Say hello to the new cult skincare product that women in Asia are raving about. Dual Essence is barely eight months old and already a bestseller in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and China.
In Singapore, the exfoliating essence is second only to the brand’s Advanced Genifique Serum. In Japan, it won the grand prize at beauty website @cosme’s The Best Cosmetics Awards 2020 Mid-Year New Products, which covers launches from December 2019 to April 2020.
Why the success? Dual Essence was launched just as the world was plunged into lockdowns and increased mask wear.
The latter means your skin has to deal with trapped moisture, sweat, dirt and sebum that can result in clogged pores and acne.
And that’s how Dual Essence quickly became a women’s essential skin bestie – it helps the skin remove dead cells faster, clearing up clogged pores and maskne.
Its star skin-clarifying ingredient, organic French beech bud extract, makes up 97 per cent of the formula. Grapeseed oil makes up the remaining three per cent – it hydrates skin, and soothes irritation and sensitivity.
The result: a smoother, clearer, brighter and more youthful looking complexion. And isn’t this what every woman wants? Lancome Clarifique Dual Essence costs $140, (150ml) and is available at Lancome counters and Sephora stores.
– VANESSA CHIA PHOTOGRAPHY DARREN CHANG STYLING SHAN