To Hyaluronic Acid or not to Hyaluronic Acid? That is the question!

Hi There!

I’m sure you’ve all noticed how many skin care products are now including Hyaluronic Acid but what is it?  What does it do?  Will it turn my skin from looking like an elephant’s kneecap to a beautiful soft peach? (Sorry!  That last comment is what goes through my mind when purchasing new skin care products like this!)

Well in order to write this review I’ve been reading up on Hyaluronic Acid and I have to say it’s been an interesting read.  Hyaluronic acid is an active skin care ingredient which retains moisture and creates a cushion to help plump the appearance of aging skin.  Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body but our ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age, which can lead to increased dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.  Oh dear ……

After having used a Hyaluronic Acid Booster/Serum for over a year now, it has become one of the skin care products I wouldn’t live without.  It makes my skin feel lovely and soft and I definitely notice a difference when I don’t use it.

Both of the brands below are great and I would recommend either.

20161112_133436PAULA’S CHOICE RESIST HYALURONIC ACID BOOSTER (£37.40 for a 20ml bottle at time of writing post but you can purchase a £6.80 3.5ml trial size).

I first bought this a year ago and I have to admit, I was sceptical whether or not I would notice any difference to my skin ……but I did.  I apply this Hyaluronic Acid Booster in the morning after cleansing and toning and before applying my moisturiser.  It’s clear with a gel like consistency and no scent which is absorbed very quickly into the skin  I experience a very slight tightening feel as it dries.  It makes my skin feel super soft – I love it.

20161112_133543DR SEBAGH SERUM REPAIR HYALURONIC ACID (£69 for a 20ml bottle at time of writing post – but keep an eye out for the special offers which make it work out a lot cheaper)

I had never heard of Dr Sebagh products before and was very lucky to receive this Serum Repair as part of a gift last Christmas.  It’s amazing!  Again, it’s clear with a gel like consistency and the faintest of smells.  It’s slightly thicker than the Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid and takes a little bit longer to get absorbed in to the skin.  Applied as directed on to a cleansed face before moisturizing and as it dries you can actually feel a slightly more tightening effect than I experienced with the Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster, although I would say that the Paula’s Choice product does make my skin feel slightly softer.

If you haven’t already, I would definitely give a Hyaluronic Acid Serum or Booster a try.  Although not cheap, you only need a few drops and so once you’ve bought the product it will last a long time.


(This review is based solely on my own personal experience and opinions and I have not had any contact, directly or in-directly, with any companies or any other individual)





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