The Clarins Shaping Facial Lift is a popular product designed for Asian women to target coutouring on the face.

I have never been much of a believer of a product that makes you slimmer, or makes you look slimmer because most of my experiences with them have not been successful.

However, if we were to look at this product again, it contains plant extracts - guarana extract, zerumbet ginger and kaki extracts, as well as caffeine. Doesn’t sound too different from a skincare product that targets puffiness or tries to energize the skin.

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So, I try to regard the Clarins Shaping Facial Lift as a skincare product rather than a “lifting” or “slimming” product and here are some suggestions how you could consider using it.

 1. Use it as what it is set out to do – Contour! 

Apply this on the skin with the “Clarins Manual Auto-Lifting method” (refer to the Youtube link for the video demonstration). Do not rub the product, but press your palms lightly on the different areas of the face.

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2. Use it as a moisturizer for the face and the neck

The serum product resembles a lightweight gel moisturizer, suitable for oilier skin type although it might not be rich enough for night use, or for drier skin. Of course, you could extend the use to the neck area, which is often neglected in our skincare regime.

The plant-based antioxidants and skin repairing glycerin are useful ingredients for skincare. However, do note that this product contains alcohol.

3. Use it to reduce water retention in the morning

On days when your face look puffy in the morning, try applying the this serum with the lifting method to try to drain excess water. Good last minute remedy if you had too much water (or alcohol) before bed time the night before!

4. Use it to prep the skin before makeup

Pat it lightly onto the skin with your fingers and it will help to provide a smoother texture, great as a prep before applying your foundation!

The Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum retails at S$106 for 50ml bottle. You could also request for a free 5-day trial here.

Image credit: Clarins

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