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hyaluronic acid recommendations?

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birdwatching Tue 30-Jun-20 08:09:05

I think this is what my skin needs but totally overwhelmed by what's available when I go to Amazon or Boots 🥴

Any pointers what to try (or to avoid)?

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Fluffycloudland77 Tue 30-Jun-20 08:22:59

The ordinary do one, I think inkey do one too. I’ve read you need to pat it on the skin and leave to soak in or they can pill up but lots of products will pill up if you don’t give them time to soak in 🤷🏻‍♀️.

I always use lookfantastic or cult beauty et al, I think some mainstream products are terribly pricey.

Turnedouttoes Tue 30-Jun-20 08:27:37

I second either the ordinary or the inkey list. The key is to make sure your skin is damp when you apply it and then that you put a moisturiser on top otherwise it will do the opposite of its job and actually leave your skin drier.
I like to apply on top of the ordinary’s niacinamide and then just a moisturiser on top during the day and a retinol in the evening

20viona Tue 30-Jun-20 08:28:38

The ordinary.

birdwatching Tue 30-Jun-20 08:33:21

thanks - I use some of the ordinary stuff so will add some to my next order.

The key is to make sure your skin is damp when you apply

had no idea. Thank you.

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Treacletoots Tue 30-Jun-20 08:34:27

To further support, the ordinary one is fab and so cheap. Didn't realise about skin being damp so thanks for that!

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Tue 30-Jun-20 08:36:00

I personally don’t rate the Ordinary one, I find it gloopy. I like Vichy 89 serum or beauty pie do a nice one if you’re a member. But whichever one you get I definitely agree with putting it on damp skin, either straight after cleansing or use some sort of facial mist.

MrsEvil Tue 30-Jun-20 08:36:16

The ordinary it's really good, been using it for a month it's made so much difference.

LBB2020 Tue 30-Jun-20 10:35:37

I’ve been using the L’Oréal one and really like it

emsyj37 Tue 30-Jun-20 13:07:39

Hada Labo is amazing. Available in superdrug.

therealcharlotte Tue 30-Jun-20 13:17:20

I would also say the ordinary it cost about 10 pounds and really works

Londoner99 Tue 30-Jun-20 23:46:03

Niod do a really good one if your skin is dry. My mum uses a Hada Labo one and that's supposed to be quite good.

GrimDamnFanjo Wed 01-Jul-20 00:59:27

Hada Labo Premium. You can get it on amazon or eBay from South Korea.

Buggedandconfused Wed 01-Jul-20 01:13:02

Hado Labo now in Superdrug. It’s fantastic.

DarkDarkNight Wed 01-Jul-20 01:17:43

I’ve read good things about Indeed Labs serum (available from Boots), haven’t tried it myself but am going to give it a whirl soon.

Outnumb3red Wed 01-Jul-20 01:21:08

I’ve recently started using Nip Fab products and absolutely love them. I have glycolic and salicylic acid products. Will be purchasing their dragon serum next. My skin has never felt or looked better. Superdrug have great offers on their products too

ElizabethMainwaring Wed 01-Jul-20 01:23:09

Hi everyone.
Are you supposed to use it every day?
I've got the Poppy Austin one, and a Nip and Fab dragon's blood one.
Also - retinol? How often should you use that?

Girlintheframe Wed 01-Jul-20 07:36:38

NIOD is the best HA I've tried. The ordinary is cheap and cheerful and you get what you pay for. It's leaves my skin feeling tight and uncomfortable

WrinklesShminkles Wed 01-Jul-20 08:04:14

Vichy 89 serum. It's often on special offer.

Inermis Wed 01-Jul-20 08:12:39

Skinceuticals - pricey but worth it.

queenofarles Wed 01-Jul-20 09:33:06

Skinceuticals, I use two, B5 serum and calming serum, not together though!

ElizabethMainwaring Wed 01-Jul-20 10:03:45


Hi everyone.
Are you supposed to use it every day?
I've got the Poppy Austin one, and a Nip and Fab dragon's blood one.
Also - retinol? How often should you use that?

Can someone answer my question please? smile

birdwatching Wed 01-Jul-20 10:48:01

I use retinol daily in the evening and plan to use hyaluronic acid a.m. and p.m.

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ClattyPat Wed 01-Jul-20 11:36:15

Someone recommended the Vichy 89 one to me and it is worth every penny (although I got it on offer). Boots do their own one at about £5 and I quite like it too.

DiploCat1 Wed 01-Jul-20 12:06:36

The Niod HA is really nice. I also like the tan luxe one that has some self tan in it. Beauty Pies is affordable if you are a member but a bit thicker than the NIOD.

HA can be used every day, its not an exfoliating acid, don't get confused by the name.

And retinol can be used every day but it really depends on your skin and the strength/formula (ie an oil base will be gentler). A tip o heard was to use it 3 x a week in your 30s, 4 x in your 40s and so on...

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