Product Review — Hyaluronic Acid

  1. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5

Always budget-friendly, This The Ordinary serum combines low-, medium- and high-molecular weight HA, as well as a next-generation HA cross polymer at a combined concentration of 2% for multi-depth hydration in various skin layers. It is also vegan, oil, alcohol, water, silicone and cruelty free.

Some Quick Facts

  • For all skin types
  • Works in the AM or PM
  • It can cost approximately 8 US Dollars | 85 GH Cedis | 6000+ NG Naira | 6 British Pounds

A reality check (sadly no product is perfect)

  • Unfortunately some users with dry skin and rosacea found that it didn’t improve their dryness and made their skin flaky.

2. Derma E. Hydrating Night Cream

This night cream combines HA and glycerin (another humectant) with 2 antioxidants (green tea and Vitamin C-ester),Vitamins A, B5, E and soothing aloe vera to quench dry and thirsty skin as you sleep. With regular use, you will wake up with a complexion that looks radiant and well cared for.

Some Quick Facts

  • For dry, dehydrated and aging skin
  • Best in the PM
  • It can cost approximately 30 US Dollars | 320 GH Cedis | 22000 NG Naira | 23 British Pounds

A reality check

  • Some users didn’t like the heavy texture and they way it “sat” on their skin. Others too felt that it was too light and had to reapply to feel deeply moisturized.

3. E.L.F Holy Hydration! Face Cream

Previously Hello Hydration! Face Cream.

This ingredient-driven moisturizer helps brighten and even out skin tone, lock in moisture and promote a plumped up, bouncy complexion by combining HA, Niacinamide, Vitamin B5, squalane and peptides. This lightweight cream instantly sinks into the skin for smooth, non-greasy feel and soft, supple skin.

Some Quick Facts

  • For Combination, Dry, Oily, Sensitive and Normal skin
  • Works in the AM and PM
  • It can cost approximately 12 US Dollars | 140 GH Cedis | 9500 NG Naira | 9 British Pounds

A reality check

  • A few customers found that it irritated their skin and didn’t moisturize it adequately.

4. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Fragrance-Free Hydrating Body Gel Cream

When it comes to skincare we often forget our body is part but with this specially formulated body gel cream, the skin on your body can also reap the benefits of HA. This gel lotion is lightweight and absorbs instantly for immediate hydration.

Some Quick Facts

  • For all skin types
  • Works in the AM and PM
  • It can cost approximately 9 US Dollars | 80 GH Cedis | 5400 NG Naira | 7 British Pounds

A reality check

  • A number of users with dry skin did not find it moisturizing enough.

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