A Complimentary ‘Glow-Giving’ Skincare Sample Courtesy of Clarins | AD

Prepare yourself for an absolutely cracking complimentary sample

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So today is my birthday! But whilst I unwrap the cast iron skillet that I’ve asked for as yes, I’ve got to that point in my life where a kitchen utensil is top of my birthday list, I have a gift for you too. It comes courtesy of Clarins and it’s absolutely cracking if I do say so myself. Are you feeling like you need to bump up the hydration levels in your skincare routine in preparation for the chilly months ahead? Well you’re in luck as they’re offering a complimentary skincare starter pack that you can claim today (LINK HERE!). It features their classic Double Serum and their Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream, which should see you through a seven-day trial and I’m sure your skin is going to lap it up…

So what’s included in your box? Well first up you have seven sample pouches of the cult-favourite Clarins Double Serum. You’ve heard of this one, right? It’s a fan favourite and a best-seller that’s formulated to help work on the five vital functions of the skin to aid a more youthful and radiant complexion. I see the word radiant and I. AM. THERE.  Daily use should result in the skin feeling firmed, wrinkles visibly smoothed, radiance and evenness being restored to the complexion and pores being diminished.

Now the fun part is that this all-singing, all-dancing formula is housed in an innovative bottle where you can dial it round and create a made-to-measure dose of the serum as the pump rotates. The bottle actually contains two separated serums; one that’s water-soluble and the other that’s oil-soluble – hence the ‘Double‘ Serum. These get shot out in equal measures and you mix them in your palm before you apply. However if you have combination to oily skin, or it’s hot weather and you don’t need as much hydration then you can dial it to the ‘small drop’ end of the pump, however if it’s winter or your skin is dry and sensitive then you can use the ‘large drop’ end of the pump for the ultimate dose. Being a dehydrated gal I am all about the large drop end and I’ve been enjoying how this really feels like it plumps my skin up and leaves me feeling and looking well-hydrated, whilst absorbing and leaving a nice base for SPF and makeup in the morning and a moisturiser in the evening. I use it post-hydrating spritz and pre-SPF, oil, overnight mask or moisturiser, depending on how I’m feeling.

Next up you have a generous sample of their Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream. I’m a big fan of the Hydra-Essentiel range and have been using their Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm and Reviving Eye Mask since they were released earlier this year. The clue is in the name and the range is geared up to offer ultimate hydration, so you already know that this is a bit of me. The cream uses organic, medicinal kalanchoe extract, a powerful natural hydration activator that boosts the skin’s hyaluronic acid production; you know the ‘sponge-like’ molecule that acts as your skin’s natural water retention system? When I use it I feel like it gives moisturise without being heavy and locks whatever I’ve layered underneath in. A great pairing to throw on over the top of Double Serum.

So you want to get your hands on your seven-day complimentary skincare sample box? Easy peasy. Just follow the link here, enter your details and your box will arrive within 10 days (FYI this deal is only open to U.K residents). SWEET. The total box value is just over £20, so you’re really getting a treat here and trust me, your skin is going to glow. And if the Clarins Double Serum becomes your new HG, then pick up a bottle online by using the exclusive £5 off discount that’s included in the box. What a deal, eh?

Photos by Emma Croman

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