Clarins makes cool products, plain and simple. I love them! They’re always coming out with something new, something special. One of the latest, launched in September, targets one of the most challenging beauty problems: that of dark spots and blotchy skin tone. Clarins’s new Vital Light Serum ($85.00 1 fl. oz.) works on dark spots with a high tech serum that uses the anti-ageing properties of pioneer plants and palmitoyl glycine (a nourishing lipid).This is a powerful serum that is supposed to face out dark spots, it brighten age-related dull skin tone, and help smooth and repair lines and smooth wrinkles. The serum may be powerful, but it’s pleasant to use, with a silky, gel texture. It should be used daily on face and neck, after cleansing, and under a day or night cream. You don’t need much but over time, in less than two week, this “super serum” may help to make your skin look tighter, younger, more luminous, and of course, diminish dark spots.
For those who want “the tech-speak” here’s what is advertised as Vital Light Serum’s Key Ingredients:
Latest ingredient scientifically proven to help reduce the pigmentation process at its source which causes dark spots.
Hexylresorcinol has the same effectiveness as hydroquinone, an anti dark spot ingredient used in the pharmaceutical industry.
A natural molecule/ 100% safe/0% Toxicity.
A pioneer plant that promotes evening of skin tone
WALTHERIA and COCHLEARIA:
Restores Deep Luminosity and diminishes complexion dullness.
Reduces lines and wrinkles while firming the skin.
I can’t use anything long enough to claim a result, and dark spots aren’t an issue for me, but according to Clarins, in just 2 weeks:
71% of women noticed a reduced appearance of their dark spots.
99% of women found the formula to be safe and tolerable.
84% stated that their skin was firmer.
85% saw a complexion that was radiant, luminous.
57% said that wrinkles were diminished.
Yes, it’s a fairly pricey serum, but good ones are usually expensive (someone has to pay for all that research). Whenever I write about a product that deals with a difficult beauty issue, I have to caution that sometimes, it’s ok to splurge when the problem isn’t going to be solved by something else. While I can’t claim that your dark spots will disappear and you’ll look 20 years younger, I can say that it’s worth a try. For starter, a serum is a lot cheaper than more invasive methods of removing dark spots or “youth-enizing” skin, so why not try it? If you have the budget, you’ve got little to lose, but your “spots.”
Visit www.clarins.com or stop by your favorite Clarins makeup counter (they may have a sample for you to try, too).