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Hydrazen is a moisturiser which de-stresses the skin as it protects against pollution, heat, cold and tiredness. According to the label, it supposedly targets the skin's nerve endings and prevents their role in transmitting stress to your skin. It is the sort of light moisturiser that you can use during the day and/or night as it does not have UV protection. The texture is very light and is instantly absorbed onto the skin. Imagine the texture of Loreal Plenitude Hydrafresh moisturiser, only lighter! Hydrazen has added cocktail of actives called ActicalmTM that soothes and softens the skin and the fragrance is aromatherapy-based (based on ylang-ylang and rose) so you can imagine bathing your face in luxurious bliss. Rose is famously known in aromatherapy circles as having a rejuvenating and healing effect on the skin, and ylang-ylang is known for its calming and soothing action as well as its exotic and luxurious fragrance. It is available in gentle cream (for normal to dry skin), cream for very dry skins, and fresh lotion for normal to combination skins. The downside to this moisturiser is the price - £26.50 for 50 ml. Some might even argue that it doesn't contain sun protection which renders it quite useless as you have to use separate sun protection on top of it. However, if like me, you use their Photogenic compact as foundation, then, there's no sun protection issue to worry about as it contains SPF 14. I tried Vinefit (with SPF 15) but I still prefer Hydrazen as Vinefit is just too heavy and oily eventhough my skin is dry. The thing that appealed to me about this moisturiser in the first place was the zen-factor and that it de-stresses the skin. I'm a sucker for gimmicks that has to do with my well-being and spirituality eg. Aromatherapy, colour healing and oriental healing. The Lancome beauty consultant recommended the gentle cream as I have quite dry skin. The first thing that I noticed about this cream was its wonderful, fresh
fragrance. I only needed to use a little of it to skim my whole face and a little more for my neck. So, although it's only 50 ml, it can last a long time. It leaves a soft, velvety, non-oily finish on my skin (I think it's the humectant in it!). I used it day and night and I find that my face felt smoother and softer and my mind feels clearer as well because of the fresh fragrance. What I did notice was that it didn't irritate my skin, which is usually the case when I switch my usual face moisturiser with new ones. That works for me! It certainly is different from other creams meant for dry skin as it isn't as heavy and makes my face feel lighter for once and not oil-slicked! House of Fraser is having a 'Le Gift' promotion from 12th to the 28th of April, 2001. The gift box which contains travel sized Lancome treats is free with any two or more Lancome purchases. Worthwhile getting your Hydrazen now!
Lancome Hydra Zen Tinted Moisturiser 50ml / Smooth / supple / more radiant skin / The Zen Approach to skincare / Perfectly hydrated / soothed / supple skin / Radiant and even-looking complexion / All skin types.