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You know in the summer I had these and were crap? http://m.clarins.co.uk/radiance-plus-golden-glow-booster/C040101006.html?cgid=430&start=2 I think might be better for the winter. However my q is where do you all mix them? The top of my hand looks like a dirty protest.
I use them year round, but they were great in winter when my skin goes a bit grey normally. I just mix in the palm of my hand - blob of night cream/moisturiser and add drops. Blend by rubbing hands together, apply to face. Wash hands. Done.
I mix on the back of my hand with Liz Earle stuff - either serum or, my favourite, oil and moisturiser mixed together. No mark as long as I wash my hands. Love them - have being trying a bit harder with my skin and it really is noticeable. Have been using them every couple of days. Am v pale with the darkest eye circles and am nearly 52.
The orange faced lady who sold mine to me said you shouldn't use it with oil or serum, because they are absorbed into the wrong layer of skin so it doesn't work. I have no idea if this is scientifically correct.
I like them and have repurchased, but there's definitely a difference depending on which cream I mix them with. I get best results with "drier" creams, if I use them with ones with higher oil content the drops partly dye the cream itself so it's less effective (i get more of an instant glow but it washes off a bit).
Not tried the clarins but have the st tropez oil. Its quite subtle. My skin is medium ish tone, light olive I guess. I put on at night after moisturiser. I dont mix. Use a few drop on palm of hand and rub in. Must wash hands straight away or will have bright orange streaks. Lasts ages. Was about 20quid I think. Bought in summer and have about third of a bottle left.