Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dermaquest Advanced B5 Serum- A Glowing Review

Dermaquest Advanced B5 Serum "features sodium hyaluronate, which holds 1000 times its molecular weight, promoting a supple, smooth complexion. The deep penetrating properties allow the active ingredients to effectively encourage cell regeneration, improve elasticity and enhance softness. A liposome technology repairs and prevents DNA damage from UV and environmental stresses, resulting in youthful, more luminous skin."

* Promotes skin cell regeneration which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles 
* Promotes skin firmness, softness and elasticity
* Improves moisture retention
* Helps to restore a natural glow 
* Advanced liposome technology repairs and prevents DNA damage from UV and environmental oxygen radicals 

An essential hydrator for everyone’s skin! Each molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its molecular weight in moisture. It is known for its hydrating properties along with its natural delivery into the skin. Being one of the most valuable ingredients in skin care DermaQuest Skin Therapy has incorporated this active into 90% of its product line to provide increased smoothness for plump, hydrated skin from the inside out.
Directions: Apply a pea size amount to fingertips and gently smooth into the skin. Allow penetration before applying next product.
My observations: Dermaquest Advanced B5 Serum is a deeply hydrating light and refreshing gel-based serum that penetrates the skin quickly, and leaves it visibly hydrated. Fine lines are plumped up, skin is left dewy and luminous, and the effects last throughout the day. I have noticed that this serum beautifully prepares my skin for all of my other treatment products, and it appears to enhance the moisturizing effects of both my day and night creams. It also makes an outstanding base for makeup- so much so that I have even used it in lieu of a primer. My skin is left with an unprecedented glow, and it makes my skin feel and look so good that I can no longer imagine not using it as a part of my AM and PM beauty routine. As with any new product there is always a concern that my combination skin will react and break out, and I am pleased to say that my skin didn't break out or react negatively in any way whatsoever. I also discovered that adding a small pump of this serum to my tinted moisturizer or foundation makes them apply far more smoothly, and radically improves the finish. 
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Glycosaminoglycans, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Methylisothiazolinone, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Symphytum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Plantago Ovata Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Glutamine, Proline, Leucine, Serine, Carbomer, Plankton Extract, Lecithin, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

Sodium Hyaluronate - An essential dermal hydrator which plumps and smoothes the skin.
* ACTIFIRM TS - This ingredient complex is a blend of Centella Asiatica Extract and Coneflower Extract which promotes additional collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, thus increasing firmness and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
* MDI Complex - A marine enzyme which inhibits breakdown of collagen. It also mimics glycosaminoglycans, thus increasing the depth of hydration, moisture retention and skin firmness.

Overall assessment: This is a fantastic deeply hydrating serum that really makes a visible difference in my skin. It does an amazing job hydrating the skin and giving it an unprecedented healthy glow! I will definitely get another bottle when I finish this one up. A+ product!

$69.00 - 1 fl. oz. Available from Dermaquest, or click here to find a retailer.

PR sample sent for consideration, but all views expressed are categorically my own.

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