Clarins Double Serum

Tally Ho product junkies!

This weeks blog will be featuring a special lady. Fran’s mum! She has been busy putting Clarins Double Serum to the test…so listen up!

‘Hi all. My name is Bernice and I am 68 years old. My skin has always been quite good but as I’ve got older it has become quite dry and lost its elasticity. I often get dry flaky patches around my nose and as I live in Spain, the problem has become acute with the dry hot weather. I also suffer with redness, especially on my cheeks. MadeUp gave me a sample of Clarins Double Serum so I thought I would give it a try. It’s an anti ageing product claiming to even out skin tone and boost hydration as well as smooth wrinkles.

Over the years, I have always tried to look after my skin, cleansing morning and night and moisturising. I’ve used good creams, but never thought to add a serum into the mix. I was a quite sceptical at first as I thought it might be be oily, but in actual fact it’s quite the opposite. I used one pump every morning and evening before moisturising for 8 weeks and the results were very good. When I applied the product over my face and neck, it absorbed into my skin very well without leaving any residue. It’s fairly rich so a little goes a long way.

The plumpness has returned to my skin and it feels much more hydrated. The dry flaky patches have stopped and my skin feels so much fresher and brighter. I would definitely recommend it to all my friends. It’s quite expensive at £55 but my advice would be to get a sample from the Clarins counter to see if you like it as you will no doubt see and feel a difference only after a couple of days.’

You can find it here.

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Jeepers, creepers…where dya get those peepers…

Long days and late nights have done little to help the current state of my eyes. Being a London girl, I don’t often get the recommended 8 hours sleep a night that I’m supposed to and I’m sure there’s a lot of you that are the same situation as me. My eyes are puffy and quite purple when I’m not wearing a heavy duty concealer. Unfortunately, as ‘I’m no spring chicken’ which my husband lovingly told me the other day (he was just joking – I’m assured) I have decided to try a new eye serum from Clinique which I’m told, should improve the darkness around my eyes. It’s called ‘Even Better Eyes’ and when applied twice daily, it promises to create a brighter, more even toned look for eyes….

The sciencey bit..

‘NEW Even Better Eyes has the power to brighten the appearance of the entire eye area. Plumping hydration makes thin eye-area skin appear less transparent and the cooling massage tip refreshes tired-looking eyes. Optics instantly brighten all skins, fair to deep’.

I’m going to try it for two weeks to see how it fares. I started using it today and as far as texture goes its very light and leaves my eyes feeling smooth which is a good start plus I’ve been applying with my finger as I’m not keen on the idea of applying from the nib. This way I can control the amount I apply and be careful not to drag the skin around my eye. Pricing wise it’s £28 for 10ml. Ouch! I’ll let you know how I get on…

Failing that, I’m going to spend a fiver on these glasses.

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