04 November 2013

Don't Believe The Hype: Hydraluron by Indeed Labs



As you can probably guess from the pictures and the title I am reviewing the much hyped, raved about and loved product Hydraluron. However, this isn't going to be the review many of you are thinking it is. No I am not in the habbit of writing negative reviews, usually I just wont bother to mention something if I don't like it. This isn't neccessarily a negative review of hydraluron it's more of a, "dont waste your money get something else" review. It's not that I found it to be a horrible product it was just a bit blah!
Before we get into the reasons I didn't like it lets start with what Hydraluron is and why so many rave about it. Its a serum which contains that magical ingredient everyone wants hyaluronic acid (claims to hydrate dehydrated skin), you out this on before your moisturiser and it is supposed to help your skin absorb more.
It states that it contains the world's purest grade of hyaluronic acid which can attract and hold 1000 times its own weight in water. It also has a bio-engineered strain of marine red algae which is supposed to increase cell turnover allowinng hydraluron to penetrate the lower surfaces of the skin. It claims that it can have a 27% increase in skin elasticity and hydration levels.
All of which seem very bold claims and when raved about by some amazing bloggers I decided I would take the plunge and buy it, I got it when there was a third off but this tube which contains 30ml of product usually costs £24.99. So I think I am right when I say that from something which costs this much and has some pretty big claims you would expect a lot from it, I mean I am realistic I didn't expect anything to happen overnight!
One good thing about Hydraluron is that a little goes a long way and you only need a pea sized amount to cover your whole face.
On to what I didn't like, the feeling it had I don't know if anyone else experienced this but my skin always felt tight and as if it had a layer over it after I applied this, not quite the sinking into the skin feeling I had imagined. It does go away once you apply your moisturiser though. I had been using this product for about 9 weeks and I wasn't noticing anything different about my skin during the time I decided to stop using it for a week and see if I noticed a change when I didn't use it. I didn't! If there was a difference in my skin it was so small that I couldn't even notice it. Not really what you are expecting from what is essentially a higher end skincare item. It's not that I haven't given this a fair go because there is hardly anything left in the tube, I applied it day and night, over or under serums nothing seemed to change how it worked on my skin. So for me I got no real added benefit from using this over just using my moisturisers. My only consellation is that I saved £8 and didn't pay full price for this. Go and buy yourself some other face serums and moisturisers but don't in my opinion waste your money on this. It might just be me and my skin type meaning that I didn't see any benefit with this and after all a review is just my opinion and in my humble opinion this just isn't worth the money.





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  1. I was actually thinking of getting this but the price has always put me off! might reconsider even getting it at all now x

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    1. I know it might just not suit my skin type but it genuinely didn't do anything that my other skincare products don't! x

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  2. I'm actually really interested in what you've said here because my experience was pretty much identical. Frustrating when it's - as you say - £25 a tube. It did last for ages but I noticed no difference whatsoever when I stopped using it. I actually saw Caroline Hirons raving about it which was why I bought it too, but she also doesn't have a lot of time for Liz Earle Cleanse & polish which has saved my dreadful skin so I'm quickly realising different strokes for different folks applies to beauty products too! x

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    1. Yeah definitely different things work for different people but I think that a lot of the love for it is just hype! x

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  3. Wow! This seems like it would be a really good product

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    1. I know thats what I thought as well but it just didn't do anything for me!

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  4. I quite liked this but you definitely have to take hype with a pinch of salt - it's supposedly this miracle worker when in fact, hyaluronic acid is in many serums and skincare ingredients! It worked okay for me (not amazingly though) but I wouldn't buy it again for the money! xx
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    1. You definitely do I think a lot of people don't want to admit they don't like something when its so hyped but yeah for the money you'd be expecting a lot better results! x

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  5. I was thinking of buying this but the price tag put me off I'm glad I saw this! More people should write reviews like this because sometimes you give in and buy something purely because you can't find a bad review on it. I'm glad you wrote this Genna! :)

    Saturdaynightgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thanks Tracey, I know its so expensive for what it is, my skin looks just as good with moituriser!

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