Introducing Dermaquest+ Advanced Serums!

I'm so excited to introduce this next generation of serums from Dermaquest! Dermaquest+! These new formulations will take some of our old favourites to a new level!

In this post I will go over the new features that make these serums so advanced and effective. There is a lot to go over but if you like to geek out on skin care ingredients as much as I do, it'll be worth your while!

Each new serum contains these new special features and uses a trifecta of ingredient technologies targeting skin concerns to the maximum potential.

  1. Upgraded delivery system,

  2. New advanced high tech ingredients

  3. Microbiome protection.

Boasting new Ingredient delivery technology to make sure those high potency ingredients are absorbed into all the layers of the skin and going where they need to go. Dermaquest has already utilized advanced delivery to the cells using Lipospheres which bring water-soluble ingredients to the lower levels of the skin and kemspheres which deliver oil-soluble ingredients. Now there are new Hydroxysomes which are a more advanced delivery system.

Hydroxysomes® are porous, rigid spherical beads of Calcium and Phosphate

ions used to deliver performance ingredients 3 x's more

effectively into the skin than a traditional delivery system

  • Patented delivery system that enhances penetration level of performance ingredients

  • Game changing delivery platform, controlled delivery with time-release

  • Biocompatible and well absorbed into the skin

  • Improves stability of actives

  • Sustained release that improves skin barrier, retains hydration levels and skin regeneration

  • The release of Actives is controlled by stratum corneum (first skin layer) acid pH.

Another Delivery system exclusive to the new advance Dermaclear Serum and the Stem Cell 3D Active Retinol Serums are microsponges.


  • Delivery vehicle and Oil Absorber

  • White amorphous polymeric powder (cellulose microparticles) that absorbs high levels of lipophilic materials

  • Absorbs 1.5 times its weight in oil

  • Enhances delivery of actives and provides sebum control, mattifying effects and oil absorption

  • Enters through the hair follicle

  • Facilitate controlled release of active ingredients into the skin in order to reduce reactions to the product.

  • Reduce side effects, improve patient compliance and modify drug release.

  • Minimizes creasing and 'bleeding' after application of lipsticks and eye products (acts as a primer for makeup)

These new delivery systems are very exciting but I am most excited about the updated Microbiome technology!

Our skin is made up of about 300 million cells which hosts about 3 trillion different kinds of good bacteria which helps to maintain our skin's functions. When we lose function of these bacteria with an unhealthy microbiome it can cause all kinds of skin issues from acne to eczema. Maintaining a healthy biome is becoming one of the most important ways to maintain healthy glowing skin. Dermaquest+ serums all come with a new ingredient called Cultibiota which is a prebiotic, meaning that it feeds the bacteria on the skin to keep it healthy.

Cultibiota is a combination of nutrient-rich vitamins and minerals that maintain biodiversity and balance the skin’s microbiota, like fertilizer to soil. Cultibiota is made of 4 components which work together to keep the microbiome healthy and those good bacteria fed.

  • Brown Seaweed Extract, (sugars + polyols).

  • Green Micro-Algae Extract (amino acids + peptides)

  • Marine Expopolysaccharide Solutions (polysaccharide)

  • Earth Marine Water (minerals + trace elements)

Benefits of Cultiobiota

  • A universal, stable prebiotic or marine breakfast that rebalances the skin’s microbiome, which is negatively affected by multiple stress factors.

  • Nourish microorganisms that reside on the skin

  • Anti-inflammatory functions to reduce redness and calm compromised skin

  • Balance the pH of the skin

  • Improves skin’s natural UV filtration

  • Improves skin’s imperfections and appearance

  • Restores the skin to homeostasis

It is becoming increasingly relevant to maintain a healthy microbiome which can help to alleviate skin conditions as well as protect the skin, preventing further damage from happening. A balanced microbiome may help in the reduction of acne, eczema, dry skin, wrinkles and skin cancer due to UV damage. So I'm very happy to see the introduction of this amazing ingredient into the new Dermaquest+ serums!

Then there are the amazing new high tech combination of ingredients to round out our skin saving trifecta! These ingredients include new hydrators to nourish the skin, skin protectors and anti-inflammatory ingredients as well as new technology to address aging in the skin, targeting those lines and wrinkles!

AcquaCell is new ingredient which is a hydrator for the skin using a complex blend of Watermelon RindExtract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) FruitExtract, Apple Extract, Glycerin, SodiumLactate and Sodium PCA. What makes this formulation special is that it provides

  • Immediate hydration benefits (15 minutes to 24 hours post application)

  • Natural moisturizer providing 24-hour hydration, and increases water retention

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

  • Reduces irritation

Hylasome™ (Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer) is a super-hydrating ingredient using a crosspolymer delivery, which means traditionally hyaluronic acid would only penetrate one way in to the skin. Hylasome™ penetrates the skin in many different ways to ensure each cell receives the hydration it needs.

  • Advanced cross-linked hyaluronic acid water-delivery system

  • A high-tech, film-forming, water-binding hydrator at 50 times the water binding capacity of traditional Hyaluronic Acid

  • Offers continuous water-delivery and retention

  • Time-released water delivery (throughout the day as needed)

  • Free radical scavenger that decreases trans epidermal water loss (TEWL)

Hyaluronic Acid Powder (2%) Is a new concentrated powder version of hyaluronic acid. Which is 4x more concentrated than the original 50% mix that was used in the older versions of Dermaquest serums.

  • High purity and highly concentrated

  • High- Medium- and Low-weight HA for increased spread ability, efficacy and enhanced penetration

  • Improves elasticity and suppleness

  • Reduces trans epidermal water loss (TEWL)

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