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Review: The Multi-Task Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

I said I’ll be back with Clarins review and here I am!

This is a pending review that I’ve always wanted to blog about but slipped my mind because I don’t use it everyday. I’m not supposed to use it everyday. To explain that further, be prepared to get confused like I did when I first googled for reviews on this product.

Clarins has been undergoing logo and packaging revamp since last year. Slowly range by range changed packaging and to my delight Beauty Flash Balm is one of it. Previous tube is short and fat while new tube is tall and slim. There is no changes with the ml just in case you’re wondering. It’s still same ol 50ml.

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Review: Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask

I received this Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask 15ml deluxe sample as a part of GWP from my purchases back in August 2011. Read here.

I had heard lots of raves and great review for this mask and I nearly purchase this but luckily have not had the time to do so and coincidently saw this in August GWP promotion. Boy was I lucky 🙂

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask

Here’s some info from Clarins Malaysia website.

Beauty Benefits
Thanks to Katafray bark extract, in 5 to 10 minutes the mask’s creamy texture quickly restores the skin’s ideal moisture balance.

Quickly restores moisture balance even in the most dehydrated skin by boosting natural hydration mechanisms. Smoothes fine lines leaving skin soft, fresh and comfortable. Also ensures a radiant complexion.

Application (According to Clarins Malaysia website)
Apply morning and/or evening to thoroughly cleansed face and neck. May be applied throughout the day when dehydration makes skin feel uncomfortable.

Application (According to description on the back of the tube)
Apply to face and neck. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes. Smooth away any excess with a cotton pad soaked in Toning Lotion.

Hyaluronic acid : helps skin maintain its moisture reserves. Katafray bark : restructures the corneal layer, prevents dehydration. Sobier tree bud : boosts microcirculation. Vitamin E : protects skin from free radicals. E3P Anti-Pollution Complex protects skin from the harmful effects of today’s pollution.UVA and UVB filters : protect skin against pigmentation damage caused by exposure to UV rays.

There’s description on the back of the tube. But I don’t normally follow this.

This is how the tube of deluxe sample looks like. Not sure if it’s the same with full size product though.

The cream-mask appears whitish and creamy.

This wash-off cream-mask is different from Pure and Radiant Mask. Pure and Radiant Mask would dries off and feels dry and non-sticky when you touch it after 10 minutes. This cream-mask will still be a bit wet when you touch it. DO NOT wait until it dries out cause it won’t. I would normally wash off after the colour disappear just like Pure and Radiant Mask. This is the only similarity between both wash-off mask.

This time I remember to apply a thin layer so that the different between before and after is more noticeable 🙂

After applying.

10 minutes after applying. Time to wash off!

It is best to use this right after Pure and Radiant Mask. But it’s not necessary. Sometimes I do that, sometimes I don’t. Reason being is that Pure and Radiant Mask is a deep cleansing mask. After you scrub, use a deep cleansing mask and follow up with this hydrating mask. . .you’d see a noticeable result. Hydrating essence from the mask would easily be absorbed into your skin as the scrub and deep cleansing removed all dirt from your pore. As I love to do mask everyday, I use this HydraQuench Cream-Mask the next day after Pure and Radiant Mask. Crazy I know. I just can’t help it lol.

1) A great hydrating wash-off cream-mask.
2) Skin feels more soft and supple.
3) Non-drying and non-oily at all.
4) Clarins always give this 15ml deluxe sample out as GWP.

There’s none for me! =)

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

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Review: Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask with Pink Clay

Remembered my first purchase of Clarins product? Read here. I bought a Pure and Radiant Mask with Pink Clay and I’m about to finish the tube so I thought it’s time to do a review.

Let’s recap the pictures.

The tube.

The protective seal indicating that it’s new and unused.

A deep-down purifying and refining creamy non-drying mask for oily combination skin that refines and can be used to freshen up normal skins too.

Purity, freshness and radiance for combination and oily skin. This mask comforts and purifies, refines the skin’s texture and leaves it matte and very soft. Non-drying, it is rinsed off easily and is suitable for even the most delicate skin.

Apply once or twice a week to cleansed, dry skin (avoid the eye contour). Leave on 5-10 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

Active Ingredients
-Tanaka powders and Pink Clay: gently absorb impurities and excess oil, remove dead skin cells.
-Alpine Willow Herb, Zinc, Vitamin B6: regulate oil production, tighten pores.
-Linden: soothes and softens.

The cream, a soft light pink in colour and texture. Smell exactly like Pore Minimizing Serum as both product is from the same range; Truly Matte. At first few usage I don’t really like the smell of it. I hold my breath when I’m applying but that was first few applications 🙂

I bought this as I love mask but too tired or lazy sometimes for it. This wash-off type of mask is just perfect for a lazy bum like me! Also this mask is a deep cleansing mask that will “suck” all dirts out from inside. How good is that? And I need to make up to RM350 in order to be eligible for their free gift and to join their Clarins Club Beauté member. Yea I was that excited to be a part of Clarins family.

Basically you applied to the whole of your face excluding the eye area. Do not apply too thick or too thin. This is because half of the mask will “disappear” and look more translucent. Pictures below will explain it.

After applying.

The mask will dries up and you’d look less whiter. Sorry about the hard-to-notice before and after pictures. I applied thicker than usual that night as my mask was finishing and the content was popping out. On a normal thickness it’d be more translucent. Ok so after it dries up, wet your palm and massage gently all over. Once the mask dilutes, rinse it off with cool water.

15 minutes after applying.

You’d find your face looking fairer and cleaner! I’m using this twice a week. If I can I do hope to use it 3 times a week.

Retail Price: RM124 for 50ml

1) Deep cleansing from deep inside.
2) Hassle free, easy to use.

All good for me 🙂

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