Monday, August 4, 2014

Clarins White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum


Name: Clarins 클라란스 White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum 화이트 플러스 인텐시브 브라이트닝 세럼
Price: RM 295 for 30 ml
Made in: France

You know those products that take only one evening of use to work its magic on your skin? White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum is one of them.

This serum has a liquidified gel consistency. It leaves a sticky film that takes a good two minutes (at the very least) to absorb completely, which debunks the instantly blends and dissolves claim.

For reasons unknown, this serum leaves my face extra bouncy. Hydrated and firmer skin is always a bonus! I can't say the brightening aspect is worth shouting about, for I did not note a difference in skin luminosity. The whole purpose of this serum is defeated because it gives off more hydrating benefits (in this case, brightening is more of an afterthought?). Nonetheless, I am loving it a whole lot - the hydrating serums in my arsenal don't work half as well.

All those praises sung upon the scent of Clarins's products? They are right on the mark. It is heavily fragranced but it manages straddle that fine line without going into overbearing territory. To you however, it could be too much, so do give it a good sniff at the counter first.

Will you give this serum a look?

The full ingredient list for White Plus Total Luminescent Intensive Brightening Serum:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Polyacrylate, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernal Extract, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Biotin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Spergularia Rubra Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Xylitol, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.