This new skincare is all about water retention but it’s not as bad as you think

No bloating, promise!


By Gwen Ong

This new skincare is all about water retention but it’s not as bad as you think


Fact—the human body consists of approximately 60 percent water. Also, water is an essential for our survival and not to mention in keeping skin healthy. But do you know that we face up to 17 thermal shocks each day? These thermal shocks refer to the sudden changes of temperature and humidity whether you’re indoors and outdoors that can impact the skin’s moisture balance.

Regular activities like sitting in your car or working out at the gym can give your skin thermal shocks. Clarins Research discovered that facing these dehydration factors on a daily basis will impact the skin’s properties leading to more production of dead skin cells and also a reduction of the skin’s natural water-retaining ‘sponge molecules’ aka hyaluronic acid. What happens over time is your skin will not be able to retain optimum hydration, look dull, lack radiance and feel uncomfortable.  

With this finding, the Clarins Research team discovered a plant called the ‘leaf of life’ that has a fascinating self-hydration feature. Originating from Madasgascar, it is incredibly resistant to intense sun, low rainfall, as well as variations in day and night temperature. It was found that the leaf is able to retain its pale green colour and fleshy leaves is still filled with water despite the adverse conditions. 

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Hence, this led to the birth of Clarins Hydra-Essentiel—a skincare range featuring the natural leaf of life extract to help restore the skin’s capacity to retain water and optimise its moisturisation level. The collection also features Clarins new anti-pollution complex to reinforce barrier function and power the skin in any circumstances, day or night.

So, what will you find in the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel range? 

Hydra-Essentiel Bi-phase Serum with a lightweight texture to help hydrate the skin so it is soft, plump and beautiful.

Hydra-Essentiel Light Cream instantly quenches skin with a fine, melting cream to leave it fresh, comfortable, radiant and plump.

Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel leaves skin with a sensorial cool and refreshing feeling, and radiant, matte look.


Clarins Hydra-Essentiel is now available at all Clarins counters, spas and kiosks. Priced at RM215 for the cream (30ml) and cooling gel (30ml), and RM248 for the serum (30ml). 


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