I'VE SEEN THIS INGREDIENT A LOT IN SERUMS....WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
That's a fairly decent question considering I've seen it in a LOT of beauty products, especially in the last couple of years- but there usually isn't much explanation as to WHAT is actually IS! It's a substance that is usually present in our own bodies and the highest concentrations are found in fluids around the eye joints. They type that comes from a lab, will generally be animal derived-for example from rooster combs or made in a lab from actual bacteria. The alternatives are plant-based and plant-derived Hyaluronic Acids.
Hyaluronic Acid also can go by other names- Hyaluronan and Hyaluronate and has been linked to many uses and functions, but the FDA has only officially recognized a handful of them: xerosis and atopic dermatitis of the skin, tissue healing after cataract surgery, and wound healing application (like for those with diabetes who suffer from constant wounds), and sometimes for cosmetic acid injection fillers.
Recent studies and research have suggested that Hyaluronic Acid may have more skin healing properties and offer more benefits, but the FDA has also stated that at this point in time more research is needed to be conducted before that can be concluded. From my own personal usage and experience with Hyaluronic Acid, I'd say that it definitely has improved the texture and overall appearance of my skin so I think there's more to Hyaluronic Acid than has been officially discovered .I really do hope that the FDA conducts some decent studies to take a serious look at Hyaluronic Acid and its effects on the skin!
WHAT DOES HYALURONIC ACID CLAIM TO DO FOR SKIN?
What's great about this ingredient, is that is a powerful and effective humectant to skin...which just means that it binds to moisture and helps keep your skin looking firmer and more hydrated! As we age, the amount that skin contains naturally diminishes- application of Hyaluronic Acid directly to the skin aids in restoring that loss :) One awesome benefit of this ingredient, is that it can be used for all types of skin and will work for everyone by improving skin's elasticity, moisturization, and repair damage to skin cells!
BEAUTY PRODUCT REVIEW: LA BELLEZA VITAMIN C SERUM $23.95*
*Amazon.com w/Prime shipping> straight from La Belleza Skincare!
- Made in USA in FDA approved facility by manufacturer with 30+ years experience.
- 100% natural formulation with no side effects. Suitable for all skin types.
- Anti Aging Super Food Formula, available with purchase of La Belleza Anti Aging Serum.
- 100% Money Back Guarantee. Not satisfied with the results? Let them know and they'll refund your money- no questions asked!
- 98% Natural 72% Organic. HIGH Potency Vitamin C 20% Formulation! Their product has the highest concentration of Vitamin C.
just really enjoyed this serum by La Belleza ....it was fantastic :) I've use a LOT of these and tried out many brands and this one DEF top the list! One thing that really sets it apart from the rest is the price for the amount- you will pay under $25 for a TWO oz. bottle and most if not all the competitors I've seen and tried are 1 oz. bottles! The formula is the same great organic formula and does include plant-based Hyaluronic Acid, but it's double the amount for the same if not a little lower price point :)
Another thing that stood out almost immediately about this Vitamin C serum from La Belleza was the bottle itself- it's the first kind of dropper bottle of its type I've run across and I LOVED the concept. The bottle is the regular nice quality dark brown bottle, BUT it has a push down and sealing cap! It's very easy to utilize, but I can definitely tell that the product is not being exposed to air constantly and it's a cinch to close! I haven't seen this type of dropper bottle for any serum yet so I like that La Belleza took time to notice that small detail that everyone else seemed to be missing! :)
When looking at the product itself- it's great and I saw no difference in quality even in light of the fact that it's at a much better price! Sometimes quality and ingredients can be sacrificed when those types of attempts are made, but La Belleza pulled it off well. It took about 5-8 drops to cover a thin layer on my entire face and neck and drying time is very quick- about a minute max. The solution appears to be slightly thin, but as you place it on you can feel that is only in appearance as it spreads very well and as a serum should!
There is also NO smell which I truly enjoyed, as I've found this can sometimes not be the case with organic serums or ones that contain such a high content of 20% Vitamin C as this one does. I've tried MANY of these serums at this point and this one from La Belleza is a MUST TRY- you will see a difference after first usage and by the end of the week you will really see a noticeable difference in overall skin texture, brightness, smoothness, and softness! I put it on twice daily before bed and before makeup in the morning and follow with an oil-free moisturizer and the results are fabulous!
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THIS AWESOME SERUM?*
*These are straight from the manufacturer! The one on the LEFT> the product I'm reviewing today; the one on the RIGHT> La Belleza's $19.95 Hyaluronic Acid Serum (this one is NOT a 20% formula, but IS a great serum a little lower price point!)