Give Your Aging Skin Some Boost with Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster (Review)

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If you know me well enough, facial serum is by far the most important product in my skincare arsenal. Age has something to do with it. And yes, I don’t deny that moi will be hitting the big four-o in a few weeks.

But see I’m not a poster child for that proverbial fountain of youth and while I did update my profile pic with “forever young” description, let me tell you this upfront: Age is just a number. Feel young, look young. Engage in a healthy lifestyle, wear sunscreen, and most all feed your skin serum!

Recently I had the opportunity to try Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster ($56, 30ml), a serum with water-like consistency. I say so because most of the serums I have tried in the past were thicker and/or creamier.

review dermalogica skin hydrating booster, secret to youthful skin, anti-aging products, hyaluronic acid and skin

review dermalogica skin hydrating booster, secret to youthful skin, anti-aging products

Ingredients: Water/aqua/eau, Glycerin, Panthenol, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycolipids, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

Hydration and aging. Your science teacher taught you that skin is composed of 60% water. It performs essential functions from transporting nutrients to cells, regulating temperature, to maintaining supple skin. Over time, skin loses its elasticity due to a variety of factors, most notably hormonal-related. Dryness, wrinkles, facial sag, crows feet, uneven pigmentation, the list goes on. While I don’t have wrinkles yet, I need extra reinforcement to combat facial sagging because that’s how I fake my age, haha!

Hyaluronic acid and aging. Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in anti-aging products because it is a humectant (it seals moisture). It’s the secret to making skin look plump and youthful. Got money for fillers? fine! talk to your doctor about it. However, if you’re like me who’s contented with topical products, then Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster might be your next BFF. This serum is very lightweight and ideal for all skin types. It is fragrance and artificial color-free. It also contains Melissa Officinalis extract a.k.a lemon balm which is good for calming and tightening the skin. Two drops are enough for my face and neck. Combined with a moisturizer, my skin feels supple and hydrated.

Now that you know my secret, will you be using hyaluronic acid-based products? chime in!


P.S As always, we have different reactions and experiences when it comes to skincare products. What works for you may not for me and vice-versa. If you have found your holy grail, stick to your regimen.



  1. June 10, 2014 / 7:12 am

    This may be worth a tumble, particularly for day. It would be light and fresh under makeup. I like hyaluronic acid, it is so loverly for desiccated pusses, like mine. 😀

    • June 12, 2014 / 8:37 pm

      LOL on desiccated pusses. Remember, I'm turning into one, hahaha

  2. June 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    I really have found Dermologica products to be quite nice! I have oily skin but it still needs moisture. This might be a good alternative for the summer rather than using a regular moisturizer.

    • June 12, 2014 / 8:37 pm

      I have oily skin too but w/ age comes extra requirement for hydration, ugh!

  3. June 10, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    hmmmmm. i'm not far from 40 – so this is something i need to look into!

  4. June 10, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    I love this stuff. Since I stopped testing I haven't used it every single day, but I do put it on at least 4 times a week. It's definitely made a difference and I'll rebuy for sure!

  5. June 10, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    I love this stuff. It's amazing.

  6. Anonymous
    June 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    I love Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Lotion for hyaluronic acid. Not too expensive, and my face is so much better moisturized than it had been!

  7. June 10, 2014 / 6:09 pm

    Hyaluronic acid is even good for us oily-skinned gals. Everyone should try it!

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  9. June 10, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Sounds great! Dermalogica products are good!

  10. June 10, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    My skin has been dry despite the weather change! Need thiss

  11. June 10, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    This one broke me out 🙁 Bad lavender.

  12. June 10, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    I loooove this!! It has really helped give me some extra mosture

  13. June 10, 2014 / 11:12 pm

    Yes, age really IS just a number! Great to hear your thoughts on this product.

  14. June 10, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    I would love to try a sample of it before sinking in that much money. I'm glad to hear a good recommendation from you.

  15. June 11, 2014 / 2:38 am

    I love my bottle and recently found out my boyfriend is addicted to it too!

  16. June 11, 2014 / 4:14 am

    Ok so when I am off my no buy I am buying this!

  17. June 11, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    I loved this booster! It works surprisingly well for scabs, too.

  18. June 12, 2014 / 1:22 am

    I loved this for my dry patches underneath moisturizer!

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