Try Clarins' Brightening Revive Night Mask-Gel and other new additions

Try Clarins' Brightening Revive Night Mask-Gel and other new additions

Spot-free skin

Text: Renée Batchelor

Clarins' White Plus skincare range has been popular among its many Asian fans. The newest products include an innovative night mask, cleansers and treatment lotions

Healthy, spot-free skin. According to Clarins, that's what Asian women want when it comes to their complexions. It seems spots only good on dalmations and in a Yayoi Kusama art piece. To prevent any mild freckles and pigmentation from developing into anything further — think unsightly splotches on your face — you'll need a good set of brightening skincare in your arsenal. Using the power of acerola (or cherries in normal speak), along with lady's mantle and sandspurry, the brand has developed a 360° way to prevent, correct and control dark spots.

Start your whitening regimen with step one — cleansing. Clarins' new Brightening Creamy Mousse Cleanser truly leaves a comfortable finish while stripping the face clean of any makeup and up to 84 per cent of external aggressors... aka as the stuff you can't see that's still sitting on your skin. Next, take your pick from two treatment lotions: Aqua and Milk, depending on your preference. Every good brightening regimen needs a power-packed serum, and the Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum remains unchanged from last year, but contains all the anti-dark spot action needed for a flawless visage, making it a must-have for anyone serious about even-toned skin.

Clarins Brightening Revive Gel
This year, you can also expect new formulations for the emulsions — the finishing steps before your sunscreen. Pick from a version with or without an SPF25 — both give a plumped-up, velvety-matte finish on the skin. Probably the star product this year, the Brightening Revive Night Mask-Gel, is a lightweight night cream that doubles up a sleeping mask.  Just apply the mask as thickly as you require for your skin's needs. Tip: Apply generously a few times a week or when you're sleeping in air-conditioning. Unlike most night treatments, this gives the skin a sensation of instant freshness while working hard to help skin regain clarity while decreasing the yellowness in the skin that makes it look dull and tired. Literally a mask that leaves skin less yellow and more mellow — it's the perfect sensorial indulgence that actually works.

Available now at Clarins counters and stores