Spring Is Here: Get Glowy (Sans Sun) with Clarins

As soon as the seasons change, so does my skincare regimen. Sure, I slather on the SPF-infused moisturizer year-round, but now that it’s spring, I’m looking to liven up my pale Northeast complexion – without any damaging rays of sun. Cue Clarins to the beauty rescue.

I spoke with one of the brand’s insiders, who gave me the scoop on its new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster. Which, as it happens, is what super-chic celebrity stylist Sophie Pera uses to maintain her enviably bronzed complexion. I dare you to tell me you’re not preemptively obsessed after watching the video below.


Simply mix three drops of the product with your moisturizer or night cream, apply to your face, neck, and décolleté, and voilà – a healthy, even, natural-looking tan. Now that the face is covered (so to speak), what about the body? Our Clarins insider recommends the brand’s Self Tanning Instant Gel. Its quick-drying formula means there’s no need to wait before getting dressed. Score.

And for the pre-glow prep? Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. For an easy at-home scrub, mix 1 teaspoon granulated sugar with 1/2 teaspoon honey and a little squeeze of fresh lemon, then apply. Or step up your glow game by using Clarins’s two recs: Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream with Microbeads for the face, and Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin everywhere else.

Our Clarins Skincare Boutique opens Wednesday, April 9, at 3PM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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April 9, 2014