The most unusual skincare I’ve ever tried: Hydroskin. You can win a set in this giveaway

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Pack

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Pack

I don’t even know where to start with Hydroskin other than that it’s the most unusual skincare regime I’ve ever used. I couldn’t begin to count how many brands I’ve used since blogging and I’ve never encountered a brand like this before. When Hydroskin offered me a starter set I was intrigued and agreed to test. They made me promise to use it for a minimum of 30 days straight without any other brand. It’s hard for me to make such a promise but I did and I’m so enthusiastic about my experience.

Hydroskin products

Hydroskin products

There are 4 products to get you going with Hydroskin: cleanser, hydro mist, (HA) serum, C moisturizer. After washing up with their cleanser it will take you no more than 90 seconds to use all 3 of the remaining products. Actually you need to make sure you do it in 90 seconds or less to make the skincare the most effective.

Hydroskin is an Australian brand that ships to the US. They make their skincare in small batches to make sure they are their efficacy stays true. Plus their items use natural ingredients so they don’t want them waiting in a warehouse.

Hydroskin Cleanser

Hydroskin Cleanser

HYDROSKIN CLEANSER is a soap free gentle formula that uses unique ingredients to keep it anti-inflammatory.

Active Ingredients
Chamomile hydrosol is Chamomile Roman diffuse in distilled water. Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) has been used for centuries to calm acne, rashes, eczema, wounds, dermatitis, and dry and itchy skin.

Coco Betaine (coconut) is derived from coconut oil and known as the “gentle cleanser”, it makes soft foam and washes away grime leaving no residue.

Polyglucose (sugar/glucose) is one of a new generation of cleansers derived from sugar starch. It is just as effective as sulphates, but extremely mild and non-toxic.

Olive Oil Esters (water-soluble olive oil) is water-soluble olive oil. It is very hydrating and is extremely proficient in avoiding dry and tense skin caused by over cleansing or exfoliating.

After using the cleanser (about 2 – 3 pumps will be enough for your face, neck and chest) rinse and pat your face dry.

Now let’s get the timer going!!hydroskin step book

HYDROSKIN HYDRO MIST contains vitamins B3 and B5. It’s a watery substance but it is the first step in making sure that you end up with an amazing complexion. It uses natural humectants to hydrate, brighten and lighten skin. It’s meant to soften wrinkles, reduce blotchiness, improve hydration and fade age spots. Now that’s a lot to swallow from a product that appears like water but it really is important to their system. The ingredients are wonderful and reading about them will make you want to use this for sure.

Hydroskin Hydro Mist

Hydroskin Hydro Mist

Apply 10 – 12 drops or sprays to your face, neck and chest and stop there. Do not wipe off. Leave it wet. After about 30 seconds you move on to the HA Serum. Now this is where I was lost at first. I didn’t use enough of the Hydro Mist though I moved on while it was wet. Mistake! This is the accelerator and you don’t want to misuse it. When I foolishly didn’t  use enough I didn’t care for the line but I soldiered on. My face felt dry and tight. I contacted Hydroskin only to find out it was me and not the skincare. Don’t skimp. I rarely sprayed it on preferring to splash it on with my hands. hydroskin step1

HYDROSKIN [HA] SERUM is my favorite product because of the Hyaluronic Acid used in this step. They combine miniHA™ and high molecular weight HA (Hyaluronic Acid) to produce rapid hydration and plumping of your skin. Apply 3 to 4 generous pumps of this over the wet Hydro Mist.

Hydroskin [HA] Serum

Hydroskin [HA] Serum

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body and it is what attracts and binds water in the skin. HA has the ability to absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. The result is a water-infused gel that feeds collagen and gives skin its plump firmness.

miniHA™ (Hyaluronic Acid) is extracted from plants using no corrosive chemicals. It has a very low molecular weight so that it can deeply nourish the skin right down to the collagen producing layer of the dermis. Meanwhile, high molecular weight HA sits on the surface, locking in and working with the miniHA™ to achieve optimal results.

hydroskin step2

Last in this process is Hydroskin C Moisturiser which contains a stable version of Vitamin C to make this moisturizer an “anti-aging powerhouse”.  Loaded with wonderful ingredients like Niacinamide, mini Hyaluronic Acid, 3 Natural Emollients: Meadowfoam Seed Oil + Avocado Oil + Sweet Almond Oil, and d-panthenol (vitamin B3), plus Organic Vegetable Glycerin is hygroscopic, that is, it absorbs moisture from the air and brings it to the skin. Use 3 to 4 pumps of this as your last step over your wet skin.

Hydroskin C Moisturizer

Hydroskin C Moisturizer

hydroskin step3

Your skin is going to feel wet for a short time and it may seem unusual to you as it did me. I’m used to richer creams and products that absorb quickly into my skin. But this singular line has its own process and cachet. The only thing I added to this routine was sunscreen in the morning and eye cream twice a day.

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Set

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Set

The sample/travel set costs $79.50 USD and will last you about 3 weeks if used in the right amounts. I finished the moisturizer before any of the other products so I’ve used the others with another moisturizer and still had pretty good results. I’ve felt that my skin has looked particularly nice and I’m not noticing sagginess, as much discoloration or redness, nor is my skin craving hydration even in the winter winds. I’ve actually gotten compliments on my appearance which is a rare thing. While this may break the paradigm I’ve become accustomed to, I grew to love the results.

Hydroskin is a skincare regimen that works for all skin types. It’s non-fragranced (insert heart here), cruelty-free, made from natural ingredients, and it works. After this experience I’d be delighted to try their Kakadu Plum Ultimate Vitamin C Serum as well as their Organic Manuka Honey Mask. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY TIME: It is Beauty Info Zone’s 7th Blog Anniversary and we’re thrilled that Hydroskin is celebrating it with us and kicking off our Anniversary Giveaways. One US subscriber is going to be thrilled to win this unusual, unique, unbelievable set of skincare. The giveaway is open through 4/3/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Sometimes our comment section closes early so to solve that problem email me at [email protected] and label it HYDROSKIN to leave your comment. Then you can click ‘I commented’ so you can continue on. Please be sure you are subscribed by email to Beauty Info Zone to take advantage of this giveaway and the others we have for you.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*sent for review and giveaway by Hydroskin




  1. When I buy skin care I always read the ingredients. My skin is so dry and sensitive so I like to make sure they contain good ingredients. Sounds like this brand is full of lots of vitamins and that is very important.

  2. I try to confirm whether they contain ingredients derived from animals, which I try to avoid.

  3. Effectiveness.

  4. Audra O'Hara says

    I look for skin care products made for sensitive skin. I like natural ingredients. I also like to see the active ingredients listed first in the list instead of at the very end; meaning, I don’t want to pay a lot for skincare that advertises a certain ingredient that’s barely used in the product.

  5. I want something that is anti-aging, without irratiting my skin.

  6. Meagan Lawson says

    Anti-aging for sensitive skin!

  7. Mary Dailey says

    I want something that is easy to use and doesn’t take to long to apply and then I hope it’s effective!

  8. The main thing I look for is effectiveness — will it do what it says it will, and what I need it to do.

  9. I look for skin care products made for sensitive skin

  10. I look for an anti-aging product that won’t upset my sensitive skin.

  11. I always look for ingredients.

  12. Nicole Ackerman says

    I look for effectiveness! Yeah the smell and feel must me nice – but does it do what I want it to do?!

  13. Marilyn Nawara says

    I try to buy products with mostly natural or organic ingredients

  14. I look for pore shrinking. I absolutely hate my big pores.

  15. Lately I have been looking for hydrating products to help me heal my skin from winter dryness.

  16. I look for something that has been reviewed and won’t dry out my skin!

  17. Jamie Williams says

    I always check petas website for the brands that do and don’t test products on animals.

  18. Erica Hall says

    I do love the high end stuff and the products that look scientific.

  19. NORA GRAHE says

    Natural ingredients in skincare is important and it must have lots of vitamins and all that are good for my skin! I need lots of help with my skin especially all that comes with aging! DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS!

  20. Dawn Monzu says

    I look for a brand I know and trust. I also look for a decent price, and no testing on animals. God bless and good luck everyone!!!

  21. I look at the ingredients and price.

  22. Price is a big factor in what I get my hands on, but I am willing to save and forgo purchasing other products if a higher priced skincare item has really great ingredients. Since my skin is sensitive, alot of the time I do need to do this to avoid irritation and problems in the long run.

  23. I am pretty cheap so price and band experience!

  24. Sandy Cain says

    I always look for something that seems appropropriate for my skin type – aging and dry. This seems like it would do the trick, expecually with that Hyaluuronic acod. It really holds the water in the skin!

  25. Teresa A Thompson says

    I look for antiaging.

  26. Kathleen Whitney says

    Good Price! Allergenic

  27. renee wilson says

    The first thing I look for is any ingredients I need to avoid that would irritate my sensitive skin. Added ingredients that soothe it is a plus! 🙂

  28. Michele Cupp says

    I look for something semi-affordable that has good anti-aging or moisturizing reviews.

  29. Lesley F says

    I look for items that do not dry out my skin

  30. Samantha Hill says

    The first thing I look for is affordability

  31. laurie murley says

    I look for reviews and if it worked for different people