I’ve another skincare post for you today. I’ve been really taking care of my skin the past few months and especially over winter my skin needs an extra hydration boost.
I was lucky to be given both of these by a friend who could no longer use them. I’m not sure why but i was grateful for the chance to use them as they were still pretty full when she gave them to me and I’ve been loving them!
Clarins are obviously a well known brand and their Hydra Quench range is very popular. I’ve previously tried samples of their Hydra Quench Bi Phase Serum and loved it, so I was looking forward to testing these out.
The Hydra Quench Cream was the first product I tried. The moisturiser was designed for normal to dry skin and is to applied to your face and neck in the morning and evening. As with all other Clarins products it has been allergy tested and is non-comedogenic.
This product is a thick white cream that sinks into skin really nicely on application. I’ve found that it moisturises my skin really well without overloading it during the day or night. Due to my oily t-zone I do have issues with ‘dry skin’ products sometimes causing my oil levels to overload and therefore create more spots and problems.
I’ve had no problems at all with the moisturiser with twice daily use and my skin is loving it, I would definitely repurchase this in future. For £34 for 50ml I think this is an expensive product but again, you get what you pay for and this is a great moisturiser.
The Cream Mask is very much the same. I applied this once or twice a week when my skin was feeling dehydrated and left it on for as long as I could, normally around 10/20 minutes or so. It’s hard to time it so I normally do a job or paint my nails whilst its on!
After application I then removed it by washing it off with a muslin cloth. It says to remove it with a cotton pad but I’d prefer not to leave any excess on in case my skin is overloaded and there’s not a lot of difference between the two methods!
This was great at hydrating my skin and I’ve had no problems with blemishes caused by it. This retails at £33 for 75ml. I’m not sure I’d repurchase this as readily as the moisturiser as I feel that the cream does the job on its own now I’ve upgraded to a more hydrating moisturiser on a daily basis.
The whole Hydra Quench range can be viewed on their website here; I’ve got my eye on the lotion which might be better for oily skin during the day and then the cream for my nightly application.
I’ve also got my eye on the full size of the serum which I really enjoyed using.
Are you a Clarins fan? Have you tried anything from the Hydra Quench range?