Clarins • HydraQuench Intensive Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this at Nordstroms and I kinda liked it at first, then as the month went buy, my skin wasn't getting softer, it didn't make it break either. Then I realized it was doing nothing for my skin, so I decided to return it. Glad I did, instead I bought bobbi brown Intensive Skin Supplement Serum, and man am I happy I did, it softens my skin like I want with a DIFFERENCE, unlike this serum. Don't buy, does nothing for you.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Like the previous reviewer, I'm just not sure what this product actually does for my skin. I got a free bottle as part of some bonus Clarins was having (where I live, when they have specials or GWPs, they really shower you with extra "stuff"). Anyway, I was eager to try this but, to be honest, there is a limit to the number of things I want to pile on my face at any one time, even night time. Lately, though, it has been really warm and humid here and so I thought I would try using this in place of my other night time products (usually a Clarins oil or Lumene retinol night cream or one of several other products). While it is nice and non-greasy and even using it on its own, my skin doesn't seem to be dry or tight, I don't really notice it doing anything spectacular for my skin. I may or may not finish this bottle (it has a pump but the pump isn't exactly the best...product seems to dribble rather than deposit nicely on my fingertips), I would not repurchase. I much prefer using Alpha Hydrox Night Retinol Res-Q as a first layer and then a moisturizer of some sort over that if I need it (in the cooler months, for example) as my night time routine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
Bought it a year ago and I have been trying so hard to love it because the bottle is cute, the layers (blue/translucent) are cute, the scent is great etc. After a year of trying to love it, I just don't. It does nothing for my skin. I don't feel any hydration (my skin is oily already, so it doesn't take much to fulfill its needs), it doesn't do anything special in any way. It just smells great. I can't use it during the day because it has too much oil to it (silicon since I don't feel any hydrating effect?) and leaves me disco ball shiny. I can't use it in the evening because my skin refuses to absorb the product and I am left with a shiny greasy great smelling face. I am desperately trying to use it up now (before it expires) but it's way too greasy for the summer time, so I am using it on my decollete area. I can then still enjoy the nice scent :) A completely useless product for me and it does tend to clog the pores around my chin area. And why it is in a pump bottle? It's a liquid product! I just don't get it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
At my age I have come to learn how important it is to use a good serum under your normal moisturising routine.
My skin is very dry and gets flaky and since I have been using this in conjunction with the Hydraquench Cream during the day my skin has improved greatly.
The little patch of dry skin on my cheek has disappeared and the flaky bits on my nose is gone. There is nothing more devastating when you put on your foundation to find your nose is flaking and there is nothing you can do to hide it.
It only takes one or two pumps to cover your entire face and neck. To help this serum absorb better I suggest you spray a little toner to dampen your face first, the extra moisture helps the oil to absorb better. Allow to absorb for a few seconds and then apply your moisturiser.
It is expensive but after trying countless other products to no avail it is worth the extra money.
The only reason I have subtracted one lippy is because they use cheap carrier oils like mineral oil and surely for the price we are paying they could use a better oil??
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was between flights in Frankfurt and reading a magazine review for Clarin's Natural Light gloss. I was so tempted to try the gloss, I went to the airport duty free store to see if I could find it. They did have it, but it was featured as a bonus GWP, when you purchased the HydraQuench Bi-Phase serum in the blue glass bottle that you had to shake up before use. I already owned and loved the HydraQuench Lotion SPF15. So I bought it, and I used the two skin care items throughout my trip through Egypt and both products performed beautifully. This serum worked well for me and my skin type (changing from oily-combo to normal-aging). I love products that you don't have to think about, because they just perform. The serum lasted me a long time, but eventually I ran out. I have not repurchased because I have been using up other serums, and using my own Vitamin C serum. However I would repurchase at a special price or deal. Shopper's sells Clarins now, so I can use points to purchase! yay! UPDATE: I stopped in at Shopper's to buy this product, but it didn't look like the same one I was familiar with - the bottle was blue but looked really different, however it said it was the Bi-Phase serum. Skeptical, I tried a sample on the back of my hand, and it wasn't the same product that I loved. The texture was different. It was oilier, and had no scent at all - the Hydraquench Bi-Active Intensive Serum that I had from Europe was gorgeous to use with a delicate scent and the serum was light and skin-loving. This just seemed to sit on the back of my hand and felt slick. Must be different formulas?? Anyway, I'm not buying it anymore, unless I happen to be in Frankfurt airport again maybe? The Shopper's SA recommended Clarins Double Serum as a way better choice, so bought that and will review after trying it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Prior to this product I used the SK-II Repair C serum, which I felt didn't do much for my skin. I was looking for a simple hydrating serum, no anti-wrinkle, no brightening, no lifting. In other words no correcting or prevention, just hydrating. My skin is sensitive and acne-prone so I'm very careful with what I buy.
Iwant to make this very clear in my review because this product gives me exactly what I was looking for, but nothing more (and nothing less). So if you are looking for a multi-purpose serum, or any other purpose-specifc serum, ask for a sample first before buying. I doubt it will give you what you need.
As for me, I love it so far. I use it in the morning after my Garnier facewash and the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, before my Vichy Aqualia Thermal cream and Lancome Genefique eye cream. As you can see, I like to mix my brands :). I lightly tap the serum into my skin using just my fingertips (I learned this trick from Virginie Clarins-Courtin), give it ~20 secs to dry and then follow with my other products (also lightly tapping, never smear or rub).
Since I'm not very brand loyal, I will not repurchase because I'm always looking to try something new. However I would definitely recommend this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I received a large sample of this from a gift with purchase at boots & also had it used on me during a Clarins facial. I loved it as soon as it went on! It wasn't sticky, oily or messy and it was instantly absorbed into my skin leaving it feel incredibly hydrated and comfortable. I use it morning and night and have noticed an improvement in my hydration of the skin. It feels luxurious when putting it on & the smell is so fresh and uplifting! I will be purchasing a bigger bottle next time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Blue
My skin is very sensitive, acne prone, and dehydrated. No matter what cleanser I use my skin get dry and flaky. The HydraQuench Intensive Serum has been miraculous for my skin.
This is my absolute favorite product from Clarins. I use it after washing my face and every shower. The dryness, flakiness, and very fine lines around the eyes and on my forehead disappear right away.
I also enjoy the luxurious scent. Like many French skincare lines Clarins is heavily scented. Those allergic to fragrances should stay away from this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Clarins recently reformulated this product. It used be amazing! Now the serum is so watery that the ingredients don't even seem to mix well together. The new formula is even kind of oily so it is less of a serum and more like a liquid solution.
I was very sad about repurchasing this product. Now it does nothing for my skin and it just sits there....
Bad choice Clarins!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I got a large sample of this as a GWP a few weeks ago, and thought I'd try it out. I am a bit of a Clarins girl, I tend to love their products and nearly always go for Clarins over other brands. BUT, not this time. It is a good serum, have used it daily since I got it, but I honestly can't say it is worth the money. It is still very cold here, and Hydra Quench is a line I like more in summer than winter, but when it comes to serums I don't see how temperature would make a difference, since I always use a moisturiser over it.
I'm glad to have tried it for free, but I will not be buying the serum. I think the no7 serum is so much better, when it comes to effectiveness, how it feels on my skin, and especially when it comes to the price. I normally don't mind paying more for high end products (as silly as it may seem, they make me happy), but this just isn't one for me.
I will finnish the bottle, but after that, I am getting back on the no7.