Got dry skin that can’t retain moisture if its life depended on it?
Dehydrated skin that feels thirsty all the time?
Or maybe oily skin that needs hydration without the oil slick?
Hyaluronic Acid got you covered. This moisture magnet is the perfect hydrator for all skin types. It plumps up skin, makes it softer, and even gives it a beautiful glow.
Adding it to your routine is easier than ever. There are a gazillion Hyaluronic Acid serums out there. But you can only use one at a time. Right now, I’m testing out Elemental Herbology Hyaluronic Booster Plus Intensive Moisture Serum.
Here’s all you need to know about it:
- What’s In Elemental Herbology Age Support Hyaluronic Acid Booster Plus?
- How To Use It
- Performance & Personal Opinion
- Who Is This For?
- Who Is This NOT For?
- Does Elemental Herbology Age Support Hyaluronic Acid Booster Plus Live Up To Its Claims?
- Do You Need It?
- Price & Availability
- Dupes & Alternatives
What’s In Elemental Herbology Age Support Hyaluronic Acid Booster Plus?
HYALURONIC ACID TO HYDRATE SKIN
Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet: whenever it spots some moisture in the air, it starts to woo and charm it, attracting it into your skin. Once there, it binds it to hydrate your skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a master at this: it can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water – both in high and low humidity conditions! I bet your dry skin had never seen so much moisture before!
All that moisture makes your skin softer to the touch, plumps up your wrinkles so they look smaller, and give your complexion a radiant glow.
P.S. This Booster uses Sodium Hyaluronate, a form of Hyaluronic Acid that better penetrates skin.
Related: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Hyaluronic Acid In Skincare
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SQUALANE TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Squalene is a natural component of human sebum. It’s super moisturising… and super unstable. It goes bad quickly and makes you breakout.
But hydrogenate it (ie, turn it from a liquid to a semi-solid using hydrogen gas) and it turns into squalane. It’s way more stable and 100% non-comedogenic.
Squalane oil is super moisturising. Because it’s so similar to human sebum, your skin absorbs it straight away. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind.
Once on your skin, squalane strengthens the skin’s protective barrier so that moisture stays in and germs, pollutants and irritants stay out.
Related: The Complete Guide To Squalane In Skincare: What It Is, What It Does, And How To Use It
It has a thicker texture than most hyaluronic acid serums I’ve tried in the past. It sinks in very quickly and leaves no residue behind.
How To Use It
Morning and/or night, right before moisturiser.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Elemental Herbology Age Support Hyaluronic Acid Booster Plus is super hydrating.
All this moisture does several wonderful things for the skin: it plumps up fine lines and wrinkles so they look smaller; it makes skin softer to the touch; it gives skin that moist, dewy appearance that makes it look like it’s glowing from within.
I shake the bottle well before use and then squeeze the pipette a few times to load the serum into the dropper. In winter, I use it both in the morning and at night to give my skin a double dose of hydration.
In summer, once in the evening is more than enough to give my skin all the moisture it needs and help it look younger and healthier.
Who Is This For?
Everyone can use it, but it’s mostly suitable for dry and dehydrated skin types.
Who Is This NOT For?
Unless you’re allergic to one of the ingredients, everyone can use it.
A short bottle with a dropper applicator. Cute, but not the most practical. You have to shake the tube well or the pipette won’t pick up too much product.
Does Elemental Herbology Age Support Hyaluronic Acid Booster Plus Live Up To Its Claims?
|An instant antidote to dry, dull complexions, this easily absorbed serum provides long-lasting hydration and helps to plump out fines lines and wrinkles.||True.|
|Skin tone and texture is rapidly improved.||It doesn’t improve tone. But moisture plumps up skin, smoothing out its texture.|
Do You Need It?
If you need a hydrating serum, this is a good option to consider.
Price & Availability
£85.00 at Look Fantastic
Dupes & Alternatives
- La Roche Posay Heal B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£27.75): available at Feel Unique and Look Fantastic
- Niod Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid (£25.00): available at Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty
- Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster ($34.00): available at Dermstore, Paula’s Choice and Selfridges
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (£5.90): available at Beauty Bay, Cult Beauty and Feel Unique
- Vichy 89 Mineral ($29.50): available at Dermstore and Feel Unique
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pullulan, Xanthan Gum, Benzoic Acid, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Pectin, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.