Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control

Product Claims:

“Powered by 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules—Double Serum’s innovative, dual chamber system combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that reactivates skin’s vital functions. The result: visibly firmer skin, visibly reduced wrinkles, a more even skin tone and less visible pores in just 4 weeks” – Clarins Website.


Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oxydendron Arboreum Leaf/Stem Callus Culture Extract, Tromethamine, Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, Sodium PCA, Parfum/Fragrance, Maltodextrin, Phenoxyethanol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Diethylhexyl Adipate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum Oil, Xanthan Gum, Atractyloides Lancea Root Extract, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Cedrelopsis Grevei Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Thymus Citriodorus Flower/Leaf Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Bark Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Bocoa Prouacensis Extract, Pentapeptide-31, Ascorbic Acid.

Price: $90

Size: 30ml


Looking at the ingredients list already indicates that this product is basic and OVERPRICED!!! It is basically a mineral oil based serum with various plant extracts. Clarins has reiterated on many occasions that it is committed to creating skin care products that allow their customers to fight the aging process with natural plant-based ingredients. With Clarins’ reputation as a “natural” cosmetics line, this formulation is very “unnatural”. Also, stating in the claims that this serum is “powered by 20 pure plant extracts” is trying to give off the “natural” product vibe but it is mineral oil based (FYI – there’s absolutely nothing wrong with mineral oil but it’s not a “natural plant-based” ingredient).

The main plant extract in this serum is Oxydendrum Arboreum, which has no research or scientific proof that it benefits the skin in anyway. Apart from this plant extract mentioned above, the serum contains more fragrance ingredients and preservative than it does beneficial plants. The serum also contains a natural ingredient called Perilla Oil, which is a skin irritant that can cause skin inflammation. It contains many other good plant extracts, but none of them can get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. In my opinion, it’s a waste of money.

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