You guys know how invested I am in skincare and something that I especially appreciate is finding new brands that make hi-tech skincare products. So I was pretty thrilled to discover Loveisderma- A Taiwan based brand engaged in aesthetic medicine, skin care products and pharmaceutical care. A unique product that first caught my eye was the B5 Hydraboost Gelly Masque. It’s a giant tub of transparent gel that invited me to dive in!
LOVEISDERMA is one of the many brands under the parent company – Innovation Biotechnology which is a Taiwan‘s based pharmaceutical company that was established in 2005. It is engaged in making medical grade cosmetics. They claim to collaborate with laboratories in Taiwan and abroad to develop unique and effective formulas for delaying skin aging and skin problems.
Learn more about them here.
990 NT = 2250 INR for 500 ml
- Indications: This gel-based masque is enhanced with a unique complex containing most effective hydrators which helps increase skin’s hydration level and retain its natural protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. Ideal for use on a variety of skin types which include dry, dehydrated, aging and stressed skin.
- Active Ingredients: Helps decongest clogged pores, lifts impurities from the skin’s surface to maximizes the benefits of a daily moisturizer.
Water, Glycereth-26, Panthenol, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Saccharide Isomerate, Carbomer,Yeast Extract, Mannitol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Caffeine, Zinc te, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin,Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance.
I also ran this product through COSDNA and it looks a nice and safe line up. Also let me just take a minute to point out some of the new age ingredients that this one sports.
Snail secretion filtrate: It is basically snail mucus filtered not to be too slimy! Mucin protects the Snails delicate feet from environmental hazards such as rough surfaces, bacteria and UV-rays and keeps them moist in dry conditions, many of the nutrients in snail mucin can also be absorbed by our skin to have similar effects. Regular use of snail mucin has been shown to fade acne scars and hyper-pigmentation, moisturize and firm skin, clear complexion, and minimize pores.
Horse Chestnut extract has been found to have soothing, anti-irritant and toning properties and is widely used in salves for aged and fragile skin but also in facial toners, cleansers and moisturizers for anti-blotchiness.
The product is of a clear gel like texture and comes packaged in a huge plastic tub. The consistency is such that it remains on the face and doesn’t fall off so one can be considerably mobile without risking any spills or stains. The ingredient list does mention fragrance which I feel they could have done without but thankfully its mild-almost imperceptible. (thank god!)
The sheer size of this tub amazed me because it’s not often I have come across Skin Care products being sold in such large packaging (500 ml) but after reading the “directions of use” I understood the reason behind it. One is expected to apply a thick layer approximately 5 mm thick to cleansed skin. To create a layer that thick one does need a lot of product and hence the quantity!
They also pack a spatula in there which is to be used to scrape off excess product before washing the face. This is very thoughtful of them because I skipped the spatula once and took me doubly long to get all of it off. Also its important to do a good job of removal with the spatula so that you don’t over wash and waste a ton of water.
I leave the gel on my face for around 20-30 minutes, during which the skin feels incredibly cool; almost like water is standing still on my facial skin. I just wish I had found this one during the peak of summer. I can only imagine how wonderful this would feel on the face on a hot afternoon in April. In colder weather (like now with the rains and winds) you might actually feel quite cold. I am very sensitive to temperature change so I almost felt as if I was catching a cold due to the cooling effect it has.
After washing it off the skin feels very fresh, plump and hydrated. The pores also seem to shrink a bit. I noticed the skin over all feels very soothed especially over some angry spots, the kind you have on your skin after plucking/ threading / waxing etc.
After experiencing the efficacy of this I totally understand why the brand has decided to name it B5 Hydraboost. B5 is short for Pro-Vitamin B5 which is also known as Pantothenic Acid. It is a part of the powerful B-Complex family. It is featured very high up in this product’s ingredient list in the form of Panthenol, which is the alcohol form of Vitamin B5. It is popularly used in skincare products due to its ability to moisturizes, heal and regenerate the skin.
- Unique product concept.
- Good Price to quantity Ratio
- Cooling & Refreshing
- Not easily available in India.
Initially when I saw a tub full of gel I was positive this was just a gimmick but then it surprised me with its instant cooling and refreshing properties. It consists of some great ingredients that perhaps play a role in the instant hydration that one feels. Also the cost to quantity ratio is pretty good and they seem to be running offers of Buy 1 Get 1 free. If you are travelling in South East Asia and chance upon this product I recommend you try it.