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!
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.
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Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.