Monday, January 20, 2014

Clarins Skincare Trio




Lately my skin has been feeling extremely tired and dry. It was almost as if my skin was begging for water to quench its extreme thirst due to the poor weather. So, I decided to give my face what it needed- hydration.

As the last moisturizer I was using had run out and was clearly far too light for the colder weather, I decided to purchase a new one that would provide hydration for my skin. With some help with the sales woman, the products that I eventually decided to purchase Clarins Creme Desalteanie translation HydraQuench Cream. According to the sales woman the product would not only hydrate my skin, but would also double up as a night cream which I was something I wanted for some time. So I ended up purchasing the moisturizer for a whopping $49.00 dollars. Luckily for me there was a promotion when I was purchasing the product and the moisturizer came along with a serum and a mask. 



After using the products for a couple of weeks my results are provided below.

Results: The product was extremely hydrating; in fact, I think it was too hydrating for my skin type. After applying it on my face I initially noticed that the dryness I was experiencing went away; however, when I kept applying it to my face I found that it was making my face oily especially in places where my face tends to be oily (forehead).

When I stopped using the product for a few days the oiliness went away and my face still felt hydrated. After using this product, I realized that although this moisturizer works really well to hydrate my face, it was just too much for my combination skin type to handle with consistent use.

But, I still think this is a great product, especially considering how fast it worked to hydrate my skin and I would recommend it to someone who has naturally dry skin. I also believe that it is important to focus on skin type when using new skin care products in order to experience the true effectiveness of a product. 



The second product is the HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase. I really like this serum since it is very versatile product that can be applied either in the morning or during the night depending on your skin regimen. I personally apply the serum on my skin in the morning once I have finished cleansing my face. A few spritz and you are ready to go.

The results have been great and I find that my face feels hydrated and looks brighter, which is great during the winter months, as I tend to look more tired and weary. I am defiantly a fan of this product and would highly recommend it.  



The final product that came with the set was the HydraQuench Cream-Mask, which is something I was excited to try out as it was a cream consistency, which could easily wiped off without water- something I have never tried before on my skin. Similarly, to the other products, this product is very hydrating and leaves my skin feeling very soft once I have removed the remaining cream off of my face with a cloth. 

Overall Assessment: Although the moisturizer was not right for my skin type, I would highly recommend it to someone who suffers with dry skin on a regular basis. I think this is a great product that will work very well for this skin type. The serum was probably my favorite product out of the set as it left my skin feeling refreshed, hydrated and brighter. Three things in one product! Lastly, the creme mask is a great product that left my skin moisturized and feeling soft. If your skin is starting to feel dry, this cream mask is a really great quick fix for some much needed hydration. 

I hope you enjoyed my beauty review and gained some helpful advice on which products may help you  improve your skin care regimen.

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