This is a hyaluronic acid serum from The Ordinary, meaning that it is super affordable (£5.90) whilst still being a quality, science-based formulation.
This serum aims to provide multi-level hydration to the skin by using low, medium and high molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. This ingredient can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and therefore, when used correctly in skincare, can be an excellent hydrator. The addition of B5 aids in more effective surface hydration.
I really enjoy using this serum and have bought it multiple times as it is such a great price point. Within my skincare routine I typically use it after my toning/ liquid exfoliating step and before moisturiser.
I notice an immediate feeling of hydration as well as a long term positive effect on my skin’s hydration. The serum is quite a liquid consistency and is quite sticky on the skin but sinks in quickly. It has a slightly tightening feeling on the skin just after application but this is not uncomfortable and it subsides.
I have used another Deciem hyaluronic acid serum, the Hylamide Low Molecular HA, which I do prefer as I think it provides even more hydration and isn’t as sticky feeling. However, at £18 it is three times as expensive as this one from the Ordinary.
I think all skin types could benefit from trying a hyaluronic acid serum and this one is an effective and affordable option that is definitely worth a try, especially if you are on a budget or don’t like to spend a fortune on skincare.
Love Nicole xxxx