably wouldn't repurchase, I'm still really tempted to try it! I use my Clarins HydraQuench Cream for normal to dry skin at night which isn't specifically a night cream but it's worked well for me upto now. saying that, with the weather getting colder I'm in desperate need to switch to something richer. I also often use a moisturising mask and just leave in on over night, I love the body shop's vitamin e one!

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    1. I can't make up my mind whether to go for the HydraQuench cream as new day cream or something else. I love Estee Lauder's Hydrationist and to be honest there's not a lot that lives up to that for me :o). Xx

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  8. Me too love my slepp like anything! nice review charlotte!
    I am still looking for my HG night cream!

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    1. Thanks a million, I hope you'll find one that you really like soon :o). Xx

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  9. Want to try this one, Thanks for the review.

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  10. Great Review! Love the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Night Cream :)
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    kisses :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the recommendation, I'll check it out! Following you too, and hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  11. I know what you mean. I've also had some moisturisers that I quite liked using but when it came time to repurchase, I jut wasn't excited! This sounds pretty good though, and I am on the market for a new night cream! Thanks for sharing. xx

    Fernanda @ Ferdie's Beauty Finds

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    1. Thanks a million! I've had some good recommendations here today so I might try one of them instead :o).

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  12. Great post! I'm not a night cream fan. I use a very thick and rich day time moisturizer as my nightcream and it's been working well for over 5 years. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, that's very sweet of you! Absolutely, whatever works and is comfortable. Xx

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  13. I enjoyed reading this review...I'm going to check this cream out x

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    1. Hiya Rosie - thanks so much for visiting and for leaving a comment. I hope you'll like it - let me know what you think of it, if you get it :o). Xx

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  14. This sounds like a lovely cream, although I don't think I could justify spending this much on a face cream xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I know what you mean - it is a lovely cream, but if you're not loving everything about it then I'm not sure it's worth it. Xx

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  15. That sounds great - I don't get a lot of sleep - maybe 5/6 hours every night so I think my skin would really benefit from something like this

    xx

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    1. I would be a complete wreck but we're all different. Him Indoors is the same and can functioning with 5 hrs... maybe I've been a koala in a previous life... Anyway, if you try it - let me know what you think :o). Xx

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  16. Great review, I'm looking for a night cream and this has really helped :)

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    1. Hiya Jen and thanks a million for visiting! That's so nice of you - thank you, hope you'll be back soon to visit :o).

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  17. This sounds lovely, nothing better than waking up to radiant, nice skin! x

    Kathryn
    effievanity.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Completely agree, and that way this cream definitely works! Xx

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  18. Great Review!

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  19. I used to work for Clarins and while I loved their skin care line and still think it is one of the best, I can't afford it. I swear by Cetaphil Daily Advanced Lotion in the pump! It can make your skin kind of tacky feeling if you put too much on, but I have never had nicer skin since using it! I use one pump and rub my hands together and moisturize my hands, then use the rest on my face and neck and chest because one pump will moisturize all those areas very nicely! I highly recommend this product. I use it morning and night!

    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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    1. Hey Pip - thanks a million for the recommendation. What a great experience - you must have learned a lot at Clarins :o). Xx

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  20. Great review!

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    1. Thank you so much, hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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