Clarins has a fabulous line of skin care and their Double Serum is a cult-favorite known and loved by women all over the world. Since 1985, Clarins has continuously refined their best-selling Double Serum ensuring the product always remains cutting edge. This year, they have released a new formula with the most powerful combination of anti-aging ingredients they have ever brought together in a single product. It’s a very exciting launch and I can’t wait to tell you more about the innovative new product! (You know how obsessed I am with skin care!)
About the NEW Clarins Double Serum
The new Clarins Double Serum combines the best water and oil soluble plant ingredients that help target signs of aging skin. Clarins Double Serum is formulated to address all visible signs of skin aging. This includes smoothing, firming, reviving skin radiance, and evening out the skin tone. The Double Serum also helps to minimize pores and hydrate the skin.
Clarins’ new product combines two unique serums and consists of [20+1] potent plant extracts, with a new star ingredient being turmeric. The benefits of turmeric in skin care are powerful and the ingredient has been used in skin care among different cultures for over 4000 years. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness from blemishes and calm the skin. It can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and dark marks that remain on the skin once acne clears. Turmeric is also an antioxidant that fights off free radicals and this helps to reduce visible signs of aging.
New and Innovative Packaging
In addition to the new formulation, Clarins has also introduced new and innovative packaging for the Double Serum. The dial pump offers the ability to customize the amount of product dispensed. This way, you can get just the right amount depending on your skin’s needs. Inside the bottle is a double chamber and each holds a unique serum. The dial pump lets you choose a “tiny drop” of serum which is ideal for summer or warm, humid climates and combination or oily skin. The “power shot” of serum is perfect for winter or cold, dry climates and delivers more product that is needed for dry or sensitive skin. The formula is suitable for all ages, skin types, and ethnicities. It is also suitable for those with sensitive skin.
How to use Double Serum in your skin care routine
No skin care routine can be too long or complex for me! However, a routine doesn’t have to be long and complex to get results. You simply need effective products with high quality ingredients. Using Double Serum will enhance the effects of other skin care products you are using by boosting your skin’s natural vital functions.
The first step in your skin care routine should be cleansing followed by toner. Applying toner will remove any trace of cleanser left on your skin and ensure your skin is ph- balanced. Clarins has a comprehensive line of toners available and I personally use the Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion. The Clarins toners are alcohol-free and leave the skin clean and refreshed.
After applying toner, apply your favorite eye cream followed by Double Serum. The pump will combine the two serums for you and you can select the appropriate amount using the dial. You will only need to use one pump and the proper amount of serum will be dispensed. Warm the serum for a few seconds between the palms of your hands and gently pat the serum onto your face and neck. Start on your cheeks and the center of your face working outwards and down your neck. Pat the areas gently twice. The serum is sheer and will absorb quickly. Once it is absorbed, you can move onto the next step in your skin care routine and apply your favorite moisturizer.
Watch a brief video demonstration of the Clarins Double-Serum application method.
Clarins Double Serum Satisfaction Results
People can tell me they love a product all day long but I look for clinical and/or satisfaction testing results. This is one of the key components I evaluate when I’m making a decision about purchasing a product. When a company doesn’t perform testing or share their results, it makes you wonder. You don’t have to wonder in the case of Clarins! They have conducted testing and results were very positive and they are available to review.
362 women participated in a satisfaction test and results were reported after 7 days.
– 88% reported visibly smoother skin
– 83% reported more radiant skin
– 74% reported firmer skin
My first impression and results after 1 week
My first impression of the new Double Serum was what I expected from Clarins. Quality and elegance. I’ve never been disappointed at Clarins product packaging or presentation. It’s always beautiful and this includes their skin care and their makeup (I am obsessed with their Instant Concealer – it’s fantastic).
The serum is very light weight and it’s packed with botanicals and has a fresh, herbal scent. A little goes a long way and I use the patting the method to apply it as I described earlier in the post. Once applied, it dries quickly and is absorbed without feeling sticky. It leaves the skin feeling soft. Despite the oil base, it is not an oily feeling product on the skin.
I used Double Serum twice daily for 7 days and I have observed more radiant skin. I don’t think I’ve used it long enough to observe firming, however, I’m continuing to use the serum in my daily routine because I really love it. As far as smoothing goes, I can’t comment because the texture of my skin is quite smooth. I got lucky there. Clarins recommends using the product for 4 weeks and around that time, smoothing and firming may be observed. The products wears beautifully under makeup and doesn’t cause moisturizers to rub off so this is definitely one I will continue to use and enjoy!
Clarins Double Serum is available on line at Clarinsusa.com and in most major department stores. The product is sold in two sizes: 1 fl ounce $89 / 1.6 fl ounce $122
This post is sponsored by Clarins. The opinions expressed are 100% my own. #NextGenSerum #DoubleSerum