What does the SkinMedica Hydrating Complex do?
The SkinMedica Hydrating Complex stimulates the production of Hyaluronic Acid by your own skin, protects your skin against loss of Hyaluronic Acid and helps to maintain the firmness and elasticity of your skin. It contains both high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid and with plenty of other ingredients it’s focused on hydrating your skin.
Your skin receives a super boost in hydration and the effects of your current moisturizer are enhanced. As a result, your skin looks younger, firmer and fresher with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Contains low and high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid
Assists your moisturizer to work more effectively
Balances the hydration in your skin
Suitable for all skin types
Not tested on animals
Suitable for vegans
Made in the USA
Who should use the SkinMedica Hydrating Complex?
This complex is suitable for all skin types, in particular for those with very dry, aged or rough textured skin. As your skin ages, it loses its ability to create collagen and so for people whose face appears dry, tired and drawn with a lack of collagen, the addition of this complex to their daily routine will plump-up their skin and give them a brighter, firmer and more invigorated appearance.
How to use the SkinMedica Hydrating Complex
Cleanse your face and neck areas as usual and gently pat dry. Invert the pump dispenser and tap the top of the dispenser lightly against the palm of your hand a few times. Then apply a single pump to your face and neck areas before applying your moisturizer and makeup, if desired. You can use this complex twice a day, morning and night.
SkinMedica Hydrating Complex Key Ingredients
The SkinMedica Hydrating Complex is available in a handy 1fl oz (30ml) pump dispenser. Apparently it’s paraben free, but there is sparse information concerning any other additives, such as alcohol or fragrances. Key ingredients are high and low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, Xylitylglucoside & Anhydroxylitol & Xylitol, Wakame Kelp extract, Betaine, and a Vitamin B5 provitamin B complex.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
A lack of moisture in your skin is one of the most notable factors associated with an aged appearance, so it’s great to know that the key ingredient in this serum is Hyaluronic Acid. It has the unique ability to absorb more than 1000 times its own weight in water and helps to give your skin a super boost in hydration. Naturally occurring in your body, the production of Hyaluronic Acid diminishes with age, leaving your skin looking dry, tired and aged.
The half-life of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin is less than a day, so if it’s not continually replenished your skin dries and becomes rougher in appearance. Skin hydration critically depends on the amount of Hyaluronic Acid in the dermis and the epidermis and as we age, Hyaluronic Acid disappears faster from the epidermis than the dermis.
The disappearance of Hyaluronic Acid from your epidermis leads to a loss of moisture in your skin and the reduction of Hyaluronic Acid in your dermis leads to a loss of collagen. These losses result in an aged appearance to your skin – dryness, sagging and loss of elasticity.
Low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid penetrates the skin more deeply into the dermal layers, reaching the structural layers of the skin and helping to decrease lines and wrinkles. High molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid however, cannot penetrate the skin as deeply, so it only effects the epidermal layer. This is enough however, because a super boost of Hyaluronic Acid to your epidermis means that your skin appears more hydrated and supple.
Unless stated, most Hyaluronic Acid serums only have high molecular eight Hyaluronic Acid, which does not penetrate as deeply into your skin as serums with low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid.
Benefits of Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol and Xylitol
This is a complex of three different naturally occurring sugars found in wheat and wood cellulose. This sugar mix dramatically increases the ability of your skin to retain moisture in the epidermis and also stimulates the production of Hyaluronic Acid in your skin.
Benefits of Wakame Kelp extract
An edible seaweed, Wakame Kelp has been a staple in Japanese diets for centuries. The beautiful clear skin of many Japanese women has been linked to the fabulous health giving properties of this seaweed. Wakame contains Vitamins A, C, E and K, folate and riboflavin, as well as sodium, iron, potassium, calcium, antioxidants and amino acids.
Wakame seaweed also contains a compound called sulfated pilyfucose that helps to prevent the breakdown of Hyaluronic Acid in your skin. This prolongs the effects of Hyaluronic Acid and helps to keep your skin hydrated and supple for longer.
Benefits of Betaine
Naturally occurring in the body, but diminishing with age, Betaine helps to control the balance of water in your skin. With this ingredient in your serum, the moisture content of your skin is increased and the dry, tired and aged appearance of your complexion is revitalized.
Benefits of Vitamin B5 Provitamin B complex
Provitamin B5 is a powerful humectant, meaning that it has a strong ability to attract and absorb water. This means that it reduces the amount of moisture lost by your skin, increasing your skin’s hydration and giving your skin a more moisturized and younger appearance.
What we like about the SkinMedica Hydrating Complex
The SkinMedica Hydrating Complex is a light weight serum that contains both low and high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid. It assists your moisturizer to work more effectively, balances the hydration in your skin, and helps your skin to produce more Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen. Your skin is more hydrated, firmer and plumper. It’s suitable for all skin types.
Customers really love this hydrating complex, as well as the extensive range of other anti-aging products produced by SkinMedica. Most customers find that it really makes a big difference to the moisture content of their skin, leaving their skin feeling soft and supple. We like that it’s highly focused on hydration and contains some unusual ingredients that all work together to re-balance the moisture content of your skin. It’s a bit pricey however, but definitely worth the investment!
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