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Registered: ‎10-02-2010

Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

I've used Hydroshield for a long time, but budget constraints are causing me to have to try and find a less expensive replacement.  Any recommendations out there?  What do you use?  Thanks for all your suggestions. 

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Registered: ‎10-29-2011

Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

The face serum became to heavy for me. Am now using Josie,s Argon oil. Much better a little goes a long way.

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Registered: ‎09-12-2010

Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

Funny how different we think.  I haven't been able to find a substitute.  Argon oil is way too heavy for me.  I even used the milk version of the argon and still didn't like it.  Good luck on finding a sub.  I think if I didn't use the Hydroshield, I would use the Dream Cream.  Extra moisture, but with a very light texture. 

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Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

Ebay has great deals. I buy all of my Denese products there.

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Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

I would look at Paula's Choice serums for anti aging. 

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Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

@IAMASTAR,

 

There really isn't a dupe for the Hydroshield serum.  It's a unique serum of ceramides and retinol in a silicone/oil base with some antioxidants thrown in. 

 

So, for a quasi-dupe, you're looking for a product that has ceramides and retinol that costs less than Hydroshield at $65/oz.  Lots of products have retinol and lots of products have ceramides, but not in the same product that costs less than Hydroshield except for one drugstore product that I've found:  Cerave Skin Renewing Cream Serum.  This product has both ceramides and encapsulated retinol, 1 oz. is $16.99 at Ulta.  I am presently using this cream under my eyes with no problems.  It's a pale yellow cream, not a clear liquid serum.  Non-greasy, fragrance-free.  It comes in a tube with a pump dispenser.  I like this product quite a bit.

 

You may need to use two products to achieve the retinol and ceramide combination found in Hydroshield.

 

Another drugstore option is Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum, 1 oz. is $20.99 at Ulta.  This is a retinol product but doesn't have ceramides.  I personally have not used this product.

 

Cerave just came out with a brand new product, a ceramide oil gel called Cerave Ceramide Boost Facial Oil Gel, 1 oz. for $23.99 at Ulta.  This might be a great product to use with the Neutrogena Deep Wrinkle retinol serum to achieve the ceramide and retinol combo in Hydroshield.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum


@River Song wrote:

@IAMASTAR,

 

There really isn't a dupe for the Hydroshield serum.  It's a unique serum of ceramides and retinol in a silicone/oil base with some antioxidants thrown in. 

 

So, for a quasi-dupe, you're looking for a product that has ceramides and retinol that costs less than Hydroshield at $65/oz.  Lots of products have retinol and lots of products have ceramides, but not in the same product that costs less than Hydroshield except for one drugstore product that I've found:  Cerave Skin Renewing Cream Serum.  This product has both ceramides and encapsulated retinol, 1 oz. is $16.99 at Ulta.  I am presently using this cream under my eyes with no problems.  It's a pale yellow cream, not a clear liquid serum.  Non-greasy, fragrance-free.  It comes in a tube with a pump dispenser.  I like this product quite a bit.

 

You may need to use two products to achieve the retinol and ceramide combination found in Hydroshield.

 

Another drugstore option is Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum, 1 oz. is $20.99 at Ulta.  This is a retinol product but doesn't have ceramides.  I personally have not used this product.

 

Cerave just came out with a brand new product, a ceramide oil gel called Cerave Ceramide Boost Facial Oil Gel, 1 oz. for $23.99 at Ulta.  This might be a great product to use with the Neutrogena Deep Wrinkle retinol serum to achieve the ceramide and retinol combo in Hydroshield.

   

 Thank you soo much for all of this info. I  have been using Cerave products for years and didn't know about these new products. (This line is Dr. recommended is why I started using it)Love the Cerave products. Thanks for the update on the new products. I will now go to the store and pick them  up.  Thanks!!!

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Registered: ‎07-12-2011

Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

Sadly, I am in the same position you are.  I love Dr. Denese Products---have used them for years, but just can't afford them now.  When I run out of my supply, I will probably try Paula's brand and see how that works out.  Several on here suggested that to me when I asked this question a while back.  I look forward to seeing the rest of input on here!

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Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

@IAMASTAR

 

Ladies, maybe I can help ......  

 

I have tried MANY serums, and the best, by far, is Boots No 7 Intense Advanced Serum.   (NOT the Advanced serum ... there are 2 and I'm recommending the Intense Advanced)  

 

A one ounce bottle is $30 and lasts for months.  You can find it at Ulta and Target, and on Ebay now and then.    This is a top notch product line from the U.K., if you're not familiar with the brand Boots No 7.

 

The serum is velvety smooth, dries nicely,  and is very compatible with what I put on over it.   I think that over time my lines have noticeably diminished .... I just love it.

 

 

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Re: Substitute for Dr. Denese Hydroshield Face Serum

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Neutrogena has a good one..............

 

there is never a need to pay those high prices for any creams,lotions, makeup ,ect. Just shop around and you will see the best of the best costing so much less.

 

These vendors have us all fooled. you will look and feel so much better about yourself and save lots of money doing it         Smiley Happy