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Friday, October 16, 2009

Lancôme Paris Hydra Zen Neurocalm day cream

Skin care time! I know I love make-up but at the end of the day make-up is no good when we don't take care of our skin so as much as possible though I find it tedious, I cleanse and moisturize my skin every night.

I bought this at Sasa in Hongkong (seems like I hoarded a lot of my beauty stash in Hongkong!) but I forgot how much I bought this for. 

What Lancôme Paris Says:
The delicious Oil-in-Water texture melts onto the skin. It intensely moisturises and lastingly soothes the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and radiant. 

HYDRA ZEN NEUROCALM™ features a unique technology to provide intense, immediate and continuous moisturisation and soothe sensitive skin.

- MOISTURISES: Lipidure and Hyaluronic acid microcapsules, vectorised ceramides and Glycerol provide the skin with intense, long-lasting hydration.
- SOOTHES AND RELIEVES STRESS: The NEUROCALM™ complex with natural plant extracts combats the negative effects of environmental and emotional stress. 
Samphire boosts the positive effects of stress by producing beta-endorphins, providing heightened moisturisation.
- SOOTHING FRAGRANCE: Proven calming, anti-stress action.
o Rose and lily-of-the-valley: soothing
o Orange: relaxing 
o Apple: anti-stress 
o White musk: reassuring

My review:
I know it's supposed to be a day time cream but I don't like putting on heavy cream in the morning because of our humid weather, maybe if I live somewhere cold I would so I just use this at night when I'm ready to hit the sack.

This is quite a heavy creamy formula to me as opposed to Dior Snow Sublissime Whitening Moisture Creme (review coming soon!) which is quite watery. I reach out to my Neurocalm cream during these days at night when it gets unexpectedly cold and my dry skin starts to flake especially in the nose area because it effectively moisturizes my skin and I wake up with softer skin. 

One of my qualm though is that this is heavily scented; I feel like I'm going into the perfume section of Rustan's department store but it's very tolerable. At first I was getting break outs but ever since I started using my BB cream, break outs are minimum to none even if I use this cream at night. Neurocalm cream doesn't really calm me down; I'm too stressed that even a jar of Lancôme cream can't calm me down haha. 

Otherwise this is a very reliable hydrating cream when used regularly. 


  1. Agree with you, put heavy cream on day time it's kinda not good way to do a make-up :P

    ThanQ for following me!

  2. Yeah, with the Philippine tropical weather putting on heavy cream would make your make-up melt quickly.

    Your welcome! =) I like your outstanding eye make up plus we both have chinky eyes so I find it better to follow fellow Asian beauty blogs =)