Last year I swooned over OKOKO Cosmetiques Sang Du Dragon and Sublime Balm, and this year it seems that L’élixir De Clarté has managed to take the cake. Not only does this serum work amazingly well for my skin, I think it has attained the status of HG for me!
L’élixir De Clarté, the radiance elixir, was on my radar for a long time. And after having come across so many promising reviews and testimonials about how amazingly well it had helped treat severe cases of acne and skin issues… I really wanted to try it bad! So this time when OKOKO Cosmetiques kindly sent me their products to try and review, I requested for this Radiance Elixir.
Before I get started, let me fill you in on what this product claims!
L’élixir De Clarté (The Radiance Elixir) is a weightless, fast absorbing serum formulated with 10x strength organic aloe vera and powerful active ingredients to impart radiance and a healthy glowing complexion. This concentrated yet gentle concoction is made with 5% alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), naturally sourced from blueberries, sugar cane and citrus, combined with natural plant extracts and soothing algae to gently exfoliate your skin.
Our AHA consists of a blend of glycolic acid, lactic acid and citric acid. It refines (irregular) skin texture leaving it incredibly soft and smooth – without irritation. Infused with a delicate aroma of vanilla, this exquisite brightening elixir is not only an olfactory treat; but a multi-functional essence, toner and serum.
The elixir comes across as a transparent and a runny liquid (almost water-like consistency). The ritual demands you to put a few drops of the beauty elixir on a cotton pad and apply to your face and neck (avoiding the eye area). Since it’s made with 5% alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), it’s recommended to be used during the nightly skincare ritual.
It states that one may experience a slight tingly sensation due to the AHA, which is normal. And yes, I did experience the tingly sensation but it doesn’t stay for long. In fact, it doesn’t irritate or cause any itchiness to the skin.
Like all OKOKO Cosmetiques serums and elixirs, this one has a very beautiful and delicate floral or feminine sort of a fragrance (which personally I’m a huge fan of!); but it fades away pretty fast.
Now my expectation with this elixir was definitely very high…because my skin had responded pretty well to their other serum – Sang Du Dragon. So I was pretty intrigued to see how this would fare on my skin. The first time I used this elixir I wasn’t sure it was doing anything…because with other serums you know you’re directly applying it your skin, massaging it with your fingers and it’s getting absorbed into your skin. But here I was just applying it on a cotton pad and there was nothing else to the ritual. So I waited until the morning to see if I would be able to make out any difference in my skin condition.
What was my skin’s condition the previous night? Well, I had some tiny bumps on my forehead, a fresh zit, and tiny little clusters of red spots on my cheeks (which have been a cause of concern for me for a long time). The next morning the tiny bumps were completely gone…as if they never existed! I was completely stoked! And the zit was still there but looked significantly smaller and my complexion looked much clearer and better. The cluster of red spots on my cheeks were comparatively small too. And this was just the starting point! I have been using this elixir for almost couple of months now; and my skin has never been so clear and smooth! The bumpy texture’s almost gone and no major breakouts!
Why L’élixir De Clarté Is My HG?
The tiny little red spots on my cheeks were my main concern for a long time! My skin is very sensitive and I have always been very skeptical with acids and exfoliators. But nothing had helped in treating my skin issues the way this elixir did (and still does). While the tiny red spots haven’t entirely gone, they are fading gradually. The sporadic breakouts have also reduced and my skin looks even toned and brighter and better!
So, I’m not saying that this elixir will treat your skin issues overnight (actually if any product claims that…they are misleading and you should never actually believe that); but it will certainly help in treating them progressively. I can attest to that!
I have used this elixir for almost couple of months now! And it has become like my go-to product and my HG, which I’m very pleased with; and will certainly have it forever in my skincare arsenal! In fact, after having used both the serums by OKOKO Cosmetiques, I personally prefer L’élixir De Clarté over Sang Du Dragon now. Yeah, I’m that impressed with this product!
Have you tried L’élixir De Clarté?