Hylamide is one of my favourite high street brands for products that work amazingly well and don’t break the bank. I always find most ‘low cost’ skincare products by brands such as L’oreal, Garnier etc. are nice but don’t really do anything, whereas these products do give visible results, and that’s what we want! .
Two new products from the Hylamide range are the Hylamide Booster Glow Serum 30ml £20.00 and Hylamide
Booster Low-Molecular HA Serum 30ml £18.00. Here is my review of both having used them daily for 3 weeks.
Hylamide Booster Glow Serum
What is the point of this product and how exactly does it help you ‘glow’? Good question. It has a two pronged approach to glowing skin, firstly it is an extremely gradual tanner and secondly it contains peptides which, by now, I am sure we all know are great ingredients for glowing skin. You apply it twice a day and I have found it really does work to give a nice glow to the skin leaving you looking less grey and dull and needing a bit less coverage on the foundation front.
Most fake tan uses an ingredient called DHA and some really good fake tanners (such as Fake Bake) use both DHA and Erythrulose. DHA and Erythrulose are both used as self-tanning agents, and work very similarly, they both react with the amino acids and protein particles on the skin’s surface layer creating a brown colour reaction called the ‘Mallard Reaction’ (no this doesn’t mean you turn into a duck). This product contains Keta-Sugar to tan the skin but never fear, it’s just the Erythrulose. This brings me onto my only bugbear about the brand. All the re-naming of standard ingredients they seem to do is confusing, so I have included the important ingredients of the product below with links to the what they are and their uses.
Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA Serum
What is the point of this product and why would you need a Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid? Well this seems to be a bit confusing as some scientists seem to say that low molecular weight hyaluronic acid benefits are made up by the cosmetics industry using manipulated clinical data and that all hyaluronic acid does the same job and some say that Hyaluronic acid with low molecular weight infiltrates dermis and therefore expands the capillaries, increases the blood circulation, improves the intermediary metabolism, promotes skin repairing itself, removes wrinkles, improves skin elasticity and delays skin ageing. So if the ingredient list of your products says it contains Sodium Hyaluronate it has a different, lower molecular weight to the ingredient Hyaluronic Acid.
Try it for yourself and if you see visible results then let’s assume that it works! I have to say that personally every hyaluronic acid product I have tried despite the molecular weight has given me good results but what I must say is that you need to apply it underneath your night cream or day cream to ‘lock’ it onto the skin otherwise it can either evaporate or actually suck the moisture out of the skin, which is definitely not what you want. You can use this once or twice a day, I tend to use it in the evening.
Have you tried either of these products? Do you have any information about Sodium Hyaluronate vs Hyaluronic Acid? Please leave a comment if you do.