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Fri Oct 10, 2003 5:16 am      Reply with quote
I have used this gel for nearly 3 months. It's great! It made my extremely dry skin more smoothly and full of moisture!
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Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:59 pm      Reply with quote
I think it's just expensive HA serum. I love PSF HA serum.
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:05 am      Reply with quote
PSF HA serum doesn't contain B5. Supposedly B5 can improve barrier function and helps with irriation.

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Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:23 am      Reply with quote
anyone know an ingredient comparison between Skinceuticals and Cellex-C B5 serums?

I had the cellex C and loved it. Definately better than the straight HA serums... (I am using PSF HA serum at the moment)

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Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:52 am      Reply with quote
hi tiger_tim,

Per dermstore.com

cellex c
Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Pantothenic Acid.
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pantothenic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

skinceuticals
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pantothenic Acid, Pheonoxyethanol

Looks like they have the same ingredients?

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Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:52 am      Reply with quote
Cellex-C Hydra 5 B-Complex
Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, Pantothenic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

PSF HA Serum
Ingredients:
Hyaluronic Acid Solution (Distilled Water, Sodium Hyaluronate)

I got from EDS.
There are not same.
Boht of them have Sodium Hyaluronate.
But PSF HA Serum have not Pantothenic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.
Anyhow, who know the chemical property and/or propose of Pantothenic Acid, Phenoxyethanol?
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:47 am      Reply with quote
I've used the Cellex C, Skinceuticals and PSF HA Serums, though i'm just about to try the Candessence one. Out of the three I've tried I definitely prefer the Cellex C serum. There does seem to be a noticeable difference between the Cellex C and PSF for me anyway. I liked the Skinceuticals B5 Gel aswell, but I prefer the texture of the Cellex C and found it less tacky and hydrated my skin far better than others I've tried.
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:54 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks Sel, I will try cellex-C B-5 soon.
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:35 pm      Reply with quote
I've got some breakout with skinceuticals B5 gel. Am I allergy to vitamin B5?
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:44 pm      Reply with quote
i have a sample of it,and i use it as a lip moistriser and enhancer
that works very well
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Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:16 am      Reply with quote
It hydrated my skin immediately, however it's too pricy!
and there were other cheaper alternatives which gave the same result...
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:14 am      Reply with quote
mcaleung wrote:
It hydrated my skin immediately, however it's too pricy!
and there were other cheaper alternatives which gave the same result...


As per above ingredients, PSF HA serum and Cellex-C Hydra 5 B-Complex are quite same but cheaper.
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Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:42 am      Reply with quote
nickieygirl wrote:
I've got some breakout with skinceuticals B5 gel. Am I allergy to vitamin B5?


I have heard people having reaction to Phenoxyethanol so that may be the cause as well?

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Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:04 am      Reply with quote
Jeez, I don't even know what Phenoxyethanol is... Laughing

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Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:04 pm      Reply with quote
Should B5 Gel work with Skin ceutical products?

Or you just use it with other brand?

I am wondering whether this gel product can be absorbed if I use it with non skin ceutical products.

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Sat May 21, 2011 5:56 am      Reply with quote
I will give it a try although it's a bit pricy. thanks!
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Sun May 22, 2011 4:22 pm      Reply with quote
I'm glad to read that B5 is working. I plan to buy one this upcoming Fall season, but I was going to buy it from Vivier B5.

Did anyone try that?

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Sun May 22, 2011 6:07 pm      Reply with quote
Wouldn't it be easier to just make a DIY with this? Seems pretty simple Shock
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Mon May 23, 2011 7:25 am      Reply with quote
I have tried theirs and it was pricey and okay. A cheaper alternative that I have fallen in love with is the B5 Silky HA Serum at:
http://www.babyfacestore.com/products/dry-skin-hydration
Great alternative for the Cellex HA as well. Also cheaper and less sticky than the HydraCool from IS Clinical I have used for years (and I was a die hard fan!).
I am a huge HA fan and have tried many, including Candessence,PSF and all of the above, but to me it has to be reasonable, non-irritating and soak in without being too heavy. This one fits the bill!

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Tue May 24, 2011 1:13 pm      Reply with quote
tiger_tim wrote:
Jeez, I don't even know what Phenoxyethanol is... Laughing


Guessing it is a preservative or keeps the product blended together?

and I'm pretty sure the PSF serum has that in it.

I have tried both and the Skinceuticals is nice, but too small and pricey.

from the PSF website...ingredients:

https://www.psfskincare.com/images/has.gif
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Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:57 pm      Reply with quote
nickieygirl wrote:
I think it's just expensive HA serum. I love PSF HA serum.


Can anyone tell me what is the difference between PSF HA serum to Vivier B5?

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Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:51 pm      Reply with quote
oasisjc wrote:
Wouldn't it be easier to just make a DIY with this? Seems pretty simple Shock


I found this DIY recipe.
Source: http://www.skinacea.com/diy/diy-recipes.html#B5



HOMEMADE SKINCEUTICALS B5 SERUM

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is a very popular serum that adds a boost of hydration to your skin. You can make your own at-home version for a fraction of the cost.

Ingredients:

3/8 teaspoon hyaluronic acid powder
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin B5 powder
2 tablespoons distilled water
1-2 drops liquid preservative (optional)
1 glass bottle

Instructions:

To make the serum, mix everything together inside the bottle. You can add more or less water depending on how thick or liquidy you want the serum to be.

Comments:

If you don’t add a preservative, make sure you use this up in about a week or two so it stays fresh.

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I have purchased HA serums (Garden of Wisdom, etc. I have not tried this one (yet)

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Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:46 pm      Reply with quote
It did nothing for my skin; if anything made it feel tighter after applying.
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Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:24 pm      Reply with quote
I think it's expensive HA serum. I love PSF HA serum.
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:22 pm      Reply with quote
It is very moisturized, but also very sticky I think...
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