ARTISTRY Hydra-V Skincare Range – Reviewed
The new ARTISTRY Hydra-V™ skincare range is a scientific breakthrough in skin hydration, inspired by a Nobel-Prize-winning discovery in technology by Dr. Peter Agre on the function of biological water channels called aquaporins, which work like irrigation to transport water across all cell membranes.
The tour was a talk that detailed everything you need to know and should know about skin hydration, and of course featured the Hydra-V Skincare range. I was pleasantly surprised with the knowledge I had about skincare, seeing as it isn’t my profession. Then again as a woman in her mid-thirties I suppose all my skincare readings over the years were bound to sink in. After the talk, we got the opportunity to mingle with the Artistry Team, this was the highlight of the event for me as it was a chance to talk about the product on a one to one basis.
As a thank you for joining the Artistry Team ‘back stage’ so to speak, I gratefully received the Hydra-V Skincare Range to try, test and bring you the review you are reading here today. The skincare range is available for ‘All Skin Types’.
Without moisture skin looks dull and lifeless. All skin types can be dehydrated, but as it’s less visible than wrinkles it can often be difficult to spot the signs. Dehydrated skin occurs when the skin’s outer layer lacks water, and can be caused by any number of factors from the use of certain medication to stress, lifestyle and fatigue. Keeping skin hydrated goes far beyond just using a moisturiser.
It didn’t take over a month for me to try and test the Hydra-V range. I simply didn’t start using it until a week ago because I wanted to wait for the right time in my busy life (holiday, moving house, teething baby) but it was the daftest thing to do. Wait that is, because it’s at these busy times that we need to look after ourselves both inside and out and the way to do that is through hydration, hydration, hydration. Water for the body, food for the mind and I’m happy to say Hydra-V for the skin.
The new Artistry Hydra-V range sources some of the rarest ingredients from the untouched corners of the world. Hydra-V contains innovative formulas using pure Norwegian fjord water, nutrient-rich Himalayan Pink Rock Minerals and moisture locking Hawaiian Acai, combined with cutting-edge research and has been developed specifically with hydration in mind.
The New ARTISTRY Hydra-V Skincare Range consists of a Hydra-V Power System that includes everything you need to cleanse, tone and moisturise your once tired and dull looking skin to skin that is refreshed, replenished and revitalised. There are two steps to prepare your skin for the Power System which is to cleanse and tone, and three steps to the perfect Hydra-V Moisturising Power System. The Artistry Team call it the Prep, Infuse and Hydrate phases.
Preparing your Skin: Two Steps – Cleanse and Tone
As cleansing your skin both morning and evening is a must for a fresh and clean-looking complexion … and as it prepares your skin for moisturising, it’s important to do it right.
Step One: Artistry have made it easy with their Hydra-V Fresh Foaming Cleanser (€26.00), which contains an ‘exclusive formula to remove excess oil, make-up and environmental debris, leaving your skin looking healthy‘ – the cleanser smells divine and so fresh. You don’t get a lather but one isn’t needed. Available in a 125ml tube when you only need to use an amount the size of an almond means that it’ll go a long way too. My skin didn’t feel tight afterwards like it can from some cleansers but it did feel squeaky clean.
Step Two: To tone or not to tone. Some don’t bother with this step in their skincare routine. Personally I tone every morning and night. In the morning I like the fresh feeling it gives my skin and at night I use it to take off the last traces of makeup. The Hydra-V Fresh Toner which comes in a 200ml bottle (€26.00) is an alcohol-free toner that did all of the above, like the cleanser it smelt gorgeous and it left my skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
The Hydra-V Power System – Three Steps to Hydration
Step One: Also known as the Artistry ‘Hero product’, the Hydra-V Vital Skin Serum Concentrate which comes in a 30ml bottle (€71.00) has been clinically studied to deliver a 184% boost in the skin’s hydration level after one use! It’s the only product in the range to contain all three key ingredients; “pure Norwegian fjord water, nutrient-rich Himalayan Pink Rock Minerals and moisture locking Hawaiian Acai“. It’s suitable for all skin types and with the ingredients mentioned I already felt special before I even tried the product. You only need 2-3 pumps of the serum to cover your entire face. It really does glide on and it left my skin feeling noticeably soft within seconds. I understand why it’s called the ‘Hero’.
Step Two: Next is the Hydra-V Nourishing Gel Cream which comes in a 75ml tube (€45.00). The cream like all the other products is suitable for all skin types and boasts that it will ‘fortify the moisture barrier for enhanced suppleness and invigoration‘. Like the Hydra-V Foam Cleanser you only need to use an almond-sized amount to cover your face, however it is important to avoid the sensitive eye area when applying. The cream is light and my skin did and still does feel softer and silkier.
Step Three: The final step in the Hydra-V Power System is the new Hydra-V Refreshing Eye Gel Cream which comes in a 15ml tube (€49.00) and which only requires a pea size amount to be dabbed under the eye. The cream which is suitable for all skin types, was designed to help get rid of puffiness and dark under-eye circles, I suffer from the later. I also didn’t take enough care with my eye area until recently. I mistreated it over the years, scrubbing eyeliner off, harshly wiping mascara off and not using eye cream. Luckily my skin has forgiven me and bounced back as I’ve changed my old ways and treat this sensitive area much better nowadays. Hydrating with this gel has enforced this change.
Please note* The Nourishing Gel Cream can be replaced with either the Replenishing Moisture Cream which is suitable for normal to dry skin (€48.00) or the Refreshing Gel Cream which is suitable for oily or combination skin types (€45.00). I tried the former which comes in a 50ml pot. It’s light enough for every day use so I alternate my use of the Nourishing Gel Cream and the Replenishing Moisture Cream. Both leave my skin feeling soft, silky and most importantly hydrated looking.
ARTISTRY™brand is leading the way in the beauty industry with its scientifically advanced beauty solutions making it one of the world’s top five premium skincare brands. ARTISTRY™ cosmetics offer advanced comprehensive foundation shades and modern, sophisticated colour palettes. From the rare fruits of the African plains to the potent botanicals of the Mediterranean shores, ARTISTRY™ finds the earth’s prized ingredients to deliver superior skincare and anti-aging treatments to customers across the globe
This review is a recommendation and the new ARTISTRY Hydra-V Skincare Range is available to order online from www.amway.ie.