Hydraluron is one of those much hyped products in beauty circles and has become something of a cult product amongst beauty bloggers, between that and the beauty guru Caroline Hirons adding it to her hall of fame product, it’s safe to say that you need a bit of Hydraluron if your life. (By the way if you don’t know who Caroline Hirons is please see her blog immediately here your skin will thank you I promise)
So does Hydraluron live up to all the hype and why do you need it? Well to put it simply yes and – in two words hyaluronic acid.
Now far from being something scary hyaluronic acid is actually something that is found naturally in our skin. A hydration ingredient it acts to retain moisture in your skin and is found in abundance in younger skin. However as your skin begins to age it begins to decrease in these moisture levels which is why it’s such a popular ingredient in our moisturisers and serums.
Hydraluron uses a premium grade of hyaluronic acid from the Netherlands that can attract 1,000 times its weight in water. It basically works on your skin as a magnet drawing in moisture from products put on top of it and helping bind the water into your skin. Better hydration levels in your skin mean brighter skin, an improved skin tone, and banishment of the signs of ageing caused by dehydration like fine lines and wrinkles.
So how do you use this wonder product? Very simply this is a product that will help your moisturiser perform better it doesn’t replace it. So you apply a small amount over the entire face before applying your other moisturising creams twice a day. If you use a serum, apply your serum first, and then Hydraluron and then your moisturiser last.
The other fantastic thing about Hydraluron is it literally suits all skin types. Even if you have oily skin chances are you still suffer from dehydration. According to Caroline Hirons (seriously, a guru I tell you!) 95% of skin types are dehydrated so every skin type benefits from this as quite simply it is a product that makes your own skin perform better.
Adding this to my regime has helped tackle my dehydration issues and while I knew my skin was more hydrated it was a subtle improvement, but then I ran out and whilst waiting for pay day took two weeks to replace this in my routine and I can tell you I really noticed its absence then. I was still using my usual ahem army of products, but my hydration levels definitely dropped, and I found myself piling on more moisturiser then usual just to keep up.
This is available from boots and will set you back €32.50 for 30 ml but you only need a pea sized drop so this should last you awhile. Added to that as over times it increases your skins own ability to hold on to moisture you should also find yourself using less moisturiser so you should see that lasting longer for you too so double win!