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Hydrating B5 Gel Hydrating gel with hyaluronic acid

Hydrating B5 Gel is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 153.
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An oil free hydrating serum replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion

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Product Details

Hydrating B5 Gel replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger. This oil free moisturizer combines vitamin B5 with hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to help bind moisture to the skin. It can be used alone or with a daily moisturizer to provide extra hydration, and is an ideal moisturizer for acne prone skin.

  • Leaves skin feeling supple and smooth
  • Enhances the benefits of a daily moisturizer
  • Provides optimal hydration without clogging pores
  • Paraben-, alcohol-, dye-, fragrance-free
  • Ideal for all skin types

How To Use

Using fingertips, apply 2-3 drops to the entire face, neck, and chest. Avoid the eye area. If using in the morning, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidant serum and before a SkinCeuticals sunscreen. If using with a retinol at night, apply after retinol application.

Key Ingredients

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Vitamin B5

A natural humectant capable of holding 1,000 times its own weight in water and the body’s natural hydrator.

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aqua / water / eau, phenoxyethanol, calcium pantothenate, sodium hyaluronate

Physician Insight

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Hydrating B5 Gel is ideal for excessively dry or cold climates, as it is like first-aid for your skin. It feels silky going on and helps replenish lost moisture.

Dr. Patti Flint – Patti Flint, MD

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible lightweight moisturizer I'm 24 y/o, located in LA. Received this from my aesthetician who used it on me during a Hydrafacial. She recommended it after I told her how oily and prone to breakouts my skin is, and I’m in love with this! Gel moisturizers are my favorite and this one is so lightweight and feels like it tightens the pores as well. This doesn’t cause an increase in my oil production whatsoever and might actually make me less oily. Since I have such oily skin in my t-zone (and kind of dry on my chin/outer areas of my face), I don’t need a moisturizer on top and my skin doesn’t flake off during the day at all without any reapplication. I’ll definitely be purchasing the full size!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ingredient Works Well I have sensitive skin, combination. T Zone oils yet slightly dry in some areas and normal in others. The B5 gel is a great addition over the Vitamin C AOX 10%. I also use a light moisturizer which really is an important step for those with dry skin. Hyaluronic Acid B5 isn't really a drying agent - but dry skin needs other moisturizers. I like to use Vitamin C in the morning with moisturizer and SPF50. For night, I alternate either use the Vitamin C, B5, Moisturizer OR I use retinol and moisturizer. This regimen seems to work quite well for my personal skin type. Along with peels, my skin is healthy and discolorations are under control. I would rate higher but the cost is a bit pricey - I use every other night now.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRY WITH YOUR CE FERULIC FOR BEST RESULTS!! My Best Results Occurred When I Combined CE Ferulic with Hydrating B-5 + A.G.E. Interrupter + Physical Fusion SPF50..I saw a great tip that a reviewer posted previously..she mentioned that she applied CE Ferulic on slightly damp skin then followed with her B-5 Gel..Many thanks to her, I tried this, and it worked wonderfully - and seemed to allow the two products to work together perfectly.. For reference, I use an airbrush makeup system with a primer - see my Esthetician every 3 weeks for derma-plane, light peel, etc..+ 2 heavy peels yearly + laser when needed!
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle Moisture I have been using this product for almost 20 years now, and it has definitely improved my skin's overall hydration without being oily or leaving my skin shiny. I have normal-to-dry, somewhat sensitive skin, and the B5 Gel has worked miracles. I need less of my overall moisturizer because the B5 Gel sinks into my skin and then pulls my moisturizer more deeply into my skin and leaves the texture just right for applying make up. I am consistently told that I look 10-15 years younger than my age and I think the B5 gel has a great deal to do with that!
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many great things about this product I love the Hydrating B5 Gel. I use this in the morning without using any moisturizer and it is just the right thing to keep my skin hydrated. My skin seems to maintain a better balance throughout the day as well (I have combination skin). I use this at night as well along with a moisturizer if needed. It is so light and a little goes a very long way so it lasts longer than you think. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because of the high price.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite Skinceutical product!!! I started using Skinceuticals about 10 years ago while working in a plastic surgery office, starting with the CE Ferulic. Since I have oily skin, currently in my 40's, I have changed to Phloretin CF; I also use the blemish & age defense, retinol 0.5, and masques but the hydrating B5 gel is my most favorite!!! Every morning and night (after my retinol), it's such a soothing step. It gives just the right amount of moisture for me without the heaviness & oily feel my complexion doesn't need.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have tried many different hydrators, and I can honestly say, this one is probably one of the best ones available. It gets the job done and doesn't break me out. The only reason I deducted a star is that it leaves my skin feeling very sticky. But in all honesty, many hydrators do this. And, once I put my moisturizer on, I'm not aware of the stickiness anymore. Something else to be aware of is that different hydrators work differently with different moisturizers and makeup, whether it be tinted moisturizers or full-fledged foundations. Unfortunately, they don't all play nicely with one another. So, you could find your makeup balling up or beading.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great daytime serum to wear under moisturizer. I like to press into skin then apply spf over. It does keep my skin very soft and is gentle enough for me to use in my orbital bone under eye cream. I dont think this is moisturizing enough to use alone, but so far I like how it works underneath something. For night I prefer a stronger serum like their retexturizing activator but for day this is pretty great. Its not the very best serum they make, but its good for moderately dry skin. It can be kind of pricy but you only need 3-5 drops so its not back breaking either. Skinceauticals is usually a pretty safe bet for skincare. I do notice around my eyes and cheekbones my skin looks a bit brighter after I use this daily for about a week or so.
Date published: 2019-02-26
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