Geek & Gorgeous Hydration Station Moisturiser
Geek & Gorgeous Hydration Station Moisturiser is a light and refreshing gel-cream with hydrating gold standard Glycerin and skin-protecting superstar Ectoin for dewy, plump & healthy skin.
Why We Love It
This gel-cream absorbs like a dream and packs a punch when it comes to hydration. It leaves skin feeling refreshed and free! It's lovingly crafted for fungal acne prone skin too :)
A refreshing, light gel cream textured moisturiser that goes beyond the basics, as it not only hydrates, but also protects and soothes the skin. A medium-amount of 5% Glycerin is enhanced by hydrators working in synergy with glycerin: a new-generation molecule called Isosorbide Dicaprylate and a sugar trio, trade named Aquaxyl, help the transportation of glycerin throughout the epidermis (by upregulating Aquaporin-3) and strengthen the skin barrier by stimulating the skin’s own ceramide production.
The 1% Ectoin in the formula hydrates & soothes the skin, while it also protects from all kinds of environmental stress, such as pollution, oxidative stress, blue & visible light. A good dose of two classic calming ingredients, Allantoin and Bisabolol further enhance the soothing ability of Hydration Station.
What makes the formula of Hydration Station unique is also what is not in it:
It avoids three super common ingredient groups that are found in almost all moisturisers: fatty alcohols, fatty acids and silicones. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with these ingredients (and we do use some of them in our other moisturiser, Happier Barrier), we know there are a few skin types bothered by these, and we know how hard it is to find a good product without them. If you find that most “normal” moisturisers break you out, or you have a skin issue related to Malassezia fungi (malassezia folliculitis, aka fungal acne or seborrheic dermatitis), Hydration Station could be your formula.
Apply after serums in the AM and/or PM.
HOW TO APPLY
Use as much or as little as your skin needs and massage in with fingertips.
+ Lightweight, soothing gel-cream suitable for normal, combination or oily skin.
+ Can be used regardless of skin concern.
+ Great option if regular moisturisers tend to break you out / cause congestion.
+ Suitable for skin issues related to Malassezia fungi (malassezia folliculitis, aka fungal acne or seborrheic dermatitis).
+ Hydrates, plumps and soothes.
THE FORMULA FOCUS INGREDIENTS
A natural, water-binding moisturizer that’s also in our skin. It is the gold standard, most proven humectant that goes beyond simple hydration. It keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy (liquid crystal) state, protects against irritation, and helps to restore the barrier. 5% of Glycerin counts as a medium amount, ideal for combination-oily skin.
An amazing, all-around skin protectant. This well-researched, multi-functional active has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, pollution & light protecting, skin hydrating, barrier repairing as well as anti-aging properties.
A modern skin hydrator and barrier builder molecule that works particularly well with Glycerin. It is known to upregulate Aquaporin-3, the important water & glycerin channels in the epidermis.
Xylitylglucoside + Anhydroxylitol + Xylitol
Also known as Aquaxyl: a sugar based humectant trio that works in synergy with glycerin to increase the skin’s water-binding capacity and strengthen the skin barrier.
Bisabolol + Allantoin
Two classic skincare ingredients known for their skin soothing abilities.
FULL INGREDIENTS LIST
Water, C15-19 Alkane, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Ectoin, Xylitylglucoside, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glucose, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol