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This hyaluronic acid serum plumps my skin out every day – oh, and it’s only £15

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Is it just me or is anyone else’s skin hella dry RN? Seriously, is there something in the air that’s sucking out all my beloved moisture? Who knows. But what I do know is that this hyaluronic acid is saving my dry skin woes, like in a big way.

L’Oreal Paris’ Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum has had a permanent spot in my skincare routine since it came to the UK in 2020. It does all the good things that a hyaluronic acid serum should do without completely swiping my bank balance.

It’s a failsafe product that delivers mega hydration, helping to reduce tight sensations in my cheeks and feathery dehydration lines around my forehead. My complexion always looks beautifully plump and radiant, too.

If you’re looking for a budget buy, or you’re stepping into the world of hyaluronic acid for the first time ~ sorry, what? ~ I couldn’t recommend it enough. If you don’t believe me (kind of rude, but whatever) it’s even approved by Dr Ifeoma Ejikeme, a.k.a one of our most trusted aesthetic experts, as being a sensational serum. Not to mention the hundreds of 5* reviews.

So, what’s the science behind it? Skintellectuals will know that HA is quite a hefty molecule, meaning many formulas sit on the surface of your skin and don’t penetrate the deeper layers. Well, not in Revitalift’s case.

This is a clever formula, containing low-weight hyaluronic acid to sink into the skin and provide hydration from the inside out. It also contains micro-epidermic hyaluronic acid – a tiny molecule – that helps to plump out fine lines and wrinkles. Yep, it’s got the looks and the brains.

The way it makes my skin feel is worth talking about, too. Even with just a few drops, the silky serum glides over like a slippery seal (in a nice way, of course), providing a juicy and plump canvas to layer on my moisturiser. And because what MUAs say is true, using this before I apply makeup makes my foundation look far more radiant and unified, too. Because who wants cake face, right?

Before you add it to your basket, it’s also worth noting how to use the formula. You may think hyaluronic acid can be slapped on silly, but it requires a little bit of thought.

The best way to use the serum is right after cleansing, before you go in with your moisturiser, to ensure the formula sinks deep into the skin. There’s still a debate on whether hyaluronic acid works better on damp skin (I’ve heard otherwise 👀) but if you prefer to use it this way, I’d recommend spritzing on Avene’s Thermal Spring Water before going in with the serum.

Let’s talk about the price too. I’m a firm believer that a product's price tag is not indicative of its effectiveness; a French pharmacy moisturiser can do just as well as a luxury player. This serum is living proof of my theory. Usually, it retails at £31.99 but all hail Amazon’s Spring Deal Days sale as it’s now only £15.49. Yep, that’s a hefty 50% off, so stock up now while you can.

Truthfully, if your skin is as dry as my current sex life, you need this in your life. You’re welcome

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