I was asked if I wanted to try some Indeed Labs products recently, and seeing as I was eyeing Hydraluron in Priceline every time I stepped in there, I was very glad to be asked!
For those unfamiliar with Indeed Laboratories, they make the famous Nanoblur, which, I'm sure, is the one product from them that everyone has heard of. Additionally, they do not condone animal testing and they have come out with a few very interesting products, with Hydraluron being one of them.
Hydraluron contains hydraluronic acid, and while we all have it naturally, this decreases with age, and is also affected by certain other factors. What Hydraluron aims to do is plump and refine skin, while increasing it's normal elasticity. In short, this is meant to keep your skin hydrated, and is meant to also have a bit of a knock on effect in that you may find that you need less moisturiser as time goes by.
Note, however, that this is not meant to replace your normal moisturiser! To use it, simply squeeze a small amount out of it after your morning/evening cleanse or wash, then apply moisturiser/eye cream/serum over it. Ta dah! It's just that simple to incorporate.
Is it worth the hype? Yes! While I really wanted to pick this up from Priceline prior to this, I will admit to being sceptical about it. Thank goodness I was given the chance to trial it, which I have for 3 weeks, because, let me tell you, this is definitely going to be a staple, particularly during the harsher, drier Winter months. This retails for $34.99 for 30ml.
This must be successful, because Indeed Labs came out with another type of Hydraluron related product, and that is the Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask! These go for $29.99 and they come in a pack of 4.
You're meant to place this on clean skin, like with every other mask sheet, and let it sit for 15 minutes prior to removing it. Then, as with most other mask sheets, you pat/gently smooth the residue into your skin before applying moisturiser over it, as you would with using Hydraluron.
This sheet isn't like most others, in that the mask isn't dripping in serum. It feels a little sticky, but not uncomfortably so, which is similar in texture to the Hydraluron. The serum is also clear.
Isn't it pretty? Meant to be used weekly, or twice a week to help hydrate the skin, it can get a little pricey, but Priceline does often have specials on, so keep your eyes peeled! It's quite a big mask, which means that it will also fit most faces.
Additionally, this mask also has patches that gives you the option to place it over the eyes. However, as I wanted to be able to function while still wearing this mask, I folded those bits down.
The result? My skin didn't not immediately appear to be plumper or brighter, but the difference came when I put makeup on the following day - things just seem to settle a little better, and there were no odd dry patches.
The verdict? Hydraluron and it's new mask companion are excellent additions to my skincare routine.
Have you tried this yet? What are your thoughts on them?
* These products were kindly provided for my consideration.