#5 The GelCrème
This clarifying hydrator recalibrates skin pH balance with a Complex of Hydroxy Acids, evening out skin tone and texture while delivering intense hydration.
Use in the PM
Same Day Delivery and Click + Collect offered in metro areas.
At RATIONALE, we’re pleased to report the proportion of participants who observed the following improvements in their skin after use of #5 The Gel Creme* :
96% reported ↑ Hydration
82% reported ↑ Even tone
81% reported ↑ Smooth texture
*Based on a 28-day trial with 22 participants
Dispense 2–3 drops into palm.
Gently smooth over face, neck, décolletage and backs of hands.
To discover how to introduce this formulation into your RATIONALE Ritual, connect with our Team of Online Skin Consultants.
A vibrant, radiant complexion is intimately connected to the pH of the skin’s outermost layer, the Stratum Corneum.
Sensitivity, barrier breakdown, pigmentation and premature ageing are all consequences of environmental damage. These occur as a result of excessive solar exposure, causing the skin’s pH to shift from a healthy acidic state to alkaline, triggering the upregulation of enzymes that break down connective tissue and erode protective barrier structures.
Signalling peptides in human skin direct all metabolic processes, including desquamation (cell turnover), cellular differentiation (cellular function), and hydration. Short-chain protein sequences and ceramides are critical in these intercellular communication processes.
Frequently Asked Questions
RATIONALE’s GelCrèmes are a combination of water and lipids with a higher concentration of water-based ingredients, resulting in a lightweight consistency.
RATIONALE GelCrèmes act as a gentle hydrator, seamlessly infusing the skin with active ingredients for enhanced effectiveness.
The GelCrèmes have a lightweight texture, enabling faster absorption into the skin compared to the heavier texture of traditional crèmes, which are designed to be absorbed more slowly into the skin.
Combination skin types can benefit from using a gel Formulation to address both hydration and oil flow simultaneously. If you're new to active ingredients or experiencing redness, RATIONALE’s GelCrèmes can be a gentle introduction that is less likely to cause skin sensitivities.
The primary differences lie in the active ingredients: #5 The GelCrème gently recalibrates skin pH with a Complex of Hydroxy Acids, whereas #6 The GelCrème supports skin renewal with a Botanical Retinol Alternative (Bakuchiol) Complex—a botanical alternative to Vitamin A.