Clarins has a new range of innovative skin quenchers your complexion will appreciate

Clarins has a new range of innovative skin quenchers your complexion will appreciate

A drink of H20

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Drought season is over with Clarins’ 6th generation moisturisating range, the Hydra-Essentiel

Air-conditioning is the next greatest thing since sliced bread, but the constant back-and-forth from indoors to outdoors — say, popping out to lunch under the blazing high noon sun from the cool shelter of your office — has resulted in what Clarins Laboratories has termed 'daily thermic shock'. It's an effect borne from our modern lifestyles where we expose our skin to rapid changes in temperature and humidity, as much as up to 17 times a day in fact. And you guessed it; it's a snowball of bad all the way from dehydrating to premature-ageing.

Before this newly discovered dehydration factor sends you into a tailspin though (as if we don't have enough to stress about, amirite), there's already a preemptive cure thanks to the new Hydra-Essentiel range. In a combination of nature and science, Clarins has discovered the Madagascar leaf of life and its self-hydrating properties, and with the utilisation of bio mimicry has formulated that with their new anti-pollution complex to deliver super-powered moisturisation in a tub.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel skincare

Working a three-fold action to give you the benefit of being intensely hydrated whatever the weather, Hydra-Essentiel awakens your skin's natural 'sponge molecules' at the corneal, epidermis and dermis levels. Effectively, you'll be shielded against moisture loss at the uppermost layer of the skin, while the epidermis and dermis cells optimise the retention of water and hyaluronic acid. In the long-term, your skin will be able to restore its own various water reserves, almost like an intelligent irrigation-meets-climate control system to achieve a complexion that's more elastic, supple and smooth. All hail the savior of parched skins.

The Hydra-Essential range is available at all Clarins counters