Pros: nourishing, great in winter, skin glows
Cons: very expensive, pump cannot be tipped
WHY I USE CLARINS
I first got turned on to Clarins a few years ago. I had always remembered reading that Janine Turner of Northern Exposure used it and I had never seen anyone with such beautiful milky skin in my life. Genetics are one thing, but moisturizing the skin definitely benefits as well. I compared the Clarins products to others and even had a friend feel my skin on each cheek and she could feel the difference. Clarins is luxurious!
CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM
This is Clarins "liquid gold" of their product line and contains so many plant extracts and essential oils that it is likely worth it's weight in "gold". I have purchased it twice over a two year period.
Be careful how you use the pump. Do not tilt it to spray into palm of hand; always keep it upright or else the liquid on one side will come out, but not the other - and you will end up with half your product not used at the end. The product is supposed to combine when you pump so all the ingredients stay fresh and react with one another appropriately. So don't tip the bottle! Luckily the Clarins attendant was very nice and exchanged my first half-empty bottle for a new one because I was not informed how to use it the first time.
HOW IT FEELS
I love applying this to my face in summer or winter. You are supposed to apply it at night and let it sit and nourish your skin as you sleep, but I love to put it on during the day when I want to have that healthy glow. I'm not sure if it is really making my skin look younger or if I just love the luxurious feeling of wearing it and doing something good to pamper myself! But overall, I have had some complements on my skin over those two years since using Clarins products, and particularily this one.
WHO SHOULD USE IT
I would reccomend it for nearly anyone other than those who do not like oily products on their face. It does sink in quickly and is very gentle so I am quite happy with the texture. It is intended as one of their anti-aging products, but is also considered a "booster" for anyone who just wants to give their skin a little lift and glow.
Note: I have never had break-outs using this product and my skin is very sensitive.
Anyone who cannot fathom spending that much money on a beauty product.