Want A V-Shaped Face? Check Out The New Clarins V Shaping Facial Lift | Clozette


There's no denying that a sharp, defined jawline is still considered the ideal for most. In South Korea, jaw reduction surgery remains to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. That may be about to change. With all the movement towards body positivity and acceptance, brands are also listening and adapting to this shift in sentiment. French luxury skincare brand Clarins, for one, is a label that redesigned their product to cater to the new, modern consumer that values individual beauty.



Launched back in 1998, the V Shaping Facial Lift is now reinvented for the new era. It lifts, depuffs and tightens the skin with the help of its new ingredients. It gives you a sculpted, rejuvenated look without altering your unique features. You could say that it's like the MLBB of skincare — you, but better! Keep reading to know about its key ingredients.


The botanical ingredients


The key ingredients in the new V Shaping Facial Lift include Organic Agropyron Extract (anti-gravity plant extract), Organic Guarana, Plant Caffeine, Zerumbet Ginger Extract and Horse Chestnut Escin. All of these work together to lift sagging skin, reduce puffiness and help define the facial contours. The combination of Organic Guarana and Plant Caffeine limits the formation of new fat cells and destroys lipids to reduce fatty tissue. Meanwhile, the Zerumbet Ginger Extract and Horse Chestnut Escin reduces water retention and stimulates skin microcirculation. 


Clarins V-Shape Studio Pop-up Booth



In Singapore at the ION Orchard, Clarins has a fun pop-up booth where you can try the new V Shaping Facial Lift, get an intensive wrap mask and watch the staff do a demo on how to properly apply the serum for maximum results. Plus, the photogenic booth gives plenty of cute photo opportunities! The Clarins pop-up space is open until 23 June. 


The new V Shaping Facial Lift Contouring Serum retails at SGD122/~USD89.18. It's available in all authorised Clarins counters and on the official Clarins website.


(Cover photo from: @clarinsofficial)


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There was once a time when organic and cruelty-free beauty was considered rare, high-priced, and luxurious. It's a good thing that now, accessible but clean and ethical beauty is on the rise. Soon enough, we're sure we'll be spoilt for choice. The latest one to enter the scene in the region is Naturally Serious


Boasting to take your skin seriously, thus, their brand name, Naturally Serious takes pride in being 'the cleanest brand' currently in the market. Their products are said to be created with no B.A.D (Banned. Ambiguous. Debatable) ingredients traced or found in their formulations. Cool, right? 


Another thing to note about their products is the inclusion of a special anti-pollution blend in their formulation. It's made with natural ingredients and six antioxidants such as pomegranate, goji berry, grape seed, as well as green, white, and red tea. This blend is clinically tested to also help combat signs of ageing caused by daily skin stressors like UV rays and free radicals. 


Now that they've landed in Singapore, watch as we give some of their bestsellers a whirl on the unboxing video above.


(Cover photo from: @naturallyseriousskin)


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First dates can be daunting. How do you make the right first impression? Are you going to have chemistry with the person you’re going out with? But with enough preparation, you’ll have answers to these questions and breeze through the date like a pro. We’re sure you’ve already been told what to bring or what to wear, but we say here are the ones you need to leave behind to ensure that your date goes smoothly.

Prejudice


Before you even set a date with anyone, make sure you leave prejudice behind. Revel in the idea of surprise and uncertainty. You may find your date to be awesome or you may realise they’re not exactly your type. The date may lead to a long-term relationship or it may not. Dating should be fun! Embrace it with an open mind.


4 Things To Leave Behind Before Going On Your First Date - Tension

Tension


When the night of your date is nearing, it’s understandable that you’ll start to feel nervous. But letting your nerves get the best of you can lead to a potentially bad date. When you’re feeling quite tensed, you’ll find it difficult to let your personality shine through.

Sometimes, if you're too nervous, you might even forget to phrase your words correctly. This can lead to miscommunication or misrepresenting yourself. So leave the tension behind. Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage at least an hour before your date to loosen up tight nerves and give you a more relaxed state of mind.


Skin insecurities


We have to admit: getting a pimple can be a downer, especially when it makes its presence known when an important event, like a first date, is right around the corner. Nervousness and stress can definitely encourage the growth of a zit or two. But a new journey must be met with a comfortable attitude.

So tackle the pimple beast head on. Once the pimple is gone, however, it’s the dark marks and scars they leave behind we need to face. Did you know that Asian skin is more prone to acne scarring because of the level of our melanin? But fret not! They may be a new skincare battle, but they’re not something that can’t be won.




We say leave the insecurity brought by acne scars behind with the help of ​Dermatix Acne Scar, which has been proven effective in visibly reducing and lightening the appearance of acne scars and dark spots. ​It ​ ​contains ActivGCS or Snail Slime Extract that speeds up collagen and elastin production, which helps immensely in improving scarred skin. It also moisturises and smoothens the skin’s surface.




Treat recent acne scars with Dermatix Acne scar and you’ll be happy to see scars appear to be reduced in as early as four weeks — so make sure you apply it right on time for your first date.



4 Things To Leave Behind Before Going On Your First Date - Lack of Preparation


Lack of preparation


No one can say how the date will pan out, but like any occasion in your life, it’s best to leave fairweatheredness behind. A day before the date, make sure your grooming is on-point. On the day of the date, make sure to go for an outfit that doesn’t have too many details or knick-knacks that can easily get unfurled or removed. You wouldn’t want to spend the majority of your date fussing with a loose strap or an unfurled bow with the fear of exposing yourself. Always remember: preparedness is key.



Get ready to leave insecurities behind. Grab the Dermatix Acne Scar here.

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