Summer in Phoenix is tough. Through the spring, my skin looked great, but since the summer’s come round it’s looking sallow, porous, and desperate for love seemingly no matter how much I moisturize.
I needed a boost, but what could I do? After all, let’s be real: I’ve tried every product under the sun. I tried this hyaluronic acid without much thought; with everything I’ve already done to my face, how much difference could this really make?
Despite all my experience, I found myself surprised. I’ve been a big fan of hyaluronic acid (HA) for a long time because it’s collagen’s less famous little cousin. HA keeps our skin’s structure strong and smooth, but like collagen, we stop making it as we get older. Those fillers the celebs and rich ladies get? Most are based in – you guessed it – hyaluronic acid.
But not all HA is created equal. Elleda’s potent formula provides 50 times the strength of other hyaluronic acids. Did the last one you bought tell you how potent it was? Or did you pick it based on price? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Me too.
I squirted a few drops out of this bad boy’s convenient pump-top, a relieving feature for someone who has in the past spilled some very expensive serum all over the counter. And then watched the cat lick it up. And then called the animal hospital and ask if it’s okay that Chairman Meow ingested several tablespoons’ worth of rosehip oil and BHA. Yeah, it wasn’t a good night.
Anyway, this serum’s scent is pure and smells more akin to olive oil than the usual chemical-air-freshener scent companies seem to add to these things. Despite its unassuming look and feel, Elleda’s HA packs a powerful punch.
I was FLOORED by how, even through my skincare slump where nothing seems to be fighting the desert-air blues, this serum was able to transform the look and feel of my skin. Glowing, dewy, airy, youthful — the great thing about this is that both the immediate and long-term effects are fantastic. (Plus, it’s safe to wear out in the sun unlike products containing retinoids.)
Obviously, I got mine for free, but frankly I get a lot of things for free and few impress and reawaken me the way this did. This product is normally priced at $98.99, but it’s currently on an amazing sale for $21.49. I really can’t recommend a better choice for a serum at that price.
Plus, you can get 20% off with our exclusive coupon code Sassy50x now through 9/14. Do it now!
Thanks to Elleda for sponsoring this review and providing product. All opinions expressed herein are 100% unbiased.