d obsessed hyaluronic acid serum reviews

d obsessed hyaluronic acid serum reviews

How to use:
It’s recommended to be used daily after cleansing and exfoliating your skin. However, it has been so far the hardest serum to fit into my routine because I can’t exfoliate every day, so I use it rarely.

D.Obsessed Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol face serums – review

This current ‘obsession’ for skincare is all about new steps for our skin regime: face serums. So I did and I added D.Obsessed face serums, a collection of cruelty-free treatments with botanical hyaluronic acid.

D.Obsessed - Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol cruelty-free face serums

I did some research on the stuff, and I started to understand her obsession. Hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water—so it’s arguably one of the most hydrating ingredients out there. All that hydration helps to plump up the skin, so it’s also heralded as a powerful anti-aging ingredient.

Everyone’s Going Crazy Over This Holy Grail Skin-Care Ingredient—I Tried It to See What All the Buzz Is About

With my I’d-rather-be-sleeping-than-masking mindset, I’ve generally written off most skin-care trends as unnecessary additions to my streamlined regimen. But when multiple vials of hyaluronic acid appeared on my roommate’s side of our shared medicine cabinet, I’ll admit I was intrigued. She already has so. many. products, why did she clear out space for several versions of this particular serum?

I did some research on the stuff, and I started to understand her obsession. Hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water—so it’s arguably one of the most hydrating ingredients out there. All that hydration helps to plump up the skin, so it’s also heralded as a powerful anti-aging ingredient.

Hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water—so it’s arguably one of the most hydrating ingredients out there.

Seemed pretty legit, so I decided to try out jane iredale’s new BeautyPrep™ Hyaluronic Serum, which has awesome (pronounceable) ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen, spirulina extract, witch hazel and two percent hyaluronic acid in its plant-heavy formula.

When I chatted with the folks at jane iredale, they said the paraben- and phthalate-free serum should make my skin feel more hydrated pretty much instantly, and after about three to four weeks should help reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines and wrinkles.

I don’t have any fine lines to speak of yet (#blessed), but I’m always looking for clean skin-care products that can help me shrink my large pores, so I decided to give it a go.

hyaluronic acid serum

On day one, I was pleasantly surprised at how light the faintly cucumber-scented formula felt on my face. It sunk right into my skin, and didn’t make me feel greasy like other serums I’ve tried. Without any greasiness, I was able to use one pump morning and night, which was ideal because the antioxidants in the formula create a protective barrier to help protect your skin from the elements during the day.

After about two weeks, I started to get nervous that the magical powers of hyaluronic acid weren’t going to work on me because I didn’t notice much of a difference, aside from my skin feeling generally hydrated. That’s when I realized—I hadn’t had any major breakouts since I started using the serum. With the combo of oily skin and large pores, my complexion tends to go nuts with breakouts if I put anything too heavy on it, so the lack of initial change actually turned out to be a total win.

Once I got past the two-week mark was when the real benefits started to kick in. It’s everyone’s “I woke up like this” fantasy to apply all their skin-care products before bed and wake up with a flawless complexion. While I wouldn’t say I had a Disney-princess style overnight transformation, I swear my skin was its smoothest, plumpest, and clearest first thing in the morning after letting the hyaluronic acid serum soak in overnight. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothin’.

After about a month, several different people remarked to me, “You look tan!” which, mind you, is scientifically impossible because it is mid-February in New York City, where it’s been so cold I’ve been minimizing time spent outside as much as possible. So unless you can get a suntan from the fluorescent lights in the Well+Good office (you can’t), my skin is definitely its usual shade of fair. What I think people were mistaking for sun-kissed radiance was actually just how glowy and refined my skin looked.

My pores have definitely shrunk (honestly this is the first product I’ve ever tried that’s actually delivered on that promise), and the non-highlighter-induced radiance of my skin is pretty unmistakable. So yes: When it comes to hyaluronic acid, it’s definitely worth adding the extra step.

Evidence Based

How To Use Hyaluronic Acid In Your Skin Care Routine?

Dr. Harish says hyaluronic acid can be injected into the dermal layer of your skin, commonly called as dermal fillers. With this technique, you can achieve fuller and plumper skin.

Hyaluronic acid is available in the form of topical serums and creams. Its composition is complex for effective penetration. But skin care manufacturers package it in the most penetrable form.

Different brands use different variants of hyaluronic acid like sodium hyaluronate, hydrolysed hyaluronic acid and sodium acetyl hyaluronate.

For starters, try using a hyaluronic acid serum. Cleanse your face thoroughly with a gentle cleanser, apply serum all over your face and neck while your face is still damp. Follow it up with a good moisturizer.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Korean skincare is that moisture is the foundation of younger-looking skin.

Key Ingredients In Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100

Hyaluronic Acid To Hydrate Skin

Korean women are obsessed with Hyaluronic Acid. They know hydration is the foundation of healthy, younger-looking skin – and nothing hydrates skin better than Hyaluronic Acid.

Here’s how it works: Hyaluronic Acid attracts moisture from the air all around you as well as from the deeper layers of your skin. It’s not as drying as you think. Your skin is more than 60% water. Hyaluronic Acid just redistributes it around.

Your skin then uses that extra moisture to look its best: it softens to the touch, plumps up so fine lines and wrinkles look smaller, and glows as if lit from within.

Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 contains Sodium Hyaluronate, a smaller form of Hyaluronic Acid better able to penetrate skin. It’s the second ingredient, so there’s A TON of it here.

I dare you to find something more hydrating than this!

Ceramide 3 To Strengthen Your Skin’s Protective Barrier

It’s not enough to add moisture to your skin. You also needs to keep it there. Hyaluronic Acid binds water into the skin to an extent, but if your skin is dry, you’ll need more help than that.

Enter ceramides. They’re oily waxes (“cera” means wax in Latin) that make up the glue that holds skin cells together (together with fatty acids, cholesterol etc).

Ceramides waterproof skin. The barrier they create has two jobs:

Copper Tripeptide-1 To Firm Skin

Peptides have taken the skincare world by storm. But I’m not their biggest fan. Truth is, we still don’t have solid evidence they do much of anything.

The exception? Copper peptides. Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 contains Copper Tripeptide-1 (a.k.a. GHK-Cu), a peptide that helps:

  • Heal wounds: It breaks down degraded collagen in scar tissue and stimulates the production of healthy new collagen to heal skin faster.
  • Boosts collagen: It stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm, as well as that of elastin, the protein that keeps it elastic.
  • Anti-inflammatory: It has soothing properties that help reduce inflammation.

In other words, it helps skin heal faster, improve firmness and elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

The catch? Don’t expect results overnight. You need to use it constantly for years to see a difference.

FYI, most copper peptides serums cost an arm and a leg. Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 is an affordable way to incorporate them into your skincare routine and see for yourself what the fuss is about.

The ultimate guide to the benefits (and side effects) of HA.

What is hyaluronic acid good for?

Skincare products with HA work hard to bring moisture to your skin all day by consistently drawing hydration from the air into your skin. In Beauty Lab tests, we’ve found that products with hyaluronic acid can hydrate skin extremely efficiently: Sometimes 400% better than creams 18 times the price, as we saw with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. Here’s what HA is best at:

  • Hydrating. “Hyaluronic acid is a skin plumper by way of its ability to retain moisture,” says Brendan Camp, M.D., double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist at Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in New York City. “It helps to hydrate dry skin, providing a smooth, soft appearance.”
  • Anti-aging. “As we age our skin produces less HA, contributing to the appearance of wrinkles,” Dr. Camp explains. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps skin to “improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,” says Dr. Zeichner.
  • Joint pain. Yes, really — but not applied topically. “Hyaluronic acid injections are also given to joints of people suffering from arthritis,” says Aral. HA supplements are also popular for those suffering from joint pain and osteopenia.

Pricing: $10-$20

This Low-Key Natural Skincare Line Has Thousands of 5-Star Reviews on Amazon

“Natural” skincare used to represent one of two product categories: hippie-dippie (not that chic or high-tech), DIY-style products you’d find on Etsy or at health food stores, and super-high-end items that would be challenging for most consumers to afford. But as mainstream demand for organic skincare increases, so does the demand for effective formulas that won’t break the bank. Enter brands like Tree of Life.

Tree of Life is a plant-based, cruelty-free, non-toxic skincare line founded by biologist Ellyn Davis, who a few years ago found herself on the hunt for a skincare line that was clean, packed with active ingredients, and also affordable. She noticed a gaping hole in the market, so she decided to fill it herself. Today, the line contains about 20 results-driven products with research-backed, quality-controlled ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and retinol serums—all of which contain a higher percentage of organic ingredients than most other “clean” skincare products on the market. Each product’s highly pronounceable ingredient list is printed on the side of the bottle, and most of them contain 98 percent natural and 72 percent organic formulas.

Tree of Life Beauty

Founded: Ellyn Davis, 2016

Based In: Crossville, TN

Pricing: $10-$20

Best Known For: Providing natural skincare products at affordable prices

Most Popular Product: Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Retinol Serum, Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream

Fun Fact: All products are manufactured in the United States and are 100 percent cruelty free.

Other Brands You'll Love: The Ordinary, cosrx

Better yet, the products are available on Amazon and range in price from $11 to $19—similar prices to buzzy skincare line The Ordinary. Tree of Life's business philosophy is actually pretty similar to The Ordinary's: It's able to keep costs so low mainly by spending very little on marketing. The brand's website and social media accounts are extremely low-key, especially compared to "cuter" and better-known—though not necessarily better-performing—natural skincare lines like Sunday Riley and Drunk Elephant. Instead, it relies on word of mouth for sales: "If you like our products, please share them with friends and family so we can all enjoy high quality, yet affordable skincare together," reads the brand's website.

Minimal marketing aside, Tree of Life has been able to amass thousands of positive, unbiased Amazon reviews. Most of its products have earned at least a 4.5-star rating on the e-tailer. I recently got my hands on seven of the brand's best sellers and decided to test them out myself. Read on to learn more about our favorite Tree of Life products.

Hyaluronic Acid

Tree of Life Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Witch hazel, aassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide (a plant-based form of hyaluronic acid), aloe, jojoba, and sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C) are just a few of the skin-loving goodies in this hydrating serum. The product is moisturizing, featherlight, and insanely fast-absorbing. It doesn’t leave any grease or stickiness on your skin and it’s totally fragrance-free, so it’s the ideal pick for sensitive skin. I personally am not super irritation-prone, so I could stand for a slightly more potent serum made with the sodium hyaluronate form of hyaluronic acid (like SkinMedica’s, though that one is literally 10 times more expensive). But for the price especially, I would easily recommend it to anyone looking to add some light hydration to their routine.

Retinol Serum

Tree of Life Retinol Serum

An $11 retinol serum? Um, yes. This gentle but potent formula contains 2 percent retinol and 10 percent plant-based hyaluronic acid, in addition to organic jojoba oil, witch hazel, green tea, and vitamin E—all of which make for a super-nourishing, wrinkle-fighting serum that won't burn upon application. I have not used the serum for as many weeks as I would like, so I can't offer the most accurate review of its efficacy on my fine lines, but the rave Amazon reviews have me feeling encouraged.

Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream

Tree of Life Utimate Anti-Aging Cream

Aloe, matrixyl, a combination of nourishing plant oils (like argan and rosehip), vitamin E, and plant stem cells are some of the intriguing pro-glow, anti-wrinkle ingredients in the formula of this anti-aging cream. This product leaves my skin incredibly soft and glowing but not at all greasy. My only qualm is its funky smell. (It smells a little like Play-Doh to me, but maybe I'm just weird). That said, I am a fan of the formula itself, which has so many more active ingredients than your average moisturizer.

Niacinamide B3 Serum

Tree of Life Niacinamide B3 Serum

Niacinamide (aka vitamin B3) has been shown to boost collagen, and this serum is chock-full of it. I am obsessed with the ingredient list, the texture, and the effect this stuff has on my skin. The first three ingredients are aloe, glycerin, and vitamin B3, all of which amount to a super-silky, fast-absorbing product that leaves my skin looking hydrated and plump. I can't wait to keep using this and see the continued results.

Vitamin C Serum

Tree of Life Vitamin C Serum

With a 20 percent vitamin C concentration, this liquidy serum looks, smells, and works like it should cost 10 times as much. I have freckles, so I'm no stranger to brightening serums (I use them in the morning under moisturizer and sunscreen), and I am genuinely impressed by this product's ability to keep my skin from looking ruddy and dull. The formula also contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. I actually think it might replace my favorite $166 antioxidant serum for a while.

Ultra Moisturizing Serum

Tree of Life Ultra Moisturizing Serum

Apparently, a number of celebrity makeup artists have been getting their hands on (and loving) this delicious hydrating serum. Just check out the product's ingredient list: It starts out with aloe, glycerin, and rosehip oil—the ultimate natural hydrating trifecta. This serum is a little thicker in texture than the hyaluronic acid one but again, it won't leave you oily—just hydrated and dewy. I've been loving this under makeup, especially in dry winter weather.

Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Tree of Life Exfoliating Facial Scrub

I'm always a little scared of face scrubs, especially natural ones mostly because they're messy, and, of course, there's always the risk they'll be too harsh and cut your face open. Not this one. The exfoliating beads are made out of jojoba and pumice, and they're suspended in this bouncy, refreshing gel that smells like green tea and lilac. The product has an effective (but non-irritating) physical exfoliation effect that works to remove dead skin cells and leave your face clean and refreshed. I've only used it once so far and am looking forward to a second go-around. The product does seem gentle enough that, depending on your skin type, you could get away with using it every day.