Review: Hydrating B5 Gel
Let’s face it: we all face skin problems at least one time in our lives, right?
Whether it be from acne, dry skin, oily skin, age, scars, or anything else or all of the above, having imperfect skin is inevitable and unavoidable.
Besides, have you ever met someone with absolutely perfect skin? I don’t think so.
But luckily, there is so much out there in the marketplace today that you have literally thousands of options on how to treat your skin and what method to use.
You have probably heard about many of these products, methods, beauty hacks, and technologies. Everything from lotions, pills, essential oils, and surgeries seem to promise you the same results, and better: clear and perfect skin.
But, have you ever heard of Hydrating B5 Gel?
This gel is a bit different from the rest, and perhaps extremely underrated, despite the same promises it makes as everything else in the beauty world.
But what exactly is it, how does it work, and does it really do everything it says it’s going to do?
While there are many different companies who produce and sell Hydrating B5 Gels, in this review I will be focusing on the gel sold by Skin Ceuticals, an advanced skin care company.
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If a company’s customers are not satisfied with the product, then we won’t recommend it. If the company’s product does not do for the customers what it says that it will do, then we also won’t recommend it.
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So everything that you find written in this review has been based off of facts from the company’s official website and reviews left by the company’s previous customers.
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What is Hydrating B5 Gel?
According to Skin Ceuticals, a hydrating b5 gel is “an oil free hydrating serum [that] replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion.”
A serum is typically a lightweight liquid concentrated by water that is used in facial cosmetics (such as hydrating b5 gel) and is great for preparing or priming the face for whatever cosmetic treatment is about to be applied. It is especially common in anti aging facial products because of how lightweight it is and the amount of brightening it can provide.
In other words, the hydrating b5 gel is a lightweight liquid product that gives your face more liveliness due to moisturizing materials and brightness to make you look refreshed and youthful.
The gel is supposed to leave your skin feeling smooth and clear after you use it, as well as gives you well hydrated skin without clogging any pores.
Furthermore, a huge benefit to using this hydrating b5 gel is that you can use it in addition to your daily moisturizer, and the gel actually enhances it. This means that you not only receive the benefits from the gel, but you also get stronger benefits and results from the moisturizer you already use on a daily basis.
The gel is also free of any and all paraben, alcohol, dye, and fragrances, reducing the likeliness of damage to your skin and allergic reactions.
And finally, perhaps one of the biggest benefits of all, is the fact that Skin Ceutical’s hydrating b5 gel is suitable for all types of skin.
How Does Hydrating B5 Gel Work?
In order to make your skin feel newer, younger, and fresher, Skin Ceutical’s hydrating b5 gel uses its formulas to replenish the nutrients that your skin needs in order to act and look at its best.
Ingredients in the product’s formula include a combination of vitamin B with hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid acts as the natural hydrator of every person’s body, and, as a result, helps the gel in moisturizing and hydrating the skin.
Not only is it great for making the skin look and feel younger, but the hydrating b5 gel is also an excellent acne treatment.
Using the same ingredients and properties, the gel works to moisturize acne prone skin and therefore reduce it.
The ingredient that does all of the repairing of the skin, and therefore taking you back to looking like the younger you again, is the vitamin B in the formula combination.
Vitamin B is essential to the skin, and the more you have of it, the more your skin is able to repair itself. Therefore, with the use of hydrating b5 gel, the vitamin B works to the rebuild and strengthen the natural repair process done by the skin barrier.
Although Vitamin B and Hyaluronic Acid are the main and most active ingredients in the product, it also consists of a few more, just with less influence on the product’s make up.
These ingredients include water, phenoxyethanol, calcium pantothenate, and sodium hyaluronate.
How Do I Use Hydrating B5 Gel?
Applying the hydrating b5 gel is actually quite simple and is made clear and easy to follow by Skin Ceuticals, as they even have uploaded a video onto their company website showing you exactly how to use the product.
First of all, it is important to note that to apply the hydrating b5 gel, using only your fingertips is necessary. It is not needed or beneficial to use your entire hands, as you want to be as careful as possible to put on just the right amount and stay in control of where you place the product on your face.
As soon as you have some of the product on your fingertips, use them to put the product all over your entire face, neck, and chest. You should do this step 2 to 3 times in one setting (not 2 to 3 times throughout the entire day).
Skin Ceuticals also recommends that if you are using the product in the morning, to use their vitamin C antioxidant serum before applying the product after applying the product and using a Skin Ceuticals sunscreen before applying the product.
If using the product at night, Skin Ceuticals also recommends using the product after an application of retinol, if you use it.
In addition to this, you can use the hydrating b5 gel either on its own or with a daily moisturizer that you already use. The difference is that when using the gel with another moisturizer, the gel is said to strengthen the results as well as the benefits of it.
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Why Choose Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel?
So, what makes hydrating b5 gel stand out among the crowd of all other skin care products, treatments, and remedies?
For one, this hydrating b5 gel specifically made by Skin Ceuticals contains only two primarily active ingredients, and only five other background ingredients. This makes it extremely different from other products that can contain tons of ingredients, many of which you as a customer don’t even know how to pronounce.
The formula is simple, understandable, and is said by Skin Ceuticals to be advanced and backed up by science.
Additionally, the hydrating b5 gel by Skin Ceuticals is suitable and equally applicable for all types of skin. Whether you have normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, or anything in between does not matter, because this gel is supposed to work the same with all four.
Another fascinating and beneficial feature of the hydrating b5 gel is that it works great both by itself and with your other moisturizers. You don’t have to worry about whether it will cooperate right or safely, as the simple ingredients are ensured by Skin Ceuticals that they will assist and enhance the work of your moisturizer, not go against it.
Unlike many other skin care products that feel sticky, thick, and uncomfortable going on and staying on, Skin Ceutical’s hydrating b5 gel is said by Dr. Patti Flint to feel “silky going on and helps replenish lost moisture.”
However, something that this specific product of hydrating b5 gel lacks that other products have is its size and capacity.
The Skin Ceutical’s hydrating b5 gel comes in a bottle with a capacity of 1 fluid ounce, while many other skin care products can come in sizes up to 1.7 fluid ounces or in some cases, even more.
Additionally, the price is very high compared to other alternatives such as lotions and creams, and especially for 1 fluid ounce.
Pricing of Hydrating B5 Gel
As I mentioned earlier when comparing Skin Ceutical’s hydrating b5 gel to other skin care products, the price for a bottle of 1 fluid ounce of gel is very high compared to its moisturizing alternatives.
On Skin Ceutical’s website, the product is listed for a total of $82.00 flat.
Additionally, the gel can’t be bought directly from Skin Ceutical themselves. Instead, the company has a list of partnering suppliers who sell the product and from which you can get it for the same exact price and amount.
These partners are called authorized retailers, and there is a list of online sellers on Skin Ceutical’s website that you can choose from, as well as local ones that you can find near you.
A few of the online retailers include Dermstore.com, LovelySkin.com, SkinStore.com, BlueMercury.com, and more.
However, while the price of this product may be high, there have been some deals going on at Skin Ceutical’s site that can help you get it at a more affordable price or with added benefits.
As of July 2018, there is a current deal going on where you will receive a complimentary deluxe sample of Skin Ceutical’s other product, Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier, if you purchase and enter the simple code ‘JULY.’
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What Are Others Saying About It?
You already know all of the benefits and results that Skin Ceuticals is promising you if you purchase their product, but has it actually worked for the people who have already used it?
On Skin Ceutical’s website, a total of 30 previous customers have left reviews for their hydrating b5 gel, and the average star rating that it has received is 4 stars out of a maximum of 5.
One customer says on the website that the gel makes their skin feel very soft and supple like the product guarantees. They went on to say that they had recently burned their face, but the hydrating b5 gel repaired the burn within 3 days. The customer gave the product a 5-star rating.
Another customer said that they had been using another gel for 4 years but it had left their skin dry, burning, and even more sensitive than before. But after they purchased the hydrating b5 gel, their skin is now repaired and they say that it glides on much smoother compared to the other products they had used in the past. As a result, this customer also gave it 5 stars.
One of the customers who gave the product 4 stars says that the product works great and just like Skin Ceuticals said it would, but the only reason they didn’t give it a higher rating is because of the high price.
What I Think About It
Overall, I think that the product has a nice set of features to it, simple ingredients (which makes it more attractive in my opinion), and great customer reviews.
Skin Ceuticals has definitely proven that they can be trusted with this product from all of the customer reviews, ensuring the honesty of what all the hydrating b5 gel can do.
However, I do think the price is a bit extreme for 1 ounce of gel, but the product has proven worth it.
Compatible with any and all skin types, this hydrating b5 gel is definitely a product that I would recommend for treating your biggest skin problems.