Clarins Hydra-Essentiel, the blue hour for my skin 24 hours a day

Clarins-CollageSometimes I wonder how it would be to live by the sea and dive into the blue water whenever I feel like it. My skin would be soft and the mild wind would give my face a constant glow… This would be an ideal situation and aren’t we always looking for a perfect solution?

Reality bites, as we are constantly in between different climate zones. Overheated rooms in winter, frosty walks outside in the snow, workout time at the gym and air-conditioned rooms that make your skin dry and let it appear dull.

On her latest trip to Maldives and Dubai, IRMA had the chance to discover how the new Clarins ingredient, the organic leaf of life extract, helps the skin to hydrate during long flights and climate changes back and forth from minus degrees to tropical Maldives to spring-like 20 degrees in Dubai.

For more radiance the new Hydra-Essentiel series comes with beautyberry extract. Perilla oil provides comfort and nutrition and on top of that you’ll find a special anti-pollution complex within all the textures: cream, serum and gel that helps your personal skin-needs to find a balance between those everyday challenges, whether during a (business)trip or the day to day life at home.



IRMA uses the serum before either cream or gel. She always keeps it in her handbag and uses a few drops, patting it into her skin whenever she feels dryness during the day, especially in the office.

Use the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream before going outside into the cold in winter time or after a day at the beach to either protect and shield or nourish your skin as deeply as possible.

IRMA keeps the gel in the fridge and uses it almost like a mask, after a long night out and about, after a day in the sun or as a cooling effect after her Pilates class. Apply a very thick layer as an eye mask around your eyes for a perfect wake-me-up-instantly moment.

Drink at least 2 liters of water, which we like to infuse with thinly sliced cucumber and mint leaves, to stay hydrated from inside which is at least, if not more important than just using shields and skin care products to hydrate from the outside.