Friday, 8 May 2015

Deciem Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age


What is it?
'A highly active concentrate of advanced hyaluronic complexes, next-generation peptides and biotechnological technologies to target rehydration on and below skin surface, while visibly improving lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and textural damage.'

Who is it for?
Everyone. Especially those with signs of ageing, problems with dryness and dehydration.

What’s in it?
aqua (water), glycerin, ethoxydiglycol, hydrolyzedyeast extract, sodiumhyaluronate crosspolymer, pentylene glycol, tamarindus indica seed gum, pseudoalteromonas fermentextract, hydrolyzed sodiumhyaluronate, sodiumhyaluronate, polyacrylatecrosspolymer-6, trisodiumethylenediamine disuccinate, lactobacillus/eriodictyoncalifornicum fermentextract, saccharideisomerate, copperlysinate/prolinate, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, myristoyl nonapeptide-3, ahnfeltia concinna extract, ethylhexylglycerin, methylglucoside phosphate, cetylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcyclodextrin, polyglucuronic acid, hexylene glycol, salicylic acid, lecithin, phospholipids, caprylyl glycol, sodiumhydroxide, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodiumbenzoate, sodium citrate, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, leuconostoc/radish rootferment filtrate.

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Nope.

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Most definitely man made and vegan.

Tested on animals/sold in China?
No/No

What's not in it?
Mineral oil
Fragrance

How do you use it?
Serum stage. After toning, before moisturiser.

What’s good about it?
This is an excellent serum. Despite its claims of penetrating deeper than ever before, you can't reinvent the wheel. Nothing penetrates that deep without a needle. You can, however, make your delivery system the best it can be and this certainly does that. 
Hylamide instantaneously hydrates for the immediate gratification effect, yet skin still feels hydrated at the end of the day. 
Contains 5 forms of hyaluronic acid of differing molecular weights to target all areas of dehydration/dryness including fine lines and surface dehydration - the two most visible. Matrixyl Synthe 6 is an updated version of the Matrixyl peptide, used widely in skincare to help boost collagen and support existing collagen, and copper lysinate/prolinate to aid penetration, enhance stability and again, aid collagen support and production. 
It's a hefty serum without a hefty price tag. However, I would have rather they added a fiver to the cost and changed the packaging.......

What’s not so good about it?
If you really are 'next-generation' you might want to stop using 1920's apothecary packaging. 
The eye product is even worse. The product is really good, but it's too runny to be in a dropper. Where you want to use a couple of drops you end up with enough to use around your eyes, lips and elbows if you're even a little heavy-handed. Sorry Deciem. 

*Update
I received the below from Brandon, the owner of Deciem shortly after this review went up. As always, I'm happy to give brands a response to any post on here and Brandon's was very interesting:
'The biggest formulation nightmare is always the same: your skin likes oil and repels water (contrary to popular belief). Since almost all good technologies are water soluble, for a serum to be truly absorbed into the skin (very different to below the skin in the comparison you made to injections), you need very good delivery mechanisms (and they really really do exist today) and these systems generally yield very thin liquid formulations when in water-only formulations. 
Most premium products (or most products really) offer emulsions of oil and water (creams, emulsion "serums", etc.) to simply offer a thicker, richer formula that "feels" more effective and lovely but, as importantly, opens the door to any type of packaging you wish to have but this viscosity adjustment does nothing other than impede absorption of water technologies in any formula. It's simple: If you feel something on your skin, less got in. 
When you avoid such systems, you're left with highly liquid formulas. With such low viscosities, airless pumps are definitely the wrong choice as the pressure causes a harsh spurt to come out and splash in your hand. Regular air (pump) systems have the same problem to a lesser extent. The other alternative is truly very narrow nozzle tubes which waste about 15% of the product that cannot get out at the end. Please believe me. We were not being cheap. Those simple glass bottles and droppers with a label cost about 50% more than the most sophisticated airless bottles. I am sure there will be a solution soon in the world. It's just not obvious today. 
As a result of this position, our most complex formulations in Hylamide, NIOD and WhiteRx are in dropper systems. We really were not trying to look apothecary or cheap. The alternatives were simply more problematic and I didn't want to sacrifice the formula.'

Thanks Brandon. Isn't it great when brands take the time to make their point/case clear?

Similar products?
Not really. This is quite unique. It matches up to most collagen-led serums on the market, is more affordable and does work. If you can get past the packaging, it's brilliant. 

Exchange rate – does it punish the UK?
No. Deciem tends to launch their products here so we lead the way.




Hylamide is a very good product for £30.00 and is available here: www.hylamide.com and from Boots.


52 comments:

  1. Looks good. Now to make more room on my shelf! Have a great weekend and thank you for the review x

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  2. Just ordered mine! If you order direct from Deciem, there's a discount code available (#MothersDay15) which gives you 15% off, making the product only £25.50. Delivery is free too! Yay!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Have a great weekend!

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    2. great tip Michelle, thanks!

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  3. Thank you Caroline. This sounds perfect for me - I'm Sahara Central at the moment - and there's no way I would have found this without you highlighting it on your blog.

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  4. It's funny, I've read a few reviews on this but until reading yours it all seemed a bit high-tech and I couldn't really be bothered to figure out what it was. Thank you for taking the boring out :-)

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    1. exactly my thought as well. yaaay for Ch and her skincare translations!

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  5. Great review - thanks Caroline, my skin will be forever grateful! Michelle Jansen - thanks so much for that tip, I just ordered it for £25.50 and free shipping from Deciem directly with that code. :-)

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    1. You're very welcome! I love a bargain! ;-D

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  6. This looks brilliant and affordable!Thank you for the review!Will be purchasing this when I head to the UK next month. Thanks to you Caroline, I have an extra long list of skincare I want to purchase. My bank balance is going to be so sad after my trip.

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  7. I'm adding this to my UK shopping list.

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  8. Thank you for another great review.... I was just about to order it when I decided to wait..... I want to see what is in your Beauty Box first!! Plus I am guessing it won't be cheap..... But I am definitely writing this down in my CH-approved-products-to-buy. Love from Sweden!!

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  10. wondering if this sneak peak of a new (and tempting) product will be in the CH box?? should I, shouldn't I? hmmmm.....

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  11. Another serum I would love to try, and even though I understand your complaints, I am a sucker for that kind of packaging.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  12. Go for it! They don't sell this on Cult Beauty and I would think in the CH box will only be products that are sold on Cult Beauty ;)

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  13. I've bought the eye serum a couple weeks ago - can't wait to try it! Will have to careful with the packaging now! This is next on the list :)

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  14. great thanks! the code worked for Canadian sales too! Cannot believe how dehydrated my oily skin has been!

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  15. Hi Caroline!

    i have the same question as some1 above that how is this compare to Hydraluron? And btw talking about Hydraluron, i have been using it for about almost 1 month now after reading your review & praises for it. Before that, i was using Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 100 Serum & so far, i think they work quite "similar". Im using Hydraluron on half of my face & Mizon on the other half to see if there would be any difference but they feel quite the same. Just that Mizon also has the same dropper bottle like this serum & is more watery in consistence than Hydraluron. Plus the Mizon is cheaper as well.

    Im also very interested in other products from Decimen. They have quite a lot of interesting things on their site, like Retin Oil for body, Hyaluronic Concentrate for hand and body, Multi-molecular Hyaluronic Complex, Copper Amino Isolate Serum 1.00%, Hair Grow Serum...have you tried any of these? would you suggest any 1?

    thank you! :)

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  16. I saw a similar product on Cult Beauty called Fillerina - different sized hyaluronic acid molecules they claim penetrates as well as a needle. Says to use for 14 days and lasts about 3 months. I was wondering if you'd seen/tried it and what you think. (I've been assuming it sounds too good to be true....)

    Here it is: http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/fillerina-filler-treatment-grade-3.html?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+Fillerina&utm_content=We%E2%80%99re+feeling+generous%E2%80%A6&utm_campaign=150403_30off150_email_wk14&_bta_tid=3.cWg.AsKMzA.A9w0.XVs1..tmuh.b..s.c2s.a.VR6O0A.VR6VeQ.taEf0w&_bta_c=42mhfv3falk15kmiq40a0piis7yk1

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  17. Thanks for the great review. Ordered it directly from Hylamide.com. Can't wait to give it a try. PS: the code worked for US sales too.

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  18. Hi Caroline
    Thanks for the heads up and great review of this product! Would you recommend the eye product from this brand also? I see you've mentioned it in the review, but recommend for late 20's early signs of aging with dehydrated skin?
    Love you work? As ALWAYS! xoxo

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  19. Really great review, Caroline. I'd also noticed this launch, but doubted the product's efficiency, because it was marketed in such a "scientific" way. This is certainly going on my shopping list, since I don't mind droppers at all.

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  20. Hi! Can I follow this with a 0,1% retinol moisturizer? *retinol newbe*

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  21. Hi Caroline, can you please add if it is best used am/pm or both? Reading this review I'd think I could use this as a am serum?

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  22. I agree with you on the packaging and it's the reason I'm disappointed in SR's Luna. Great ingredients but the outdated packaging does nothing to protect them. They talk a lot about protecting the retinol in the formula but why not go the extra mile and use airtight packaging - like you said, it's a wasted opportunity and Luna is more than 3x the price of this so what's SR's excuse for not using a better bottle? You've mentioned packaging as a negative here but I don't remember you doing the same for Luna? Any reason why? Thanks!

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  23. i think her reasoning will be because this is a more fluid/runny consistency where Luna is thicker, oilier.

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    1. Yeah, I definitely understand the consistencies are different BUT just like this product, Luna is marketed on Sephora's website as 'next-generation' so my question is more about why would Caroline criticizes this product for it's packaging and not Luna? Every time you use Luna or any product in a bottle like this, it comes in to contact with oxygen, which degrades the quality of the ingredients (especially retinol/retinoid). I know the brand RoC make a point of packaging their retinol products in aluminum tubes to protect them from light and air so I just wonder why SR didn't take as much care, considering the high price point and use a better bottle? I definitely feel like the packaging of Luna was more about marketing (looking pretty) than effectiveness because there is no way a dropper bottle is better for a product like Luna than an airtight one. I thought since Caroline works with SR she would know more about this? Thank you!

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    2. Hi Lily.
      Actually I don't work with Sunday Riley. Haven't done for months. And you're completely right, Luna should be in a pump also - it just wasn't as obvious a problem as its so thick, whereas this is runnier and water-like. I didn't do a full review on Luna but in a longer more comprehensive review I would've mentioned packaging. Sorry, it's not always easy to be consistent when you're doing quick reviews and then in-depth reviews...! :)

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    3. Hi Caroline! Thank you for taking the time to respond, I completely understand. Any chance on you doing a post about this issue? I think it's something that really needs to be addressed and changed and I REALLY think someone like you could have a big influence on the beauty industry about this! Thanks, again!

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    4. I hope I don't cause any offence but I'm very confused by this! I am new to the site and came looking for another Luna review (currently in research phase before I decide whether or not to purchase) and kept reading because all the posts are so good but then I come to this and it doesn't seem right to me. You seem to have given Sunday Riley a free pass and not reviewed them fully because there are things to be concerned about and maybe because of your long time friendship you didn't want to say? I think the dyes are a HUGE thing and the fact that the retinoid isn't in airtight packaging is disappointing too. From your review it seems like Luna is the perfect product and that is not true. It also smells awful (many, many people have said this) but you don't mention that either. You admonish this brand's packaging but Sunday Riley have the same but you don't mention it on the Luna post. I know you said you just did a quick review but it seems you had the worldwide exclusive preview so why wouldn't you do a proper review? What you've wrote about Luna seems biased and it would be so great if you could write a new one giving the full story. You opinion is so trusted and valued but I don't think you were fair about Luna and after reading your excellent post on Goldfaden I don't think consumers should be mislead by anyone, especially well respected bloggers like you who seem to be really against that. It's not right you didn't mention the dyes or the packaging and even the scent of Luna so I just wanted to say that because I'm a new fan and love what you're doing here but I am definitely concerned about this. Thank you and have a great weekend!

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    5. Hi Em,

      Absolutely no offence taken. You are completely right and the SR Luna situation has needed addressing correctly for some time. I don't have a relationship with Sunday Riley and didn't have all the facts as i do now when I did the giveaway. I appreciate the kick up the arse and will address the situation asap. Thank you for taking time to comment and for being polite, intelligent and concise. I appreciate it hugely.

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    6. It's updated ladies. :) http://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/01/sunday-riley-luna-exclusive.html
      I'm not going to write the product off completely, because it DOES work for me, but you're totally right in the detailed reviewing.
      Please, always always feel you can pull me up and say 'OI. HIRONS. What gives?' :) x

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    7. Honestly, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your incredibly ego free and professional response. I have to say I was really nervous to write to you and did sweat a bit lol because I didn't want to sound accusatory, just let you know what it seemed like to me so I really appreciate your kindness and humour in response to my concerns and most importantly THANK YOU for the updated review! You are such a valuable person in the beauty industry and I hope you know how important it is that you champion transparency and honesty for us consumers. Your Goldfaden post really affected me and if you hadn't of done, how many thousands of people would have been none the wiser? Thank you again and have a great week!

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  24. Caroline Hello! Suitable whether serum for sensitive combination skin with acne and post-acne hormonal type? I have a feeling that the products with hyaluronic acid provoking subcutaneous pimples, and I would like to align the relief of the skin! Thank you!

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  26. Thank you. It's coming into winter in Sydney and my skin can't get seem to get enough moisture at the moment. The discount code and free shipping also applied to Australia!

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  27. I was going to get Paulas choice hyaluronic acid then saw this blog and this one is slightly cheaper with 10ml more product!
    Discount coupon worked a treat except I ended up ordering a hand cream and the youth hand cream as well! I figured one could be at work to use during the day the other on my bedside table to use morning and night!

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  28. Hi Caroline.
    How would you combine this with Luna and good genes?
    Alternate between Luna and Good Genes for PM and use this AM?
    I am 39 with sensitive, prone to acne (chin and around mouth), very dehydrated (dry cheeks) but oily t-zone skin.
    Thanks so much, love your blog!

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  29. Was loving this product but then I was slightly clumsy this morning (period is due) and I dropped it on the sink and the whole bottle smashed.

    What would be your recommendations for similar products in packaging more suitable for the cack-handed?

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    1. i'm just thinking, couldnt you just buy a bottle (say from ebay/amazon) and transfer the product into it? maybe even into a travel bottle or something from muji?

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  30. I have a question..hyaluronic acid seems to be popping up all over the place these days. What are your thoughts on Paula's choice hyaluronic acid booster? I've just read this post and can't decide between the two xxx

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  31. Dear Caroline. I absolutely love your blog and was wondering if you be interested to do product reviews for I'm Fabulous Cosmetics http://www.im-fabulous.com. We would like to also offer your readers a 20% off discount on their first order. If you are interested to collaborate please contact us via our website. Thank you so much for writing so many beautiful articles on skin care.

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  32. Thought I would mention that Deciem has a 20% promo code right now. Also cvs has 4$ off Hylamide products AND you can find a 5$ coupon for any Hylamide product in the people magazine with prince on the cover. FYI! This product is amazing.

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    1. That's convenient, as I just found this review today! Do you have any other products from the line, and what do you think of them?

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  33. If Hylamide is used in conjunction with another serum, what is the order of application? For instance, when used at night with Sunday Riley Good Genes? Or used in the morning with another serum? Which comes first?

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  34. Hi Caroline. Thank you so much for transforming my skin since I 'discovered' you in January. I am loving the Hylamide Anti-Age serum and now also use their C25 Vitamin C serum / liquid. It is much more watery than the Anti-Age and I am unsure which should go on first, although I reckon you're going to say the more liquidy one?! If you find time to let me know, then thank you very much indeed. Angela x

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