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 .
Softer and brighter
This product is lightweight water like consistently and easy to apply. It absorbs quickly with no odour and leaves skin feeling fresh. Light enough to apply daily under moisturiser and have noticed a reduction in scaring and fine lines. My skin feels brighter and healthier after just a few weeks.
It's an expensive essence and while it dies what it claims it's not something I can afford to purchase again in the near future
Okay product, not worth the price IMO
I received a small trial of this product, whilst it was hydrating - I didn't see a huge improvement in my skin and I wouldn't look to purchase it again given the high price tag.
Not my favourite
I was graciously gifted a small sample of this product to review. I did not find this product did much for my skin at all, however it may work better or differently for other people.
I could not see myself spending that much money to purchase this item
Improved the texture and tone of my skin!
The Lancome Clarifique Dual Essence face serum makes a difference to my skin. Within the first few days of using it morning and night after cleansing, before moisturising, my skin felt smoother and firmer without being dry. The smell was minimal which I think is best for skin products, but I did struggle applying it without losing some off my hands as it's very watery and there is no easy way to apply it. I would recommend this product for anyone willing to spend on skincare but personally couldn't justify the cost. It definitely improved the texture and tone of my skin and I enjoyed trying this product.
I really really wanted to love this product but it just didn't do anything for me. I have been using it consistently for four weeks and have noticed no significant changes in my skin. I received 3 deluxe sample size bottles which just had a normal opening, no pump or stopper to reduce the amount of product poured out which i found extremely difficult to use as the consistency is that of water. I think this kind of product would be much better in a form of wipe or in a different bottle. I unfortunately can't recommend this product as I had no luck with it and it is very expensive and I have used much better product for a lot less of the cost.