Product Description From Clarins:
Rushes pure, fresh moisture to dry zones — offering immediate relief from tightness and dryness. Katafray Bark and Sorbier Tree Bud extracts combat dehydration and pollutants to fend-off wrinkles and improve radiance. Ideal for skin living in temperate climates.
There are 3 more variations of this cream:
1. HydraQuench Rich Cream : For dry skin or for people living in harsh climates.
2. HydraQuench Cream SPF 15: With UVA/UVB sunscreens. Ideal for skin living in temperate climates.
3. HydraQuench Cooling Cream-Gel: Non-oily. Ideal for skin living in tropical climates.
Around 2800 INR for 50 ml.
My Experience with Clarins HydraQuench Cream For Normal To Dry Skin:
It comes in a thick heavy glass bottle and has a nice floral smell which goes away after a few minutes. It is a rich white cream. On application, it glides on oh-so-smoothly and the skin drinks it up all and no trace or greasiness remains. I have combination skin and creams usually tend to make my skin look very oily, but this one did not. The skin immediately looks healthier and all of the cream is absorbed into the skin. Since it is a rich cream, it might look greasy if you put more than what is needed.
In the above photo, you can clearly see that, the skin is not shiny after the cream is rubbed in. I use this in the morning and also at night since it does not have any SPF in it. My skin became noticeably softer after one week itself. I could really feel it while washing the face.
I was using this during the winter season and it is the best moisturizer I have used till date. If I use this in the morning, the skin will stay moisturized till evening and never once did I feel the need to reapply any moisturizer in between. It is that good! You will not find any dry flakes on your skin at all.
It has “hyaluronic acid” which is excellent for retaining moisture in the skin. I have read online that many celebrities are a fan of this cream 😉
This bottle will last for around 3 months if you are using it daily for two times a day. I bought this from Shoppers Stop in Pune, Camp. The lady also gave me 2 mini facials with Clarins products. I got a few samples also as GWP, but they were teeny tiny samples of 5 ml and so I cannot say much about their effectiveness; however, I found this gem.
It is “One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract.” This is a scrub which polishes away make-up, dirt and dead cells in one step, revealing glowing skin. This is really a gentle scrub which does its task very effectively. It has very fine micro beads which does not irritate the skin at all. After the first wash itself, I could see my skin glowing. It can be used as a weekly scrub.
There is mask, tinted moisturizer, lip balm and serum also in this range.
Pros of Clarins HydraQuench Cream For Normal To Dry Skin:
- Very moisturizing.
- Does not leave the skin greasy if applied the right amount.
- If applied in the morning, skin remains moisturized till evening.
- Leaves the skin soft and supple and skin texture improves with continuous usage.
- It did not break me out.
Cons of Clarins HydraQuench Cream For Normal To Dry Skin:
- The price 🙁 , Rs. 2800 for 50 ml is too much, but luxury comes with a price tag I guess :haanji:
- Since it comes in a jar, can be unhygienic if the hands are not clean.
- Also, the jar is not so travel friendly.
- It does not have any anti-aging or skin lightening properties, but it did make any such claims.
I will give this product 5/5 and YESSS, I will definitely repurchase this as long as my budget (read husband’s) allows 😉
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