This Serum Will Help Magically Reshape Your Face
A lifted, V-shaped visage is something that most women on an anti-aging skincare journey wish to achieve—most especially in Asia, where faces tend to be more rounded and less chiseled. The slim, defined shape can give you a more youthful appearance and even highlight your other features. But factors like aging and gravity can pull down your skin, making your natural contour look less defined as time passes.
While advancements in cosmetic procedures have made achieving this look easier, not everyone is ready to go under the knife. But skincare technology has progressed as well, especially in the field of anti-aging. French luxury skincare brand Clarins, for instance, has recently released an updated formula to its V-Shaping Facial Lift Serum—a gravity-fighting serum specially formulated for Asians. This product is supposed to help visibly sculpt, slim, and depuff the jawline and contour the face over time. The new and improved version promises more efficacy than the original 20-year-old formula, and it has become a staple for celebrities like Chinese actress Zhong Chuxi.
The star ingredient at work is organic agropyron, a type of grass that grows its roots deep underground to help prevent soil erosion. The Clarins research team was intrigued by its ability to hold soil together—much like how the collagen in our skin supports our tissues and fat cells—and they determined that agropyron extract can help make skin look lifted and, over time, can help resist the pull of gravity.
Other components that supplement the agropyron are organic guarana extract and ginger extract, which help fight against oxidative stress and make the skin look more youthful. Meanwhile, the formula’s inclusion of caffeine and horse chestnut help limit excessive water retention and stimulate microcirculation, making the face look less puffy and bloated.
Besides this new formula, Clarins has also improved its application method: Simply rest your face on your palms, and pull your hands outward. Start with your forehead and eyes and work down to your face, cheeks, jaw, and under the jaw.
Learn more about this skincare innovation by watching the video below.
The Clarins V-Shaping Facial Lift Serum, P5,150, is exclusively distributed by Rustan’s and is available at the following counters: Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza, The Clarins Skin Spa in Makati, Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Cebu, and the Clarins Boutique in Power Plant Mall, Rockwell.