Hey and happy Wednesday!
How’s your skin doing these days? Summer is coming and for some, it’s the time of oilyness and sweat. It sucks, yes but hey.. it’s better than dryness and wrinkles right?
I want to talk about a CULT favourite ingredient today, it’s the Hyaluronic Acid! I will also do a review of an super affordable, amazing and kinda famous product: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5.
Here are the ingredients
Aqua (Water), SodiumHyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol,Propanediol, Sodium HyaluronateCrosspolymer, Panthenol,AhnfeltiaConcinna Extract, Glycerin,Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate,Citric Acid, Isoceteth-20,Ethoxydiglycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, HexyleneGlycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol,Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol..
It is one of the best skincare ingredients known to moisturize and soften the skin, but how?
Hyaluronic acid is a clear substance that is known as hyaluronan that is naturally produced by your body. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist.
Hyaluronic acid had the ability to store and replenish a lot of moisture. 1 gram of Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 6 litres of water!
As you age, your skin ages and gets drier and so the ability to produce many things lessens too. Therefor, having an ingredient that your skin used to product naturally and adding it to your routine will give a boost to your skin, and you will feel safe using the ingredient too.
Hyaluronic acid gives a lot of benefit to your skin, it gives moisture, has antioxidant properties and protects your skin from the environment such as sun exposure.
It is really great to use along side with other ingredients, especially the ingredients that can tend to be a bit drying for your skin. Such as Retinol/ retinoids, vitamin Cs, AHAs/BHAs and so much more.
It is used as an ingredient a lot in the skincare industry now and you can almost find it in the ingredients of many products. Although it’s good to have 1 product that contains mostly of Hyaluronic acid since it’s also great to use it alone.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid on me
This product has saved me so many times. I really feel like it’s one of the things I reach out to, days that I just feel like I want to calm my skin, moisturize it and keep it simple.
It’s really sticky, the consistency is very thick and you need to work fast when you use it. 3 drops is all that I need for my face and my neck. YES DON’T ABANDON YOUR NECK! After putting it on, you will feel a bit sticky and wet but it’s ok. It sinks into your skin and when you continue with a moisturizer or something you prefer, you won’t feel like it’s too sticky.
It was perfect during my winter months. My skin felt so dehydrated at some point and this did the job! I loved it!
I love to use this when I use some treatments too, such as days I use retinol, vitamin Cs and BHAs. I also use this when my skin acts up and I get some breakouts.
It also gives you a glow, which I think looks really healthy if you don’t want to bother with foundations.
I’m sad I did not take photos for comparisions but I can assire you that my skin feels much more plump and lively compared to months ago. I will still use it until it’s empty and maybe even repurchase it since it’s so affordable.
I give this product 5 ⭐️ I simply love it!