Clarins presents an anti-aging serum that mainly addresses the problem of blemishes and dull complexion. As such, we cannot expect it to fill in or blur wrinkles and lines.
But in order to do what it claims, it must have the right ingredients. How do you know? Analyzing the INCI, which never lies.
If you want to discover more about serums, I recommend that you take a look at the article The Best Facial and Anti-Aging Serums , in which I do an INCI analysis of the most popular serums.
And now we go with the analysis of the Clarins serum.
Clarins Mission Perfection Serum Review
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Butylene Glycol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Caprylic / Capric glycerides.
- Isononyl Isononanoate : It is a skin conditioning emollient that leaves a silky feel on the skin. Very little information is available on the distinctive characteristics of this emollient.
- Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate : Tested in Clarins Men’s wrinkle cream as Caprylic / Capric glycerides.
- C14-22 Alcohols : Analyzed in Filorga’s Ultralifting Lift Designer serum .
- Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Pentylene Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Glyceryl Stearate : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- PEG-100 Stearate : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- PEG-8 : Tested in Clinique For Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Cetyl Alcohol : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
- Hexylresorcinol: It is generally found in mouthwashes and throat lozenges thanks to its antiseptic and anesthetic properties, but it has also been used to treat minor cuts, scrapes, and skin infections. However, it has recently been considered a skin lightener, for its ability to target the skin pathways that lead to hyperpigmentation. Hexylresorcinol is also believed to have more benefits, including the ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase protection against UVB and UVA rays, and improve the skin’s barrier against pollution and sun exposure. In recent studies, the 0.5% hexylresorcinol concentration has been shown to be as effective as the 2% hydroquinone concentration, with fewer side effects.
- Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer : Tested in Lancome Men’s Age Fight Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide : Tested on Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
- Sodium Polyacrylate : Tested in Clinique For Men wrinkle cream .
- C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside : It is the product obtained by condensation of C12-20 alcohols with glucose. Analyzed in ingredient C14-22 Alcohols.
- Silica : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Polymethyl Methacrylate : Analyzed in Clarins’ Concentré Zone Regard contour .
- Potassium Cetyl Phosphate : Tested on Vichy’s Liftactiv contour .
- Mica : Analyzed in Nuxellence de Nuxe contour .
- Parfum / Fragrance .
- Ethylhexylglycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Polyacrylamide : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Sodium Hyaluronate : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Xanthan Gum : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
- Tartaric Acid : A natural crystalline organic acid found in many plants, including grapes and tamarinds. It is one of the main acids in wine. Tartaric acid has antioxidant properties and is an alpha hydroxy acid, although it is not as well researched when it comes to skin benefits like glycolic and lactic acids.
- Attraylodes Lancea Root Extract : Cang zhu root extract, in cosmetics, Clarins Laboratories have shown that through the G protein, the root extract improves the barrier function of the skin. In addition, it is used for its multiplier effect on effectiveness.
- C13-14 Isoparaffin : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Disodium EDTA : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
- Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Propylene Glycol : Analyzed in the eye contour Revitalift Laser X3 of L’Oreal .
- Tamarindus Indica Extract : Tamarind extract, packed with nutrients and antioxidants, such as niacin, calcium, vitamin C, copper, and pyridoxine. Tamarind also contains high levels of tartaric acid which works powered by a powerful antioxidant action that scavenges harmful free radicals. Tamarind extract is used for wound healing and is an antimicrobial. It is optimal for the skin, as it is used to treat burns and prevent edema. Plus, it leaves skin looking healthy and beautiful.
- Spergularia Rubra Extract : Extract of red arenaria, which is said to lighten dark spots while promoting a smooth and even skin tone.
- Laureth-7 : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Tocopherol : Analyzed in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract : Acerola extract. Acerola contains vitamin C (exceeding the vitamin C concentration of oranges). However, dried acerola fruit and powder are unlikely to be a good source of vitamin C because much of the vitamin C is destroyed during drying and processing. Additionally, acerola contains mineral salts, which have been shown to help remineralize tired and stressed skin. And the benefit in increasing skin hydration has been shown.
- Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract : Tested in Lancaster Contour Skin Therapy .
- CI 15985 / Yellow 6, CI 14700 / Red 4 : Tested on the Hydra Mag C + from Vichy Homme .
- Sorbic Acid : Tested in Lancaster’s Skin Therapy Contour .
- Sodium Benzoate : Analyzed in Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
- Ascorbic Acid : Tested in Lancaster Contour Skin Therapy .
Clarins Mission Perfection Serum review summary
Like many other commercial cosmetic brands, Clarins serum INCI stands out for its low proportion of active ingredients, and for having highly recommended ingredients.
Although it has some of the best anti-aging ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamin C and exfoliants, the active ingredients do not begin to appear until the 14th position, which are postponed until the end.
And mixed with the active principles there are also silicones, PEGs (remember that PEGs can contain harmful impurities), toxic and irritating ingredients.
It is a very weak serum that I could not, and also, it is quite expensive.
With hyaluronic acid as well, but in a high proportion (specifically in sixth place), there is the serum that I use at the moment, the one from the Nezeni Cosmetics brand.
More economical, more effective, and with the assurance that we will not suffer the dreaded combined effect if we use its anti-aging treatment.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.