Hyaluronic acid is one of those ingredients that can do something brilliant for almost every skin type.
Able to retain 1,000 times its own weight in water, it’s a miracle worker when it comes to hydration, but also helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and gives your complexion a dewy radiance and boosted elasticity with each application. Not bad, really, when you consider that many of the top hyaluronic acid serums on the shelves cost less than £20.
Take L’Oreal Paris’s Revitalift hyaluronic acid serum, for instance: since its launch in America, it’s risen through the ranks of popularity to achieve the rather impressive stat of selling one every single minute, and now it’s officially come to the UK.
The formula uses a combination of two different types of hyaluronic acid: larger macro molecules, which sit on the surface of the skin, and mini micro molecules to penetrate deeper into the epidermis, topping up the natural HA that our bodies produce every day, which often gets broken down by environmental factors such as pollution and UV rays.
Essentially, if the harsh winter weather is taking its toll on your face, this serum could be just the thing to readdress the balance. The outcome of this dream team is plumped, nourished and brighter skin, with even better results from long-term use.
The pipette dispenser makes it easy to apply just the right amount, which is 2-3 drops before following with your usual anti-wrinkle cream or moisturiser. And although it would usually set you back £24.99, LookFantastic is currently running an offer which means you can bag your first bottle for just £17.49 – a sizeable saving of £7.50.
If you love a skincare bargain as much as we do, you might also be tempted by the new Boots Ingredients range, a well-priced edit that’s taking on the likes of The Ordinary.
After all, with the cold snap set to continue for the foreseeable, there’s basically no such thing as too much as too many barriers of defence.