12 April 2013

Hydraluron - Worth the hype?

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Out of all the skincare products I have parted the pennies with to try out, this is the one product which probably took me the longest to pick up. At £24.99, it's not cheap. Although I have other skincare products which cost more, the reason the price for Hydraluron put me off is because it's such a small, teeny tiny 30ml tube. £24.99 for 30ml? That's a lot. If I'm honest, I wasn't sure a moisture booster was something my skin needed; with oily/combination skin, the last thing I need is more moisture. But this is where my assumptions about this product where wrong - I was worried I would give it a go, and instead of seeing miracles like everyone else, I'd end up with even more oily skin on the surface, struggling to control it. The changes I have found in my skin since picking this up in January and using it morning and night every day since, has been quite the opposite actually. So what does Hydraluron actually do? 

Over time, Hydraluron serum increases the skin's hydration level and minimises the need for frequent tropical moisturising. The increase in moisture levels has been shown to increase skin elasticity and reduce skin surface roughness. Created by Indeed Labs, Hydraluron is to be used day and night in your skincare routine, after your toner, to give your skin the moisture boost it needs. A hydration serum inspired by Swiss inject-able hydration treatments, Hydraluron is a less invasive and more affordable treatment to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. Hydraluron uses a premium grade of hyaluronic acid from the Netherlands which can attract 1,000 times it's weight in water, something found in younger skin and we naturally lose as we age. It also contains a bio-engineered strain of marine red algae which causes controlled and mild stimulation of skin turnover, allowing thorough penetration of the Hydraluron's hyaluronic acid. All sounds very scientific, right? So how does it make my skin feel?

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I have had a love-hate relationship with this product. At first, I only applied it at night. Then after a quick chat with Caroline Hirons aka Skincare Goddess (find her blog here!), she told me I should also be using this in the morning, which I started doing that very same day. But I still wasn't seeing anything in my skin which 'wowed' me. Funnily enough, just after I started using this product I had popped along for the Kiehl's Blogger Evening and during my skin consultation I was told my skin was actually in fab condition and really hydrated, so I started to wonder if perhaps this just wasn't a product I needed. I was really starting to lose hope, wondering why everyone raved about this product as if it was literally life changing, and here I was cursing myself for letting go of £25. So then I stopped using it for a week. 

It was after a week of not using Hydraluron, that I realised how much I actually did like it, and how beneficial it really was to my skin. I noticed that without Hydraluron, my skin feel rougher. Without Hydraluron, my skin looked duller. And without Hydraluron, my makeup didn't go on as nicely as I had come to expect. So although the changes Hydralruon had made to my skin haven't been as life changing or as dramatic as it has for some people, I have seen changes. And I'm totally over the price and size now - I've had this since the middle of January, using it every day morning and night, just a pea sized amount, and easily half half a tube left. That to me makes it worth the investment. Would I recommend Hydraluron? If your skin is dry, in need of a daily pick me up or just a little boost, yes. Definitely! If you already have great skin, perhaps try getting a sample of it from a friend to see whether it would work for you and your skin! You can find Hydraluron on the Boots website here!

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  1. Bloody love this review, I've been using it for a few weeks now and really love it!! I use it just before applying my usual moisturiser or whatever to really help it sink in!! Its good to hear you're getting on with it, most people have said the same as far as I'm aware, they didn't really see the benefit until they stopped - And missed it!!


    Lorra love!! fridayisforeverblog.com x

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    1. I'm glad you liked my review Sarah, thank you :) It's definitely something which makes masses of difference, but discreetly. And one my purse won't be happy about being on the 'constant repurchase' list! xo

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  2. Ouccch, 85p a ml?
    I've never heard of this brand - I guess it's just too expensive for me haha.
    I always find that as well - you only realise how good a product is when you stop using it!
    xoxo

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    1. They are fairly new to Boots I think :) It's worth the price though for how long it's lasted. Four months already and still got half left! xo

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  3. love it - wouldn't be without it. I think the real difference will be seen in 5 or 10 years - prevention of ageing and all that!!

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    1. Yes, better to do something now to prevent aging and deterioration of the skin than later on! xo

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  4. great review, sometimes it is better to see people say it hasn't had a radical effect on their skin! I don't always buy into that sort of hype, it seems like a fab product and I'll definitely be investing in it, my skin is so dry atm! xx

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    1. I hope it will help your dry skin! I think for people with dry skin you would seen the miracle changes people rave about! xo

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  5. LOVE this stuff! Ive just ran out and used mine twice a day since december. I get a really dry flaky nose and this cleared it, when i ran out it came back! Amazing :)

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    1. I suspect you'll be picking up a replacement then? :) Great to hear it helped with your nose! xo

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  6. Great review Sophia! I can't believe how expensive it is there. It's $24 CAD. Rediculous. Other than that. I completely agree with you in your review. I love how smooth my skin feels, and as I have dehydrated skin, this actually keeps the flakes away :D

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    1. Everything is a lot more expensive here! I wish everywhere was just the same price wise! Glad it's working positively for your skin :) xo

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  7. I really want to try this as my skin is everything at the moment and have heard great things about this. The price doesn't bother me it's cheaper than some products I've fallen for! x

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    1. Yes definitely, I agree Helen. I have so many more products in my skincare collection which cost so much more. I think because it is an 'extra' product, I just found it difficult to part with the cash. But well worth it and a definite repurchase! xo

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  8. I'm tempted to try this! My skin falls between oily and dry, it's so hard to get the balance right with skincare products. I tend to focus on the oily side more, so this sounds ideal really! xx

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    1. I think since using this, my oily skin has actually been more manageable. So you may find it helps you a lot! Let me know if you decide to pick it up and what you think to it :) xo

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  9. I was the same at first, not really sure if I could spot the difference in my skin. I think giving the product a chance has made me realise that without my skins just doesn't feel right. On my second tube now!
    Annie.x

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    1. It definitely leaves my skin in a way which I know I couldn't be without it! Small, but big differences. xo

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  10. I've had my eye on this for while, and hoping to get it at the end of my spending ban. From the way you describe it I think it could work very well for my thirsty skin.

    Sharon x

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    1. I hope it does Sharon! :) And good luck with the rest of your spending ban too xo

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  11. Really fantastic review, thanks so much for sharing it helped a lot!

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    1. Thanks Anna, glad to hear my review was helpful! xo

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  12. Ouch, expensive! This does sound really lovely, though.
    I have oily skin like you so it's something I'd be a bit wary of but sounds like it might be worth a try for me.

    Jesss xo

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    1. I was so weary at first but it's been a decision and buy which have paid off! Let me know how you get on with it if you do decide to give it a try! xo

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  13. I want to try this so bad! x

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    1. It's definitely a product I think everyone should try.xo

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  14. Great review!! I need this so badly as my skin gets very dry this time of year (beginning of winter in South Africa). Now I just need to get my hands on some... xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, so glad you enjoyed the review. I hope you can get Hydraluron in SA soon! xo

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  15. Hi Sophia, Thanks for reviewing this product, I was looking for a fellow oily/combination skinned person to review this before I shelled out for it. Can I ask you one thing though??

    Do you find it leaves a shine to your face? I'm having an awful time using moisturizers in the AM that don't make my face ultra shiny and show through after applying my makeup. At night I don't mind the shine of course.

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    1. Hi Emma! So glad you found my review helpful :) And to answer your question, no, I don't find it does. But I do use this before my moisturiser, and my moisturisers are for oily skin :) xo

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