Mature Skin Series: Lets talk Hyaluronic Acid

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As our skin matures, whether due to ageing or lifestyle, our ability to hold on to, or produce Hyaluronic Acid within our skin depletes. This can lead to more pronounced wrinkles and loss of elasticity as it plays a major role in stimulating Collagen and plumping the skin. Well known for its superb moisturising properties as it holds 1000 times its weight in water, it is commonly used in moisturisers and serums but now you can buy it as a “stand alone” product to layer within your skincare routine.

Mature skin series: Lets talk Hyaluronic Acid

Not only incredibly important for hydrating the skin, Hyaluronic Acid is also an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory product, making it a key item to use on a broken, sensitive, red, acne, roseacia prone skin. With so many products on the market, it can be confusing knowing which you should go for and many would argue that you do get what you pay for. My opinion is that anything is better than nothing and with technology changing all the time, budget friendly brands are able to provide us with products that are purse friendly and still offer our skin what it needs.

You also need to check the ingredients listing and notice the difference between Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate. Some brands include both and some choose one or the other. Hyaluronic Acid is what I have explained above and Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt derivative of HA making it cheaper to produce, but…more easily absorb by the skin. With so many to choose from it can be a tad confusing, but I do believe if you have skin, you need to incorporate HA on the daily, especially heading into the Winter and cooler months.

I have tested some on various budgets below.

*Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 £38.00 25ml

Alpha-H Hyaluronic *

I have been absolutely loving this product since i received it at the launch a few months ago. You all know I have some real favourite Alpha H Glycolic products HERE and HERE   so I was super excited to try this product. What makes this Hyaluronic product so special is that it contains “Primalhyal Ultrafiller which  is an intense hydrating serum that visibly firms, plumps and revitalises the complexion” It has 8 potent ingredients – hence the name – including multi weighted forms of Hyaluronic Acid. I really love this product because it is super light on the skin and does not leave behind any sticky residue what so ever. It immediately sinks in and leaves a silky veil over the skin, that makes the skin feel so, so baby soft. Immediately the skin appears hydrated and plump but also over time this really does give a youthful glow and bounce and fine lines and wrinkles appear much less prominent. This is like  “Filler in a bottle” it really is that good! This is the one that I have been layering with my skincare morning and evening with incredible results. Available HERE

Ingredients : Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Caprylyl Glycol, Trehalose, Urea, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Lecithin, Acrylic Acid/Acrylamidomethyl Propane Sulfonic Acid Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Serine, Sodium Carrageenan, Glucose, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Sodium Chloride, Algin, Disodium Phosphate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Potassium Phosphate, Pullulan, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Sodium Succinate.

Niod Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex £38 for 30ml

Niod Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex

This is a very advanced Serum that now contains 12 forms of Hyaluronic acid. We all know about Hyaluronic acid and how amazing it is on our skin. Half of our bodies Hyaluronic Acid is located within the collagen of our skin so it is very important. It helps to retain over 1000 times it’s weight in water with our cells so adding this onto our skin gives huge benefits. Not only is HA amazing at hydrating, plumping and almost detoxifying the impurities of our skin, but it is a great anti-ageing product. If you are using the full NIOD system you would slot this in after using the Copper Amino Isolate Serum, if using this alone after another brand then I would use this after cleansing. This can be taken all the way up to the eyes too, which is great for the fine lines around that area. This is thiner than the previous serum and I use about three drops onto my hands and then pat it into my skin. Immediately it sinks in which is great as it starts working straight away. For more on Niod go HERE Available HERE

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Butyroyl Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, PCA, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sodium Lactate, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Algae Extract, Sodium Salicylate, Lecithin, Polyglucuronic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Citric Acid, Magnesium Chloride, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Propyl Gallate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

Jane Scrivner Bioluronic Buzz Smoothing Hyaluronic Hydrator 50g £32

Jane Scrivener Bioluronic buzz

A much thicker product than the one above, you really do get a lot of product for your money here. In a fab pump dispenser, you get a measured does of hydration with each pump. If you have a more reactive skin, this works wonderfully at, not only hydrating beautifully, but calming and soothing the skin. The inclusion of White Willow (Salycilic Acid) also adds a deep down exfoliating element to this product, which although you cant feel happening, adds to the brightness of the skin, but also helps skin suffering from inflammation.

“Attracts up to a 1000 times hydration into the skin to fortify and maintain skin texture and Barrier Function  Spilanthes Acmella to reduce muscle tension and smooth micro wrinkles and lines”

I adore using this product under make up, especially on cooler days as it leaves the skin feeling lovely and smooth, and when it dries down the tackiness disappears immediately. When I know I am using more coverage in my make up, this gives me that lovely layer of protection, my skin feels nourished and feed and looks bright and plump. Wonderful on all skin types but I love it on my mature skin. Available HERE

Ingredients : Aqua (Water), Hyaluronic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Salix Alba Bark, Aleo Barbendensis Extract, Sodium Bicarbonate, Boswelia Carteri Extract, Phytic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract.

Nip + Fab Hydrate Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Shot 30ml £24.95

Nip + Fab Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Shot

This is a brilliant product for anyone with a real thirsty, dehydrated and almost dry skin, especially as we are heading into those cold Autumn/Winter months.

” Dragons Blood is a sap found in the Croton Lechleri tree in the Amazon, it works to protect and heal the skin from all outside aggressions. The Dragons Blood is combined with an unbeatable 50% Hyaluronic Solution which works to instantly plumps the appearance of the skin.”

This orange coloured serum works wonderfully on its own but I love to mix it with my night cream of an evening to really give my skin an added moisture hit over night. You can of course use it day time too as it works at protecting the skin from environmental aggressors. For me though, this is my night fix, when i am resting this can heal any skin damage by aiding cell turnover and reducing any inflammation and when I wake up my skin looks and feels plump and soft. Wonderful product. Available HERE

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Buteth-3, Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Tributyl Citrate, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 17200 (Red 33).

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid £5.99 for 30ml

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid

This brand has absolutey taken the beauty world by storm this past year. Its aim is to break down the beauty jargon and give incredible skincare at outstanding prices. It is a brand I have been testing and trialling all year (full blog post coming soon ) and am just shocked and amazed at the affordability of the products. The packaging is simple – it really is as black and white as that (if you know, you know) and the products work lovely on the skin. If you are looking for a fuss free, starter HA product that will hydrate the skin, you cannot go wrong with this. It is a thin consistency, that sinks in immediately, leaving the skin fresh and ready for the day. Available HERE

Ingredients: Water (Aqua / Eau), Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hyaluronic Acid, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Phenoxyethanol

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5 £5.90 for 30ml

The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid 2% + B5

Knowing how many of us enjoy this brand, I had to feature it as I purchase this product myself, often. With the aim to offer incredible skincare at affordable for everyone prices, you get a wonderful product here. Featuring 3 types of Hyaluronic with the inclusion of B5 the efficacy is increased leaving you with a lightweight serum that boost hydration levels beautifully. B5 heals any skin damage and repairs whilst the HA hydrates and plumps the skin. Incredible product on a budget. Available HERE

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

Revolution Skincare 2% Hyaluronic Acid £6.00 30ml

Revolution Hyaluronic Acid

This was my first foray into Revolutions skincare and as a brand that we know likes to imitate others, I was interested in this formula. I love the packaging, with the glass bottle and Rose Gold coloured accents making it appear but more expensive than it is, but I really do not enjoy the smell. To me, and I do have a very sensitive nose, it has a plastic, almost alcohol smell to it which I just didn’t like. The product itself is very light, sinks in quickly, leaving a tacky residue behind, which does eventually disappear and it does hydrate the skin, but it is the smell, for me it’s just not enjoyable. However I know so many of you enjoy this brand, but I will not be purchasing this one again. Available HERE

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium Edta, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

I hope you have enjoyed that look into Hyaluronic Acid. With so many available from so many different brands, it is worth deciding what you want from your skincare, and checking the ingredients list. I enjoy them all for different reasons except the Revolution one, which I will not purchase again. It really does depend on your skins needs and of course budget. All products are available by clicking on the link or by clicking the shop above.


I would love to hear from you. Are you using a HA already? What are you using? Will you be trying any of those I have listed above? I would love to hear from you so do please leave me a comment below.

Thanks for reading

Love Sharon


  1. Tara
    October 11, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    I have been using the ordinary HA for about a month now it is the last product i use morning and night, i have noticed a real differemce in the glow and texture of my skin reduced redness and broken veins reduced in appearance very impressed my deffo go to HA x

    • backtoyoubeauty
      October 15, 2019 / 8:42 am

      Hi Tara, oooh thank you for posting this! You results sound absolutely incredible. So pleased you have found a product you love xx

  2. Lucy Hough
    October 15, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    What a helpful post Sharon. Great tips in there. I have the Niod one and will start it after the holiday, but really fancy the Alpha H one too. Great honest and thorough post as always xxx Lucy xxx

    • backtoyoubeauty
      October 17, 2019 / 10:18 am

      Thanks Lucy, hope you are having a lovely time x

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