I will first start with what and why of hydration for any skin type. From skin hydration, your mind may first think of dry skin or skin lacking the hydration causing it to be dull or lifeless. But if you have ever experienced dehydrated skin, with your skin being a combination, normal or oily, you might know there is a big difference. Dehydrated skin is a condition of the skin that might come and go, based on external factors, like your diet, stress, or season but in case of dry skin, it is a skin type and not a skin condition. I believe all the skin types need hydration and it depends on the skin type, what kind and quantity of hydration are best suitable for it to maintain and improve its state and condition. There is an in-depth article explaining the difference between dehydrated and dry skin here if you are interested to read more. I am going to talk about the hydration power duo from Sisley Paris, one is a new launch and other is from existing skincare collection, Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum, and Sisley Paris Hydra-Global.
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum – Anti-Aging Hydration Booster
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum – ‘Anti-Aging Hydration Booster is the first fundamental daily step in reinforcing the skin’s power of auto-hydration. To boost the skin’s intensive natural hydration, it acts on the 3 key stages of the water cycle by using the power of key ingredients of natural origins. Meticulously selected by the Sisley laboratories, two new ingredients, Blue Agave Yeast Extract from Mexico and Carob Seed Extract make up the heart of this serum. They target the production of hyaluronic acid (a key molecule in hydration) in order to retrain skin to conserve water. In effect, it naturally rehydrates it from within, re-infusing it with suppleness. The Hydra-Global Serum also promotes water circulation in the epidermis. By supporting the creation of an “airtight barrier,” water loss is minimized and long-lasting retention of water in the skin is better optimized. Re-hydrated from within, the skin looks more beautiful and lastingly hydrated and supple. It’s fresh, delicate and light texture leaves a bare-skin sensation allowing daily skin care to be applied immediately. A veritable sensorial experience.’
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global Serum is a new addition to my skincare routine since last month and I have been really enjoying using the serum. The time I get a pump of this serum on my fingertips, the delicate fragrance, kind of herbal in simple words, a blend of Sage, Lavender, and Marjoram essential oils gives way to a fresh and relaxing experience. One pump is enough for my face and I take another for my neck and decollete. The texture is very smooth, looks like a gel but is refreshingly creamy. It soaks into the skin fairly quickly. I have been using it day and night for five days in a week for almost a month and love the results. My skin is a combination but it does experience dehydration time to time, when I am in a period of stress or due to hormonal reasons or during the season change. It was the perfect time to start texting the serum during this seasonal change and then continuing till now in almost summer. The serum is light-weight and does not leave any residue after application, the fragrance fades away after application. My skin is more supple and feels moisturized. There are no dry areas on my skin, but it all looks more even and plumped I would say. Another word I would like it to describe is my skin looks and feel healthy. At first, I was not feeling easy to start testing it as I am prone to congestion and I am very careful in choosing the products for my skin type, but this one is a winner. I totally agree, it is suitable for all skin types and pertains the amount of hydration that your skin needs, not less and not more than that. I have experienced no breakouts or congestion from this product. My skin looks radiant and evener.
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global
Sisley Paris Hydra-Global – ‘Intense Anti-aging Hydration is an intensive hydrating, anti-aging skincare product designed to provide a comprehensive solution to the phenomenon of skin dehydration. Hydra-Global moisturizer works with the serum to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance and restart hydration functions deep within the epidermis by maintaining a continuous level of hydration. Apply the cream-gel texture morning and night to the face and neck after applying the serum.’
This is a very lightweight cream-gel moisturizer that I use after using my Hydra-Global serum. I do feel the Hydra-Global serum sets a beautiful base to make the skin more acceptable to the added benefits and hydration from this moisturizer. I massage it in circular motions on my skin including the neck and decollete area. It soaks into the skin pretty fast and perfects to seal all the benefits from the Hydra-Global Serum with added benefits of Hydra-Global into the skin. Both the products do work really nicely in harmony giving the optimal amount of hydration that the skin needs and the results are beautiful, radiant, long-lasting hydration making the skin supple and plumped with fewer wrinkles.
The delicate fragrance of the Hydra-Global Collection from the blend of Sage, Lavender, and Marjoram essential oils gives way to a fresh and sleek olfactive signature for this rehydrating duo makes it a relaxing experience to use and apply. Both the products are really worth checking out if you have any type of skin and do feel there is lack of hydration whether it is occasional or regular, there might be early signs of aging, or it may be due to any environmental or hormonal factors like stress, fatigue, wind, pollution which disrupt and weaken skin’s natural hydration mechanisms.. As per my belief, hydration is the key to maintain and improve any kind of skin condition, and when the hydration is provided in the amount that the skin needs, the skin will definitely appreciate it giving you the most beautiful and radiant results.