Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum

3.4

62 reviews

46% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua, Glycerine, Isohexadecane, Isononyl Isononanoates, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium PCA, Trehalose, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Chloride, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherylacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Alcohol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Carrageenan Extract, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Alfalfa Extract, Cedrelopsis Grevei Bark Extract, Pyrus Sorbus Bud Extract, Sorbic Acid, Tocopherol, CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 60730 (Violet 2) --------- from thenotice.net, June 2013 following reformulation & repackaging


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I was really hoping this would be my type of serum, but guess not. I tried this serum around 2014 winter in small samples, it was okay, the price was fair compare with other department store brand. So I bought the 50ml without research the ingredient list. (not a wise move)

On the positive side. This is very refreshing, it add a good level of moisture on your face without being too heavy. It is very liquid, almost like oil in toner. It smell very pleasant. Price wise it was 72$CND in 50ml... not too bad for a prestige brand serum.

So what's not to like?? Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil! This in alternative name - "Inca Peanut Oil". Don't get me wrong, if you're not allergy to any nuts or peanut, it's actually a good source of protein and omega fatty acids. Unfortunately, I'm extremely allergic to any kind of nuts. After about 4 or 5 days usage (both day/night), I start to develop hives (skin-rash) all over my body....shoulder, arms, and forehead. I stop the serum, my hives slowly goes away (under Claritin's help as well). Retry it, the hives come back. So I have no other choices by giving this product away to my Mom. She love it, it help on her dry skin. So bottom line is... try a sample first if you aren't allergy to nuts.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I reside in Canada where the weather if bone chilling for a few mo out of the year & skin needs moisture! While I do really enjoy the feel of this light-weight texture, & as per usual Clarins, I enjoy the scent immensely...I prefer their Super Restorative Remodeling Serum as that one actually makes my skin feel really tight. This one is still good mind you, but lacks that luminosity & finish I've gotten w/ their other products. I do need the hydration, but will seek it else-where & for less of a cost. I am glad however, that it does not break my sensitive skin out, just not dazzled w/ it is all.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Terrible. Got this as Ireland has none of the blue orchid oil left in stock, one of the ladies at Clarins counter recommended this instead. She had no samples....I should have held out, instead I forked over 55 euro for yet another serum that does nothing for my skin. The blue orchid is superb and using it with hydraquench moisturiser all was good with my skin, but I swear this serum is dying out my skin instead of adding moisturiser. I use it then add moisturiser and skin feels taut straight away, have to add another layer of moisturiser, which isn't cheap. Raging with myself I didnt get a sample first. Don't know if I can bring it back, I wouldn't think so. Brutal stuff.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

The smell... is so STRONG. It gives me a headache and I don't see how putting this on my sensitive face will benefit. It doesn't even go away. Fragrance is a little before the middle of the ingredients list.

I didn't realize this at Nordstrom because Clarins is usually next to the fragrance section. I'm returning this and won't be repurchasing.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Honest speaking, this product saved my skin. I have been using this product for over 8 years. It has oil and liquids, therefore very good moisture protection for dry and sensitive skin. I had very sensitive skin when I was studying in overseas. After back to hometown and work, the skin problem is the same. After I tried this product, my sensitive issue was improved - reduced red and burn feeling. I am using it day and night, 4 seasons and even my travelling must item. I love the moisture and protection feeling. Very good product for dry and sensitive skin and under extreme weather.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I'm surprised this product has such a low rating, as it's become one of my staples.
While my skin has always been on the sensitive side, it has also gotten more and more dehydrated as I progress through my 30's. As a result most creams aren't hydrating enough and leave my skin dry and red, while the rest are too rich and cause me to break out. And since I live in a norther climate, winters only make it that much harder to find the right balance.
This serum kept my skin glowing through the past 2 winters (at -30 degree weather) and made using tinted moisturizers in the summer possible (since they're not hydrating enough on their own). And when I briefly switched to a comparable product I noticed the difference right away. I now use this daily and year-round, and have no plans to change.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Good for cold climates as it really moisturises but otherwise mainly for wintry cold and windy conditions. Bin the warmth it just makes me glow but not I'm a good way!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

My skin was really dry and sensitive to a lot of things so it would feel quite rough at times, but when I went to buy Clarins it brought out the worst possible reaction in my skin, with lumps and bumps! I'm not trying that again. I'm taking Uber Skin from this new brand I came across biocorrex and it's been perfect my for skin type!


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I use this with the hydraquench moisturiser. I'm not keen on the smell but it does make a difference to my skin keeping it soft and hydrated.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I bought this product about 3 days back and I'm very impressed. I had to relocate to a country in the Middle East due to work and the desert weather took a great toll on my skin. The air is very dry and burning. My face withered and skin became rough.

I was recommended to buy this serum and the HudraQuench Cream-Gel by the Clarins agent at Debenhams.

It is a bit pricey but I am so glad I bought it. My skin is soft like a baby's bottom now. It no longer feels raw. It feel pampered. I haven't had any breakouts. It smells great.

I apply this product at night then followed by the Cream-Gel. [I apply the Cream-Gel in the morning too]. Immediately it feels very thirst quenching.

I will definitely buy this product again and again. :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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