Lierac Paris Hydra Chrono Extreme Balm for Dehydrated Skin Review and Swatches

December 3, 2008
Lierac Paris Hydra Chrono Anti-Aging Hydration Extreme Balm for Dehydrated Skin ($50 for 1.35 oz)

Hot pink packaging for a pink cream? Enough said! Couple that with a gorgeously light and fresh floral fragrance (I love sniffing this stuff!) and a silky consistency and you’ve got a moisturizer that’s seriously pleasing to the senses.

All sealed up!

Lierac’s Hydra Chrono is a lusciously balm enriched with protective glyercin and aqua pump technology that works like a hydraulic pump to help restore and reactive the skin’s natural hydration process. The aqua pump technology is based on a combination of red marine micro-algae, an anti-aging and hydrating ingredient, and a natural amino acid (TMG) that helps the skin to trap and redistribute moisture. Hydro Chrono also contains cotanical oils of approicot and safflower, rich in essential fatty acids, and many many other skin-plumping ingredients.

My first pink face cream.

LOVE: Thanks to the glycerin in the formula, Lierac’s Hydra Chrono applies like a dream. It has a really great jelly-like consistency with great slip that literally glides over the surface of the skin. The balm dries within a minute or two to a light non-sticky finish, but a word of caution–apply too much of this stuff and your face will feel sticky all day! SO has so terrible dry red patches on his face that are stubborn and resistant to most products, but after a day or two of rubbing this stuff on his face they’d drastically improved, plus the cream didn’t break him out!

The glycerin forms a protective barrier between environmental factors and your skin that you can feel as you’re washing your face at night, and my face feels hydrated and comfortable all day. This balm is going quickly and while I wouldn’t use this during the summer months, I just may repurchase for use next winter!

NOT SO MUCH: While the packaging states that this is for dehydrated, very very dry skin, I really don’t think that this product would provide adequate moisture for skin that dry since while it’s called a balm, the consistency is more like a gel and feels relatively light once fully blended. I have combination skin that’s simultaneously really oily and ridiculously dry (I don’t even know how that’s possibe), and although this is perfect for my winter skin (red, irritated, flakey, tight, and dry), I don’t think it would work out so great for those with truly truly dry skin.




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