Extra hydration: a touch of SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5

skinceauticals-hydrating-b5-review - 1What if you could give your skin an extra shot of hydration, with no oiliness, stickiness or that heavy feeling or layering up products?

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 fits the bill: thin, water-like fluid glides on the skin and is absorbed immediately, with quenching effects.

It can be used alone or to complement the moisturising routine. I use it both ways; I find that in the winter, it’s a lifesaver and in the summer, it helps hydrate deeper without being too much.

It is also great during the day, especially around the eye, a few dabs to break dryness caused by air conditioning.

skinceauticals-hydrating-b5-review - 2Vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid are the main ingredients, for a smoother, suppler complexion.

Because its oil free it’s doesn’t clog pores, bring ideal for acne prone skin.

The vitamin B5 aids with tissue repair and hyaluronic acid helps bind moisture to the skin, providing lasting hydration.

I am a huge fan of additional hydration products that don’t weigh in the skin; as mentioned before, mine can’t take rich creams, but still craves that deep hydration, so layering is perfect for me.

skinceauticals-hydrating-b5-review - 3This product goes really well with another SkinCeuticals favourite of mine, the SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense.

You can get the SkinCeuticauls Hydrating B5 from Dermacare Direct, and it costs £38.

Dermacare Direct also stocks a range of SkinCeuticals products and also other cosmeceuticals at great prices. They also count with handy advice to help you choose the best regime for you.


This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

4 thoughts on “Extra hydration: a touch of SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5

  1. I have tried this too and it’s so interesting to read your thoughts. I think this is quite a hard product to get to grips with if you don’t know SkinCeuticals because the info on the pack doesn’t really make it clear what it’s for or how it works. But as you say, used regularly it’s excellent and although it’s pricey a little goes a long way.


  2. Do you use b5 serum and then the blemish age defense on top, or you layer it the other way around. Ive dealt with really oily acne prone skin all my life but recently found out that its dehydrated as well. Ive been researching on these two products and a bit confused which one to go for!


    • Hi
      I usually put the b5 serum before anything, on cleansed and toned skin. Then I layer with the blemish age defense and/or serum and/or a moisturiser, depending on the day or time of the day. I find the blemish age defense is not very moisturising, so I always use with another moisturiser.
      The B5 serum also acts as a boost on the moisture from any other product you put in, so it helps maximise their action.
      I find it particularly useful when the season changes and the wind dries my skin even more, especially now I am back on topical tretinoin for my skin.
      I hope this helps you!
      Thanks for your visit and comment!
      Dani x


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