Clarins • Hydra Quench Cream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
I have been using this cream for a week only, but so far I love it!
I was hesitant about getting the normal/dry version at first because I tend to avoid rich creams which refuse to sink in, but this one turned out to be surprisingly light. Besides, my skin does seem to dry out during winter and months of excessive central heating.
Since I haven't figured the down sides yet (except for the price, ha!), here are the parts which I especially like:
1) The smell is heavenly. I am still trying to figure it out - cucumber mixed with apple? It is faintly sweet and refreshing, and not heavy at all.
2) It sinks in fast and leaves no film or residue of any kind. To compare, my previous Shiseido moisturizer left a thin layer of an invisible substance which felt like finely milled powder or even chalk.
3) I've found that it is extremely pleasant to massage this into my skin. I suppose this cream is rich enough to allow this, whereas all the previous moisturizers that I used sank in really quickly or just stuck to my skin immediately and refused to move around.
So far I highly recommend this product - it is perfectly suitable for normal skin, and I suspect that combination skin would benefit from it as well :)
UPD: OK, a few weeks into this and I have mixed feelings already. I've been getting a weird breakout lately which seems to go away and then comes back even worse, and I'm afraid that this moisturizer only makes it worse. I kinda suspect that my skin is (and has always been) sensitive to an overload of artificial ingredients which you usually find in something non-eco-friendly. Will be switching back to LUSH products for the time being..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this moisturiser after using the Clarins Cleanser and Toner for Normal to Dry skin.
I get quite dry in the cheeks with my T-Zone being normal to a little bit oily in summer.
I first used this moisturiser at night time and found that it sank in quickly and left my skin super soft. Smells nice (can be a little overpowering for some?)
The following morning I used it again after cleansing and toning like always, and found that it left an unpleasant layer on my skin and I could feel sweat sitting on top of it almost immediately.
A few hours later I found that this had caused tiny red bumps to appear around my chin and mouth, however these disappeared by the next day.
I think this is a nice enough moisturiser in dry climates but the humidity does not mix well with this moisturiser. It is nice to use at night and I recently went to Sydney for a week and it was fine there as it was much less humid.
Nice glass jar however, would prefer if this was in a pump.
So, in conclusion, nice moisturiser, leaves skin feeling lovely and soft, great for dry climates and steer away if you live in a humid climate/ perspire on your face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I purchased this early last year as my first foray into higher end face cream, after trying many drugstore brands (Neutrogena, Nivea, Olay, Dormer, La Roche-Posay, etc.) and being unable to find anything that worked well on my dry but cystic acne-prone skin. This Clarins cream ended up working very well for nighttime use - any other thicker night creams I'd tried would break me out. It keeps my skin moisturized but not oily, feels great going on, and absorbs quickly. The scent is subtle and very pleasant.
It also saved my skin while I was on vacation in Europe this year. I'd stupidly taken a travel bottle of a Bliss face wash (which I'd never used at a stretch of more than a few days at a time) and my trusty Neutrogena daytime moisturizer. After a week of Scandinavian weather, the Bliss cleanser had made my face red and itchy. It was totally miserable! I ended up purchasing another jar of the Clarins at the Frankfurt airport duty-free (thought I should get something I knew would work, although there was surprisingly little savings to be found even matched up to the Canadian prices I am used to!) and my face cleared up almost entirely by the next 1-2 days. That will teach me to pack light on a trip!
I will keep purchasing this cream, but since I have not tried many in this price range, it will maintain a 4/5 rating for now. It should get docked partial pointage because of the packaging, as well: the jar, while heavy, lovely and expensive-seeming, is not especially hygienic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this product based on the good reviews. I have been using the Clarins cleanser based on reviews on MUA and thought it was good so I decided to try this product out as well as I needed a new moisturizer. The only con about this product is that I can't use it as a day time moisturizer. I thought I could, but unfortunately, when I apply make up on top of the cream, the cream balls up and turns into little shavings/pills. That was the only disappointing thing about this product. So now I use this as a night cream to use it up. The cream is moisturizing and I dont mind the scent at all. Unfortunately, it doesn't come in a pump packaging so as always, hygiene is the problem. If it weren't for the pill forming problem when applying foundation or BB cream, I'd definitely use this as a day time moisturizer, which was the main reason I bought this cream in the first place. Too bad it didn't work for me. But I still gave it 4 lippies since it does deserve a decent rating because the product actually works. Just not underneath makeup. I personally would not buy this cream for night as I usually use a thicker one, therefore, I would not repurchase it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
After using the hydra quench riche creme for years I finally have to give up. They seem to have changed the formulation, and they certainly have changed the scent. The creme is no longer for cold climates it seems, and is thinner, though still thick. It used to have a very light scent, if indeed any at all. Now it stinks. And I just bought a new pot, why do companies "fix" something when it's not broken? I despair.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this and have been using it for about a month. It has been working reasonably well on my normal to combination skin but I have mixed feelings. The pros are that it absorbs quickly and dries matte: there is no oily residue. Makeup goes on top very well. The con is that I really dislike the fragrance. I ended up using most of it on my neck and arms rather than on my face. Clarins makes fantastic products but they tend to load their products with annoying perfumes. For this reason, I will not be purchasing this product. If you can put up with the smell, it is quite a good moisturiser.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I really like this cream when used in conjunction with the Hydra Quench Serum BUT on it's own it is not moisturising enough for my dry skin.
Really good to wear under primer and foundation during the day when you don't want your foundation to melt off your face but I find I need to add extra moisture hence using the serum.
I would repurchase the serum because it is good under any moisturiser but I have other day creams which are better than this for my dry skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great moisturizer. Won't repurchase because there are betters ones out there that are more eco-friendly.
Pros: moisturizes well, plumps skin
Cons: unnatural ingredients
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Hands down the BEST moisturizer in the market :O I'm sooo impressed!! I used to use Sisley and Chanel, but they were too expensive and they started to break me out :( So I decided to gyve Clarins a chance. This cream actually works!! I noticed a diference within the first day!! Literally the ONLY moisturizer that doesn't break me out and I can use as much as I can. It's been 4 weeks and I couldn't been happier :D Thank you MUA!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am really happy with this cream from Clarins. I first tried the cream formula and I am now using the gel and personally I think you get more out of the gel. But either way this product has really helped to get the 'glow' back into my dehydrated skin. It is not a heavy cream and I use it in the morning and evening.
I like the smell - its fresh and clean and the packaging is really nice!