We’re swapping our serums for this lightweight essence for summer

Skin clarity on 100

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / December 15 2020

In case the heat waves we’ve been experiencing haven’t been clue enough: summer is here. And that means we’re making the switch to lighter formulas.

Though in the past we might have lauded the lightweight properties of serums, essences have swung in to take the title for ‘best fast-absorbing formula’. Sitting comfortably between the watery consistency of a toner and a silky serum, essences are the perfect addition to summer skin care routines, especially for those of us prone to oily outbreaks.

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence is one such delectably delicate offering. With a lipidic-enriched formula containing grapeseed oil and French beech bud extract, this skin-refining wonderkid brightens the complexion and visibly plumps and tightens skin. The magic to this formula is the unique 97/3 ratio which helps to improve the skin's natural mechanism of cell renewal for refined texture and tone. Oof, we like the sound of that!


Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence

And, we’re not the only ones, either. Our Review Crew® members had the opportunity to try the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence for themselves, and while many of them were virginal to the essence experience, they were very quick converts. One reviewer, Rhianna, said of her experience, “an extra step or you can ditch your current serum all together! I noticed a visible change in my skin, it has a lovely glow since adding it to my routine!”.

According to REVIEWcrew® member, Jessica, the essence was fast-absorbing but nourishing: “It applies with a water like texture and dries almost immediately. I found it left my skin feeling nourished and left a soft glow.” Another of our members, Helen, sang its praises as an excellent primer for other skin care and makeup: “I used this immediately after double cleansing and it helped to provide some hydration back to my skin and was almost like a primer for my skincare… It helped my skin feel tight, more refined and hydrated.”

So, based on the advice of our Review Crew®, Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence is set to become the star of our summer skin care routines. Catch us this summer sans unwanted skin texture, with our complexions looking toned, and our faces bright.

Like the sound of this hardworking essence? Read more Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence reviews.

Main image credit: @lancomeofficial

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).