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About the NEW Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence

Lancome Clarifique Dual Essence Review

Facial essences are the key to dewy skin, and this new essence from Lancôme is formulated to give you bright, and translucent skin, all while providing it with the hydration it needs.

It features an innovative formula containing 97% Clear Essence with French Beech Bud Extract, and 3% Essence with Grapeseed Oil. Activated by a patented in-bottle whisk to generate fresh micro-bubbles to better mix two phases, the texture provides immediate comfort and hydration.

Use this product as the first step to your skincare routine right after cleansing, and you can layer on your serums, moisturisers, and sun protection after that.

Results? In 1 week, your skin becomes smoother and brighter; after 4 weeks, your skin will appear refined, translucent, and with reduced appearance of pores.

Sounds too amazing to be true? We went all out and asked 50 – yes, FIFTY – readers to put it to the test to see if it lives up to its claims!

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence retails for SGD140 at Lancôme counters.

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence: Editor’s review

I have been a super fan and long-time user of the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum, so when I first heard that the brand will be launching what they’re calling their “most exciting launch” since Génifique: the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, I waited with bated breath for the chance to review it.

True to Lancôme’s aesthetic standard, the product comes in a high quality, beautiful bottle and the patented in-bottle whisk looked very interesting. The dual-essence formula also looked unique, so I looked forward to see what it could do for my skin.

While the texture of the product is nourishing and it’s lightweight for easy application, I have perhaps hyped it up too much in my mind to expect magic to happen within the first application.

But guess what, the magic did happen – the next day.

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Shaking the bottle

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Pouring it onto a cotton pad first

After using it for the first time during my evening routine, I woke up the next morning noticing more clarity to my skin. It was very subtle and looked like how my skin would appear on days I had a good night’s rest.

Feeling more optimistic about the product, I continued using it conscientiously for the next two weeks. Day by day, I noticed how my skin tone began to even out. My skin used to be rough at the sides of my nose and on my chin because of clogged pores, which make these areas look duller too. Over the few weeks that I used the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, I noticed these problem areas smoothing out and brightening up.

I also find that my skin recovered better than before. Ever since I stepped into my 30s, I find that my skin’s metabolic rate hasn’t been as good as before. Marks from recovered zits don’t fade out as quickly as when I was in my 20s. But since using the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, I notice that they heal and lighten faster – it makes me very happy to see my skin behaving like how it used to when I was in my 20s!

I had also developed some pigmented spots around my cheeks and nose in my 30s. While they aren’t very obvious, they still bug me because I notice them every day when I look into the mirror. They have been very persistent and I haven’t had any luck lightening them despite using multiple products attempting to. But adding Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence to my routine seemed to help; I feel that they look less obvious than before.

Here’s a before-and-after photo (absolutely bare faced) to show you how the product had improved my complexion.

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You can see how my skin tone looked a lot more even and healthier than before. The spots that I marked out with pink circles also show you the scars that lightened beautifully since using the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence. Looking at these photos, I also feel that I look more refreshed and – gasp! – younger than before.

I’m definitely going to keep using this product (I pair it with the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum, by the way!) so that I can continue to enjoy hydrated, smooth, and bright skin that looks blemish-free and beautiful – just like how it was in my 20s!

If you’ve been looking for an easy-to-use product that helps improve your overall complexion, I will certainly recommend the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence. Check it out at the Lancôme counter nearest to you.

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Summary

Regardless of skin type, the majority strongly agreed that the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence had a lightweight texture that was easily absorbed by skin, without the typical greasy and oily feeling that some brightening products have.

Many of them, including those who have tried other brightening products, have noticed that this essence gives them hydrated, smooth, and radiant skin in a very short period of time. This was very impressive, considering that other products did not even produce any visible results.

A few reviewers with acne-prone combination-oily skin also noted that applying the essence regularly managed to shrink the appearance of their pores and even lightened the appearance of their acne scars & marks.

Some reviewers who previously used pricier essences also attest that the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence was able to give similar or even better results, so they were convinced that it offers better value for money.

Jessica Chia, 27

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Jessica

I’m currently using a toner from a Korean brand and even though it doesn’t break me out, it also doesn’t give visible improvements to my skin. It is also a bit drying, which not only makes my skin feel a bit dehydrated, but also increasingly oily throughout the day.

In contrast, the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence is a holy grail for my combination-oily skin. After using for two weeks, I noticed that the pores around my nose became less visible and some of my acne scars have been lightened as well.

I’m surprised that this has worked well for my combination skin, as it didn’t make my T-zone worse but instead helped my skin find the right balance of hydration and sebum. My overall skin tone has also improved with less redness, which is a huge plus.

The essence really does what it says and helps in helps in achieving brighter and translucent skin, more so than other products that I have used previously. Coupled with the pleasant smell that enhanced the overall experience, I would love to continue having it in my skincare routine!

Emiley Tan, 23

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dull skin, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Emiley

Based on my good experience trying the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, I can say that this essence works well for combination-oily and/or acne-prone skin.

It not only felt very comfortable on the skin with a nice hydrating feeling, but also really made my face brighter and smoother over time, with a more radiant glow.

I also really enjoyed the pleasant scent and high absorbency of the essence, so I would love to continue using it as part of my routine.

If you are looking for a product that really works and can save time and money, do check this out, as it works effectively as both toner and essence to give you more supple skin.

Ivy Lim, 37

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, dehydration, blackheads/whiteheads

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Ivy Lim

I struggle with whiteheads and dull skin – something which another brightening product has not been able to resolve even after one month.

However, I could see that when I used the Clarifique Dual Essence as my toner, my skin not only became more refined and hydrated, but it has also become brighter with fewer whiteheads around my nose area.

As it managed to effectively address my skin problems while giving me better skin, I would want to recommend this to other people who face similar problems – I am sure it will help them too.

Diana Lim, 25

Skin type: Dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Diana Lim

The first time I used the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, I could feel that the light texture made my skin feel very comfortable and hydrated – completely not greasy at all!

Based on my experience, I think certain individuals may need more time to adjust to this product: I noticed that in the first few days that I started using the product, my skin was trying to adapt to it and I started to have bumps/pimples on my face.

However, I am still very satisfied with my experience using the essence as I have seen good results so far, and would definitely continue using this to see if it gives me brighter and smoother skin.

Tan Jo Lene, 42

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone

It was easy for me to incorporate the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence into my existing skincare routine due to the product’s light texture – every day and night, I would use it right before my serum and moisturiser.

Previously, I had tried a brightening essence from another brand but did not see any improvement in my skin after using.

This essence, however, has worked much better for me. My skin felt softer after just the first use, and after using it consistently for a period of time, I could already see that my skin looks brighter than before.

I’m happy with the results I’ve seen, in addition to the non-greasy texture and nice scent that it comes with. I’ll definitely recommend this essence from Lancôme to my friends!

Joey Chan, 26

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, blackheads/whiteheads

That is why I’m been impressed by the new Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence – it was really amazing to see how my skin improved over 10 days, less than two weeks! I saw an improvement in my skin radiance and elasticity, and now I am more confident in going out bare-faced after using this product. I have even received compliments on my skin after using this product!I’ve never paid much attention to the toners I use – as long as it didn’t irritate my skin, I would think that it was suitable for my skin. Most products take about 2-3 weeks before I could see improvements (i.e improved texture, smaller pores etc).

I highly recommend this to people who are already using Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique, as the essence really preps my skin to fully absorb the Génifique serum and further enhances the efficacy.

This has also worked very well for my dry skin, which would usually feel tight after cleansing. These days, after I’ve started using the Clarifique Dual Essence, my skin feels less tight afterwards.

Seah Hui Jing, 26

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores

I have been using another popular brightening essence prior to Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, and I personally feel that the latter is just as good as my regular favourite.

The first time I tried this essence, it made my skin feel very comfortable and hydrated. Subsequent use of the essence gave me skin that was brighter and more refined, which really addressed my problem of an uneven skin tone.

I would definitely continue using the Clarifique Dual Essence as it is more affordable than my usual essence but produces results that are comparable, so I think that it is worth the money.

Many people around me have several skin concerns, and I think this product is definitely a holy grail for them because it solves not only one, but multiple skin problems.

Tip: I use it after cleansing my face at night or after using a clay mask, which allows my face to absorb the essence more effectively!

Ong Yun Ru, 28

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores

After trying the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, I could tell that this worked very well for my skin type.

Despite having a light texture that is easy to apply, I felt that it really hydrated my skin and made is softer after just using it once.

As I continued to use the essence regularly, I also noticed that the skin texture of my face actually became more refined and even.

I am satisfied with the results that the essence has given me in a short period of time, and am likely to keep it in my skincare routine, depending on my budget for facial care products. I may also recommend this effective and comfortable essence to my girlfriends when we go shopping!

Li Wen, 34

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I have tried a brightening skincare product before, but it was too sticky and that deterred me from using it.

On the other hand, the Clarifique Dual Essence was not greasy or oily – in fact, it had a light texture that was easily absorbed by my skin and felt very comfortable. I could easily incorporate this into my current skincare routine without feeling like my skin is feeling too overwhelmed.

I didn’t see much difference to my skin texture which I have experienced with other products after using for the same duration, but this may be due to the fact that I personally need more time in order to see better results.

Grace Choong, 27

Skin type: Oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone

While other brightening products did not create any effective results to my skin, I am happy to say that the Clarifique Dual Essence has worked much better for me.

For starters, it was a very lightweight essence that I loved to use to prep my skin for my daily makeup routine. It not only hydrated my skin but also smoothened it and tightened my pores so that my makeup could go on better.

The essence has been so effective that I could already see that my skin became much smoother and brighter after just 1 week – a far-cry from similar products that I have used previously! My skin is so good after using the essence that I have received a few compliments, and can now go out bare-faced confidently.

I’m very pleased with the amazing changes to my skin after two weeks, and would definitely recommend this product to my family and friends who have uneven skin tone and large pores like myself.

Lirong, 34

Skin type: Oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

While I personally did not see much effect of the essence on my skin, I did appreciate that this essence has a texture that is easy to apply on the skin.

That meant that I could easily add it to my existing skincare routine, where I would use this right after cleansing my face.

Chan Qian Ru, 23

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, textured skin e.g. small bumps

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Qian Ru

I used Clarifique Dual Essence twice a day: once in the morning and once at night after I cleanse. The product is bi-phase so I would give it a shake before using it.

The essence fits very well into my current routine, thanks to the fact that the dry-down time and absorbency of this product were excellent. After that, I could apply my moisturiser and sunblock (in the morning) with no layering problems. At night, I could even apply a sleeping mask after using it without any problem.

Initially, I thought I would not like it as I felt a slight stinging feeling on my skin on the first few uses. However, I was happy to be proven wrong.

The thing I love most about this product is how it does not cause my dry skin to produce oil even if I do not apply any more products afterwards. Also, the extremely dry areas on my face such as between my eyebrows and the tip of my nose have stopped flaking and cracking. This also made my foundation look so much better!

I also had tiny bumps on both sides of my cheeks but those are no longer visible and my cheeks no longer feel bumpy.

I have only tried one brightening toner before this, and it was an uncomfortable experience: it left a sticky residue on my face and never really dried down. Furthermore, it made my dry skin produce oil within the next few hours, and did not produce any brightening effects at all despite consistent use.

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence has been such a pleasant product to use that I would strongly recommend it, especially to those people who are also struggling to find a suitable toner/essence that fits into their current routine. The time it takes for the results to become visible is also very fast, so I believe a long-term usage of this product will keep the skin in good condition.

I am definitely getting myself a bottle of Clarifique Dual Essence once I can find it in Singapore. I think that goes to say a lot about how much I like this product.

Yvonne Lee, 40

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

The essence did not have a thick or heavy texture so it could be used in both day and night, and it was not difficult to use this on top of other products that I am currently using.

Other than the comfort it provided to my skin, I saw that it did make my skin brighter about one week into using this.

However, I did find the texture a bit too watery for my preference.

While I don’t think I experienced a significant difference in my skin, I will still recommend this to other people and mention that results are subjected to each individual’s skin.

Sherry Joanna Lee, 25

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Sherry

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Sherry

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence is the least sticky essence I’ve used among other brightening products!

In fact, it was so light that I could use it right before moisturiser and my makeup in the morning without making my skin feel thick or heavy at all.

After using it regularly, I could also see that my skin became brighter, and the smoothening of my skin allowed my makeup to go on better!

Stella Tan, 32

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I tend to have clogged bumps before my period but after using this essence, I have much fewer clogged pores and my skin seems brighter and more “glowy”.

Compared to other products that barely did anything to my skin, Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence gave much more obvious results in terms of skin radiance, pore size, and skin texture.

In addition, I love that the essence is easy to use, easily absorbed and really keeps my skin moisturised with a slight glow.

The Clarifique Dual Essence also doesn’t have a strong scent, so those with sensitive skin can give this a shot!

Marianne Loh, 28

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone

Applying this light essence for the first time made my skin feel hydrated and softer, and continued usage gave me more radiant skin.

I am quite contented with the brighter, more hydrated skin that I got after using the Clarifique Dual Essence, and will continue using it. I will also recommend to other people who are looking to get the same skin benefits that I have managed to obtain from this essence.

Tan Jing Xian, 23

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Other brightening products I’ve used previously were not effective, so I was curious to see if this would work for me.

I had a good first impression of the Clarifique Dual Essence because it came in a light texture that was easy to apply, and it did make my skin feel hydrated and soft after the first use.

What made me happy was that after using the essence for a while, I was actually complimented on my skin during my facial, where my beautician said that it became much better. Hence, I think that this will also work well for others who want to try this essence.

In fact, I would want to try this essence from Lancôme for a longer period of time to see if there are any brightening effects.

However, the fragrance is a little strong for my liking, so do take note if you prefer light scents in your products.

Joanne Lee, 27

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores

The Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence managed to give me brighter skin, something that other products did not manage to do.

I love that this essence is light to absorb and non-greasy while making my skin so much softer and hydrated.

Before I tried this new essence from Lancôme, I never knew my skin could be this soft and bright!

Karin, 34

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I have tried a few essences and while they are effective, they are usually hydrating or brightening but not both at the same time.

However, this Lancôme essence actually made my skin feel brighter, hydrated, and more refined! It also felt very nice on my skin, which made me very keen to continue using after just one try.

I do think that this has worked better for me than similar brightening products I’ve used previously. I also really love that this essence provided dual benefits, as most essences in the market could only result in one key benefit.

If you are looking for an essence that can brighten and hydrate their skin at the same time, this is for you!

Eleanor Tan, 27

Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dehydration, blackheads/whiteheads

I’ve tried another brightening product before – it was very hydrating, but was too rich for my skin and broke me out.

In contrast, the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence is just as hydrating but very lightweight, so it didn’t make my skin feel too heavy or clogged.

It has worked very well for me, with my skin becoming brighter and my skin texture more refined, all without breaking me out. People have also pointed out that my skin looks better after using this essence!

I would recommend this to my other friends who have sensitive/combination skin, as I understand how difficult it is to try out new products without fearing that it might break us out.

Ivy Huang, 34

Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I used the Clarifique Dual Essence after double-cleansing my face and right before another essence that I normally use.

It has a very light fragrance, but it doesn’t irritate the skin at all. I also loved that the texture feels very nice on my skin, and I could tell that my skin became softer and more radiant with daily use.

This product has worked better for me than similar brightening products that I have used previously, and I feel that it gave me more confidence to go out even without makeup.

In addition to more supple and hydrated skin (that didn’t break out!), I can also see that my acne marks are less obvious than before. I would definitely recommend it if you are also looking to lighten your acne marks!

Tan Puay Wen, 31

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Yvonne

The Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence doubled up as a toner and mask: I would soak it on a cotton pad and use as a toner first, then use the remaining product left as a mask for a few minutes on targeted areas (my pores) for a more intense treatment.

I really like that I can use this to cover multiple steps in my skincare routine, which is very convenient and time-saving.

In addition, using the hydrating essence in this manner worked well for my skin type. Besides making my skin more supple, I also saw that my face became brighter and smoother. In fact, my skin gave off this radiant glow that earned me compliments and made me feel more comfortable about going out without foundation.

This is a really good product to use when you’re travelling as you can bring fewer bottles with you – very travel-friendly and fuss-free!

Tan Liang Thing, 33

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Despite having tried other brightening products that worked for me, I was undoubtedly impressed by the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence.

For starters, it was light and easy to add to my skincare routine without making my face overly shiny and greasy. With consistent use, I also saw that it really did help to address my pressing skin concerns: my skin became smoother, and my pores and blackheads are not as obvious anymore!

In addition, I also like the fact that it uses enzymes in its product formula so that it is not so harsh on the skin. The dual-layer consisting of oils also helps it to be absorbed readily into the skin surface membrane effectively so that it feels comfortable and really gives brighter skin over time.

I am impressed with the results I have seen, and am happy with the compliments I have also received since using this essence. I would recommend it to everyone because it is so easy to add to anyone’s routine!

Krystle Khoo, 28

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, blackheads/whiteheads

Although I usually layer on many skincare products, I found that I had no problem putting on my ampoule, serum, lotion, night moisturiser, eye cream, AND wrinkle cream at night even after using this essence. This is made possible by the Clarifique’s light, non-oily texture that my skin really loves.

I would use this essence again as I have seen visible results after daily use: my skin now feels softer and looks slightly brighter.

The best part is that the price is quite reasonable – in fact, cheaper than another famous essence I’ve been using – while giving really comparable results.

Lee Ruo Xing, 18

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, blackheads/whiteheads

The Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence left a good first impression – I really liked the texture that wasn’t oily or heavy.

As I used it daily, I saw that it gave me visibly more hydrated and smoother skin, which was already much better than similar products that I have tried before.

I would recommend this essence to my mum, as I think she would like its benefits as well.

Melissa Yeo, 27

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I used the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence religiously every day and night after cleansing and toning, before applying my moisturiser.

I liked that it didn’t feel greasy when I applied on my skin – it was lightweight and comfortable, and my skin was able to absorb it fast.

Unfortunately, I did not see any results after using this essence; on the contrary, I experienced a couple of breakouts. This was the only new product that I added into my regular skincare routine, but I’m not sure if it might be entirely due to the product or it could also be attributed to hormonal factors.

Celine Chen, 28

Skin type: Combination-dry, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Celine

This is a very lightly-fragranced essence that would work well even for people with sensitive skin, although personally I would have liked it slightly more fragranced as I usually love the fragrances of Lancôme’s products.

Just one use was enough to make my skin feel comfortable, hydrated, and softer, but regularly using it really made my skin feel like it became smoother!

I would use this brightening product again as a regular toner for double cleansing and hydration, and recommend this to those who are looking for a regular lightweight toner/dual-functioning essence water suitable for oily skin/Singapore’s humid weather.

Shuqing, 30

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, dull skin, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Shuqing

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence gave me results on just the first try, which is very amazing compared to other brightening essences and/or toners that take a long time to show results (about a month).

The non-greasy essence made my skin feel softer immediately upon application, and this nice texture really encouraged me to continue using it, and I’m glad I did because now my skin is brighter.

This essence has worked for my combination-oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, and I can confidently go out bare-faced because my skin looks good now.

Since an improvement in overall skin complexion can be seen in such a short duration, I want to continue using it to see even more visible results!

Zhuo Meiting, 33

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Meiting

This essence was very easy to use – just put it on a cotton pad like a toner, then apply on the face. It did not feel greasy or sticky on the skin at all, and my skin absorbed it very quickly.

There was also no strong fragrance, so if you do not like fragrances, the Clarifique Dual Essence will be just right for you.

I saw that this essence gave me more radiant, moisturised, and softer skin, and if I continue to see such good results, I would not only purchase it but also recommend to people with similar skin types as mine.

Winnie Yeong, 42

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Winnie

It was very easy to incorporate this nice and light essence into my existing skincare routine. In the morning, I use it after cleansing, followed by moisturiser and sunscreen. At night, I use it after cleansing, followed by serum and night cream.

After using it for the first time, my skin felt softer, and that really encouraged me to continue using the product. I could see that my skin became brighter after using it regularly for 1 week, and I was satisfied with the results seen.

I am pleased to see that my skin became less dull after using this. Most importantly, it does not irritate my skin.

This is my first time using a brightening toner, and I am happy with the effect it has on my skin, although I personally think the effect will be even better if combined with other brightening products.

Yan Chui Ping, 38

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence Review Chui Ping

I remember the feeling I had when I applied the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence for the first time: it was easily absorbed, and my skin felt hydrated and softer. Hence, I would give the texture, absorbability, and feel-good factor of this essence a thumbs-up.

Personally, I find that more time is needed to assess the efficacy of this product, as the only more visible difference I saw was the slight fading of my blemish on my forehead. My pores and overall skin texture was rather the same. I think that with sustained use over a long period of time, I might see more improvements in my skin.

Tip: Remember to give your essence a good shake before using, otherwise you would have used up most of the oil inside the bottle first.

Cheryl Sim, 34

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I’ve been using another micellar water as my toner for a long time – while it is convenient as it doubles up as a makeup remover and toner, I realised that the product was only good for maintenance as it doesn’t really sustain the radiance in my skin.

As this is my first time using a proper toner per se, I was very impressed that it really made my skin comfortable, hydrated, and softer.

I definitely want to use this product again because it is really gentle on my skin and the effects can be seen. There are now fewer tiny bumps on my forehead after using the Clarifique Dual Essence constantly for the past two weeks. The effects are also prolonged and my skin is constantly having this radiance that my other toner is not able to deliver.

I am more than happy to share and introduce this product to my friends and family because of the amazing effects I’ve experienced for myself!

Wan Kee, 27

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Aside from the comfortable and light texture, I like that this essence is dual-function, acting as a toner and essence at the same time.

During the trial period, I realised that I do not need to put on a full face foundation before heading out and just a bit of concealer will do the job.

I believe that my skin will be brighter and clearer if I were to use it in the long run, as I can already see that it has made my skin much smoother and worked very well on my skin.

This has been very easy and refreshing to use, and I think this would be especially good for busy women out there who want to minimise the number of steps in their skincare routine. I also believe that it can help to achieve good skin, which in turn will allow you to minimise the need to use foundation.

Lim Woan Ting, 36

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

The Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence made my skin both hydrated and brighter after regular use, which was very different from another essence that I was using previously that felt a little drying for my combination-oily skin.

I could see that my skin didn’t just feel temporarily hydrated and soft after one use – after using the essence daily for a period of time, my skin became smoother and more radiant, which left me very satisfied.

I like that this product makes my skin brighter and clearer without being as drying as other brightening products, and also doesn’t have any distinct/overpowering scent.

I’d recommend this to others who want to brighten their dull skin and removes impurities so that they too can have skin that looks clearer and more hydrated without running the risk of irritation.

Zoe, 24

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps

The Clarifique Dual Essence worked very well on my combination-oily skin – it was easy to absorb without feeling greasy or clogging my pores, and with sustained usage, I realised that my skin texture actually became more refined in a short period of time.

Being able to see such satisfying results from a product that is easy and simple to use would encourage me to recommend this to others who are facing similar issues, as they too can see their skin becoming better and better each day.

Stephanie, 23

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dull skin, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

The light texture of the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence made it easy to add it into my skincare routine, where I would use it right before my serum and moisturiser, day and night.

It has managed to address my skin problems, such as brightening of my skin tone and improvement in acne scarring, though I did notice a few more blackheads around my nose area.

If you are also looking to brighten your skin or improve your skin complexion, I would encourage you to try out this essence as well!

Ng Ling Li, 48

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores

I really enjoyed using the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence because of its light fragrance and non-oily texture – my skin could easily absorb it without feeling too greasy, and I was able to continue using other skincare products like moisturiser right after that.

The first time I used it, I could already feel the difference it made on my skin: it was comfortable and hydrating, and my skin felt soft. The good results really motivated me to continue trying to see what it could do for my skin, and I was happy to see that with continued usage, my skin texture looked more refined!

This essence has not just worked well for my skin type but has also been more effective than other brightening products that I used previously, so I would continue using and recommend to other people as well!

Hazel Wee, 25

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I used the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence after cleansing every day for about two weeks and had no problem layering a snail mucin essence, oil-free moisturiser, and rosehip seed oil on top of it.

Over time, I did notice that my skin became softer, which is a plus for me. On the other hand, as I have been using acid toners on a regular basis, I did not see very drastic results in terms of brightening, and my pores and blackheads are still about the same.

I may consider trying this essence again in the future when my skin needs change, but would still recommend it to other people to try and see if it works for them – just because it didn’t work on my skin, doesn’t mean that it won’t work on their skin. Other people who don’t use acid toners regularly could see better results than I did!

In addition, although I usually prefer my skincare products to be unscented, I actually liked the fragrance in this one as it was very nice.

Pua Sock Ping, 38

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I’ve tried other brightening products but they would still require me to use the whole range of products (cleanser, toner, essence & moisturiser) in order to see better and obvious results. If I only used either the toner or essence only, the result tends to be not very obvious.

This was a very refreshing change that made my skin feel good, without a tight feeling typical of other products. I could easily include this into my usual skincare routine without the need to change to the entire range of products and still see results.

I also noticed that it helped my moisturiser absorb better afterwards, which could be a reason why my skin looked much brighter and more radiant than before.

I would say that the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence has worked very well for me, not only in terms of skincare benefits, but also helping me to relax after a long day. The light fragrance of the essence is very relaxing, which feels like skincare and aromatherapy combined!

Michelle Lim, 22

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I enjoyed using the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, a non-oily essence that is easy to apply while really making your skin smoother.

I think that it was effective in addressing skin concerns because it worked very well for my sensitive, combination-oily skin, where my pores looked a lot less obvious. I even feel more confident about going out bare-faced after having used this essence for a period of time.

Considering the effectiveness in making my pores less visible, I would continue using it and also share about this with others, as good things should be shared.

Joycelyn Liang Hanya, 26

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

For two weeks, I applied the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence every morning and night – right after cleansing, and before applying my Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum. Due to the essence’s texture that was quickly soaked up by the skin, it didn’t leave behind any greasy feeling. This made it easy to just add it to my current routine without changing other products that I had been using.

After using it for the first time, my skin felt very hydrated. However, I personally did not see much of a difference in my skin brightness, texture, or appearance of pores.

Christina Chua, 26

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

What I liked most about this essence from Lancôme is the fact that it is so light and hydrating. I could follow up with my usual skincare routine of serum, moisturiser, and eye cream, thanks to the texture that is easily absorbed by my skin.

As my skin tone is quite fair, I use brightening essences to prevent formation of dark spots or freckles. Hence, I typically do not observe any significant lightening of the skin tone, which could explain why there was no obvious brightening of the skin after using this essence.

Although this is out of my budget, I would encourage those who have a bit more spending power to try the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence as it is really hydrating and instantly softens the skin.

Michelle, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

The texture of the Clarifique Dual Essence was really good – it didn’t feel oily, was easily absorbed, and made my skin feel soft and comfortable with just one application.

As I continued to use the essence, I noticed marked improvements in my skin: it became smoother and more radiant. It definitely worked well for me, and in fact better than similar products that I’ve used before!

I will continue using this essence as I’m willing to spend more for a good product. Besides, I don’t need a lot of the product per use so I’m sure that it will last me for a long time and definitely worth the investment.

I will also recommend this to those who are willing to invest a little more on skincare, as well as those with sensitive skin.

Tan Hui Ling, 29

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Brightening essences usually do not really work on me, as my skin akes a while (about 1 month) to adapt to the skincare before results can be seen.

My skin also took some time to adapt to Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, with breakouts on the first few days. However, once it adjusted well to the product, I saw that my skin actually looked clean and translucent over time!

It has worked pretty well for me and I would continue using it, as I appreciate the fact that it really does help to keep my face moisturised without clogging my pores at all.

Adeline, 37

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores

I used this regularly after cleansing, but right before my serum, moisturiser, and sunblock.

This is possible because the essence has a very lightweight texture that my skin can absorb, and doesn’t feel oily or greasy at all.

I did not see much effect on my skin, but I think that I may be able to see better results if I continue to use over a longer period of time.

Kelicia Chan, 26

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Overall, I am quite satisfied with this essence as it is a great product that does what it claims, and would be happy to recommend it to other people.

In particular, I liked that it had a light texture that immediately made my skin feel softer the first time I tried it. It was also very easy to add this as an extra step to my existing routine.

Serene Ang, 28

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

I typically used toners for pore control, so this was my first time using a brightening product to tone my skin.

Overall, I do like the product – it had a light fragrance which was pleasing to me, and had a light texture that was absorbed quickly without leaving a sticky residue. It also worked very well with the other products that I regularly used.

I did feel that my skin became hydrated on the first try, and my textured skin became smoother after using it regularly, but I would like to try this product for a longer period of time to see the long term effects on my skin.

Quek Han Yang, 19

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin e.g. small bumps, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Although I find it to be quite pricey, I have to say that the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence was a good essence that I enjoyed trying out.

It not only felt good upon application but really showed visible results: my skin was hydrated, softer, and even brighter as I used it daily alongside my usual skincare products.

Wendy Ong, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

The Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence was more hydrating and yet much less oily than other essences that I have tried previously.

I really liked that this essence was so easy to apply, and it made my skin feel very refreshed immediately upon application.

It was not only convenient and fuss-free to add the essence into my current skincare routine, but it also felt like my skincare became a very pampering experience with its light and pleasant scent.

Vanessa Low, 28

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, dehydration

The essence’s texture worked on my combination-oily skin: instead of feeling greasy and clogged, it left a hydrating finish that was very comfortable.

I noticed that my skin became more refined and smooth after using the Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence, but the results have not been very obvious on my skin.

I also personally enjoy a thicker texture for a product that I use as toner, although this will sit well with people who prefer more watery textures that won’t clog pores at all.

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