Sunday 9 February 2020

Skincare Sunday #5 Hydrated Skin

How can you treat dehydrated skin? To start, how do you know if your skin is dry or dehydrated? Skin that lacks water (rather than oil) is dehydrated and can be susceptible to premature fine lines and flaky patches. Dry skin is a type of skin that does not produce as much sebum (oil) and therefore can appear lacklustre. It is possible to have both.

I have found an amazing serum which I've been trying over the last three months and have found to quench my skin nicely. It is affordable and comes in a cute baby pink bottle (although recently, due to high demand it is being produced in clear bottles-- I digress). What is it I hear you ask?

It is Beauty Pie's  Triple Hyaluronic Acid & Lipopeptide Serum and it will set you back £13. 

What is Beauty Pie and why should I join?

I joined Beauty Pie in October and am loving it! It is an innovative company that allows customers to buy a range of make-up, bodycare and skincare products for a fraction of the cost they would usually pay. The money that cosmetic companies would usually spend on fancy packaging, advertising means that we pay over the odds. Beauty Pie charge you a subscription fee every month of your choice. This then entitles you to buy (up to a certain amount) of products at a discounted price. 

Product prices are displayed as 'typical price' and 'members prices'. The 'typical price' is what you would pay for that product if it sold by a fancy brand which had to allow for marketing, packaging and distribution costs in the price. The members price is what you pay (in additional to your monthly subscription fee).

As an example, I pay £10 a month subscription (you can pay more or less) and therefore can buy up to £100 worth of products based on their 'typical prices'. You can also choose to not spend that month and your spending allowance rolls over.

The Triple Hyaluronic Acid Serum has a 'typical price' of £60, but you pay £13.21. 

And the formulation is the best I have found for a hyaluronic acid! I have tried an £86 serum which is a similar product and I prefer this one. I would also say that it is nicer than The Ordinary's version which is cheaper, but more tacky on the skin.

What does hyaluronic acid do?

Hyaluronic acid products sink into the skin and hold in moisture by absorbing the goodness of your moisturiser. Some people complain that they feel tacky and drying (they can do), but they are not meant to be applied in isolation. I apply a water-based moisturiser over the top and find that this lovely serum gives me plump and happy looking skin, even in the winter when I've previously suffered from flaky or reddened skin.

You can read up about this product by clicking the link above. I will most definitely be re-purchasing and I will not be buying expensive moisturising serums for the foreseeable future.

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