Whether you are hoping for some midday hydration or just fixing your waterproof make up with a refreshing make up fixer Clarins have the answer, Cool hydrated skin awaits with our two picks from the new Clarins range.
Hydra-Essentiel Hydrating, multi-protection mist
Hydrate your skin anywhere.
A new way to quench thirsty skin
Stepping outside, taking the bus or subway, going to work (usually in an over-heated or air conditioned environment), heading to the gym or enjoying happy hour on the patio… all of these can dehydrate the skin and cause it to lose its comfort, freshness and radiance. To all of this, you can easily add the different kinds of indoor and outdoor pollution, along with the blue light that radiates from our screens….All of these can contribute to dehydrated skin. Since ‘hydration’ is the skin’s most important need, Clarins found an ngredient that helps stimulate its own ability to produce moisture. Where did Clarins find this ingredient you ask? Why, in nature, of course…
Knowing how to observe nature and learn her secrets is something Clarins Research knows how to do well. Jean-Pierre Nicolas, our globe trotting ethnobotanist, immediately recognised the huge potential of leaf of life during a trip to Madagascar.
What did he discover?
That this fleshy succulent plant is able to remain full of water despite the extreme thermal variations it’s subject to. Wide differences between day and night temperatures, intense sunlight or annual rainfall… no matter what happens, this plant continues to sport its green, fleshy leaves, full of a nourishing sap. Inspiring and fascinating, it is the perfect example of self-hydration!
Similarities between leaf of life and the skin
Besides being impacted by thermal shocks, the way both leaf of life and the skin hold onto moisture is similar: parenchyma, epidermis and cuticle for this ‘succulent’ plant and dermis, epidermis and hydrolipidic film for the skin.
Both have similar levels:
- A deep level that holds onto water reserves
- A middle level of protection that helps prevent moisture loss •A waterproof surface level whose mission is to help fight dehydration and ensure a barrier function.
Similarities that didn’t go unnoticed by Clarins Laboratories…
Directly from nature to your skin
An exclusive extract, organic leaf of life allows the skin to regain its capacity to hold onto water, in many circumstances. It boosts the natural synthesis of ‘sponge molecules’ which hold onto water in all of the skin’s layers and helps restore its moisture reserves. A major ally to deeply hydrate, revive radiance and promote a plump aspect for the skin.
A wonderful example of self-hydration, inspired by nature, visible on your skin.
Hydra-Essentiel hydrating, multi-protection mist . One easy step that boosts the skin’s own hydrating ability So much more than just a simple mist, it is an elixir rich in plant extracts that actively hydrates and protects your skin from daily aggressions. Morning and evening, spray this on as a first step in your skin care routine, before applying your day or night cream to hydrate and prepare your skin. Sprayed on before applying make-up, it facilitates application and wear.
And since you can take it anywhere, why not use it everywhere? It’s perfect for a quick boost of moisture during a flight, before a meeting, any event or simply to revive radiance and give your skin a refreshing ‘pick me up’. Deeply hydrated and protected, it is more supple, softer and plumped. Day after day, it is smoother and looks more beautiful.
It’s really easy: spray the mist over your face from about 20cm away. Close your eyes and use circular movements as you apply it. That’s it!
Hydration and protection: two Clarins ingredient complexes which care for your skin
Clarins [Multi-Hydrating] Complex
Since our Laboratories are formulation experts, they came up with an ingredient complex that unites scientific knowledge with the richness of plant extracts. Organic leaf of life extract is at the heart of this mist and is associated with hyaluronic acid (both high and low molecular weight) which enhances the synthesis of ‘sponge molecules’ in the skin. Finally, organic houseleek helps limit the effects of evaporation.
Clarins [Anti-Pollution] Complex
Pollution linked to modern life can alter the skin’s protective film, fragilizing it and diminishing its ability to hold onto water. For reinforced protection, Clarins anti-pollution complex is incorporated into all our day and night creams as well as our foundation.
Its mission? Prevent the harmful effects of blue light and pollution which can impact the skin and cause signs of additional (and premature) signs of ageing along with a loss of radiance. Extracts of nipplewort, furcellaria and white horehound extract are part of this complex.
Calm down! Organic cornflower extract was included for its soothing action on uncomfortable skin that is subject to redness. This is an all rounder suitable for all ages. We have a bottle deskside here at HQ.
A delicate summer mist
What’s the final touch? A highly refreshing new summer version of Fix’ Make-up. This hydrating mist promotes a feeling of irresistible freshness in one easy step while setting make-up for long-lasting wear. Enriched in organic aloe vera extract that has moisturising and soothing properties, it takes good care of your skin. Its ‘plus’? A very pleasant summery fragrance you can’t get enough of based on vanilla and pear and a new candy pink and frosty blue packaging… you’re going to love it! A little something extra for your make up bag.