H2O Plus and Their Facial Oasis: For Day and Night!Monday, July 14, 2008
Somehow the summer heat really changes what we all need and want in skin care. During the winter I crave thick creams and lotions. That exact same product that I was so obsessed with during the winter can suddenly become oppressive and just incredibly unappealing when the thermometer hit 90 (or higher)! So, these gel moisturizers have reached an all new importance this time of year. Because, despite the heat making you sweat like crazy, chances are that your skin is still dry in patches and needs moisture.
Enter the Oasis, two different gel based moisturizers from H2O Plus. Both are hydrating, feel fantastic going on (try keeping them in the fridge, AMAZING at the end of a long hot day!) and both sink in very quickly. They weren't overly hydrating for my combination skin, I was left with dewy skin and it was easy to apply makeup. The Night Oasis is just a bit more hydrating and does take an extra minute or two to sink in than the Face Oasis.
Perhaps what is even more important to know about these moisturizers is what is inside of them! A quick glance at the ingredients list below shows us that both contain Tocopheryl Acetate (aka-Vitamin E), which acts as an anti-oxidant. You'll also see Retinyl Palmitate, which I was surprised to see because it isn't really mentioned much by H2O Plus. They mention it as Vitamin A, but really you should think of it more as a Retinoid, a Vitamin A derivative that is the only topical ever proven to improve wrinkles. Not to mention those long lists of derivatives/extracts, most of those are different Algae and their extracts are usually included for their anti-oxidant properties as well.
These are the perfect mid-summer moisturizers, and you don't need to give up on any anti-aging benefits! Don't forget to slather on the sunscreen, the retinoid can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Face Oasis Ingredients:
Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Glycereth-7, Glycosaminoglycans, Dimethicone, Phospholipids, Sea Salt, Extracts of: Ulva Lcatuca, Crithmum Maritimum, Undaria Pinnatifida, Algae; Panthenol, Retinyl Palmitate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc PCA, Benzophenone-4, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylchlorisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Linalool, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Blue 1.
Night Oasis Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Extracts of: Crithmum Maritimum, lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit, Hydrolyzed Ulva Lactuca, Laminaria Cloustoni, Algae, Ulva Lactuca; Sea Salt, Fragrance, Linalool, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phospholipids, Isobtylparaben, Proplyparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Blue 1