Hydraluron, I love you! Thank you for finally coming to the U.S. I really hope you’re here to stay.
I was finally able to get my hands on the oh so coveted serum by Indeed Laboratories after years of hearing U.K. beauty bloggers and YouTubers rave about it. There had been a couple of times when I would hear it was being sold by Walgreens, but it would either go missing as quickly as it turned up or it would be sold out for months on end.
Needless to say, I freaked out a little bit when I was finally able to purchase my very own. To make things even sweeter it was on sale at Walgreens for $19.99! I had never been more excited to take my makeup off and put skincare on.
Of course, my excitement did not get in the way of me being critical. Granted, I was excited to finally have it, but considering the massive hype behind this product I couldn’t help but look for things that would underwhelm me.
I applied a pea-sized amount all over my face after cleansing as suggested by the instructions. My face drank up the serum almost immediately without a single trace of residue. I was expecting some tackiness to be left behind, but my skin was super dry to the touch within seconds. Some reviews had mentioned that rubbing in the product resulted in some of the gel balling up. I have yet to experience that. I followed up with my moisturizer and called it a night.
The next morning my skin looked calm and even. I was so happy with the outcome that I decided to use it in the morning as well. I applied foundation over the serum with a brush and still no balling up. My skin did not get oily throughout the day and felt calm and rested.I have used it in the same manner, morning and nigh, ever since and love it. In fact, I went back to Walgreens to purchase the rest of their stock just to be on the safe side.
What makes this serum so amazing is its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid holds 1000 times its weight in water. Essentially, this serum gets into skin cells and plumps everything up, keeping your face hydrated and smooth.
U.S. Availability/Store: Walgreens (online and in select stores), Drugstore.com
Color/Texture: clear/light gel
Size: 1.0 fluid ounces/30 ml
Shelf Life: 6 months
Price: $ 24.99
The Verdict: I love it! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it continues to remain in the U.S. market.