While it’s essential to drink ample amounts of water to hydrate from the inside out, a 360-degree approach is key to maintaining healthy, dewy skin year-round. This includes moisturizing from the outside in with products whose ingredients deliver hydration to the deepest levels of the dermis.
To ensure your skincare regimen does this adequately, you may need to give it a refresh for the colder months ahead. Try products with these 6 essential ingredients.
1. Hyaluronic Acid
As a naturally-occuring substance in the human body, hyaluronic acid (HA) is essential for keeping your skin, joints, and more hydrated and cushioned. As we age, though, we lose some of our natural reserve, so replenishing it through skincare is essential. It’s the main reason you can find it in all of our products (your skin can’t get enough of it and neither can we). This powerful moisture binder nourishes and plumps the skin and, in doing so, effectively smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Vegetable Collagen
Found in Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash, vegetable collagen works in tandem with hyaluronic acid to boost skin’s moisture levels for a more radiant complexion. In the process, it improves skin elasticity, evens skin tone, and reduces the look of sagging skin for a more youthful appearance.
3. Vitamin B5
In addition to vegetable collagen, our face wash is also powered by vitamin B5, which does wonders to help retain moisture in the skin, maintain softness and elasticity, and minimize inflammation. In doing so, it enhances the skin’s natural repair process while reducing transepidermal water loss for a more vibrant complexion over time.
Reflekt 2 Collagen Boost Vitamin C Brightening Serum may be supercharged with vitamin C but it’s also ultra-nourishing thanks to a natural, plant-based humectant known as Aquaxyl. Its job? To deeply hydrate parched skin by enhancing dermal water reservoirs and strengthening your moisture barrier to improve your skin cells’ ability to retain moisture.
5. Polyglutamic Acid
Then, polyglutamic acid (PGA) helps promote hydrated, replenished, and soft skin in our lightweight yet nourishing Reflekt 3 Power Peptide Sculpting Face Cream. This highly-effective, water-soluble humectant draws water into the skin and reinforces skin elasticity for a dewy, lifted complexion.
Found in our face cream and Reflekt 4 Smoothing Squalane Eye & Lip Treatment Cream, vegan emollient squalane (not to be confused with shark-derived squalene) is an unsung hero when it comes to hydration. It helps lock in moisture, minimize inflammation, and boost skin’s barrier function all while softening and smoothing without clogging pores. The result is an even-toned, radiant complexion that never feels tight or dry.