what are boosters and why do you need them

About boosters for the face – components that enhance the effect of the usual care products – started talking in 2015. The trend for them came to us from Asia – along with the popularization of Korean cosmetics. The name speaks for itself: boost literally means “acceleration”. Such products perform one main function: they help the active ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin, and therefore, improve the final result from the application.

In our country, “hybrids” are more popular in cosmeceuticals: booster lotions, booster serums and others. Now it already looks like a marketing trend that is firmly on its feet.

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How do they work?

An obligatory component of boosters is the lipid phase, which retains moisture in the skin. At the same time, the texture of the boosters is very delicate, airy, weightless. This category of products also contains hyaluronic acid, peptides and growth factors.

The boosters have a very high concentration of active ingredients – even serums and masks cannot be compared

The main composition of boosters can contain ingredients that work on specific tasks. The action of some is aimed mainly at nutrition, others – to combat acne, and still others – with pigmentation.

They can be applied under serums and creams, added to skincare products, or used alone, but only in courses. They are not suitable for daily use.

Today boosters can be found in the line of almost every brand: Dermalogica, Payot, Sesderma, Clarins and others.

What if…

You can enhance the effect of creams on your own. For example, adding vitamin C to it in a fat-soluble capsule (the usual one will not work – it is destroyed upon contact with oxygen and other components of the product).

Dimexide can also act as a conductor – a substance that can penetrate biological membranes, providing antipyretic, analgesic, antiseptic, moderate thrombolytic effects. It can be found in any pharmacy. The drug is intended for the preparation of compresses for joint pain. But if you dilute it at a concentration of 1:10, wipe your face, and apply a cream on top, the effect will be noticeable after the first application.

Important! None of the listed components can be used in case of individual intolerance.

  • Vitamin cocktail Fresh Pressed, Clinique – 2400 rubles.
  • Concentrate for replenishing the energy of tired facial skin Booster Energy, Clarins – 2400 rubles.
  • Rejuvenating face serum that gives radiance to the skin Capture Youth Glow Booster, Dior – 3800 RUB.
  • Cream for wrinkle correction Lifting Cellular Collagen Booster Cream, Doctor Babor – 12 200 rubles.
  • Daily gel serum for skin exposed to aggressive external influences MINÉRAL 89, Vichy – 1700 rubles.