Wondering why there’s so much buzz around the Introstem Hydro Collection?
The short answer is because the Introstem Hydro Collection actually works, and it does so a lot quicker than the average skincare product.
When we sat down to develop Hydro, we wanted to come up with a collection that would noticeably smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase the feeling of overall firmness, reduce the visibility of sun damage, and clear and brighten the look of the skin, while still providing deep, lasting hydration and moisturization.
This was obviously quite ambitious, and after hundreds of hours in development and testing, the Hydro Collection was born. Since then, thousands of people have fallen in love with the quick and lasting results they’ve experienced from using the line.
The Hydro Collection comprises 7 products: Hydro Age Reforming Alpha Solution, Hydro Age Reforming Beta Solution, Hydro Age Reforming IV Solution, Hydro Face and Neck Cream, Hydro Silk Capsules, Hydro Stem Cell Drops, and Hydro Transforming Mask.
First Things First: Does the Hydro Collection Actually Work?
Time and time again, Introstem customers come back to us telling us about how much of a tremendous difference they can see in their skin.
We engineered this line to reverse the appearance of time without taking time, so we leveraged some of the most exciting and proven technologies out there, such as stem cell extracts, acetyl hexapeptide-8, and dimethylaminoethanol tartrate. We’ll break down why these are so crucial and the benefits they provide when incorporated into your regimen a bit later in this post. For now, let’s take a tour of the different products in the line so you can see how to best integrate them into your skincare regimen.
The Hydro Transforming Mask
The Hydro Transforming Mask is formulated to revive dull, tired-looking skin. It works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, deeply hydrate the skin, and leave skin looking bright and fresh.
Ingredient Spotlight: Seaweed Extract
The seaweed extract that we use is Laminaria Japonica Extract. Laminaria Japonica, which is native to East Asia, is arguably one of the best species of seaweed for hydration, moisturizing, and unveiling glowing skin.
How to Use the Hydro Transforming Mask
Starting on clean skin, apply an even layer of the mask on your face. After 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use it a maximum of once a week and use this in the evening.
The Hydro Stem Cell Drops
The Hydro Stem Cell Drops is designed to leverage cutting-edge stem cell technology to fade the look of wrinkles and improve the appearance of dark spots and redness.
Ingredient Spotlight: Grape Stem Cells
Also known as Vitis Vinifera Fruit Cell Extract, Grape Stem Cells reduce the appearance of wrinkles, as well as discoloration. That said, it has so many more amazing benefits – way more than we can cover today! Here’s a link to an article that discusses all of Grape Stem Cell’s benefits and how you can add this into your routine.
How to Use the Hydro Stem Cell Drops
Place 2 to 3 drops on clean skin, making sure to pay special attention to the visible fine lines around the eye area. You can use this as part of your daily routine. For optimal results, use this after the Hydro Transforming Mask.
The Hydro Silk Capsules
The Hydro Silk Capsules are a proprietary blend containing potent botanical extracts and actives, such as Sodium Hyaluronate, that work to transform the appearance of your skin. You can expect to see your skin looking luminous, silky-smooth, and more youthful.
Ingredient Spotlight: Sodium Hyaluronate
If that name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen it on the skincare labels of some of your other products. Sodium Hyaluronate, popularly marketed just as Hyaluronic Acid, is the sodium salt of HA praised for its stellar hydrating capabilities.
Applying a balanced formulation of Sodium Hyaluronate should diminish the appearance of wrinkle depth, improve the feel of skin elasticity, improve the look of texture, and cause a significant improvement in overall skin hydration levels.
How to Use the Hydro Silk Capsules
Break 1 or 2 capsules and apply to freshly-washed skin. Use (only) once a week in the evening.
The Hydro Age Reforming Alpha Solution & Hydro Age Reforming Beta Solution
The Hydro Age Reforming Alpha Solution and the Hydro Age Reforming Beta Solution are a 1-2 punch of expertly crafted serums designed to take care of both the visible signs of aging related to the appearance of surface wrinkles and fine lines and those related to the look of skin damage from the sun.
Ingredient Spotlight: Beta Glucan
Beta Glucan leaves the skin feeling incredibly soothed and moisturized. It’s also loved for its ability to fade the appearance of wrinkles.
How to Use the Hydro Reforming Alpha Solution
Twist the bottle to reveal the applicator (you should hear a ‘pop’ when this happens). Apply 1 to 2 pumps onto clean fingertips and apply those only to areas with the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, such as fine lines around the eyes and mouth area, and any frown lines on the forehead.
How to Use the Hydro Reforming Beta Solution
After using the Hydro Reforming Alpha Solution, twist the cap of the Beta Solution until it pops out. Apply 1-2 pumps on clean fingers and pat that over any areas with unwanted wrinkles.
The Hydro Age Reforming IV Solution
The best-selling Hydro Age Reforming IV Solution is another serum in the Hydro line that is great for those looking to plump and firm the look of aging skin.
Spotlight Ingredient: DMAE
Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate (abbreviated DMAE) is another substance that is naturally produced in the body. DMAE has become very popular lately because of its ability to fade the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines and restore a look of ‘fullness’ to the skin. The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology did a review that found that DMAE was highly effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines on the eyes and forehead, alongside increasing the feel of skin firmness.
How to Use the Hydro Age Reforming IV Solution
Similar to the previous serums, twist the applicator until the pump is exposed. Apply 1 or 2 pumps to clean fingers and focus on areas where you would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The Hydro Face and Neck Cream
Our Hydro Face and Neck Cream is super-packed with beneficial moisturizing actives, such as Collagen, Retinyl Palmitate, and peptides. It also features heavier occlusives, such as Shea Butter, to help your skin feel moisturized all day long.
Spotlight Ingredient: Retinyl Palmitate
Retinyl Palmitate is an encapsulated form of good-old Retinol. The fact that it’s encapsulated means that it will release slower. This allows it to fully penetrate the skin before turning into Retinol. Retinyl Palmitate is also better tolerated because it doesn’t irritate the skin as much as formulations with Retinol.
How to Use Hydro Face and Neck Cream
Use as a daily moisturizer for your face, neck, and chest area.
So, What Would a Full Regimen With All the Hydro Collection Products Look Like?
Your Hydro Collection routine would start after cleansing and toning your skin. Now, there are 2 routines you’d need to adopt: a daily routine and your once-a-week evening routine.
For Your Daily Routine:
- Starting off with clean skin, apply 2 to 3 drops of the Stem Cell Drops to areas with visible fine lines and wrinkles, especially the eye area.
- After that, move on to your serums. The choice is essentially between 2: the Hydro Age Reforming IV Solution or a combination of the Hydro Age Reforming Alpha Solution and Hydro Age Reforming Beta Solution.
- Your final step is almost always going to be your moisturizer. Use the Hydro Face and Neck Cream over your serums.
- You can repeat these steps in the evening before bed.
For Your Once-a-Week Routine:
- This routine should always be done in the evening. Starting on a freshly washed face, apply an even coat of the Transforming Mask. Let this sit for 15 minutes and thoroughly rinse it off with warm water.
- Afterward, carefully break open 1 or 2 capsules of the Hydro Silk Capsules and apply to your face.
- Next, apply 1 to 3 drops of the Stem Cell Drops to specific areas of your face with signs of wrinkling.
- Repeat Steps 2-4 from your Daily Routine.
Incorporating the Hydro Collection Into Your Current Skincare Routine
Introducing new skincare products into your current regimen can be quite challenging. If you don’t do it right, this might end up causing irritation to your skin. So here are a few tips you should keep in mind if you’re looking to do this:
Always Spot Test
Spot testing is so, so important! You’ve already worked so hard on your skin. So, don’t risk irritating your skin and causing breakouts by jumping right into using new products on your whole face.
Pick a small spot, preferably on an area of your face that isn’t too conspicuous. Then, test out the new products on that patch for at least 48 hours. This gives you enough time to see if you’ll suffer any adverse effects. This might indicate that you are allergic to the product or that the product is too strong for you.
Two days is okay, but spot testing for 4 days to 1 week would be the best option, especially for sensitive skin.
Introduce One Skincare Product at a Time
Start introducing one product at a time. Today, you can choose to start using the Face and Neck Cream. Spot test that for a couple of days, and if you do not react to it, keep using it and then add in one more product, such as the Stem Cell drops. Do this until you’ve introduced all the products into your usual routine.
Note down any points where you start to feel or see irritation and halt using the latest product that you had added. Wait for it to resolve, and then try to reintroduce that product again. Monitor your results, and soon, you’ll know if that product will work for you or not.
Look Out For Ingredients That Should Not Be Mixed
Before you purchase your products, make sure to run through the ingredients list. Compare those to actives in your current products. Search on Google to find out if any ingredients shouldn’t be used in combination with the actives in your current skincare products. Compare those with the ingredients of your new Introstem products to see if they contain anything on your ‘no-go’ list
Now that you know all about the Hydro Collection and have probably identified which products you want to add to your regimen, ready to shop? Click here to shop the whole Introstem Hydro Collection.