Many women believe that, if they’re to bump up their skin’s hydration levels, they need to switch to a heavier textured cream as opposed to a lotion. Thing is, if you know which ingredients to look out for, it’s easy to get more moisture while using lightweight serums and gels.
Skinceutical’s new Hydrating B5 fluid (R1 166) is one of many serums that contain water-binding, hyaluronic acid. There’s also a bit of vitamin B5 in the mix (calcium pantothenate) which is also a good hydrator with anti-inflammatory wound healing properties.
While I’m not a huuuge fan of dropper-style packaging, I really like this serum. It feels just like watery glycerine and you can apply it before your daily moisturiser or night cream to get a lovely, skin-plumping dose of hydration without feeling like you have another ‘layer’ on your face. This makes it ideal for anyone with a dehydrated yet oily or combination skin type (i.e. me).
I also really like that its silicone-free texture doesn’t ‘interact’ with other products. (Sometimes certain serums get all ‘bally’ on you when you mix them with other moisturisers.)
Don’t have deep pockets and want a slightly more wallet-friendly alternative? Consider something like Environ’s Ionzyme Focus hydrating serum; a similar formulation for less.
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