60 Seconds To Plumper Skin - The Gloss Magazine

60 Seconds To Plumper Skin

Dive in to Clarins Hydra-Essentiel [HA2] – the new super-hydrating skincare line created by the French experts …

For more than 50 years, family-owned Clarins have combined skincare expertise with science and nature. And the Hydra-Essentiel range, designed to particularly benefit ages 25 to 50-plus, delivers a whole new level of attention to one of the absolute essentials in skincare: hydration.

Is your skin dry and tight-feeling, lacking a bit of bounce? In a recent Clarins survey, nine out of 10 women aged 25 to 50 say they have dehydrated skin. Environmental factors alone can account for the loss of more than 30ml of water on the face: these factors include exposure to UV pollution, thermal shocks and air-conditioning, as well as all too common lifestyle issues such as stress and lack of sleep. These are things that can affect us all, at different times, whatever our age, skin type or gender – and leave skin dehydrated and uncomfortable.

The effects of external environmental aggressors can be all too visible on our skin, and leave us with dull skin that’s less plump, lacking radiance and even dehydrated. So effective hydration is essential for preserving our skin’s youth and bounce.

Which is why Clarins have developed the Hydra-Essentiel range, a complete regime that’s dedicated to hydration – to keep your skin at peak moisture, all day and all night – and that can be used alongside your current skincare (we won’t give up our Double Serum for anything …). Think of Hydra-Essentiel as a giant drink for thirsty skin.

So what makes Hydra-Essentiel different? Clarins Laboratories have developed a unique technology in this range, which helps the skin to naturally boost its hyaluronic acid levels. For the first time, Hydra-Essentiel delivers a triple plumping and hydrating action, thanks to a duo of moisture-retaining hyaluronic acids [HA2], combined with the power of organic leaf of life, a tried and trusted ingredient in the researched Clarins repertoire; leaf of life is renowned for its ability to help the skin boost its own systems of self-hydration.

1 & 2 The Clarins Hydra-Essentiel range consists of seven formulas. The core moisturiser, Hydra-Essentiel Cream (from €28.50 for a travel-friendly 30ml size), is silky and packed with plant and flower oils and extracts; there is a lightweight version of this cream too (€45).

3 For day time, you can choose to use the Hydra-Essentiel Cream with SPF15 (€45) for added protection as well as hydration; it’s a one-stop day cream enriched with antioxidant organic edelweiss extract, to help protect against free radicals and the harmful effects of UV.

4 Many of us now prefer the feel of a richer cream, and so there’s the luxurious Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream (€45) that’s extra nourishing, with added shea butter.

5 The Hydra-Essentiel Matte Gel (€45), with organic alpine willowherb extract, is the ideal choice for oilier or combination skin types, and if you’re looking to reduce shine.

6 And as we head into summer, the fresh, light fluid Hydra-Essentiel Emulsion (€45), enriched with organic damask rose water, will leave you with wonderfully soft skin.

7 The final step for all routines, Hydra-Essential Night Cream (€47) is a rich, light formula enriched with plant squalane, which reinforces the hydrolipidic film, and line-filling pearls to visibly smooth fine lines, so that you wake with fresh, plumped skin in the morning. We couldn’t try it fast enough …

It all adds up to good news for your skin, with research-driven results. In consumer trials, testers reported immediate noticeable effects, finding their skin had a plumper appearance in just 60 seconds. Being Clarins, this skincare is a pleasure to use, with sensorial textures and subtle scents. Hydra-Essentiel is a whole new ritual – and one that’s results-driven.


As always, Clarins’ sustainability efforts continue with the new launch of Hydra-Essentiel. Clarins have carefully considered the packaging, using recycled glass, cardboard from sustainably managed forests and 25 per cent recycled plastic. The formulas and sourcing of ingredients is paramount too; 90 per cent of the ingredients here of natural origin.

DIVE IN … Visit your local Clarins stockist, or the brand new Clarins Boutique & Spa on Wicklow Street, for a complimentary skincare consultation and Hydra Essentiel sample. Visit Clarins.ie for more product information.


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