The new Clarins Hydra-Essentiel skincare line is fantastic if you're suffering from chronic dryness. It features the organic leaf of life, a succulent plant (kalanchoe pinnata) that's harvested in Madagascar with fair trade practices. It also includes botanical extracts of organic sanicle, lampsana, furcellaria, and organic African ebony to address environmental pollution.
There are four formulas to choose from: Silky Cream (normal-dry skin), Silky Cream SPF 15, Rich Cream (very dry skin), and Cooling Gel (normal-combination). All four creams are $48. I like using the Silky Cream SPF 15 so I don't have to worry about another layer of sunscreen.
My favorite product is the Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum ($59). It gives a soothing moisture barrier that keeps you from drying out. I have reactive skin and it didn't cause any irritation. Layer this on before adding the Hydra-Essentiel cream of choice and you're protected from the harsh elements.
Available at www.clarinsusa.com and all Clarins counters.
For editorial consideration, review product was provided by the brand.