Clarins' new anti-aging Double Serum—so-named for the two separate hydric and lipidic formulas dispensed with each pump—looks like a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar in your hand. However, once you swirl it around and apply it to your face, it does what salad dressing simply cannot do: diminish wrinkles, work to firm your skin, even out your complexion, and shrink your pores (!!), using the power of 20 plant extracts. The best part? It’s not too heavy for youthful skin, so if you’ve been feeling weird about using anti-aging products in your early 20s, well, don’t. Meet the perfect 'starter serum.' Plus, isn't there a saying, “The best offense is a good defense'? So, there you go.
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