“ Brand: MD Formulations / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Texture: Cream / Contents: 50ml / What it does: Smoothes, Cleanses, Restores, Moisturizes, Purifies, Protects / Product line: MD Formulations Moisture Defense / Parabene free: yes „
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MD Formulations is a high standard skin care range that has been around for over 20 years, that converges science with beauty. MD Formulations stands for Medical Doctors Formulations, it is a Medical Aesthetic Skincare Range created originally by doctors to address various skin conditions in the medical industry. It was first introduced into the beauty industry after a doctor used it to treat psoriasis. MD Formulations products are clinically proven to deliver dramatic results while maintaining the highest standards of safety and they have many clinical and medical trials to prove this. MD Formulations have been proved to minimise the signs of aging, assist in the relief of problem-prone and oil-prone skin, balance and brighten irregular skin tones, manage sensitive skin and soften dry, rough skin. MD Formulations is a result driven skin care range with dramatic results. Although it doesn't seem the most glamorous of skin care ranges, the proven results are all you need to know that it is amazing.
MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Creme
MD Formulations has a 4 step beauty regime, consisting of cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect. This product comes under the hydrate step, with Moisture Defense being the name of the selection of products in this section. Any product starting with Moisture Defense is a hydrating product. MD Formulations hydrators restore vital moisture and increase suppleness and smoothness in the skin, they reduce and prevent moisture loss, repair the skin's protective barrier and increase the skins flexibility. The hydrators are also water based, not oil based like a lot of moisturising products from other brands which can clog and sit on the skin.
The Moisture Defense range is unique, technologically advanced in the way the products are delivered into the skin, provides everything it needs to be healthy and provides complete skin health, just like new skin in a pot. The moisture feeds your skin, and they are unique in the way they work. They provide your skin with moisture, antioxidants (anti-ageing), essential fats and calming botanicals. They strengthen the lipid barrier in your skin. The lipid barrier prevents water loss and prevents penetration of irritants in to the skin.
Moisture Defense Antioxidant crème is an MD Formulations best seller. It moisturises, defends against free radicals, soothes and strengthens with botanicals and leaves the skin soft and smooth. It is an anti-ageing moisturiser and its emollient properties hydrate without leaving your skin feeling overloaded. This is a lovely thick, white cream, and looks really rich, when you apply it to your skin, it is really absorbed and you are not left with a greasy residue afterwards. It comfortably hydrates your skin, not too much, not too little. Immediately after application, your skin is smooth and soft, but you can also feel that it is further down too. This is perfect for all skins, as it works by delivering the skin hydration where and when needed, and every skin is different, even yours is day by day. The way the moisture is delivered into your skin is via a micro sphere drip feed, which provides hydration and antioxidants where and when needed. After using this product, your skin will remain fully hydrated for 8 hours before you need to reapply a product from the Moisture Defense range. Many moisturisers, especially expensive ones don't have the technology to deliver the hydration where is actually needed deep down into your skin, they just sit on the top layer of your skin, that is why when you apply then your skin feels so lovely and soft as it is just sitting onto of your damaged layers of skin. For your skin to be truly hydrated the product needs to go right down into your lower layers of skin. People pay ridiculous amounts to put the new product claimed to be anti-ageing onto their skin, but whats the point in paying this to sit on the skin, and why not pay a decent amount of money to put what your skin is actually missing in, water!
It heals your skin and protects against future damage and within a few weeks of use, you will notice a great difference in your skin. It is a brilliant anti-ageing product, it hydrates the skin so much, it plumps out fine lines and gives your skin a softer, smoother texture making it look healthier and more youthful. If you want to treat deeper wrinkles, no moisturiser will do this, whatever they claim and the ones that claim to give you collagen will but it will just sit on the skin, they have no way of delivering it into the skin, and besides you can't put collagen into the skin, it will do nothing, only your body can produce it and there are only certain products that can help your body to do this. Glycolic acid and vitamin A are the main ingredients that can do this and can be found in other MD Formulations products. You would use them to rebuild your skin and remove wrinkles etc, then you would use this to lock them in and protect and defend against the new healthy skin getting damaged. If you don't suffer from wrinkles and have youthful skin, this is the perfect time to start using this, and you will begin to protect your skin against future damage, ensuring it stays youthful for longer.
This makes a perfect make up base, as your skin is comfortable, without being too greasy so your make up doesn't appear cakey or shiney. When I use this, I just wait one or two minutes before I apply my make up, just to give it that bit of time to make sure it is fully absorbed.
I have very odd skin, it is combination, sensitive, yet sometimes very dry and oily at the same time. It has always been dehydrated and I have found fabulous moisturisers but they just weren't 100% perfect as a moisturiser to me, but this is. It is gentle to my skin, fully hydrates it, reduces dehydration by masses, and reduces the oily and shiney look my skin also had, whilst fully hydrating the dry areas, it has done just what it says by delivering the hydration where it is needed.
As this moisturiser is oil free, it is perfectly fine to use with tanning products and can be applied immediately before and to maintain the tan. If you use an oil based moisturiser it will prematurely fade the tan.
The two main moisturising properties in this product are water and hyaluronic acid. The way this product works is that humectants attract water to the skin to replenish its water reservoir. This product contains hyaluronic acid, more than all the other products, it also contains the antioxidants - vitamin E, Green Tea, Super Oxide, Dismutase and also the Botanical Extracts - Camomile, Ceramides and lipids. Antioxidants fight free radicals, are anti ageing and keep your skin younger for longer. Hyaluronic acid provides rapid hydration but is only effective if delivered into the skin the correct way. Many products such as Lloreal use a small amount of hyaluronic acid in their products but it will only sit on the skin, they don't have anything to take it into the skin where hydration is actually needed. Hyaluronic acid is 1000 x its own weight in water, which gives you an idea of how moisturising it is and it is already present in your own body. After use, your skin will have 300% more water after 15 minutes, which shows what a hydrating product this is. This has been proved with the many clinical trials that MD Formulations have done.
From the first day of using this product, it should be used morning and night. To use, cleanse your face fully, if using a corrector, apply that and then apply this product to the face and neck. It takes 1 minute to apply, it is a really quick and simple step which is so important in your skin care routine. To cover your whole face, you only need to use a pea sized amount, this is more than enough to cover that whole area. The pot comes with a little spatula inside, which shows you the amount to use. Scoop a pea sized amount into your palms, warm and then apply all over. A lot of people make the mistake of using too much of this as they think they need to, they really don't.
It is suitable for all skin types, as I described what it does above. Whether you choose this or the lotion is completely personal choice to whether you prefer a cream or lotion, they both contain the same ingredients and do the same thing, just come in a different texture. This is great for dry, mature and dehydrated skins due to the high moisture content but is also great for combination and sensitive skins.
A 50ml pot of this will last you 2-3 months with correct usage. It comes in a tub form, which means you can get right to the bottom of it to get every little bit out. The pot stays lovely and clean and is easy to get in and out of.
Price and Availability
This doesn't come cheap, it costs £48.00 for 50ml, but is worth every penny. It can be purchased from any salon stocking MD Formulations or various websites such as www.lookfantastic.com and www.simplynailsandbeauty.com.
It is a fabulous anti-ageing moisturiser, and defends against antioxidants which are the most ageing thing after UV exposure. It is perfect for all skin types and your skin will feel fabulous after use and will actually be hydrated deep down rather than just sitting on the skin like many a moisturiser. A pot of this will last about 2-3 months, and when you think of the amount people spend on anti-ageing creams and non-surgical and surgical treatments to gain more youthful skin, then this is very little to pay when it is so good.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone and Polysilicone-11, Urea, Sorbiton Stearate, Lactic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Superoxide Dismutase, Ceramide III, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol, Millet (Panicum Miliaceum) Extract, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Allantoin Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthun Gum, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea / Non-GlycolicOil-freepH balanced (pH 4 / 4) / Get deep hydration and prevent future skin damage! This intensive hydrator restores vital moisture and rebuilds the skin's protective barrier / all while providing smooth, supple skin / The creme replenishes and rehydrates to strengthen the skin's defenses against environmental stress, to slow down and prevent aging / The formula contains four powerful antioxidants to defend against environmental stress and natural plant extracts for soothing care / Our combination of antioxidants prevent skin damage, and enable cells to stay young and vital / Instantly restores skin's natural moisture / Provides barrier protection and increases moisture retention / Defends against environmental stress / Ideal for dry, combination and sensitive skin / How to use:After cleansing, apply morning and night followed by the appropriate MD Formulations Protect skin care products to achieve optimum results /