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Hyaluronic acid has become a beauty staple in recent years with its hydrating and anti-aging properties making it a must have in anyone’s skincare arsenal. But what is it and why is it so important?
As we age, our skin naturally becomes dryer and less able to retain moisture which results in those fine lines we are all so desperate to avoid. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin by attracting and binding water from the environment around us, holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water molecules and effectively boosting hydration and preventing moisture loss. So, if you want to plump out those wrinkles and have glowing skin then adding a daily dose of hyaluronic acid to your skincare routine is a must.
My review of L’Oréal Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid
Firstly the stats – while the lower price point of around £25 means it’s not quite as potent as some of the other serums on the market, it still contains 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid in both micro and macro acid molecules – these work together to boost your skins moisture both on the surface and more deeply to intensely nourish and hydrate the skin.
The bottle itself feels weighty and expensive and while I much prefer a pump dispenser the glass dropper in this one works well. The serum is clear, lightweight and almost scentless which is a huge plus for me as I don’t enjoy heavily scented products that can cause irritation to sensitive skin.
Massaged into my skin before my daily moisturiser this serum feels both cooling and refreshing, sinking in almost instantly with zero residue. When I apply it under my night cream before bed it ensures my skin is beautifully nourished, baby soft and glowing when I wake up. I choose to apply moisturisers on top of serums as I do have dry and sensitive skin, however you could probably get away without as this does feel so intensely moisturising on its own. After using this product for about a month now I feel like those fine lines on my forehead have become less visible and my skin is more plumped up and youthful looking.
At the lower end of the market in terms of pricing L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid is a great little serum that seems to deliver on its promise of glowing hydrated skin.
My top 3 high street Hyaluronic Acid Serums
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid + b5 serum £5.90
- L’Oréal Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid serum £25
- Glossier Super Bounce hyaluronic acid + vitamin b5 serum £24
L’Oréal Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid serum is number 2 in the list of my top 3 budget hyaluronic acid products. Aesthetically speaking the L’Oreal product is superior, with its lovely glass bottle that would be perfectly at home beside some of the top of the range serums on the market. However, The Ordinary Hyaluronic + B5 serum is still the best budget hyaluronic acid serum around with its added soothing benefits of vitamin B5 and a price point that you just can’t argue with.
L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid serum is available from the following retailers now: