My First Clarins Skincare: White Plus HP Intensive Whitening Smoothing Serum

Yes, I know I know. Clarins has been around for ages, and I haven’t tried any skincare products from them, except the sunscreen which didn’t work well for me, and only me. To me, their counters are not very noticeable, I have to consciously look for them and the SAs here are rather quiet. Anyway, strategic marketing aside, I’ve been contemplating on repurchasing my favourite whitening serum, when I came across this duo at the airport. The price point is very attractive, so I picked up their White Plus HP Intensive Whitening Smoothing Serum.

 

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This set is a travel exclusive so if you’re flying somewhere, you might be able to grab this. This duo sells for SGD95 if I’m not mistaken, while locally, the price of 1 bottle is RM185. Please correct me if I’m wrong. This, for me, is a bargain. I get 2 bottles of 30ml, which is great for me. I’m used to 50ml bottle serums anyway. The serum comes in a lightweight plastic bottle with a pump nozzle that I find convenient to use. I use 2 pumps for my face and neck. The serum is a milky white texture, and I love the scent. It smells of soap and powder 🙂

 

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To use, I prefer to pump onto my palm, rub my palms together and spread all over my face and neck before patting it in gently. The serum doesn’t feel oily nor does it feel like silicones. It feels like very light gel on the skin, and absorbs completely very quickly. I like that. It doesn’t add weight to my face and it is important to me since I layer different serums on my face. It is also great for day use, as it doesn’t grease up my face. I’m very pleased with the texture.

 

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I have been using it since mid December last year so it’s been nearly 2 months. My face is brighter, and when my skin was acting up, this serum helped my skin heal faster. Marks lightened and disappeared instead of staying there stubbornly for a few months. It does nothing to lighten my freckles, and I’m not too worried about them. In fact, I like some freckles on my cheeks anyway 😛 I’m not sure if it’s because of this serum, but my skin feels smoother and looks finer. My mom who is my worst critic actually commented my skin looked better. So, I guess I’m doing something right somewhere!

 

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Have you tried this serum before? Is there anything else from Clarins that you want to recommend me? This experience has given me some confidence to try more, so let me know. I’m game 🙂

 

xoxo Lily