It just felt like water
I had really high hopes for this. Unfortunately I did not notice a difference and it really did just feel like water. The water didn't feel moisturising and my skin didn't glow. I would not buy this again especially for the high price tag it comes with. Maybe those who are not fans of using essence or toning water will enjoy this as there is no real specific sensation when it is applied and it is fragrance free.
Pleasant to use
I found this product really lovely to use.
Had a please take smell, on greasy feel, nice and light in my face. I had slight pigmentation and freckles and my skin doesn't seeem that different- but maybe a little brighter, less dull which is a win in my opinion! Would continue to use!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I have been using this product for about 4 weeks now and I my skin is so happy showing off a healthy glow!! You only need a a few drops of this product as it is very watery and spreads easily over your skin. Your skin feels so hydrated after using the product. Would recommend this to anyone who wants an easy step towards their skin care.
I feel this product didn't offer much in terms of my skin concerns. I have combo sensitive skin, and although it didn't irritate me at all, I also didn't notice much difference in the brightness or overall complexion of my skin (which is a little uneven at the moment).
The product does offer some hydration and is a watery/toner consistency, so works well under other serums like hyaluronic acid etc, however for the price I probably won't repurchase unfortunately.
Not a must have...but a nice addition
I was intrigued by the idea of a facial essence, especially due to the price. At first I found it difficult to use - you are basically pouring water into your hands and then trying to apply it. I got the hang of it after a while, but it still seems kind of strange.
After using it I found that my pores were smaller and my skin felt fresher. I wouldn't say that it gave it much moisture. In fact, there were times that I skipped it after a shower because my skin felt like it needed something a bit heavier and more moisturising and this didn't cut it on that front.
All in all, it's a nice, luxe product for when you're feeling a bit fancy. If you want to add yet another step to your skincare routine, then go for it, but I wouldn't say it's a must have if you like to keep things simple.
Softer skin with no sensitivity
This is a nice simple essence that leaves the skin soft even after one use. I have sensitive skin and found no issues with this product. I did not however notice any brightening effect to my skin. I enjoy using the product but for the price point, I expect it to do what it claims.
I really love this product. It made my skin instantly feel both fresher and more loved. I noticed that my skin looked brighter with continued use.
It's easy to apply and let's face it, Lacôme tends to make quite incredible products.
It is easy to apply and I didn't need much product to make a difference.
My only thing would be the price point. It's a bit more expensive than I would like, so not sure I could consistently add it to my routine. But if that's not a problem- then I would highly recommend.
Loved the opportunity to be able to trial this. I have been using this for 4 weeks and I have noticed my skin is more balanced and even. I have applied this both morning and evening to clean skin after cleansing before applying my moisturiser or facial oil. I didn't know what to expect, but I was very impressed with how gentle this was for my skin, and I also very much enjoyed the subtle to zero scent of the product. The consistency is very watery, so I applied into my palm and then I dabbed it onto my skin. I loved how well the product absorbed into my skin, leaving no residue on top, which made for a really nice base to then apply my moisturiser or oil. I found overall my skin is a lot brighter, clearer and hydrated by the end of the trial period.
Not for Me
For me personally I didn’t see any purpose for this product. I had put into my normal skincare routine and it felt like it was an unnecessary step and was just extra product on my skin I didn’t need despite it feeling nice when applied.
Leaves my skin soft and bright
I’ve been using this for two weeks now and really loving it. My skin feels softer and hydrated, even during winter which is when my skin tends to dry out. My face is also visibly brighter and looks refreshed – I even received a compliment saying just that. Unlike other products, this doesn’t irritate my skin, even when I apply it in the morning and at night.
Baby skin in a bottle!
I have tried other essences before but this one was different. It was certainly a thin, watery texture (what you want in an essence) and sunk into the skin beautifully, but it was the way my skin felt immediately after. The only way I can describe it is, my skin felt immediately softened! Still plump and hydrated as expected, but yes, softened like baby skin.
Other than that I wasn't expecting much else from the product, except that in the morning after using it in the evening, I definitely noticed my complexion was clearer and brighter, no joke! Certainly a surprise as I can be quite pale and ghastly in the morning. I used this for a few weeks now and surely, each time I used it in the evening I woke up with a more even skin tone and oxygenated complexion. I'm sure the addition of exfoliating acids could be responsible for this and before you get concerned, I experienced absolutely no irritation with this product at all. Even on days my skin was sensitive, this product was incredibly soothing and caused no tingling, burning or itchy sensations at all.
Honestly, I really enjoyed this product and would recommend - great ingredients, cosmetically elegant, no fragrance, beautiful results - my only qualm is the price. A bit much but if you have a little to splurge, by all means grab a bottle and check out the results for yourself!
Cannot live without!!!
I was so surprised how much I ended up liking this product! My skin was so much more smoother, glowy and plump after a week of use. I had never used an essence before but I will definitely go buy more of this product. This product worked so well with my other skincare - it has also made me want to try more Lancome. I noticed that my pores were smaller and I had less breakouts. Highly recommend this product
Not worth the hype
Not worth the price.
Unfortunately the toner is super watery and you tend to waste more product than you can use , it's hard to apply to your face as it runs off your skin before you can pay in.
At first my skin turned flaky and dry but after using the product for a week it did remove all my dead skin.
However it didn't make my skin more hydrated or even.
It should be marketed as an enzyme exfoliate.
Wouldn't use again.
Light chemical exfoliation
This toner-like product is an oil in watery essence, so you have to shake to combine the ingredients. It applies lightly with no heavy feeling. It is supposed to be used before the Lancome Genefique serum, but I did not have that on hand. After nearly 3 weeks of use, I felt my skin was slightly brighter and less congested on my nose and chin, but haven’t been wowed to purchase. The full size packaging looks very interesting with an included whisk in the bottle, but unfortunately I was using deluxe samples (3 x 10ml), so I can’t comment on the real packaging in real life.
This product works!
Absolutely loved this product!
Noticed results within two days, my skin tone appeared much more even and I noticed my complexion brighter and smoother.
There was no fragrance, which I liked, the watery consistency made it easy to wash over the face with my hands, it soaks into the skin beautifully.
I have already recommended this product to my friends, as I was so happy with how quickly it worked. It is a little on the pricey side, but if you can afford it - it's definitely worth the investment in my opinion, I will be buying some for myself.
Not For Me
I was excited to give this product a try, but unfortunately it didn’t live up to my expectations. The consistency was like water and it did feel refreshing upon application. I found however, that after 2 weeks of consistent use it didn’t make any difference to my skin. If anything it made it a little drier. It possibly needed longer for a more accurate review; however, I ran out of product as it was just a trial consisting of 3 small sample bottles. For the price point, I will not be buying this product to give it a longer chance.
I received 3 small vials of this to trial over a number of weeks. I found that I really didn’t notice any difference to my skin in this time. The only positive I can find is that is did marginally add to the hydration of my skin but I found it took a long time to absorb. I did like the very mild scent but I don’t think I could justify the price of purchasing this myself
Improved my skin tone
This product has a very watery consistency almost like a toner. It felt nice and fresh on my skin and got rid of a lot of congestion. It did make my skin look clearer and feel more smooth but that was the extent. It is a expensive buy and I’m considering purchasing the full size as it has improved my skin.
Chemical Fragrance and Watery Consistancy
I was fortunate to get on the review team to trial the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence. I found the product was like a watery consistency and had a chemical/dish-washing liquid like smell. I found it was a bit difficult to apply it as I had to literally pour the product out onto my hand, which resulted in half the contents of the sample bottle pouring into my palm. Then once applied to my skin, I noticed my skin was slightly moisturised, however it was hard to tell if this was from the product, or because I used so much of the product because it was hard to get out of the bottle. I probably wouldn't recommend this product to others given the high cost and little results.
Im unsure about this product, it left my skin feeling soft and hydrated initially. However, after using morning and night for two weeks, there was little visible change to my skin.
I do have really sensitive skin and this product did not irate my skin at all. However, was quite hard to apply as it was very runny with a consistency of water.
I dont think it is worth the price point for the amount of change which occured.