Ultra Hydration Serum
Does your skin sometimes feel like it has run a marathon without drinking a single sip of water? We should not only drink enough but also provide our skin with moisturizing care.
Dry skin is not only caused by external influences such as cold, dry air, heat and sun, but lifestyle and incorrect skincare habits can further increase this tendency. Lack of liquid, unbalanced nutrition, hormone fluctuations and last but not least, the psyche have a fundamental effect on the skin condition. Besides, with age, the skin can produce less moisture and store lipids, making it more vulnerable. If the skin is finally no longer able to compensate for the loss of moisture and lipids, it begins to “crumble” and dries out.
All skin types need moisture
A well-moisturized skin is the basis for a youthful and fresh look, because the drier the skin, the more susceptible it is to wrinkles. Even with impure skin, you should pay attention to a resistant skin barrier that is provided with sufficient moisture, because dry skin can be penetrated more easily by pathogenic bacteria. For a balanced sebum production, which contributes to a stable skin barrier, water is needed in addition to lipids. On the other hand, for sensitive skin, sufficient moisture prevents itching, which is often caused by dryness. In other words: Sufficient moisture is of fundamental importance for every skin type.
Dry Aged? No, thanks.
As our largest organ, the skin is in constant interaction with the outside world. To be well prepared to face the environmental influences, it is therefore not only essential to adapt one’s lifestyle, but also a balanced diet and the use of the right care products that support and strengthen the skin barrier.
Deep Sea Diver
What the deep-sea diver is to marine researchers, the serum is to skincare. Due to their particularly light texture, serums can penetrate deeper skin layers and develop their effect. Since the individual molecules are smaller, they can penetrate deeper skin layers and solve many ( skin ) problems that lie beneath the surface. Due to its high water content, the serum is quickly absorbed into the skin and does not leave a film. Its biggest secret, however, lies in the high concentration of the functional ingredients. Just a few drops are enough to give the skin intensive care and health.
What’s in it?
Hyaluronic acid is a physiological component of the skin – especially of the connective tissue – and plays an essential role in cell proliferation (cell growth and renewal). It has the task of penetrating deep into the skin and filling and supporting it and serves as a moisture reserve. The decisive factor of hyaluronic acid is its ability to bind and store vast water quantities relative to its mass (up to six liters of water per gram). Due to its function as a “biological sponge”, hyaluronic acid intensively supplies the skin with moisture, absorbs stress and improves the skin’s elasticity: wrinkles can be visibly reduced and moisture can be stored for a long time. As hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, there are practically no allergies or side effects to this functional ingredient.
Our biotechnological hyaluronic acid is obtained by fermenting proteins from yeast. This so-called “vegetarian” hyaluronic acid is finally purified by multiple filtering and is characterized by its high degree of purity compared to animal-derived hyaluronic acid. Besides, the molecular weight of the hyaluronic acid is increased in this process, which further enhances its positive properties. We use both short-chain and long-chain hyaluronic acid in our products. Short-chain hyaluronic acid penetrates deeper into the skin and develops its effect there, by strengthening the skin’s matrix, while long-chain hyaluronic acid develops its effect on the skin’s surface, smoothing and cushioning it.
The fig fruit is one of the oldest cultivated trees and comes from Asia Minor. It thrives on dry soils and can store enormous amounts of moisture in its fruits. The peculiarity of this fruit is that it encloses many flowers in spherical “containers”, which never see the light but still come to full bloom. The pollination takes place inside the fruit by special fig wasps.
The pectins found in the figs form a film in the skin, which reduces the permeability of the horny layer (stratum corneum), thus reducing the TEWL (transepidermal water loss). Free sugars act as NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) and bind water to the keratinocytes, a cell type found in the epidermis. The malic acid contained in the fig extract can induce the formation of keratin, which ensures long-lasting elasticity of the skin. In addition, the functional ingredient of the fig extract restores the natural moisture balance and leads to a long-term moisturization of the skin. The effectiveness has been confirmed in a study: The skin’s moisture is increased by 90%. Even 8 hours after application, the skin’s moisture content is still 40% higher.
Aloe Vera is a real wonder plant. As a succulent, it stores a lot of moisture in its leaves, which allows it to grow even in dry areas. To develop this ability and produce concentrated ingredients, the plant’s slow and full sunny growth is essential. We use this ability of the plant in our moisturizing products.
loe Vera has an anti-itching, cooling and soothing effect. Its high antioxidant content can protect the skin from free radicals. The leaf gel of aloe vera can also inhibit substances that lead to the development of tissue defects and helps to stimulate collagen production by stimulating macrophages and fibroblasts. Aloe Vera has also been shown in various studies to be effective against some viruses, bacteria and fungi. Its effectiveness in seborrheic dermatitis and acne has been confirmed in clinical studies.
How to use
Our 02 MOISTURIZING range is recommended for “normal” and tendentially dry skin. It can also be combined with products from other lines, depending on skin type and needs: In the case of a pronounced T-zone, we recommend using the 03 PURIFYING range for the forehead, nose and chin, while the rest of the face and décolleté can be treated with the 02 MOISTURIZING range.
For home care, we recommend to apply the facial serum on the face in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning the skin and to pat it gently with the fingers until the skin completely absorbs it. Afterward a rich day cream (e.g., Ultra Intense Moisturizing Cream) can be used and once a week, a nourishing mask (Intense Moisturizing Mask) should be applied.
Our skin is programmed to excrete and regenerate at night. Due to its light texture, the Ultra Hydration Serum is wonderfully suited as night care, as it does not close the pores and thus supports the skin in its natural elimination process.
The Ultra Hydration Serum works wonders for dry skin caused by environmental influences. Applying the serum in summer after sunbathing leads to adequate hydration of the skin. Some ingredients such as palmarosa, rose and aloe vera support the regeneration of the skin. A few drops of the serum can be applied and worked into the skin not only after sunbathing, but also to refresh in between.
It is also essential in winter to provide the skin with good moisture, as, on the one hand, the cold outside air and the dry heating air lead to a loss of the skin’s barrier effect. Here the serum can be used in combination with a rich cream with selected oils, such as the Ultra Intense Moisturizing Cream or our Supreme Well Aging Cream.
For additional hydration boost and optimal protection for the skin, mix Ultra Hydration Serum with a few drops of our Age Repair Miracle Drops. The face oil can better trap the serum’s functional ingredients and transport them to deeper skin layers.
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