Your new favorite cocktail: Hyaluronic Acid.
It’s a magical ingredient that doesn’t discriminate and loves all skin types, youth-supporting, and hydrating. It has the ability to attract and retain massive amounts of moisture, which will keep your skin feeling plump and smooth. I use The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 serum every night before a moisturizer and my skin feels like a baby’s butt the day after, no kidding. I found out about this brand from scrolling through ASOS’s beauty section and I was confused about how cheap it was! This bottle is only £6!!! 6 fucking pounds. At first, I was skeptical because a serum for £6 might destroy my face, right? But I’ve read nothing but amazing reviews on the brand and Hyaluronic Acid, so I decided to take a risk and try it out.
It has 30 ml of the product inside and I usually only use three drops every night for my face and neck (you don’t want a wrinkly neck right?!). It doesn’t have a smell at all, which I quite like. The serum itself feels just like water, so it is very lightweight, which makes it perfect to use before makeup. On their website, it says that it is meant to be used in the morning and night before creams but of course, you can use it according to your preference. It’s water-free, alcohol-free, oil-free, silicone-free, nut-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.
BUT, I’d like to note that hyaluronic acid is not a stranger to us, it is present in our skin. However, its function is not to provide hydration. The molecule is actually too large to seep into the skin and instead, it sits on our skin’s surface which will only give our skin temporary hydration and softness. So in this formula, it uses three forms of Hyaluronic Acid that are able to penetrate the skin and give you permanent hydration and plump!
Just like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5 is also present in our skin and has the ability to retain moisture. But it also soothes and heals irritated or damaged skin. Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 = match made in heaven.
Overall, it makes my skin soft, plump, and less dull every day. I think adding this product to your skin care routine is like adding sprinkles to your ice cream. AND a big bonus, it’s super cheap! Go buy it!!!!