Clarins Double Serum – Complete Age Control Concentrate

Hi there! It’s sample time again today. 🙂 I’ve had this Clarins Double Serum sample for ages. I was reluctant to try it because I once suffered a horrible reaction from using a different high-end serum (different brand), and a few (literally a few) reviewers who tried this Clarins Double Serum reported unpleasant skin reactions.

Clarins Double SerumBut I’ve now finally tried this serum – and I made sure it wouldn’t get anywhere near my eyes. And as soon as I had applied it, I washed my hands right away – just to be on the safe side.

The serum didn’t irritate my skin at all. So my worries were unfounded. But the serum didn’t do much for me.

I’m used to creamy serums which make my skin feel velvety in an instant. So I’m not in love with the thin formula of this serum. And I didn’t like that the serum became sticky while I was still smoothing it into my skin. But that’s down to personal preference and the next lady might love this formula.

Now back to why the serum didn’t work for me. OK, the serum claims to to make pores less visible and to target skin ageing in general. I acknowledge my review is based on a single use of this serum, so I can’t comment on its long term benefits. But I found that it actually made my pores look bigger than usual.

I also thought the serum could be more nourishing. I’m not saying it dried out my skin, but I put on moisturiser three times today because my skin felt less soft and supple than usual.

So based on my experience (a one-off use of this serum) I can say for sure I won’t be buying the full-size product. Clarins Double Serum may work fine for ladies with different skin types, and it may even be the best wrinkle-smoother in the world if it’s used long-term. But I won’t be spending £56 on the full-size product just to conduct a more extensive trial on a product I really didn’t like in the first place (runny, then sticky texture, not nourishing, made my pores look bigger).

Have you tried this serum? How’s it working for you? Is it the holy grail serum for you if you use it regularly? Please share your experience with me. 🙂 And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

12 thoughts on “Clarins Double Serum – Complete Age Control Concentrate

  1. I’ve purchased the full size of this a couple of times because I got suckered in. I LOVE the smell of this but… then commonsense prevailed. This is mostly mineral oil. Why is it SO expensive? And a container gets used up super quickly too. I mainly used this for hydration – didn’t see noticeable improvements as claimed.

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  2. Oh my darling. NOTHING except surgery or fillers will stop the appearance of aging on skin. And it makes me so angry that cosmetics/beauty companies boast these claims that we all buy into. I want to thank you for a great and honest review. I’ve tried other Clarins products in the past and they were ok but I’m done spending a fortune. Done!

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    • Thank you lovely! I know there’s no cream or serum that can turn back time. And I love the post you recently did about this matter – it was 100% spot on (all your posts are).

      I have to say I’m very impressed with Olay’s Regenerist UV Lotion (which I found for under a tenner):

      And I would like to buy Boots’ No 7 Serum again (when it’s on special). I haven’t had it in ages, but I remember that I totally loved it. If I remember correctly, it even helped with my eczema!

      I too don’t like to spend much money on stuff (everything really – beauty, clothes… all kinds of stuff). I’m very frugal. Yes, I have lots of products, but I’m that thrify that I only buy my Olay when it’s on a half price or BOGOF deal. 🙂

      And 95% of the nail polishes I’ve got are from Poundland or Poundworld. 🙂


    • It’s great to hear the Clarins serum works well for you. Thank you for commenting. 🙂

      I might buy Boots No 7 Serum again (when it’s on special) – I haven’t had it in a while but I remember that I totally loved it.


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