If you know anything about skincare then you’ve heard of hyaluronic acid. It’s one of the most popular skincare ingredients around. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that draws moisture to the surface of the skin. Making it a godsend for dry and dehydrated skin types. It’s actually for every skin type if we’re keeping it real. It is used in most products in concentrations of 2%.
Hyaluronic Acid is just one of those skincare ingredients that I must have in my routine. I have very oily skin and hyaluronic acid helps to keep my skin hydrated. Thereby, decreasing my oil production. I bought this product after I got tired of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and it’s stickiness and I haven’t looked back ever since.
WHAT THE INKEY LIST HYALURONIC ACID SERUM CLAIMS
Naturally found in our skin to maintain hydration levels, hyaluronic acid is a skin care superstar for a reason. Essentially a ‘moisture magnet’, it attracts moisture from the atmosphere and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Over time, our hyaluronic acid levels decrease (sob) resulting in dullness, fine lines and uneven tone and texture. The perfect foil for this unfortunate state of affairs, THE INKEY LIST’s gentle Hyaluronic Acid Serum stars the stuff at a pure, 2% concentration and in three molecular weights (high, medium and low) to ensure maximum absorption at every layer of your skin. Dehydrated skin affects most of us (even oily skin can be dehydrated) and, differing from dryness, results from a lack of water in the skin. Replenish this water with The Inkey List’s high-quality, impressively affordable formula and you can expect plumper, healthier skin, with fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles and a more even tone and texture. It can even aid the efficacy of products applied after it – genius.
Water (Aqua / Eau), Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hyaluronic Acid, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Phenoxyethanol
WHAT I THINK OF THE INKEY LIST HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
I used The Ordinary Hyaluronic serum for about 2 years before I bought this. I purchased this because I was tired of the former’s stickiness. So imagine my relief when I tried this and experienced nothing of the sort.
It comes in a beautiful black and white packaging that I especially love because I enjoy minimalistic black and white packaging. I also love that the folks at Inkey List don’t use bottles with droppers as the products can degrade when they come in contact with air and oxygen.
This runny but slightly thick liquid instantly made my skin look hydrated and plump. I apply on wet skin fresh out of the shower. Using this product in this way eliminates the need for a toner. This is a plus for when I don’t feel like doing all the steps in my routine. I use this and follow up with moisturizer and call it a night. It sinks in completely without any sticky residue while being very lightweight and hydrating. It also has no significant smell which was another plus.
Because hyaluronic acid is inherently hydrating, this product somewhat gets away with its claim of decreasing fine lines. Combined with a solid routine, it can also aid the repair of the skin’s barrier indirectly addressing uneven tone and texture.
The only downside (except not really) is that it stung a little when my skin was sensitized. This is because it contains 3 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid which can sink into the skin to hydrate at different levels. The addition of penetration enhancers and peptides elevates this simple formula to something even better and a staple in my routine.
YAY OR NAY?
Everybody needs hydration. Whether you’re dealing with acne, texture or hyperpigmentation. Dry skin, normal skin, oily skin, and combination skin also needs hydration. And that’s why I would recommend this hyaluronic acid serum to anyone. I’ll also add points for the packaging and texture. Extra points for being very affordable.