Monday, 28 April 2014

Facial Essentials / Oils and Serums

Facial Essentials / Oils and Serums

Clarins Double Serum

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil

NUDE ProGenius Treatment Oil

Who doesn’t love a good Sunday pamper session or a little mid-week facial to make our skin all glow-y and healthy again? I surely do and to be honest I love those special days when I treat my skin and seeing how it transforms itself makes me extremely excited each time. My favorite step when it comes to at-home facials is definitely the use of treatment oils and serums. Something about the way they instantly improve the skin really fascinates me and they are the products that I find the biggest difference when I use them. So meet my favorite partners in crime when I want to pay my skin some attention and make it all happy again.

I use serums every single day, morning and night but I have a special one that I use only twice a week when I want to firm my skin and make it extra soft and smooth – the Clarins Double Serum (here). When I found it in my mum’s cabinet a few months ago the beauty addict in me decided to give it a whirl regardless of the ‘age control concentrate’ label. Two pumps later I completely forgot about the anti-ageing properties and I couldn’t stop staring myself in the mirror and touching my skin. The way the serum made it feel and look left me absolutely besotted and it is now firm part of my skincare stash. Double Serum is infused with 20 plant extracts, which ‘boost the skin’s vital function’. When my skin feels saggy and dull I like to pat some of the serum all over my face and neck and the results are immediate – my complexion looks more even and significantly brighter, the skin feels firmer and more supple and my pores and fine lines literally disappear. Hello amazing skin!

Clarins seems to be owning my heart recently and my love for the Blue Orchid Treatment Face Oil (here) is the living proof. If I had to choose only one serum or oil to use for the rest of my life, without blinking an eye I’d go for this beauty. It is a skincare essential and I literally cannot imagine not having it around. Blue Orchid has improved my skin SO much and the difference is downright incredible. If you’re not familiar with the Clarins Face Oils, basically they do three different ones, one for each skin type. The one I use is specially designed for dehydrated skin and there is one for oily / combination (here) and one of dry (here) skin. I use it twice a week at night, before going to bed and the results in the morning are mind-blowing! Three drops of Blue Orchid is all I need to bring back the moisture into my skin and make it all supple and nourished. My skin looks and feels so soft and smooth and the healthy glow makes me one happy lady. When using this my skin calms down immediately, all redness is gone and my complexion is so even and beautiful. The oil also does an amazing job in fading acne scaring and my pores and any fine lines are nowhere to be seen! This godsend product also helps massively with blemishes - it prevents me from having them and it helps heal them if I get any. Overnight miracle in a bottle! My boyfriend and I love it and he even uses it from time to time haha.

Speaking of treatment oils, the one that I religiously use each Sunday after a good face mask is this ProGenius Treatment Oil from NUDE (here). If we are talking about long-lasting, incredible skin improvements then this gem is the one to look for. It consists of 10 precious oils and is rich in Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9. It provides skin cell nourishment and the skin appears ‘lit from within’. ProGenius works brilliant work in hydrating the deeper layers of the skin and injecting luminous glow into my complexion. It is one of those products that completely sort out my skin if I’m having any dry, flakey patches or if it looks dull and lifeless. I adore how the oil makes my face feel – silky soft to the touch and so smooth and even. If your skin lacks hydration and it tends to loose its dewiness, then ProGenius might become your best friend. It doesn’t irritate the skin and never caused me to break out, plus it absorbs instantly and doesn’t leave greasy residue. Score. You can mix the oil with your morning moisturizer or use it as an overnight treatment but either way - the results will leave you absolutely smitten. Radiant, beautifully hydrated skin? Double check!

Have you tried any of these products? Which is your favorite serum or oil?

Lots of love,


  1. Hi.. beautiful post!!! This is a very good product.. There's a new outfit on my blog :)

  2. Great post!
    I personally love the Clarins Blue Orchid oil.
    I also love Aveda's Beautifying Oil and the NUXE oil but are miracle multi tasters.
    They can be using on the hair, face and body.

  3. I was so close to buying the clarins blue orchid oil the other day, it was on sale too! Annoyed at myself for not ordering it!
    Taslima | The little things in life

  4. I really like the Clarins oil! But I do also enjoy the Bio-Oil which is a much cheaper alternative and works nicely on my skin :) x /

  5. I love a good oil, I'm using the Clarins Santal oil at the moment and can't decide whether I like it or not. I'd love to try the Nude one!

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty

  6. I got my first facial serum on my birthday! It has been life changing on my skin ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette ♥

  7. love the NUDE oil!



  8. I really want to give these products a try x

  9. great post :) xx

  10. I'm so addicted to Clarins skin care at the moment, I recently did a post on their new Radiance Glow Booster, made to measure self tan - which is brilliant! I really want the Blue Orchid oil, purely for the smell - absolutely divine! Can I just say your photography is out of this world, what beautiful photographs!

    Love Jayde

  11. Thanks for great tips!! Your article is really awesome. Using Sakare's skincare serum helps to keep my skin fresher, younger and brighter.

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