Is this the cheapest and most effective Hyaluronic Acid you can buy? Review: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Solution

So lately I have a love affair with Deciem. I first came across this brand navigating through the Queen Street Bay’s beauty aisles in the basement a couple of years ago. Their beauty supplements and shampoos were on display and I decided to invest in the shampoo. Of course, I wasn’t disappointed. I kinda forgot about Deciem until I came across their store which had opened last year in Toronto. If you haven’t set foot in a Deciem store, please take an extra long lunch and venture to one of their stores. It’s a really fun shopping experience. Anyhow, that is how I came across this hyaluronic acid serum. I had been looking for an effective hyaluronic acid serum and had tried a few serums I had purchased from Sephora. After spending lots of money on these serums and using them for months, I didn’t notice any visible difference in my skin. So when I saw this solution at the Deciem store, and looked at the price, I was like naah, this isn’t going to work – it is only $6.80. Yes, you got that right, this is less than $7.00 for a 30ml bottle of the good stuff!

If you don’t know all the fuss about Hyaluronic Acid, well read up on it on The Ordinary’s website. The molecule of Hyaluronic Acid they use in this formulation offers hydration and also plumping of the skin, compared to other products with Hyaluronic Acid that actually draw moisture out of the skin because they use too large of a Hyaluronic Acid molecule. I had no idea about this, and this explains why those other serums weren’t effective when I used them.

So of course I purchased this serum and tried it the same night. Ok I kid you not, this product INSTANTLY plumps your skin. You actually notice a visible difference. I wear it at night before putting on my night cream and I wake up to amazing looking, hydrated skin! I wear it under my makeup too, and it plumps my skin to the point where people were commenting on how fresh and plumpy (is that even a word?) my skin looked. This product has done wonders for my skin and is definitely being added to my can’t live without products inventory! Happy plumping!





Taking Care of your Skin in your 30’s and what I am learning so far…

I could say a lot about entering my 30s. I started to ponder the meaning of life, wonder about my career, think about when I was going to have a baby and the list goes on …

I also started thinking about aging. I dunno, it’s like I woke up one day, looked in the mirror and thought to myself, wow, my skin looks awful! This is coming from someone with super clear skin, not a pimple in sight, and no visible pores. Wait, what are those squiggly little things under my eyes? Fine lines. Holy crap! Yup that is what happens when you hit the 30s. You start noticing your enlarged pores, and your hair falling and the lines showing. But, after countless reading on anti-aging products, there is still hope for your skin! In fact, good thing you noticed, now is the time to take some preventative and corrective action.  Continue reading “Taking Care of your Skin in your 30’s and what I am learning so far…”