Thursday, 7 November 2019

Dot & Key Skincare New Hydration Heroes : Hyaluronic Acid Infused Range - Serum, Sleeping Mask, Eye Mask & Eye Cream Review

Hi everybody! Today I've got a fantastic post for you to peruse! Dot & Key is a brand that we had discovered quite some time back (find a detailed review of their underarm serum and mask HERE) and have been using their products and liking them since. Just short of a month ago, the brand kindly sent us a few of their new products to try out. After more than 3 weeks of testing them out, here's my detailed review of them all. Read on to discover an exciting hyaluronic acid range!



This new hydration range by Dot & Key - CHECK IT OUT HERE features Hyaluronic Acid as its star ingredient so that your skin can dive into a pool of refreshing moisture and emerge plump and dewy! Say hello to your new buddies that will give you glass skin, effortlessly.


Water Drench Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum Concentrate 



This comes packaged in a light and a travel-friendly plastic bottle with a dropper and contains 30 ml. The texture of this serum is incredible, a frosty semi-liquid which transforms into a water-like thirst-quenching treat for your skin. 


"Fortified with anti-oxidants and Vitamin C it fights free radical damage and infuses the skin with moisture, restoring dewy youthful radiance." 

I especially liked the light rose scent of this serum (Bulgarian Rose oil is a key ingredient), it's so unobtrusive and uplifting! Other star ingredients include milk lipids, ceramide 3 (strengthens the skin barrier and retains moisture), Vitamin E, and Provitamin B5 ( it's healing, regenerative, moisturizing, and protective). I use it twice daily.




Skin Plumping Moisture Infusion Water Sleeping Mask

Meant to be an overnight therapy, this light baby blue gel is enriched with Hyaluronic acid, Chamomile and Bulgarian rose. No wonder it smells like heaven


The soothing floral scent will make you want to keep sniffing the jar till you sleep! The brand promises to reset your skin with this mask, reversing dullness and leaving the skin plump and hydrated.



I use a little scoop of it in my night routine, it melts into a water-like cocoon of goodness over the skin and is instantly absorbed. In the morning, my skin feels refreshed and looks dewy. The chamomile in it reduces any redness on my skin due to active inflammation. I really like that it provides intense nourishment and calms my skin at the same time.



Puffiness + Shadow Minimizing Eye Sleeping Mask


With pure Caffeine, Hyaluronic acid and Chamomile, this gel-like eye mask is water-based and acts like an intensely hydrating treatment. Left overnight, this may even plump out fine lines as hyaluronic acid is known to do that, but I cannot comment personally on that as I do not have fine lines yet. This too has that gel to water-like consistency that sinks into the skin easily.


The coffee cherry extract helps reduce dark circles and puffiness to an extent. I also appreciate that this eye mask is anti-oxidant rich.


Antioxidant Illuminating Depuffing Eye Cream Concentrate



This eye cream is targeted for twice-daily use and can be best described as a light gel-cream. A blend of argan, jojoba, rosehip and olive oils with depuffing pure caffeine, peony root extract (soothing, brightening, anti-oxidant), botanical actives and hydrating hyaluronic acid instantly perks up the under-eye area, and the eyes appear well-rested. 



This can be used under makeup, and also layers well with the eye mask for night routines. With regular use, it also claims to eliminate signs of early ageing (it does contain wonderful active ingredients), but again I cannot comment on that personally being in my mid-twenties. I do notice an improvement in overall skin health and the texture of this eye cream is a delight to use. This one has a more obviously floral scent, but it dissipates quick enough and is not bothersome.

Top - Eye sleeping mask ; Bottom - Eye cream concentrate

As always, these products by Dot & Key are 100% safe and dermatologically tested, formulated without nasty chemicals, cruelty-free, and made in India. The full ingredient list is however not available on the packaging (only key ingredients are listed), and the amount of hyaluronic acid in each product could have been mentioned too for the consumer's ease.

Left - bare skin ; Right - serum and sleeping mask layered (notice how the skin appears plumped and with diminished fine lines)

Overall, even though I tried the Hyaluronic Acid serum late (it was launched alongside the other 2 serums - Vit C and the Skin Clarifying ones, find detailed reviews HERE), I'm glad I did!

The entire hyaluronic acid range won my approval, I've never encountered such an amazing lightweight texture - it dissolves into nothing, but really hydrates the skin properly. It is a true boon for all skin types and particularly this range will shine during the hot humid Indian summers for oily skin - this feels like nothing on! Even with my dry skin, it works well but in these colder months, I like to layer an oil on top to seal everything in. Highly recommended!



Price :
Serum - 895 INR for 30ml
Water sleeping mask - 645 INR for 50ml
Eye sleeping mask - 895 INR for 20ml
Eye cream concentrate - 750 INR for 20ml