Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wednesday Beauty Buys- Hyaluronic Acid

Hydraluron Moisture Booster

I have used, as part of my daily skin care routine for a couple of years now, a product that contains hyaluronic acid. I found that out of all the products I have used, this gave the most effect for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. I know it is an ongoing debate, but in researching there was nothing to convince me that the benefits were anything but good. So often when making choices about our skin care we have to read what we can and then take a decision. My motto is " Don't throw the baby out with the bath water" . So often we will hear something bad and then never use anything with that ingredient in, often at the expense of missing out on some really good, safe products. 

The product I have been using up until now was by Roc, called Wrinkle Correction and I apply it once a day under my usual moisturiser. If you have sensitive skin or you have not used a product with this in it before it is advisable to patch test an area first and then to introduce it gradually.

However, I had also heard about this product below that can be purchased at Boots and thought I would give it a test and see if a pure hyraluronic acid product was better than the one I was presently using. This again is applied under your usual moisturiser as it provides below surface moisture . It claims to increase elasticity and the skins ability to retain moisture and decreases surface roughness . For the full details check the Boots site  on the link above. 

I must admit the reviews are fantastic on this product. People claiming their skin has never looked better. I have been using it under my dermalogica moisturiser for a couple of weeks now and I am pleasantly pleased. You can feel it being absorbed instantly and the skin tightening immediately Your moisturiser absorbs better and overall your skin looks less tired, tighter and more 'dewy'. That ever elusive quality we look for as we get older!

This isn't an outrageously priced product at £24.99 and although the tube is quite small you only use a small amount each time so it lasts fairly well. I shall continue to use it and may re purchase if it continues to perform at it's present rate.

Hyaluronic acid has been nicknamed by the press as the "key to the fountain of youth" because it has been noted that at least some people who ingest a lot of it in their diets tend to live to ripe old ages.  If you want to read more about it there are a lot of sites with good information on. I found this one hyalogic unbiased and informative.

In conclusion though I am a creature of habit and my instinct tells me I shall probably return to the familiar Roc product as, for me, I feel it gives a more all round moisture boost to my skin.


  1. I have heard good things about this product. As we get older I think we stop producing it or our levels deplete from what I can remember - we definitely need as much 'hyaluronic help' as we can get I reckon!

    1. i've found it has made a big difference over the past year that I used the Roc product, although I've heard some people find it too strong for their skin. I've reached the stage where any help will do.......!!!

  2. I am always interested in hearing about anti-ageing products but don't think I have ever used anything containing Hyaluronic Acid. I am in the middle of the Avon AF33 trial so will let you know what I think of that at some point.