by Kathy R.
I tried the Deciem Hylamide low molecular weight HA ($ 20 in store) for four weeks and just was not feeling. I had high expectations to keep the skin fresh and soft dry winter my 50-ish. I have the feeling sticky and plastic instead. The product promises, “Hyper-strength serum rehydration with five forms of hyaluronic compounds with molecular weights that target rehydrating the skin visible at multiple levels.” I tried this on a heel as a test of hydration and saw no difference between the two feet.
I followed the instructions to apply after cleaning before other moisturizers. I tried this with and without additional moisturizers and, in particular, saw a dry, scaly patch on one cheek. After the initial application, it looks smooth, but soon expanded as usual I think I was just stuck temporarily. My usual moisturizer does a better job of keeping the checkpoint. The product also promotes the plumping of fine lines … not that I could see. The dropper applicator is beautiful, allowing a hygienic dispensing of the product in the fingertip. The liquid was the consistency of syrup packaged, very thick pancakes, but easy to spread. I found about 3-4 drops made the face with a little neck and neckline. Once dried whey, my face looked like it was covered with plastic wrap (slight exaggeration). It was hard and shiny and my skin did not feel natural.
The ingredients looked promising, with five forms of hyaluronic compounds. Ingredients begin with; Aqua (water), hydrolyzed yeast extract, What exactly is a yeast extract, I wondered. Well, it’s inside a yeast cell. This contains glutamic acid and Sodium Hyaluronate crossplymer. Yeast extract can also be used as a skin conditioning agent. isomerized saccharide is a water binding agent., pentylene glycol is used as a solvent and preservative. The conclusion is that there are seven ingredients listed before the first ingredient its resellers advertising, hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, which they state is the purified non-animal origin hyaluronic acid free oil for surface hydration.
I am a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to my cosmetics. I’m willing to overlook the chemical composition when the product does the job for me. This did not list ingredients and let me do my research as only recognized some. Water, castor oil and citric acid glycerin, which were mostly in the bottom of the list and probably play a secondary role.
Overall, I would recommend avoiding it and keep the moisturizer you love.