Skin can be likened to a leaky bucket – it is constantly losing moisture to its surroundings; in fact, without doing much at all, we can lose about 2 glasses of water a day by breathing and evaporation from our skin. Olay scientists have discovered a second key cause of moisture loss - skin fatigue. Skin fatigue leads to many unwanted changes in one's skin, including a loss of skin's ability to hold onto moisture.
Armed with these insights, the new Olay AquAction boutique addresses both causes of moisture loss with the breakthrough new HydraLock technology powered by two ingredients: WSK and Niacinamide.
Skin is like a leaky bucket
WSK - an extract from the White Jelly Leaf, is renowned throughout ancient Chinese history for its beauty-enhancing properties - has been discovered to outperform Hyaluronic Acid, the current gold standard in hydration care.
Niacinamide helps address skin fatigue caused by inadequate dietary systems and everyday stressors. It gives skin the energy to renew itself, bringing it back to more youthful levels, which in turn enables skin to hold onto its own moisture more effectively.
Now that I have gotten the blurb out of the way, let us see how the star product, Long Lasting Hydration Gel, performs.
Name: Olay AquAction Long Lasting Hydration Gel
Price: RM 59.90 for 50 g
UrCosme rating: 5.0 ★
Made in: China
Long Lasting Hydration Gel is a lovely product. I have been smoothing it on for a few weeks now and it has not resulted in untoward reactions.
It has a clear, gel like consistency that disappears without a trace into the skin. It serves to encourage me to use more than usual - a good thing it comes in a 50 g jar - and you will most probably see it in an empties post on my Instagram account soonish.
It gives off clean and tranquil vibes (if that makes sense) because of the smell (or the lack of it) and the colour.
I have also been utilising it over makeup to ease dryness as taught by 牛爾老師 on the Taiwanese programme, 女人我最大. Makeup adheres better, skin looks more luminous plus dabbing it on will not mess carefully applied makeup.
Long Lasting Hydration Gel will definitely fulfill the requirements of younger skins in need of a good daily basic while being mindful of budgets - it is simply impossible to go wrong with a product that provides hydration.
The full ingredient list for Long Lasting Hydration Gel:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Betaine, Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dimethiconol, DMDM Hydantoin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, CI 74160, Agarum Cribosum Extract, Copper Gluconate, Ethylparaben, CI 74160.
Disclosure: Press sample.