I’ve started using the Clarins Hydra Essentiel Intensive moisture quenching bi-phase serum (S$98) a few months ago and thought I’d do a review on it. I’ve never actually tried any products from the French luxury skin care brand before this.
I had eczema when I was young and living in London the last few years has brought back some of my skin problems as the air is really dry there. My neck has been extra dry recently and I decided to start using this serum on my neck. I’ve also been using it on the occasional dry patch on my face.
The serum comes in a 30 ml small bright blue bottle. It’s meant for all skin types and you’re supposed to apply it to the face and the neck. You’re encouraged to pair it with the Hydra-Essentiel Light Cream or Cooling gel for an extremely quenching effect. Apparently 90% of users report intensely hydrated skin after using it.
The lightweight serum is supposed to restore the skin’s radiance and shield skin from the dehydrating effects of daily thermic shocks. It’s magic ingredient is the ‘leaf of life’ originating from Madagascar which is supposed to encourage the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and boost the skin’s natural hydration mechanisms.
The serum is blue in colour as well and has a watery light texture. It has a subtle scent that isn’t too overpowering. It absorbs into the skin really quickly leaving your skin feeling very supple and plump. And after just using it for one night, my skin was significantly more moisturised and soft! I’ve been using it a few times a week – I think it’s great to use at night before you sleep. It’s perfect for dry parched skin and for winter weather.
Overall I really like it, it’s so lightweight and moisturising and perfect for dry skin. It is a bit pricey for moisturising serum though but I will probably be getting another bottle when I’m done with this one! X