Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Dry Skin Products: Best Serums for Dry Skin

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Dry Skin Products: Best Serums for Dry Skin  

During Winter, serums and face oils are your saving grace for when your skin feels dry and your usual face moisturiser is struggling to do it's job. 

For many years, I didn't know what the solution was fix my dry, dull and lack-lustre skin and I thought drowning my face in moisturiser day and night would do the trick. This never worked, I only woke up with dry patchy skin because moisturiser will only do so much for you.

Last year, I made a promise to myself that I would take better care of my skin and I stuck to a good routine but I had to switch things up for Winter - and by doing so, I discovered various new products to add to my collection.

The three most recent ones that I have been trying for the past two months are Hydraluon, HealGel Face* and REN Omega3 Serum Oil*. Serums are a pre-step before moisturiser, they will provide your skin with an extra layer of protection over the Winter days.

Hydraluron Review, serums for dry skin


Hydraluron is very much hyped up in the world of beauty blogging, and it is the single reason why I bought it! 

I don't normally fall for hyped products and I kept hearing about how wonderful it is, and how great the results are, this sounded like it could do wonders to my dehydrated skin; a combination of the cold weather and not drinking enough liquids. 

Hydraluron contains Hyaluronic Acid which is a hydration ingredient (tongue twister!) that can hold up to 1,000 time it's weight in water. What a great selling point to those who suffer from dehydrated skin! 

I particularly like the matte finish of this so I prefer using it in the morning before I put my make-up on, it seems to prime my skin quite nicely! I was very excited to finally buy this and try it but I guess I had high expectations, and I expected a huge change. 

It does a good enough job to protect my skin throughout the day but I'm not seeing the "holding 1,000 time its weight in water" thing, though admittedly I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for in that tag line! I've learnt that this product takes time to work and the change will happen. 



I've reviewed REN Omega3 Serum Oil here so head over there to read more about it.

I just wanted to include this in here as a comparison (or an alternative) to Hydraluron. I use this at night time as it's too oily to use in the morning as it interferes with my make-up.

The ingredients are different but it works in a similar way to drastically improves moisture levels and reduces signs of ageing and wrinkles. This is an oil based serum so unlike the Hydraluron, it won't give you a matte finish. It will, instead, soak in to your skin, banish dry skin and give you a revitalising healthy glow. 

I apply moisturiser over this (at the moment, it's either Clinique Moisture Surge, or Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser) and you'll wake up with smooth soft skin! I saw instant results with this, within the first couple of days of using it. 

I've been obsessed with this, and I keep telling everyone how great this product is and how yummy this smells, just like Haribos! That's my favourite thing about this serum, it smells DELICIOUS. I'm a huge fan of this serum and I've been championing it since I got it. It was love at first sight! 

heal gel face review


Heal Gel Face is something I've hesitated to use until last month because I don't know much about this niche brand. Priced at £48 per bottle, this is quite the luxury treat for your skin!

This contains both omega oils and Hyaluronic acid complex - so basically, it's the best of both of the products I mentioned above but in one lovely pink bottle! I love the packaging of this, and the pump dispenses the right amount. You only need to use a tiny amount of this as it's a rich formula which can be used this on it's own or add a bit of moisturiser over it if your skin feels dryer than usual.

HealGel Face also contains a blend of Omega oils which works to replenish dehydrated skin and restore elasticity. I've been enjoying this on days I've been exposed to cold air and bad pollution (the city!).

Do you use any serums in your skincare routine? What other products do you use other than cleanser and moisturiser?

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21 comments

  1. I have all three of these products and I have to say that HealGel Face is my favourite, it feels so luxurious and super nice on the skin. I like Hydraluron but I'm not quite sure about the tight feeling I'm left with when I use it, I'm not keen on that at all even though it is quickly eradicated when I moisturise.

    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  2. For me the best oil for dehydrated skin is the Clarins Santal Oil - it's fantastic and smells even better :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  3. I've heard lots of good things about HealGel. I have a Vichy serum and a Rodial Bee Venom serum, both are really nice but the Vichy feels more fresh! I just forget to use them. Argh!

    Tara xo

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  4. I'm quite intrigued by the REN serum, it sounds amazing! I've recently started using La Roche Posay Effaclar serum after my mum raved about it so I'll maybe finish that bottle first before buying any more serums. I have a habit of buying one serum or skin care product and then buying another and another until I have about 6 of the same type of products. I'm such a sucker for positive reviews hehe

    http://confessionsofafactorygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Seems like very nice products !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  6. I love HealGel face, such a lovely product. I've been really intrigued by hydraluron but after a lot of really amazing reviews, I've started seeing a lot of not-so-great ones too!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  7. i don't really use serums that much, apart from the effaclar duo if that counts. the ren serum sounds great, my skin would love that! xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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  8. I haven't used any serums before, but I think it's time I bought one.

    BeautyInsideArt

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  9. Oh awesome picks Sarah. I'm so curious about REN products. I keep seeing them around on british blogs, so i guess the brand must have done something right. I love that you're saying "drastically improves moisture levels and reduces signs of ageing and wrinkles". It's exactly what i want in a serum. If it's not sticky, i'm sold :)

    xo,
    Luchessa.org

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  10. I gave into the hype and purchased Hydraluron too and it is such a fab product. It has itself a little spot in my winter skincare routine tand so far i am loving the results it gives :)

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  11. I really want to try Hydraluron, my skin has become so dry recently & I keep seeing so much hype around it!

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Interesting to hear your thoughts on the Hydraluron, I've been quite impressed so far!

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  13. I really want to try Heal Gel despite it being so pricey! x

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  14. I have been using (and loving) HealGel Face for the past month or so, and it's totally wowed me! It's such a fab product which has made my skin look and feel so much healthier and brighter. I love it! xx

    Gem // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. I don't really get dry skin during the winter time, but Hydraluron looks like something I should check!
    Take care dear :3

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  16. I'd love to try all three of these! I've had good luck with REN products so I'm going to look out for that Vita Mineral serum :)

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  17. Hydraluron is incredible! I personally love using it and I use it almost every day! A little goes a long way with this one and it's quite affordable too!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  18. My skin will be drying out due to medication and I'm looking for something like one of these. The review helped a lot! not sure I will be investing in hydroluron now!

    www.damzelinthisdress.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Oh I'll definitely have to invest in some of these!

    Sarah Betty xx
    http://sarahbetty.co.uk

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  20. These all sound really good, my skin definitely needs TLC in his horrible weather!

    Maria xxx

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  21. Interesting.....i've not heard of this brand before but i will definitely look out for it in HK or when i'm in the UK next time:) I use Kiehls now but been wanting to try out a new brand so thx for the info!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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