Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

How often do you find a skincare product that combats aging, hydrates and preps skin for makeup all for under $100?  My prayers have been answered because Clarins has achieved all this and more in one bottle called “Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate.”  Before I start talking about how amazing it is, lets take a look at how Sephora describes this product:

What it is:
A groundbreaking serum with two age-defying formulas in one.

What it is formulated to do:
Powered by 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules, Double Serum’s innovative, dual chamber system combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that reactivates skin’s vital functions. It makes skin firmer, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, produces a more even skin tone, and minimizes pores.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is recommended for all skin types, all ages, and all ethnicities.

Research results:
In a satisfaction test conducted on 197 women:
– 88% reported smoother skin
– 82% reported a more radiant complexion
– 76% reported a refined skin texture
– 73% reported increased tonicity

After four weeks:
– 87% reported smoother skin
– 79% reported reduced wrinkles
– 88% reported a more even skintone
– 88% reported less visible pores

In a satisfaction test conducted on 50 women:
– 90% found Double Serum more effective than their current serum

What are some of the ingredients that sets this serum apart from other contenders:

1 oz
-Katafray: Comforts and promotes softness.
-Kiwi: Makes skin more supple.
-Pistachio: Protects.
-Organic Musk Rose: Radiates.
-Organic Green Banana: Reduces wrinkles, firms, and smooths.

I received a sample from Sephora over a week ago and panicked when I saw I had only a few drops left.  In the week I was testing it out, I instantly knew I was going to be impressed with this serum.  As I have stated before, I swear by face oils and use them daily and religiously to keep my combination/dehydrated skin in tact and luminous.  Unfortunately, that requires at least two steps: oil and then anti-aging serum/cream followed by a moisturizer since I am on drier side.  With Clarins new Double Serum, I have eliminated one of the three steps combining the oil and anti-aging followed by a moisturizer if needed.  Oily skinned ladies may panic since first impression when applying it is “feels oily and slightly thick,” but be patient because the initial oily film absorbs brilliantly and amazingly well upon application.

What you have left is radiant and luminous skin that preps skin for makeup in the AM and in the PM helps with aging that leads to firmer and smoother skin in the morning.  My skin is loving this serum and I am loving how many benefits it has and how it  has simplified my skincare routine…are you convinced yet?  I am, I just bought a full size today since my sample is gone and so will my happy skin if I don’t  continue using this.

Verdict?  A definite yes in case I haven’t been so obvious during this whole post.  As always, I encourage everyone to get a sample and try it out, especially when it concerns skincare.  Sephora is so generous and accommodating when it comes to sampling and I truly appreciate their service.  They are also encouraging and advertising this serum so you don’t have to look far to find it.  I haven’t used Clarins in a very long time but after being satisfied and truly impressed with Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate, I will keep my eyes wide open for future launches.

Clarins can be purchased at Sephora and other fine department stores.  Retails for $85 for 1oz and completely worth it!

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