“ Brand: MD Formulations / Type: Face Mask / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Contents: 75ml / What it does: Moisturizes, Purifies / 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.
Moisture Defense Antioxidant Treatment Masque
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. Where as the other MD Formulations masques work as 'treatments', Moisture Defense Antioxidant Masque comes under the hydrators/moisturisers section.
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.
Moisture Defense Antioxidant Treatment Masque is suitable for all skin types, especially dry, tired, sun-zapped and hangover skin. It gives you a real boost. It is even suitable for oily skins, as oily skins often need moisture they just have too much sebum, which moisture can help regulate, it is just a common mistake that people with oily skin won't use a moisturiser as they think it will make their skin worse but infact will help it. This is the only MD Formulations masque which is suitable for people with psoriasis on their face and pregnant and breast feeding ladies as the other ones contain Vitamin A, which shouldn't be used on psoriasis as it can stimulate it and make it worse and it is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding ladies to use as there is a myth it can cause problems with the spine in children.
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.
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.
Moisture Defense Antioxidant Treatment Masque strengthens the lipid barrier in your skin. The lipid barrier prevents water loss and prevents penetration of irritants in to the skin. Moisture Defense Antioxidant Treatment Masque moisturises, defends, soothes and strengthens the skin. The emollient cream hydrates, it defends your skin against free radicals and the environment, botanical extracts soothe the skin leaving it feel soft and smooth. Your skin feels instantly softened and hydrated after use. If you do suffer from extremely dry skin, it can be used as an intensive moisturiser and is gentle enough for every day use. The masque has absolutely amazing hydrating properties, after wearing the masque for just 15 minutes, your skin is hydrated by an astounding 700% and this is clinically proven. The masque is a beautifully thick white creamy texture and is applied easily onto your skin and washes off nicely without leaving a sticky residue. When it is on your skin, it feels really cooling, not in a menthol way, but a soothing way, you can feel the soothing properties working immediately in your skin. You can judge how parched your skin is, by how much is absorbed into your skin after application. After 15 minutes, sometimes I have quite a lot left on my skin, but other times I barely have any left as my skin has just really sucked it in. Your skin feels amazing after use, it feels like everything that was missing has been replaced, it really is a miracle buy.
This is simple to use, first of all, thoroughly cleanse your face, then apply a thin smooth layer over your face and neck avoiding the eye area. Then leave on your skin for 15 minutes, rinse off with warm water then follow with your moisturiser. If you leave it on for longer, it won't do any harm. If my skin feels really awful, I will sleep in this over night and it works even better then as your skin heals itself and works best over night. It is recommended to use this masque 1-2 times a week or as needed, the more you use it, the better your skin gets, I would really recommend using it as much as you can for maximum benefits.
Price and Availability
MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Treatment Masque costs £24 for a 75ml tube, which with correct use will last you approximately 6 months. You can purchase this from various websites such as www.lookfantastic.com and www.simplynailsandbeauty.com
I think the fact that this masque rehydrates the skin by 700% in 15 minutes, and has been clinically proven say all that you need to know about this product. It truly is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone.
Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Cersin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sorbitan Stearate, Glycolic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sericin, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Cholesterol, Ceramide III, Millet (Panicum Miliaceum) Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate / Oil-freepH balanced (pH 4 / 4) //