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.

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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

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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.

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  1. Christine Wagner says

    If it helps tighten pores, if it over dries, if it cause excessive irritation

  2. Lyndsey R. says

    Something super hydrating. My skin is so dry, especially this time of year.

  3. I look for recommendations from bloggers like you who have real world experience. I look at the brand name and reputation. Price is important. Most important of all is – does it work?

  4. Dana Rodriguez says

    I look for hydrating anti aging products. These sound nice!

  5. I look for something that is reviewed well online and natural ingredients!

  6. Emily Ann Benzing says

    I mainly look for something for my oily skin, and for my acne. I think if it has either of those benefits, then I’m all for it!

  7. These days I am always looking for moisturizing and anti-aging properties. 🙂

  8. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    Gosh I guess I actually look at a host of different things. I look to see if it’s suitable for oily acne prone skin. Then I read the reviews and I read a lot of reviews not just the tip 10. I don’t mind paying for products that work but I do not like forking out mega bucks without knowing. Therefore I look to see if it comes in travel sizes or samples. And I look for anti aging properties. I don’t ask for much do I – ha!

  9. I look for oil free hydrating products to soothe my acne prone skin.

  10. In skincare, I look for products that will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give my complexion a healthy glow. I don’t like anything too heavy or anything that sits on top of the skin I want it to sink in.

  11. Paol Trenny says

    I look for a combination of Hyaluronic Acid, Vit C, and lots of natural ingredients in my skin products. I also love products with oils in them such as rosehip.

  12. Kathleen S. says

    I look for a product that will moisturize my skin. That’s always been one of the top things I’m concerned about. Keeping my skin from drying out.

  13. Stephanie says

    i always look for moisturizing

  14. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    I always look for something that adds moisture when looking at skin care products. Ant-aging & wrinkle fighting properties follow closely behind…

  15. I rely mostly on reviews when choosing new skin care. But without them I look for those with anti-aging ingredients.

  16. Ashley Bree Perez says

    I look for something that will help with oily skin and affordability. (:

  17. Shannon Toffton says

    I look for hydration and cleansers that lack sosp.

  18. Hoping to try this! I like anti-aging, moisturizing, skin-clearing, and brightening benefits on skincare products.

  19. Vikki Parman says

    I’m looking for anti aging products for sensitive skin

  20. Cruelty free and skincare with an SPF in them.

  21. The main thing I look for in skincare is anti-aging ingredients. As I get older, I need more of these ingredients for my face!

  22. Tamra Phelps says

    These days, the first thing I look for in skincare is something that will not dry my skin. I need to avoid sulfates due to having skin irritation when using them. So…I sometimes go for all-natural products. All of this started after I hit my 40s (I’m in my fifties, now), when I became diabetic. Diabetes changed my skin from slightly oily to very dry. (Until I developed diabetes, I had no idea the havoc it plays on skin.)

  23. Jeanne Coulombe says

    I am looking for a great moisteruzer and wrinkle cream

  24. Erin Madigan says

    I look for something to help combat my redness.

  25. Sally Gearhart says

    I always look for if it’s for combination skin and if it’s for mature skin. I have a teenage daughter and a pre-teen so I am usually getting all types of skin care. Sometimes I neglect my own skin care wants to make sure they have a good skin care regimen.

  26. I want something that is effective but doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Harder to find than you would think.

  27. Michelle Castagne says

    I look that’s it’s appropriate for my skin type and look for good reviews..

  28. Anita Duvall says

    First I look for the words, gentle or hypoalergenic. Then I look at the ingredients, reviews on the label and finally the price.

  29. I look for anti-aging ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, and antioxidants in a non-greasy formula that also hydrates my skin. I know it’s asking a lot!

  30. a moisturizer that is anti aging and has spf.

  31. I look at the ingredient list first. If it has alcohol, then I put it down. I also look at the packaging. If it has active ingredients like Vitamin C or retinol, it must be in a pump or otherwise protective container.

  32. I want something to be gentle on my skin and also good for my skin.

  33. I look for products that contain top quality ingredients that are cruelty free. My main focus is anti aging. I also need products that won’t break me out buy that can only be determined by trial and error. I get excited when I hear about a unique product that’s new, or at least new to me. This system is definitely one I’m now dying to try!

  34. I look for SPF in the ingredients.

  35. I look for anti-oxidents, mainly, vitamins that I know will fight aging.

  36. Gabrielle says

    I look for effective ingredients and strong recommendations from credible sources.

  37. I’m mainly looking for something that helps my skin look more refined, even, and plumped.

  38. Sheila Chaffins says

    It’s gotta be Vegan.

  39. the ingredients and the benefits- moisturization and anti aging

  40. I look for hydrating and anti-aging formulas.

  41. Vicki Wurgler says

    at my age I am looking for anti-aging products and ones that will hydrate my skin

  42. Sarah Duehr says

    I look for skincare that is quick and easy to use, with only a few steps. I don’t have time for 17 steps everyday!

  43. anything to get rid, or lessen, creepiness and wrinkles—this looks great,, so thank you for this chance

  44. Definitely just want results!

  45. Melissa Storms says

    I look for the most moisturizing products I can find for my skin.

  46. I like products that can moisturize and I’d prefer they didn’t have a lot of extra chemicals like scents, coloring etc.

  47. gloria patterson says

    needs to hydrate my face

  48. Kimberly B. says

    If it has ingredients that are known to work to clean, clean, moisturize, has anti aging benefits and is gentle enough for my sensitive skin.

  49. Sandy Bonesteel says

    The main thing I look for in skin care is clinical results to show that the product works, and positive reviews by people who have used the product or products.

  50. I like something that doesn’t have harsh ingredients.