Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Trying Out Some More Skincare From Deciem: [HYLAMIDE]

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Hylamide is like the cooler, more Instagram worthy big sister of The Ordinary range. The formulas are more complex and equally the prices are higher, but with good reason. They're a little more thought out, however they do more for your skin. They've been around for way longer than The Ordinary, too. They're stocked at Beautybay AND Boots, so you can probably tell they're a big deal!

I was contacted to try out some more products by Deceim's lovely PR team - which came just at the right time - as I was about to order the Glow Booster anyway and have a little stalk of the site for anything I could possibly get my hands on that wasn't sold out (as everything seems to be these days!) I briefly explained my concerns for my dry skin and mentioned tat I had my eye on the Glow Booster. I was recommended the Hydra Density Mist alongside too, which is a product you spray before your serums/moisturisers that hydrates and soothes skin, with the Booster Low-Molecular HA Serum, a product that will go deep into the skin and hydrate the lower layers of the skin.

This creates a beautiful glow to the skin and a super subtle 'tan'/colour, so it's perfect for Winter if you're a bit pale like me. It fixes dullness, uneven skin tone and lackluster skin.

I can honestly say, this is an absolute god send for me. I am extremely naturally pale and this has managed to give me a glow from within and slight 'tan' on my face and neck. It's not like a horrible, cheap fake tan though - that flakes off in dribs and drabs for 2 weeks, as long as you use it sparingly and not every night. I did use this every night for a week or two but ended up noticing a considerable difference between my hands and neck/face, so I laid off for a while. It is a well formulated product that will leave your skin looking refreshed and alive even after having only 5 hours sleep! I haven't experienced any flaking since using this, it's not as harsh as a regular fake tanning product.

One issue I did have, was making the product spread evenly over my face and neck. It is a very watery consistency, so it felt as though I was using a lot of the product.


Wow. This is a 'stronger' version of The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid, and I can say it definitely delivers. It provides much more noticeable hydration, but with a £13 price difference, you'd probably expect that anyway. I love to use the Ordinary during the day as is very light; perfect for underneath my daily moisturiser and SPF - but Hylamide's formula is my go-to for the night, to provide that plumpness and hydrated skin I'm after whilst I sleep!

The texture is super silky and 'jelly' like; the complete opposite to the Glow Booster. You can use the tiniest amount and it will go a long way.

This product wasn't as 'wow' for me as the other two. I liked it, and it definitely hydrates skin, however because I am using hyaluronic acids, vitamin c serums, facial oils etc, this product seems a little underwhelming, as if I don't really notice if I use it or not. I like it, but I'm not sure this has a place in my already packed out routine. However, Hylamide do state that this is a lightweight hydrator - so this would be perfect for someone that doesn't have the time for lots of serums and oils. I usually use this during the day when I am chilling at home, as usually I forget to put on moisturiser if I am not doing anything that day!

One thing I did notice about this, was that it helped the glow booster to go a little further than it would have without this slightly wet base - I think I have found a good combination, here.

Overall, my skin feels beautifully balanced, plump and GLOWING! I can't recommend these products enough and if you're looking for some new additions to your beauty routine, definitely add some of these.

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