Back in February when the New England wind was whipping the air, the Boston snow was saturating the streets and the raw elements of winter were literally eating away at my delicate 30-something-year-old skin, I was convinced that spring and my once supple skin were nowhere in sight.
Lucky for me, as I applied yet another layer of moisturizer to my cracking crow’s feet and parched laugh lines, I was rescued by an invitation to the fountain of youth. Joining other beauty conscious Bostonians one evening, I headed to Clarins at Bloomingdales to dabble in something different; something refined; something known as Double Serum.
The new anti-aging treatment is a blend of 20 pure plant extracts and potent high-tech molecules that has been in the works for nearly 27 years. Double Serum joins hydric (water-based) and lipidic (oil-based) components in a dual chamber, one pump system to deliver an electrifying elixir that smoothes and tones skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines.
According to Clarins, this revolutionary concentrate is the only product on the market designed to reactivate skin’s five vital functions: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration. Natural ingredients including macadamia, kiwi and avocado make the miracle good enough to eat.
Jean Fayard, a beauty expert with the luxury cosmetics line, conducted skincare and makeup tutorials for the beauty-obsessed bunch. Fayard explained that one pump of Double Serum applied to the face is all that's needed to achieve lasting results. She stressed the importance of lightly patting the serum to the face rather than using a curricular motion which can cause harm to the skin's surface.
For the last four weeks, I have incorporated Double Serum into my nightly skin regime and have been faithfully applying the formula to my face and neck. I have noticed a moderate difference in the appearance of my pesky fine lines (so far), but have witnessed a dramatic difference in my skin's overall texture. The oil-water ratio in Double Serum has served as a nice balance to my combination skin; adding moisture to my cheekbones and keeping my oily T-zone under control.
Along with a dose of Double Serum to sample, Clarins' generous goodie bag included an array of lip colors from their Rouge Eclat collection and BB Skin Perfecting Creams. I have been enjoying my first experience using a BB cream and have found that the product's mix of moisture, protection and coverage is perfect for casual daywear.
Do something special for your skin this weekend and visit Clarins to sample something new for spring.
Products were courtesy of Clarins.