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.
Vivo en un lugar con clima húmedo y caliente. Estos meses han sido los más calientes que he experimentado en toda mi vida. Además, tengo la piel grasa con tendencia a la deshidratación. Todos los días utilizo un protector solar que evita que mi cara parezca una bola de discoteca. Y como cereza del pastel, mi piel es sensible y reactiva. Todos estos factores hacen que la escogencia de la crema facial que utilizo sea todo un reto. Debe humectarme la piel, pero no generar ningún tipo de irritación, además no quiero brillos en mi cara, porque tengo suficiente con los que genera mi piel naturalmente en las condiciones climáticas en las que vivo. Hydration Station ha resultado perfecta para mí porque cumple todas mis expectativas. Gracias por desarrollar un excelente producto con un precio accesible.
Light, gel-like moisturiser. My 65 year old skin loves the light texture that moisturises without leaving a greasy residue. Just perfect!
After making my first-time conscious research about skin care products as a man i found "Hydration Station" and thought that it has the best quality to value ratio to implement in my simple "wash and hydrate routine". After constantly using it for a month and having burning sensation every time after applying it whether my face was slightly wet after washing or not i think it's time to give up on it not only because it felt irritating but also i gave me closed comedones which i haven't had in years. On the other hand, the texture of the product feels amazing on the skin, soaks in really fast without leaving my oily skin greasy, only leaves it burning.
This cream is so plumping and yet so light weighted on my oily skin. I can’t live without it!