Clarins double serum

(43 Posts)
MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Sun 21-Apr-13 22:43:16

I got talked into buying this today. <gullible emoticon>

It's a bit pricey...eek! I don't know whether I should return it!

Has anybody tried this and what did/do you think?

sarah2011 Mon 04-Jan-16 12:13:48

I bought this and it made my face red and itchy, I was fuming as I had always used Estee lauder night serum which is amazing and I allowed myself to get talked into the clarins one. I took it back and clarins gave me a full refund to their credit. I'm sticking with clinique and Estee lauder from now on, I just don't get on with any of the clarins stuff at all, not a big fan.
The Estee lauder serum seems to have a better texture and feel more 'hydrating' too I think, but then it might just suit my skin type more x

heartyrebel Mon 04-Jan-16 12:05:18

thought this thread looked familiar, I'd posted in it 2.5 yrs ago grin

Umz021 Sun 03-Jan-16 22:57:31

It's very late for me to post this but I thought it might help out others who also like this item. I was a bit fed up of parting with £65 every 2 months so I found this item at a very good price here:

I called them and spoke to a man on the phone who was polite and assured me that they are an actual Clarins stockist with a shop in London so I ordered it.

It arrived in a couple of days and quite pleased overall to have saved nearly £10.00 for the exact same item that I'd have otherwise bought in Boots or John lewis.

FloraFoxley Sun 08-Sep-13 22:20:42

I'm a self professed beauty junkie and have recently finished a bottle of this.

It's ... Ok. Nothing more than that really. I'm fanatical about my beauty regime and I'd use the double serum after the Blue Orchid Oil ( now this is good stuff !! ) and before my moisturiser. I used it all so it must have been alright but I wasn't wowed by it and I think there's better out there for the price.

I'm currently using Philosophy Full of Promise duo serum which is similar in price at £52 but I feel the ingredients are more powerful.

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Sun 08-Sep-13 22:01:52

Hmm, my glow seems to have disappeared. I've not been that great at sticking to my twice daily cleansing and toning regime, but I HAVE been using the serum at least once a day. This tells me it must be the combination of the two that was doing it, not just the serum.

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Mon 29-Jul-13 19:03:52

Tbh I'd pay £100 for the effect it gives me! And yes, it IS temporary, because when I've been naughty for a few days not using it my skin goes back to ordinary.

coffeeinbed Tue 23-Jul-13 16:38:14

It does nothing for you.
It makes the skin feel temporarily smooth, but has no benefits for it. It's used mostly because it's cheap, consistent in quality and long lasting and easy to buy.
A better alternative would be plant oils - which are expensive, vary in quality by supplier, get rancid and so on.

It's pretty much the old butter/margarine debate, except in cosmetic terms.

shinytoe Tue 23-Jul-13 12:45:24

What's wrong with mineral oil?

coffeeinbed Tue 23-Jul-13 08:34:01

here is a full list of the ingredients

Hydro Serum (0.5 ounce) Water, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Extract, Tetrasodium Edta, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Sisymbrium Irio Seedcake, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate Lipo Serum (0.5 ounce) Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Paraffinum Liquidium (Mineral Oil), Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Bisabolol, Sclerocarya Birrea Oil, Fragrance, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diethylhexyl Adipate, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, BHT

the one on the Clarins website is not comprehensive, they focus on the ones that they think will sell.

I'm glad to hear it's working for some, I'm still not happy to put mineral oil on my face, when I can avoid it and for that price.

I do use other Clarins products, so am not in any way biased agains them.

centralmum Tue 23-Jul-13 08:05:24

I have been using it for about 2 weeks. I wouldn't say my skin is glowing but it is improved. I can happily wear no makeup if I choose. I suppose my skin just looks better. Will keep using it.

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Tue 23-Jul-13 03:17:26

Why isn't anybody updating? I so expected you guys to be raving about it once you tried it!!

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Thu 18-Jul-13 00:55:06

Doh! Forgot to note when my first bottle finished. Was about a week ago.

Anyway...I went a few days of not taking my make up off at night, and hence not using the serum (as I only use it at night), and my skin noticeably deteriorated. Used it for two days and I'm gorgeous again.

Can't recommend this stuff enough.

Feathercroft Thu 27-Jun-13 15:14:58

I've just bought Aloe nourishing serum, found out about it through facial lady...smells gorgeous, contains white tea extract. Costs £33 lasts for at least 3months so is a fab buy. It's to maintain youthful skin etc..recommend.

peasandlove Thu 27-Jun-13 10:25:56

ok i bought this today, the Clarins guy nabbed me (I work in a dept store!) and waved a totally awesome gift with purchase package with full sized products in it, so it would have been rude not to get it!

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Wed 26-Jun-13 09:40:21

mirai take it back. You've definitely got a faulty bottle there.

lollylaughs Wed 26-Jun-13 08:59:28

I don't understand how it leaked? It has a pump action with a lid on? I think you may have a faulty bottle...

mirai Tue 25-Jun-13 23:54:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Tue 25-Jun-13 19:29:35

Jump in, know you waaaant to! The water feels greeeaat!!! wink.

mrsspongebob Tue 25-Jun-13 16:45:40

bollocks. i walked away from this earlier today as it is £55 a bottle. now wondering if i should get it from boots as at least i will get points.

Ilisten2theradio Tue 25-Jun-13 15:30:01

I found that after a week of continuous use my face felt sore.

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Tue 25-Jun-13 15:19:59

Oh god. I'm going to do that sheep thing again. I can feel it.

When we say ££££s, how many exactly are we talking? <winces in readiness>

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Tue 25-Jun-13 15:15:06

peas I've bought a second bottle because I'm getting to the bottom of the jar and I definitely don't want to run out. So, its lasted over two months now.

Will let you guys know when it runs out.

peasandlove Tue 25-Jun-13 09:45:24

I tested this last week, only wore it the one day though. The cost is also what puts me off, will keep watching this thread

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Tue 25-Jun-13 08:50:05

Mirai, you'll love it I promise!

Come back and let us know how you're doing in a week!

mirai Tue 25-Jun-13 02:47:38

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