My trial period with the Clarins Complete Age Control Concentrate Double Serum has been a success, it gets my vote for sure 🙂
A very helpful Clarins Beauty Assistant in my local Debenhams Department Store gave me a few sachets of the Double Serum to try out recently.
Clarins literature states that their products have been produced and designed by Skin Specialists, This gives me confidence in the product.
The Double Serum has left my face feeling smooth and oil free, the ‘magical’ ingredients seem to have illuminated my skin with added freshness, I’m impressed!
Product: Clarins Double Serum (Complete Age Control Concentrate)
Price: £56 (approx. $73)
Where to Purchase From: Debenhams
My Rating: 9/10 (I do feel as though it deserves the full 10 but I have only used this product for a month)
Featured Ingredients: Kiwi Fruit, Great Burdock and Arnica
A Brief History of Clarins
Just a little about Clarins as a company: the company was founded in 1954 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins (Medical Student) sadly he died in 2007 leaving his Son Christian Courtin-Clarins as the Chariman.
Clarins products have been developed using treatments based on plant extracts and in 1970 became International.
To Quote “Clarins Double Serum is packed full with 20 pure plant extracts including powerful superfoods”. Sounds very impressive and anything with “superfoods” in the description can only lead to good things in my eyes.
“Double Serum is the complete age control treatment to revitalise and stimulate skin’s 5 vital functions”, “Hydration, Protection, Nutrition, regeneration and oxygenation. I have to say that during my training as a Beauty Therapist I was taught these very facts, our skin is constantly changing and very noticeably during middle age where those 5 key functions do need addressing.
Let’s Get Started
My initial findings of using the samples that were very kindly given to me to try out were in fact pleasing, very clever instructions were provided…….the sachet is divided into two separate sections one section containing a clear liquid and the other having an orange tone.
Neither liquid left a film or oil residue giving me the confidence to know that it would mot stain my skin or clothes.
I mixed the two elements together as instructed and began using the product. After only three days of use Inoticed that my face looked and felt smoother, softer and a little firmer.
But most of all I was pleased to see my fine lines become more plumped out.
My Top Tips for Application
My advice is to always apply the Double Serum onto freshly cleansed skin making sure that you remove all excess cleanser with a damp cotton wool pad and to preferably use a toner beforehand to restore the natural PH balance of the skin.
When applying the serum I would spray the instructed amount onto the palm of your hand, gently rub your palms together, and apply, starting at your neck moving on up to the chin, cheeks then using your ring finger apply around the delicate eye area but avoid the eyes and lids. Then finally smooth onto the forehead.
You will find that it will dry on the skin instantly.
In My Opinion
Personally, I do prefer a Serum to a moisturiser and although the advice is to use it before moisturising I do ignore the moisturising aspect unless my cheeks look a little dry (eg after sunbathing or exposure to a chilling Winter breeze).
I do try to apply the Double Serum both morning and night. I can tend to be a little lazy before bedtime and don’t always apply a serum or night cream, however often only using the Serum in the morning has still given me the results I was seeking.
However, I have found that when using my YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum (my preferred Serum that has been my staple purchase over a few years now) in the morning and after showering ready for my evening meal whilst on holiday, that my face does benefit enormously and lines appear less obvious, perhaps, that’s the answer for me, to be permanently on vacation, I’m sure that you will agree hey!
I have complete confidence in Clarins Complete Age Control Double Serum, YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum and also the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex II, all three deliver on quality, reliability and performance you have three great products that I would strongly recommend using, it is never too late to look after your skin.
Thank you for taking a peek at my Double Serum Review and please do not hesitate to leave a comment or question below.