“Super hydrating leaving your skin feeling nourished and refreshed without the feeling of being too much.” Stephanie P.
“My T-zone is always oily, and would get worse as the day went on. This is the only product that has worked” Cierra D
“The best moisturiser on the market, this product has saved my skin, literally an all rounder!” Sarah H.
“I usually need to dab my skin throughout the day with a tissue – I have not had to once since using this product!” Sarah R.
“Good for sensitive rosacea prone skin. Very moisturizing and reduced the redness.” Jennifer C
“Perfect for my oily-acne prone skin, finally a moisturiser that keeps my skin at peace!” Shanice L.
“Keeps your face hydrated throughout the day. No oily looking skin just moistered well looking skin.” Razmina B.
Test which formulation is best for your skin. Two half-sized bottles (15ml) of hydration goodness.
- Reduces the oily sheen
- Plumpens the skin to fill out scars
- Reduces general redness, blushing, flushing
- Brightens skin tone
- Improves texture
- Reduces sensitivity
Suitable for: Combination skin.
Perfect set for those who want to try both our mini-sized Moisturizer and Hydrator.
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A Comparison of Hydrators
Joanne @skinjo.urney compares the Matte Hydrator with a popular brand of hyaluronic acid. The Matte Hydrator contains pure ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid that penetrates into the skin so that it can actually do its job.
Protective Moisturizer or the Matte Hydrator?
Teacher Mim @mimandskin has combination skin so she alternates between the two. The Protective Moisturizer gives a nice bounce and glow to her skin without breaking her out.
Why is Protective Moisturizer different?
This formulation is loaded with highest quality peptides + resveratrol that help stimulate your skin to repair. The Protective Moisturizer is a best in class formulation that simultaneously strengthens skin and reduces sensitivity and redness (a formulation you can’t find anywhere else on the market).
A potent antioxidant that relieves redness and protects the skin from UV damage.
Improves skin elasticity, and skin appears smoother and firmer. Dr Schagen, 2018
- Repairs and rejuvenates the skin
Fades the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation of photo-damaged skin. Dr Schagen, 2018
- Strengthens skin barrier
When peptides help amp up your skin cells, they also help strengthen your skin barrier.
- Boosts collagen
As a result, your skin become more firm (with the appearance of being more “plump”) and smoother complexion. Spec Sheet
Absorbs free radicals, harmful UV radiation and fosters healing of the skin. Dr Surjushe et al, 2008
Protective Moisturizer Volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last six weeks being applied nightly.
water, cetearyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, isopropyl myristate, PPG-3 benzyl ether ethylhexanoate, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, tocopheryl acetate, resveratrol, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, cucumber extract, allantoin, grapefruit seed extract, BHT, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin
Why is Matte Hydrator different?
The hyaluronic acid molecule is normally too large to absorb into the skin and many brands save costs by only including a small amount of micronized hyaluronic acid. Our formulation is 100% Ultra Low Molecular Weight (ULMW) hyaluronic acid … no shortcuts, only the good stuff that will actually absorb into your skin.
100% ULMW Hyaluronic Acid
Holding 1000x its weight in moisture, hyaluronic acid locks in moisture and revitalizes the deeper layers of the skin so that it is soft and smooth.
- Perfect for hydration
Naturally produced in your skin, hyaluronic acid is the key molecule involved in skin moisture. Dr Roth et al, 2012
- Absorbs quickly
The hyaluronic acid molecule is too large to absorb into the skin so you must micronize the molecule to 5nm so that it will readily absorb into the skin. Dr Jegasothy et al, 2014
Matte Hydrator Volume: 15ml, 0.5 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last six weeks being applied in the morning.
water, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin
The perfect set for those who want to test our Matte Hydrator 15ml and Protective Moisturizer 15ml.
Why the Matte Hydrator?
Ideal for oily or acne-prone skin, the Hydrator will moisturize without the heaviness and oil. Featuring sodium hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000x its weight in moisture, this hydrator keeps your skin soft without adding additional oil. Suitable for oily or combination skin as a primary moisturizer.
As compared to other hydrators which contain hyaluronic acid in a variety of molecular sizes, this product contains 100% ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (pharma grade, USP certified). It is necessary to use ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid as normal hyaluronic acid is too large to absorb into the skin.
Why do people with oily skin need the Matte Hydrator?
If you have clogged pores, oil may not reach its intended target leading to a vicious cycle of overproduction (clogged pores -> more oil production -> more clogged pores). Break the cycle by properly hydrating your skin.
What the Matte Hydrator is formulated without:
Oil-, fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, lanolin-free. PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. This non-comedogenic formulation is freshly made in Singapore to ensure the highest quality.
Why the Protective Moisturizer?
Loaded with peptides and antioxidants, this facial moisturizer helps to strengthen your skin and reduce sensitivity and redness. The star ingredient in our Moisturizer is resveratrol, an antimicrobial found in red wine, cocoa, and ripe berries.
Produced by plants to protect themselves from UV damage, infections and other environmental stresses, use this moisturizer to calm redness and restore your skin.
What it does?
Designed for sensitive, dry, stressed or aging skin. The Protective Moisturizer uses –
- Resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that reduces redness and protects the skin from UV damage.
- Peptides and aloe vera which help to repair skin.
What it is formulated without:
Fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, lanolin-free. PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. This non-comedogenic formulation is freshly made in Singapore and packed in airless bottles so there are minimal preservatives.
What makes Clearly Basics different?
We’ve taken products that are often EXCLUSIVELY sold in a dermatologist’s office at 3x the price and made it available for everyday consumers. We use USP certified medical grade ingredients when potency matters, but less expensive cosmetic grade ingredients when purity is not a concern.
The most frequent comment we get in our reviews is that users have tried everything and nothing has come close to the results they have seen with our formulations.
Frequently Asked Questions
In what order do I apply this set?
- Wash your face / apply toner.
- Lighten Up
- Hydrator, sunblock or other products you normally use
- Wash your face / apply toner
- Lighten Up
- Clear Out
- Moisturizer or other products you normally use
If there are products on this list that you normally do not use, just skip that step. The Hydrator is generally used in the day while the Moisturizer is used at night. However, you are free to apply both at any time during the day as you see fit.
Can I use these products alongside my other skincare products?
How is the Moisturizer different from other moisturizers in the market?
- Acne-prone skin: The Moisturizer was designed for people who are using Clear Out or other retinoid products. It is a non-comedogenic formulation that absorbs quickly and leaves a matte finish.
- Reduces redness: The Moisturizer has several ingredients that helps to calm redness.
- Medical-Grade: We use medical-grade ingredients which are far more effective than mass-market products. The same pharmacy that produces our prescription medications also produces the Moisturizer. They share many of the same medical-grade ingredients as our prescription formulations.
- Multiple Actives: The Moisturizer has multiple active ingredients which have been carefully balanced so that each ingredient works together in synergy.
- Transparency: Clearly keeps the reviews section of its Facebook Page open. You can see that the reviews are from real users who have used our products. Most acne brands have shut down the reviews section of their pages or have directed their reviews to a website where they can filter out only the good reviews.