M₂ Rich Moisturizer
M₂ Rich Moisturizer
M₂ Rich Moisturizer

M₂ Rich Moisturizer

VETTED Dermlab M₂ Rich Moisturizer is a restorative cream designed for deep moisturization for maximum daytime or nighttime hydration. It is suitable for all skin types and formulated to be especially safe for sensitive skin.



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      Apply 1-2 pumps to clean, dry skin. In the mornings, apply after VETTED Dermlab VcVitamin C complex serum and your favorite sunscreen. In the evenings, apply after VETTED Dermlab R Retinoid Serum.

      Active Ingredients


      A ceramide is a lipid molecule which plays an essential role in both water-retention function and barrier function in the stratum corneum – the outer layer of skin. Ceramides ensure that trans-epidermal water loss does not occur too quickly by holding onto water in the skin.

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      Phospholipids are naturally occurring or synthetic fats (composed of glycerol, fatty acids, and phosphate). They pull water in to where it is needed, making them excellent humectants and emollients. They also work as antioxidants.

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      Cholesterols are naturally occurring components of the skin barrier. They work to strengthen the barrier function of  the skin. In skincare, they  also function as stabilizers, emollients, surfactants, and water-binding agents.

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      Niacinamide helps to visibly minimise enlarged pores, tightens lax pores, improves uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness and strengthen a weakened surface.

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      Because of its stimulation of hyaluronic acid synthesis, glucosamine has been shown to accelerate wound healing, improve skin hydration, and decrease wrinkles. In addition, as an inhibitor of tyrosinase activation, it inhibits melanin production and is useful in treatment of disorders of hyperpigmentation.

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      M₂ Rich Moisturizer insights:

      This is packed with barrier restoring and deeply moisturizing essentials- ceramides, phospholipids and cholesterol- what we call the ‘holy grail of hydration’. 

      Healthy skin starts with a healthy epidermal barrier, which is composed of ceramides, cholesterol, and free fatty acids (phospholipids).¹ Aging and skin conditions like eczema can lead to loss of natural lipids, epidermal barrier dysfunction, and compromised skin health.² Our M2 Rich Moisturizer has all the benefits of our M1 Light Moisturizer plus the addition of a ‘lipid punch’ for added barrier repair. As with our M1, we use acetyl glucosamine, which inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme required for the production of melanin, and pair it with niacinamide, for a synergistic effect.³ Niacinamide hydrates, restores the epidermal barrier, and repairs damaged DNA.⁴ Ceramides restore barrier function and lock in moisture.⁵,⁶

      In contrast to other moisturizers, we do not formulate with common vehicles known to irritate such as propylene glycol/propranediol. We also are exacting about our preservatives and only use those that have the very lowest allergenicity profile based on the latest medical literature.

      Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water/Aqua/Eau, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Heptyl Undecylenate, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lactobacillus Ferment, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Glucosyl Ceramide, Phospholipids, Cholesterol, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Isocetyl Alcohol, Ceramide NP, Cetyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone

      Our products are made in the US with ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free, and responsibly sourced and packaged in recyclable glass and paper. 

      1. Li Q, Fang H, Dang E, Wang G. The role of ceramides in skin homeostasis and inflammatory skin diseases. J Dermatol Sci. 2020 Jan;97(1):2-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2019.12.002. Epub 2019 Dec 5. PMID: 31866207.
      2. Feingold, K. Thematic review series: skin lipids. The role of epidermal lipids in cutaneous permeability barrier homeostasis. J Lipid Res. 2007; 48:12. 
      3. Kimball AB, Kaczvinsky JR, Li J, Robinson LR, Matts PJ, Berge CA, Miyamoto K, Bissett DL. Reduction in the appearance of facial hyperpigmentation after use of moisturizers with a combination of topical niacinamide and N-acetyl glucosamine: results of a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Feb 1;162(2):435-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2009.09477.x. Epub 2009 Aug 28. PMID: 19845667.
      4. Levin J, Momin SB. How much do we really know about our favorite cosmeceutical ingredients? J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2010 Feb;3(2):22-41. PMID: 20725560; PMCID: PMC2921764.
      5. Spada F, Barnes TM, Greive KA. Skin hydration is significantly increased by a cream formulated to mimic the skin's own natural moisturizing systems. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2018 Oct 15;11:491-497. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S177697. PMID: 30410378; PMCID: PMC6197824.
      6. Draelos ZD, Raymond I. The Efficacy of a Ceramide-based Cream in Mild-to-moderate Atopic Dermatitis. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2018 May;11(5):30-32. Epub 2018 May 1. PMID: 29785236; PMCID: PMC5955631. 

      Our products are packaged in recyclable glass and paper.

      Find out what makes Vetted, Vetted.

      We are redefining clean. Our ingredients are science-backed, ethically sourced and truly hypoallergenic.

      Our product standards:

      Our formulations were designed by our dermatologists. Every ingredient is carefully selected using the most up-to-date scientific evidence on efficacy, irritant, and allergenic potential.

      We exclude ingredients that are known endocrine disruptors or for which there is credible evidence of concerning health or environmental toxic effects.

      Our products don't have any fragrances or fragrance cross-reactors. 

      We don't include any ingredients that are common (or uncommon, for that matter) causes of allergic contact dermatitis.

      All of our products undergo repeat insult patch testing. There are no reports of irritant or allergic reactions with testing of our formulations. 

      Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors. We don't include any phthalates in our formulations and we package our products in glass (which does not leach phthalates). 

      We do not test any of our formulations on animals. 

      All products are packaged in recyclable glass bottles. 

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