Clarins is a very good skincare line. The Multi Active Day cream is a good choice. I haven't heard to many raves on the Bright hp. I had it (used it up), it was 'okay' but I didn't see results to warrent a repurchase. You may want to consider a Clarisonic if you don't already have one. It cleans and exfoliates and makes any serum or moisturizer you apply afterwards work that much better.
I use a combination of the skincare range and the white lucent range from shiseido and i find it pretty good. That being said, i think every individual's skin is different, so what others say work/do not work for them may not be the same for you, so you'll have to try and see what works for you. But i believe it is worth investing in good skincare. Afterall, it'll be cheaper than seeing a dermatologist in the long run!