I am so glad that I got to try Clarins because not a single product out of the ones I have used have turned duds for me. Subtly fragranced, Clarins skin care products work on the skin effectively. This serum I am reviewing today is a bi-phase serum which is for all skin types. A little product info first.
Intensive rehydrating and repairing treatment specifically formulated for Asian skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and extracts of katafray and inca peanut, this bi-phase serum acts at all levels to keep skin looking matte and restore soft, youthful looking radiance, 2 patents pending. Allergy tested, non-comedogenic.
$41 for 30 ml.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Iso Hexa-Decane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium Pca, Trehalose, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Chloride, Parfum/ Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Alcohol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Butyl Methoxydibenzoyl Me Thane, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Ex Tract, Cedrelopsis Grevei Bark Ex Tract, Pyrus Sorbus Bud Extract, Sorbic Acid, Tocopherol, CI 42090/Blue 1, Ci 60730/Ext, Violet 2.
How To Use:
Apply morning/and or evening to thoroughly cleansed face and neck. Gently press down working from the middle of the face outward, before applying Hydraquench moisturiser best suited to your skin type.
My Take on Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Biphase:
This bi-phase layer serum is so lightweight that it seems water like, the serum is blue in color. This serum seems to have two layers and instructions mention to shake the bottle well before use. Upon shaking well, the mixture turns a little milky from outside the bottle, but out of the pump comes out as blue liquid. I use this serum after the cleansing and toning routine. Only a pump or two is required for the entire face. The serum gets absorbed into the skin quickly and immediately leaves the skin supple, soft, hydrated, and moisturized. Foundation and other makeup can be worn over the serum, can be used during day time or before hitting the bed. I have not had any reaction while using this product, no acne breakouts, no rashes, no patches on the skin.
I have noticed good improvement in skin’s texture after incorporating this serum into my skin care routine. My face remains hydrated throughout without it being feeling excessively greasy. Oily skin girls who usually break out with regular serums, should try this because this is non-comedogenic.
This serum contains a whole lot of good and exotic ingredients – Katafray Bark extract, Hyaluronic acid, Alfaalfa extract, Inca peanut, red algae extract, Alpine Willow Herb, Pomegranate, Arctic Cloudberry, White tea extract.
I am so happy to use this serum because it gives that much-needed moisture content to my face without being oily.
For those girls with oily and acne-prone skin, who have a doubt about including serum in their skin care regimen, can check this out.
Summing up the pros and cons of this product:
Pros of Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Biphase:
- Good for all skin types – dry, normal, combination and oily.
- Feels extremely lightweight on skin.
- Keeps skin well hydrated and moisturized without feeling greasy.
- Can be worn under foundation and other makeup.
- Does not break out oily skin – noncomedogenic.
- Good serum for oily skin.
- Delicately fragranced.
- Has liquid consistency.
- Improves skin texture over a period of time.
- May prevent premature wrinkles.
- Contains a whole lot of ingredients.
Cons of Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Biphase:
- The pump does not work that well.
- People with extremely oily skin may not find it that great.
Will I Purchase Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Biphase?
Yes, I will.
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