Hyaluronic Acid Serum by InstaNatural – £13.97 via Amazon
I mentioned a couple of months ago in my January Favourites that my Vitamin E serum from The Body Shop had run out and left my skin a bit lacking, however as I’d just started using the Glycolic Fix pads from Nip + Fab I wasn’t feeling all that pressured to find something to replace it. When that little pot of gorgeousness was empty I noticed a real deterioration in my skin’s texture, hydration and firmness – so the hunt began.
I can’t remember exactly who’s blog I first saw the Hyaluronic Acid serum by InstaNatural on however after checking out a few reviews (and seeing that it was on offer on Amazon) I decided it was worth a try. Just a couple of days later this arrived and I’ve been using it twice a day for roughly three weeks now.
The serum itself is packaged in a small blue bottle with a clear list of the instructions and ingredients on the outside – pretty simple. It also highlights their cruelty free status with the Leaping Bunny logo. The bottle has a small pipette embedded in the lid which is used to dispense the product for application. Although not overwhelming, there is a noticeable scent to the serum, which I actually find quite nice! I think it’s a combination of the Green Tea and the Jojoba Oil but I’m not entirely certain. It’s a little bit floral with a slightly spicy, warm undertone. Once applied the scent doesn’t linger for long, which I know will be a plus for some people.
After a few weeks of using this I’ve noticed a real difference to my skin’s level of hydration. It’s not an instant miracle worker like I found the Nip + Fab pads to be however with continued consistent application there has been a considerable amount of change in the appearance of my skin. I feel like my make up is applying a lot better than before and my pesky dry patches are much less visible. The overall texture of my skin feels a lot nicer – always a good thing!
Once applied the serum does feel a bit sticky on the skin however it sinks in very quickly and doesn’t take too long to dry. I use this in between my toner and moisturiser twice a day, but on nights where I’ve forgotten my moisturiser (this happens more than I’d care to admit) I do find my face feeling quite tight.
Overall I think this serum is a total bargain piece of skincare that certainly won’t break the bank. It’s a slow worker, but it’s a hard worker. I’d never heard much about the InstaNatural brand before but will definitely be checking more of their products out in the future!