So, I ran out out of my fave moisturizer, Insobeau Z Cream (read review here), a few months ago. I couldn’t just go to a store to pick up another one as I can only get it from Korea, which takes a week or two. Thankfully, my friend gifted me this Clarins HydraQuench Cream to try, and I am so glad she did! I’m in love with it and definitely will be picking up another one this week as my first tub is DUNZO… to the very last scrape.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know that I have combination dry skin, which just get drier in the winter months. I prefer cream moisturizers rather than gel for that ultra creaminess on my skin, and this product gives me just that. That’s not to say it’s heavy and thick – it applies very smoothly, absorbs quickly and is weightless. I feel that it even calms down any redness I have in my skin as well.
I apply this cream day and night with more cream on my cheek area as my t-zone is not as dry. It provides a great base for makeup because it gives you a dewy finish as well. It’s lasted around 3 months using this as often as twice a day.
I found that using this cream really reduced the amount of breakouts I had – the one or two I would randomly get went to zero (except for that time of the month.. when it’s really inevitable that I’ll get a few breakouts)!
The only negative about this product is that it’s pricey. At $50 for a 1.7oz., it’s in the higher end of moisturizers. My philosophy is that you can invest in great skin case and spend less on the makeup – so it’s definitely worth it. I suggest going in to Sephora and asking for a sample to use instead of buying the whole thing first.