Preview Sothys Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme Hydrating Range


One of the most effective way to upkeep my youthful and healthy looking skin is to constantly maintain a well-hydrated skin. If my skin is not properly hydrated, fine lines and wrinkles appear more visible, dehydrated lines on the cheek areas become noticeable and my skin will tend to get oilier too. My skin will also appear dull-looking, rough and lack of suppleness. At times, it may get itchy and sensitive too.

Proper skin hydration will improve the barrier function of the skin, accelerate skin metabolism and promote skin regeneration. Some doctors believe that it can even improve collagen production too. Hence it is important to keep our skin hydrating as dehydrated skin is actually one of the main causes of aging skin.

Dehydrated skin is commonly caused by external environmental factors (such as sun exposure, cold, winds, air-conditioning, hot baths) and physiological factors due to aging, poor skin barrier function and skin dryness.

3 weeks ago, I have attended a afternoon private Sothys Concoction Event held at Lawry’s Prime Rib @ Mandarin Orchard Gallery to preview Sothys Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme.

Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme comprises of (from left) Hydradvance Intensive Hydrating Serum, Hydra-Nourishing Mask, Hydradvance Light Hydrating Cream and Hydradvance Comfort Hydrating Cream.

“Inspired by GENE science, Sothys’ advance research in cosmetogenomics have ingeniously created Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme using Sothys’ patented H2CR@ Cosmeceutic Complex to boost the healthy cells and 1055 Boletus Extract to stimulate the genes to restore skin’s ability to REHYDRATE itself.”

Using ingredients from Green Chemistry (a non polluting process of extracting natural ingredients), Sothys Advanced Research team specifically analyzed and selected 1055 Boletus Extract for its action at the genesis of hydration. It reconstitutes skin’s barrier function and optimizes the flow of water.

Before I go further, so what is 1055 Boletus Extract? Well, it is an edible mushroom prized for its finest and great taste around the world. It is rich in Vitamin B3, for reducing the effects of skin aging and Vitamin E for powerful antioxidants.

Combined with other active ingredients, 1055 Boletus Extract acts on 2 main functions to restore the skin’s ability to re-hydrate itself :

1. Optimizing Hydric Flows

Hydric flow is the transfer of water from the dermis to the epidermis, regulating the skin’s hydration. Dehydration happens when water flow is interrupted hence insufficient water supply reaches the epidermis layers. The power of 3 main ingredient (trio action), 1055 Boletus Extract, Tripeptide, Ophipogon Extract optimize the water flow by :

  • Storing sufficient water in the dermis layer that acts as a water reservoir for the skin
  • Regulating water circulation which travels from the dermis to the epidermis through proper and functionable channels
  • Retaining water that reaches the epidermis layer to achieve a well-hydrated skin

2. Reconstituting the Barrier Function

The skin is a natural protective organ. The barrier function of the skin deteriorates due to external and internal aggressions leaving skin vulnerable to various contamination. Another 3 main ingredients (tro action), 1055 Boletus Extract, HSCR@ Cosmeceutic Complex, Biomimetic Phospholipid help to reconstitute the barrier function by :

  • Reactivating and improving individual functions of the skin’s protective layer
  • Providing optimal protection from oxidative stress
  • Restoring cell communication to optimize and sustains the skin’s function


Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme

Hydradvance Intensive Hydrating Serum, priced at S$179 in 50ml, instantly hydrates the skin, leaving the skin soft and smooth. This gel-like textured serum also enhances the performance of the creams and boosts their effectiveness for a long-lasting effect. For optimum hydration, compliment it with the Hydradvance Cream.

Research test conducted on 20 models for a month has proven that this hydrating serum has increased skin hydration by 55%.

Hydradvance Comfort Hydrating Cream and Hydradvance Light Hydrating Cream, both priced at S$159 in 50ml, are formulated with Sothys’ patented 1055 Boletus extract that helps regulate skin hydration, leaving it comfortable, supple and protected all day long.

The Hydradvance Light hydrating Cream has a light silky and soft texture that is suitable for all skin types whereas the Hydradvance Comfort Hydrating Cream has a slightly richer texture that is suitable for dry skin type. I realized both creams have strong fragrance scent and I wonder if they contain fragrance in it. I do not have the ingredient lists on both creams.

Research test conducted on 40 models for a month has proven that these hydrating creams have improved skin hydration by 36%.

Hydra-Nourishing Mask, priced at S$109 in 50ml, instantly hydrates the skin and provides absolute comfort with Precious oils duo, leaving it supple and radiant. This hydrating and nourishing mask used to be my must-have mask many years back. My skin actually feels super hydrating after each use. In fact, the product uses up very fast cos I need to apply a thick layer on my entire face and neck about 2-3 times per week.

Research test conducted on 20 models after 4 applications has proven that this hydrating mask has shown 41% immediate hydration and 90% satisfaction with nutrition & elimination of dehydration marks.

I was delighted to receive a lovely red makeup pouch that contains a compliment full-size Hydra-Nourishing Mask and a 15ml Hydradvance Light Hydrating Cream during the event. Tested the new improved mask on the very same night and love the result. My skin feels super hydrating, the mask has never failed me, love it!



Sothys Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme is available at all Sothys Contract Salons and the following Sothys Dealer Salons :


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6 Comments on "Preview Sothys Hydradvance Cosmeceutic Programme Hydrating Range"

  1. Leah Argento says:

    Thank you for the fabulous & thorough report on Hydravance! We appreciate it.

  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Leah,

    You are most welcome, it’s my pleasure! Will be excited to know what are the new Sothys products launching this year.

  3. Leah Argento says:

    Not sure where you are located, but here in the U.S. we are launching a new Slimming & Firming Body Treatment in April, as well as a new W. Brightening Cleanser. Then, towards November we will have a re-formulated men’s (homme) line. Not sure if products launch simultaneously worldwide; hopefully so!

  4. Shirleen says:

    Hi Leah,

    I’m residing in Singapore. I’m so great you have found me. Thanks for the info and I will look out for all these products. ;-)

  5. Anne-Marie says:

    Hi Shirleen
    Thanks for your information on the Sothys products. I have just discovered this range and cannot believe how much difference i can see in my skin in such a short amount of time.
    I live in Australia but will be visiting Singapore towards the end of March. Do you know if Sothys products are available at Changi Airport ( i will be in terminal 3) or do you know any good stockists that have good deals, the products are horrendously expensive in Australia.

    • Shirleen says:

      Hi Anne-Marie,

      I don’t think Sothys is available at Changi Airport as I believe it is only available at authorized dealer salons. You can visit any of the salons mentioned above.

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