I love Clarins. But I didn’t used to. In Europe, the brand is famous. And of course now, so is the whole Courtin-Clarins family. But when I was growing up, I didn’t see much of Clarins in Singapore, and to be honest, I just thought it was for old people.
So I’m glad that my job has afforded me a few great opportunities to try Clarins’ treatments, particularly once when I did a facial and a massage while I was severely jetlagged. I slept through most of it and came out glowing. And I’m pretty sure it wasn’t from the nap.
This time I went to try one of their new Tri-Active Treatments, each designed for visible results, but naturally I chose The Sculptor, which contours the body while reducing water retention and other uncomfortable stuff to make you look slimmer. Naturally this was for me.
The only major issue I had with the treatment was timing. I was in a rush and had booked the treatment for 12pm, but we didn’t start until 12.30pm. But if there’s anything Clarins has pat down, it’s service. And I totally blame the tai-tai who came before and was probably late to her appointment anyway. I said I needed to be done before 2pm and done I was though they didn’t skimp on the treatment in any way. And the treatment is good. The exfoliation is done with a liquid so there’s no messy rice grains or whatever that you need to shower off. The massage designed to reduce water retention was firm with long strokes but not too vigorous that it stresses you out. Finally, a cream is applied leaving you fresh and ready to face the day feeling slightly slimmer.