Monday, February 27, 2017

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Review

Facial Treatments

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Best Feature:
Provides enough hydration to replace moisturizer if you want
Worst Feature:
Relatively expensive
Best Uses:
Soothes, hydrates skin and promotes healing
Pricing:
$54
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Where to Buy

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$38.40
$54.00
$59.00

Overview

Dermalogica's Skin Hydrating Booster is an intensive moisturizing facial treatment developed with hyaluronic acid to help restore a youthful and radiant complexion. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that we produce less of as we age. It is a powerful emollient that works by nourishing collagen and absorbing moisture from the air to maintain skin's elasticity, tone and firmness. As our hyaluronic acid production decreases, skin becomes more dehydrated and starts to show signs of aging. Dermalogica's Skin Hydrating Booster replenishes hyaluronic acid in your tissues and helps your skin retain more moisture, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result is a more healthy, smooth and supple complexion.

You can purchase Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster on buy.dermalogica.com or skincarerx.com for $54.

Product Report Card Grade

We give Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Booster an A- because it is a super hydrating serum (appropriate for all skin types) that can be used alone or under your moisturizer for more intense hydration. It is fragrance-free, dye-free and oil-free, so it won’t irritate sensitive skin or clog pores. In addition to the humectant sodium hyaluronate (the salt form of hyaluronic acid), the serum contains panthenol (provitamin of B5), which helps soothe skin and promote healing. We had to deduct a few points because it is very expensive, but, if you can afford it, it is a great addition to your skincare routine.


 
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Date Reviewed
February 2012
February 2012
February 2012
Pros
Hydrates skin; vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin; lightweight, non-greasy serum good for oily skin; doesn't contain artificial fragrances or dyes; can be used as a spot treatment for dry skin around eyes and lips; not tested on animals
Boosts skin's natural hydrating ability; super absorbent, fragrance-free, lightweight, non-greasy formula that is good for all skin including very sensitive, acne-prone and oily skin; addition of vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin
Effective at smoothing and hydrating skin; serum is non-greasy, lightweight and super absorbent; fragrance-free; not tested on animals
Cons
Expensive; contains some ingredients that may be irritating to sensitive skin
Expensive; best results when combined with CE Ferulic antioxidant (est. $144); isn't a replacement for a moisturizer; tested on animals
Expensive; cannot be used as a replacement for moisturizer
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily and Combination
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Skin Concern
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Aging and Dry/Dehydrated Skin
Price (est.)
$54
$74
$65
Treatment Size
30ml
30ml
30ml
Active Ingredients / Technology
The serum is a concentrated blend of sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid), panthenol (Vitamin B5), glycolipids and algae extract. Sodium hyaluronate attracts and binds moisture to skin, panthenol aids in skin/tissue repair and hydration, glycolipids moisturize skin, and algae extract softens skin and restores its moisture balance.
The serum contains sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid) and vitamin B5. Sodium hyaluronate attracts and binds moisture to the skin, while Vitamin B5 promotes cellular renewal and heals damaged skin.
The serum helps keep skin hydrated with a concentrated formula containing sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid), sodium PCA, honey, Yerba Santa and a mineral complex. It also features Silk Proteins to soften skin and sea algae to soothe skin and promote moisture.
Fragrance
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
Ingredients
(Dermalogica doesn't guarantee that list is accurate, so you should also double check the package): Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sea Water, Glycolipids, Linalool, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.
Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (salt form of Hyaluronic Acid), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) and Phenoxyethanol.
Water, Saccharide Isomerate, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces, Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces Manganese Ferment, Saccharomyces Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Lactobacillus/Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Ferment Extract, Honey Extract, Algae Extract, Opuntia Tuna Flower/Stem Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Pca, Urea, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
Product Design
The serum comes in an opaque bottle with a small opening to limit its exposure to light and air.
It comes in a clear bottle with a dropper applicator.
The serum comes in a clear pump bottle that limits its exposure to air.

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Super absorbent, fragrance-free, color-free, lightweight, non-greasy formula that is good for all skin including very sensitive, acne-prone and oily skin
  • It has enough hydration to be used alone or you can mix it with a moisturizer for more intense hydration.
  • Addition of vitamin B5 helps soothe, heal and regenerate the skin
  • Good for spot treatment around eyes and lips

Cons

  • Expensive

Key Features

Size
30ml
Skin Type
Ideal for all skin types
Skin Concern
Anti-Aging and dry/dehydrated skin
How it works
The serum is a concentrated blend of hyaluronic acid, panthenol, glycolipids and algae extract. Hyaluronic acid improves skin's elasticity and hydration by absorbing up to 1000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the air. Panthenol (Vitamin B5) aids in skin/tissue repair and hydration. Algae Extract softens skin and works to restore skin's moisture balance.
Directions
Gently massage a small amount over a cleansed face and throat with your fingertips. For more intense hydration, you can mix with a moisturizer or just use it alone. If you have sensitive skin, mix with prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer then apply to face and throat.
All Ingredients
(Dermalogica doesn't guarantee that list is accurate, so you should also double check package) Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Algin, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sea Water, Glycolipids, Linalool, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

Reputation

There aren't many customer reviews online, but the reviews I saw were uniformly positive (ex. Dermstore.com rates it 5/5 out of 17 reviews). In general, serums containing hyaluronic acid are a great daily addition to your moisturizing routine, especially if you have aging skin or live in a particularly dry climate. I personally use a hyaluronic acid serum, and, although it was tough to get past the price initially, it has become an essential part of my routine in the morning and at night.


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