Refresh & Hydrate With Clarins Hydra-Essentiel

The weather is very unforgiving these days and with skin like mine, it's just a matter of time before it's getting any worst. I always have a hard time figuring out the right kind of moisturizer for my combination-oily skin. My forehead and nose can be very oily meanwhile the rest of my face is quite dry. To find the perfect fit that can cater to both problematic area is not as easy as it looks. Most of the moisturizer out there were created either for those with extremely dry skin or for very oily skin so I normally play safe and use two different kind of moisturizer on my face instead. It's not really a pocket friendly solution but a girl got to do what she have to do, right?

I'm fortunate enough to came across Clarins Hydra-Essentiel line up end of last year. I was invited to their launch event and get the opportunity to test out the latest serum and moisturizer from the collection. I fall in love with the texture immediately and decided to add it into my skincare routine. It's not easy to impress me and Clarins Hydra-Essentiel pretty much had me at hello. I'm not kidding, you really have to try it to believe it!

As stated by Clarins, the Hydra-Essentiel range is inspired and derived from the Madagascar leaf of life. Equipped with fascinating self-hydration property, the leaf is incredibly resistant and filled with water despite intense sun and major variation in weather. It helps restored the skin's capacity to retain water by naturally boost "sponge molecule" in the dermis and epidermis. In doing that, it also encourages optimal skin moisturization. Both skin and plant have an intermediary water reserves level to protect and limit water loss and fight dehydration thus making the leaf of life the most effective hydrating ingredient to power the skin's natural hydration. 

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum
30ml [RM248.00]
★★★

Speaking of the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum, I like the simplicity of the packaging, you can visibly see the product inside and the glass bottle definitely screams luxury. The texture on the other hand is very light and watery making it absorbs pretty quickly into the skin. And yes, the serum mimics crystal water perfectly with it's light blue shade and consistency! I love the scent so much, perhaps that's what hooked me to this range in the first place! Another thing that I noticed when I applied this serum, my skin will immediately feels soft and supple. Make sure you shake the bottle and warm it on your hand beforehand and following up with moisturizer soon after.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel
50ml [RM215.00]
★★★

The moisturizer actually comes in two different version. The light cream for all skin type and the cooling gel for normal to combination skin. I picked the cooling gel for obvious reason, I just can't say no to the sensory cooling gel texture that instantly melts into the skin. I also love how refreshing and moisturized my skin feels after every use. Unlike other moisturizer, it's not overpowering at all but still providing your skin with all the hydration it needs. To top it off, it's beautifully packed in a glacier blue glass jar with calming and relaxing scent just like the serum. On a side note. I applied both products using the special Clarins application method, you can check it out here

To conclude it all, I have nothing bad to say about Clarins Hydra-Essentiel range, I just love the serum and moisturizer. It's an instant thirst quencher for the skin, cooling and refreshing without overdoing it. It helps my skin stay hydrated through out the day, against the sudden change in temperature and humidity that I'm exposed to on daily basis. I highly recommend it for those of you who have combination-oily skin, you'll thank me later. For more details, do visit Clarins official site below and until then, stay refresh and hydrated lovelies, adieu~


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