A few weeks back I received a sample of Hyaluronic Acid Serum from www.naturastudios.co.uk.
This serum is one of the best sellers in the Juliette Armand Skincare range, and after trying it for myself I can see why.
"This is a moisturizing and firming serum containing soluble elastin and collagen fibres, ever-valuable ingredients, exclusively of marine origin. Collagen and elastin are the major skin proteins. They are responsible for skin firmness and elasticity, while they contribute to skin cell regeneration and restoration. The biosynthesis and functionality of collagen and elastin fibres is reduced in the course of time, resulting in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and looseness of the skin. Collagen Elastin serum replenishes the collagen and elastin reserves, retains moisture in the skin and increases skin moisture."
While using this serum I felt my skin was very hydrated, but not overly greasy. I'm a big fan of the facial serums and oils, especially now that I'm in my 30's. I loved using this serum at night-time after cleansing and exfoliating my skin.
However, I had to stop using this product under my makeup, as it significantly reduced the longevity of my makeup and the actual makeup application process was more difficult than usual. I've tried a number of foundations over the serum, such as Estée Lauder Double Wear, Nars All Day Luminous Weightless foundation and Mac Studio Fix foundation, which typically last a long time and provide medium to full coverage. This was not the case when I had the Hyaluronic Serum under it. My makeup would very easily transfer on everything that touched my face and become very patchy in less than an hour after application. So the best option would be to use this serum at night or on your makeup-free days.
Since I've started using this serum I didn't notice any particular improvement in the appearance of my fine lines. This could be because I've not used the serum long enough.
I have a combination skin with very oily T-zone and sensitive/dry cheeks. This serum helped reduce my dry patches and even after cleansing and exfoliating my skin doesn't feel particularly dry or tight.
You are looking to pay £20 for a 20ml bottle, which has a dropper making dispensation a breeze.
I think the Hyaluronic Acid Serum could easily compete with some of the best selling serums by Kiehl's, Estée Lauder and other brands, but it won't set you back quite as much as more well-known brands.
Even if you think that wrinkles and fine lines are still a lifetime away for you, you should still consider this serum for your gorgeous face, as prevention is definitely better than cure. Besides, this serum is very light, weightless and non-sticky, which is a bonus given how hydrating it is.
Until next time,