From The Straits Times    |

We recently attended the Skincare Symposium: Enzyme Edition to learn all about the science behind the new Clarifique Dual Essence.

We also checked in with Global brand ambassador Amanda Seyfried and international model Fiona Fussi on how they keep their skin looking refined and bright with the highly anticipated skincare essence launch from Lancôme.

Amanda Seyfried, 34, Hollywood actress

Why is skincare so crucial?

“It’s one of the pathways to your soul. When you radiate from your skin, from your face, you are also radiating from inside.

Your skin reflects how healthy you are. What’s more important as I get older is not the shape of my eyes or the amount of eyeshadow I’m wearing but the health of my skin.”

Now, as a busy actress and mother, what is your approach to skincare?

“That less is more when it comes to the number of steps. I just want to use what I know is going to work.”

Tell us about your current skincare ritual

“I used Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence daily and the thing about is that it’s pretty natural. It’s made of 97 per cent French beech bud extracts and it smells sweet. I also use the brand’s Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum twice a day. I’m 34, so I’m for these anti-ageing “accessories” in my life. I’m very well taken care of with this line.”

What difference have you noticed in your skin?

“I get eczema on my face once in a while. In winter, my skin also gets really dry so I’ll take as much moisture as I can get. I feel that Clarifique and Genifique have made a difference.”

What does growing older mean to you?

“I used to sit and just wallow in my fear of growing older. Now, I completely embrace my age and I’m excited to get older because I feel I’m worth more than ever. And that’s where I feel what Lancôme does is really important.

Age doesn’t even register with Lancôme. It’s such an inclusive brand and prides itself on being a happiness activist. There are so many misconceptions about being famous and the beauty industry and I feel like we’re breaking them together. It feels pretty good.”

As a public figure, what message do you want to share with women?

“That you are absolutely enough. That you don’t have to change your face in order to feel better. That’s not what beauty is. Beauty comes from your humility, kindness, generosity and self awareness. Beauty is an acknowledgment of us being ever-changing – and embracing ourselves at any age. It’s beautiful when we have the capacity to really love who we are.”

Fiona Fussi, 24, International Model

Local representive Fiona Fussi also went on the trip to discover all about Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence.

Lancôme Clarifique feels really gentle and calming on my skin, it definitely clears and tones but still hydrates. I feel this especially now during the cold and dry climate in Tokyo.

Fiona Fussi, International Model, 24

From understanding the origin of the organic French beech buds to the unique bi-phase formula, watch the video to discover all about how the NEW Clarifique Dual Essence works to refine and brighten your skin to reveal a translucent complexion.

Follow Fiona’s routine to pair it with Lancôme’s iconic Advanced Genifique Serum for the ultimate youthful glow. Watch the full video of her routine above.

NEW Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence  – Refined, brighter skin in just 4 weeks

The French skincare brand’s new Clarifique Dual Essence is full of enzymatic benefits. The formula contains only two ingredients: It contains 97 per cent clear essence with organic French beech bud extract that refines and brightens skin, and 3 per cent bi-phase essence with grapeseed oil. The grapeseed oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids that help nourish skin, boost its vitality and strengthen barrier function. The bottle features a design-patented whisk to mix the two phases together for immediate comfort and hydration upon use.

Use it morning and night, after toner and before serum, so it can help hydrate skin to prep it to better receive nutrients from your skincare. It also promises to reduce melanin production. Pat it directly onto face or apply with a cotton pad. We love how this new essence is silicon-free, paraben-free and does not contain perfume, gentle for all skin types.

Results? In one week, skin is smoother and brighter. In just 4 weeks, skin is refined, translucent with reduced appearance of pores.

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Be the first to try the NEW! Clarifique Dual Essence. Sign up here for your complimentary deluxe 10ml sample to be redeemed at any Lancôme counter.

Lancôme Clarifique Dual Essence (150ml), $140, is now available in all major department stores and Sephora.

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