Skinceuticals latest purple-hued treatment HA Intensifier is getting a LOT of buzz! You guys have been asking for all the details, like whether or not to switch over from your current hyaluronic acid serum. Or if it’s worth it, how it’s different, etc. So, here’s everything you need to know in one place!
Also… crappy photo is a crappy photo because fresh bottle, serum pouring out, and I wasn’t about to waste precious elixir for a better shot. Not sorry. I did, however, rub my entire upper body down in what escaped. #noserumleftbehind
When I first learned about HA Intensifier my thought was “really? another hydrating serum?” But I came around, naturally. I tested a sample while traveling last month and it kept my skin hydrated far longer than basic HA serums, plus plumping action. My skin literally felt bouncy. Similar to the effect from using this Chubby Cheeks mask. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and still loving it.
Cutting to the chase…how is HA Intensifier different?
The formula is comprised of Proxylane (supports HA levels and improves firmness), Licorice Root and Purple Rice Extract (preserves HA content), and Hyaluronic Acid (provides long lasting hydration). What you really want to pay attention to is Proxylane.
Proxylane is a sugar-protein hybrid with the ability to stimulate molecules responsible for reducing water loss in our skin. When Proxylane gets to work it starts producing and rebuilding the extracellular matrix, the place where your collagen and elastin fibers are woven together. By strengthening the matrix you’re preventing glycation, aka the breakdown of collagen, from occurring. You’re also receiving the benefits of better water absorption and creating firmer skin. You can get into the nitty gritty of the ingredient here.
Basically, if you’re of a certain age or seeing the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles, this is your hydrating serum. If you’re in your early 20’s with no signs of premature aging it won’t hurt but it’s more than you really need.
*PR Sample provided by Skinceuticals