HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator
Dr. Irwin's Review - There's a lot of buzz about hyaluronic acid (HA) as a moistuizer for skin. What's nice is that it binds water in the skin without adding oil, so it's great at adding extra hydration for very dry skin......put it under your regular moisturizer. And....it's great for those with oily skin and acne because it hydrates without oil. Also, helpful when the the weather is hot and humid. Very light.
The SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is similar in that it's also almost pure hyaluronic acid, but with vitamin B5 (niacin) added. The B5 helps to prevent age spots (solar lentigoes) and the "yellowing" that occur naturally in skin with aging. This HA5 SkinMedica product with both short and long chain hyaluronic acid molecules is better for fine lines and hydration.
The price point looks high, but is actually pretty good. It has double the amount (2.0 oz) of many skin care products. The SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is only 1.0 oz, for example.
The packaging is air travel friendly.
Who It's For - Great for the very dry as a second moisturizing layer, great for oily skin and acne
How to Use It - Usually after cleansing and under other products, but ok to use with other serums/gels
Size - 2 oz
Ingredients - Water, Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Flower Cell Extract, Vibrio Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Whey Protein, Plankton Extract, Trehalose, Urea, Serine, Algin, Caprylyl Glycol, Pullulan, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium Citrate, Sea Water, Sucrose Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate 60, Propanediol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Silica, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA.
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