My skincare routine didn’t change from what it was previously. Washing my face twice a day (once in the morning, and then again before bed) and following it up with either the day or night cream. Super simple! I tried my best to avoid wearing makeup for the last month, as well, to give the most accurate review of how my skin handled the cream.
The Multi-Active Day Cream was really attractive to me on paper because of the claims to help “fight the effects of daytime stress for glowing, healthy-looking skin”. While my eye bags reached zombie-level status last month, it had nothing to do with the cream’s performance. The day cream did exactly what it said it would do, providing me with healthy-looking skin on the daily. The subtle fragrance to this cream was also a nice surprise, since most creams made for sensitive skin are usually fragrance-free. I have never been one to buy a face cream for its scent (as I usually prefer them to be odorless), but I didn’t mind this scent at all. My skin also didn’t break out or show more redness than usual, so it was a win for the day cream!
Of the two creams, the Multi-Active Night Cream was the one I was most excited to try. My skin is most misbehaving during the evening; It tends to get very sensitive and dry while I toss and turn and is brutally honest in the mornings about whether or not it’s dehydrated and/or irritated. The Clarins night cream, while lighter compared to other night creams and the rosehip seed oil I was previously using, was not as hydrating as I had hoped for it to be. It felt really nice against my skin and absorbed quickly, but then my skin felt dry in the mornings.
Even after applying quite liberal amounts of cream on some evenings, I still felt that the night cream was not as moisturizing on its own. However, when paired with the day cream, my skin felt like it was getting 24 hour coverage on the moisturizing front.
All in all, I would recommend both of these creams if you’re looking to overhaul both your day and night creams. If you’re only looking to revamp one, my personal experience would lean towards a higher recommendation to the Multi-Active Day Cream.
Disclosure: I received both of these products from Clarins in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.