What is it? Hyaluronic Acid serum.
What does/should it do? Hydrate your skin.
Repurchase? Not for me.
Everyone’s favourite, Hyaluronic Acid, makes a return to #tldrblog with the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift® Filler 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid. What a mouthful of a name.
I was curious to test serums you can find in your local supermarket. No point spending big if you don’t need to, right?
Revitalift caught my attention because of its multi-molecular weight formula. Hyaluronic acid has different sized molecules – the molecular weight – and the smaller the molecule, the more deeply it can penetrate the layers of your skin. Large molecules sit on the skin surface and will make your skin feel firmer and tighter. Molecules that penetrate layers will create a wrinkle-smoothing effect by filling your skin with hydration.
Why is everyone’s favourite, Hyaluronic Acid, everyone’s favourite? The molecules, both on the surface and in deeper levels, and retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, right there in your face. As with everything else your body gives up on as you have more and more birthdays, your skin stops producing enough Hyaluronic Acid on its own.
Luckily, for a while there it was ingredient du jour in pretty much every skincare product, so if you’re putting anything on your face – especially if it says something like ‘anti-wrinkle’ or ‘hydrating’ or ‘reverse the signs of aging’ (my rant about that particular phrase another time) you’re probably getting at least some HA.
Back to L’Oréal.
The two levels of molecular weight are combined with glycerin, which also absorbs water and retains it in the skin layers. Rye seed extract and vitamin c will help brighten your skin – although it’s better to use a dedicated vitamin C if brightening is a concern.
I find the formula on the thicker side for a serum, but perfectly fine. It gets the job done. As always, I combine it with my faux-glow serum (which also has two HA weights), and together the two work nicely. It feels nice on the skin, without the uncomfortable tightness that a single-weight formula gives.
As always with HA, make sure you follow it with a moisturiser, so that the HA has something to grab onto and hold in your skin layers.
It’s not a repurchase for me, but only because I prefer the triple-weight Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8, but if you can find this on sale in your supermarket, I think it’s a fine product at a good price.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Serum is $44.95 from Adore Beauty (but check for it on sale in your supermarket, Priceline or Chemist Warehouse).
(New to Adore Beauty? Get $10 off your first order.* I’ll also get $10. If you’re not into that, don’t click the link!)