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Clarins Double Concentrate

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I am usually less experimental when it comes to trying out on new skincare products during the summer months. As bad as this sounds, all I need is a good cleanser & sunscreen and I’m good to go. Autumn/Wintertime are unquestionably the seasons where I start switching things up and adding more steps to my skincare regime. There is something so soothing about applying a nourishing treat to your face when it’s cold and drizzly outside.

If you know me then you’ll know that I enjoy discovering new skincare gems and sharing them with the rest of the world! So you can only imagine that I was utterly thrilled when John Lewis asked me if I wanted to pick out my favourite beauty products from their The Edit; Winter-Ready Beauty Collection. The idea behind the collection is to discover and share the products that will care for your skin throughout the winter months and restore your skin to its summer radiance.

I have to admit that it was extremely difficult to pick out my favourites as all of the products look incredible! Above any other skincare product, I like to try out different serums as I feel they can make a massive difference to how your skin looks and feels. When I saw that the Clarins Double Serum and the Sarah Chapman Ultra Recovery Booster were in the collection, they had to be mine! I have tried several samples of these serums and each provided different results to my skin, which I will touch on in more detail. 🙂



Sarah Chapman is London’s most sought-after facialist. Her skincare line Skinesis came from her desire to create transformative products and I can safely say that the recovery booster is nothing short of wonderful.

This targeted serum booster provides specialised support for your skin. Its comforting omega-rich booster combines all the power of essential fatty acids (Omegas 3, 6 and 9) with anti-inflammatories and a probiotic to relieve and supercharge your skin.  Skin soothing power actives help strengthen irritated, weakened, stressed skin for a healthier looking complexion. It is suitable for all skin types – even for my sensitive skin.

You can use this booster both in the AM or PM, but I personally like to use it in the evening and add a few drops in with my night-time moisturiser. For me, It works its magic overnight and when I wake up in the morning, I spend at least 10 minutes in the mirror staring at my skin in disbelief! It has an amazing ability to make my skin appear stronger, soothed and radiant as if I have a skin perfecting filter on. I am so pleased to have this in my collection as this is certainly the perfect SOS product to take me through the winter.


Clarin double serum

Clarins Double Serum is the hero product of the collection and I can certainly see why.  The number of samples that I’ve tried over the years is nobody’s business so I can safely say that I am glad to have the full size in my hands. It’s Complete Age Control Concentrate is formulated to help work on the 5 vital functions of the skin for a brighter and more youthful complexion.  It has recently been reformulated and now contains a whopping 21 active plant extracts including new star ingredient turmeric, which is known for its exceptional anti-ageing properties.

As well as the serum being reformulated the bottle also sports a new innovative applicator which is designed to control the drop sizes due to its rotating push button. I think this is a genius idea as I do tend to waste quite a bit of serum by going overboard. I have found that a little really does go a long way with this serum and love how it instantly sinks into my skin without feeling too heavy or tacky. It does a fantastic job at hydrating, plumping any fine lines and providing my skin with a gorgeous, radiant glow. I believe that it is important to start adding anti-ageing products into your skincare routine when you hit your mid-twenties to ensure you’re taking the optimum steps to prevent premature ageing. I feel this Clarins Double Serum will also be a thoughtful and luxurious gift for a loved this Xmas!

You can check out the rest of The Edit; Winter-Ready Beauty Collection here on the John Lewis site. If you are stuck for choice, then I definitely recommend that you watch this Youtube video where the gorgeous model Ruth Crilly provides you with a lowdown of the products that are featured in the range.

Which products do you enjoying using during the colder season?

Elle N xx

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