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Aquafix Hydrating Water Gel

$5.00-$38.00

Details

1.7 oz / 50 mL

A 100% oil-free water gel that soothes stressed, dehydrated skin. The chemists packed this gel full of hydrating humectants and soothing powerhouses, to make aquafix a layering essential for your dehydrated skin. 

WATER-LOVING HUMECTANTS  -

5% Glycerin: the humectant water-grabbing gold standard ingredient. This small molecule can effectively wedge into your skin for that plump, soft skin feel.
2% Sodium PCA: This molecule is naturally found in your skin’s water-holding system (NMFs - Natural Moisturizing Factors).
2% Panthenol: aka. pro-vitamin B5, this dual purpose molecule both hydrates and soothes skin
0.2% Sodium Hyaluronate: This large molecule can grab up to 1000x its weight in water, keeping moisture to the skin and providing long term hydration.

SKIN SOOTHERS -

1% Allantoin: This ingredient can soothe irritation and speed up recovery of compromised skin. A prevalent ingredient that's hard to find at the right concentration.
0.5% Madecassoside/Asiaticoside: The isolated, active components of Centella Asiatica. A great soothing ingredient with synergistic effects with vitamin C - ascorbic acid! Pair this serum with your Vitamin C serum.

How to Use

Directions: Use this soothing serum morning and night as a first step after cleansing.
Dry Skin: Use this after cleansing as the first step day and night for a punch of lasting hydration and to soothe angry skin. Alternatively, you can mix this with your favorite oil to boost the experience. This is Gloria's favorite combo.
Oily Skin: Use this as a weightless, hydrating layer under your makeup or sunscreen. This is 100% oil-free, so try it without fear for that dreaded midday shine. Victoria layers Aquafix under Mr. Reliable during winter for an extra boost of hydration!
Sensitive Skin: High level of soothing compounds 0.5% madecassoside and 1% allantoin help your skin remain calm to take on any daily challenges. Great to use before or mix with heavy-duty actives such as acids or retinoids.

Ingredients

Water, Propanediol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Allantoin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA