ClarinsMen Super Moisture Gelhttp://www.clarinsusa.com/en/clarinsmen-super-moisture-gel/0306110.html
Firming - Anti-Pollution
- Skin Type Normal, Dry, Combination, Oily
- Texture Gel
- Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, Oily
- Texture: Gel
- Concern: Hydration
- Galanga Galanga or Chinese ginger is a shrub originating from South-East Asia. Its black, knotty rhizome is very similar to the ginger one. It has been listed for ages in the Chinese pharmacopoeia because of its digestive properties but above all, for its energizing and even aphrodisiac virtues. When applied onto skin, it brings energy and vitality. Clarins Research extracts from its rhizome a rich concentrate of essential oils, flavonoids, minerals, sugars. Its stimulating, revitalizing and anti-free radical properties are used, for the first time, in cosmetology.
- White Tea White Tea is a rare, much sought after plant grown in China in the Fujian mountains. Drinking it was once considered a route to immortality and it gets its name from its silvery-white leaf buds. These are picked from the plant during the first days of spring. It is one of the rarest, most expensive teas in the world for several reasons: the harvest sometimes lasts just two days, the buds must be picked by hand, the production is on a very small scale and the manufacturing process is difficult.
- Alpine Sea Holly The Alpine Sea Holly grows in the high meadows of Alpine regions and is easily recognized by its majestic form which clearly distinguishes the plant from its herbaceous cousins. It produces dense umbells of magnificent blueish flowers. The plant's large, spiky-edged leaves and name place it in the holly family but in reality Eryngium alpinum is a harmless apiaceae (umbelliferae) from the same family as the carrot. This "Queen of the Alps" has been under threat due to intensive, uncontrolled picking and the destruction of its natural habitat. Threatenedwith extinction, it has been a protected species for several years nowin France and Switzerland, and can only be picked in designated growing areas. In the field of cosmetics, research carried out on the plant has revealed its capacity to fight free radicals and soothe and purify the skin's surface.
- Sunflower The name "Helianthus" from the Greek "helios" (sun) and "anthos" (flower), is derived from a legend of Greek mythology. In the myth, a young mortal falls in love with the god Helios and dies from love by constantly watching him. Moved by her plight, Helios turns her into a plant whose flower head follows the movement of the sun throughout the day. In cosmetics, sunflower is used in many ways. The oil and wax from the seeds have moisturizing and protective benefits.
- Bison grass Bison Grass is a plant native to Europe and North America. This aromatic plant from cold, humid zones, finishes growing at the end of summer and can reach up to 60 cm in height. Its Latin name, hierochloe odorata, (‘hieros’ meaning holy, 'chloe' meaning grass), reveals something of its ‘sacred’ character, and for a long time it was used in a ritual manner as incense in North America and thrown in armfuls on the ground at the entrance to churches in the North of Europe. Thanks to its delicate fragrance which resembles vanilla, it is widely used today as a fragrant base in sweets and perfumes.
- Succory Dock-Cress Succory Dock-Cress is a widespread annual plant which flowers from June to September and prefers semi-shade conditions. It is an easy-growing plant which can even be found growing beside motorways. It has long been used to heal scabs and soothe irritation caused by breast-feeding (hence its name of Nipplewort). It was then forgotten for a time until Clarins Laboratories revealed its anti-pollution properties.
- Purslane Purslane, native to India, has thick, fleshy stalks and leaves and so is classed as a succulent.
It is one of the basic elements of the « Cretan diet », exemplary for its many benefits and synonymous with long life.
It was listed by Dioskorides in the first Greek pharmacopoeia for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, which is precisely what it is used for in cosmetology. In skin care treatments for men, it helps fight razor burn, soothe irritations and calm redness.
- Rhodiola Rosea Rhodiola rosea is a plant from the Arctic regions which is very resistant to extreme temperatures (- 45°C) and is used by local communities for its many benefits. The Vikings owed their legendary strength to this plant and the Inuits of Canada and Alaska use it to heal burns, gastric problems and tuberculosis. Studies have demonstrated its exceptional capacity to help the human body adapt to different environmental and psychological stress factors. Present in Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex, rhodiola extract provides significant protection against all biological stresses.
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