Long before clean beauty was embraced worldwide, Susanne Langmuir launched Bite Beauty, a collection of lip colours made with food-grade ingredients. Now with aN-hydra, Susanne Langmuir is bringing waterless skincare, an essentials-only skincare company disrupting the multi-step, top shelf culture with a return to simplicity. aN-hydra focuses on reduced water footprint, waste and consumerism by simplifying skincare.
Inspiration behind aN-hydra
When Susanne Langmuir was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, she began to examine the products she was using on a day-to-day basis and discovered that the majority of them featured high percentages of water and preservatives. This sparked the idea for aN-hydra ( anhydrous, which means “without water”) a revolutionary skincare line that’s made with innovative active ingredients.
“I’ve simplified skincare routines with waterless & sustainable formulas that work incredibly well for all skin – in only three luxurious steps. This is skincare re-imagined.”
Susanne Langmuir, Founder
aN-hydra skincare is all about water-activated formulas that are made for all skin, regardless of skin type, gender, age or ethnicity – at an accessible cost. Entirely made with clean, clinically-proven & cruelty-free ingredients, aN-hydra is skincare for everyone. With a focus on ethically-produced ingredients and sustainable packaging, aN-hydra is based upon the simple idea that less does more for the world.
aN-hydra skincare range
This water-activated powder helps remove impurities and makeup, calms your skin and helps with radiance in one luxurious step. How to use: Rinse to use as a daily cleanser, or leave overnight as a reparative mask. Contains –
Balances and soothes stressed and sensitive skin.
Ultra-mild, PH friendly cleanser.
Gently exfoliates and renews.
Detoxifies, balances & cleanses acne-prone skin.
Repairs, heals & calms.
Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate*, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate*, L-Ascorbic Acid, Sea Silt*, Maltodextrin*, Lactobacillus Ferment*, Oryza Sativia (Rice) Starch*, Mannitol, Microcrystaline Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Collodial Oatmeal*, Bentonite Clay*, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate*, Aloe Barbadensis, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract *Ecocert.ingredients,
This water-activated hyaluronic powder-in-oil hydrator is made entirely with essential nutrients needed for healthy and radiant skin. Hydrating, balancing, nourishing, and prepping skin for make-up, it’s the skincare essential you didn’t know you needed. Contains –
Clinically-proven moisture sponge.
Hydrates, repairs & nourishes.
Balances, detoxifies, soothes.
Feeds skin with essential nutrients & omega acids.
Ultra nourishing food for all skin types.
Ingredients: Squalane (Olive Oil Derived)*, C13-15 Alkane (Sugarcane Derived)*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil**, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch*, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Oil**, Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Lavendula Angustifolia**, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil**, Borago Oicinalis (Borage) Oil**, Oryza Sativa (rice bran) oil, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid*, Sodium Hyaluronate *. *Ecocert **Certified Organic
A breakthrough water-activated powder-to-serum that delivers an unprecedented stable concentration of 80% Vitamin C and 2% light-diusing Lumiral. Reveal a lit-from-within glow in seconds. Contains –
A break-through 80% concentration that brightens, repairs and corrects.
A light-reflecting mineral that visably corrects and illuminates.
Balances, detoxifies, soothes.
Two weights of Vegan, French-made active that hydrates, plumps & repairs.
A food-grade humectant that hydrates, refines and smoothes.
Ingredients: L-Ascorbic Acid, Mannitol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carboxymethyl Starch (derived from Potato), Mica (and) Iron Oxides (and) Titanium Dioxide, Sodium hyaluronate*, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid*. *Ecocert
My experience with aN-hydra skincare
I’ve been using the trio for 2 weeks now and here’s what I love. I use the aN-hydra Microbiome cleanser everyday and when I add some water, it turns into the most luxurious foam with a lovely lavender smell that I can cleanse and exfoliate my face with. It can also be used as an overnight night mask if you need extra oil control. Another fun way to use this microbiome cleanser is as a finishing powder. (Yes, you read that right. Susanne Langmuir suggests this so I’m yet to try it as a finishing powder so I’ll add an update here when I do)
I love a good hyaluronic product because this ingredient is so hydrating. To use the aN-hydra Hyaluronic Hydrator, you shake the bottle to activate and mix the powder and oil. Once you activate it with some water, it turns into a really luxurious serum. There are some incredibly hydrating, universally balancing oils like vegan squalene, jojoba oil, evening primrose and borage in this hydrator. Typically, hyaluronic serums contain upwards of 80% water but by eliminating water in this formula, aN-hydra Hyaluronic Hydrator is a highly concentrated product and you add the water yourself or you use it the way it is.
I’ve used the aN-hydra Powder-C Brightener twice so far and I’ve woken up to glowing skin! I love vitamin C because it helps with so many things – vitamin C helps brighten, improves the texture, tone, evenness of skin and helps with pigmentation. But the challenge with vitamin C is once you add water to it or dilute it, it starts to degrade and break down; this can have an opposite effect on your skin. So for aN-hydra to be able to have a water activated product that contains the highest concentration of vitamin C with 80% is amazing. I can see it work instantly within just 2 uses so I’m going to keep doing more of it to see a visible difference.
I’ve loved using the trio so far and will continue to use it to see more results. This approach to waterless skincare is new to me but definitely something I would like to continue because I’m using products that are more concentrated by eliminating water in it and that is a definite winner for me!
Have you tried waterless skincare? What are your thoughts on it?
WHERE TO BUY: an-hydra.com