Treating Early Signs of Aging: The NEW Clarins Double Serum Review – Complete Age Control Concentrate

by xin on November 23, 2012

At what age do you think aging starts?

At what age should you start using anti-aging products?

I guess these 2 are one of the most common questions asked. I used to think that aging starts after 25, and that’s the time when we should start using ant-aging products.

But, think again, aging actually starts as soon as after we are born!

It means, we are growing old with every breath :O It actually makes some sense, it’s just that there will be no wrinkles/fine lines to battle with when we are young.

Clarins has been one of the pioneers in anti-aging products as early as 1985 from 2 bottles of products for one function for older skin (40s and above), and this year, they have a whole new serum that targets 5 functions in 1 bottle.

Clarins Double Serum

It’s called Double Serum because it is all in one bottle with perfect ratio of water and oil.

It’s a unique bottle with 2 chambers (Hydric and Lipidic) that pumps out the perfect and precise amount every time. It’s convenient that you don’t have to do your own maths of drops of water vs oil.

functions of double serum

The first intensive anti-ageing skin care treatment which reactivates the skin’s 5 vital functions, taking into account weaknesses linked to changes in lifestyle and the environment such as age, stress, pollution and sun exposure. All of these contribute to making them slower and less efficient. Skin no longer as radiant and beautiful as it was. By helping to reactivate these essential functions, Double Serum is naturally the fundamental treatment for ageing.

It sounds all fancy alright, so how does it really fare?

Clarins Double Serum

This is how one full pump looks like. The transparent is the oil while the orangey liquid is the water-based.

It provides moisture alright, but if you have dry skin, you may need another hydrating serum. Otherwise, you can even use this alone without a moisturizer.

Overall Thoughts:

The texture is light, and easily absorbed into skin. The beauty about this formulation is, water helps to tone down the greasiness, especially for those who shy away from oils. Sadly, the oily skin or acne prone skin might not like this though.

It has a pleasant light fruity/floral scent to it. I was using this day and night for a month, then I reduced it to nightly use.

The first few days of using it, I noticed REALLY glowy skin. However, I had not noticed any drastic improvement with continuous usage.Β  Must be the curse of new products again. But what’s left was the even skin tone. I can’t tell you how effective it is in combating fine lines, but it did not break me out and I enjoyed using it.

My simple summary as below:

  • Radiant Skin – Yes
  • Firmer Skin – Can’t feel much difference
  • Hydration Skin – Not too bad
  • Reduced Wrinkles – Not sure
  • Toned Skin – Not sure
  • Even Complexion – YES
  • Smooth Skin – Not sure
  • Less Visible Pores – Not sure

Price: RM280 (30ml)
Availability: Now at all Clarins counters/ Skinspa
Facial: Lifting Line Smoother facial treatment (RM248/60 mins)

Have you tried it? And will you be interested to try?

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jessteong November 23, 2012 at 8:53 am

I went to their counter to ask for the sample. due to my oily & acne prone skin, they introduce me the lotus oil instead. using the same Hydric and Lipidic concept (just that here i have to do it manually), it replaces my night moisturizer. now my skin become stable and hopefully i’m able to use this serum later.


xin November 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

hey I am using the lotus oil too πŸ˜€ I have been using it day and night. so far it hasn’t created any havoc on mu skin and i love the scent!!!
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Nikki November 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

My bestfriend’s mom has been a loyal Clarins skincare user for YEARS and years and her skin is lovely!!! The only Clarins product I’ve tried is their day cream but stopped using it for this pregnancy as it has a very strong flower scent! Though the effect on skin< I love! πŸ˜€
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xin November 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

I hope with all these that I put on my face, I will be able to look young when im old too πŸ˜€
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Cherise November 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

There are many anti ageing creams out there but the best I have tried is Lift Anti Ageing Serum. Makes my skin radiant and non greasy and very effective!
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