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Next Generation: Clarins Double Serum

12 Sep

Hi beauties! I hope you’re enjoying the fall so far. 🍂

Earlier this year, I attended a Clarins beauty event to introduce the next generation of Clarins’ Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate.

This serum, which has been around since 1985, continuously ranks as one of the best-selling anti-aging serums due to its double formula with water-soluble (hydric) and oil-soluble (lipidic) plant ingredients.

What’s new about this version of Double Serum? Clarins has added new ingredients to the formula and created a new delivery system for the 8th edition of the serum.

Bio-inspired Formula

Double Serum contains over 20 powerful plant extracts (including white tea and avocado) that mix together to stimulate the skin’s vital functions like nutrition, oxygenation, and protection. Among the plants, nine are organic and three come from fair trade.

The new generation of Double Serum now includes teasel extract to minimize the look of fine lines and organic leaf of life extract to boost skin hydration. But the star ingredient in this version of Double Serum is turmeric (yes, that’s a container of delicious turmeric in the photo).

You may already be spicing up your cooking with turmeric. The plant extract, called turmerone, improves cell communication in the skin for added radiance.

Double-Pump System

It’s always good to see beauty brands designing products so that we get the right dose for maximum product efficacy. The updated dual-chamber bottle lets you twist the top to release either a larger or a smaller drop, each containing the perfect ratio of both hydric and lipidic component.

If you have oily skin, for example, or want to use less during the day, switch the dial to the smaller drop. If you have dry skin or want to amp up the serum at night, turn the dial to the larger drop.

I’ve been using the serum, which is an amber-colored oil and gel mix, twice a day and it penetrates quickly without feeling greasy. I’m even more excited with the results, which so far include better hydration and fresher more radiant-looking skin. 💕

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Boots N°7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum

22 Mar

N°7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum

Hi beauties. Have you tried any products from the Boots N°7 skincare line?

This brand is popular in the UK, but so far I’ve only found it at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Vancouver, Canada (almost hidden away).

I decided to try the N°7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum since there’s been buzz about it for a while online and on TV, like the Doctor Oz Show. Even though there’s an intense version of this serum, I thought I’d check out the original formula first (and it was on sale!).

The contents of this serum are not unique, but have been known to have some potency. The key ingredient in the serum is Matrixyl 3000 Plus, including the Matrixyl plus peptide which helps to stimulate collagen and repair the skin.

For best results, it’s recommended to apply the serum to the face and neck morning and night followed by a moisturizer.

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Pump Up Skin Hydration: Clarins New Hydra‑Essentiel

25 Jan

Clarins Hydra-Essential

Towards the end of last year, I attended a luncheon hosted by Clarins to present their Spring 2017 skin care and makeup launches.

Up until now, I’ve had to be “hush-hush” on these products. Since I spotted Clarins’ latest skin care at The Bay in Vancouver, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.

Hydra-Essentiel

After looking at the impact of climate on skin hydration, Clarins Research discovered that sudden changes in temperature and humidity (thermal shocks) can impact skin daily.

To address this problem, Clarins Laboratories turned to nature and discovered a plant called organic leaf of life. This amazing plant from Madagascar captured the attention of Clarins because of its succulent leaves, which remain full of water despite the changes in temperatures.

The organic leaf of life extract in Hydra-Essential helps your skin’s capacity to retain water and restore optimal moisturization. On top of that, Hydra-Essential also contains an anti-pollution complex to provide extra protection against indoor and outdoor pollutants.

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