Medik8 Hydr8 B5 is a light-weight and non-greasy gel formulation to effectively hydrate, relieve and restore moisture balance in both dry and oily skin types.
Hydr8 B5 contains Pantothenic Acid, also known as vitamin B5, which effectively enhances the skin’s moisture-retention capacity as well as promoting skin rejuvenation and wound healing.
Hydr8 B5 also utilises the power of Hyaluronic Acid, which is capable of holding up to 1000x its own weight in water and hence helps to restore critical moisture to dehydrated skin, increase skin’s suppleness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This clear, oil-free gel transforms your skin by rebalancing its moisture levels and maintaining hydration for up to 24 hours. Hydr8 B5 absorbs immediately, leaving skin feeling silky smooth and entirely quenched with moisture. Can be used day and/or night to soften and smooth the skin or for optimal renewal and protection of the skin.
Ideal companion to your regular hydrator to increase skin moisturisation levels; or a perfect standalone product for those with oily or acneic skin.
Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Explained
Featuring Christy – Our PSS National Skincare Educator
Benefits of Medik8 Hydr8 B5
When applied topically, Pantothenic Acid enhances water retention in the skin cells, which makes it an excellent deep penetrating moisturiser. Panthothenic Acid has also been reported to accelerate the closure of skin wounds and act as a calming and soothing agent.
- Simply the most powerful hydrating facial serum available from Medik8. With incredible skin after-feel
- Helps to re-establish the skin’s natural hydro-balance for an improved skin texture, suppleness and luminosity
- Contains Hyaluronic Acid, capable of connecting great numbers of water molecules to the skin cells’ binding sites, resulting in softer, suppler and more youthful feeling skin
- Contains Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) known for its therapeutic properties and capacity to work synergistically with vitamin C (CE-Tetra or C-Tetra) in the repair of sun-damaged skin
- Shows a unique ability to enhance the penetrating potential of the ingredients from the follow-up products
- Improves the skin’s resistance to stress as well as protects the skin from environmental damage
Technology in Medik8 Hydr8 B5
Pantothenic Acid is a component of coenzyme A (CoA), which is arguably the most important coenzyme in the body due to being involved in numerous metabolic processes necessary for the sustenance of life. While present in all living tissues (“pantons” meaning “found everywhere”), clearly, relatively high concentrations of coenzyme A are metabolised in the skin compared to other organs. This is because environmental stress and various abrasions may result in localised deficiency of Pantothenic Acid in the skin. To ensure appropriate levels of CoA in the skin and hence its healthy condition, it is crucial to supplement the skin with Pantothenic Acid externally.
When applied topically, Pantothenic Acid enhances water retention in the skin cells, which makes it an excellent deep penetrating moisturiser. Panthothenic Acid has also been reported to accelerate the closure of skin wounds and act as a calming ingredient.
Pantothenic Acid exhibits excellent water retention properties; however it does not show the ability to attract water on its own. Therefore, Medik8 decided to combine Pantothenic with Hyaluronic Acid, which is capable of attracting x1000 its own weight in water to the skin binding sites, to create a hydrating serum with unbeatable hydrophilic (water-loving) properties.
How to Apply Medik8 Hydr8 B5
In the morning and/or evening, after cleansing, apply 5-6 drops directly to the skin and blend evenly across the whole facial area, neck and décolleté.
Alternatively, place a drop on your finger and massage into the skin, repeating until the skin is covered. Apply your hydrator as usual after every application, or use as a standalone hydration product for people with oily or problem skin.
If using Hydr8 B5 during the day, ensure that an Medik8 SPF hydrator is applied after every application.
Hydr8 B5 Key Ingredients
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid 5%) – improves the moisture-retention capacity of the skin and stimulates skin regeneration and wound healing. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effect.
Hyaluronic Acid (4%) – moisturising active that holds 1000 times its own weight in water.
Water (aqua), Pantothenic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid