how to use
WHY IS MOISTURISER IMPORTANT?
In a tropical climate like Singapore, it is recommended for your moisturiser to be non-comedogenic. It means that products should not clog your pores – The detestable tiny whiteheads and blackheads that make your skin appear bumpy, stem from congested pores. With the build-up of sebum, the skin becomes prone to breakouts. Therefore, look out for oil-free, lightweight products and stay clear from thick and overly rich creams. Your moisturiser should feel light on the skin, not layered, to allow the skin to breathe throughout the day.
SEARCHING FOR THE right moisturiser
Skin type also plays a role when it comes to choosing the right product. Here’s a summary of what products to use for the different skin types.
Pick a moisturiser with watery or light textures – Serums, gels, lotions with this texture can deliver deep hydration that will aid in reducing sebum production.
Based on the combination type, a mix of different moisturisers is required. For drier areas, invest in richer moisturiser that can deeply hydrate skin and keep its surface moisturised. For normal to oilier areas, lightweight formulas would be beneficial in keeping skin healthy and radiant.
Dry skin requires moisture and hydration to restore it to a healthier state. Pair a lightweight moisturiser with a rich one to deeply hydrate the skin and moisturise the surface for healthier skin.
With sensitive skin, commonly used ingredients may induce irritation and redness. As a general rule, avoid products with fragrance, acids in high concentrations, drying alcohols, retinols or anti-acne products. Sensitive skin individuals you may want to do a patch test when trying new products before using them on the face.
Mongolian Snakegourd Flower
A staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Mongolian Snake Gourd works at a cellular level to combat stressors. Mainly, it increases the skin’s cellular energy levels, aiding in its natural regulation abilities against skin ageing and inflammation. It readjusts and heightens the skin’s natural circadian rhythm - an internal function that controls the skin’s ability to protect and repair itself, depending on the time of day.
Red Sage Extract
Akin to Chestnut Seed Extract, this Traditional Chinese Medicine is scientifically enhanced to provide key bio-actives that protect the skin. Apart from its anti-inflammatory functions that soothe the redness caused by stressors, this plant extract also helps to restore the skin's natural barrier functions. Last but not least, the Red Sage Extract neutralises neuronal hyperactivity – an effect that causes the skin to be more sensitive and reactive to stressors and pollutants
Known as Vitamin B3, a powerhouse ingredient known for its strong anti-ageing, moisturising and restorative properties. Contains anti-pollutant properties by protecting against free radicals and UV aggressors.
A popular ingredient amongst those with sensitive skin. Known of its capacity to stimulate fibroblasts (the cell responsible for producing collagen), it works effectively to stimulate cell growth, soothe skin and promote wound healing for more resilient skin overall.
Olive Fruit Oil
Rich in oleic, linoleic and palmatic acid, Olive Fruit Oil offers calming, balancing and reparative properties - all essentials for stressed skin. It also contains anti-UVB benefits to protect the skin against the Sun's burning rays throughout the day.
Avocados and their oil derivative is known for their healing and moisturising properties. Not only does it contain high levels of Vitamin E - a potent anti-oxidant, but it also is high in fatty acids, multi-vitamins and minerals that enrich dry skin. To minimise the irritation and inflammation of wounds like pimples and cuts, Avocado Oil increases collagen synthesis to promote a speedier recovery of surgance damages.
Scientifically enhanced to provide its most effective benefits, Chestnut Seed Extract works on a microscopic level to maintain the protective capabilities of our skin. At a cellular front, the extract preserves the structural integrity of our cell membranes against stressors. To further support the skin’s natural defence systems, it repairs broken layers of skin and restores damaged vital skin microbiota.
FULL INGREDIENT LIST
Water, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Salvia Miltiorrhiza (Dan Shen) Root Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii (Chinese Cucumber) Root Extract, Castanea sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phytosterols, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Sclerotium Gum, Trideceth-10, Lecithin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Frequently asked questions
Is Bio-DNA Defence Aqua Gel a gel or a cream?
This product is a gel-cream formulation. This means it is water-based and can quickly deliver hydration and moisture to skin. This lightweight gel-creams are non-comedogenic and can make your skin look fresh and dewy without it being oily or shiny.
Is BIO-DNA Defence Aqua Gel suitable for all skin types?
This product is especially suited for dehydrated or dry skin types even for sensitive skin that is interested to prevent signs of pre-mature aging.
For oily, dehydrated skin, they can use it nightly together with Hydraclear gel.
Can it be used on people who have eczema/rosacea?
As long as the condition is not in an active inflamed state, it is safe to use.
Is it suitable for sensitive skin?
Yes! This product is safe for sensitive skin. In fact, the active Neurofense (an extract from red sage) is especially designed to soothe sensitive stressed skin and reduce redness caused by environmental stressors. Over time, this ingredient builds the skin resilience against external aggressor for a less sensitized skin.
What is the dosage for specific skin types?
Oily / Combination Skin:
Customers with oily congested skin (congestion level 5 and more) should first focus on anti-bacterial, oil control and replacing hydration content.
Using Porcelain 3 gels approach will be more appropriate at this stage of treatment.
Dry / Ageing Skin:
1 - 2 pea size amount day and night after serum application.
1 pea size amount for day and night after serum application.
1-2 pea size amount depending on how dry the skin is. For boosted healing and repair effects, you can also add a pea size of Botanical Soothing Gel with it.
How is Bio-DNA Defence Aqua Gel different from normal moisturisers?
Bio-DNA Defence Aqua Gel is a multi functional product that not only deeply moisturize our skin but also increases our cell's DNA protection against environmental and lifestyle stresses. It increases our cell's core energy (ATP) to maximize its defense functions during the day and this, reduces skin's reaction to pollutants and sun damage. In the process, skin is less sensitive and more resilient against signs of pre-mature ageing.