A SkinMedica® exclusive technology that harnesses potent antioxidants found in Vitis Flower Stem Cell Extract, Peptide Complex to support rejuvenation and hydration, and Polysaccharides from French Polynesia for healthy-looking skin—all working to support skin’s ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.
A proprietary mix of 5 types of HA that smooth the skin, thereby decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Time Release HA:
A SkinMedica® proprietary ingredient for sustained release of HA
For immediate hydration
For smoothness and hydration
Provides long-lasting hydration for up to 8 hours
HA5® vs Hydrating Complex
HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator does everything Hydrating Complex does and more. HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator gives patients instant smoothing gratification and supports skin health through replenishment of the skin’s own HA. Hydrating Complex contains 2 forms of hyaluronic acid, while HA5® combines 5 HAs to immediately smooth the skin and provide continuous hydration. In addition, HA5® supports the skin’s own ability to retain hydration with VITISENSCE® proprietary technology, a potent blend of antioxidants and peptides. Both have been clinically tested, and Hydrating Complex was shown to boost the efficacy of a moisturizer while HA5® was shown to provide immediate smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles and continually support skin hydration.
HA5® vs TNS Essential Serum®
HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator addresses the loss of HA in the skin. Its combination of 5 HAs works immediately to smooth the skin and provide hydration throughout the day on the outermost layers of the skin. In addition, HA5® supports the skin’s own ability to retain hydration with VITISENSCE® proprietary technology, a potent or “top” blend of antioxidants and peptides.
TNS Essential Serum® addresses skin rejuvenation in the deeper layers of the skin to improve the appearance of skin. Both products include powerful antioxidants, but the blends are very different and are designed to work in different ways to support the skin. We recommend people use HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator with TNS Essential Serum® in their skin care regimen.
Dry vs Dehydrated Skin
Dry skin is a skin type, while dehydration is a skin condition. In both, the skin undergoes transepidermal water loss, or evaporation of water from inside the body. With this water loss, the enzymes that normally help the skin shed cells cannot function properly, resulting in a buildup of cells that makes the skin look rough and dry, contributing to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dry skin can be genetic or a symptom of systemic disease. It is caused either by the inadequate production of oil, called sebum, or by an imbalance of fatty acids, ceramide, and cholesterol in the stratum corneum, the barrier layer of the skin. Age is also a factor in dry skin. As we get older, we experience a decline in a main hormone that triggers sebum production.
Dehydrated skin still produces sebum but is temporarily dry because of various factors, including environmental effects such as a dry climate or use of harsh detergents or products on the skin. It is caused by a temporary imbalance of fatty acids and ceramides in the skin’s barrier layer, resulting in a temporary spike in transepidermal water loss.