Happy Thursday Lovelies!
If you read my 25 Facts About Me post you'll already know that I swim every morning - the chlorine really dehydrates my skin, so when the Beauty Team at Harrods kindly sent me a Lancome Hydra Zen gift set to try I was intrigued to see if it could offer my chlorine battered skin some sort of relief.
Lancome is a brand I know, use & trust.
What's In The Box...
I tend to steer clear of buying skin care gift sets, as I often find they contain some products I would never use, but this was not the case with the Lancome Hydra Zen Gift Set, which contained...
* Hydra Zen Neurocalm soothing anti stress moisturising cream 50ml
*Hydra Zen Nuit Neurocalm soothing recharging night cream 15ml
* Genefique youth activator serum 7ml
* Visionnaire advanced skin corrector 7ml
The Science Behind The Skincare...
Both the Hydra Zen moisturising cream & the recharging night cream contain Lancome's Neurocalm formula made up of plant based ingredients. These aim to soothe the skin, reducing the effects of emotional & environmental stress on the skin.
As well as this, the creams promise to deliver some intense, lasting re-hydration to the skin getting into the epidermis to prevent further dehydration.
...I preferred the texture of the night cream, which glided on & made my skin feel amazingly soft. The moisturising cream is thicker & takes longer for the skin to absorb. On first application I used a little too much, leaving a lovely white residue on my skin which I had to massage in a fair bit!!
Both creams are non-greasy when they sit on the skin.
|on my face :: Lancome Hydra Zen Anti Stress Moisturising Cream|
Underneath the creams I've been applying the Genefique serum all over my face & neck. I actually use this serum regularly & swear by it - it's definitely one of the best youth serums on the market in my book, so the handy travel size in the set has been perfect to slip into my swimming washbag.
|top :: Lancome Genefique Youth Activator|
bottom :: Lancome Visionnaire Skin Corrector
The Visionnaire skin corrector is easily absorbed & designed to be worn with the Genefique. It targets wrinkles, pores & evenness. I've been focusing it on my T zone to target my enlarged pores & can definitely see a difference in the appearance of my pores, which look noticeably reduced.
Would I Re-Purchase/Recommend?
The big difference I've noticed is how much plumper & "happier" my skin looks - I'm putting this down to it being properly hydrated. Both creams deliver on this & I think my skin is truly thanking me for it!
|left :: Lancome Hydra Zen Nuit Recharging Night Cream|
right :: Lancome Hydra Zen Anti Stress Moisturising Cream
I've been most impressed with the night cream. I love the feel of my skin after applying & when I wake in the morning my face seems to have a dewy, more radiant glow.
I'll also be switching products from my current pore minimiser to Lancome's Visionnaire Skin Corrector.
The moisturising cream delivers day long hydration & nourishment. I've noticed that my skin doesn't tighten up as the day goes on & make up still looks fresh towards the end of the day.
It's not often you come across total skin savior products where you can visibly notice a difference. I'll definitely be re-purchasing, which in my book is the biggest recommendation anyone can give.
A massive thank you to the Harrods Beauty Team for introducing me to Lancome Hydra Zen.
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Have a beautiful Thursday Lovelies