So this is by no means new, but the reviews I’ve seen about this have been pretty mediocre. I wanted to give you guys my thoughts on it because it completely saved my skin. I’m hoping to do some kind of favorites video this month, so if I actually get around to doing it (hah) I’ll definitely include this in it.
This is the second bottle of this stuff that I’ve purchased. You get 1oz. and on the Clarins website it costs $72. I did get it with my discount from work, but I will admit…It’s expensive stuff. Believe it or not, this is the first and only Clarins product that I own (aside from the deluxe samples I got with my purchase, but I haven’t used those yet so I’ll keep you posted).
Quick rundown of my skin history; I’ve always been lucky enough to have really great skin. I could go out without makeup, everything was great. UNTIL last year. I was doing a show down in Florida– not trying to blame Florida….Just kidding I kinda do blame Florida– and I started to get these horrific, painful, puss filled spots all over my face. I’m not talking one or two and you pop some pimple cream on it and they’re gone. I’m talking they’d come up, pop, fill up again and SPREAD. I tried about a billion different products thinking it was the humidity or stress…Nothing worked. Finally went to the doctor a few months later after my show closed and I was back home and was told I’d picked up a pretty nasty Staph infection. Long story short, after a year of being off and on antibiotics and all kinds of stuff, my skin has FINALLY gone back to normal for the past few months. I’d post pictures, but I’ve only just started this blog and I’d hate to scare everyone away already.
When I finally finished my antibiotics and the active breakouts stopped, I was left with so many spots of hyperpigmentation. Little red spots that just did NOT want to go away. I’m extremely fair so every little spot on my skin may as well have had a big light up neon sign pointing to it.
Enter the Clarins Mission Perfection Serum. Someone at work gave me samples of it and after a week of consistent use, I saw massive improvement. I went back and bought it.
It’s very light and creamy in consistency. It’s not a gel like a lot of other serums I’ve tried. Along with being very fair, I have really sensitive skin and a lot of things burn my skin. Sometimes for no reason. Just BAM. Burning. When I tried this though, no burning. Nothing. Miraculous.
As I was saying, it’s almost like a very light moisturizer. The thing I dislike is that you have no way to tell when you’re starting to run low because the bottle isn’t see thru. I’d break the sucker open if I could and scrape out my $72 dollars worth.
I can’t say much for age or sun spots, but I know for my issues it worked amazingly well. My skin is back to normal. Not only that, but I feel like it’s really helped to even out my whole complexion. I ran out of my first bottle and quit using it for a few weeks and noticed my skin didn’t look quite as good.
(Here are the free deluxe samples I got with my purchase– the Cleansing milk on the left and the HydraQuench Cream Mask on the right. Sorry about the lighting. It’s dark out and I’m lazy.)
I think this is definitely worth considering if you have acne prone, or sensitive skin. I’m 24 and it’s a really good first serum for me. If you have any pigmentation problems, head over to your local Clarins counter and ask for a sample.
Any other Clarins products I NEED to buy? Let me know in the comments.