Hydrating but not quite clarifying
I love adding extra treats to my routine - mists, toner & essence all fall in this category for me. I don't find them essential but more like cherry on the cake.
I have been using this essence for about three weeks now. First impression - There is a faint fragrance but nothing that would ever bother me. The texture of the essence is also as expected - viscosy water. Initially I felt like the product wasn't sinking in properly but eventually my skin accepted it and it started to sink in much better. The concept is of whisk is still something I haven't figured out. The oily droplets in this essence do remain seperate no matter how hard you shake the bottle and the whisk is certainly not making it easier or adding any value in my opinion - but may be there is something I have missed out in noticing. I do like the pretty bottle design but would have certainly liked it more with a dropper or at least without the whisk which absolutely serves no purpose.
Experience - in terms of effect, I really had high hopes given the price point but haven't noticed any dramatic difference in my skin texture, tone or any other aspect. It does add a layer of hydration and while that is always desirable, a simple rose water mist can also serve this purpose. Apart from aesthetic appeal of the brand, luxury packaging and light scent making it more appealing, I am not if I see real value in this product. To be very honest, my skin is very used to products with acids, fruit enzyme masks and other such chemical exfoliants. So maybe my expectations and experience are of that dramatic difference and this product is more of gentle treat. It might be more suitable for younger and/or sensitive skin in that case.
Sensitive skin beware.
Love the glass bottle, it feels very luxurious.my skin is very sensitive and dry so I like that it has no fragrance! It felt slightly tingly when I applied it and after using it a few times I think it made my skin a little dry. This is due to me already having very dry skin though. If you have normal or oily/combo skin I think you’d like it. My skin felt smoother and looks brighter which I’m happy with. Had to take off a star because it’s very expensive and I think I could find a similar product for cheaper thats better for my sensitive dry skin. But if it’s in your budget go for it!
Great product, value for money
The only other essence I have used as the SKII pitera product. Comparing the 2, the lancome product definitely has a stronger fragrance smell. I quite like the glitter effect of the essence but I don't think it actually does anything for the skin!
SKII product seems to be 'lighter' as it absorbs quicker into my skin, though the Lancome product absorbs well too - just not as fast
I find that after using the essence, my skin does feel tighter and is a good precursor for the Lancome Genifique Serum. The two are a good combination!
The product size is also quite generous for the price point, so I would definitely choose this product!
The Lancôme Clarifique dual essence is honestly so perfect one for individuals who have sensitive skin like mine. I have used it twice a day, once in the morning and then again in the evening, I saw it visibility it helps my skin becoming smoother and heathier. I love this product. Strongly recommend!
Not something I'd buy personally
Received this in the mail and as someone who has never used an essence I would have LOVED some instructions on either the box or the bottle. I was also a bit disappointed that the application process is messy and is wasteful. In regards to the product itself I havent noticed any difference to my skin at all. On the upside I have sensitive skin and it hasn't caused any reactions, has no fragrance and once you know how to apply it, it goes on well.
Light and refreshing
Light and refreshing - I received this in the sample size but ended up pouring it into a spray bottle for easier application.
It’s quite a watery essence with a light scent which is quite pleasant but I would recommend layering this up after a toner then further moisturisers to feel the added benefit of lighter hydration and brightening.
I did notice a brighter complexion after use but the difference is quite minimal.
A great product for beginners
I have dry skin and I am a long time user of chemical exfoliating. This product is great for a beginner as it does brighten the skin however I found that my skin didn’t have a huge change using this product as compared to other exfoliators.
Needs a better delivery system
I have been using this product for a number of weeks now. I wouldn’t say I’ve seen a significant difference but also havent had any adverse reactions to it either. It had little to no fragrance which is nice. However I found it difficult to apply, it was messy, either you lost product attempting to apply it with your hands or used too much using a cotton ball. I liked how it felt on my skin, but again did not notice much difference.
Not entirely sure what it's supposed to do
I'm pretty disappointed with this product, to say the least. I'm just not sure it did anything, despite using it twice a day and as directed. The texture of the product is quite watery - which is expected for an essence - and has no scent - which is good for those with sensitive skin - but given that there were not really any discernible results, it kind of felt like I was putting expensive water on my face. I didn't notice any changes to the texture or quality of my skin with the integration of this product, and probably would not reach to use it as it feels like a bit of a pointless step in my routine.
I have really really enjoyed this essence by Lancome. Immediately it felt so nice on my skin and I liked the way my skin looked after using - definitely helped make my pores appear smaller. I would definitely say that the essence has helped with brightness and hydration for my skin. It is a watery texture which helps it absorb quite quickly into the skin. The product says you must shake before using and you can really see that shaking it does make a difference with the ingredients combining. Because I have loved the way this has made my skin look I will definitely purchase this (even with the shock-factor price tag). I just find myself looking forward to using this in the evenings and it has become an essential part of my skin care routine.
Skin felt hydrated!
I was excited to try this Facial Essence especially because I have used Lancome products previously and loved them!
This essence has a consistency that mimics water with the exception of the tiny oil particles that you can see in the bottle. It can be a little hard to apply as it is so liquidity.
The essence felt very light on the skin and absorbed instantaneously leaving my face feeling fresh and hydrated. My skin did feel plumper while using this product. Overall i did enjoy the product but for the price tag I probably won’t be repurchasing as there are other products on the market which give similar results with a much more affordable price tag.
Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence
I have been using the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence for about a month. I was really excited to try this and was expecting big things. Unfortunately it didn’t really do much that I noticed in that time frame. It is refreshing, and suitable for sensitive skin. It did provide some mild hydration and was easy to incorporate into my skin routine. However for me, this did not live up to the expectations.
Didn't make much of a difference
I found this essence applied like a hydrating, watery toner. My skin felt smooth and hydrated after application but that's about it. Unfortunately no brightening effects. I have oily skin and use a lot of actives in order to help brighten it, and this doesn't really have any brightening ingredients. I wouldn't pay such a high price for a product that does so little. I don't know who would be better suited to this, perhaps those with dry skin in need of hydration who need to use an essense in their skincare routine.
I’m not sure how to feel about this
I’ve never written a bad review but I just don’t really know what this product was meant to be. I felt like maybe a toner ? But after usage my skin felt dried out. The scent was a little off for me too, kinda like a very faint smell of nail polish remover almost. I overall unfortunately don’t really have anything to say about this product because I didn’t see any sort of beneficial difference after usage. I would expect far more for the price
A gentle product that gets results.
I was pleased to trial this high end product. First, the things I didn't like: It was quite a watery texture which made application difficult. It also meant the product didn't feel as luxe as I was expecting. In avoiding adding a fragrance, it meant the product had a bit of a chemical scent, which also wasn't particularly appealing.
However, there were plenty of positives. My skin was definitely brighter and more hydrated, and it was pleasant to use once I got the hang of application. I have very sensitive skin and I found this didn't irritate my skin at all, which is a massive bonus. I did feel like my skin quality improved over the weeks I used it, which you can't put a price on.
As part of an every day routine, this is a lovely product that is non-irritating and does show results.
Smoothing and hydrating
This product did improve the texture and hydration of my skin. After losing quite a bit of product in the first application as it's a very thin liquid, I started using it with cotton balls and it did seem to work better.
I like the ingredients and lack of fragrance which means it's not irritating, and I did see a difference in the texture and hydration of my skin. It isn't a holy grail product for me but I did enjoy it.
Only downside is the price!
Reallyyyyyy love this product. I apply after cleansing and use it like a toner. It doesn’t strip my skin. It makes my skin feel so soft afterwards and bonus, it smells great. Only downside is how expensive it is. I received a sample size and unfortunately, probably wouldn’t buy the full size.
I sadly have to say as much I was excited to trail this product but to my disappointment I never as any improvement or anything different on my skin ! It was like adding another step to my skincare routine with no results! It’s like water , very runny consistency which makes it very hard to apply and if you try to use cotton your are wasting so much product hence it’s an expensive essence ! Not sure if I will buy or recommend it to my friends or family!
Good product but too expensive
I used this product morning and night for 2 weeks, until the trial vials were empty but I don't believe it was enough time to see any change. I usually use a an alcohol based toner and I found that this product doesn't clean the skin as well. Although it didn't clean my skin as well as I would have liked, it did leave it feeling soft and smooth. I wouldn't pay the $$ for this product but it depends what kind of toner you prefer, an alcohol based toner that cleans well or a gentle toner that makes your skin feel soft. It comes down to personal preference.
Not right for my skin
This product has been a good addition to my skincare routine however i would not use this again in the future as the formula is not right for my acne prone skin. I do however love how the product feels on the face .