Delivering on the promise of nourished, beautiful skin is what drives Australian skincare and cosmetic innovators, esmi Skin Minerals, to create world-class, cruelty-free products for all skin types and concerns with no compromises on ingredient quality.
With a loyal fan base, a big key to esmi Skin Minerals continued success has been the level of engagement and support they give their customers. They create the products their customers need and developed their popular Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum to target dehydration - a common skin condition we all face at some stage no matter our skin type.
Dry vs Dehydrated Skin - What Is The difference?
Are you dealing with dull, rough and – worst of all – flaky skin?
These are all signs your skin is dehydrated but no, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a dry skin type; dehydrated skin and dry skin are two different things.
Dry skin lacks oil, whereas dehydrated skin lacks water.
Put simply, dry skin is a skin type while dehydration is a skin condition and all skin types can become dehydrated; oily, combination, dry and sensitive skin.
Dry and dehydrated skin share some of the same symptoms but they’re actually two different skin issues.
An itchy, flaky complexion are symptoms of dry skin while dehydrated skin is usually inflamed, dull, flaky, fine lines are more pronounced and skin feels tight even after moisturising.
To combat dehydration for all skin types, the skin cell’s water content needs to be replenished and you should focus on skincare choices that will boost moisture levels.
This is where hyaluronic acid can play a transformative role in your routine.
How Can Hyaluronic Acid Help?
When you hear the word ‘acid’ in the context of skincare, you might think of strong, abrasive exfoliants that slough away dead cells but leave your skin feeling pretty raw during and after the process.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is different, it works to plump skin by restoring the skin’s moisture barrier. It’s a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in your body, found in your joints and skin, helping maintain strength and elasticity.
The exciting thing about hyaluronic acid is its amazing ability to attract water. It can actually hold 1000x times its weight in water making it incredibly effective at boosting the skin’s moisture levels.
Hydrated skin is healthy, youthful-looking skin and hyaluronic acid is like a quick hydration fix, instantly plumping skin and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles.
It also helps repair an impaired skin barrier that is suffering from dry, flaky, reactive or over stripped skin.
When your skin barrier is compromised, your skin is more susceptible to accelerated ageing and damage caused by inflammation, UV rays, and other environmental factors.
Strengthening and repairing a damaged barrier helps skin protect itself against these stressors.
This super hydrator also regulates oil flow for oily skin types to target breakouts and can even help to rejuvenate dark circles under the eyes.
Because it’s found naturally in your body, it’s much easier for your skin to recognise and absorb rapidly and gentle enough not to irritate, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
All skin types are susceptible to dehydration - oily, dry, sensitive and combination - so every routine will benefit from the hydrating powers of hyaluronic acid.
The natural hyaluronic acid levels in our skin decrease as we age, which leads to sagging and wrinkles. It’s important to replenish your skin’s natural hyaluronic stores with your skincare routine to help keep skin tight, supple and minimise the appearance of fine lines.
Why Your Skin Will Love esmi Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum
The esmi Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum is like a big drink of water for your cells containing triple action Hyaluron which increases hydration by 25% within 2 hours for a plumper, brighter complexion.
The hydrating serum isn’t a moisturiser, it works by attracting water to the deeper layers of skin and rehydrating cells from the inside out.
After hydrating the skin, it’s then important to apply a moisturiser on top to lock in the hydration.
The hydrating serum contains niacinamide (Vitamin B3) for skin repair, restoration and to regulate oil flow which in turn aids in breakout prevention for oily skin types. It also contains allantoin to promote cell longevity.
Its lightweight texture means that it is a great way to hydrate oily skin without clogging pores, whilst it is gentle enough for sensitive skin types.
Not sure where to start? Talk to our skin specialist team who will guide you through your FREE personal Skin Care Plan and help you get on top of your skin concerns today. The team at esmi are always here to support you on your skin journey.