What does the Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum do?
The Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum helps to plump up aging skin and reduce those fine lines and wrinkles that are so troublesome. Your skin texture is tightened and smoothed and your skin looks brighter and more youthful.
The problem is that as you age your skin loses its ability to hold moisture, so this serum gives your skin a deep pulse of hydration and makes your skin softer and smoother. It also stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in firmer and more defined skin along your jawline and cheek bones. Hyaluronic Acid is a must-have for anyone with dry skin or who has started to notice the first signs of aging on their face and neck.
100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid – 2% concentration
Low & medium molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid (0.8 to 1.2 kDa)
Delivers a pulse of hydration to your cells
Smooths uneven skin tones
Plumber and softer skin
Firmer and more defined skin
Suitable for vegans and sensitive skin
Free from parabens, oils, dyes, fragrances and fillers
Made in USA
Who should use Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid Serum?
Anyone who has dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or some loss of definition in their skin will benefit from the hydration and collagen building properties of this serum. However, Cosmedica also states that it helps to reduce discolorations in your skin such as age spots, sun spots and dark circles under your eyes.
Hyaluronic Acid on its own does not do this – don’t get me wrong – Hyaluronic Acid is a fabulous hydrator and helps to plump up the collagen in your skin, making your complexion look smoother and younger, but for skin discolorations you need to have Vitamin C or another powerful antioxidant as an ingredient as well.
You can use both a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a Vitamin C Serum or one with both Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, but Hyaluronic Acid on its own, doesn’t affect skin discolorations. If you suffer from very dry skin with lots of fine lines and your skin is discolored from the effects of sun damage and aging as well, it might be best to use a Hyaluronic Acid Serum first, followed by a Vitamin C Serum. On the other hand, if your skin is fairly young looking with not much sun damage or fine lines, then a single serum with both Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C is most probably a good option for you.
How to use Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The best way to use this serum is to cleanse your face first and then pat your skin dry. Then using upward massaging movements, apply the serum to your skin with your fingertips. You won’t need to use very much as this facial serum spreads really well and dries quickly. Once the serum is dry, you can follow with your favorite moisturizer.
If you have very oily skin, you might not need to use a moisturizer after the serum, so just try it with and without a moisturizer and decide which is best for your skin. Anyone with really dry skin might find that they need to us a moisturizer on top of this serum. However, if you find that your skin becomes even drier after using this serum – read an earlier post to fix this problem: Does your Hyaluronic Acid Serum Dry your Skin?
Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid Serum Key Ingredients
The Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum is available in a bottle with a drop dispenser. You can purchase a 1fl oz (30 ml), 2fl oz (60 ml) or a 4fl oz (90 ml) bottle. This youth serum is paraben free, has no oils, dyes, fragrances or fillers, is suitable for vegans and made in the USA. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Distilled Water and Benzyl Alcohol (0.5%).
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a super hydrator that penetrates your skin deeply, taking moisture where it’s most needed. It can hold more than 1000 times its own weight in water and can quickly rehydrate your skin quite easily. Your skin normally produces enough Hyaluronic Acid to keep your skin replenished, but as you age the production of Hyaluronic Acid slows.
That’s why babies have such smooth, velvety skin, because they have high amounts of Hyaluronic Acid in their skin, but as supply of Hyaluronic Acid reduces, your skin becomes drier and tougher with fine lines and eventually wrinkles. However, a serum that contains Hyaluronic Acid will help to bring moisture back to your skin in a matter of days and you will notice a significant difference in the texture of your skin quite quickly.
Benzyl Alcohol in skin care products
Benzyl Alcohol is used as a preservative in skin care products and in high concentrations is apparently very toxic. It has however, been deemed safe to use, up to a concentration of 5% in skin care products, by the FDA.
Benzyl Alcohol can be quite drying on your skin, so this might be one reason why some people have found their skin to be very dry after using this serum. Some people are concerned about using products that contain Benzyl Alcohol, so you must make your own mind up as to whether this serum is suitable for your needs.
If a serum contains Benzyl Alcohol, then it’s important that you know its concentration, so you can ensure that it’s within the FDA suggested concentration. This product contains 0.5% Benzyl Alcohol, which is much less than the 5% limit set by the FDA.
What we like about the Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid contains pure Hyaluronic Acid and is designed to enhance your skin’s moisture balance, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, plump up your skin and add more definition, and give your complexion a more youthful, fresher and dewy appearance.
Customers like that this serum is very affordable and not fancy, but certainly does the job of rehydrating their skin. Those with sensitive skin generally find that this serum works well and their skin feels and looks much smoother after using it. We also like that it softens and hydrates our skin, and that it contains both low and medium molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, which penetrates your skin deeply. We do however, have reservations about the Benzyl Alcohol, since so many other serums don’t contain this preservative.
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