The Top 10 Clarins Icons You Need In Your Life

Ten best Clarins icons

If you’ve ever wondered, ‘are Clarins products good?’, the answer is: yes. It’s always going to be yes. Clarins is one of the UK’s most well-loved skincare, makeup and fragrance brands. They’re the No. 1 prestige skincare brand across the whole of Europe. Why? Because they’ve mastered every aspect of the beauty world, offering everything from revolutionary anti-ageing skincare to mood-boosting treatment fragrances.

But with over 200 Clarins products currently on-site here at Escentual, it can be tricky to know what the very best Clarins products are – there are so many contenders. Luckily, I’ve put in the hard work to create this guide to the absolute best of the best Clarins skincare, makeup and fragrance. Keep reading for my official list of the ten Clarins icons you need in your life to find out why Clarins is so good.


1. The Best-Selling Anti-Ageing Serum

Best Clarins serum: Clarins Double Serum - Complete Age Control Concentrate

The Icon: Clarins Double Serum – Complete Age Control Concentrate

Why It’s An Icon: Wondering what the best Clarins product of all time is? It has to be Clarins Double Serum. It’s been the No. 1 anti-ageing serum in the UK since 2013. It’s also won 434 beauty awards to date. And one bottle of it sells every five seconds worldwide. It even snagged the top spot as Escentual’s No. 1 best-selling skincare product of all time.

First released in 1985, the multi-award-winning Double Serum Concentrate has been reformulated no less than eight times ever since to ensure it’s the very best anti-ageing serum it can be. Today, it uses 21 powerhouse plant extracts to target five vital skin functions for visibly younger-looking skin.

Yes, there are a lot of revolutionary Clarins products for ageing skin, but Double Serum undoubtedly deserves the top spot on my list of Clarins icons.

Clarins Double Serum Review


2. The Best-Selling Eye Serum

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Double Serum Eye Global Age Control Concentrate

The Icon: Clarins Double Serum Eye Global Age Control Concentrate

Why It’s An Icon: Double Serum Eye only launched in 2021, but it’s already become a top-seller. Within the very same year of its release, it achieved the accolade of being a Marie Claire Skin Award Winner and a Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended Award Winner. But then again, we shouldn’t have expected any less from the eye care version of Double Serum.

Double Serum Eye borrows a lot of key actives from the original facial Double Serum, but it also has a few extras added to target the under-eyes specific needs. The dual-phase formula effectively targets major eye concerns – puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines included. The best bit? It promises visibly younger-looking eyes in just seven days. It puts the ‘eye’ in icon.

Clarins Double Serum Eye Review


3. The Facial Oil For Thirsty Skin

Best Of: Top 10 Clarins Icons

The Icon: Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil – Dehydrated Skin

Why It’s An Icon: Clarins has become synonymous with aromatherapy. Their expertise in this field dates back to the 60s when Clarins became the first brand to start selling 100% pure extracts in perfume stores – at the request of their spa customers, of course. And the best-selling Blue Orchid facial orchid epitomises decades’ worth of skincare and aromatherapy know-how.

One of the UK’s most widely adored face oils, the Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil for dehydrated skin helps tone, revitalise and restore your complexion. Its 100% pure plant extract-based formula prevents moisture loss and the formation of fine lines for satin-soft skin that glows with newfound radiance.


4. The Face Cream For Menopausal Skin

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream SPF 15 All Skin Types

The Icon: Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream All Skin Types

Why It’s An Icon: The Super Restorative collection is at the top of its game – and its day cream for all skin types is certainly no exception. In fact, it was already pretty darn good, and then Clarins updated it to make it even better.

The best-selling face cream was revamped in 2022 and caters to the unique needs of menopausal skin, all too often overlooked in skincare. But thankfully, not by Clarins. Their Super Restorative Day Cream is powered by innovative organic harungana. This plant active ingredient is so cool because it’s proven to be just as effective as retinol, without any potential irritation. As part of its 2022 upgrade, the harungana star active joined with new plant extract, organic gorse, for a firm, toned complexion.

Your Guide To The Clarins Super Restorative Range


5. The Does-It-All Fragrance

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Eau Dynamisante Natural Spray

The Icon: Clarins Eau Dynamisante Natural Spray

Why It’s An Icon: Believe it or not, Eau Dynamisante is 35 years old. When it was first released in ’87, it made history; it was the first-ever Clarins treatment fragrance. Fast forward three and a half decades, and the Eau Dynamisante Natural Spray is still the best-selling fragrance from Clarins.

More than just perfume, it scents your skin with an invigorating blend of fresh herbs and spices and moisturises, firms and tones skin using essential oils. It single-handedly proves why Clarins are recognised as experts in aromatherapy.

But if you’re ever wondering, ‘which Clarins perfume is best?’, I’ll admit that’s all down to personal preference, but Eau Dynamisante will always be the most iconic Clarins fragrance.


6. The Skin-Quenching Body Moisturiser

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion

The Icon: Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion

Why It’s An Icon: Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just some bog standard body lotion. The thing that sets the Moisture-Rich body moisturiser apart is that it’s jam-packed with ultra-nourishing, ultra-smoothing and ultra-protecting shea butter. You’ll also find the likes of skin-softening raspberry, anti-slackening oat extract and bitter orange flower, working to protect the skin’s hydrolipidic film.

But, as they’ve already proven with the numerous revamps of Double Serum, Clarins don’t settle. They recently relaunched their iconic Moisture-Rich Body Lotion to offer their most natural and their most comforting formula to date; it’s now powered by 88% natural ingredients and held in a 100% recyclable tube.

Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion Review


7. The Nourishing Hand Cream

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream

The Icon: Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream

Why It’s An Icon: This isn’t just a Clarins best-seller, it’s also one of the best-selling hand creams full stop. There isn’t just one reason why it’s the go-to hand cream of the masses, though; it goes above and beyond to offer multiple benefits to ensure it holds onto the top spot.

Of course, it nourishes and hydrates your hands using one of Clarins’ favourite skin-smoothing active, shea butter, which also helps protect against environmental damage. But its non-sticky, fast-absorbing formula also helps to diminish age spots and strengthen your nails for healthy, youthful-looking hands.

And frankly, I can’t say I’m surprised that Clarins released an even more nourishing rendition of the cult-classic hand cream for very dry hands:

Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Balm Review


8. The Glow-Boosting Multitasker

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

The Icon: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

Why It’s An Icon: The Clarins Beauty Flash Balm has been a hero product for Clarins for a good four decades. All about the glow, Beauty Flash gained cult status due to its multipurpose formula, which won the hearts of makeup artists, loyal Clarins customers and, well, pretty much everyone else who’s on the hunt for glowy skin.

You can use Beauty Flash as everything from a makeup primer, face mask, day treatment or body highlighter. And yes, it’s another Clarins golden oldie that’s been updated in 2022, so it’s got even more glow-boosting actives, an improved texture and a more eco-conscious design than its previous version.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Review


9. The Skin-Smoothing Makeup Prep

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer

The Icon: Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer

Why It’s An Icon: Out of all of the Clarins icons in this line-up, the Instant Smooth Primer could be deemed the hidden gem. Sure, it’s not as well-known as Double Serum, but it’s still a top-rated, award-winning beauty icon that deserves its share of the spotlight.

Gaining a special shoutout in The Anti Ageing Beauty Bible by health and beauty experts, Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey, Clarins’ cream-textured makeup primer for all skin types expertly blends makeup and skincare – just as we’d expect from Clarins. Its ultra-smooth texture glides across the skin, filling in and smoothing away the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores as it does. So, your skin is perfectly prepped for your makeup, which leads me to our final Clarins icon…


10. The Skin-Loving Foundation

Best Clarins icons: Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid Illuminating and Firming Foundation SPF 15

The Icon: Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid Illuminating and Firming Foundation SPF15

Why It’s An Icon: The Everlasting Youth Fluid Foundation is Clarins’ first liquid foundation to be developed in the same way as their anti-ageing skincare. But it was no easy feat. It took no less than three years of research and 186 trials to perfect this anti-ageing foundation.

A new-and-improved take on the original Extra-Firming Foundation, Everlasting Youth blends medium coverage with skin nourishment for a firm, plump, smooth and radiant appearance. Its creamy fluid texture conceals age spots and imperfections while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles using chicory leaf extract (which boosts collagen synthesis) and skin-lifting organic oat sugars. This is a does-it-all foundation; it defends against UV rays and pollution.


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