Lamelle Corrective Hydrating HA Plus (R580 for 30ml)
What they say: Corrective Hydrating HA Plus is a fast absorbing gel like serum that plumps and hydrates your skin.
Your skins water levels and its ability to trap water are essential for it to have normal desquamation (exfoliation and new cell production) and cell metabolism, a healthy skin barrier and for it to feel plump hydrated and healthy. An essential factor that is produced by your skin is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a large molecule that traps water to make it available for the structures of your skin to work better. Research has shown that when HA is broken down (metabolised) in your skin it creates particles that actually stimulate the production of more HA and also activates skin cells to be more active and make more cells. The specific particles that cause this are called HAfi fragments. In Corrective HA Plus we have used both HA and HAfi fragments to not only hydrate and plump but to stimulate the skins own ability to do this.
On top of the water binding and plumping that is improves this products is also used to boost the healing activities in the skin as the HAfi fragments stimulate the production of more skin cells. This also means that fragile skins can be strengthened with this product.
What I say: I’ve been using this serum for about 6 weeks, and am beyond impressed with the results. I haven’t seen such an improvement in my hydration levels since I first tried SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5.
As a side note before I continue, please read this post to understand the difference between dry and dehydrated skin. More often than not, oily skins are seriously dehydrated because people are constantly fighting oil, which, in turn, pulls all essential moisture out of the skin.
This serum is for dehydrated skin, and is suitable for all skin types. As they explain above, it has some clever technology to ensure that your skin gets the highest possible dose of moisture every time you apply it, and extended use helps your skin relearn how to hold onto moisture in order to keep your skin hydrated for longer.
The results I’ve seen have been improved overall texture of my skin, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and a permanent ‘post facial’ glow. I’ve been using it at night, as I like to wear antioxidant serum during the day, but if I’m staying in all day, I’ll apply it in the morning, too.
A little goes a long way, as it spreads incredible well, making it, in my opinion, the best value for money (for the quality) hydrating serum on the market.