When you want to keep your skin nourished and hydrated, you reach for a moisturiser, right? Well, yes and no. While moisturisers are an essential part of your skin care routine and work wonders for replenishing your skin’s hydration levels, they’re just one piece of the great-skin puzzle. A whole team of hardworking formulas is what you’ll need if you want to get the job done right.
Before we dive into what else you should have in your routine to rehydrate skin, we just want to take a moment to explain why skin hydration is so important in the first place. Because it’s essential for keeping more than just dry skin at bay. Our skin needs to be hydrated to work at its best. And when it’s on its A-game, skin is able to maintain its elasticity and fight the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturised skin also looks plump and firm, as well as smooth and flake-free.
Suddenly feeling more inspired to moisturise to the max? We thought you might. That’s why we want to introduce you to Intraceuticals and their unique three-step layering routine – Rejuvenate 3 Step Layering Set – that’s designed to deliver maximum hydration to your skin so you can reap ALL the benefits.
The hero ingredient in this three-step line-up is none other than hyaluronic acid. No surprise there, you’ve heard us sing its praises time and time again for being a superb hydrator that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water…per molecule! Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body but as you age, your skin’s ability to create its own hyaluronic acid slows, which is why you need to give it a helping hand.
Now, this three-step process is more than just popping a serum over a treatment over a moisturiser – these three products have been specifically and carefully formulated to work together to really drive those hydrating ingredients deep down into your skin. Each of the formulas has different molecular weights to ensure maximum hydration to plump and firm the skin.
In Step 1 (the Rejuvenate Daily Serum), you’re starting with a formula that contains low-weight hyaluronics – i.e. the smallest molecules, whose focus is reviving skin with the good stuff (a large dose of hyaluronic acid plus antioxidants). This serum will dramatically transforms the way your skin looks and feels. Expect improved skin texture, vitality and a lovely radiant glow.
Step 2: Time to replenish lost moisture. Layered over the serum, this Hydration Gel(packed with medium-weight hyaluronics) will simultaneously continue to top up hydration levels while getting to work on addressing visible signs of premature ageing. After this step you’ll be well on your way to tighter, firmer and more translucent skin.
For the final step, the top priority of the Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream is to protect your skin from future moisture loss and free radical damage. This cream has a lightweight texture, but is anything but a lightweight at delivering hydration and anti-ageing benefits (see you later loss of elasticity and firmness). Step 3 works to seal in and protect the results of the first two layers and wraps up your routine with skin that feels nourished and looks youthful.
Good to know: If you’re keen to give this hydrating trio a go, it comes in a handy travel-sized kit so you can test it out without having to purchase full-sized bottles to begin with.
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