I travel a lot. Well, used to. Even with the baby, I still manage to make the frequent jaunt down to Southern California. You would think staying along the coast in the same state wouldn’t have much affect on climate or my skin but it does. SoCal’s air quality is considerably drier, warmer and more smoggier than SF and the change in humidity and temperature, both on and off the plane, leaves my skin lackluster and dehydrated. Luckily, I received Clarins’ Hydra-Essential Cream and Serum just before my recent trip and was able to test it in the different climate terrain.
I’m of the oilier variety so anything lightweight and in texture is a major bonus for me. My skin really drank up the Cream and Serum and provided all day hydration as I went from indoors to outdoors, gorged on food and drove around different microclimates.
To apply, start with freshly cleansed skin. I like to use a cotton pad to apply toner to remove any residual makeup. It also works well to quickly exfoliate any rough layer of skin. Then, I apply the Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream. Lastly, I use about 2 pumps of Hydra-Essentiel Bi-phase Serum and apply using patting motion. Some would argue that the serum should be applied first but I felt it left my face feeling sticky. For me, applying it after moisturizer quenched more moisture leaving my more hydrated and supple.
A must now in my travel bag!
Hope everyone is off to a great start for the new year and great skin!