I tested Hydra Zen, Kate Middleton’s favorite cream

I tested Hydra Zen, Kate Middleton's favorite cream

Do you dream of a flawless complexion like that of Kate Middleton? The Princess of Wales has a little secret for displaying a perfect complexion: Lancôme’s Hydra Zen cream. But is this treatment really amazing? I tested it and give you my opinion!

Stress has harmful effects on our skin. For example, it promotes the production of sebum, which causes pimples but that’s not all ! Stress is also the cause of urticaria, inflammation, skin pigmentation disorders but also certain skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis.

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Eh yes, well-being and beauty of the skin are closely linked. It is therefore essential to relax, even in the face. It goes through facial yoga exerciseslymphatic drainage thanks to the gua sha or jade roller but also by relaxing treatments. This is why Lancôme offers the Hydra Zen cream, an anti-stress and cocooning treatment to take care of yourself while protecting your skin. This moisturizer convinced Kate Middleton herself! Is this the secret to the Princess of Wales’ radiant complexion? To get to the bottom of it, I tested Lancôme’s Hydra Zen cream and I’ll give you my opinion!

The brand promise

Hydra Zen anti-stress moisturizing cream is formulated to combat emotional and environmental stress which weaken the self-defense capacities of the skin. This treatment then gives it 24 hours of hydration to help it fight against the signs of stress. The skin is then soothed, nourished and protected from external aggressions such as wind, air conditioning or heating which dehydrate it. The Hydra Zen cream instantly provides a feeling of comfort to make the skin softer, smoother and more luminous every day.

The course of the test

When I receive Lancôme’s Hydra Zen moisturizer, first of all I find the jar very elegant. In the evening, impatient, I decide to test it even though it is a day cream! The smell is particularly pleasant, far from being heady, it is soft and slightly powdery. I’m a fan! Then comes the application stage. The texture is surprising, it almost looks like whipped cream. It spreads well on the face and absorbs quickly into the skin, without any greasy effect. No need to put three tons, a nice hazelnut is enough! The skin is soothed and comfortable. Its use provides a real moment of well-being, especially since the smell delicately perfumes the skin.

When I wake up, my skin is well hydrated and my features rested, although the radiance of my complexion is not stunning. I’m trying the experience again and the application is still as pleasant as ever. I then apply my foundation and good surprise, it is a very good make-up base because it does not lint. All in all a very good experience!

Benefits :

  • Its texture that resembles whipped cream. Very pleasant, it melts on contact with the skin and penetrates perfectly without leaving a greasy or sticky effect.
  • Its sun protection (SPF 15) which protects against the harmful effects of UV rays which contribute in particular to skin aging.
  • Its effectiveness because the skin remains well hydrated and soothed, it is much softer and smoother.
  • Its softness because it is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
  • Its smell, a real delight ideal for a cocooning moment.
  • Its packaging, very elegant. Not only does it look great in the bathroom, but it really makes you want to use it! In glass, it is also recyclable.

The inconvenients :

  • Its composition, we would have liked it to be cleaner!
  • Its price, which may not suit all budgets. However, it takes little per use!

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My opinion on Lancôme Hydra Zen cream

Does Lancôme’s Hydra Zen cream ensure a princess complexion? The results are quite convincing. First of all, this treatment is aptly named because it provides an instant feeling of well-being due to its delicious smell and its airy and melting texture. We also like that it penetrates quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy or sticky film. The feeling is very pleasant and it also allows you to apply makeup in the process!
In terms of efficiency, the results are there! The skin is relaxed, well hydrated and comfortable. I’m more skeptical about the light effect but it must be said that I haven’t tested the full range. So, I can say that it is a good product. Only small problem, its composition which could have been cleaner. I still enjoy using it and my skin seems to appreciate it. However, I recommend it rather for normal and combination skin. Dry skin will probably prefer the Hydra Zen rich cream, while oily skin will prefer the gel-cream from the same range.

Our tips for applying Lancôme Hydra Zen cream

Lancôme recommends applying the Hydra Zen cream very gently. In the morning, place a little on cleansed skin, from the forehead to the cheeks without forgetting the chin. It is spread by making movements starting from the middle of the face outwards before ending with the T zone. To relax your features, while toning and plumping the skin, finish your beauty ritual by lightly tapping your entire face. face with the pads of your fingers. Instant cocooning guaranteed!

What skincare routine to maximize the effects of Hydra Zen cream?

We advise you to cleanse your skin with Lancôme Crème-Mousse Confort make-up remover, then apply Eclat Anti-Stress Hydra Zen liquid moisturizer before soothing and moisturizing the eye contour area with Hydra eye cream. Zen Neurocalm. Mature skin can use the brand’s Advanced Génifique radiance-activating face serum.
All you have to do is apply your Hydra Zen cream. Dry skin can opt for the rich cream instead, while oily skin will prefer the gel-cream.
In the evening, prefer the Hydra Zen Nuit cream! This routine can be completed when you feel the need with the Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Rehydrating Mask or the Hydra Zen Night Mask for a more in-depth treatment. Your skin also deserves to relax!

Why use an anti-stress moisturizer?

Moisturizing cream is essential for good skin health, especially to protect it from external aggressions. Good hydration maintains skin elasticity and allows good cell renewal. Results ? No more imperfections, pigment spots, wrinkles, fine lines and dull complexion. The skin is smoother, softer and brighter! With an anti-stress moisturizing cream, the signs of fatigue disappear, the features are more relaxed and rested thanks to the active ingredients contained in the treatment. This ensures a real moment of relaxation to take care of yourself!

Sarah Chekron

Affiliate editorial manager

Passionate about beauty and fashion themes but also lifestyle, I am always on the lookout for the biggest trends and the best products to test in order to …

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