Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Clarins introduces New HydraQuench formula specifically for Asian Skin

Clarins HydraQuench range has always been a favourite of mine since I first try them few years back as it effectively hydrate my skin without any fuss. And I love the scent of the range as it gives me a sense of relaxation...

And recently Clarins introduces its new HydraQuench range specially formulated for Asian skin. Incorporated with the most effective, moisturizing plant ingredients, it acts simultaneously at all skin levels to revive vitality and radiance.

This is the ideal level of water level that we should have in our skin. And one asked why is it water is important to our skin? Simply because up to 60-70% of the human body is made up of water, hence we need to hydrate our body with water by drinking and skin by applying hydrating skincare in order to make the body and skin works well.

Here Clarins ran an Absorption test to show the important of keeping our skin hydrated before applying any products.They showed us two same looking sponge, where one is wet sponge (soak in water) and another one is a dry sponge. Then they drip some blue water on the sponge and waiting for it to absorb. You can see from the picture that, the wet sponge seems to absorb the blue water faster than then dry sponge. And the same applies to our skin, if our skin is dry/dehydrated it is difficult to absorb any product's nutrient that we apply. Hence it is important to keep our skin hydrated before we apply any other booster products such as whitening, anti-aging and etc so that the products can be absorb into our skin effectively.

What is the common cause of dehydration?

Environment factors such sun , air-condition room...
Internal factors such as stress, age...

So what is this New HyraQuench range?

As I mentioned earlier this is a range that only available in Asia as it is specially created for Asian skin.It's our hot and humid weather, we need skincare that can give effective long lasting hydration that suitable for all skin type. Hence Clarins came out with this new formula for best selling serum and moisturizer, i.e

The two key ingredients that present in this new range are hyaluronic acid and katafray extract that works together for the optimal effectiveness of Clarins HydraQuench range. The role of hyaluronic acid which comes with two molecular weights, work to improve the protection of the skin surface and replenished dermal water reservoirs while katafray extract is to restore skin’s barrier effect and the production of natural moisturizing factors.

Katafray extract, harvested from Madagascar is well-known for its healing properties among the villagers which they used it for local medicine and also beauty rituals for Madagascan women who use it as a mask. As an important ingredient in HydraQuench range, katafray extract is part of Clarins fair trade and sustainable development programme. A fixed amount from the sales of Katafray goes to supporting local community projects by supplying clean waters to the villagers and funding a school for the children. In 2007, Clarins replanted 10,000 katafray trees.

Information extracted from press kit

HydraQuench Cream-Melt (All Skin Types)
A non-oily, refreshingly soft texture that delivers the comfort of a cream with the lightness of a lotion. Leaves a silky powdered film that illuminates the complexion. Hydration all day. Strengthens the barrier effect of skin, optimizes the production of natural moisturization factors (NMF) and maintains optimal water reserves in skin. With Sorbier bud, it strengthens blood vessels that are made sensitive due to changes in climate and boosts microcirculation.

HydraQuench Cream-Gel (normal to combination skin)
An immediate “cooling” effect for a cream that transforms into water on contact with skin. Strengthens the barrier effect of skin, optimizes the production of natural moisturization factors (NMF) and maintains optimal water reserves in skin, ensuring hydration all day. A formula rich in pomegranate and alpine willow herb extracts to tighten pores, control sebum production and deliver a long-lasting matte effect.

Texture : Cream melt is more creamy while Cream-gel is more light gives a sense of cooling

HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase (information extracted from press kit)

It is suitable for all skin type. Restores vitality and youthfulness to the most dehydrated skin. An effective booster A unique, bi-phase texture, unrivalled for its lightness, comfort and excellent skin tolerance. Improved hydration action at 4 levels: surface skin, corneal layer, epidermis and dermis

And I was given a full size of HydraQuench Cream-Melt and a deluxe size of HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase for review. And the review will be up shortly as I have just finished using it.

So do stay tune if you interested to know more about this Clarins New HydraQuench range!


  1. this product, great for winter when it's really dry! thanks for your sweet comment btw :D

  2. Nice post! The product seems really interesting..


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