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Review: *New Improvised* Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel

I’ve been saving the new Clarins HydraQuench product review as I want to do this review after I finished the existing old product first before moving on to the new revamped products. This month will be a perfect timing for me to do HydraQuench review as this is also the month where Clarins Malaysia relaunched the range with new packaging and improvised formula.

I was first introduced to HydraQuench on the day where I stopped by their event area at KLCC concourse level back in March 2011. Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel is not my favourite as I’m not fond of the scent. But later in August 2011, I was re-introduced on the range as Clarins had improvised the formula including the scent and the best is the price adjustment. So I grabbed two products from the range and my first review is going to be the cream-gel.

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel is a 50ml in size and is retailing at RM180. It is suitable for normal to combination skin type.

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Gel 50ml – RM180


Beauty Benefits
A wonderful refreshing cream-gel for normal to combination skin which ensures a matte finish and long-wearing make-up, along with optimal hydration, thanks to Katafray bark extract. Ideal for warm climates.

Refreshing and invigorating, it continuously hydrates the skin while protecting it from shine caused by heat and humidity. Non-oily, it leaves an imperceptible silky veil over the skin.

Apply every morning to the face and neck after thorough cleansing. Encourages lasting make-up hold.

Hyaluronic acid: helps the skin to maintain its moisture level. Katafray bark: restructures the corneal layer, limits dehydration. Sorbier tree bud: stimulates microcirculation. Vitamin E: protects against free radicals. E3P Anti-Pollution Complex: protects skin against the harmful effects of today’s pollution. Pomegranate extract: combats dehydration and tightens pores. Alpine Willow Herb: fights shine.

I always love their range’s blue tube or jar but the revamp version has a brighter blue which is even nicer on the eyes. Oh well at least mine. The jar design has changed as well.


English description on the box.


All Clarins jar products comes with an inner white separator between the screw cap and the cream itself.


As soon as I removed the separator, I was delighted to find this smooth, light-weighted gel. And the scent from the jar rushed out immediately into my nostril. I felt relax. I was told the top note is now infused with green apple.


Now, this is how the cream-gel looks like on the back of my hand before spreading it.


This is how it is after lightly spreading it.


The application is still gently pat on from inner to outer face until fully absorbed. Normally I’d take a few deep breath when I do this and that relax me. I’m definitely in love with the new improvised formula. This is more of a gel than a cream. The cream-gel is very light-weighted and not oily or creamy at all. It’s really hydrating for my skin and doesn’t give shine to my skin. My skin feels supple and soft after applying. Love it.

1) Provide hydration to the skin without giving shine.
2) Skin feel soft and supple.
3) Smells heavenly and somehow relaxing if you take a deep breath during application.
4) Price is adjusted recently to match international price.

I wish the jar is bigger! I can never get enough of the good smell. LOL


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.


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