Is this the democratic eyecare product that we’ve all been waiting for?
Fans of Clarins need no introduction to its bestselling Double Serum, which has received more than 8,000 rave reviews on the brand’s website alone. Now, the French beauty brand’s skincare family welcomes its latest botanically-charged superstar: the Double Serum Eye Global Age Control Concentrate, a serum dedicated to delivering top-notch care for the delicate skin around the eyes.
For those new to Clarins or who haven’t tried the legendary Double Serum, the Double Serum Eye Global Age Control Concentrate might just be the one to convert you. Like its all-powerful sister, Double Serum Eye is the most potent product Clarins has created for eye care, to date.
Think of it as the ultimate multi-vitamin for the skin around your eyes. Double Serum Eye supports the skin’s five key functions of hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection, and regeneration at the eye contour area – to diminish the signs of aging, like dark circles, puffiness, sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The new Double Serum Eye was developed with the discovery of a powerful botanical ingredient: the wild chervil, which is gently hand-harvested from Central France and extracted in the Clarins phytochemical lab. With more active elements than cultivated varieties, the wild chervil’s virtue lies in its ability to enhance skin’s natural production of alpha v integrins – proteins that maintain the cohesion between skin cells and stimulate skin’s vital functioning at a genetic level.
As our skin’s level of integrins reduces over time, signs of aging start to surface. This happens more quickly at the eye contour area than elsewhere, where skin is thinner and dryer due to the lower density of sebaceous glands. Clarins studied nearly 200 plants before discovering that the wild chervil extract can increase skin’s alpha v integrin production by an impressive 119%.
Wild chervil extract works in perfect synergy with Double Serum’s iconic turmeric extract and 11 other plant actives that make up the 96 percent natural-origin ingredients in Clarins Double Serum Eye. White horehound, for instance, helps protect skin against oxidation under blue light radiation (emitted not only by the sun but also digital screens), while avocado extract supports skin’s regeneration. The remaining 4 percent of the formula comprise a skin-friendly perfume and other synthetic ingredients that are needed to stabilise the serum.
With an emulsion to gel ratio of 1:2, both the Double Serum Eye and Double Serum have a composition that is very similar to our skin’s natural hydrolipidic film. Specially adapted for application to the eye contour area, the Double Serum Eye has a finer texture for rapid penetration and a comfortable, matte finish.
Boasting a “global” action that targets not one but all skin-aging signs at the eye contour area, Clarins Double Serum Eye is poised as a multi-tasking day-and-night product for both men and women, no matter their eye care concern. With regular application, the Double Serum Eye will yield immediate effects, like erasing signs of fatigue (especially for people under 30), say the brand representatives at the product’s launch.
According to Clarins, the Double Serum Eye promises both short- and long-term efficacy, with its youth-boosting benefits visible in as quickly as 7 days: 90% of testers reported smoother skin and 84% said their skin felt smoother and more even. Among Asian women testers, 97% said they were happy with the results after 28 days of use; they saw a reduction in wrinkles and signs of fatigue, reporting that the skin around their eyes looked younger.
So is Clarins Double Serum Eye the one we’ve been waiting for?
The results are promising so far. After a month of use, our editor found that her eye area looked less puffy, and her skin felt and looked smoother. Application was a breeze, thanks to the product’s non-oily, lightweight texture. Not only was the serum absorbed by skin almost instantly, but it also left an uplifting botanical fragrance.
The Clarins Double Serum Eye Global Age Control Concentrate retails at $115 and will be available on clarins.com.sg and at all Clarins counters from 1 Sep 2021.
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