Clarins Double Serum Review & Swatch-
Hey my lovelies <3
Today I will review my best discovery of 2018- yeah seriously! Till date this year, this baby has been the most life-changing (or rather skin changing if you prefer) product I have tried out for the entire year & I am sorry for not trying this out earlier! For the past several months, my skin has been a hormonal playground (more on that later!) & all my tried & trusted products sort of gave up on me & my skin looked dull, lackluster with frequent break-outs popping up on my chin & cheeks, leaving marks behind. I had been to Pune Sephora earlier to check this serum out & had balked at the price 😐 But seeing no improvement, I walked into Debenhams here one day when they were having their sale & got the very raved Double Serum by Clarins at quite a hefty discount 😀
Clarins Double Serum Review
What Clarins Says-
Two power packed serums in one. The best just got better.
New Clarins Double Serum is a Complete Age Control Concentrate which works on the five vital functions of the skin for a more youthful and radiant complexion.
Now containing 21 active plant extracts including new star ingredient turmeric, known for its exceptional anti-ageing properties.
New Double Serum acts on the appearance of all signs of skin-ageing to achieve radiant, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
The new innovative bottle delivers made to measure dosage of the serum with its rotating push button.
- The skin is firmed
- Wrinkles are visibly smoothed
- Radiance and evenness are restored to the complexion
- Pores are diminished
Clarins Double Serum Ingredients
AQUA/WATER/EAU. CETEARYL ISONONANOATE. GLYCERIN. ISONONYL ISONONANOATE. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. PPG-3 MYRISTYL ETHER. ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER. DIPSACUS SYLVESTRIS EXTRACT. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. PARFUM/FRAGRANCE. PHENOXYETHANOL. PROPANEDIOL. TROMETHAMINE. SILYBUM MARIANUM SEED OIL. CARBOMER. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. ESCIN. CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT. ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN. SQUALANE. AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT. THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT. BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER. LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT. XANTHAN GUM. PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES. CARAMEL. CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT. SALICYLOYL PHYTOSPHINGOSINE. MUSA SAPIENTUM (BANANA) FRUIT EXTRACT. SALICORNIA HERBACEA EXTRACT. ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT. KALANCHOE PINNATA LEAF EXTRACT. SODIUM BENZOATE. CITRIC ACID. MYROTHAMNUS FLABELLIFOLIA LEAF/STEM EXTRACT. DISODIUM EDTA. TOCOPHEROL. LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT. MALTODEXTRIN. ORTHOSIPHON STAMINEUS EXTRACT. HEDYCHIUM CORONARIUM ROOT EXTRACT. MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) LEAF EXTRACT. POTASSIUM SORBATE. PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. JANIA RUBENS EXTRACT. ASCORBIC ACID. SODIUM CITRATE. ENGELHARDTIA CHRYSOLEPIS LEAF EXTRACT. CI 14700/RED 4. CALLICARPA JAPONICA FRUIT EXTRACT [V2925A]
Price: 57 GBP for 30 ml & 75 GBP for 50 ml in UK & around 5200/- INR for 30 ml in India.
My take on the Clarins Double Serum-
The packaging, as I am sure most of you have already seen, is elegant, functional & super user & travel-friendly <3 The newer version even has an option for a measured dose of the serum as required by different skin/weather ^_^ The sturdy transparent bottle has 2 separate compartments to house the 2 different phases & they get dispensed together upon pumping 🙂
Clarins Double Serum Packaging
One serum is colorless while the other is amber-orange in color & after being pumped out, we have to first mix both in our palms & then apply all over the face & neck. The texture is very thin, liquidy with a hint of oil & gets instantly absorbed into skin without any sort of residue even on hotter, more humid days 🙂 Skin immediately feels softer, smoother & looks brighter (I know that seems too much but I was really shocked to see the change the very first night).
Clarins Double Serum
The results you say? I always wait for at least a month on using any new skincare product(this time it has been 6 weeks+) before I review or comment but this is something I could have written the very 2nd day itself & this review would have been the same! On the very first morning I couldn’t believe my eyes as I saw 2 of my painful, new red breakouts had diminished to a size which could be hardly made out & a couple of old acne scars on my cheek (which had refused to budge for at least a month) almost vanished overnight. What sorcery is this?!
Needless to say, my skin looked as if I had been for all the chemical treatments I never have the time or money for 😛 microdermabrasion, chemical peels, regular facials & what not! My skin had not looked this good in a long, long time <3 It looked bright, radiant, smooth & so well-rested I felt I finally had my beauty sleep covered 😀
The serum has a lovely & mild rosy fragrance which feels very spa-like & indulgent & lingers for a few moments before fading 🙂
Did things get better over time? Oh yes, if that is possible ^_^ My break outs get calmed overnight, marks vanish in 2-3 days (if they at all get a chance to be left behind) & my dullness is gone <3 Repurchase? Oh you bet! The 50 ml one next time!
Pros of the Clarins Double Serum:
1> Super user & travel friendly, double compartment packaging with a measured dose pump.
2> Very lightweight, non-sticky texture which sinks immediately into skin.
3> Does not leave behind any sort of residue 🙂
4> Does not aggravate/irritate my very sensitive skin.
5> Diminishes new break-outs almost overnight & fades spots remarkably quickly 🙂
6> Skin looks radiant, glowy, well-rested <3
7> Impressive ingredient list 🙂
8> Only a tiny amount is required per application.
Cons of the Clarins Double Serum:
I cannot dare to point out the super steep price in lieu of the amazing effects it gives!
Swatch of the Clarins Double Serum-
Clarins Double Serum Swatch
My Rating: 10/5!
Do I recommend the Clarins Double Serum?
Clarins Double Serum is a must, must have if you are fighting skin battles in any way! I wanted to try it out before but kind of stalled seeing the price & thinking there was plenty of time left to try an anti-ageing product. Boy! Was I wrong! This serum is for every skin issue, skin type, age group & you just cannot go wrong with it! It has been both skin & life changing for me & I cannot recommend it enough <3 Invest in it, you won’t regret it 🙂
Review by- Agni