Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Serum caught my grandma's attention ever since its launch, and has been added to one of her favourite skincare products. By the way, she's in her early 80s, and some of her go-to skincare brands have included Guerlain and La Prairie for decades, which influenced my skincare regime greatly since I was a young teen.
Scent & Consistency
Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Serum has Abeille Royale collection's signature sweet floral scent. The scent by itself isn't natural, so I wouldn't put it near your eyes as it could slightly bother the area, so I would avoid going near the eye area if you have sensitive eyes like mine.
A sunshine nectar created by the Guerlain nose Thierry Wasser: fresh, airy and honey-like fragrances. (Source)
Due to the nature of being a double serum, each chamber has a different texture, one being a gel and the other one being a lightweight emulsion. You just mix these two, which will then turn into an emulsion-like gel serum, and apply to skin.
It absorbs into skin fast, leaving a healthy glow to skin. Due to its fast absorption, I suggest you to apply the serum with swift upwards lifting motions with your finger tips. Having said that, there's a slight sticky residue momentarily upon the initial application, but it dissipates quickly and leaves skin satiny smooth to the touch.
Guerlain’s Double R Renew & Repair serum combines the ultimate age-defying technology from Abeille Royale with a soft-peel treatment for highly effective action on the visible signs of aging: loss of skin elasticity and firmness, wrinkles, dull skin, imperfections and large pores. - Its soft-peel formula provides a "new skin" effect which promotes the renewal cycle of the epidermis without irritating the skin. - Its "lifting-effect" formula offers the skin exceptional benefits from our exclusive active ingredients: Royal Jelly and Black Bee Honey from the Island of Ouessant. The results: the face looks fuller and its contours more refined. The skin texture is smoothed, wrinkles and pores are minimized, and the complexion glows. Day after day, the skin becomes more radiant. Application: apply to the face and neck in the morning and evening before using your cream.
- Radiance: +46%*
- Skin seems smoother for 100% of women**
- Pores look less visible for 95% of women**
- Lifting effect on the face: +10%* - Skin’s elasticity seems to have improved for 100% of women**
- Wrinkles appear less visible for 98% of women**
* Clinically tested on 32 women, two applications/day for one month
** Self-evaluation satisfaction tests on 60 women in China, two applications/day for one month
Just 18km off the coast of Brittany is the Island of Ouessant, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with an ecosystem that is parasite-free and protected from pesticides. On this island, the Black Bee produces honey with exceptional properties. Rich in amino acids, trace elements and high in fructose-content, this honey offers the essential ingredients for skin revitalization. New and exclusive,
Ouessant Black Bee Royal Jelly from Guerlain is the most rare and precious hive-generated substance. Guerlain developed its own exclusive royal jelly to guarantee its quality and traceability. *In vitro tests on ingredientsSEE ALL INGREDIENTS
Apply to face and neck, morning and night, before using your cream. Apply the product with both hands at the same time starting in the middle of the face and moving outward from the chin, the nose and the middle of the forehead.
AQUA (WATER) • GLYCERIN • ALCOHOL • PROPANEDIOL • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • MEL (HONEY) • ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATE • CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE • SQUALANE • ROYAL JELLY •
DECYLOXAZOLIDINONE • LAUROYL LYSINE • POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6 • PEG-8 • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • DIGLYCERIN • PHENOXYETHANOL • PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) • GLYCOLIC ACID • DIMETHICONE • STEARETH-2 • STEARETH-21 • SODIUM HYDROXIDE • AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT • CARBOMER • PPG-26-BUTETH-26 • LACTIC ACID • SODIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE • CITRIC ACID • XANTHAN GUM • SODIUM HYALURONATE • TETRASODIUM EDTA • PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL • ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN BARK EXTRACT • SODIUM BENZOATE • HYDROLYZED SOY FLOUR • ADENOSINE • ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT • CARAMEL • BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-2 • LIMONENE • BENZYL SALICYLATE • OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT • GERANIOL • MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT • HYDROXYCITRONELLAL • ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE • CITRONELLOL • LINALOOL • CITRAL • BHT • CI 19140 (YELLOW 5) • CI 14700 (RED 4) • TOCOPHEROL
Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Serum is great for those who go through any changes in their body and/or environment like a lack of sleep or stressful work conditions. Whether you are going through weight loss/gain or travel frequently, the serum will help skin not to panic, which feels like a surfer feeling the tidal wave.
I have been on my diet over the past 2 months, and I feel that Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum kept my skin balanced as I didn't get any breakouts or noticed any loss in firming or any increase in wrinkles. There isn't much to do with lifting, but it seems to help skin with recovery and resilience. If you have normal to combination skin, you might not even need a moisturiser to follow with especially during daytime as the serum keeps skin supple throughout the day.
Where to buy
- Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Floralixir™ Dew Regenerating Water
- Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Serum
- Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Nectar Lotion
- Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer
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