Hello my sweets! Today I will introduce to a new product all the way from Hong Kong called the Jane Clare HydroSpark HA Hydrating Serum. I got 3 sachets of the stuff in my September Glamabox and finally managed to get myself to use something from all the beauty boxes I have been collecting. Before I get into my experience of it let me introduce the brand to you briefly.
About The Brand
Jane Clare is a local Hong Kong brand. Founded by a lady called Angela Lee their mission is to use the formulations perfected and favored by the Imperial family of China and combine it with the high quality natural ingredients available today. Combining Chinese herbal medicines and Western aromatherapy herbs they formulate nutrients with which are able to penetrate the deepest layers of skin. Apart from the skin care line they even have a holistic club as a part of their brand umbrella.
What Jane Clare Says About It
“A highly concentrated serum combined with Hyaluronic acid, herbs (including Aloe vera and Cactus extracts), and Vitamins to provide skin moisture and to tighten and tone instantly. The resulting skin complexion looks younger, brighter and more radiant.”
Function – Moisturizing, Anti-bacteria, Anti-oxidant, Soothing
List of Ingredients
Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Opuntia Dillenii Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Angelicae Radix Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Rosa Moschata Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid.
The serum is very light in texture almost like water. You need very little of it at a time and it covers a large area. One sachet contained 2 ml of product and I was able to use 6-7 times. It has a very nice fragrance to it which seems a mix of floral and fruity. My usual combination skin was leaning towards dehydration and was in major need of something moisturizing. I didn’t experience any breakout with this and I was using it twice in a day. This should be safe for people with slightly oily skin to use too given the lightness of it.
My take on it
Like I mentioned my was skin was getting quite dry. My cheeks were getting that tug to them along with the slight feeling of discomfort. To test its effectiveness I didnt use my usual moisturizer and just tried this on its own for the first 2 sachets. I got 6-7 uses out of a packet so in 3 I got almost 21 uses which for me was about 10 and half days. Very honestly I thought that it does not do anything. But there in lies the catch.
The working of it is so subtle that I caught on only when I gave a break between packet no 2 and 3. My skin was not feeling all plump and wonderful but the dryness had gone and even though I missed the moisturizer the day used to be tolerable. Once I stopped using it I realized the difference it was making. I then used this once a day and added in my moisturizer. The result was much more satisfying. I was getting adequate moisture and there was a smoothness to my skin.
Overall given the subtle nature of the stuff I’m still on the fence if I would consider buying the full sized product. It does work to an extent but…the 15 ml sized bottle is supposed to cost HKD 360 (Rs. 2871/- approx) which I feel is a quite a bit considering if you have to keep 2nd guessing whether it is working for you or not. I know I must be confusing you but it is how I feel with it. But I do have another product from this brand and I’m waiting to see how it fares. That is supposed to be a ranked product in its category. So we will see how it goes. For now I bid you adieu!