I’ve got my cleansing routine nailed, but for the past few months I’ve felt my moisturising and skin care routine was lacking because my skin looked dull.
InstaNatural got in touch to find out if I wanted to try their hyaluronic acid serum, and eye gel, and I jumped at the chance after discovering they were cruelty free, vegan, and use natural ingredients.
I’ve been using both of these products twice a day for the past two weeks, and my skin looks much brighter than it did before, and feels much softer.
Many skin care adverts harp on about hyaluronic acid, and to be honest I always thought it was a gimmick so I’ve never really paid attention to it.
Before I began using the serum, I did a bit of research and discovered that it’s naturally present in the human body in eye and joint fluids. It has multiple uses from being a moisturiser to being used in eye surgery. The reason it’s in so many moisturising products is because it retains over 1000 times it’s weight in water in skin cells.
As you can probably tell from the bottle, this serum comes with a dropper. It’s quite runny, so you only need around 4 – 5 drops to cover your face and your neck.
It feels really light on skin, and dries quickly without leaving a sticky layer, so it’s easy to add into your existing routine.
Since using it, my skin has looked much clearer, brighter, and it feels more hydrated than it has done. I noticed an improvement after a couple of uses, so I think this is something I will repurchase when I have used this bottle.
Along with the hyaluronic acid, I’ve been using an eye gel under my eyes and on my cheeks. You can use it on your whole face if you want, but as I use a moisturiser over the top, I’ve only been using the gel on areas where my skin is naturally drier.
The gel is dispensed by a pump and like the the acid serum, you only need a small amount to give good coverage. It sinks in quickly, and doesn’t feel sticky, though I have found that if I use too much it can feel a little tacky.
Having never used a specific eye product before, I’ve really noticed an improvement after using the gel. The skin under my eyes feels softer and firmer, and looks brighter.
I have got some fine lines around my eyes and they appear to be less noticeable after using this for a couple of weeks.
I’ve been using the serum and the gel twice a day for the past couple of weeks, and I have noticed a definite improvement in my skin. It feels softer, is more hydrated, and looks brighter than it did before I started using it.
I have combination skin which gets quite oily towards the end of the day, and I always worry about adding new products to my routine in case they make things worse. I found that these two products have actually helped to control the oiliness though.
On a few occasions I’ve just worn the serum and gel and my skin felt great by the end of the day. Whereas if I just wore moisturiser, my skin would feel oily towards the end of the day – I think I need a better moisturiser to be fair.
The two products also make a good base for makeup as well.
My favourite thing about both of these products is that they’re cruelty free, vegan, and they’re not harsh on your skin at all.
* I received both of these products in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion at all.
Any recommendations for a combination / oily skin friendly moisturiser?