1 oz/ 30 ml
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Why Cherie Love ItThis moisturizing formula with ultra-vegan hyaluronic acid will be a wonderful supplement for you. It can achieve a sufficient hydration effect without being greasy. The best way to use it is to apply it on a face that is not completely dry, and then use a moisturizer to keep it hydrated.
Why It's SpecialThe active ingredient hyaluronic acid paired with B5 promotes enhanced hydration at an affordable price.
What It IsHyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 from The Ordinary is a lightweight water-based serum formulated with vegan hyaluronic acid. This hydration support serum is great for those looking for a solution for signs of dehydration.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, and gluten. This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
Battle of the Hydration Serums: Hyaluronic Acid
Me: Combination Skin, Eczema, Hormonal Acne, Very Sensitive. I had dehydrated, super oily skin for the longest time. I started using a hydrating serum (Drunk Elephant B-Hydra) and by giving my skin the hydration it desperately needed, I saw my sebum production reduce drastically. Over the years, I’ve used different HA-packed serums and want to share my experience. In the photo, they’re organized from thickest (Drunk Elephant) to thinnest (NIOD), but I’ll be ranking them from least to most favourite. 5. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is a fave of many budget ($6.80/30mL) routines. It is a goopy, odorless serum that’s not quite a liquid or a gel. It utilizes sodium hyaluronate and sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer as well as a couple other hydrating ingredients. Very basic. I used it twice a day. After applying, my skin felt hydrated- and tacky! It took a bit to dry down and made my moisturizer pill. But it did hydrate my skin nicely and didn’t irritate so it’s “okay”. I won’t purchase again. 4. THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum is a good budget ($7.99/30mL) HA serum. It is a thin liquid serum that soaks in quickly. It not only includes sodium hyaluronate and actual hyaluronic acid, but other humectants and a couple peptides as well. It hydrated my skin and didn’t cause any pilling issues- plus I noticed some plumping after a couple weeks of twice-daily use. I would purchase this again if I was looking for a budget HA serum! 3. NIOD - Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex is cool, but pricy at $60/30mL. the thinnest liquid of the group, it soaks in nearly instantly. The INCI list is stacked, including 15 forms of hyaluronic acid and HA precursors, plus peptides, for hydration, soothing, and anti-aging benefits. It soothed redness and made my skin feel so soft and hydrated, very plump, after twice daily use for a couple weeks. But the results aren’t worth the price since I use a separate peptide serum. I won’t repurchase. 2. DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is a bouncy gel with sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, and niacinamide, it costs $48 for 50mL. It soaks in slowly but completely. Twice daily use for only a couple weeks transformed my skin- hydrated and less oily! It also includes pineapple ceramide and plant extracts. I enjoy this serum and can’t recommend it enough to oily/combo folks. I repurchase often as it’s so nice to layer with other serums without any pilling. 1. PAULA'S CHOICE - Hyaluronic Acid Booster is my favourite HA serum. Sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid, 3 ceramides, and many other humectants beef up this INCI list. This serum has helped me so much with my eczema and any redness, making my skin plump, soft, more even, and wonderfully hydrated. It’s a “creamy” gel that I happily apply twice daily, with zero pilling. I’ll repurchase forever, even at $36/15mL.
DRUNK ELEPHANT-B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
It’s a process
Okay I haven’t posted any new updates (sigh) I’ve had some set backs trying to use everything I came across on Social media to help my adult acne. So finally I just bit the bullet and went for a routine. Thanks for all the suggestions! I got somewhat a consistent routine from The Ordinary using their products and it’s been slowly working. I’m still trying to improve the surface of my skin texture I’m definitely not a fan right now. My left side seems to be the beast that just won’t go away😩. I would like a more smooth texture even as I battle the hyperpigmentation. Any thought?The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% EmulsionThe Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin FThe Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling SolutionThe Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
My Acne Skincare Routine - Results in 4 Days✨
I have always struggled with dry skin + acne since I was 18 and the moment I saw significant results on my acne, I knew that the only way I could find the one product to work on my skin type is if I get myself educated and open to trying out new things even if I think it won’t work since I am acne-prone. SWIPE LEFT TO SEE MY RESULTS: I started taking photos of myself to keep track of what I’ve been using that I can’t see by looking in the mirror everyday! (PRO TIP) So, I’m so glad to finally share this for everyone to keep in mind when trying out products and hopefully it will encourage you to try it out for yourself. Of course you need to do your research but hey, skincare is all about trial and error right? At least now you know what you don’t know! Here’s a sneak peak of my acne skincare routine👇🏼 DAILY AM & PM ROUTINE: Cetaphil - Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser 1 squeeze + to gentle cleanse my sensitive skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 2 drops + for extra and clear overall imperfections The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 2-3 drops + bring hydration to my skin CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin 1 inch or fingertip size + to moisturize CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin half a pump + I use it as my sunscreen for anti-aging Benzagel - Acne Gel 5% the reason why I got results in 4 days! Less is more due to concentration. I only applied on acne spots A few tips while using the products + keep in mind: For each products, I wait 1 min each to let it seep in to my skin applied by pressing the product on my skin to avoid premature aging applied my moisturizer and sunscreen lifting upwards (never down or circular motion) and enough to disperse the product but not as much touching my skin, if that makes sense I stopped picking my skin especially even if it was flaky! I had that habit for a couple of months which made my acne worst with marks before I tried the benzoly. So please take everyone’s advise on this! If you had to scratch your nose or you’re itchy, I usually just lightly press my fingernails on my skin. Weird but it helped to avoid irritation while I have my products on and if your hands are 100% clean, it won’t do anything + itch is gone! I hope you understood what I mean by pressing your fingernails Consistency and discpline is key! I don’t know why people don’t include disciple because without it, consistency is nothing. It’s also like saying something you don’t mean Notice that I include how much I used? Less is more and clearly, you can see the difference Notice how I only took a photo on the left side of my face? That can only mean because of my pillow. Please change it! Of course 4 days isn’t enough to get clear skin but it’s always a step closer to reach my goals so patience is also key!
Benzagel-Acne Gel 5%
Overhyped products; didn’t see a difference
I’ve used these products consistently over the period of a couple months (not necessarily in combination with each other). I haven’t noticed a difference and realize I don’t particularly love the feel of serums and oils. Here’s my review of each product individually and one ordinary product that I do feel like makes a difference. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I was super excited to try and love this product and was mainly wanting help with blackheads on my nose. I haven’t noticed a difference even when using the product twice a day for a couple months. The product is very oily and it’s easy to get all over the bottle. Not a toner that can be used without a cotton pad The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I don’t love the textures of these products and am disappointed not seeing a difference after using consistently and over half the bottle is gone. dear, klairs - Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop This product is very oily. I want to include vitamin C in my skincare routine but just didn’t enjoy this particular one. e.l.f. - Happy Hydration Cream I love all of elf’s products and bought this thinking I would love it. It leaves a white cast and I don’t like the feel when I put this moisturizer on, because of this I have been using it just at night I order to not waste the product. Elf has much better products than this one for sure! One product I do like: The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution I’ve started using this once a week and believe it is helping with my blackheads. It is drying and I have sensitive skin so if you’re like me I would suggest only once a week for 8 min and consider a hydrating mask afterwards.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Road to clear skin
I’ve been dealing with acne for a long time now, since high school. I am now a mother of two and still facing this problem. Even though acne been a problem for me for a while I must say it was under control until my first pregnancy in 2019. I broke out so bad it caused me to go into deep depression. Fast forward a later I’m still trying to clear my skin. My goal is to not wear makeup unless I want to, you know have fun and get a different look.😉😉. I hate the feeling of having to cover up all the time. So with so many new things happening in my life I hope and pray clear skin is in the picture as well. Wish me luck. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
10 week progress pic :))
Just posting this as a little reminder to myself that my skin will have its ups and downs, I just gotta be patient :)) About 2.5 months ago I got this weird pile of breakouts on my cheeks and I felt SO bad about myself, and now it’s still not completely cleared and I’m dealing with quite a few acne scars but I still need to appreciate my progress! Here’s my stuff in case it helps whoo CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser mild, gentle, does the trick. I use this evenings! ma:nyo Cleansing Soda Foam: 5 stars bit of an obscure brand but I use this mornings and sometimes evenings and it feels great, my face feels super clean but not stripped or dry HADALABO - Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist a lovely light toner! Full of hyaluronic acid, dries really nice on my face LOL The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 pretty staple serum, I may try one that’s more sophisticated LOL but this one is still great The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% still on the hunt for a better niacinimide product for my skin type since this doesn’t absorb super well, but I use this nights and only on my problem areas and it works pretty good Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum just starting on this and only using it nights but it absorbs well!! Hopefully doesn’t cause breakouts LOL since new products were the cause of my last pimple saga ETUDE - Soonjung Hydro Barrier Cream I really like this! Wonderful basic cream, very affordable. I’ve thought about switching to other more hyped moisturizers but this works so well already that I always just stick with it PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ I admit, I almost never used sunscreen until I got this. . . but this is super light, never greasy, absorbs in a minute tops, and does the job! Happy holidays and this is just a reminder that you’re awesome no matter what ur skin is deciding to do at the moment. That’s something I wish I remembered more often :))
PURITO-Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+
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