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You know how when one ingredient catches on in the beauty industry, you start seeing it everywhere? It shows up in serums, moisturizers, eye creams — even your makeup products. We’ve seen this happen with star ingredients like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. These are great to have, but sometimes you might need something more powerful!
Hyaluronic acid, for example, is known as a powerful hydrator for skin — and it is! — but if your skin is super dry or dehydrated, you may need even more to achieve that happy, bouncy skin you’ve always wanted. Don’t go splurging on a $500 cream just yet though. This $20 serum could be all you need!
Yes, this serum does feature hyaluronic acid, but it also adds on polyglutamic acid, which may be four times more hydrating. It could even hold up to 4,000 times its weight in water! This study found that it has a higher moisturizing effect than collagen and hyaluronic acid and showed much promise as an effective ingredient in skincare. (PubMed)
This lightweight, non-sticky serum also adds on snow mushroom extract to help “drench” the skin, while providing it with antioxidant properties to protect from environmental damage. This blend of ingredients could provide “instant relief” from dryness while also strengthening your skin’s natural moisture barrier to prevent dryness from returning!
Meanwhile, this gel-like serum skips out on parabens, silicones, sulfates and “1,350+ ingredients that have questionable data.” As expected from Versed! It’s cruelty-free as well, which always earns extra points from Us.
Reviewers say this Moisture Maker serum is a “power punch of hydration” and an “amazing skin quencher.” It keeps their complexion looking “plump and fresh,” and best of all, the price point is “so reasonable” compared to other skincare. We love having the option to save and subscribe too (and get free shipping)!
You can use this serum day and/or night after cleansing and your other skin steps, but just before moisturizer. You just need two drops! Try pressing it into the face and neck while skin is still slightly damp too so the humectants can seal that moisture into the skin. That’s how you’ll achieve true bounciness!
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