How to use Clarins Hydra-Quench Cream Mask?
- Apply morning and/or evening on thoroughly-cleansed face and neck.
- Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes and smooth away any excess with a cotton pad and Clarins Toning Lotion.
- May be applied throughout the day when dehydration makes skin feel uncomfortable.
Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask is a creamy non-drying facial mask that saves your skin and protects it from dehydration. It works in as short as 5 to 10 minutes to restore your skinís natural moisture balance, replenish skinís lost moisture, and protect it against the various factors, like extreme weather changes and the sunís UV rays, that cause the unnecessary evaporation of moisture from the skin.
Multi-Climate and Moisture-Balancing Facial Mask to Help Your Skin Defy Dehydration.
Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask is a rich and creamy facial mask that has the exclusive ability to intensively hydrate and revitalize dehydrated skin, in all climates, at all times.
If the constant change of the weather, pollution, the dry and humid climate, the cool atmosphere inside an air-conditioned room, the harshness of a new skin care product, or the drying effect of your facial treatment, among the others has made your skin rough, taut, flaky, itchy, and uncomfortable, resting your skin with Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask helps it to adjust to the condition of your environment, or bounce back to its beautiful skin condition and, in both cases, increase your skinís defense against dehydration and environmental damage.
In effect, this smart facial mask:
- Ensures balanced hydration and preserves skinís freshness all day long;
- Improves the skinís plumpness;
- Reduces the appearance of dry patches, flakes , and fine lines;
- Protects the skin against premature aging; and,
- Freshens up the skin and leave it with a silkier and softer texture, and a radiant complexion.
Active Ingredients in Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask.
Two (2) exclusive Clarins® ingredients that underpin the multi-level hydration ability of
Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask:1
Hyaluronic Acid. A complex of two forms of Hyaluronic acid, one with high molecular weight (HMW) to ensure ideal hydration of surface skin, and one with low molecular weight ( LMW) which induces the natural synthesis of Hyaluronic acid into the skin to restore water reserves in the dermis.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin. It is from which the skin cells rely upon for a good hydration. Because of its precious property to hold water up to 1000 times its weight, it helps to maintain the moisture reserves of the skin, and a good supply of it helps to improve the skinís moisture-retention capacity.
Katafray Bark Extract. It is derived from a Madagascan-native tree and works to restructure the skinís corneal layer , or the top layer of the skin which is made up of keratinized cells that are constantly eliminated through exfoliation; strengthen the skinís moisture barrier; and, boost the natural hydration mechanisms in the skinís epidermis.
Katafray Bark Extract does these amazing skin benefits in three (3) steps:2
- It joins with the skinís own moisture-balancing lipids to maintain the moisture reserves already within our skinís surface.
- It then helps to reinforce or strengthen the hydration barrier produced naturally by healthy skin; and,
- Finally it functions as a moisturizing agent to keep the skin perfectly balanced and hydrated.
Being blended with Hyaluronic Acid, Katafray bark extract senses and takes into account the climate that you are in, which makes this facial mask helpful for skin that is sensitive to the varying climate conditions. How the women of the region of Madagascar where these Katafray trees grow boast of beautifully moisturized and smooth skin even in the driest of climates proves how this natural extract effectively works for the skin.2
Other Active Ingredients:
- Sorbier Tree Bud Boosts the microcirculation of the blood and improve the flow of the nutrients across the skin.
- Vitamin E. Fights free radicals that damage the skin cells.
- Expertise Poly Pollution Protection (E3PTM Anti-Pollution Complex). A worldwide first anti-pollution complex introduced by Clarins®, it protects the skin from all types of pollutants, including electromagnetic waves, which accelerate skin aging.
Who Needs Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask?
Clarins HydraQuench Cream Maskís allergy-tested and non-comedogenic formula has been specially-developed for dehydration skin, and has also been made so gentle for all skin types and can be safely used as often as needed during the day when skin feels uncomfortable from dehydration.
Its multi-climate-adjusting formula makes it a very helpful travel companion, particularly for those who need to travel across different, especially extreme, climates, and it offers you a no-rinse formula with a new pleasant smell, which make it helpful in giving your skin a quick retouch or hydration at any time of the day.
1The New HydraQuench Range: Clarins extends paradise for skin. http://www.omniamc.com/pages/viewarticle.asp?idStory=56 Accessed: July 26, 2011.
2Katafray: The Answer to Moist Skin. http://www.carefair.com/skincare/Katafray_Answer_to_Moist_Skin_5047.html Accessed: July 25, 2011.
Helps skin maintain its moisture reserves.
KATAFRAY BARK EXTRACT.
restructures the corneal layer, prevents dehydration.
SOBIER TREE BUD.
Protects skin from free radicals.
Anti-pollution complex protect.
GLYCERIN. Obtained from the combination of water and fat from vegetable oil, it draws moisture into the skin, which is especially helpful to relieve skin from dryness and keep it hydrated.
STEARIC ACID. Natural fatty acid that acts as a surfactant, i.e., removes the dirt so that the latter can be easily washed with water.
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. Composed of benzoic acid and long chain alcohols. Skin-conditioning agent. Emollient. Antimicrobial.1
CYCLOMETHICONE. A clear, odorless, silicone-based, non-penetrating oil. Solvent, anti-static, emollient. Helps to impart silky feel to skin.2
PENTYLENE GLYCOL. A synthetic humectant that secondarily acts as a solvent.3
CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE. Emollient, skin conditioner, thickening agent, reduces the appearance of dry patches and flakes in skin.
CETYL ALCOHOL. Surfactant. Emulsifier.
CETEARETH-12. A polyethylene glycol ether of Cetearyl Alcohol. Surfactant and emulsifier.
TITANIUM DIOXIDE. Sunscreen agent. UV absorber.4
POLYACRYLAMIDE. Film-forming agent. Antistatic.
TROMETHAMINE. pH adjuster.
CARBOMER. Suspending agent.
C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN. A mixture of hydrocarbons (mineral oils) derived from petroleum. Emollient, thickening, and gelling agent.5
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN. A synthetic compound derived from grains and plants. Surfactant. Preservant enhancer. Moisturizer.6
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. Also known as Vitamin E Acetate, this chemical compound consists of Acetic Acid and tocopherol (Vitamin E) Moisturizer, acts as an antioxidant, protects skin against the sunís UV rays, and conditions skin.
PYRUS SORBUS (Sorbier tree). Clarins Laboratories discovered active principles with incredible properties in the buds of these trees: they improve the quality of the circulatory system, stimulate themicrocirculation and ensure lasting protection of blood capillaries. improve the quality of the circulatory system, stimulate themicrocirculation and ensure lasting protection of blood capillaries.7
CEDRELOPSIS GREVEI (Katafray) BARK EXTRACT. Encourages the skinís hydration mechanism.8
DISODIUM EDTA. Chelating agent Ė it helps to bind the free radicals and cleanses the skin of impurities, like heavy metals, so that the active ingredients in the cleanser can work effectively without running the risk of irritation. Anti-microbial agent.
GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER. Humectant. Viscosity-controlling agent. 9
LAURETH-7. A polyethylene glycol-based compound obtained by extensive chemical modification of Lauric Acid, a natural fatty acid, Emulsifier.10
SODIUM HYALURONATE. Also known as Hyaluronic Acid, it helps to improve the skinís moisture-retention ability.
PHENOXYETHANOL. A glycol ether. Anti-microbial.
SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE. Antimicrobial ingredient.
For list of ingredients: http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_b4f834016.html .
1C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient.php?ingred06=700898 Accessed: July 25, 2011.
2David Fisher. Cyclomethicone. http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/soapglossary/g/cyclomethicone.htm Accessed: July 17, 2011.
3ErinP. Pentylene Glycol. Updated: May 28, 2009. http://truthinaging.com/ingredients/pentylene-glycol Accessed: July 25, 2011.
4Titanium Dioxide. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient.php?ingred06=706561 Accessed: July 25, 2011.
5 ErinP. Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate. Updated: September 26, 2009. http://truthinaging.com/ingredients/c13-14-isoparaffin Accessed: July 22, 2011.
6ErinP. Ethylhexylglycerin. http://truthinaging.com/ingredients/ethylhexylglycerin Accessed: July 25, 2011.
7Sorbier Tree. http://int.clarins.com/about-clarins/research-and-innovation/clarins-herbarium/59/?plant=182&letter=P Accessed: July 25, 2011.
8Katafray. http://int.clarins.com/about-clarins/research-and-innovation/clarins-herbarium/59/?plant=102&letter=C Accessed: July 25, 2011.
9 GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER. http://www.specialchem4cosmetics.com/services/inci/ingredient.aspx?id=5151 Accessed: July 25, 2011.
10ErinP. Laureth 7. Updated: April 8, 2009. http://truthinaging.com/ingredients/laureth-7 Accessed: July 12, 2011. Accessed: July 25, 2011.