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How To Use An Electrolyte Cream

How To Use An Electrolyte Cream

Written by Nicola Moulton

14 Jun 2023

Three pots of shinkai with water effect

The what, when and how of how to use our high-tech hydrator. 

We call Shinkai a 3-in-1, because you can use it as a serum, mask or day cream. How you use it depends on your skin type, and the results you’re looking for. So we’ve put together some routines to help you get the most out of this mega-moisturiser. 

What is Shinkai?

Because sometimes your skin can’t get all the hydration it needs from just drinking water, we’ve created our new high-tech Japanese gel-cream, Shinkai - so-called because its electrolyte-rich minerals come from Japan’s Noto Peninsula where warm and cold currents coincide to create a powerful mix of skin-boosting minerals, including Sodium, Calcium and Potassium.

You can read more about what electrolytes can do for your skin here. (Also in the formula: a youth-boosting Tripeptide Complex, Kombucha Essence for firming and a Supergreens blend that actually helps skin restore its own Hyaluronic Acid.) Result, however you choose to use it? Softer, dewier, more supple skin. 

For Glow

Tired? Late night? A little stressed? Your skin, like your head, may be feeling it too. The quick-fix answer is here. Reverse the look of tired-eyes, with our Pure Ceramides Elastic Boost Eye Moisture Serum. This K-Beauty under-eye serum has pure encapsulated Ceramides, Phytosqualane from Olive Oil, NMF-boosting Biomimetic Moisturising Molecules and Deep Water Brown Algae to keep your skin tone and texture high and your glow mighty. Apply this to your undereyes twice, you and follow with your hydrating Shinkai Gel-Cream.

Model putting on Shinkai

Too Much Sun?

We’ve all been there, when a little too-much sunshine has left your skin feeling red and tight. The impact of UVB rays have left the upper layers of skin will be parched and damaged, making it crucial for you to restore your barrier function with products that rehydrate and re-energise.  

Following a generous application of your Shinkai onto well-cleansed skin, apply a thin layer of our Oxygen Instant Facial Refuelling Mask onto clean skin fingertips and allow it to absorb for 15-20 minutes to soothe your skin and boost its repair mechanisms. 

To Re-Mineralize Inside & Out

To get truly hydrated, you need to work inside as well as out. Begin your day with a scoop of Green Me Up, our ready-to-mix powder blend of 33 superfoods, which is also packed with electrolytes - from Wheatgrass and Spirulina to Matcha and Prickly Pear, and an expert blend of Botanicals, Mushrooms, Beta Glucans and Microbiotics.  

Follow with a generous application of Super Healthy Skin Deluxe Body Moisture Crème to re-moisturise your body and apply Shinkai onto cleansed skin for total 360 hydration. 

In-Flight Companions

Flights are renowned for drying out your skin. Before boarding your flight, cleanse thoroughly with your favourite cleanser. Then, once you’re on board, treat yourself to an  Uberyouth™ Multi-Peptide H-Collagen Sheet Mask, left on for 30 minutes. ‎It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Hydrolyzed Collagen for instantly plumper-looking skin. You’ll be met with a dewy and glowy complexion that looks lifted, firmer and more soothed and smoothed.

To seal in the hydration, apply a generous layer of your Shinkai Electrolyte 3-in-1 Hydrating Gel-Cream. Then apply Smooth Ahead™ Intensive Lip Balm for an intensive moisturising lip treatment. 

Shinkai X ABC+SPF:

Close up shot of Shinkai underwater

If you don’t know about our dermatologist-devised skincare routine, ABC+SPF (shared with us by consultant dermatologist, Dr. Andrew Markey), you can read all about it here

(For those who need a quick reminder, Dr Markey recommends daily use of 3 ‘master molecules’: A (Retinol), B (Niacinamide) and C (Vitamin C), plus SPF (in addition to your cleanser, your moisturizer, your serums) as the backbone of your skincare. 

Below is a step-by-step guide, on how you can take your ABC+SPF skincare up a notch, and include our super-hydrating, super-refreshing, Shinkai Gel-Cream.


Follow your Superdrops Brightening Niacinamide (the vitamin B) and Superdose C C-Suite Rapid Action Power Brightening Serum with Shinkai, then apply SPF on top.

0 seconds to fix before applying makeup.


If your skin is dry or you just like to ‘cushion’ your skin with an extra hit of overnight hydration, apply Shinkai before your Vitamin ‘A’ - aka your chosen Retinol.


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