Monday, February 02, 2015

Review on H2O+ Face Oasis: Oil-free Marine Hydrating Booster and Hydrating Treatment


After my skin allergy episode, I need to strengthen my weak skin with skincare that are more skin friendly and with deep hydrating properties. One of the skincare I tried were H2O+ Face Oasis: Oil-free Marine Hydrating Booster and Hydrating Treatment.

I have always heard about H2O+ ... I means I saw the counter when I passes by BUT never really stop and take a closer look and learn about the brand and their products. And I'm glad that I received this set of products.. since I need something good in hydrating department.



It's been a very long while since I used any oil-free skincare (especially moisturizer) ... I have combination skin, my skin feel tight and dry most of the time (I'm in my mid-30s, skin is getting more and more drying and it doesn't help much that I sleep in air-con room), so using oil-free skincare doesn't sound right (right? lolx) and beside I really love "cream" base moisturizer (cream base moisturizer always makes my skin feel so fine and soft)




H2O+ Face Oasis Oil Free Hydrating is a hydrating range for combination skin which helps to hydrate and smooth skin. It will transform skin to appear lineless and revitalized with marine-active moisture.

Look at the packaging and the products itself... already makes you feel so refreshing and hydrated right??


Face Oasis™ Hydrating Treatment
Oil-free moisture gel delivers deep hydration while minimizing the appearance of fine lines with phospholipids, multivitamin complex and moisturizing marine botanicals

Benefits ::
  • Hydrating marine botanicals rapidly replenish depleted skin and fill surface lines with a surge of moisture
  • Multivitamins A and E help skin resist daily damage from environmental stress
  • Phospholipid microspheres deliver time-released hydration to keep skin looking revitalized all day

Key Elements ::
  • Multivitamin Complex: A supercharged blend of vitamins A, C & E that helps increase skin’s elasticity while delivering powerful antioxidants to help repair and prevent cell damage.
  • Phospholipids:
    Cellular compatible microspheres that deliver active ingredients within the epidermal layers while helping to improve skin texture.   
  • Hydrating Marine Blend:
    A triple-powered synthesis of marine botanicals that optimizes skin’s moisture balance while bolstering free radical resistance.
    • Wakame: Brown kelp energizes skin’s natural functions and recharges tone
    • Sea Lettuce: Dewy yellow-green leaves cultivated from the coast of Brittany, France; supports skin-firming collagen and elastin
    • Fennel: Waxy green ribbons abundant along rocky English sea cliffs; empowers skin to resist aging environmental damage

Direction of use ::
After cleansing, massage gently into damp face and neck.
For dryer skin, spread a thin layer over face, like a mask, and allow 5 minutes to absorb. Massage in excess.





A gel moisturizer



Here's my thought on the moisturizer after using it for more then a month::

  • The Oil-free moisture gel is very light-weight
  • Very moist and easy to spread all over the skin(face)
  • Doesn't feel sticky and it absorbed really well and fast into the skin
  • The finishing was quite smooth (velvety smooth type) 
  • Quite refreshing and soothing on the skin
  • doesn't makes skin look shiny
  • Doesn't cause any skin irritation
    (especially on my very weak and sensitive skin.. no itchiness)
  • Doesn't cause any break-out also
  • Quite hydrating even when this is a oil-free product
Personally, I really enjoy using the moisture gel - skin doesn't feel tight at night.. but I do need the hydrating booster to amp up the hydration intensity when my skin is feeling tired and a bit dry on stressful/tired day.

The moisturizer does contains dimethicone - I guess this is the reason why skin feel smooth. I used to find "Anti-wrinkles" products that contains a huge amount of dimethicone are quite drying for my skin.... but surprisingly  H2O+ Face Oasis: oil-free Marine Hydrating treatment moisture gel doesn't. (I think the combination of ingredients does play a huge part here... and this product is not an anti-aging product... it's more of a hydrating boosting product.)


Ingredients list ::


Oasis 24™ Hydrating Booster
A nutrient-intensive, oil-free moisture supplement for depleted skin with omega plankton, moisturizing marine botanicals and Sea Mineral Complex

Benefits::
  • Primes skin to receive the maximum benefits from any moisturizer, without feeling heavy or greasy
  • Scientifically advanced formula delivers timed-released hydration up to 24 continuous hours
  • Fortified with powerful marine extracts rich in omega fatty acids to support elasticity and resilience
  • Sea-derived essential minerals work synergistically with Sea Mineral Complex, scientifically advanced delivery system to ensure vital nutrients are rapidly absorbed at the cellular level

Key Elements :
  • Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract:
    Sourced from grassy blades that flourish along the African coast, this nutrient boosts skin’s ability to absorb moisture.
  • Omega Plankton:
    Thriving just beneath the surface of the sea, these sun-soaked algae are naturally rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids to promote resilient skin texture and maximum moisture retention.   
     
  • Hydrating Marine Blend:
    A triple-powered synthesis of marine botanicals that optimizes skin’s moisture balance while bolstering free radical resistance.

    • Wakame: Brown kelp fronds harvested from the Sea of Japan; energizes skin’s natural functions and recharges tone
    • Sea Lettuce: Dewy yellow-green leaves cultivated from the coast of Brittany, France; supports skin-firming collagen and elastin
    • Fennel: Waxy green ribbons abundant along rocky English sea cliffs; empowers skin to resist aging environmental damage

Direction of use :
Shake well before using. Apply to cleansed skin and follow with appropriate H2O Plus moisturizer.



Need to give it a good shake to mix up the booster before applying on the skin









After using this on and off for about a month...

Oasis 24™ Hydrating Booster feel quite oily to touch (I know this is oil-free.. but it feels oily!).

The consistency those moist type of oily texture. Spread all over my face easily and I do not have to use a lot. Fast absorption and skin has a oily type of silky finishing and skin doesn't look oily at all.

The booster feels quite nice on the skin and it works really well with the moisturizer. The combo work great at night (sleeping in air-con room) if your skin was dehydrated or feeling tight most of the time. (Suitable for normal to combination skin)

Ingredients list ::




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