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Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

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Brand: Dermalogica / Type: Skin Care / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Hydrates, brightens / Product line: Dermalogica Skin

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      12.02.2013 19:30
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      A skin hydrating serum which leaves the skin moisturised, soft and smooth

      I am fast approaching the big 30 and I have noticed some more fine lines appearing and the ones that I already have are becoming more prominent. I know preventing wrinkles is easier than fixing wrinkles so I decided my skin needed more moisture. After washing my face can feel dry, even though I have oily skin and this is when wrinkles occur and so I bought the Skin Hydrating Booster by Dermalogica.

      What does the product do?
      The product is described as being a super hydrating fluid which will help to moisturise dry skins. It contains plenty of natural ingredients, including Pathenol and Algae extract, to help to restore the moisture in your skin and to minimise the appearance of fine lines. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which can hold 1000 times its own weight in water which improves the skins elasticity and plumpness. It also helps to maintain the skins suppleness and it contains antioxidants to protect the skin from skin aging toxins keeping it looking younger for longer. It contains no artificial colouring or fragrances.

      How do you use the product?
      After cleansing the skin, you need to dispense a small amount of the product onto your fingertips and massage it over the face and throat, and then allow the product to sink into the skin. The solution can also be mixed into your usual moisturiser if you feel that it will be too strong on its own. You can then continue with your usual make up routine. The product can be used daily.

      Packaging and Price
      The product comes contained within a small white plastic bottle which is typical of this brand. There is no decoration on the bottle other than some grey writing about the product. The bottle has a grey screw top lid and a white nozzle underneath to dispense the liquid. The product is very expensive and will cost you around £40 for a tiny 30ml. You use a very small amount with each application however so it should last you quite a long time.

      Application and Performance
      The product is clear and has the consistency of a serum. It doesn't really have a smell other than a slight chemical tinge but this is because they don't add any fragranced ingredients which are not needed. The product is super easy to use and even thought the product is runny, it is quite easy to control the way it comes out of the bottle. As this price you don't want to waste any of it! It feels very silky on the skin and it feels instantly moisturising. It sinks into the skin and doesn't leave an oily sheen on the surface which is a big relief for me.

      It doesn't cause me any irritations or discomfort. I use the product as a targeted solution because it's so expensive, applying it only to the areas where I already have fine lines and to those areas where I think I may soon develop them. It removes signs of dullness and dryness from my skin and it stops my skin from feeling tight after washing. It does my skin look healthier and feel soft although I can't say that it's made my skin look plumper or that it has reduced my fine lines. My skin feels smooth and it hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes.

      Conclusion
      All in all, this is a lovely and hydrating product which gives instant relief to dry and thirsty skin. It hydrates the skin deeply using natural ingredients and keeps the skin hydrated all day. It doesn't leave a film on the skin or cause any blemishes on my skin. I can't say it has plumped up my skin but it has left it looking healthier and in a better condition. I really like this but can't say I'd repurchase it because of the price... I may smile nicely at the boyfriend however and see where that gets me!!

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        12.01.2012 10:46

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        don't bother

        I have been using this booster for around a month and theres still loads left so a little goes a long way. However I really don't feel its made any difference to my skin or improved my normal skin routine at all. It does leave the skin feeling hydrated - gets rid of that tight dry feeling you can get after cleansing but I don't think its any more effective than using a decent moisturiser. Put it this way, if I cleanse, tone, moisturise as usual my skin feels just the same as it does once I added this product to the routine. It does feel lovely to put on, not greasy or oily at all, and probably does give an extra hydration boost, but perhaps is best left for 'emergency dry skin days' rather than used regulary. I'm not convinced on the need for these type of products -boosters, serums, drops, etc. I think a good routine of good old fashioned cleanse, tone, moisturise is enough to keep skin in great condition and I don't think we should fall for it anymore!

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        19.12.2011 10:18
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        Hydration during the winter is important, why not try this?

        Regardless of which type of skin you may have, we all need hydration to keep it looking and feeling healthy. Whether you have oily, combination or dry skin, the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster will leave you with a healthy glow. I have oily skin and for many people in my situation they think that oily skin doesn't need to be(or cannot be) hydrated.

        The Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster is a hydrating serum that feels lightweight. Priced at around £30 for the 30ml bottle it doesn't come cheap, but then Dermalogica products have always been quite pricey. I think that for the price you pay you are getting a good amount of use from this product, it has lasted me a good 6 months as you need very little product.

        Packaged in the typical Dermalogica way, it comes in a white bottle with Dermalogica branding in black. The lid is jet black also, giving it a classical finish and overall a clean look. The serum itself is certainly upto the job at hydrating my skin. Aswell as stating that 'this product hydrates my skin', the ingredients list also backs up the results I have seen. One of the key ingredients has to be Hyaluronic Acid, which can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. This allows your skin to hold more hydration and improve elasticity and suppleness. Lavandula Angustifolia Oil helps with skin irritations, so those with sensitive skin wouldn't find this product as harsh as some similar products.

        Application of the serum is very simple. I dispense a small amount of the serum onto my fingertips and gently massage it onto my face and neck. I cleanse before applying this product, you can also moisturise afterwards if you so desire. The results were not noticeable for a couple of days, but after persistent use within my skincare regime I found my skin to both look and feel a lot healthier. My skin didn't feel as dry and worn as previously and overall I didn't appear as tired in the face. The ingredients are as follows;

        Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Panthenol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Glycolipids, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

        Overall I am happy to give the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster 4 out of 5 Dooyoo stars. The reason being that whilst this product does work I think that the cost is a little high.

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          27.02.2011 15:07

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          expensive but effective

          When I had my dermalogica face mapping a number of years ago - I was recommended 3 different boosters, and was actually given 2 for free (the bottles are so small that I thought they were samples, but later found out that they retail at around £30 - £35). I was advised to use this one in the mornings. I used it religiously at first, and wouldn't have raved about it, so gradually forgot to use it (and it sat on a shelf). Then some time later I was going on a skiing holiday, and decided that it might be useful on the plane. I packed it in my hand luggage (nad it's so small that you can take it on board). I have to say it was great for rehydrating my skin whilst on the plane, but better still it was absolutely brilliant for treating the dry skin that I got from the cold weather/wind whilst skiing. It was definitely very efffective in conditions that dried my skin out. Having said that I wouldn't use it everyday - simply becasue it's so expensive and I don't find it worthwhile for daily use under normal conditions.

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          30.10.2008 12:34
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          does what it claims to do, great product

          What Dermalogica says:
          'Super-saturated hydration for the driest skin conditions, this intensive hydrating fluid revitalizes parched skin. Hydrates, smoothes and minimizes fine lines with a concentrated blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract to restore moisture balance. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised'

          How it works:
          - Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1000 times its weight in water for hydration and improved elasticity.
          - Panthenol aids in tissue repair while hydrating the skin.
          - Algae Extract helps restore moisture balance.

          How much?
          This product costs around 30.00 GBP for 30ml

          This product is great for those with dry skin giving it the boost of moisture that it needs, i have found when apply before my everyday moisturiser that it really helps to help my mosituriser stick and keeping it feeling nourished and supple thoughout the day.
          The downside of this product is that it is very oily, i would avoid this if your skin has even the slightest oily tendancies as it will leave you skin feeling greasy and will not set yor makeup!

          The bottle is a convenient squeeze bottle which lets just the correct ammount of product out, you only need a few drops and means you can really get out every last drop, this means it will almost last you a year.

          Overall this product is perfect for those with dry skin who need a moisture boost... it does exactly what it claims to do!

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          26.10.2008 21:02
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          If your skin needs an extra hydration boost then this light serum may do the trick.

          Hydration is needed by all skins, regardless of whether you have oily or dry skin. The common misconception is that if you have oily skin then your skin cannot be dehydrated, however, that is false and if anything because of some of the ingredients that those with oily skin types use on their face to combat oil can actually have a negative effect on it's overall hydration. I would recommend drinking 2ltrs of water every day, hydrating your skin after exercise and hot baths/showers and using an hydrating serum/oil of sorts.

          This version of a hydrating serum from Dermalogica is great because it's so light, so even those who hate heavy skincare products on their face will enjoy using this.

          *How do you know if your skin is dehydrated ? *

          On the face, dehydration can appear in a few forms. If you pinch your skin and the rebound of that skin is not instant, then that is a sign of dehydration ( this can work on any skin anywhere on the body and the slower the rebound the more dehydrated your skin is. ) Also, if your 'pores' seem to look wide and form in lines across the face and for those aging skins, temporary lines appear and disappear on a daily basis, they are also signs of dehydration on the skin. Thus, even though your skin could be prone to 'temporary' lines ( these differ to permanent aging lines that appear for different reasons ) through dehydration, these types of temporary lines can become permanent lines over time so that's something that you may want to nip in the bud.

          *Why it works *

          The key ingredient in the Dermalogica skin hydrating serum is a form of Hyaluronic Acid. This is able to hold up to one thousand times its weight in water for hydration and improved elasticity.
          However, it also contains Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract which has a mildly astringent effect and Lavandula Angustifolia Oil which helps with skin irritations, thus making it suitable for even those with oilier skin types.

          Therefore a mix of hydrating ingredients and skin calming ingredients makes this a great serum for all skin types. I would recommend that you don't use this alone however, even for those with oilier skin types as it's there to hydrate and not moisturise. They are two different actions and the skin benefits from both forms of actions and skin care !! Therefore, I would recommend that oilier skin types need to choose a moituriser suitable for their skin type if they are tempted to go without.


          *How to use*

          Squeeze a small dose onto fingertips. Massage gently over cleansed face and throat. Can also be mixed with your Dermalogica moisturiser and then applied to face. If you like to use oils in your skincare routine, this serum will be added prior to any oils and moisturisers. However, if you use an SPF cream with the likes of Avobenzone and/or Oxybenzone in it, then you will need to add THAT SPF cream FIRST as that contains a chemical sunblock that needs to react with your skin cells. Once dried ( at least 10 minutes if possible ) then add your serum etc afterwards.


          *Ingredients*

          Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Panthenol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Glycolipids, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben.

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