Clarins Serum Review #1

by Pia on 03.01.2017
“While the effect is quite good, the product itself is way too expensive.”

I have heard quite a bit about the manufacturer before I bought the Clarins Double Serum. Some of my female friends tried Clarins out having positive experiences with it, even though I have to add that their skin care products are at the upper end of the price scale.

Throughout the years the Clarins Double Serum has existed with varying beauty formulas since the manufacturer changes these according to the latest level of development. This is also one of the things you should consider before you decide for this skin care serum.

On one hand such changes of the formula are very good, since they bring the product up to modern standards but on the other hand it also means that when you rebuy this product, you have to see and try out if the current formula still suits you as much as the old version did.

According to the manufacturer though the last updates of the Clarins Double Serum were only slight changes to the formula which lay mostly in details and which meant that the basic idea of the product remained the same. At any rate I wouldn’t worry too much about it, since you will probably not even notice these changes in the formula.

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Composition and active ingredients

The Clarins Double Serum is based on mineral oil, an ingredient which has been badmouthed for a long time. Unjustly so, since mineral oil is especially good to keep and lock moisture in your skin. So you could compare it to a kind of lubricant which retains the skin’s moisture and smoothness.

While many consumers think that mineral oil is unhealthy and makes you break out in acne, it is actually one of the least skin irritating cosmetic ingredients which exists. Most of the time there are other additives in the skin care products which lead to these irritations.

Be that as it may I really find it okay that the Clarins Double Serum is based on mineral oil. Containing two different substances is the main principle of this skin care serum. These two (one oily and one rather transparent) substances are in separate parts and will be mixed when the product is being pumped out of the container.

This means that both components come into contact just shortly before they are applied on the skin. I won’t review this part though, although the manufacturer says that this way of separating gives you the best result. He probably has a point there, since I can imagine that Clarins wouldn’t have such a good reputation in the beauty community otherwise.


Application of the Double Serum

As I already mentioned I didn’t own any Clarins skin care products before and so I didn’t know what to expect from such a high-priced elixir. I decided to use the serum in my evening skin care routine, since it has that rather oily substance in one part of the container. I don’t think anyone would want to go outside during the day and have a greasy shine on their skin.

A word and a blow; so I cleaned my facial skin with my favourite cleansing lotion and applied the Clarins Double Serum afterwards. Contrary to what I had been assuming previously about the consistency being so oily, my skin absorbed it pretty fast.

All my worries were washed away when the slight sheen on my face after applying the serum disappeared after a short amount of time.

The Clarins Double Serum contains different plant extracts and natural oils as ingredients, which seems very good to me. On the other hand I don’t like the scent of this product, since it is quite strong. This may come from the respective fragrances which are included in the serum.

With daily use these fragrances are definitely something that could irritate your skin in contrast to the mineral oil, which doesn’t do that. So in my opinion this is really unnecessary and also leads to me taking one point from it.

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Effect of the Double Serum

I have to say that the effect of the Clarins Double Serum is totally okay. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I can only tell you from the experiences I gained that the skin is softer and also the pores are finer, if you keep up the treatment regularly.

All in all the Serum by Clarins is a good and solid choice for me as a skin care product. You should be careful though when it comes to the price, since technically it isn’t any kind of beauty revolution and maybe not worth the high cost. If you are into strongly scented skin care products, maybe then, but as this is not the case for me, I’m not really thrilled about this one.


I shall tell you why: In my opinion there are at least a couple of product series which are as good and have a really reasonable price. Something else that I tried for some time before the Clarins Double Serum was the Monday-to-Sunday Moisture Treatment . I was really happy with this product. And it only cost me about half the price in comparison to the expensive Clarins elixir. I can really recommend that treatment.

Thank you for reading my review and good luck with your skin care!



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