Today I’m reviewing a new launch by Clarins – the White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum which I’ve been using for the past few weeks. The White Plus range is backed by 20 years of research and this serum has been formulated after a major scientific breakthrough in understanding the Mela Exo System of melanin production. Combined with the discovery of a precious extract from the Acerola fruit (a type of cherry, which is abundant in Vitamin C), this has resulted in a powerful serum that helps reduce melanin production and gives the skin a beautiful glow and clarity.
Price : Rs 4800 for 30 ml
Clarins White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum – Review
It comes in a white and pale pink bottle with a pump dispenser. I love the clean look and the hefty feel of the bottle. The opaque bottle and pump dispenser keep the ingredients safe from UV exposure and oxidation, keeping the actives intact. The serum itself is a runny milky lotion with a faint botanical smell. Clarins skincare is heavily plant based and I love the herbaceous, soothing scents of their products. The serum is meant to be pressed into the skin and it absorbs quickly without any greasy residue. I began to notice a healthy glow after about 5-6 days of use of this serum. I always use it at bedtime and most days in the day time as well under my moisturizer. After about 3 weeks, some of the faint spots on my cheeks (acne spots and marks) have lightened and overall my skin looks much more even toned, healthier and definitely brighter! I find myself wearing sheerer foundations because my skin feels looks a lot fresher and luminous, without needing much cover except for the under eye area.
The ingredient list shows Ascorbyl Glucoside as the third ingredient (the first ingredient being water and second being glycerin) which is a very stable (and hence more long lasting) form of Vitamic C. Vitamin C is really the star ingredient you need to look for in brightening products. It not only helps in lightening areas of hyper-pigmentation but exhibits antioxidant activity in addition to boosting collagen synthesis. Vitamin C in any form (such as ascorbic acid or its derivates), when present in sufficient quantity, makes a brightening product effective against excess melanin which is the cause of spots and hyper-pigmentation. This serum clearly fulfils that criterion. It also contains extract from the Acerola fruit and seed, harvested from Brazil, which contains a high dose of natural Vitamin C, thus making this serum quite powerful and effective.
Overall, I am very happy with the results of the Clarins White Plus Tri-Intensive Serum which gives the complexion a beautiful glow and clarity while targeting areas of hyper-pigmentation. The fluid is very light on the skin and contains a host of beneficial ingredients with a high dose of Vitamin C that help in brightening the skin. Highly recommended!
Rating : 4.5/5
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