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.
Who is it for?
how to use it?
Apply after serums in the AM and/or PM. Use as much or as little as your skin needs.
Shelf life: 24 months from production (unopened), 6 months PAO (period after opening)
Ingredients & Research
Glycerin - 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.
Ectoin - 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.
Isosorbide Dicaprylate - 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 – 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 inci 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
Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Glycerin - pages 275
Dry Skin and Moisturizers: Chemistry and Function, Marie Loden, Howard I. Maibach, chapter 20: Glycerol — Just a Moisturizer? Biological and Biophysical Effects
Buenger, J., and H. Driller. "Ectoin: an effective natural substance to prevent UVA-induced premature photoaging." Skin Pharmacology and Physiology 17.5 (2004): 232-237.
Heinrich, Ulrike, B. Garbe, and H. Tronnier. "In vivo assessment of Ectoin: a randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical trial." Skin pharmacology and physiology 20.4 (2007): 211-218.
Graf, Ruediger, et al. "The multifunctional role of ectoine as a natural cell protectant." Clinics in dermatology 26.4 (2008): 326-333.
Chaudhuri, R. K., and K. Bojanowski. "Improvement of hydration and epidermal barrier function in human skin by a novel compound isosorbide dicaprylate." International journal of cosmetic science 39.5 (2017): 518-526.
Leite e Silva, Vânia Rodrigues, et al. "Hydrating effects of moisturizer active compounds incorporated into hydrogels: in vivo assessment and comparison between devices." Journal of cosmetic dermatology 8.1 (2009): 32-39.
I have very oily/acne prone skin and struggle to find a good moisturizer that balances my skin without feeling heavy or making me even more oily. This has been AMAZING and somehow moisturizes perfectly without feeling like I have anything on my face at all. 10/10 recommend for any skin type!
I really like the nice glow it leaves behind and it’s also sufficiently moisturizing. It also doesn’t break you out so please never change the formula, it works so well!! Makeup sits really well on it as well.
It feels great and my skin is really happy!
This moisturiser hydrates and does not irritate, as someone with sensitive skin this was a blessing. Unfortunately, I have oily skin and acne. This moisturiser is not suitable. People with oily skin do NOT want to look dewy, our skin is already shiny enough. It didn't sink in, was greasy and formed a layer. This caused clogged pores and acne breakouts for me. Dry skin should love this but saying it is suitable for someone with skin like mine is a lie and will only cause people like me further pain thinking this will work for them.