Published on October 13th, 2013 | by The Perfume Expert
Clarins HydraQuench Serum Review
Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum is like an instant moisture boost for your skin but unlike other moisturizing products this is DEEP moisture, imparting hydration in the deepest layers of skin. As the days get colder, many of us start to suffer from dry, dehydrated skin, and our first instinct is to reach for rich creams to slather all over. But these aren’t necessarily the best course of action. Many moisture creams on the market are loaded with oils, glycerins, and petrols, which are typically large molecules and this causes them to sit on top of the skin and not penetrate the deeper layers where dehydration actually lies. Furthermore, these creams only cover up an underling problem, hence the incessant need to keep applying them without actually solving anything.
But the Clarins HydraQuench Serum addresses the root of the problem, dehydrated skin and skin that is having trouble keeping it’s moisture level in check. And as with all Clarins products, it does this by using natural ingredients scientifically proven to be highly effective at hydrating and healing your skin.
One of its main ingredients is Hyaluronic Acid, a trendy ingredient lately that improves skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also helping are plant ingredients Katafray and Sorbier bud extract which restores skin’s moisture barrier and help prevent further dehydration. Inca peanut extract is a fascinating component in this serum as it helps restore skin’s natural hydrolipidic film, which is the natural film that keeps skin in check and protects healthy skin from external aggressions and prevents moisture from evaporating.
In addition, Red Algae is also an intriguing ingredient as it stimulates the skin’s natural moisturizing process. Lastly, a host of other natural ingredients bump up this serum to help skin fight against biological stressors, provide anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties, regenerate healthy skin, and offer soothing effects. As you can see, this serum doesn’t just deal with dryness on a surface level, it goes beneath to help hydrate skin from the inside out!
Because it offers such deep moisture as opposed to heavy surface creams, this serum instantly soaks into your skin, offering a grease-proof, non-oily hydration that is unsurpassed! I cannot emphasize enough as there is nothing more annoying to me than having sticky yet dehydrated skin! In addition, this feature also makes it an ideal moisture serum for oily/combination skin types that also get dehydrated. It’s light, absorbs instantly, and is in no way sticky or tacky. Best of all, due to its mainly natural composition and lack of harsh chemicals, this serum is completely safe for those with sensitive skin. In fact, it’s so gentle that I have used it on my eye lids and lips with great comfort!
There are so many situations where the Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum would be a life-saver! It’s great for those who live in cold harsh climates or simply for those of us who get dry spells during a change in weather. It’s also ideal for those in hot, humid climates because it is an excellent way to impart moisture without making skin sticky, greasy, or oily; in other words, it lets your skin breathe!!!!!! So often, moisture creams can feel like masks, making our face feel tacky and suffocated. It seems strange for me to say this about a moisturizing product, but it feels fresh. And the fact that it’s helping repair my skin and deal with the root of the problem instead of covering it up makes me feel good.
This is by far, in my opinion, my favourite go-to deep moisturizing product EVER. It has saved my skin, literally, every season!
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The Perfume Expert Rating
Summary: This serum is an exceptional deep moisture rescue that repairs and rehydrates skin from the inside out, helping skin at the root cause of dryness not just covering it up like other creams. It's packed with natural ingredients which make it light, easily absorbed, and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Plus, it's ideal for ALL skin types as it's so light and absorbant that those with oily/combo skin can use it, imparting moisture but also allowing your skin to breathe! Only con is that it is a tad pricey. But since you literally only use 1 drop for your whole face this product will last forever!