Grooming, Skincare

Five Two-In-One Serums for Better Time Management


The laziest mammal to walk the earth is the three-toed sloth. It is so incredibly inert (just like us on a beach holiday) that its body literally evolved over the years to eat less so that it can move less. We as human folks do the same albeit less extreme — we sling crossbody bags to go hands-free, use watches that tell time amongst other functions and now, grooming brands have launched two-in-one serums to tackle duo opposing concerns. Every pump is smooth, even and an enjoyable slather on the skin. Here are five that we thoroughly enjoyed. 

Pictured above: Clarins Double Serum
This amber liquid houses fine-line diminishing teasel extract (found in the Multi-Active range) and hydrating-boosting Organic Leaf of Life extract (found in the hydra-essentiel range) — these are the two ingredients among the other 19 ones distilled into this bottle that also promises an even skin tone and radiance

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer

Each chamber of this serum houses a spot corrector to reverse the appearance of dark spots and a soothing optimiser to soothe skin irritation. A pump dispenses both with balanced proportions and the formula also includes salicylic acid and acetyl glucosamine to exfoliate skin and tackle blemishes

Kate Somerville Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum 

A night-only use serum, this high-tech (look at the bottle!) serum dispenses a 10% vitamin C serum to even out skintone and youth-enhancing omegas 3, 6, 9, and 17 to replenish skin’s natural lipids. Your skin’s barrier function is also restored over time because of its ability to retain more moisture. 

Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate

Despite its deceptively simple bottle, this concentrate contains both micro-filtered yeast extract and geranium essential oil — both work in tandem to improve the look of the skin’s “bounce back” quality, visibly lift it, and reduces the size and appearance of enlarged pores

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Sensitive Dual Concentrate

A pump of this serum automatically mixes pure ferulic acid (to fight off free radicals) and pure vitamin E (to reduce signs of anti-aging) in a soothing base of centella asiatica to instantly calm skin down.