Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase

Remember when I posted about my selfless act of giving the Avon ANEW Ulti-Minute Lifting Complex to the Elder Cherry to test? Weeeellll, that wasn't exactly as selfless as I first admitted, that's because I had this ridiculously good serum from Clarins to trial myself. Whaa? She loves Avon...

HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase is everything it says on the heavyweight blue frosted bottle and then some. Only one fifth oil, this Bi Phase serum is billed as suitable for all skin types. I'm blessed(?!) with normal skin though, so took to this like a duck to expensive water. 

One pump is the perfect amount for use. (Would you believe I had NO lines on my hands until I was 12?)
(True Story!)
The Bi-Phase element of this serum is that one fifth is made of oil, so a little shake is needed before use. At the Clarins' Press Evening, Claude showed us that once your skin is exfoliated you should use one pump of the serum, warm it on your hands and using a pressing action onto your skin, apply your serum. He said (& I do) three presses with the entire hands should suffice to do your full face. (Presses are more gentle than rubbing or pulling at your skin) These presses are: One: On both cheeks, Two: One hand on your forehead, the other on your chin and Three: Use hands in a steeple shape over your nose and mouth. 

Isn't it purrty?
At €45 this isn't cheap but I have had a noticeable change in my skin since beginning to use it a couple of weeks back. The consistency is almost water like so doesn't clog pores or build up under your make up. My face honestly feels refreshed, re-hydrated and repaired following use, so much so that unless I'm in an actual hurry, I'm in no real hurry to put on my slap.

Billed by Clarins to restore the skin's natural balance and hydration, smooth premature lines and leave skin soft and young-looking again, my verdict is 'Hell yeah, it does'. Sorry, Mumsy, but there are some things that just can't be passed up. (I'll DIE if she reads this)

Have you tried HydraQuench yet? Recommend anything else in the range?


Susannah said...

I LOVE Clarins' Lotus Oil (my skin is potentially more greasy than an oil slick), but I may have to give this one a go for the anti-ageing properties - noticed the onset of my first forehead wrinkle the other day, nearly died.

Thanks for the heads up on this one!

Susannah xx

Lovely Girlie Bits said...

I think I had a sample of this a while ago and loved it. It's so different to other serums texture wise innit? I must buy one when I run out of all the serums I need to test!

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

This looks so great, sounds like it's well worth the price, I shall be buying! Thanks for the review :-)

Sue Jordan said...

I did the same, Susannah!! Trying to convince myself they're ALL laughter lines ;) x

Sue Jordan said...

Yep, it's in a leagu of it's own this one. You'll lahhhve it!

Sue Jordan said...

No Probs CeeCee, let me know if you do pick it up, would love to read your review x

Red Lip Gloss said...

Clarins is actually one of my favorite skin care brands of all time. I use this serum as well as their Multi-Active Day and Night cream. My skin has never looked better