The complete anti-ageing serum
The Original Perfect Double
Clarins, always the pioneer
in innovation with Double Serum,
a unique double formula.
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Discover Double Serum, the UK’s No1, multi-award winning, Anti-Ageing Serum.
“ Within two weeks I had multiple
compliments on how great my skin looks
and how I was glowing!”
***** Lidi, 36-45, San Francisco, CA, USA
“ The serum gave my skin instant even tone as well as helped to absorb the moisturiser. I would never be without this.”
Science & Plants
The best of nature:
a combination of 20 plants for
an optimal anti-ageing result.
Behind the pleasure and the efficiency of a finished
product lies a long scientific path. From the plant to
the product, Clarins weaves a never-ending story.
Double Serum combines 20 carefully selected plant
extracts in their optimal concentration, and
a cang zhu extract in particular.
Clarins analyses and experiments on plant properties to extract the most efficient molecules for optimal product results.
Did you know? Since it began, Clarins has made a commitment in favour of biodiversity and sustainable development. Through special partnerships, Clarins is working for the preservation of nature over the long term and believes in “ethical beauty”. As Christian Courtin-Clarins says: “Clarins’ vocation is to make life better for future generations”.
- Stimulates Cang zhu extract
EXCLUSIVE TO CLARINS LABORATORIES
Cang zhu is a plant that grows in the mountains of northern and central China. It has been used since ancient times in Chinese medicine. The bitter-tasting root can be eaten cooked for its toning benefits and raw to fight water retention. In cosmetics, Clarins laboratories have demonstrated that through the intermediary of G-protein, the root extract improves the skin’s barrier function. ORIGIN: China PLANT EXTRACT: Root ACTION: Reinforces the performance of other Double Serum ingredients
Katafray bark extract
EXCLUSIVE TO CLARINS LABORATORIES
In traditional Madagascar medicine, a drink prepared from the bark is reputed to have tonic and febrifuge benefits and its essential oil is known for its fortifying and soothing actions. It was recently discovered that katafray bark extract helps improve the quality of the corneal layer and encourages the skin’s natural hydration mechanisms. The extract used by Clarins laboratories – developed exclusively for the brand – is obtained through a process which preserves the biodiversity of the tropical forests, as part of a fair trade programme. ORIGIN: Madagascar PLANT EXTRACT: Bark ACTION: Encourages the skin’s natural hydration process to function efficiently
Double molecular weight Hyaluronic acid
Obtained via biotechnology ACTIONS:
Minimises moisture loss on the skin’s surface
Restores water reserves within the skin
Marshmallow is a tall plant with very thick, airy leaves. Its soothing effects are outstanding and it is prescribed for skin irritation or inflammation. Children used to be given a piece of marshmallow root to chew on when they were teething. It is particularly rich in soothing ingredients used in cosmetology. ORIGIN: Europe PLANT EXTRACT: Root ACTION: Enhances hydration and softness
- Hydration Burdock
Found in temperate climates, this tall, sturdy biennial plant grows in meadows and open fields. The composition of the elongated root exerts a purifying, cleansing action. It has long been used in traditional medicine to relieve skin infections such as eczema and acne. ORIGIN: France PLANT EXTRACT: Root ACTION: Enhances hydration and softness
- Nutrition Kiwi
The kiwi is an Asian shrub that has been cultivated in France since the seventies. It was the New Zealanders who named it after their national bird. The oblong fruit is slightly acidic and its green flesh contains an extraordinary number of vitamins. Also known as the fruit of 7 vitamins, it is richest in vitamins C & E and possesses the highest concentration of nutrients. ORIGIN: Asia PLANT EXTRACT: Fruit ACTION: Helps facilitate absorption of nutrients
- Nutrition Organic macadamia
The macadamia nut provides an oil that women rub into their skin and hair. It is known for being the "beauty secret” of Hawaiian women. The composition of this oil is similar to the body's sebaceous secretions, and the essential fatty acids it contains have protective properties. ORIGIN: Australia PLANT EXTRACT: Seed ACTION: Nourishes and reinforces
- Nutrition Organic perilla
In Asia, they call it “shiso” but perilla also has other names such as purple mint, Japanese basil or the beefsteak plant. It is widely used in Asian cuisine and in the medical field for its anti-allergenic and antioxidant virtues. Perilla seeds produce an oil which has a very high omega-3 content, an essential fatty acid the skin is unable to synthesise. In cosmetics, it is used for its restructuring and anti-dehydrating properties. The perilla oil used by Clarins Laboratories comes from organic farming. ORIGIN: Asia PLANT EXTRACT: Seed ACTION: Nourishing properties
- Oxygenation Musk Rose
Part of the wild rose family, this European shrub brightens hedgerows and thickets with its white and pink flowers and red-orange fruits. The fruits contain seeds, which when cold pressed produce an oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids. The musk Rose oil used by Clarins Laboratories has demonstrated its ability to revitalise skin cells. ORIGIN: Europe PLANT EXTRACT: Seed ACTION: Improves oxygenation
- Oxygenation Maritime pine
Maritime pine is a conifer of the pinaceae family. It can be recognised by its bark, which splits and turns red as the tree grows. It is from this bark that Pycnogenol is extracted, a substance mainly composed of OligoProanthoCyanidins (OPC), components recognised for their anti-free radical properties. Used in medicine to improve circulatory, cardiovascular and ophthalmic problems, Pycnogenol is an important active ingredient for Clarins Laboratories. It preserves the integrity of dermal fibres by protecting them against free radicals and internal degradation factors (metalloproteinases and glycation). ORIGIN: France PLANT EXTRACT: Bark ACTION: Enhances firmness and oxygenation
- Oxygenation Arnica
This wild flower grows in high mountain pastures and is known in traditional pharmacopeia for its exceptional ability to treat bruises. Since then, arnica has continued to be a key remedy to help reduce bruising. It is so effective that researchers have taken a closer look at its chemical composition and have isolated active substances such as flavonoids and tannins, which are at the origin of its soothing and circulatory properties. In cosmetics, arnica extract is used for its decongestive and calming qualities. ORIGIN: Europe PLANT EXTRACT: Flower ACTION: Calms and soothes
- Protection Pistacia lentiscus
Unlike the pistachio tree, which provides us with nuts, pistacia lentiscus produces a very aromatic resin or mastic. Since ancient times, this Mediterranean shrub has been highly prized for its resin, which flows to the surface of the trunk and branches and is used to sweeten breath, whiten teeth and treat pulmonary disorders. The pistacia lentiscus resin used by Clarins Laboratories comes from Chios, an island in the Aegean renowned for its production of this resin. ORIGIN: Mediterranean region PLANT EXTRACT: Gum oil ACTION: Helps reinforce skin’s barrier function
- Protection Sourwood
Native to the eastern United States of America, sourwood is characterised by its majestic foliage and fragrant lily of the valley-like flowers in springtime. Its young leaves are highly prized in traditional medicine for their refreshing and diuretic properties. It is also much admired for its ornamental qualities especially in autumn when it puts on a spectacular display. The sourwood extract used by Clarins Laboratories helps to protect and strengthen skin fibres. ORIGIN: North America PLANT EXTRACT: Vegetal cells ACTION: Helps protect against internal aggressions
- Protection White Tea
White tea is a rare, much sought-after plant grown in China in the Fujian mountains. Drinking it was once considered a route to immortality and it gets its name from its silvery-white leaf buds. These are picked from the plant during the first days of spring. It is one of the rarest, most expensive teas in the world for several reasons: the harvest sometimes lasts just two days, the buds must be picked by hand, the production is on a very small scale and the manufacturing process is difficult. Unlike other teas, white tea does not undergo any fermentation. It is just withered and dried. This simple procedure preserves all the qualities of the leaf and explains why it is so rich in antioxidant flavonoids. In vitro tests carried out by Clarins Laboratories have proven that white tea neutralises up to 80% of free radicals, protects cell membranes and helps the skin to defend itself from pollution and other environmental aggressions. ORIGIN: China PLANT EXTRACT: Leaf ACTION: Helps fight free radicals
- Protection Quinoa
For thousands of years, quinoa has grown on the Andean high plains and served as a staple food for its people. The Incas regarded it as a holy plant and worshipped its seeds. It is said that its very high protein and amino acid content played a major role in the spread of the Incan civilization. Abandoned on its high plateaus during the Spanish conquest of South America, quinoa was then rediscovered by westerners in the 1970s and its seeds are now eaten for their exceptional nutritional benefits. In cosmetics, quinoa seed extract helps nourish the skin and improve the quality of the corneal layer. The quinoa used by Clarins Laboratories and developed exclusively for the brand is cultivated organically. ORIGIN: South America PLANT EXTRACT: Seed ACTION: Helps reinforce skin’s barrier function
- Regeneration Bocoa extract
EXCLUSIVE TO CLARINS LABORATORIES
Bocoa, or “ironwood”, is a tree from the Amazonian forest known for its long life and exceptionally resistant wood. With the help of ethnobotanists, specialists of the Guyana forest, Clarins Laboratories unveiled the medicinal use of bocoa. They discovered and patented its remarkable cosmetic properties. Bocoa is used for the first time exclusively by Clarins. Bocoa wood is exceptionally resistant (which is where its nickname “ironwood” comes from). Extremely dense, it is highly prized in the making of musical instruments and high-quality furniture. The leaves and bark of the bocoa tree are considered to have magical powers by the Saramaca Indians. They use them in their “strength bath” concoction for their invigorating, stimulating and energising benefits. ORIGIN: Amazon PLANT EXTRACT: Bark ACTION: Enhances and protects skin firmness
- Regeneration Avocado
Originally from tropical America, the fruit of the avocado tree was considered sacred by the Aztecs. Exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids, it is an almost perfectly balanced nutritional element. Over the years, it has also been used as a remedy for migraines, respiratory disorders and skin disease. Clarins Laboratories use the most precious part of its oil, the unsaponifiables of avocado, for their moisturising, repairing and antioxidant qualities. ORIGIN: Central America PLANT EXTRACT: Fruit ACTION: Moisturises
- Regeneration Lemon thyme
EXCLUSIVE TO, AND PATENTED BY, CLARINS LABORATORIES
Lemon thyme is obtained by crossing wild thyme and common thyme and is distinctive for the strong lemon fragrance of its leaves. In traditional medicine, it is recommended for treating digestive problems. In cosmetics, studies carried out on lemon thyme extract have revealed its capacity to help prevent skin slackening. ORIGIN: France PLANT EXTRACT: Flower ACTION: Reinforces skin and promotes firmness
- Regeneration Green banana
PATENTED BY CLARINS LABORATORIES
Native to South-East Asia, the banana is now found in tropical regions throughout the world. In traditional medicine, green banana is used externally for its healing properties. In cosmetics, green banana extract promotes the synthesis of collagen and the healthy organisation of the dermal structure. ORIGIN: Southeast Asia PLANT EXTRACT: Fruit ACTION: Promotes firmness
- Regeneration Hop
In the past, it was known as Devil's Wood because it climbed up trees at the speed of a thousand devils and always anti-clockwise. Hops was introduced into France in the 12th century. The cone-shaped fruits are rich in essential oils, which have sedative and hypnotic properties. It is frequently used to treat anxiety and depressive states. Hop contains active principles that are precursors to vitamin D. ORIGIN: Peru PLANT EXTRACT: Fruit ACTION: Calming and soothing qualities
- Regeneration Oat
Used for centuries as a food and by herbalists, oat has become extremely popular since research revealed its high vitamin and mineral content. In cosmetics, oat helps to moisturise and soften the skin, while the sugars from the seed have extreme firming powers for an immediate smoothing effect. ORIGIN: France PLANT EXTRACT: Fruit ACTION: Enhances skin softness and firmness
“ This is amazing!! 20 plant extracts support the fact that this will benefit my skin. Trying this product showed me how it penetrates easily with a very aromatic scent. In a few minutes my skin was left soft and supple. Clearly there was a difference between the side I didn’t use the serum on and the side I did. Can’t wait to see my results in 4 weeks.” ***** US
Expertise & Efficiency
2 age-defying formulas
in 1 serum.
Clarins has always been a leader in innovation thanks to its recognised expertise and exclusive science of touch from the Spa. Double Serum has benefitted from 30 years of anti-ageing expertise. It is a unique formula that reactivates the skin’s 5 vital functions to ensure complete age-control action.
An efficiency rewarded by fantastic success, one bottle of Double Serum is sold every 30 seconds* around the world.
Still unequalled, Double Serum achieves what a single formula cannot: it provides skin cells with an optimum concentration of the best age-control ingredients.
A precise dosage in one formula with the power of two, inspired by the biomimetic approach that Clarins uses to develop its most innovative products.
*Worldwide internal Clarins sales from August 2012 to May 2013
Clarins’ scientific discoveries and recognised expertise help developed new, innovative and highly effective products.
Did you know? These 5 vital functions are key to youthful-looking skin: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration. They are essential to protecting the skin, regardless of skin type, from the first signs of ageing. Double Serum combines ingredients that target each of these functions for optimal age-control action.
Double Serum is the only complete
age-control treatment to revitalize
and stimulate the skin’s 5 vital functions.*
- ProtectionPrevention & Anti-ageing
- Protects against premature skin ageing
Double Serum stimulates the activity
of 2 genes involved in skin protection.
- HydrationSoftness & Comfort
- Delays the appearance of wrinkles
- Maintains skin’s softness & comfort
Double Serum assures 75% more hydration up to 4 hours after application.*
*In vivo test – Hydration kinetic measurements on 12 volunteers
- Nutrition Suppleness & Tone
- Skin’s suppleness is restored
Double Serum increases the speed at which
nutrients penetrate the skin cells.
- OxygenationRadiance & Luminosity
- Skin regains its radiance
Double Serum improves cell oxygenation*
and the release of CO2 by cells (+18%). *Test on reconstituted epidermis – Evaluation of the action
of Double Serum on the release of CO2 in normal conditions
- RegenerationFirmness & Elasticity
- Maintains skin’s firm, smooth, dense appearance
Double Serum boosts collagen production by
+915% and glycosaminoglycans by +170%.
*Double Serum was proven to be effective on all the factors of beautiful, youthful skin. This was done through a wide-scale testing programme involving more than 400 women of all ages, skin types and ethnicities. These women claimed firmer skin, smoothed wrinkles, restored radiance, a more even skin tone and less visible pores… the beauty benefits were visibly noted for all skin types.
“ Skin looks more radiant- thank you Clarins” ***** Twickers
Innovation & Audacity
Constantly improved efficiency,
quality, and pleasure
Thanks to pioneering innovations, formulas that are constantly updated and best-sellers that stand the test of time, Clarins has made bold innovation its signature. Double Serum is one of our best beauty success stories. Its development was inspired by the skin’s hydrolipidic film and skin cells; both of which are based on oil and water. Double Serum’s unique [Hydric + Lipidic System] combines oil- and water-based ingredients to deliver maximum results. This optimum ratio of ingredients would otherwise be impossible in a formula that contained only water- or oil-soluble ingredients. A technological feat inspired by women for women.
Clarins researchers share a common philosophy: always be at the forefront of innovation and have the audacity to push product boundaries when it comes to beauty results.
Did you know? The high-tech double pump bottle allows for a perfect dosage of the formula, a balanced amount of product automatically mixed upon application. This performance is made possible by the unique [Hydric + Lipidic System]. Two separate phases – one hydric, the other lipidic – presented in side-by-side vials with no risk of incompatibility or instability, and without recourse to emulsifiers. The result is an exceptional – and exceptionally rapid – action.
From the first
skin is enhanced
- 82% Radiant skin
- 73% Toned skin
- 88% Smooth skin
After 4 weeks*,
a visible improvement
on all signs of ageing
- 87% Firmer skin
- 79% Reduced wrinkles
- 88% More even skin tone
- 87% Less visible pores
*Satisfaction test – 197 women – 4 weeks
“ First time I have used a product and am sure that it has made a difference. Added bonus that it feels silky to apply and has a subtle and pleasant fragrance.” ***** Mandy, age, 42, Cambridgeshire, UK
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Love & Care
Because we love,
we care with Double Serum.
Loving women, taking their beauty concerns seriously, doing more, doing better and enjoying doing so. Over the past 60 years, Clarins has continued to build a glowing future for you: positive, authentic and generous beauty. Double Serum is the result of this dedication, a unique formula suitable for every skin type with visible proven results for women all around the world.
“ A perfect daily care for a radiant complexion and firmer skin.” ***** Joëlle, age, 55, Colmar, France
Did you know The routine is key: 87% of women stated that Double Serum enhances the effectiveness of skin care applied afterwards.*
*Satisfaction test – 126 women – 4 weeks
Since the beginning, Clarins has listened to women
to truly understand their needs in order to develop effective
and safe skin care products.
“ The best one I have ever tried. My skin has been glowing ever since I started using this product.” ***** Orchideh, age, 38, New York City, USA
Your daily anti-ageing routine
All you need is 30 seconds – morning and evening – to achieve younger-looking skin.
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|30||Multi-Active. Visibly corrects early lines
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|40||Extra-Firming. Visibly lifts, firms
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|50||Super Restorative Replenishes
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