Makeup and Beauty Advice

The Serum Everyone Needs in their Medicine Cabinet

Thanks to an array of skin types, differing skin concerns and individual goals, skincare is not one-size-fits-all. For optimal results, it’s important to tailor any lineup of cleansers, corrective serums, moisturizers and even sunscreens for the skin’s unique moisture needs while addressing any other issues such as breakouts or discoloration. However, there is one exception to the rule: SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel.

A truly universal hydrating serum, SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel can be used by all skin types as part of any comprehensive skincare regimen designed to improve the healthy appearance of the skin. Featuring hyaluronic acid for maximum moisture and vitamin B5 to reinforce the skin’s barrier, this oil-free, fast-absorbing hydrating serum is a valuable addition to any routine. Whether used on its own for oily or acne-prone skin, or layered beneath a moisturizer for extra hydration, it provides essential moisture for all skin types without clogging pores. Wondering how to work Hydrating B5 Gel into your regimen? Here’s a cheat sheet for the most common skin types and concerns.

For acne-prone skin

Blemish-prone skin needs hydration, too (especially since many acne treatments can leave the skin feeling dry). SkinCeuticals has a simple, three-step routine that helps keep breakouts and bay while maintaining moisture balance in acne-prone skin.

Step 1: Silymarin CF is a first-of-its-kind topical vitamin C antioxidant for oily/blemish-prone skin. In addition to neutralizing free radicals that contribute to skin damage and visible signs of aging, this daily-use serum has been shown to reduce blemishes by 27%.

Step 2: Formulated to hinder the formation of clogged pores and breakouts with a blend of gentle acids (including salicylic), Blemish + Age Defense simultaneously helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

Step 3: Use Hydrating B5 Gel as your moisturizer for much-needed hydration that won’t clog pores or leave the skin with a greasy, sticky feel.

For oily skin:

Finding a moisturizer that gets the job done without contributing to additional shine is easier than you think—and so is working it into your daily skincare routine.

Step 1: Beyond providing advanced environmental protection, Silymarin CF reduces oiliness and the oil oxidation that contributes to breakouts while minimizing the look of pores and refining skin texture.

Step 2: Hydrating B5 Gel is the ideal moisturizer for oily skin because of its lightweight, fast-absorbing, oil-free formula.

Step 3: For extra skin-brightening, texture-smoothing and clarity-promoting benefits, add Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment. This oil-free hydrating gel-crème features azelaic acid, alpha arbutin and a blend of botanical extracts to reduce excess oil as it improves the appearance of redness, surface imperfections and dullness.

For dehydrated skin:

Thirsty skin needs extra moisture, and giving your routine a hydrating boost is simple.

Step 1: SkinCeuticals’ award-winning C E Ferulic is the ideal topical vitamin C antioxidant for dry or dehydrated skin. It offers environmental protection against free radicals generated by UV rays and pollution, as well as improvement in fine lines and skin brightness.

Step 2: When used as your serum step, Hydrating B5 Gel delivers an extra surge of moisture to the skin.

Step 3: SkinCeuticals’ Emollience is a nourishing, fast-absorbing cream that features natural extracts and essential oils to restore hydration and help maintain skin moisture levels.

For dull skin:

Oftentimes, extra hydration is just the pick-me-up that dull skin needs for renewed radiance.

Step 1: SkinCeuticals’ Phloretin CF is the perfect topical vitamin C antioxidant for dull, lackluster skin. It is designed to provide environmental protection against free radicals generated by UV rays and pollution, as well as improvement in fine lines and discoloration.

Step 2: Formulated with a potent bend of tranexamic acid, kojic acid, niacinamide and more, Discoloration Defense targets uneven skin tone and provides visible improvement in as little as two weeks.

Step 3: With a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, Hydrating B5 Gel attracts moisture to the skin and replenishes the skin barrier to help lock it in.

Pro-tip: Make your own tinted moisturizer

You can create a tinted moisturizer with two key products you should have on hand anyway. Simply mix a few drops of Hydrating B5 Gel with Dermablend’s Flawless Creator for lightweight, customizable coverage. Use 1-2 drops of Flawless Creator for a slight skin-perfecting tint, or add more for extra color.

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