Clarins Double Serum is a Complete Age Control Concentrate.
It can be bought from Clarins for £55 for 30ml.
What Clarins have to say about their product -
More than just a serum, this is the only intensive anti-ageing treatment rich in 20 plant extracts that boosts the skin's vital functions. An innovative, two-phase system that targets all aspects of skin ageing in one complete concentrate. A complete serum:
- skin looks firmer, wrinkles appear smoother
- the complexion looks more even and regains its glow
- pores appear less visible
Dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic.
How to Apply
Mix in the hands then apply to the face and neck every morning and evening before your usual cream.
Katafray bark extract, hyaluronic acid : moisturising.
Organic perilla and macadamia oils: nourish the skin.
Organic quinoa and green tea extract: protective action.
Maritime pine extract, organic rosehip oil: oxygenise the skin.
Organic green banana extract, thyme and bocoa: regenerating action.
- See more at: http://www.clarins.co.uk/double-serum/C010408020.html#sthash.3WbhxFht.dpuf
I received this product a couple of weeks ago when I won this item in the Ruby Hammers competition on Healthista and have since religiously been using it daily since.
Ruby Hammer states -
Since it launched, I’ve gone through bottles of this! It’s got the richness of oil without feeling greasy and sinks into my skin quickly. I use it everywhere – neck, décolleté, face – before I apply moisturiser morning and night. It keeps my skin bolstered from the elements and when I use it regularly my skin looks fabulous – even if I do say so myself! Another bonus – it smells amazing.
Needless to say I was very excited about trying this ,it is £55 and not something I would just buy on a whim .
So as I was so excited , I checked out a few reviews from some lovely bloggers who I thought may bring some honest information and Caroline Hirons was the negative one I found which seemed to bring a huge debate .
Caroline Hirons states -
''It didn't occur to me that something from a brand that prides itself on plant extracts would contain mineral oil. I checked the box and sure enough - the oil component of Double Serum is mineral oil.
I'm not about to slather it in mineral oil - no matter how much I love Clarins - and I DO - I really LOVE Clarins. ''
I read on further to others comments and many were wondering why this lady was so against mineral oil but I have to say we all have our own opinions and if you expect a brand to be plant extracts then why have they put Mineral oil in their product , why not use something from a plant instead ? I have to kind of agree with her morals of the brand.
However, for me it is something what minor to worry about especially as it seems there is not so much to actually worry about for me.
Mineral oil is a colourless and odourless , inexpensive oil that is found commonly in cosmetics like
It can be used on eyelashes to prevent brittleness and breaking and in cold creams, is also used to remove cream make-up and temporary tattoos.
One of the common concerns regarding the use of mineral oil is its presence on several lists of comedogenic substances.
Non-comedogenic means that a substance or product has not been shown to cause acne.
Conversely, comedogenic substances however can cause an acne-like allergic reaction and aggravate existing symptoms of acne vulgaris.
So now we have that out fo the way let me tell you what Ii actually think of the product and how it has worked for me -
I already discussed this above. The price for me is steep , especially for those on a small budget.
I absolutely love the double seperate pump action bottle. One is a Hydric system, and the other the Lipidic system.
I love that it is easy to use and super hygenic. I just hope the pumps reach the bottom of the product so no product is wasted, I hate waste.
Although Clarins are trying to be all natural and use plant extracts, The ingredients or Mineral oil and Fragrance is somewhat dissapointing (not to me)but for those who wish their products to be all natural and organic.
I have lately been getting myself into the TONING routine with this product, something I always forgot about previously which has had dyer consequences on the lines appearing on my forehead and around the eyes. Well this is what I am blaming anyway.
Since having it , I have used this every day morning and night
Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise
My pigmentation , appearing lines and basically dull looking skin has made me realise I have done nothing but ignore the vitality of using a toner for my skin.
I am actually quite disappointed with myself for not learning earlier the importance or a serum or toner but am now so pleased I am as I can already see a difference after just one week of using this .
The serum has been on the market for some time but this actually has a new formula with more targeted action.
On areas on my face , I can sometimes have oily patches but in others I find dry patches.
I never have breakouts but to be honest the more worrying thing for me is combating the lines on my forehead and around the eyes and after using this for just over a week I have found that they have become less dominant and making my makeup look a lot more smoother on my skin which is also a great plus for me .
This has meant I am needing less products and I am feeling more confident in wearing none or very little . Perfect for summer as I do not want to be wearing anything really.
I am only needing 2 pumps of this product for each use meaning it is going to last quite a long time .
It is said not to rub this on or around your face but to rub in your hands then press onto your skin firmly on the areas you are trying to concentrate on mostly or all if you feel it is needed.
My skin is feeling so much softer and I can see a noticeable difference in the lines on my head being reduced or toned .
My skin has always been quite uneven toned but slowly this is brightening my face and making my skin look even and more radiant, hence me been able to walk out sometimes with nothing but a moisturiser on lately.
The thing I love most about this other than the fact it is working for me as it should be is the fact that the scent is actually very calming. It is helping me relax more in a night time especially.
The serum is not like most serums , it is not thick but more a face oil feel to it, but it does not take long to absorb into the skin and my skin is not left feeling oily afterwards.
I am no longer struggling with dry areas on my face which is amazing as it has been my biggest complaint this past two months after the wintery weather took its toll on me .
So pleased .
I have stopped using primer . Honestly I used to religiously use it but I have not needed it since using this. My makeup just looks so much better, smoother and my pores can rarely be seen.
The only thing I would say is -
It is never to late to replenish what is truly believable , especially when a serum like Clarins Double serum can restore the younger skin you once had.
Have you tried this product, do you use a serum?