Beauty: 20 + 1 Reasons to Dance
I am on a discovery marathon of all things beauty!
Every time after having a baby my skin goes through a billion of changes due to postpartum hormones. My beauty routine changes at least 4-5 times during the initial few months to keep up with my adjusting body. I actually love it! It’s one of the best times to discover new things that I would probably not try otherwise.
For the last 5+ years, Clarins restorative body products have been my "go-to"s to help bring the body to the shape and condition I like. I’ve tried every product and every new formula from the line and always loved it. It was only natural for my curiosity to peak when Clarins released their newest Double Serum for facial skin care. The hype about it made me want to try it too.
Clarins Double Serum newest unique formula is a power-packed new generation wrinkle treatment for sure! With 20+1 potent plant extracts (including Turmeric that is known for its anti-aging properties, plus a lot more!), it actually combines two serums in one bottle: a serum with water-soluble and a serum with oil-soluble plant ingredients to address all visible signs of aging we, girls, face as years go by. Also, turmeric is praised for its benefits in every natural foods store, so I dived in to learn what positive changes it can do for the aging skin. Here are a few fun facts that I found.
It contains properties that contribute to a natural glow.
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.
It can help heal wounds.
The cur-cumin found in turmeric can help wounds heal by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. It also lowers the response of your body to cutaneous wounds. This results in your wounds healing more quickly. Studies have found that turmeric can positively affect tissue and collagen as well. The journal Life Sciences recommends applying cur-cumin as an optimized formula to best work on skin wounds.
It may help with acne scarring.
You may want to try a turmeric face mask to help reduce acne and any resulting scars. The anti-inflammatory qualities can target your pores and calm the skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce scarring. This combination of uses may help your face clear up from acne breakouts.
It may help with several others skin conditions.
There aren’t a lot of backed up studies on other skin conditions just yet, but it is suggested that turmeric can help with eczema, alopecia, lichen planus, and other skin issues. A study in Phytotherapy Research recommends further research on the effects of turmeric on various skin conditions. It is very clean that interest in studying turmeric as a skin treatment is increasing.
A couple of weeks into using the serum now, I can see some results too: my skin has become firmer with tighter and smaller pores, my skin tone is more even and there is a little bit more of a glow to it. I have some fine wrinkles, but it usually takes a bit more time to see the results with those. Also, my skin is very sensitive, so anything that helps to even out the tone and keep it calm is always on the top of my list.
Some things that are important to note:
Because this is a double-serum, make sure to apply it properly. It is supposed to be warmed up between the hands first to mix two formulas together. Also, there are two options for dispensing the serum, depending on your skin type and climate. I use the small drop for my skin; it is plenty for me. Lastly, don’t put it OVER the moisturizer! I had someone mention they put the serum over their day cream - don’t! Serums are made to go under. That’s when you get the most benefits of it. :)
I usually get my beauty products from Sephora or Nordstrom - if you are looking for a good retailer. They often seem to have brand knowledgeable brand representatives on site that are very helpful with a million of questions I typically have.
Have any of you tried the new serum yet? What do you think about it?