I love a good hydrating serum - my skin seems to really enjoy hyaluronic acid and quite often I will incorporate a hydrating booster of some kind in my routine. I have tested a few different ones over the past 18 months and there have been some clear favourites (and others that I don't love so much). Earlier this year, I decided to commit to Jordan Samuel's Hydrate Facial Serum (it seemed like the most logical step after Plie) and now, I honestly don't think I could ever be without this. It is truly a simple but so very effective hydrating serum that contains ingredients such as cucumber extract, aloe juice and of course, hyaluronic acid.
For those that are not familiar with hyaluronic acid, it is a sugary molecule that occurs naturally in the skin. Generally speaking, skin looks more youthful due to it containing hyaluronic acid as this molecule works to hold and retain lots of water. Skin aging is can be linked to a loss of moisture in the skin, a lack of moisture generally creates fine lines or those wrinkles many of us dread. Due to the fact hyaluronic acid attracts and retains water, it will 'soak up' and hold water in the skin and effectively work to plump out those fine lines - reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In a journal article written in 2014, it is said that a hyaluronic acid molecule can hold up to 6 litres for every 1g making it a fantastic solution for moisture retention of the skin. As we age, the skin naturally becomes depleted of hyaluronic acid in the skin and as an adult, the amount of hyaluronic acid is decreased to be about 5% of baseline.
In my few months of using Jordan Samuel Skin's Hydrate Facial Serum I have noticed that my skin absolutely loves this hydrating serum. It works so wonderfully in replenishing my dry and dehydrated skin with an abundance of moisture and hydration. It has become a true favourite.Read More