Apr 5, 2011

Happy Skin Calls for Clarins

So, my skin has been an absolute disaster this past week. Instead of the occasional breakout or irritation, my skin felt like sand. Literally, I would apply my moisture in the morning, add my primer and within two hours, my skin would look and feel flaky. (Definitely not attractive...) Now, I have never, in my entire life, had dry skin. Pimples, sometimes, irritation, absolutely but flakiness, NEVER! I'm still not sure why my skin decided to pick this week to go crazy but I was so very fortunate that my mom was here visiting. Not only is she a cosmetician for Clinique BUT she knew exactly which product line would cure my rough patches: Clarins. We went shopping promptly and ended up at the Clarins counter in the Bay. After browsing for about four minutes (literally, my mom is that good) she'd picked out two products: Clarins HydraQuench Cream for Normal to Dry Skin and Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase for Dehydrated Skin. Now, I am a huge serum fan. Serum is like an all-in-one product because it hydrates, smoothes and softens your skin. This one, in particular, is very nice and light. You only need a couple pumps to cover your entire face and, once on, it's sucked instantly into your skin making a clean canvas for your moisturizer. Oh, and your skin feels amazing with this product on! The moisturizer is very luxurious. It's nice and thick but still manages to soak nicely into your skin. (I will say, though, that this moisturizer does not have any anti-aging benefits so if you're suffering from dry skin like I am, ensure you're putting your anti-aging product on as well.) Best of all, both products smell absolutely gorgeous. My boyfriend says they smell flowery but, to me, they smell fresh almost like standing by the ocean. All in all, I have been using both products for the week and my skin has done a 180. Not only is my skin not flaky anymore but it actually feels completely rejuvenated. All this for a measly $50???? Not too bad, if you ask me. (My cream was $49 and I got a 15 mL serum for free.) For all my Canadian friends...Clarins is having it's Gift with Purchase (the Bay) starting April 6th. If you're spending the money on good products, it's definitely nice to get some freebies. XO


  1. Clarins has the best GWPs. I use their cream cleanser and toner and I always try to time my repurchases when they have a GWP going. :-)

  2. @Dee..They really do. I'm thinking of the things I want to stock up on so I can get my goodies for sure..

  3. I really want to try some of their skin care :)
    great post!! x

  4. Nice post dear :)


  5. I LOVE THIS CREAM! I used it for a summer a few years back and I keep telling myself that I need to get more. Nothing that I have tried since then has compared! Thankfully, the cream I'm using at present is almost used up! XO

  6. Thanks for the comments everyone! AKB, I am too blown away by how great this cream is. Love it and will never use anything else for dry skin


  7. My mom uses Clarins and I'm glad that this line works for you too.:D

    ***** Marie *****


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