Saturday, 13 February 2016

Hydraluron Revisited


I can't believe it has been three and a half years since I first blogged about Hydraluron. In response to recent questions, I thought I would briefly revisit my old friend. The information on the original post still stands, and I would suggest you read that if you want in depth info.

In answer to the most-asked questions:

How do you use it?
It's a moisture magnet, so you have to use this under a water-based moisturiser to get the best out of it. There's not much point using it under an oil. If you do my regular routine, it would look something like:
Cleanse, acid, spritz/essence, eye, serum, Hydraluron, moisturiser.

Are we doing anything wrong?
Yes. Using it on its own. Don't do it. It won't kill you, or damage your skin in any way, but you really need to put a moisturiser on top to get the benefits.

Do you (me) still use it?
Yes! Because people see a limited view of my routines on Instagram, if I don't show certain things for a while, I get asked if I'm still using them, or some people just presume that I don't. I popped open another tube of Hydraluron this morning, which is what reminded me to do this post. I don't use it daily, but it comes out when I'm dehydrated, always.

What about the other products in the line?
Although I've tried the sheet masks and the moisturiser version, and I always come back to the original. The moisturiser isn't as strong as the serum, and I know people are obsessed with sheet masks, but I, for the most part, don't have the patience. If you are young, and need a good, solid, hydrating moisturiser, you can do much worse than the Hydraluron Moisture Jelly. Similarly, if you love a mask, go for it. They're both good. I just prefer the original. ;)

Indeed Labs Hydraluron is £24.99 and available from Boots nationwide and online at Boots.com

My original post: www.carolinehirons.com/hall-of-fame-hydraluron

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  2. I have been trying to figure out using oil and hyaluronic acid in general. I have heard you say not to use them together (like above), but I have seen you use Luna & Bio-essence sleep mask together. I have used my REN oil and Bio-essence together and it felt great! What am I missing?

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  3. Hi Caroline! Thanks so much for the additional information. I was wondering how this compares to the Pixi moisture gel...the name escapes me but you used it recently together with their glow moisturizer. Thanks!! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. I swear by it when my skin is really dry, which it hasnt been for quite some time.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  6. This is still a staple product in my morning routine when my skin is feeling thirsty, ever since I discovered it years ago on this very blog! You really can't go wrong when it's so affordable, either!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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  7. Thank you so much for this! I had bought Hydraluron from Ulta (Yes, american girls you can get it here!!!) but returned it because I was not using it properly (typical) - will probably give it another go since I have now been properly educated!!

    As always, I bow to your superior beauty (and tea) advice!!

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  8. Thank you so much for this! I had bought Hydraluron from Ulta (Yes, american girls you can get it here!!!) but returned it because I was not using it properly (typical) - will probably give it another go since I have now been properly educated!!

    As always, I bow to your superior beauty (and tea) advice!!

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  9. Thank you so much for this! I had bought Hydraluron from Ulta (Yes, american girls you can get it here!!!) but returned it because I was not using it properly (typical) - will probably give it another go since I have now been properly educated!!

    As always, I bow to your superior beauty (and tea) advice!!

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    1. It's also available at Walgreens in the US for $19.99! I've been using it under Origins vitamin C moisturizer for a few years and I love it.

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  10. I have such dry skin, so this sounds pretty amazing

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  11. How do you feel about the hydraluron versus hylamides low molecular HA? I personally much prefer the Hylamide, I think it's mostly to do with the consistency though, I always found hydraluron quite sticky, whereas the Hylamide is very water like and disappears into the skin immediately.
    The Beauty Bloss

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    1. I'd also like to know your thoughts on how these two compare, is there much difference?

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    2. I've tried both and I prefer Hylamide. It seems to give me a much more plumped up appearance and I can see a visible difference after I complete my routine, whereas with Hydraluron my skin felt a bit better, but I couldn't really see any effect.

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  12. I don't really use moisturisers anymore, only oils, I do have the moisturiser version of this though, could I use hydraluron then the moisturiser or are they just different variants of the same thing?

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    1. I've got them both, but they seem too similar to me so I don't use them together. I use the moisturiser occasionally, eg when I remove makeup at some point during the day, but it is too early for the full pm routine.

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  13. Hello, can I ask a question about the hall of fame items, is there one sheet with all the hall of fame items. I've seen lots of detail on several products and why they have reached the list, but one full list?

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  14. Timely! I got this serum for Christmas and it wasn't what I was expecting - couldn't really feel much benefit in terms of moisture but now I see what I'm doing wrong!

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  15. So now I'm totally confused. Are we supposed to be using water based skincare with other water based products and silicone with silicone? And does that go for foundations and primers as well.?

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  16. This might be what I need at the moment with my skin feeling quite dehydrated, will definitely be having a go (new to the blog ) - Thanks.

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  17. I also had a question about mixing hyaluronic acid with oil. You mentioned it in a clinic once, so I've been avoiding it since then, but before I knew I layered Pestle & Mortar under Juno/Luna a couple times and loved the result -- my skin felt especially soft the next morning. Maybe it was all in my imagination?

    The scientist in me would love to know a bit more about why it's best to keep them separate.

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  18. Opps! Coincidence! Today I used it on its own and completely forgot to put moisturizer on top...it doesn't happen that often but it's good to know that there's no point in doing so.

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  19. Do all hylaronic acid serums have to be used under a moisturiser? Or is that just the best way to use them? Thanks!

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  20. Easily obtained in Canada at shoppers drug mart should anyone visit here. ( a national chain found everywhere. Often on sale too!

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  21. I have both the serum and the jelly. Recently thought I'd use the jelly as my light moisturizer for working out. Maybe it's the fact that it's winter here, but the jelly was way too light for my (oily) skin. It's no Clinique Moisture Surge, that's for sure. I feel like the jelly would only be good for very oily skin in summer...but that opinion is worth what you've paid for it. :)

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  22. My question about Hydraluron: Can I use it interchangeably with the Bioessence Aqua Droplet Mask, Belif Hungarian Water Essence, and similar hyraluronic acid-filled serums/essences?

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    1. Not Caroline, but on her advice I've been using the Hydraluron serum under Moisture Surge for day and it's been working a treat. I use the Bio-essence Sleep Mask at night and sometimes put the Hydraluron serum on underneath that for a bit of extra hydrating oomph. Hope this helps!

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  23. Which water based moisturiser do you recommend to use it with ? Thank you :)

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    1. Same question from me. I am looking for affordable moisturizers for day (with SPF) and night.
      I have the Kiss My Face Factor SPF 30 For Face & Neck, but i am not sure it will be moisturizing enough to use with Hydraluron?

      Thanks!

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  25. Ulta is no longer stocking Indeed's products online and the range is currently on clearance in the stores. What's going on? Why is this so hard to find in the states?

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    1. They have it at every Walgreens I've ever been to

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  26. Jeeez, thank u for this post!!! Got it for Christmas, used on top of a pai's rosehip oil, EVERYDAY :O:O what a waste...now i'll know better :D maybe I will skip the oil in the morning routine..

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  27. This is one of my favourite recommendations of yours. First bought it 2 Years ago and ever since, have been obsessed! X

    Amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Can I mix vitamin c powder with it? Thanks
    I use turbo booster vitamin c powder.

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  29. Its insane to think its been 3 years i literally bought hydraluron when your first post about it went up and ive been using it ever since!

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  30. So I usually cleanse, tone then Hydraluron and then put KS Goats Milk on top.... am I doing it wrong? Should Vichy Aqualia serum be needed beforehand too? I usually alternate my usage of that with Hydraluron. God bless Mrs H for her wisdom.

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  31. This is also songs at Walgreens in America

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  32. Thank you for this post. I have been having major issues with dehydration and roll off and this helped remind me how to apply this. I started using it last year and love it. Didn't need it much over the summer, so this was a good refresher.

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  33. Couldn't do without this great product 🌟

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  34. Hi Caroline!

    You say that one should use a water-based moisturizer on top of Hydraluron. I use the REN Vita Mineral Daily Supplement cream, would that one work? I've noticed that the number one ingredient in that moisturizer is rose water, is that equivalent to "a water-based moisturizer"?

    Love your blog :)

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  35. So many questions about why you use a water based product after hydraluron or other hyaluronic acid product. The reason is that hyaluronic acid binds moisture (water) to the skin so obvs you need to apply something water based after. I often use a hydrating toner and then a moisturizer. But I think it's perfectly fine to add a few drops of oil after that, just wait till the other stuff sinks in. Oil/oil based based serums don't contain water so don't add the moisture you want to add to the hyaluronic acid on their own.

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  36. someone at sephora recommended hyaluronic products under oil and then moisturizer on top of it all.. is this a big nono?

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  37. I thought Hydraluron and similar products weren't for me as my main concern was oil control not dryness, but I bought it on a whim anyway and it's really changed my skin. I now use three products every day that are designed to hydrate (including this) and my face is so much smoother and less greasy. If anyone else is struggling with oily skin and finding that nothing works, you should try using Hydraluron and other hydrating products to see if it helps :-)

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  38. Hi, I know my post is very late since your review was published but I have just purchased this today :D :D I have just realised tho that I have bought the 'moisture serum', is this the same thing and they have changed the name? Oh please god! Love your posts Caroline <3

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  39. Hi Caroline, I recently bought this serum and also the P50 lotion but I've just read on the Biologique Recherche website "Never use Lotions P50 alongside any other AHA’s or vitamin A products (such as retinol or retinoids)" - does the Hydraluron class as an AHA?? I think it's my limited knowledge but I can't work it out looking at the ingredients. Thank you!

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