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Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Review

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Review

Not too long ago I received the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster from iFabbo. It’s touted as being great at improving moisture in the skin, so I treated it as I would a serum and used it underneath my daytime and nighttime moisturizers.

PR sample.

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Review

 About Dermalogical Skin Hydrating Booster
Hydrating fluid concentrate relieves dryness and fine lines. Help lift moisture levels and minimize fine lines by mixing into your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer or applying directly to parched skin. Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract help restore moisture balance. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

Water/aqua/eau, Glycerin, Panthenol, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Glycolipids, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Review

$56 for 1 oz

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Review

My Thoughts
This is a clear serum that absorbs quickly into the skin. It’s supposed to be great at moisturizing dry skin. Unfortunately for me, it just didn’t work with my skin type. I tried this product several times, treating it as a serum under my moisturizer, and trying it individually too. It was not moisturizing enough for my skin, especially under the eyes where I’m dry like the Sahara Desert these days.

Additionally, it caused me to break out on my forehead, nose and chin. If I had to guess, I think my skin had an adverse reaction to the lavender oil. Lavender doesn’t always irritate my skin but with some ingredient combinations it will. I tend to avoid it because lavender that I can smell can trigger a migraine. Not fun!

Despite my issues with it, I think this would be a good product for oily skin or non-sensitive skin types. My friend Eugenia (who has oily skin) loves it and it did not irritate her at all. So it’s definitely one of those products that may work for you even though it didn’t work for me.

Finally I do feel that it’s on the expensive side for a serum, at least for me, since it wasn’t moisturizing enough. This is not one I would purchase for myself.

Have you tried the brand Dermalogica? Any favorite products? What are your thoughts? Let me know below!


  • Good for oily skin
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Cruelty free


  • Bad for sensitive skin, caused me to break out
  • Expensive
  • Not moisturizing enough for my dry skin

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  • OMG my full name is Eugenia too! Is your friend Russian? I am loving this product!

  • Hi! That stinks that it broke you out. For me, it’s just too highly priced for a serum. Thanks for the review though!

  • How does your skin usually cope with high concentrations of glycerin? I see that it is the second ingredient, and my ridiculously sensitive skin just can’t cope with that much glycerin. I find (vegie) hyaluronic acid and things like oat beta glucans much more moisturising, as well as being soothing to my skin. I am also desert dry (my skin is actually peeling under my eyes as we head into colder weather here in Australia) and mixing home made serums made with these ingredients, hydrating oils, and soothing/hydrating hydrosols is the best option I’ve found.

    • I’ve never noticed a correlation with glycerin and my skin in the past. I do think that oat is definitely more moisturizing!

  • Hi Phyrra – Sorry to read you received a reaction from this product. I use Dermalogica and I LOVE this product. My two favorites are the hydrating booster and the Intensive Eye Repair. I have seen significant changes in my skin and eye are. The deep lines have disappeared and keep those fine lines around the eye at bay.

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