The last year or so
We were having discussin skincare products we both loved when she asked me what I used. I rattled off a couple of my
As she shooed my hand away from my face, she asked: “But is your skin happy??” Those five little words stuck with me, and I went home and carefully reviewed what I was using after having a good, long look at my face. Another zit was forming next to the epic one from earlier that day, and my skin was oilier than ever. It was time to make some changes.
I got rid of the heavy face cream I was using and replaced it with Elta MD Clear Moisturizer – an all-star that they will have to remove from the clutches cold, dead hands…it’s so good. I supplement this moisturizer with Darphin’s Rose Nourishing Oil too – heavenly.
Over the course of one month of consistent use of these tried and true products, my skin looked and felt better than ever. I was still on the hunt for a good serum though, when I was introduced to L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Serum.
I’m always a little hesitant with serums. They pack a serious punch with their heavier dose of active, moisturizing ingredients. Many serums over the years have stung my skin, made it felt greasier, and/or caused some of the worse breakouts I’ve ever had.
This one was different though. L’Oréal sent me
My skin was super soft and glowy, and actually looked brighter. I immediately started using this serum regularly: twice a day, morning and night.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
According to WebMD, HA is also a “glycosaminoglycan” a vital, naturally-occurring substance that is part of
The highest concentrations of HA is found in the fluid of the eyes and joints. It regulates moisture within the body’s cells and one gram of HA has the remarkable ability to attract and hold six
Why Is Hyaluronic Acid Good For Your Skin?
Used regularly, HA can restore moisture to dehydrated skin sapped of water. Since HA is a magnet for moisture, a good HA serum will help your skin cells retain as much water as possible, making skin feel hydrated, glowy, plump, healthy…all the good things.
Now, before you go HA-crazy, you may want to seek the advice of a dermatologist first. HA-based serums may not work for you if you have really dry skin (dehydrated skin lacks water; dry skin lacks oils).
While my skin isn’t dry, this winter was
I apply the Revitalift HA Serum after cleansing my face and before
L’Oréal’s Revitalift formulation is gentle (HA is naturally gentle) and can be used on all skin types, including those suffering
I am halfway through my first bottle of L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum and I fully intend on ordering another, it makes my skin look and feel wonderful.
This serum has the highest concentration of HA on the market, and a little goes a long way. A little thicker than other HA serums I’ve used, 2-3 drops is all you will need for
If you have been searching for a great
For those of you on a budget, you will be pleased to know that the Revitalift serum is completely affordable at $33 CAD. This will leave you will a little cash left over to try out L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Cicacream, another fantastic moisturizer!
*In collaboration with L’Oréal Paris but all opinions are my own.