Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Facial Serum, RRP £24.99 — I first tried the Hydraluron serum about eighteen months ago when I discovered Caroline Hirons. Since then I’ve been through about three tubes of it, forever in a cycle of “is this working? My skin doesn’t look smooth when I don’t use it. I’ll keep using it. Is this working?” … you get the idea. I think the main thing that’s kept me using it is the fact that I understand the science behind it – that the Hyaluronic Acid content “holds” hydration. Since you’re patting it into your skin, the idea is that the hydration-grabbing Hyaluronic Acid preps your mush for whatever you put on afterwards, i.e. moisturiser, making it more effective by enabling maximum hydration.
That’s the science explained. The serum itself is a clear gel-like substance, and is presented in smooth and compact white and pink packaging. You apply a pea-sized amount to the back of your hand, and then use your fingertips to pat the serum into your skin after cleansing (and toning, if you wish.) It forms a sort of “tacky” layer when it’s adhered to your skin, almost like a very-lovely-and-not-at-all-pva-like glue for your moisturiser. Does it work? I think yes. I have acne but I also have eczema, and it really helps to keep the latter at bay. Although it’s not a miracle worker, it certainly gives me one less skin problem to deal with. When eczema starts to appear on my face, I’ll just add this in at night and those nasty dry patches will clear as quickly as they appear.
Hydraluron Moisture Jelly, RRP £24.99 — The clue is in the name with this one – it’s like a clear bouncy jelly that sort of melts into your skin on application. As with the serum, it’s something I’m perpetually confused about, since I don’t see any amazing results but it keeps my skin from drying out. It’s an all-around good cruelty free moisturiser (something I find very difficult to find!) and if you use a foundation primer after applying this, then it works well under makeup too.
Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask, RRP £19.99 for four masks — This is probably my favourite of the trio of products. It’s a sheet mask that is absolutely covered in a gel-like-serum-y stuff and is really lovely and cooling on the face. I can get over the fact that I look like something from a horror film when wearing one of these masks (although my dog certainly can’t) because my skin is so soft after using one. Plus if you’re a spoonie without much energy, or you’re just so relaxed that you don’t want to scurry back to the sink, then the fact you can just take off the mask and rub the remaining solution into your skin is an absolute win. The downside is that this baby-soft effect only lasts for about a day afterwards – again, no amazing long-term impact – but if you’re looking for something for your pamper night that will leave you feeling all spa-like, then this might be for you.
Have you tried any of these products? Or anything else from Indeed Labs? What did you think?
You can buy these items separately from Boots (in my opinion it’s worth waiting for a discount because you’ll usually get a third off the RRP – they have this deal on right now!) Or you can buy the set, which works out cheaper if you’re purchasing the products at full price, and also if it’s on offer itself like mine was.