Nourish & balance your skin with Clarins

This article is sponsored by Clarins
How your skin changes during the menopause

You might have heard of menopausal symptoms like hot flushes and difficulty sleeping, but did you know that the menopause can also affect your skin?

The menopause usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, and it’s the time when menstruation stops and it’s no longer possible to get pregnant naturally.

Hormonal changes in the menopause have a range of different effects, and a decline in oestrogen levels in particular mean that your skin can be impacted.

This can mean that the skin struggles to protect itself during the day, and to reactivate itself at night, meaning signs of ageing can be accentuated, including loss of skin tone and wrinkles deepening. 

How you can help to support your skin

Enter Clarins, with new Super Restorative Day & Night creams that are specifically developed for menopausal skin. The innovative, reformulated recipes are packed with new plant ingredients, designed to help replenish, recharge and revitalise your skin:

• Organic± harungana, a plant-based version of a ‘retinol like’ ingredient from Clarins*

• Organic± gorse extract helps to fight against skin’s slackening due to the menopause, and is boosted by the power of harungana

Vitamin C helps to even the complexion 

• Organic± date extract helps to improve skin tone balance

• Organic± sea lily extract improves hydration

Meeting your skin’s needs, day & night

The day and night formulas are also designed with what your skin needs at different times of the day and night in mind.

In the morning, skin is more vulnerable and needs protection. This comes in the form of squalene extract in the Day Cream, that helps to reinforce and defend the skin.

In the evening, microcirculation (the blood flow through the smallest vessels in the circulatory system) slows down and needs reactivating. The Night Cream includes organic± service tree bud extract to stimulate this and help to boost skin radiance.

Try: Super Restorative Day Cream, All Skin Types, 50ml- £77

This nourishing day cream, suitable for all skin types, uses organic± harungana to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles. It stimulates the production of collagen to replump the skin and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles.

It offers five main benefits:

•  Instantly brightens and smooths

•  Reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles

•  Lifts and combats slackening

•  Nourishes and moisturises

•  Helps to even the complexion

Available in two textures, a smooth cream for all skin types and a rich, comforting cream for very dry skin, there’s something for everyone.

Try: Super Restorative Night Cream, All Skin Types, 50ml- £81

The night cream gives an intensive treatment to meet the specific needs of aging skin that’s feeling the effects of hormonal changes. As well as harungana, organic± service tree bud helps to stimulate the skin's microcirculation to boost radiance. Available in two textures, for all skin types or for very dry skin, your skin will be left radiant and glowing. 

•  Dermatologically tested

•  Non-comedogenic

How to build your Super Restorative regime

A daily skincare routine can help you feel more beautiful, day after day. Follow the steps below to create your Super Restorative regime.


1. Cleanse and tone your skin with your chosen Clarins facial cleansing and toning products

2. Prepare your skin with Clarins Super Restorative Treatment Essence. This acts as your skin care primer before you apply your chosen serum and day cream

3. Pop on Clarins Super Restorative Remodelling Serum to give a concentrated boost of radiance

4. Apply your Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream, with light pressing motions working from the centre of the face outwards

5. Protect your skin even further with Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50. The oil free formula helps to defend your skin from pollution and sun in the city


1. Cleanse and tone, with your go to Clarins cleanser and toner

2. Smooth on Clarins Super Restorative Remodelling Serum

3. Finish with NEW Clarins Super Restorative Night Cream. For best results warm in your hands first, then press gently outwards over your face

Why Clarins?

Clarins has been one of the biggest names in beauty for over 60 years, from their beginnings as a Parisian spa, through to today, with an iconic product collection brimming with pure plant extracts and essential oils. Combining efficacy with luxury, Clarins creates problem-solving products that deliver results.

Why not explore more products from the Clarins range, to give your skin an even bigger boost?

Responsibly beautiful

Look beautiful whilst caring for the planet with Clarins. The Super Restorative range has a responsible formulation which favours natural, organic± and fair-trade ingredients:

• Organic± gorse extract sourced in France

• Organic± harungana extract from the Jardins du Monde fair trade programme in Madagascar

Plus, the packaging is also designed with the environment in mind, with the jar containing 40% recycled glass, the lid containing 52% recycled plastic and the carton made from cardboard from sustainably managed forests (FSC certified). 

Clarins & the Latte Lounge

Clarins have also partnered with The Latte Lounge, who provide support and community for women over 40. They offer a plethora of information and resources about the menopause, including self-care, well-being and mental health tips, if you need further support.

*Clinical study on 46 women who applied a base containing organic harungana extract (% identical to that of finished product) for a period of 56 days.

^ In vitro tests

±Organic certifying body is ECOCERT GROUP