ÏIS • Hydro Defense Serum

Intense Hydrating Serum for ALL SKIN TYPES
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Size 30 ml | 1 fl. oz

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ÏIS is an oil-free clear serum 100% plant-based formulated to:

  • deeply hydrate and plump skin instantly
  • prevent oxidative cell damage and inflammation
  • smooth fine lines and wrinkles and repair stressed skin

The secret to firm, healthy, and resilient skin is water balance. ÏIS gives your skin its daily dose of vital hydration, keeping it supple, plump, and ready to respond to extreme weather, pollution, and hormonal changes.

ÏIS is the ultimate superior hydration serum for all skin types that can be layered with virtually any product. It's made with a beautiful, organic damask rose hydrosol, bio-fermented marine actives, and double-molecular size sodium hyaluronate.

A couple of pumps of this ultra-light botanical serum add an extra hydration kick to your favourite moisturiser, oil or even foundation. It absorbs quickly with zero stickiness.

Comedogenic rating 0 - read about comedogenicity HERE

Lightly Aromatic. It does not contain essential oils but gentle hydrosols (herbal distillate also known as floral waters).  ÏIS has a light rose scent.  

Whether your beauty routine consists of three steps or eight, a good hydrating serum with antioxidants should always be a priority.  ÏIS is a skin hydration booster serum that supports healthy cell turnover, Collagen + Elastin production and delays dehydration (the first step to skin ageing). Its formula contains:

  • double molecular size plant-based Hyaluronic acid to retain and distribute moisture efficiently
  • Phytol and Isomalt are powerful, marine-based antioxidant complexes enhanced by moss-derived active ingredients to protect your skin from urban aggressors and water loss.
  • Ectoin, a potent natural stress-protection molecule
  • Vitamin B8, able to draw and retain moisture and make it available for the skin's cells.

ÏIS can be layered with virtually any products:

a moisturiser like HAE • Time Release Light Moisturiser

face oils like AZUR • Calming Light Oil, SHAA-NT • Regenerating Luxe Oil or KORU • Clarifying Dry Oil

Aqua, Rosa damascena (Rose) flower water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Chamomilla recutita (Blue Chamomile) flower extract, Trehalose, Ectoin, Seawater extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Sodium levulinate, Phytol, Isomalt, Sodium anisate, Xanthan gum, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate.

We process orders within 48 hours, Monday to Friday.

We offer FREE DELIVERY for orders over USD 150 with FedEx/selected couriers and FREE DELIVERY for all orders within THAILAND.

You can choose to ship with FedEx (transit time 2 - 6 business days), Couriers (2-10 days)  and International Postal Courier service (Transit time 4 -12 days). We ship from Thailand. Your tracking number will be sent to you by e-mail as soon as the parcel is shipped.

To check out our shipping rates chart by country Click Here.

Please be aware that if applicable, Import Duties and VAT/GST must be paid by the recipient once the goods have arrived. The designated courier will notify the amount to pay and how to pay before clearing the goods.


Do you accept returns or offer refunds?

If the products you have ordered are not a good match with your skin, we will refund you in full excluding shipping charges. Please get in touch by e-mail within 15 days of purchase.


Are your products truly natural?  

Yes, our products are truly natural, right down to the preservatives we use. Plus, we use organic ingredients approved and certified by Ecocert and Cosmos wherever possible.

Our masks, SOLE and CHUN, do contain ethylhexyglycerin, a broad-spectrum preservative enhancer. We use this ingredient because there’s a risk that these products will get contaminated if you use your fingers or a dirty brush to apply them. While ethylhexyglycerin is derived from vegetable glycerine, it’s classified as semi-natural due to chemical processing.

Are your products vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free? 

Yes, all our products are Vegan and Gluten-free. We do not test on animals. We love animals, and we are a cruelty-free brand. 

What is the shelf life of your products? 

Our products typically have a shelf life of 18 to 24 months when unopened. However, once opened, they will last up to 9 months. To keep your products fresh for as long as possible, please keep them out of direct sunlight, at room temperature or below 24°C, and store them at average humidity..

Where do you source your ingredients and where are the products made?

We source our ingredients worldwide (Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, India, Italy, France, Spain, UK, Morocco, Somaliland, Chile, Brazil, USA). We try, however, to minimise our carbon footprint by purchasing as much as we can locally. Our products are made in an Ecocert-certified production facility, in Thailand, under the direct supervision of our founder and formulator, Daniela.

Do you source ethically? 

Most definitively. We avoid using any endangered plants, and we don’t purchase any botanicals or active ingredients from unethical suppliers.

What safety and quality standards are you following? 

We follow EU product safety and GMP (good manufacturing practices) standards, and we fully disclose all ingredients used in our formulations. We want you to know what you’re putting on your skin – and feel good about it.

Is your packaging eco-friendly?

We use transparent glass containers that can easily be recycled or reused anywhere in the world. Only the closures and lids are made of PET, the most commonly recycled and recyclable plastic. As a safeguard for the purity and efficacy of our products, which contain water and delicate ingredients that require care when stored, PET closures are the best option available on the market right now. We are working on replacing PET with eco-plastic as soon as possible. Check out our recycling guidelines Recycling Native Essentials Packaging.

Are your products suitable during pregnancy and while breastfeeding? 

Our products are 100% natural. We use safe ingredients, and we use actives and essential oils in low concentrations that are suitable for use during pregnancy. Every pregnancy is unique; however, as a general rule, we recommend limiting your use of aromatic skincare when pregnant.

If you choose to use one of our face oils (AZUR, SHAANT, KORU) when breastfeeding, please do so away from feeding time. Some aromas, especially the base notes of SHAANT, can linger for hours, and infants shouldn’t inhale essential oils, especially in the first 3 to 4 months of life.

Is there an order I should follow when applying your skincare products?  

Start by cleansing your face, even just with water. Spritz LĪLĀ to refresh and hydrate your skin. Apply lighter and water-based products first (ÏIS, NAÃ), a light moisturiser (HAE) followed by one of our oils (AZUR, SHAANT, KORU). To improve your skin care product penetration and skin texture, exfoliate with SOLE and mask with CHUN once a week.  Don’t forget to SPF if you go out in the sun.

I am new to face oils - how do I use them, and how can I avoid breakouts? 

Check out our blog article dedicated to facial oils and how to make the most out of them – click How to use face oils

How can I find the right product combination for my skin type / condition?

Take our Skin Quiz now Native Essentials Skin Quiz

What if my skin doesn't like the product I have purchased?

Get in touch by e-mail at care@nativessentials.com within 30 days from purchase. Please note that shipping fees are excluded from refunds.

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Key ingredients

prevents inflammation and cell damage

a bio-fermented active that strengthens the skin and protects it from pollution and extreme weather


Double molecular size sodium hyaluronate, the ultimate skin hydration booster.

soothe, hydrate and adjust the skin's PH

How to use

  • Morning and evening
  • Daily
  • 1 to 2 pumps

Cleanse face. Apply 1 to 2 pumps to face and neck until fully absorbed, followed by a moistuiser or a face oil.

*For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue if redness or irritation occurs. Best stored below 25°C, away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

30 ml / 1 fl oz will last for 5-6 months     15 ml / 0.5 fl  oz will last for 2-3 months

Effective skincare, kind to your skin and to the planet

Sustainably sourced

Minimal impact on the environment


We will never test on our furry friends


Our vegan ingredients are also backed by science

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
IIS the best ♥️

I’ve been using this serum ever since I got introduced to it. This is now my fourth purchase. My face feels more hydrated and more plump, really is the best Hyaluronic serum I’ve tried, so far. ♥️


Smells wonderful and feels good. My sensitive skin reacted a little the first couple of times I used it, but is really good now.

Stefania M.
First love!

IIS was the first Native Essential product I tried and was instantly hooked. The texture, the smell and the fresh, clean feeling you get when using it is simply irresistible.
Absolutely non oily - important when living in Asia - it is my go-to product any time I need a little “lift”. Every morning, but also throughout the day, IIS is truly a little treat for my face. My all times favourite!

This serum is so good

I love IIS as it is super hydrating, non sticky, and makes my skin feel plump immediately. It's a bit pricey but totally worth it.

Sharlene J
Best Hydration booster I have ever tried

Totally addicted to IIS - never realised how dry my skin was before I tried IIS.