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.
It is amazing. My skin loves this moisturiser
I absolutely loved this products and the price! But I just really really wish it came in a bigger size!!
I really love this product because it is super hydrating and soothing, yet still feels very light. I have sensitive acne prone combination normal skin that gets dry during this time of the year. For nighttime use this doesn't give me enough nourishment but it is perfect as a moisturizer under sunscreen and as a hydrating layer under a more thick moisturizer. This is a reliable hydrating product because it has never irritated my skin, even when it's more compromised due tue cold weather and going to hard with actives. I know I can always use it with no issues and haven't found any problems combining it with other products. I was suprised by how calming and soothing it feels. This replaces a hydrating serum in my routine. My only wish is that the tube was of the foldable type, so that you know how much product there still is left. Also wish that is was 80ml or 100ml instead of the tiny 50ml. IMO it is still good for the price considering how expensive life and resources have become. 9/10
Great product that hydrates my skin well. The consistency is light, something between a gel and a cream. It's very easy to use on the face, I don't even need much because it spreads so well.
Has helped my skin so much. Normally my chin gets irritated and flaky but oily everywhere else. Since using this no flakiness.