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Clarins Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate

What it is:A two-in-one groundbreaking serum featuring two age-defying formulas for youthful-looking skin. What it is formulated to do:Powered by 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules, Clarins award-winning bestseller combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that supports skin’s natural, vital functions. In as little as four weeks, you’ll see firmer skin, reduced appearance of wrinkles, a more even skintone, and less visible pores. What else you need to know:This product is effective for all skin types, ages, and ethnicities. In Clarins worldwide internal data from retail sales in value and volume, it received ‘bestseller’ amongst Clarins products, from January to September 2013. Research results:In a satisfaction test on 197 women after just 4 weeks: - 87% saw firmer skin - 79% saw reduced wrinkles - 88% saw a more even skintone - 87% saw less visible pores
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Questions & Answers for Clarins Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate

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Two products?
I purchased this about a month ago and feel like its not lasting as long as it should for $85. It's about 3/4 empty judging by the side of the formula you can actually see. I use one pump in the morning and one at night. I started wondering if the other side hasn't been coming through the pump??? I only see one product when it comes out but they say to mix them together in your hand? Should i have used this much already using two pumps a day or did I just get a bad pump? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
mimi318
(Charleston, SC)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
7 answers
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answer 1
When the product is dispensed into my hand, I am visibly able to see a clear oil and another orange/gold colored oil. If you don't see both, you might have a bad pump/bottle. I also use two pumps per day (one pump in the morning and one in the evening) and I have noticed that I am going through this product a lot faster than I had hoped for the amount of money I spent.
answered 4 weeks, 1 day ago
karnj
(NYC)
answer 2
There is nothing on the "other side". It's just package marketing.
The oil floats above the rest of the product, if you look after you pump it on your had you can see it float up...just mix it together.
answered 3 months ago
nikkij
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I think you might have gotten a bad pump. When you squeeze the serum on to the palm of your hand you should be able to see a mixture of clear serum and a golden yellow colored serum, if not, you should go to a local Sephora for an exchange. I think they are very lenient about these kind of problems. :)
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answered 8 months ago
Babeexchii
(Baldwin Park, CA)
answer 4
This product also has Pentylene Glycolis which is a bad chemical. It is in antifreeze which you put in your car. Also known to cause dermatitis. Look it up. And I was gonna trade Shisedo for Clarins. NOT!
answered 10 months ago
happy123456
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 5
I think you have a bad pump...mine doesn't do that.....I use a little 2 pumps and have had for 3 months or so....
answered 11 months ago
Beckycatlin
(Calnvielle il)
answer 6
I had the same question. It looks like only one product is coming out but it is working for me. I also really hate when products don't allow you to see how much you have left.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
njcathi
(Marlton NJ)
answer 7
I haven't broken it open but suspect the opaque side is empty. The bottle lists 1 ounce total and that is about the size of the clear side.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
cynthiaoh
(Youngstown, OH)
Question
does this have a cosmetic or perfumed fragrance? i prefer fragrance free skincare
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(tampa, fl.)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
7 answers
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answer 1
yes there is a fragrance but not too over powering
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kikikin
(New York)
answer 2
this product has a light herbal fragrance similar to many Clarins products.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
carriee
(Des Plaines, IL)
answer 3
Yes, a strong floral fragrance that lingers.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
sks630
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 4
There is a fragrance. I think it smells good (kind of a floral/fruity smell), but if you want something completely fragrance free, you probably wont' like it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sj52
(Arlington, VA)
answer 5
Yes, it has fragrance in it. It's listed as "parfum/fragrance". I personally like how it smells even though I am sensitive to fragrances. It's not too strong.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
pharmgirl0105
answer 6
According to the ingredients list, this has fragrance in it. It's fairly high up in the list, too. I read every label, because I'm allergic to a lot of stuff, fragrance included.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
piksea
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 7
From their web site:
Ingredients
Katafray bark extract, hyaluronic acid : moisturising.
Organic perilla and macadamia oils: nourish the skin.
Organic quinoa and green tea extract: protective action.
Maritime pine extract, organic rosehip oil: oxygenize the skin.
Organic green banana extract, thyme and bocoa: regenerating action.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
damededrama
(Panhandle Florida)
Question
Can you use this around your eyes?
Specifically, on the crow's feet and under-eye area?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Jillicio
(Allendale, MI)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
6 answers
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answer 1
YES. I love using this around my eyes, especially at night. Not really during the day, if I am going to wear eye makeup, because of the oils in it it will make my mascara messy a bit.
answered 6 months ago
LovieSage
(Jackson, NJ)
answer 2
I thought the same thing when I first started using this product. If you look closely, under good lighting, you will see an amber colored serum as well as a very pale almost clear serum. I use one pump morning and night after I shower, damp skin seems to absorb the product better allowing me to use less. I've had my serum two months and am about 4/5 of the way through the product. It does seem to go pretty quickly, but the results I have had have been absolutely amazing.
answered 11 months ago
Vonnie902
(Phelan, Ca)
answer 3
No, you should only use products made specifically for the eye area under your eyes. This conpany makes a great eye product. I got a sample, it's called Total Eye Concentrate.
answered 1 year ago
1baileygirl
(Caldwell, NJ)
answer 4
I have been using this around the eyes. No problems.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Mmcita
(San Antonio)
answer 5
Not at all crazy about this particular Clarins products. Strong fragrance gave me a headache and a greasy film that sat on my skin.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
sks630
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 6
No but they do have a product in this line for eyes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
khb2008
(louisville, ky)
Question
Can this product cause acne?
I really want to try this product and I love face oils. I have very acne prone skin and I was wondering if this product has made anyones skin worse or has causes anyone to get acne?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
beautyqueen19
(OH)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
5 answers
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answer 1
I still have the occasional breakout (1-2 pimples) before my cycle (I'm 27, I thought acne was a thing of the past!) but the product does not irritate or worsen the breakout. You'd think otherwise because of the oils in the product, but my scars and texture has vastly improved since I began using Double Serum.
answered 11 months ago
Vonnie902
(Phelan, Ca)
answer 2
After using it for a couple of weeks, I'm not entirely sure. I've seen some spots go away from using this, but then again, I feel like I have small blemishes from this. It could be poor timing or it could be that I am not using any anti-acne treatments. This does have mineral oil in it so I would suggest not using it if your skin does not like any kind of oils. Mineral oil is supposedly suffocating to the skin. However, if your acne is pretty well-controlled, this serum is amazing.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
pharmgirl0105
(Waco, TX)
answer 3
It made my skin break out after I used it for about a week. Quickly after stopping, my skin cleared up again. I wish I didn't buy the full size bottle:(
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sj52
(Arlington, VA)
answer 4
It made my skin worse by just using it for 1 week. The sales associate that helped me while I was returning said I should try it for 1 month, but NO THANKS. I already noticed my pores getting bigger & clogged.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
christina84
(Buena Park, CA)
answer 5
Maybe it's just my skin, but I found that this has really helped diminish my breakouts, and any pigmentation I get from my breakouts. It did take about 2 weeks of using it everyday at night to notice, but it worked for me. I did not break out, if anything, they have really diminished. I'm super happy with this product. But probably, like everyone else, I like it as a night serum, it might be too shiny for the morning.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
peachydreams
(Boston, MA)
Question
Does this prodcut have exfoliating properties?
I'm wondering if it's good or bad to use it with Tretinoin (generic Retin A), which I use twice a week. I wouldn't use them at the same time, but just wonder how they might interact or hurt my skin. Thanks!
asked 10 months ago
anyac
(Brooklyn, NY)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
3 answers
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answer 1
No exfoliating properties.... it is smooth - very 'wet' almost. incredibly hydrating.
answered 6 months ago
LovieSage
(Bradley Beach, NJ)
answer 2
That's exactly what I do. I even use it right after applying the trenoid cream to dminish the irritation. Totally fine to use.
answered 8 months ago
peachydreams
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
I was disappointed in this product, and it's Clarins! It made my oily/combo skin oilier, and I was assured it would not do so. Perhaps it will work better for others.
answered 10 months ago
sks630
(Honolulu, HI)
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Can someone explain to me why it is an issue that this product contains mineral oil?
I have been seeing that a lot of reviewers don't like that this product has mineral oil. Could someone explain?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Akron, OH)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
3 answers
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answer 1
There is a company , can't think of the name right now but it starts with an "A", has been telling gullible women that mineral oil is bad for us. Never explains why other than it's a petroleum based product. So women are trying to stay away from mineral oil...a product that is in just about every major beauty product on the market. I use it to take my waterproof eye makeup off, I am 55 years old and not one wrinkle around my eyes.....I'm still alive so I guess it's not all bad.
answered 3 months ago
nikkij
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I think it's because people think that oil clogs pores and causes break outs. It probably does, but if your skin is not break-out prone, then this product is really good, and I feel like that mineral oil is actually helping the cells repair damage (because I think our skin needs oil to stay hydrated, and to keep our cells full, not damaged?).
answered 8 months ago
naturalyetgirly
(New York, NY)
answer 3
There was a site that came up on good, probably the 2nd or 3rd link. Basically it's a filler to make more of a product, like adding water to juice, it tastes pretty much the same but now you have more of it. And is also acts as a barrier on your skin. So if you have oily skin your skin won't be able to release it and your pores may get clogged. But on the plus side it will also keep moisture in and on your face as opposed to drying from the air. There are pros and cons and again it will always vary between peoples skin.

I use this religiously, morning and night and my skin has never felt and looked better. (I have "normal" skin my face doesn't get too oily or too dry but I am sad about the size of my pores around my nose and towards my cheeks) It is pricey but to me its worth the price because of the way my skin has turned out from it.
answered 11 months ago
cupcakejolie
(Westbury, NY)
Question
is it safe to use if you are pregnant?
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Anonymous
(silver spring, MD)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
1 answer
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answer 1
We recommend consulting your physician on the safety of using products while pregnant.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can this be used in conjunction with Retin A?
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
spanishlady
(Helena, AL)
on Double Serum® Complete Age Control Concentrate
1 answer
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answer 1
I am not keen on this Clarins product. It made my skin very oily.
answered 5 months ago
sks630
(Honolulu, HI)
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