Helloooo and happy Sunday … Hope your weekend was lovely. I am going to talk about Clarins Hydra essentiel serum and cream today. Usually I am a combination skin type, not too oily or too dry in winter. However last winter I found my skin got drier and more dehydrated than usual, as did my 16-year-old sons skin. My quest for a new moisturizer that added water instead of oil to our dehydrated skin was on.
Clarins had just launched the Hydra -Essentiel Line, a 2 step system and I figured I would give it a try.
Water is essential to the skin. Everything we do in our daily routine can cause the skin to dehydrate. The Bi-phase serum, is light weight, adds intense hydration to thirsty, dull skin. Bi-phase serum feels comfortable and fresh on the skin, it is also protecting the skin barrier as it gives the skin the hydration it needs in any circumstance. To use the product I shake the bottle to mix the serum together and dispense 1-2 pumps into the palm of my hand, then gently pat my skin with the serum. The serum prevents water loss and smooths the fine lines on the skin. “Out of 63 women who tested this product 93.5 % of them found the texture fresh.”
“The serum has Organic leaf of life extract, a powerful natural hydration activator that boosts the skin’s hyaluronic acid* production. Its beauty bonus? Bi-Phase Serum refines the skin’s texture and smooths its surface. Your quenched skin is fresh, comfortable, radiant, and vibrant. For even more hydration, Bi-Phase Serum can be used together with the Hydra-Essentiel cream suitable for your skin type.
*The “sponge molecule”: the skin’s natural water retention system”
The 2nd phase – The Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream ( for normal to dry skin ) protects the skin against pollution as it intensely moisturizes the skin. The skin is instantly quenched with water, leaving it comfortable, plumped and fresh feeling. When using both products as a system, your skin glows, is more radiant looking and the moisture level in your skin intensifies. Apply this cream day and night to the face and neck. There are 2 more formulas, Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel (for normal-oily skin) and Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream (for very dry skin). To give my skin an extra boost during the colder days of winter I will add a few drops of Lotus oil also by Clarins after the bi-phase serum and before I apply my moisturizer.
“106 women tested this product the results are as follows – 87% found their skin was intensely moisturized after 1st application, 92% felt their skin was more comfortable only after 1st application, 72% found their skin was more plumped after 14 days of use and 87% found their skin felt more fresh after 14 days of use. “
Once I started to use the products, I noticed my skin felt better, no more patchy dry spots. My skin looked more hydrated and I noticed my skin looked more even. My son also liked the way his skin felt and looked. He uses the serum/cream in winter months and only the cream in the summer months. His skin is more even looking and he doesn’t have as many break-outs. These products are a win for the both of us.
Don’t forget to drink your 8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin properly hydrated during the summer and especially in the winter as we loose more water due to the heat being turned on in our homes, cars etc.
The Bi-Phase Serum costs $56.00 , the Hydra-Essential cream costs $46.00 and can be purchased at The Bay, Shopper’s Drug Mart or at http://www.Clarins.ca
All opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy this product as much as I do.