Clarins Total Body Lift Review
Clarins are a well respected name in the world of beauty, and are known for their upmarket cosmetics and body creams which are usually sold through department stores or online. They trade heavily on their natural credentials, emphasising that their products contain plant extracts and aren’t tested on animals. The brand is pitched at the premium end of the market and is not cheap, although supplies can be got for a better price on sites such as Amazon or Ebay. The product is designed to be used both morning and evening, and should be applied to the affected areas in long, sweeping movements up the hips and towards the waist. It claims to moisturise and smooth the skin as well as reducing the appearance of even the most stubborn cellulite. Using the product morning and night should produce results within 2 weeks.
How does Clarins Total Body Lift Work?
The main ingredients in the cream are caffeine to stimulate and energise the skin and help the skin absorb the other ingredients in the cream, horse chestnut which is usually used to treat broken veins, uncaria tomentosa which is an anti-inflammatory product, silicon to smooth the skin and Butcher’s Broom, used to repair broken blood vessels. The product also contains several ingredients whose uses and properties are not explained, such as the mysterious Cangzhou Root Extract, Agrimony or Garcinol. There is no information given on the Clarins website about what these ingredients add to the product and therefore it is impossible to know whether they have any effect on the condition of the skin. Results of trials carried out by Clarins appear to suggest good results, with twice daily use appearance of cellulite improved by up to 38.2%, and measurement round the thigh was reduced by 3cm. Many of the reviews elsewhere on the internet are equally positive about the product, with users reporting good results, as long as it is used twice a day.
Total Body Lift may not be suitable for everyone, as some of the ingredients can aggravate eczema or other skin conditions in people with sensitive skins. The smell is very distinctive and herbal, and some users find that it is too strong. When you add these factors to the problem of the lack of scientific proof that the active ingredients actually have any effect on the cellulite, it is probably advisable to try a more proven product instead of investing in this one.