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I used to be a busty beauty , I had the perfect bust until I had my children. The change really happened after giving birth to my second child, I got a few stretch marks on my chest, dropping and sagging too, this was an upsetting situation for me as I was still young but again this is one of many things that happen to us women after giving birth. It was my midwife at the time recommended using the Clarins bust beauty gel as she sympathetically understood my concerns with my horrid boobs. I have now been using this magical gel for nine years.
Clarins bust beauty gel costs a fortune , £35.00 for a 50ml bottle. You can buy the bust beauty gel from Boots , Debenhams and John lewis stores. For some reason I have to ask for the gel as its under the counter hidden away never on display.
Packaging for the Clarins bust beauty gel is simple, in a white cardboard box with red writing on it clearly stating what the product it.
Clarins bust beauty gel bottle is made from thick clear glass and feels heavy. It has a white lid and when removed there is a pump action dispenser. Dispenser pushes down and a small blob of thick cold gel comes out, one blob is enough when it comes to applying.
The texture of the gel is thick, cold, light orange in colour and heavy. I cant smell much from the gel, if anything it has a refreshing clean smell that's very mild.
Clarins bust beauty gel is for firming up the bust area helping reduce stretch marks, toning and giving a lift to the chest. I am not sure what the actual ingredients are seems to contain things I have never heard off. Clarins mostly use natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals, no animal testing all good things from this company.
To apply Clarins bust beauty gel you start by rubbing the gel into your hands and gently massage onto the breasts working the gel into the skin up to the neck area. Even with the gel spread between my hands it stays cool during the application. The gel absorbs into the skin quickly and is non greasy or sticky. After the gel has absorbed my skin and chest feels smooth and soft like it does with a moisturiser and there is no traces of the gel.
I used my first bottle of gel over a two month period applying it one everyday, I noticed a change within a week hence I continued to use the product. I have no signs of any stretch marks on my chest at all. I do feel I have a younger looking bust, it really does give a lift and tones the area. Toning is most noticeable on my neck where the skin has tightened. My husband loved the results so much that I have continued to buy the Clarins bust beauty gel. I don't think ill be able to ever give it up. I feel and look more confident with my bust and in summer I was able to wear low cut tops again. When mother nature comes for her monthly visit the gel has helped soother my achy chest and gives some relief from the pain also.
The price tag is expensive but for me it has been totally worth it and also saved a small fortune trying this first because I could have wasted more money on bust lifting products that wouldn't have worked this well.
I cant rate this Clarins bust beauty gel high enough. 5 dooyoo starts from me and a total recommendation to give it a try. This really is a magical gel that has worked wonders on me so much i went on to have another two children.
Although I do admit to liking premium branded beauty products, I'm not keen on the premium price tag that tends to accompany them (who is?) so when I was given a full sized product by my husband's Aunty recently I wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
The product in question is Clarins Bust Beauty Gel which my review will now focus on..
This product was actually renamed with 'extra lift' in the title but is apparently the same item. This is only the information I have been given by my hubby's aunty who has used this in the past but as she is now in her early 80's she said she didn't think she needed it now, and as it was part of a Clarin's gift set she didn't want it to go to waste either so passed it onto myself. I have heard mixed reviews about this from various people I know and one particular friend claims it's 'never made any difference to her chest' (in her words) so when I was given this I decided to use it with an open mind..
The bust gel comes housed in a cylindrically shaped bottle which is upright standing and is transparent. Because of the clear bottle we can see that the contents are a bright orange in colour and has a similar look to the Pure Melting Gel for the face which is also in the Clarins range. To access the gel there is an easy to operate nozzle placed directly on top which emits the gel via a pump dispensing mode.
As with the majority of Clarins products they seem to let the products do the speaking for themselves and like to canvass their products as being simple, plain but elegant and this is reflected in the packaging here as well as apart from the basic white lid and white lettering of the logo the bottle is rather simplistic apart from the rim around the neck (which is in a gold colour) there is little that stands out.
My experience of using this.
I must just start by saying I haven't tried many treatments that are meant to target the chest area so I have little to compare to other similar products. I did once use one by Avon that was designed for the neck and chest but it had little impact and apart from leaving my skin feeling greasy seemed to do little else, so I was looking forward to testing this 'branded' product out.
On removing the lid there is a simple to use pump nozzle which when pressed dispenses the gel quite slowly but with relative ease. The gel is a much paler orange when released from the bottle and is quite transparent with more of a slight hue to it. As it is a gel it has an oily/ greasy texture whilst I found the consistency to be relatively thin which was a surprise as I expected it to be of a much thicker viscosity.
The fragrance is hard to pinpoint if I'm honest apart from saying it has a fresh, generic 'gel' scent that reminds me again of the pure melt cleansing gel I have previously used.
On applying a small amount to my chest and decolletage area, I found it to be very cooling and refreshing on contact with my skin. A small 'blob' seemed to suffice as the gel can be applied quite liberally by just using one or two presses from the pump dispenser so a little goes a long way.
As I'm a small build I also have a chest size to match (which is adequate enough!) so have never really felt the need to make things more 'perky' in that area but if it's something for free then it's certainly worth trying to see if there is any noticeable difference.
I have been using this on an evening time just before bed and have found that the gel rubs in instantaneously and though it doesn't exactly feel greasy afterwards there is a definite oily residue. The residue is only slight though and doesn't feel too uncomfortable or tacky though I can tell it's different from my usual all over body cream, though it doesn't make my clothes stick to my skin so isn't a problem.
The bust beauty gel contains something called Vu Sua extract which supposedly enhances bust firmness, though personally I haven't heard of it before.
It also claims to be for all skin types, mositurising and anti aging but did it work?
I must admit over a period of nearly two weeks of using this my skin definitely feels firmer and seems to have more elasticity than previously. The gel turns almost oily on application so rubs in with ease as mentioned and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and moisturised, unlike some gels which can leave a taut, tightening effect this seems to be the opposite.
I like how this leaves my skin feeling especially the decolletage area as it feels soft and supple and is noticeably firmer as is my chest so it's a win - win situation really.
If interested this can be purchased for around the £40 mark (currently £40.50 to be exact at Boots, Sept 11') for a 50 ml bottle, and whilst I couldn't afford to buy this regularly, I think I may save my next voucher payments (from the survey sites I partake in) towards this at Boots!
I can really take or leave Clarins products, having had success with some things but not overly impressed with others, but this is a very impressive gel that does indeed do as it says for once. Because of the high price I am deducting one star though, but that is the sole reason as it really is a very impressive product that if money wasn't such an issue I would buy and use on a regular basis.
An impressive product that works as well as feeling refreshing and hydrating the skin at the same time - well done Clarins!
Clarins isn't a Beauty Brand that I can often afford to buy as their products are usually quite pricey so I will only ever treat myself to a Clarins product every now and again. But a few of the girls at work had been talking about this "Clarins magic gel!" (in their words) that supposedly gives your bust a lift and improve the firmness. I had previously been using an Avon cream designed to do the same thing and I had actually ran out of the stuff, so that gave me a perfect excuse to go out and buy the gel they had all been talking about!
The Clarins Bust Beauty Extra-Firming Gel comes in a smallish 50ml bottle and is Orangey/Gold in colour (remind me of Golden Syrup!) It has a screw off lid and the liquid does run out of the bottle very easily - sometimes a bit too easily so be careful how much you pour! The key active ingredient in the product is something called Vu Sua which I've never heard of in my life to be honest but it apparently it is an extract that enhances long lasting bust firmness.
I am only 21 years old so I don't have major problems with my bust line yet, but since I have already had 1 baby I have started early with the Beauty creams! The Avon cream I had been using had actually been quite good so this Clarins gel had a lot to live up to considering I'd paid £32 for it compared to the meer £8 I usually spend on the Avon stuff. To apply the gel, I had to put a small amount on my hands and apply lightly in a sweeping motion from the bottom of my breasts up to the direction of my neck. The directions also told me to use the gel in the morning to make the most of the immediated tightening effect.
I wouldn't agree with Clarins that this has an "immediate" tightening effect as I didn't really see any noticeable difference straight away, it was actually almost a week or so into using the gel that I started to notice an improvement in my bust line. It was definetely a lot firmer and I did sort of feeling like I was wearing an invisible bra! This was exactly the result I wanted so I was pleased and I didn't mind that it had taken a week or so to see results as my common sense tells me not to expect immediate results from ANY beauty product.
It's also worth mentioning that the gel isn't sticky or greasy and absorbs very quickly into your skin which is handy and doesn't delay you when getting dressed in the morning. As this gel is so quick and easy to apply and literally takes me about 20 seconds every morning, it quickly became a reacurring part of my morning regime and sadly that did mean I ran out of the gel quite quickly - not good when it costs £32 a pop! I managed to buy another bottle for a little bit cheaper on Ebay and I now apply it every other day instead to try and make it last me a bit longer.
Overall I'd say this is a very good little gel with definite results (although not as fast as Clarins would like you to believe) it's just a shame it is so expensive!
I've always been proud of my boobs; despite the fact that I'm naturally 'busty' (as my mum would say) I've never really suffered from any sagging or droopiness as I've got older. Just lately though I'm not feeling as perky as usual - oh, I know the reason as I've been in this place a few times over the years. Pregnancy. You go for nine months with your boobs gradually getting bigger, this time around mine actually had the appearance of implants as they took on such a rounded-melon shape. Then you give birth and *pow* your humps deflate quicker than a helium balloon over the BBQ.
I first used Clarins Bust Beauty Gel after having my (now) four year old daughter, it came in a gift set I received at the time and after using it for a couple of months after the birth I was amazed by the uplifted results in my boob area. So when I found out I was pregnant again last year I decided to buy a bottle in ready for the inevitable drop in form.
The product is a gel, actually now called Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel. It works by enhancing the effect of your 'natural bra' (Clarins stupid phrase, not mine) which is located within the area of skin that forms a triangle between the point of your chin and your nipples. You pump out a small amount of the gel and massage your breasts in an upwards motion, also the skin of your chest right the way up to the base of your neck. Obviously, this needs to be done in privacy unless you want to give your husband/partner/builder the shock of their lives - although much fun was had on the one occasion that Mark walked in on my while I was applying the gel.
As the product is in gel form it's wonderfully cool; the larger-breasted ladies on Dooyoo will understand when I say it definitely cools the heat you may experience beneath your boobs, this is a fabulous side effect in my opinion as on warm days I feel 'hot' (and not in a good way!) around my breast area - it was also excellent after having David as although I didn't breast feed I did have a nasty burning sensation as my milk dried up.
The gel isn't sticky to use and rubs in as smoothly as an oil, it dries much quicker than you think it will considering the fact that the gel has quite a 'wet' consistency as it comes out of the bottle. While I wouldn't say it leaves a residue on my skin, for me there is a definite sensation of something being *there* for a couple of hours after application. This isn't a bad feeling and actually reassures me that the gel is working nicely, it causes a tightening of my skin which is presumably what creates the lifting effect and again this is a very reassuring sensation.
The amazing thing is that this gel actually works. It does, and if you read on I will tell you about an experiment I conducted. I couldn't really see a huge difference while my boobs were still recovering from having the baby, but within a couple of weeks I noticed I was definitely getting back the breast shape I had before putting my body through yet another pregnancy. The gel is a short term measure; once you stop using it you'll find the effects will gradually disappear and you'll be back to square one. This shouldn't come as a surprise though as once the elasticity has started reducing in your breasts it won't magically reappear just because you've decided to start buying an expensive bust cream, the only way to bring your boobs back to the shape and size they were ten years ago is to have surgery - which is a bit drastic for the everyday woman.
One bored week in February I did a completely unscientific experiment and only applied the gel to my left breast, after around five days I could definitely see in the mirror that that one looked perkier and within the span of a week I looked decidedly asymmetrical! I quickly began 'doing' the right boob too so that it would catch up as I got quite paranoid that this could be seen through my clothing, which it couldn't - the gel isn't that miraculous! Another way I can tell that this isn't entirely a placebo product (which it undoubtedly is in part) was the fact that while using it for the first time four years ago I was wearing a gel-filled bra which moulded its shape around my breasts, this bra would keep the shape even when I didn't wear it for a few days. I remember wearing a different bra for around three weeks and when I came to use the gel-filled one again (while religiously using the Clarins gel every morning) my breasts were definitely more uplifted than they had been and I had to allow the bra to mould itself to my new shape.
There is a slight drying effect when using the Bust Beauty gel and this is quite annoying as applying a rich body cream does tend to negate the tightening effect of the product, it's not a visible dryness but I can feel the area underneath my neck in particular becoming dry and less soft than it should be. I offset this by using the gel in the morning and an intense body butter at night before I go to bed, this works but if I forget to apply the butter for a couple of nights the dryness seems to come back worse than before.
I do love this product though and am more than happy to pay £35 for a 50ml bottle. You only need to use a fairly small amount and even if used on a daily basis (twice some days if I'm feeling particularly insecure, or have a big night planned!) a bottle will last for around eight weeks. There aren't many so-called 'premium' cosmetic products that I can honestly say are worth the money, but for the added confidence this gel brings (and Mark's very visible appreciation!) I can honestly say it's one of the most prized possessions in my bathroom.
Clarins bust beauty gel has been renamed Clarins bust beauty extra lift gel, but it's exactly the same thing. It's not cheap by any means costing around £35 for a 50ml bottle, but it doesn't use much per application (it has a pump applicator).
The bottle is actually clear - the product inside is a vibrant orange, which is actually quite transparent when dispensed. The bottle is a typical Clarins type bottle with a white lid, gold plastic accentuation and white text on the bottle.
The product is applied to the bust area, including the decolletage, and applies very well, very smooth, with ever such a light fragrance (even though it is not actually fragranced it has a very clean light smell). It is a thin sort of gel and a little goes a long way. It is quite cooling without needing to be kept in the fridge but certainly in hot climates it would be lovely stored in the fridge for a cooling effect. The good thing about the gel is it sinks in well and doesn't sit like an oil on the skin's surface which would be an issue for me, putting clothes over oily, sticky skin, or going to bed with a greasy chest!
Though it does feel nice to apply and has a nice fresh feeling, I can't say I have noticed any huge improvement to the tone of my skin, which did develop a few very very light stretch marks in pregnancy, the softness (though it was quite soft before) or any other huge improvement. Certainly my husband hasn't noticed I've been using it and it's not very often (if ever!?) anyone ever says 'hey! Nice decolletage!'.
Prior to using the Clarins bust beauty gel, I used an all over body butter in a pump dispenser by Palmers, which though slightly greasier, smelled lovely, lasted a long time, and kept me soft and supple for the bargain price of £5. I can't say that there's anything in the Clarins gel which warrants me paying an extra £30, so whilst I'll be sure to use the rest of the bottle (and I am only half way through), I won't be buying it again, and can't really recommend it as it seems to offer to solve a problem which doesn't really exist. If you have dry skin on your decolletage, I recommend a body butter. If you have an issue with firmness, no cream will really make that much of a difference - I recommend exercise. And if you are worried about wrinkles / sagging of the decolletage and neck area I recommend a moisturiser with Q10, and a decent SPF.
All in all whilst it's a pretty product, it doesn't really solve any problems - a bit like a foot cream which promises to make your feet brighter....even if it worked, who ever needed brighter feet!?
Clarins bust beauty gel has now been renamed Clarins bust beauty extra lift gel. I have used it since i was a teenager in conjunction with the busy beauty cream and regular exercise.
It's not cheap at around £35 for 50mls but a little goes a very long way. It comes in an easy to use pump dispenser and is very easy to use - you simply rub it in to the breast and decolletage area - right up to your collar bones.
It is available from Clarins counters nationwide although they don't always keep it out on display for some reason so in some places you have to ask the assitant.
They say this is an intensive gel and is particulary good after you have been breast feeding or after weight loss - which is why i have always used it as i lost a lot of weight in my late teens and developed stretch marks on my breast and these have completely disappeared now - which may be natural but also i think the gel has helped.
When you put it on it does give an instant lift and has a very cooling sensation which probably helps to perk them up!
Shapes & Tightens / A non-oily, gel containing special plant extracts that work naturally to firm, tone and strengthen the delicate skin of the bust and decollete minimizing skin slackness in this sensitive area to create a more pleasing body contour / Lifts, tones and supports delicate bust skin where firmness and tone may be compromised due to age, gravity and photo-damage / Visibly enhances skin with dual toning and smoothing action / Refreshing gel texture, acts like a natural bra to support the bust where firmness and tone are needed / Gentle enough to use as part of a regular beauty regimen / Recommended to minimize signs of ageing, after weight loss or after pregnancy (do not use if breast feeding).