Even with my oily skin, I feel my skin dehydrated in the summer. Here in Jeddah, the daily weather average is between 36°- 37°. If I’ll speak for my skin, I’d need serums that will boost my hydration levels, dripped on my face 24/7. No, No, I need to stay in a tub that contains concentrated formulas that provide below-surface hydration until August ends. Because I won’t face another “hottest city in the world” record without preparation, OK!
One of the products that I stumbled upon was The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5. At $10.90 a bottle, I wanted to try it out. With 17% amino acid and 5% concentration of D-Panthenol (a pro-vitamin of Vitamin B), this guy is here to give some hydration results. As you know, Amino acid creates peptides. Peptides can increase collagen, protect against UV damage, increase hydration levels, repair damaged tissue, clear pigmentation, and improves skin elasticity.
The results in my skin were on point. I’ve had a refreshed skin. It helped lightened up my dark spots that can stay for months after a breakout time. And since its a water-based serum, I use it AM and PM after cleansing and under creams or oils, I mean, the only oil I use now. I love to use new products right after cleansing to see the real effect of it, and not with many products in one routine. Speaking of routines, have you seen my in-flight routine yet!!?
My only cons with The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5 that it leaves a minor tingling sensation upon application, but it goes away fast. And it leaves a sticky layer on my skin, some of The Ordinary products does, which I cure now by slathering a light cream afterward. I’m going to do a hydration round right now, Ttyl.