I have really dry skin. Using this in combination with the 'Renew Overnight Dry' emollience seals in the moisture I need. In addition\, my skin really glows. Friends and strangers alike compliment my skin and ask me what I use! I am a believer in Skinceuticals!!
This producted worked wonders on my horrible dried out skin from the harsh winter elements. It was a lifesavor!
I am 39 years old with normal/combo skin. I began using Refissa\, which is a strong Tretinoin cream\, on my face about 6 weeks ago. My face has gotten slightly red and I'm peeling\, which is all normal. It's also left my skin more sensitive than it normally is and dull looking. The skincare line I had been using for the last 4 years now burns and irritates my skin since I am using the tretinoin. I bought the Hydrating B5 Gel and it is awesome! It takes away the dullness and my skin feels and looks more hydrated. I was impressed with the smooth texture that glides onto your face and leaves no residue... as if there is nothing there. I then use the Emollience moisturizer followed by the Daily Sun Defense SPF 20 and even with all of this on\, my skin feels great\, not heavy or greasy at all and no burning! Best of all...my skin looks great!
I have dry skin and had high hopes for this product. I have used Skinceuticals products for years now and decided to give it a whirl. It is not for me. As other reviewers mentioned\, it left the skin very tight and shiny. My skin felt so much drier after use. I followed up with a moisturizer and I still noticed a difference in how dry my face was- it felt like my moisturizer wasn't working as well after using the B5 gel. I gave it to my husband to use and he also told me that it was just too uncomfortable and his skin felt too dry after using it. Just a heads up to people thinking about this product- see if you can find a sample. Some people seem to have good luck with it\, I just wouldn't risk it. I gave it two stars because a little goes a long\, long\, long way. So that is the only positive about the product.
Amazing serum!!! It leaves my face soft and supple. I recently burned my face\, and it healed the burn in 3 days. Great product!!
I have sensitive skin\, combination. T Zone oils yet slightly dry in some areas and normal in others. The B5 gel is a great addition over the Vitamin C AOX 10%. I also use a light moisturizer which really is an important step for those with dry skin. Hyaluronic Acid B5 isn't really a drying agent - but dry skin needs other moisturizers. I like to use Vitamin C in the morning with moisturizer and SPF50. For night\, I alternate either use the Vitamin C\, B5\, Moisturizer OR I use retinol and moisturizer. This regimen seems to work quite well for my personal skin type. Along with peels\, my skin is healthy and discolorations are under control. I would rate higher but the cost is a bit pricey - I use every other night now.
I've been using Emollience moisturizer for a few months but something was lacking. Then I read about the B5 gel\, and it's been a great investment. I don't feel dry when in the office at work anymore\, and my skin feels soft and moisturized. Love the product.
My Skin hasn't looked this good since I was in high school. I had more acne a few months ago then I ever did in high school and between this and the anti age/anti blemish I have a new face. By far the best skin care line have ever used. My skin was so dry it was wrinkling\, now its so soft and clear and HYDRATED its unbelievable! Worth every dime. I would get a second job to afford this if I had to.
This product is worth splurging on. I've noticed my skin getting noticeably drier the last few years\, and using this serum as a base for my skincare routine has made a huge difference!
I use this product EVERY NIGHT!! I started using all of your products about 3 years ago on the advice of the woman who does my facials. I have see a dramatic difference in my skin. The B5 is a great moisture locking serum under your night creme.!!!!
I apply Clarifying Clay Masque\, then I apply hydrating B5 gel immediately after washing off the Clay mask to prevent loss of moisture. My skin is so bright! Thank you :)
I have combination skin and this works wonderfully to moisturize without leaving a greasy feel! My skin looks clearer\, more even\, and feels smooth. It works very good with the serums too. When my skin is feeling more oily\, I just use this and the sunblock..and it's perfect!
The Spa that I go to\, which is associated with a large plastic surgery office\, told me to use B5 after a foto-facial to help in the healing process and to keep the area moisturized. It worked wonders. I liked it so well that I bought a bottle for my 19 year old daughter to use at night after cleansing with the acne treatments. She was also in love with the product. I now use B5 every morning after using the C E Ferulic. The best product on the market!!!
After I had my son\, my skin lacked radiance and elasticity. Using the B gel has improved my skin's texture and I feel a firmness unlike any other product on the market.
I use Hydrating B5 Gel morning and evening before moisturizer and my skin actually glows. It feels amazing going on and I am addicted to the way my skin looks. Highly recommend!
Keep up the great work on helping skin for the older generation. He have a few more problems than the younger groups. Help us to grow old with the best skin we can expect for our age.
This product is effective when used under your moisturizer or with the CE ferulic . Its water base and doesnt need to use a lot . I use it before bed under my moisturizer and wake up with dewy skin . Try using it more sparingly and see the difference.
I started using Skinceuticals about 16 years ago based on working with them as a prospective customer. They gave me samples to try and I was amazed. At the time I was 40 years old and could not believe how my skin looked and felt even after the first week of using the product. Fifteen years later\, I'm still using this product (along with the CF serum\, face lotion and eye cream) and people cannot believe I'm 56 and get comments that I look in my early 40's. That's what a great skincare product can do. Thanks Skinceuticals!!!
The hydrating gel was recommended to me by a spa esthetician. I purchased it not being certain that it would work for my skin. I am happy to report that it works great! I recently purchased the moisturizer as well to compliment the hydrating gel. Looking forward to testing other products.
If you have acne-prone skin and are experiencing pulling sensations and dehydration during the day\, this product is for you! It's oil-free and really light\, best applied under your moisturizer or (if you're like me and skip the moisturizer because your skin is oily) under your sunscreen. Marie Bertrand\, skin care expert + microbiologist
I love the Hydrating B5 Gel. I use this in the morning without using any moisturizer and it is just the right thing to keep my skin hydrated. My skin seems to maintain a better balance throughout the day as well (I have combination skin). I use this at night as well along with a moisturizer if needed. It is so light and a little goes a very long way so it lasts longer than you think. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because of the high price.
I complained of dry\, sensitive skin and was told this would be the solution to my problems. A week later my skin looks and feels worse than ever. I absolutely hate it. Save your money.
I have been using the B5 gel for years and notice a big difference in dryness when I stop using it for any length of time. It glides on the skin and absorbs completely and acts as a base for my Vitamin C creme and then my moisturizer. My skin feels like it is drinking vitamins when I use it. I am close to 60 years old and I am always complemented on my skin. The quality of Skinceutical products is high.
I have used this product faithfully for the past three months with absolutely no visible difference. I use many SkinCeuticals products and am generally satisfied. This one needs further testing or reformulation. It is not worth the money--save your money !
I bought this last week and within 3 days of using it\, the dry patch on the tip of my chin is gone. It goes on easily and absorbs quickly into the skin and feels great. I had been globbing on creams and nothing was getting rid of this dry patch.
This product was not for me. Had a severe reaction after one application. I was very disappointed. Somethings work for one but not for another's\, especially with skin care products. The product seemed to be of good quality. The customer service was extremely helpful and nice. That says a lot about a company when they don't just wash there hands of you after you purchase an expensive product. I give the customer service 5 stars. I gave the product 3 stars because I really can't blame the product that my skin is hypersensitive.
My Best Results Occurred When I Combined CE Ferulic with Hydrating B-5 + A.G.E. Interrupter + Physical Fusion SPF50..I saw a great tip that a reviewer posted previously..she mentioned that she applied CE Ferulic on slightly damp skin then followed with her B-5 Gel..Many thanks to her\, I tried this\, and it worked wonderfully - and seemed to allow the two products to work together perfectly.. For reference\, I use an airbrush makeup system with a primer - see my Esthetician every 3 weeks for derma-plane\, light peel\, etc..+ 2 heavy peels yearly + laser when needed!
I'm 24 y/o\, located in LA. Received this from my aesthetician who used it on me during a Hydrafacial. She recommended it after I told her how oily and prone to breakouts my skin is\, and Iâ€™m in love with this! Gel moisturizers are my favorite and this one is so lightweight and feels like it tightens the pores as well. This doesnâ€™t cause an increase in my oil production whatsoever and might actually make me less oily. Since I have such oily skin in my t-zone (and kind of dry on my chin/outer areas of my face)\, I donâ€™t need a moisturizer on top and my skin doesnâ€™t flake off during the day at all without any reapplication. Iâ€™ll definitely be purchasing the full size!
I'm picky about how I spend my money\, but this is worth it to me. It made my skin feel smooth and naturally/deeply hydrated\, not as if I had just slathered something on the top layer of skin. My skin is still young but my cheeks are a little rough\, and this immediately improved the texture. An unexpected bonus is that it also helped decrease the redness in my face (rosacea-targeted products didn't work\, so I couldn't figure what to do and had actually given up). So I am impressed with this product.
I started using Skinceuticals about 10 years ago while working in a plastic surgery office\, starting with the CE Ferulic. Since I have oily skin\, currently in my 40's\, I have changed to Phloretin CF; I also use the blemish & age defense\, retinol 0.5\, and masques but the hydrating B5 gel is my most favorite!!! Every morning and night (after my retinol)\, it's such a soothing step. It gives just the right amount of moisture for me without the heaviness & oily feel my complexion doesn't need.