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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream Unboxing & Review

Hey everyone! I recently received the Clarins Voxbox from Influenster and I was so excited to open it up! I'll be reviewing it for you as well as sharing my honest thoughts and opinions.

This is how the box was packaged and I thought they added a cute touch by using white and red which are the colours on the Canadian flag.

Overview & Claims
When you open up the box, your receive an information card telling you about the product inside and you also get the actual product itself. They are introducing the new Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream which is targeted to those with normal to dry skin. They sent me a tube that contains 15 ml of product which was a little bit hard to squeeze out if I'm being honest. It does smell fragranced when you are applying it onto your face which may bother some people but it wasn't an issue for me because the scent goes away rather quickly. The cream feels velvety to the touch and blends into the skin wonderfully. 

Clarins uses the organic leaf of life extract which is a powerful natural hydration activator which mainly helps boost the skin's hyaluronic acid production. It will in turn, help plump the skin and have it looking more radiant. There is also an Anti-Pollution Complex that helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of pollution from both indoors and outdoors. This complex can be found all throughout the Hydra-Essentiel line with the exception of the Bi-Phase Serum.

Price & Where To Buy
This retails for $46 for 50 ml of product in a jar and you can purchase it either at: The Hudson's Bay, on the Clarins website, at Sephora, at Shoppers Drug Mart's Beauty Boutique, etc.

My Thoughts & Should You Buy?
This product does not have SPF and I wish that it did. However, it is dermatologist tested, it is non-comedogenic, I did not breakout from using it and there was no leftover residue apparent on the skin. Even though I have oily skin and this product does not target oily skin types, I wasn't overly oily at the end of the day to my surprise. I feel like this would be best for people with normal skin though. It feels great and lightweight on the skin. I do think that since this product adds back moisture into your skin, this still could be used in the spring and summer months because most people (including myself,) like a much heavier cream in the winter time.

If you are sensitive to scents then don't purchase this product because there is a scent to it. Also, the full size comes in a jar and some people think that it is unsanitary but I prefer it because it is easier to use up every last drop of product. It is an added bonus that it looks great on your vanity counter!

Until next time,



FTC: This blog post is not sponsored but I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own and some links are affiliate. All prices are in CAD dollars unless specified otherwise. 

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  1. Thanks for the in-depth review! Unfortunately, I also have oily skin like you, so I don't think I'll ever be able to use this, but it's good to know before I buy it lol!

    Joanne |

    1. Not a problem and this product didn't make me super shiny to my surprise! Thanks for taking the time to check out my review!