If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Korean skincare is that moisture is the foundation of younger-looking skin.
You can throw all the anti-aging ingredients your heart desires at your wrinkles, but if your skin isn’t hydrated enough, those pesky wrinkles are gonna look 10x worse.
How do you make sure your skin is hydrated enough, then? Hyaluronic Acid. It’s one of the most popular ingredients in Korean skincare for a reason: it’s the holy grail of hydration.
Most hyaluronic acid serums out there do a wonderful job at hydrating skin. But they stop at that. Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 goes a step further: it targets dryness and wrinkles so you can treat both at the same time. Here’s how:
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.
It secret? It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water!
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!
Related: Why You Need To Add Hyaluronic Acid To Your Skincare Routine, No Matter Your Skin Type
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:
- It keeps moisture in, preventing skin from becoming dry and cracked
- It keeps bacteria, germs, pollutants, and all sort of nasty stuff out of the body, preventing infections and irritations
Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 has only one Ceramide, i.e. ceramide-3. But it’s paired with cholesterol, another component of your skin’s protective barrier that’s known to boost the effects of ceramides.
Related: Are Ceramides The Key To Healthy Skin?
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.
Related: Copper Peptides VS Retinol: Which One Is More Effective Against Wrinkles?
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 comes in a rounded aqua-coloured bottle that looks so beautiful sitting on your bathroom sink. It has a dropper applicator that disperses the perfect dosage.
But it’s the serum inside that counts, right? It has a lightweight, watery texture that absorbs quickly on the skin and creates the perfect base for any moisturisers or oils you want to layer on top next.
It feels slightly stick just for a couple of seconds until it sets. It’s not like those glycerin serums where the tackiness hangs around for hours. Phew!
Perhaps the best thing about Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 is that you can see results straight away. Ok, it won’t firm your skin overnight – copper peptides take their sweet time to work.
But this serum provides so much moisture, its effects are visible within seconds of application. Your skin instantly plumps up, feels softer and smoother and just looks younger and healthier. Oh, it takes on a subtle glow, too.
I like to apply it at night, after my retinol/salicylic acid serum but before moisturizer. But you can use it in the morning as well, especially if your skin is very dry.
I know I’ll double down and use it both in the AM and PM once winter rolls around. It will be a life saver then, no doubt about it.
Overall, Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 is one of the most hydrating serums I’ve ever tried. It pumps plenty of moisture into your skin without feeling greasy or clogging pores. The best part? It’s suitable for every skin type.
Available at: £37.24 at Yes Style
SHOP THE POST
Have you tried Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Tripeptide-1, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, 1,2-octanediol, Ethylhexyl-glycerin, Tropolone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Carppyl/capric Triglyceride,Hydrogenated Lecithin, Stearic Acid, C12-c20alkyl Glucoside, C13-22 Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Betula Platpyhlla Japonica Juice, Portaluca Oleracea Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Amica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Rasberry) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Adenosine, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA
Oh, this sounds lovely! I always use some sort of hyaluronic acid serum. My favorites have been Hylamide (Deciem) and Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Serum. I like Hylamide, because it has different levels of HA & peptides. The Glass Skin Serum has niacinamide (which I love). (Those are my daytime favorites.) The Mizon looks interesting because of the ceramide & copper tripeptide. I’m looking on the INCI list and the ceramide is pretty far down on the list. I use tretinoin at night and I love CereVe (for its ceramides) as my redness/irritation buffer. Do you think the Mizon could replace the CereVe PM? The thing I hate about the CereVe PM is that it NEVER sinks in! Thanks!
Kathleen, it depends on your skin. If your skin’s protective barrier is healthy and just needs a little top up of ceramides, Mizon will do. Otherwise, you may need a separate moisturizer. I’d switch from CeraVe anyway because it doesn’t sound like it agrees with your skin type.
You have me very intrigued about this product. I’m fairly new to the skincare game and am curious why you apply moisturizer after this if it is so moisturizing? I have dry/aging skin but prefer not to have minimal steps to my routine. Also, I wonder how this plays under makeup. I may have to give this one a try!
Melissa, it depends on your skin type, really. This products attracts moisture into your skin. If yours is dry, it means its protective barrier is damaged and the moisture from the serum will evaporate into thin air. So you need a moisturizer on top to seal it in. If you have normal or oily skin with a healthy protective barrier, this serum may be all you need.
Hi Gio: First let me say ‘Thank You’ for your most complete and informative reviews; they influence the majority of my new purchasing decisions and I am very grateful 🙂
When I was price-shopping the Mizon Hyaluronic 100 serum I came across a much less price on Amazon. However, after comparing ingredient listings I saw they were not the same. My question: Is the one on Amazon an older version of the product or just a “dupe” of the original…and an inferior version, at that?
I am very glad I compared products and purchased the one with the same ingredient listing as you have posted here.
Thank you again for your expertise and guidance. I am so glad I found your blog.
Ann, thank you so much for your support. I’m so glad you find my blog helpful and are enjoying the reviews.
I love Amazon, but unfortunately I’ve learned the hard way not to buy skincare from there. *sighs* They have lots of legit sellers and others that are dodgy and sell old versions of products that are expired. This could be the case here. Well done for double checking!
I use hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and buffet from the ordinary. Can you just put all of them in your hand and apply or should you do it one by one?
Paige, I guess you could, but you would be diluting the formulas a little.
I have used many brands of HA and skinceuticals is the one that works best on my skin. After your post I’m using Mizon and love it! I’m my opinion is an skinceuticals HA in a cute jar and lower cost. I believe ceramide is the common ingredient, am I right?
I’m glad to have found my new favorite thanks to you!
Love love your blog! ❤️
Is it better this one or the ISNTREE Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydrating Face Water Essence?