skinSense By Abi Cleeve. New Hydranet Collection

skinSense By Abi Cleeve. New Hydranet Collection

skinSense by Abi Cleeve is a firm favourite of mine and a brand which features here on The Beauty Spyglass regularly.

Skincare expert and Ultrasun MD Abi Cleeve founded skinSense in June 2017. Recognising that the same unique Lamellar technology used in Ultrasun could bring equal benefit for a new skincare line. Following the successful launch of skinSense last year, Abi has added several new products to the range, including this latest eye-catching Hydranet collection.

Whilst continuing to be a long-term Ultrasun devotee, side-stepping to skinSense has been a natural transition for me.

Hydranet combines patented Lamellar technology with revolutionary HydraProtect Complex to ensure skin looks and feels youthful and hydrated all day…

Hydranet’s HydraProtect Complex is a combination of four active ingredients: Birchbark extract and Barbary fig seed oil, Hydro-Grain™ (regenerates the skin lipid barrier and regulates moisture balance). Plus, Fucogel® which provides both short-term moisturisation, to protect from dehydration, and long-term hydration with a peak after three hours. An innovative cage of Hyaluronic Acid, Hyalu-Cage® encases every active ingredient to ensure that the moisturising benefits are gradually released into the skin. Pollushield™ creates a barrier between the skin and external aggressors/ oxidative stress, which mimics the skin’s natural protection.

It all sounds very scientific but actually, it works.


skinSense by Abi Cleeve New Hydranet collection


Hydranet Intense Concentrate is a rich, highly restorative and effective facial concentrate. Strengthening the skin’s natural barrier and improving hydration levels. Lamellar technology works for deep, all-day hydration and nourishes the skin. Ingredients include Shea butter, sweet almond, jojoba and Inca peanut oils.

After having previously used (and loved) skinSense firming Contour Concentrate I was keen to try the new Hydranet Intense Concentrate. It’s one of those products you didn’t know you needed until you tried it!

A lightweight formula to be used before your usual daily moisturiser/base products. There’s no residue left on the skin and it’s quickly absorbed. The smart packaging with its pump dispenser makes for ease of use and keeps the product fresh and free from bacteria. Using Hydranet Intense Concentrate has certainly improved my skin’s hydration level throughout the day, particularly now I’m switching between central heating and the harsher outside elements. We could all use the long-lasting moisture boost found in Hydranet.


skinSense By Abi Cleeve. New Hydranet Collection


The eye area is the first to give our age away so using an eye-specific moisturiser is a must.

Hydranet Eye Concentrate with its rich, deeply hydrating formula works to reduce the appearance of redness, darkness and puffiness around the eye area. Enriched with Shea butter, sweet almond and jojoba oils to form an intense, silky concentrate, giving your eyes the look and feel of brightness. Use alone or as an effective eye makeup base.

I always like to use an eye cream at bedtime but there’s nothing worse than waking to heavy or irritated eyes. None of that with Hydranet Eye Concentrate. The lightweight, creamy formula safeguards against puffiness or irritation and leaves the eye area smooth, soft and hydrated ready to face the day.

Formulated with anti-oxidant ingredient combinations to focus on optimising the skin’s moisture levels and facilitating protection from environmental aggressors.


skinSense By Abi Cleeve. New Hydranet Collection

skinSense By Abi Cleeve. New Hydranet Collection


Hydranet Energising Face Mask Boasts an ultra-lightweight gel formula and is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. If your skin is stressed, restore moisture balance and soothe your complexion with this wonderful, hydrating mask. It certainly has the wow factor when you first remove it from its outer box, it’s so pleasing to the eye with a gorgeous, bright turquoise appearance.

To use, apply to cleansed skin and leave for around ten minutes before rinsing with tepid water. Pat dry and follow with Hydranet Concentrate. I found this face mask rather unusual with its gel formula but so cooling and hydrating on the skin. Use the mask first thing in the morning to really waken and boost the skin.

SkinSense products have a unique scent which I have to admit, even inspires my husband to tell me I smell “gorgeous”. This is something of a rarity as all too often he’s quick to mention if he dislikes the scent of a particular skincare product I’m using. This can only be seen as another positive for skinSense.

You can also find out Abi’s best-kept skincare tips along with her personal motto, and more about Lamellar Technology by reading my Q&A with Abi Cleeve.

This three-piece QVC “Big Deal” collection is worth £72 but will be available for £32.98 for one week only. (Plus P&P).

Complete with a sturdy, colour coordinated carry bag, it’s perfect for travel and the ideal Christmas gift. (ended).

skinSense is a cruelty-free brand.

Have you tried skinSense? If not, you can find out about another collection I’ve tried


Collaborative post, sponsored by skinSense. Features PR samples. Read full disclosure.

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  1. November 26, 2018 / 10:33 am

    I’ve never tried this brand but the packaging is gorgeous ☺️

    • Samantha
      November 26, 2018 / 4:59 pm

      It really is! SkinSense is generally white and pink in packaging but it’s turquoise for Hydranet. Gives the collection a proper identity I think! x

  2. Sophie Hearts
    November 26, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    These all sound amazing- skinSense isn’t a brand I’ve had the pleasure of trying yet. I’ve never tried a mask with a gel formula so I’d be really interested to see what this one is like on my skin especially!

    Soph – x

    • Samantha
      November 26, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Nows your chance! Such a bargain price for the collection. You could keep the mask and gift the other two? (Or, keep them all for yourself)! Thank you lovely x

  3. November 26, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    Great post, Samantha!

    These look beautiful! (And I have photo envy again ☺️)

    I’ve got my eye on the Hydranet Energising Face Mask — I seem to have a real love for gel-based products right now. It looks like it should be super refreshing.

    Would you buy these again when the products run out?


    • Samantha
      November 26, 2018 / 4:56 pm

      Ooh you should try it! It’s so enjoyable to use. I’m with you, a gel formula just brings something different in terms of freshness to the skin. It’s only available in this collection for one week from today on QVCUK so make sure you don’t miss out! Thanks lovely x

    • Samantha
      November 26, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Just realised I hadn’t fully answered your question. I often repurchase products I’m gifted as I’m always discovering new brands to try via gifting. This face mask is a firm favourite and one which I would repurchase. I often wake with blotchy skin and this really soothes and takes down any inflammation. If I could keep grabbing skinSense at QVC’s bargain prices I would repurchase, yes! x

  4. November 26, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    I’ve actually never heard of this brand before but I love the look of their products, especially the face mask. My skin has been all over the place lately, probably due to the weather so I’ve been thinking about changing up the brands I use. I absolutely love their packaging! xx

    Tiffany x

    • Samantha
      November 26, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      It’s from the lady behind suncare giant Ultrasun so it’s a well-renowned brand. You’ll be forgiven for not having heard of skinSense before, but that’s what I’m here for! Discovering new brands and sharing them here. If you’re looking to try it, grab the collection at a bargain price while it lasts. The packaging is stunning, I agree! x

  5. November 27, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    The products look beautiful and they sound amazing as well. I’ll definitely check them out, great review as always x

    • Samantha
      November 27, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you! Yes, they are such lovely products. skinSense definitely delivers on results! x

    • Samantha
      November 27, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you Gemma. Yes, the mask is my favourite of the three, just because it’s so refreshing to use. Really leaves my skin hydrated x

  6. November 28, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Fab post Samantha, I am always in admiration of your gorgeous photography! I’ve never tried SkinSense but it sounds like a really good quality brand and wow the packaging is stunning. I’d love to try the face mask, it looks so soothing, cooling and refreshing (perfect for this time of year!). Thanks for sharing, great review! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • Samantha
      November 28, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much Bexa, you’re too kind! I’m glad you like the look of the products. If you know of Ultrasun you’ll know about Abi and skinSense. A brand that really delivers on results. x

  7. November 29, 2018 / 11:58 am

    These sound like lovely products and would be great in winter! 🙂 Beautiful packaging too.

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! It’s been hot and dusty here, so very summery! Thankfully the crazy winds have died down 🙂

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    • Samantha
      November 30, 2018 / 11:35 pm

      I’m having a great week
      so far, thank you! I think we all
      agree on the gorgeous packaging! x

  8. Lisa's Notebook
    November 30, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I’ve not heard of this brand before but the technology sounds really fascinating. And that’s interesting that Abi developed this range after creating suncare products first. I particulary like the look of the gel mask, that looks lovely and lightweight, I think your tip about using it in the morning is spot on. Fab review, thank you, and your photographs are absolutely STUNNING! x

    LIsa |

    • Samantha
      November 30, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks Lisa, and thank you for your kind words on my imagery. Yes, the mask has to be my favourite too. It’s so refreshing! Certainly wakes up my skin in the mornings! x

  9. Chloe Elizabeth
    November 30, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    i’ve never tried skinSense, but these sound amazing! xx

    • Samantha
      November 30, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      They really are! I only got into through my love of Ultrasun. The same “stay all day” Lamellar technology is a must for skincare! x

    • Samantha
      December 3, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you. Yes, it’s a wonderful product and really delivers on results. Looks pretty good too doesn’t it! x

  10. December 4, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I’ve seen this brand on QVC but never tried anything. I can’t use products with shea butter in them (unless they’re wash off & then I can chance it) because my skin reacts very badly! xx

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    • Samantha
      December 4, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      Oh dear, that’s a shame! I know sometimes certain natural ingredients can be an irritant for some people. At least you know what it is you”re sensitive to so you can avoid it. x

    • Samantha
      December 4, 2018 / 4:35 pm

      You’re welcome Ashley. I do too!

  11. December 18, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    This brand is new to me but I’m interested. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Samantha
      December 18, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you. Yes, it’s a wonderful brand and really delivers results. Keep an eye on QVC for skinSense bargains! x

  12. EL
    July 10, 2020 / 2:09 pm

    I have been using Skinsence for a while now and really like it. On another site some people think it has a not too pleasant smell, I thought this of the body cream, but as soon as it goes on the smell goes away. (I hope) would you have any thoughts on this. Thanks.

    • Samantha
      July 10, 2020 / 4:03 pm

      Hello, thanks for your comment and question. I’m surprised others are saying the smell is unpleasant. I always find the scent for all skinSense products very similar and I like it! In fact, skinSense is the only range I use where my husband comments on how lovely it smells and for a man to notice, (and comment) that’s got to be a good thing! Sorry I couldn’t be more help but as I say, I’ve always found the scent very pleasant.


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