Decléor, a French brand established over 40 years ago, has a penchant of developing and mastering gorgeous skincare with essential oils. As pioneers of Aromatherapy skincare, Decléor combines the best of nature with scientific expertise to masterfully blend powerful, 100% Natural, Active and Pure essential oils, developing exceptional and innovative formulations for an effective and result driven Aromatherapy skincare. The oils are responsibly sourced and masterfully extracted to conserve these precious, yet fragile extracts. The philosophy of all Decléor professional treatments originates from traditional Chinese medicine and is based on the study of meridians and reflexology points.
Decléor recently launched their Hydra Floral collection to address everyday concerns of modern lifestyle where the skin is exposed to variety of pollution factors contributing to skin damage, inflammation, clogged pores, resulting in pre-mature skin aging. I was recently sent (PR sample) the Active Lotion and Light Cream to try. Knowing my love for skincare with essential oils, I knew I would fall head over heels.
Hydra Floral Anti Pollution Hydrating Active Lotion
Claims: Groundbreaking fresh and fluid hydrating lotion activates and strengthens skin’s foundation with potent natural pro-youth extracts: Neroli Essential Oil, Moringa Oliferi and Hyaluronic Acid for an immediately hydrated and comforted feel. It delivers energy and vitality, addresses visible signs of aging, hydrates, and promotes a smooth and supple complexion.
Packaged in a beautiful glass bottle with twist top lid, the lotion has consistency, thicker than water but thinner than gel (I guess we could call it water with some density). The texture of this lotion is similar to East Asian lotions. Once patted in skin is almost immediately absorbs in skin.
The scent of this product is truly captivating. Since I’ve received this product, I’ve reached for it the most (leaving behind my Shiseido The Ginza Lotions, Estée Lauder Micro Essence, and Bio essence 24K Gold Water – reviewed here). I was away for work travel and on my way home I couldn’t wait till I patted this lotion in my skin and inhaled the glorious floral scent.
- Plant glycerin – Super hydrated & soft skin
- Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) – Soothed skin
- Natural Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – Smoothed skin ; Immediate & long lasting hydration
- Wild Pansy (Viola Tricolor) – Lasting skin radiance and healthy glow
- Néroli Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantium Amara – Bitter Orange tree flower extract) – Moisturized , relaxed and glowing skin
- Moringa Oleifera (Africa, Drum Stick tree seed) – Stronger skin
- Samphire (Crithmum maritimum extract) – Energized and clear complexion
- Sunflower Extract (Helianthus annus) – Youthful looking skin
For AM application I pat this in skin straight after cleansing my face. However in the evening, usually followed by an exfoliation toner or an acid tone (especially fantastic after Biologique Recherché P50 – gets rid of vinegar scent). It’s excellent for hydration and instantly soothes skin (if irritated). I think this will be my BFF in summer months.
Hydra Floral 24-hour Hydration Activating Light Cream
Claims: Incorporates micro-droplets of essential oils into a water based gel to create a fresh, fluid formula that deeply hydrates and protects the skin. Combining the latest in hydration innovation with a light formula, this moisturiser offers 24-hour hydration and multi-protection. This new addition to the Hydra Floral range is soft to the touch without any stickiness for immediately visible results. After use the skin is full of moisture just like a flower. It is perfectly hydrated and fresh. Optimally protected, its beauty is preserved.
Active ingredients: 24-hour Hydration: Wild pansy extract, Samphire Extract and Neroli Essential Oil, 24-hour Protection: Moringa Oleifera Proteins and Sunflower Extract
Interestingly the formulation has Alcohol Denat however it doesn’t dry the skin at all. Another addition which got my attention was Salicylic Acid (14th ingredient).
Housed in a thick bottom glass jar with a twist open lid, the texture and consistency is light, whipped and almost gel like. I used this under makeup and at night after my serum. Whilst the moisturizer absorbs instantly without a sticky or greasy feel, it made my skin oily during the day. Of course, number of other factors should be considered as humidity and spending a Lot of time in centralized heating tends to make my skin oilier. In terms of hydration, it worked well in conjunction with hydration serum. In isolation, it performs well too, however my skin needed more. For my PM routines, I follow this after some acid and treatment serums and the results are wonderful. No congestion or dryness noted with this cream. There is a richer version available for drier skins.
Personally, the star product for me from this HydraFloral collection is Active Lotion. I’m hooked on it and will purchase it once I’m through with this bottle.
Have you tried this collection or any other Decléor products you highly recommend?