Clarins Bright Plus vs. Hyperpigmentation: #BBRecruitReview + Video

Hey friends :)

Yes, she's back, fashion week and the subsequent fashion week flu came and (mostly) went, and it's back on the horse we go!

SO. Welcome to a rare but exciting beauty/skincare review in conjunction with which I've been a long-time member of (peep my profile here) who very kindly sent me these products to try out and review. The main concern: hyperpigmentation hunny aka when the melanin is maybe a little too on fleek in some areas. It happens.

Clarins Brightness Hyperpigmentation review Frame Ambition

My personal issues:

I've had a long battle with my skin. Starting with a super early introduction to puberty and its friend acne there have been hereditary skin tags on my neck, scars from a biopsy and laser to combat those and the odd monthly period-announcement-pimple nowadays which also leaves its long-lasting scar. Grizzly stuff, especially for a struggling model out here in these streets!

Frame Ambition Clarins Bright Plus Hyperpigmentation

The products in review:

All from Clarins-

  • Bright Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum
  • Bright Plus Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion (Broad spectrum SPF20)
  • Bright Plus Brightening Repairing Night Cream
  • Everlasting Foundation (in the shade Pecan - 116.8)
Clarins Everlasting Foundation Pecan Frame Ambition
Frame Ambition Clarins Bright Plus Night Cream

I've gone into detail in the video I made for this #BBrecruit beauty review, so peep that down below, but generally good marks for week 1 :) 

Overall Pros:

I dig the light formula of all the products, although they're meant to be quite heavy-duty in repairing and regenerating skin cells, they don't sit heavy or greasy on the skin.

Quite a nice mild scent, especially to the foundation. That's important for many people who suffer headaches/irritation from scented cosmetics, as great as they may be!

Fix my life, Clarins

Fix my life, Clarins

The day moisturiser

The day moisturiser

Overall Cons:

Those prices! If you were to buy all four products at recommended retail price in South Africa, it would amount to about R2600 (approx. US $188). Friends, I'm a student. That's all I'm sayin'.

If you'd like to read more about my thoughts on the individual products, head on to my reviews on Beauty Bulletin here, and let me know in the comments of this post: do you struggle with hyperpigmentation? Have you tried these or other products to get rid of it? How did it go?

Look out on the YouTube channel for a follow-up video on my thoughts at the 2-week mark using the Clarins Bright Plus range and read more reviews on the Beauty Bulletin website here.

Until then honeys, stay golden.