Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a product I've heard a lot about, especially from the UK bloggers that I follow. Though I haven't really been into skincare before, I'm starting to get into a basic daily regimen. I have normal skin, I rarely break out, and redness/oiliness isn't really an issue for me. For a while I naively figured that if I had such great skin I didn't really need to partake in cleansing, toning, exfoliating, etc. but I'm slowly learning that the more I take care of my skin now, the better it will be in the future.
Beauty Flash Balm can be used two ways: as a primer/base for makeup or as a 10-minute mask. The directions (for the base/primer) say to smooth onto the skin — don't rub — and immediately apply makeup, so that's what I did and the results were pretty fantastic. Almost immediately I saw my skin go from normal-dull to dewy and the addition of my liquid/créme foundation only made it better; I was basically glowing. My makeup lasted all day without needing any touch-ups so I'm pretty thrilled at the results. I'm interested to see the effects it has on my skin over time and if it really does "minimize signs of fatigue/stress" because god knows we all need a little help with that sometimes!
Have any of you tried this before? What other Clarins products should I check out?