Patients are often surprised to learn that there’s a big difference between moisturizing and hydration. Moisturizing, or moisturization, is the process or act, in which the skin gets hydrated, for example applying your daily serums, and sunscreens.
While hydration directly reflects the water levels in the skin, and helps increase the benefits of the addition
Hyaluronic acid is a natural, “water-loving” substance found in the skin—acting as your body’s natural hydrator. HA holds in moisture, keeping skin healthy, resilient, and supple. With age, the amount of HA in the skin decreases, diminishing your skin’s ability to remain hydrated. Between the ages of 40-50, your skin has already lost more than 50% of the HA it had at age 20!!
Not sure what to do or where to start? Check out a few of our favorites below, or ask any one of our specialists for a complimentary VISIA skin analysis!
HA5 from Skin Medica ($178, 2oz) supports the skin’s ability to replenish its own Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for overall skin health. HA5 has a proprietary mix of five HA forms that smooth the skin, thereby decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The five HA’s work synergistically to provide immediate smoothing and continuous hydration throughout the day.
Most topical HA products only hydrate the surface of the skin temporarily. HA5 is powered by VITISENSCE™ Technology, a SkinMedica® exclusive technology that harnesses potent antioxidants.
Studies show that AFTER 8 WEEKS OF TWICE DAILY USE, 91% OF PATIENTS AGREED HA5 MADE THEIR SKIN FEEL MORE REFRESHED AND HYDRATED!
HA5 is ideal for all skin types and the perfect complement to an existing regimen designed to prevent and combat many signs of aging.
HYDRA-COOL® SERUM from IS Clinical ($90, 1oz) is formulated to rejuvenate, hydrate, and soothe the skin. This refreshing, powerful, penetrating serum combines superior antioxidants with essential botanicals and bio-nutrients. HYDRA-COOL SERUM is designed for all skin types and for all ages, and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Key Ingredients like Vitamin B5, Mushroom Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Centella Asiatica, help to provide the benefits listed below!
- Provides intensive, penetrating hydration,
- Cools, calms, and soothes dry, irritated skin
- Provides antioxidant protection
- Great for blemish-prone or sunburned skin
- Excellent for use after shaving, for men
- Excellent for travel (helps replenish the dehydrating effects of air travel)
- Can combine with any “”active”” treatment product to accommodate acclimation
- Helps revitalize the appearance of aging and compromised skin
HydraPlus Active Fluid from BABOR ($46, 7 ampoules, 1 week regimen) is an active concentrate in an ampoule form to provide a moisture boost for dry or dehydrated skin. It supplies the skin with intensive moisture and instantly lends the complexion a smoother and fresher appearance. A complex of hyaluronic acid and a polymer moisturizer hydrates and protects the skin against natural moisture loss.
Each HydraPlus Active Babor ampoule has same effect on your skin as drinking 8 glasses of water a day! They come in perfect little glass bottles that help retain the integrity of the active ingredients, and are preset in a designated pack of 7 for the week!
The trick with this product is that you do not have to change up your current regimen, you just add this to it for 7 days!!
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