If there is one thing that Korean skincare has taught us, it is that hydration is the foundation of flawless, younger-looking skin. An extra burst of moisture banishes dry skin, plumps up fine lines and wrinkles and gives the complexion a youthful glow. But simply splashing water on your face won’t do because regular water is way too big to penetrate the pores. This is why I’m excited to have come across the work of Dr Gabriela, a leading aesthetic doctor on Harley Street with an impressive client list that includes UK’s celebrities and royalty.
Following the groundbreaking research of Nobel Prize winner Peter Agre, who discovered aquaporins, the mechanism that allows water to travel in and out of cells, Dr Gabriela has harnessed the power of molecular water with active oxygen V-oxy (vigorous with super power) to revolutionize the way we treat premature aging. Molecular water is smaller than regular water and is therefore able to penetrate through the pores and pass through aquaporins much more easily. This influx of water increases blood flow, which helps deliver oxygen and nourishing nutrients, including anti-aging vitamins and growth hormones, to the cells, starting a natural rejuvenation process. In addition, an increase in blood flow also helps flush out cellular waste out of the body, cleansing it from the inside out.
This technology is so revolutionary, it has won numerous awards, including the Highly Commended Award for Most Innovative Product at the Aesthetic Awards 2015 and Best Skin Tightening Treatment or Product ar MyFace/MyBody Awards 2014. Her skincare range, named simply Dr Gabriela, has been featured in many prestigious publications, including the Financial Times, OK! Magazine and Cosmetic News. To say that I was curious to try this range would be an understatement!
I start off with The Moonlight Dust Cleanser, a gentle cleanser that removes every last trace of makeup and dirt without stripping my skin of the lipid barrier that keeps it naturally moisturized. The formula is so gentle, I can safely use it to melt away my longlasting eyeliner – it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all. When I rinse it off, my skin is perfectly clean and soft, ready to absorb all the skincare products I apply next.
The second step is the Moonlight Dust Skin Toner, a vitamin tonic that starts the rehydration process and balances the skin’s ph, which is always compromised during cleansing. The combination of molecular water with powerful humectants such as hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates the skin and increases its permeability, allowing the other nourishing nutrients in the formula to penetrate the skin more easily. These other nourishing nutrients are vitamin C and E, two antioxidants that are well-known for their ability to fight free radicals, boost the production of skin-firming collagen and protect skin from environmental damage.
The last step is the Moonlight Dust Daily Cream, a concoction of molecular water, botanical extract and antioxidants. Its lightweight texture sinks immediately into my skin, delivering a powerful burst of hydration that keeps it soft and smooth for the entire day. Its moisturizing properties are further enhanced by olive oil, which strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier, keeping moisture sealed deep into the skin and germs and bacteria well out of it. On top of it, the addition of antioxidants, including vitamin E and green tea, help fight the free radicals and reduce sun damage, two of the main causes of premature aging.
To my surprise and delight, I didn’t have to wait long to notice the results. While some creams take their time to produce any visible improvements, Dr Gabriela Moonlight Dust range works instantly: as soon as I finish my skincare routine, I can see that my skin is already softer and plumper. My fine lines are smoothed out and my skin has taken on a subtle, radiant glow. After trying this range, I am completely converted to molecular water – I’ve rarely seen a technology that works this quickly!
Summary: Dr Gabriela Moonlight Dust skincare line deeply hydrates and increases blood flow to naturally rejuvenate and detox the skin, leaving it softer, plumper and glowing.
Claims: Rich in molecular water with active oxygen, botanical extracts and antioxidants it delivers hydration at a cellular level and supports and strengthens the skin barrier.
Key ingredients: Molecular water, active oxygen, V-oxy, olive oil, coconut oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E
Where to buy: Dr Gabriela Clinic, 56 Harley Street Clinic, London. Phone number: 02034902798 Website: http://drgabriela.co.uk