Clarins has updated its HydraQuench collection with three new products: HydraQuench Cream SPF15, HydraQuench Cream-Mask and HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. The original collection, which was launched in 2008, is described as a self-adjusting line, suitable for all skin types, that protects variously from biting cold, blazing heat and all types of pollution. The range harnesses ingredients from Madagascar to the Arctic circle, to balance all skin types, in all climates, at all times, according to Clarins. Importantly, it features an hydrating action on four levels: the skin’s surface, in the corneal layer, the epidermis and the dermis.
A vital ingredient is Katafray bark extract, which is said to reinforce the skin’s barrier effect and boost the natural hydration mechanisms in the epidermis. The Katafray tree, found in the dry forests of Madagascar, is known for its phytotherapeutic properties. Its cultivation forms part of Clarins’ fair trade and sustainable development programme.
HydraQuench Cream SPF15 for Normal to Dry Skin – presented in a 50ml blue frosted glass jar – is described as a fine, high absorption cream that restores pH balance in normal to dry skin. As its name suggests, the formula also contains heat-resistant sun filters.
HydraQuench Cream-Mask for Dehydrated Skin (packaged in a 75ml tube) is a rich, creamy mask said to restore skin moisture levels in just five to 10 minutes. It can also be applied to the eye contour area.
HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is claimed to deliver intensive relief for damaged lips, plus beauty benefits. The delicate pink texture adds a discreet shine to lips, to enhance their natural radiance. The formula contains essential rose wax that covers lips with a soothing, moisture-protecting film. The lip balm is packaged in a 15ml blue tube complete with specially-designed applicator tip.