I’m by no means a certifiable ‘beauty’ blogger (I’ll leave that to some of my favourites – Mascara and Mimosas, Kiss Blush and Tell and For the Beauty of It), but I have a love for all things beautifying and have become increasingly interested in skincare and how I help delay the aging process and improve the overall appearance of my skin.
I’ve been a huge Clarins fan for years, with one of my ultimate products being their Beauty Flash Balm (tired Momma’s do yourself a favour and check this one out). My skin has been so out of whack lately. Between stress, the dry Johannesburg weather and a lack of self-care, my skin has really taken a beating and you can always tell my stress levels on my face first.
You may remember I featured the Clarins Double Serum this year in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide, and luckily for me, it was one of the gifts my own family got me. So, what is it? It’s essentially an age control concentrate. There is a dual chamber within the packaging lending to its name ‘double’ serum – that is made up of a hydric and lipidic anti-ageing treatment. I am completely hooked. I’ve really neglected my skin lately, and prioritised everything else over it. I’m turning 33 this year, let’s be real, I’m not getting any younger and my skin is starting to show my years. This is the same Double Serum that Clarins launched the very year I was born – 1985 (eek!) – although it’s constantly reformulated making it even better than the product you may remember. Turmeric extract is the latest, and just one of the 20+1 plant extracts – which is meant to help your skin cells communicate or ‘listen’ better. Sounds complicated, right? In layman’s terms, it stimulates the skin’s five vital functions: regeneration, oxygenation, nutrition, hydration and protection.
With the weather getting colder and the air drier, I’ve literally been using this serum twice a day and the results have been unreal. The packaging of the serum screams ‘premium’ and elegance, and my favourite thing is that there’s a ‘dial’ on the top of the bottle for you to be able to switch between the size of the pump of product you want. There are two measured pump options (by adjusting the dial at the top) – since I’m using it twice a day I’m using it on the smaller dosage, and that seems to be the right amount for me to gently pat onto my face and jawline. The smell is incredible, it feels so luxurious whilst feeling lightweight at the same time. It absorbs quickly into the skin and my results from just a few weeks usage have been amazing. My skin feels moisturised, my pores look noticeably smaller and it’s smoothed the texture on my cheeks dramatically. Hopefully with time it will help target the fine lines I’ve become so aware of.
If you’re anything like me you’ll have a wishlist saved on your phone or jotted down in a journal – add this product to it, trust me, you will not regret it. This purchase is worth every cent, and it’s really living up to the Clarins claim of it being their most powerful age control concentrate – bring it on is all I can say! RRP 30ml – R890 and 50ml R1190. To purchase online – have a look at the below links: