Despite all the beauty articles we read, I know of quite a few women who still forsake using a daily moisturizer because they feel their skin don’t need it. Au contraire! In hot humid weather, our skin needs moisture more than ever because heat and sun are 2 of nature’s harshest environments.
Clarins has recognized this by introducing a few new products in the Clarins Hydraquench range for introducing and locking in moisture in the skin.
There is already a Hydraquench range but a couple more new products that are already out on the shelves will supplement things further. The key ingredient in the Hydraquench range is the Katafray bark from Madagascar - it was discovered to help raise moisture levels and is now cultivated and used exclusively in Clarins’ Hydraquench range of products.
One of my favourites is the Clarins Hydraquench Cream Mask for dehydrated skin (RM135/75ml).
You slather a good thick layer of the white cream mask on your skin and then, lie back and relax. After about 15 minutes, look in the mirror. You’ll realize that depending on your skin’s “thirst level” a good portion of the mask would have been absorbed into your skin to restore your skin’s moisture level. I usually end up with hardly anything left on my skin! Yep! I have very thirsty skin indeed – and I never realized it!
Tissue and/or rinse off and touch your face. I can never stop because my facial skin feels so soft and moist after using this mask! Star buy! Star buy! Best of all, when I do this at night before bed, I wake up with moist bouncy skin the next morning. What’s not to love?
I will warn those with sensitive noses that there is a floral fragrance. Its quite strong but I’ll forgive that since my skin seems to love the Hydraquench Cream Mask otherwise. Available at Clarins counters at a retail price of RM135 for 75ml. I honestly don’t feel its super pricey because you don’t use all that much and not all that often so it can last you a while.
Another 2 new products to supplement the existing Clarins Hydraquench line are the Hydraquench Smoothing Gel for Normal to Combination Skin (RM205/5ml) and Moisture Replenishing Lipbalm (RM75/15ml).
I’ve got the Clarins Hydraquench Smoothing Gel and Hydraquench Intensive Serum Bi-phase undergoing vigourous testing by me so I’ll report on them soon enough
Pros: Hydrates skin well, Leaves skin feeling soft and moist
Cons: Some may consider it pricey, Strong floral fragrance
Clarins facials are lovely and painless!
I was recently treated to a Clarins facial at the Clarins Institute at KLCC (4th Floor) I had the Madagascar Hydrating facial (RM198) which lasts about 1 hour. The products used are all from the Clarins Hydraquench range including some more potent salon only products. Its called Madagascar because the key ingredient in the Hydraquench range is Katafray bark found in Madagascar.
They are purely hands only at Clarins with lovely facial and hand massages and no painful extractions and no machines used. It was lovely and I know I will be back.
Have you tried any Clarins products or their facials? This was a first for me but not a last. The Cream Mask is already turning out to be a weekly staple!