#2 The Hydragel


Vitality. Energy. Exuberance. An innovation in skin nourishment and defence.

#2 The Hydragel offers the perfect synergy between hydration, rejuvenation and protection. This comforting Skin Identical hydrator boasts innovative Ceramic Shield technology, providing a physical shield against environmental pollution by forming an ultra fine mesh of ceramic microspheres across the skin. Hydration is restored and skin radiance is reactivated.


The Promise

– Forms a physical shield against environmental pollution exposure
– Skin feels more hydrated with a water light delivery system
– Defends against environmental oxidative stress
– Enhances skin firmness, elasticity and texture while restoring hydration.

The Ritual

Smooth gently over face, neck, décolletage and backs of hands each morning.  Follow with your RATIONALE Essential Six formulations for day. 

The Research

Bioactive vitamins, minerals, enzymes and proteins constitute the skin’s own powerful antioxidant network. Daily exposure to sunlight and pollution generates damaging Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) and harmful free radicals, resulting in premature ageing of the skin.

Topical supplementation boosts the skin’s antioxidant and anti-glycation defences, diminished throughout life due to ageing, solar and environmental damage. A novel ceramic micro particle shield enhances skin’s defences against pollution and other environmental aggressors.

The Vitality Actives

Vitamin A (Retinol) stimulates skin connective tissue synthesis to retain firmness and elasticity. Controlling abnormal melanin production in the basal layer, this Skin Identical antioxidant vitamin refines skin texture and encourages radiance by directing cellular differentiation.
Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate + Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) possesses hydro-lipophilic properties, allowing antioxidants to penetrate both water and oil soluble layers of the skin.  This powerhouse antioxidant protects against cellular damage caused by the sun, improves luminosity by controlling melanogenesis to even out irregularities in pigmentation, and stimulates fibroblast activity and connective tissue synthesis.
Vitamin E (Tocopherols) enhances the production of Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs) within the skin, while also reducing erythema and oedema, and preventing the appearance of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIHP).
Glutathione, Superoxide Dismutase + Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10) are anti-glycation antioxidants which deactivate the harmful effects of free radicals, preventing damage to skin cells induced by Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) generated during exposure to solar radiation and pollution. These powerful antioxidants minimise glycation processes by preventing collagen and elastin degradation caused by solar and environmental damage.
Melanin is a potent antioxidant skin pigment which is protective and rejuvenating in its effect on human skin, providing Solar Constant protection as well as reducing erythema, boosting barrier function and promoting overall skin health
Australian Botanicals have the capability to help prevent glycation and oxidation by down-regulating AGEs.
Sodium Potassium Aluminium Silicate particles are ceramic microspheres, coated in SiO2 and TiO2, which provide a physical shield that protects skin from pollution. The unique shape and advanced coating technology also provide light-diffusing properties.
Ectoin is a powerful molecule that boosts the skin’s own natural oxidative stress protection system, shielding skin cells against environmental aggressors, including sunlight (particularly UVA and UVB irradiation), pollution, dryness and extreme temperatures.
L-Carnosine is a Skin Identical anti-ageing peptide which stimulates skin connective tissue synthesis and supports skin volume and elasticity, while also acting as an anti-glycation active to prevent damage induced by infrared radiation.


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