Coming into Winter, it is not unusual to have dehydrated skin. When the humidity in the air drops, the water in your skin evaporates faster, leaving you with the feeling of dry skin. You’re also more likely to sit inside with a heater on, while drinking less water, further drying you out. This process isn’t fussy, you’ll find your skin, lips, hands, throat and more all have this feeling. It’s a great idea to plan ahead, when you know Winter is nearby. Adding extra hydration into your daily routine is a great idea. But what to add, you might ask? We’ve written a few articles in our blog already, but today is our Things That Hydrate Review. Giving you our fav’s when you really need that something extra added in… we hope your skin thanks you for it!
Meg’s Things That Hydrate Review
“As I mentioned in my previous review, I am living in the tropics, with all the humidity, so writing a review on things that hydrate is a bit tricky for me, because I am always hydrated – the moisture in the air makes sure of that. I’m going to do a whole post on humidity and skin care soon, but for today, I’m going to talk about a light moisturiser that I have used on and off for a few years now, and it’s great for those with enlarged pores and oilier skin but still need moisture to plump up their skin and that is Osmosis MD Quench.
If you don’t know by now, all of us girls in the clinic are big fans of Osmosis and Quench has been a long time favourite. It is full of hydration, but is a light, thin cream, making it great for people that are prone to excess shine, although it is not oil free. It smells fresh, not at all overpowering and feels good under makeup.
Here are some key benefits of Osmosis MD Quench:
- Infused with organic shea butter and hyaluronic acid
- Restores skin barrier
- Refreshing citrus scent
- Lightweight and fast absorbing“
Julie’s Things That Hydrate Review
“Finally an easy peasy review to do. Some are just too hard for one’s brain, but this one, yes!! Aspect Hydrating Mask is hands down, probably, my favourite product at the moment (well maybe, I have so many) but it’s up there.
I don’t really use it like a mask, more like a night cream. In the evening, I will apply it, after cleansing and serums, leave on overnight, and when I wake up, my skin always feels so dewy and soft, it’s sooo good! I have waxed lyrical about it before in other product reviews, I just love it.
If your skin is like mine, and constantly being pulled south due to some weird astrophysical occurrence, I know you will love it too. It won’t lift your skin back into the position of your early twenties, (I know, right?, dam it!) but it will certainly give it full hydration and a lovely texture. I’m not sure whether it’s naughty or not to use the Aspect Hydrating Mask practically every night of the week, I guess one of the girls will tell me when they read this. You know what though?, I think I’m addicted, and may not heed their advice, if they say I shouldn’t.
So if you are looking for that product to give you the hydration of your dreams, that’s if you dream about hydration, this is IT!!
Phillipa’s Things That Hydrate Review
“My coworker Meagan recently had near heart failure when she realised I hadn’t tried Osmosis MD Immerse before. I was immediately given a sample pot to take home and try. My comment, why didn’t I know about it earlier?!?!
Osmosis MD Immerse is a restorative facial oil that you can use on it’s own, or do what I now do, and add a drop to your moisturiser. It leaves you feeling completely immersed in hydration – hence its name. I don’t normally do this, but check out below the product bio from Osmosis! I add it to my fav’ night time moisturiser, Super Moisturising Complex. It is a milky clear oil with a soft citrus smell – a bit like lemonade icy poles. Beware – it can “set” if it’s too cold, and you need to then warm it up in your hands. It doesn’t change its effectiveness, as it’s an oil, much like coconut oil actually. If you’re looking for that product that you want to purchase once a year and make your Winter that much nicer, this is now my fav’.
Osmosis MD Immerse Key Benefits;
- Rich oils replenish and restore.
- Antioxidants to support healing.
- Intense moisture booster.
Pro Tip – Massage into finger nails to condition cuticles.
Dromaius Novaehollandiae (Emu) Oil – Rich in omega fatty acids essential to maintain proper lipid balance and hydration and rich in vitamins, it calms inflammation, heals, and stimulates cell regeneration.
Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil – Nourishing and cell regenerative effect with anti-inflammatory properties to promote healing and reduce redness of the skin. High amount of fatty acids with a large part being linoleic acid which is good for blemish prone skin and helps to moisturise and reduce water loss and has some UV-absorbing activity.
Calendula Ofcinalis Flower Extract – Used throughout history in skin preparations due to its skin conditioning, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and regenerative properties for dry and damaged skin.
When you’re after a boost of hydration, simply add a drop to your evening moisturiser and wake up nourished, it’s a gem! Plus, it lasts ages!!! ps. having read my review, Meagan has since given me sample pots of her fav’ hydrating combo – check out her review, it’s yum for your skin!!!”
Meagan’s Things That Hydrate Review
“When my skin, or a client’s skin looks dehydrated, feels dry, impaired, or just generally uncomfortable, I reach straight for the Osmosis Tropical Mango Mask. I couldn’t rave about this mask anymore, it’s so soothing, calming and luxurious that you’ll want to use it more than the recommended.
It smells of a summer holiday but feels like a mask you’d lather on the skin during the depth of winter. It softens any rough, flaky skin and leaves your skin feeling supple and hydrated (that baby bottom kind of soft) if you’re missing that plump, hydrated glow to your skin, or your skin is feeling hot, sore and inflamed, this is the mask for you.
Apply to clean skin, massage into the skin for 2-3 minutes and leave on for ten minutes. For added impact, pour some hot water (carefully, not too hot!) over a towel and lay this over your face to help the mask infuse. Your skin will absorb most of the mask but use the warm towel to wipe off any excess product.
For an extra added hydration boost, apply Osmosis MD Immerse oil followed by Osmosis MD Enrich night cream to sleep in. Even the most impaired skin will feel amazing after this luxury home treatment.”
Rosie’s Things That Hydrate Review
“Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule and humectant that naturally occurs in our body and is found in high concentrations in our skin and joints.
It binds and attracts water to itself which plumps and hydrates the skin. As we start to age, the rate in which we produce hyaluronic acid slows and the rate at which it is broken down speeds up, this means that we are more susceptible to dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles. Hydration levels are vital for optimal skin functioning, therefore topical application of hyaluronic acid can boost the skins moisture barrier and therefore improve function.
Hyaluronic acid can be found in many skin care products such as serums, sheet masks, moisturisers and makeup and is suitable for all skin types from ageing, dry, dehydrated, acne, oily, sensitive to rosacea.
We have a large range of products with hyaluronic acid. If aren’t using it yet, Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum is an easy option! Another really great option is Medik8 Hydr8 B5, which is a multi-weight hyaluronic acid for intense hydration. If you have older skin try Medik8 Hydr8 B5 intense, as there are extra ingredients for ageing skin.”
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