The HS Story: Part 3 - Inspiration, Design and Accessibility

HydroSkin Care Ethical Skincare

HydroSkin was developed by two individuals seeking honest, pure, effective skincare. They wanted the highest quality ingredients in amounts which elicited actual results. Not false claims, fillers and preservatives.

Sounds simple right? But after thorough research, they realised products like this were extremely difficult to find, if they were available at all. 

The two sought to make skincare with minimal ingredients and maximum results. Initially they began creating formulas just for themselves, but when locals and friends began to comment on the improvements in their skin, they decided to share their creations. 

HydroSkin Care Results The 3 StepsOne of our customers who experienced significant reduction in hyper-pigmentation (age spots) after using The 3 Steps.

One of the founder’s was raised by women passionate about effective skincare. As she observed her mother and aunts develop their own skincare products and avidly research and discuss ingredients, she developed a fascination for considered skincare. She is now HydroSkin’s ingredients expert and is the brains behind the products' composition and how to optimise them for healthy skin.

Parish Stapleton, the second founder, had a background in luxury retail and consumer marketing for the top 3%. His roles where varied and included, creative direction, art direction, styling and photography for brands such as Channel, Tom Ford, Prada, Gucci, etc. As HydroSkin evolves, he draws from this knowledge and experience to develop and design the brand so it is both luxurious and accessible.

HydroSkin Care Range Natural Ethical SkincareOur Range (minus our newest creation - the Salt Scrub with Alaea Red Clay).

The longer Parish worked in the world of luxury, whether skincare or couture, the more the lie and deception behind the brands was revealed. For example, Estee Lauder is an umbrella company that includes a total of 30+ brands, from Aveda to Zegna with LaMer in the middle. While we as consumers all perceive these brands to be unique and different - they’re not. This skincare company only makes up one of the many corporate conspiracy monopolies that fill the market. The continued discovery of this deception whittled away at his belief in brand authenticity and integrity. Though the brands where seductive in their appearance their core philosophies where counter to his own.

This changed with HydroSkin.

Though selling was the aim of the game in his retail career, the coalescence of how beautiful aesthetic and design, interact, enhance and contribute to the consumer’s life was always his passion and core focus. When HydroSkin transformed from an idea into a consumer commodity, Parish’s beliefs and background intertwined with the brands aesthetics and values. With that came the responsibility of creating a brand that was not only honest in its contents, but also its message and identity. Through HydroSkin, Parish aims to create simple yet stimulating design that enhances the consumer’s everyday life while disrupting skincare conventions.  

HydroSkin Care Design HydroSkin's design development. 

It is important to Parish that the brand feel inclusive to everyone. After all, we’ve all got skin. That's why HydroSkin is unisex and appropriate for almost all skin types. HydroSkin is attempting to dispel the myths that marketers have been trying to sell you for years. Skin is skin - regardless of gender, age, body type, ethnicity etc. Despite what most brands might tell you, you only need a small variety of well designed products to achieve your healthiest skin. And that philosophy underpins everything HydroSkin does. 

After perfecting the product composition, HydroSkin moved on to packaging. When it was being developed the main concern was protecting the integrity of the ingredients. Airless packaging was the most effective way to do this as it stops oxygen, light and water from from spoiling ingredients which have been notoriously difficult to store and keep effective - eg. Vitamin C. The exterior design followed. Its appearance had to be simple, understated and elegant while remaining inclusive to all.

This unique approach to skincare keeps HydroSkin at the forefront of innovation and accessibility. It is of the upmost importance to us that our products are as effective as possible, without breaking the bank.

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Double Cleansing: Fad or fab?

HydroSkin Double Cleanse Natural Cleanser

Double cleansing is the new buzzword being thrown around the beauty sphere at the moment, but what's it all about? And are there tangible benefits to your skin?

In essence, double cleansing means cutting through oily residue left by sunscreen and makeup and detoxifying your skin after exposure to every day pollutants. Once your skin is free from these impurities, your serums and creams will penetrate faster and more effectively!

While double cleansing has been thrown around a lot lately, women in the know have been embracing it for generations! For Japanese and South Korean women, double cleansing is an everyday routine. But lots of Western women have also been doing it for years before anyone gave it a name. It is the proper way to prepare your skin at night before applying products that nourish, hydrate, and repair it while you sleep.

In addition to make-up and sunscreen, our skin is subject to pollution, toxins and the grime that is in the air. That’s why it’s so important to remove all that daily residue at night to detoxify skin. We want to make sure there is nothing left on our skin that can clog our pores. The most effective way to do this is to apply a pre cleanse product before wetting your face and then rinse it away before using your cleanser. The pre-cleanse loosens the make-up and grime on your face so it’s completely washed away by your cleanser. 

HydroSkin Double Cleanse Pre CleanseOur natural Salt Scrub is the perfect first step in a Double Cleanse. 

You may think your current cleansing routine is doing a great job, but try double cleansing and you will feel and see the difference! 

Skin that isn’t thoroughly cleaned becomes dull because dirt and dead skin have not been completely removed. Leaving a surface layer of dirt and dead skin clogs your pores and reduces the effectiveness of the skincare products you use. They have trouble penetrating all that muck! Hydrating and revitalizing ingredients such as, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Niacinamide will be better absorbed when applied to truly clean skin. 

HydroSkin Salt Scrub Cleanser Double CleanseOur Salt Scub with Alaea Red Clay and our all-natural Cleanser.

Here are our two recommended pre-cleanse methods:

  1. Gentle Pre-cleanse (Make-up Remover + Cleanser)

HydroSkin’s Make-up Remover should be used to pre-cleanse your skin even if you haven’t been wearing make-up. It is not oily and uses a combination of organic aloe vera and olive ester (water soluble olive oil) to release dirt and make-up so it can be rinsed away. 

HOW TO: Apply two pumps of Make-up Remover to the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and apply to dry skin. It is safe to use around your eyes to remove eye makeup. Use a cotton pad with the pre-cleanse to gentley remove mascara. Rinse off with water. Follow with our Cleanser. 

  1. Exfoliation Pre-cleanse (Salt Scrub + Cleanser)

 HydroSkin’s Salt Scrub contains Hawaiian Red Salt which is naturally infused with volcanic Alaea Clay. The salt is suspended in an avocado and olive cream base. It is highly nourishing, hydrating and detoxifying. HydroSkin’s Salt Scrub is gentle enough to use every night and superbly exfoliates and detoxifies as step one in a pre-cleanse. We recommend using this method at least two nights a week.

How To: Pre-cleanse by applying our Salt Scrub with Alaea Red Clay to dry skin. Rinse off. (Leave on for a few minutes before washing off for tougher removal of toxins.) Follow with our Cleanser. 

This skincare fad is actually beneficial! Double cleansing does have a positive effect on your skin by removing toxins and increasing the effectiveness of your skincare routine. Give it a go!



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The HS Story - Pt 2: How It's Made

HydroSkin Care Beakers

At HydroSkin we believe that for skincare to be effective, it needs to be freshly made. Ideally we like our customers to use our product within three to six months of it being created, however it has a shelf life of 18+ months.

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HydroSkin's 3 Steps - How and Why

1 + 2 + 3 = Hydro Mist + HA Serum + C Moisturiser on clean skin morning and night. It is all you need and the results are amazing.

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The HS Story - Part 1: Our Place in Skincare History


The creators of HydroSkin developed their unique line of skincare in response to the lack of honest, effective products on the market. They wanted high quality ingredients in amounts which elicited actual results. Not false claims, fillers and preservatives. The two sought to make skincare with minimal ingredients and maximum results.

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Our Winter Oil Is Here!

HydroSkin Care Winter Oil

Come and get acquainted with our new Winter Oil! It contains only two ingredients - both natural, plant based oils - one of which is native to Australia! The oils mimic the skin’s natural sebum, meaning it sinks in quickly without leaving oily residue.

Created for customers seeking an extra boost of hydration - specifically in cold, dry climates. This oil gives your skin the extra protection it needs to naturally reduce moisture loss, particularly during the winter months.

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Know Your Greens: Treating Your Skin From The Outside In

HydroSkin Know Your Greens Silverbeat Recipe

Skin is our largest organ. Fuel your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to get your skin looking it’s best from the inside out!

The benefits and nutrients in spinach, kale, watercress and rocket will dramatically increase the health of your hair and skin!

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Holiday Hydration: Mocktails!

HydroSkin Care Mocktails

Hydrate from the inside this Holiday Season with these easy, delicious mocktail ideas. Here’s some of our favourite flavours - get cleaver, creative and enjoy the festivities!

If you’re looking for that extra-festive kick, mix it up by adding vodka or your favourite liquor.

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The Benefits of Exfoliation: Salt Scrub with Alaea Red Clay

HydroSkin Care Salt Scrub with Alaea Red Clay

Exfoliation is a skincare essential for luminous, soft, regenerated skin.

It removes the dry, dead cells on the skins surface and increases blood circulation which encourages the production of new skin cells, leaving the skin clean, healthy and glowing!

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Travel Tips: Keeping Skin Healthy During the Holidays

What Happens To My Skin When I Travel?
How Can I Avoid It? 

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