Let me just start with the one I'm picking up first. It seems like as good a place to begin as any! While I do makeovers on customers all day, I'm constantly washing my hands and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, so my hands feel dry and tight all of the time. I don't like it, and I don't think it's that nice up against the faces of my customers. Since I don't like to completely demolish other counters' testers, I spread the wealth and through the course of my time in the department have sampled hand creams and supposed "miracle treatments" from just about every line out there. The Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream is hands-down the best (pardon the bad pun!). So, when I heard that Clarins was offering two 3.5 (full size) Hand and Nail Treatments for only $40 in their Happy Hands and Nails package, I realized Christmas had come early. (Normal retail price for one of these is $29) Next up is the Head to Toe Heaven Gift Set, which includes a .34 fl oz Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser, a .53 fl oz Moisture Quenching Hydra-Care Cream, a .53 fl oz Beauty Flash Balm, a 3.5 oz Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, and a 6.8 fl oz Moisture-Rich Body Lotion. With all of this bow to stern pampering for only $62, it's a great way to launch your own voyage into Clarins skincare, or to convince someone else to try it. For anyone whose skin needs some revitalizing (especially for those who want to fade some irritating freckles, hyperpigmentatino or other discolorations), the Brightening Solutions Gift Set is a must-have. I use these products, and my melasma has faded considerably. I've also got that whole healthy radiance thing going on. In the kit: a 1.7 fl oz Bright Plus HP Protective Day Lotion SPF 20, a .53 fl oz Bright Plus HP Repairing Brightening Night Cream (the bomb!), and a .34 Bright Plus HP Firming Brightening Essence, all for $55 USD. Here's what else you can expect from Clarins this holiday season:
- Extra-firming Solutions Gift Set - Any skin type can benefit from this set. You'll get Extra-Firming Day Cream for All Skin Types ( 1.7 fl oz ), Extra-Firming Night Cream for All Skin Types ( 0.53 fl oz ), and Extra-Firming Concentrate ( 0.34 fl oz ). $85
- Super Restorative Solutions - Bring new life to your skin with this set. This is what's inside: Super Restorative Serum ( 1.0 fl oz ), Super Restorative Day Cream ( 0.53 fl oz ), and Super Restorative Night Cream ( 0.53 fl oz ). $125 USD
- Happy Hands and Lips Gift Set - Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm ( 0.46 oz ) and Hand and Nail Treatment Cream ( 1.06 fl oz ). What else is there to add? $25 USD
- Color Quench Trio - Hydration, color, and shine in one product. And you get three of 'em! Colour Quench Lip Balms in 02 Caramel, 03 Rose Pink, and 04 Coral Pink. $29 USD
- Extra-Firming Exceptional Eyes Set - Peel back the years (and those last few hours of no sleep) with this set! Advanced Extra-Firming Eye Contour Serum (0.7 fl oz), Wonder Volume Mascara (0.23 fl oz, 01 Wonder Black), Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion (1.7 fl oz), and Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch (0.03 oz). $65.
- Super-Restorative Exceptional Eyes Set - Need a bit more help in the eye area? Try this set. Advanced Extra-Firming Eye Contour Serum ( 0.7 fl oz ), Wonder Volume Mascara ( 0.23 fl oz, 01 Wonder Black ), Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion ( 1.7 fl oz ), Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch (0.03 oz). $75 USD.