Boing That Skin Up With Hylamide’s Booster Low-Molecular HA Serum

Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA

If there’s one ingredient I can attribute to soft, plump, boing-boing skin, it’s hyaluronic acid. Prior to using HA serums, my skin was often dehydrated and there would be frequent dry patches on different areas of my face. Thanks to the discovery of HA serums, my skin’s condition – while would sometimes still get dehydrated – has improved significantly.

I’m often on the search for better HA serums. I’ve tried a number of HA serums over the years, e.g. Hada Labo’s Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Lotion, Dr Lewinns’ S8 Super Hydrator, Indeed Labs’ Hydraluron, Cosmetic Skin Solutions’ Hydra B5 Gel and Paula’s Choice’s RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster. I’d like to add a new one to the list, which is the Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA.

Hylamide is part of the DECIEM group. I’ve tried a couple of products from the DECIEM group before but never Hylamide. Back then, I had to order products from DECIEM in Canada but thankfully, Priceline is now stocking Hylamide products in stores. I was very close to placing an order for this exact serum on the Canadian website and to my delight, I found this serum in my local Priceline. There’s no price difference between Priceline and the Canadian website so I decided to buy it locally instead.

What’s interesting about this serum is that it contains very low-molecular hyaluronic acid. To be honest, prior to this, I’ve never heard of the term “low-molecular” in hyaluronic acid, so I decided to study further on what it means and if it’s a good thing.

In skincare, high-molecular HA cannot be absorbed by the skin as the molecules are too large, so while they form a protective layer on the outside, their lack of absorption doesn’t allow the acid to either aid in tissue repair or stimulate collagen production. On the other hand, low-molecular hyaluronic acid is easily absorbed and can penetrate deeper into the skin to help repair tissue damage and to retain moisture.

Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA

So, coming back to the Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA. This is what they claim:

Hyper-strength rehydration serum with 5 forms of hyaluronic compounds with varying molecular weights to target visible skin rehydration at multiple levels.
Very low-molecular HA: Targets lower layers of the skin for hydration build-up from within and encourage better topical absorption
Hyaluronic Acid Ferment: Purified non-animal source hyaluronic acid for oil-free surface hydration
Hydrolyzed HA: Low-molecular form of HA to support lower to middle skin rehydration
HA Pre-Cursor: Novel technology to encourage HA production and encourage visible plumping
Plant HA: Tamarind-derived HA technology for visible skin elasticity

Aqua (water), hydrolyzed yeast extract, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, saccharide isomerate, pentylene glycol, tamarindus indica seed gum, hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract, sodium hyaluronate, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, ppg-26-buteth-26, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, glycerin, betaine, citric acid, sodium citrate, polyglucuronic acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, lecithin, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol.

Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA

As with all of the HA serums I’ve tried, this has a similar texture and consistency. It’s translucent and viscous, and feels slightly tacky to the touch when applied on the skin. It absorbs fairly quickly and preps the skin well for more “active” serums to be layered over it.

As far as HA serums go, this is a good one. I wouldn’t call it an absolute stand-out (at the moment, that medal goes to Paula’s Choice’s RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster) but as far as high-quality and affordable HA serums go, this checks every box. It made my skin soft, smooth and most importantly, very boing-boing. Tim even made the casual observation that my skin is very bouncy. 😛

If there’s one thing I don’t like about the serum, it would be the scent. It smells like yeast, which isn’t a very pleasant scent to begin with. If you’re used to SKII products, then this scent will not bother you. I find the scent of yeast in this serum stronger than SKII’s Facial Treatment Essence’s. Most of the time, it wouldn’t really bother me but when it comes to that time of the month, I have to stop using it for a few days. I have a funny nose that way.

All in all, this is a good HA serum. If you’re looking for one that does the job and is affordable, then I’d recommend you give this a go. Would I recommend this over Indeed Labs’ Hydraluron? Most certainly. I’m very keen on giving the rest of the products in the Hylamide range now. Hmm what should I try next?

Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA

Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA retails at AU$29.99 for 30ml and is available at selected Priceline stores nationwide. For those living outside Australia, you can get Hylamide and any product under the DECIEM group from the DECIEM website.

What I like about it: A decent hyaluronic acid serum that keeps the skin soft, smooth and utterly boing-boing. At the time of writing, it’s also one of the cheapest HA serums I’ve used.

What I do not like about it: The scent of yeast is not very pleasant.

Have you tried this or anything from Hylamide? What do you recommend? Do you use HA serums too? If you do, which one’s your favourite?

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11 comments… add one
  1. Yip

    My skin is quite dehydrated so I think this would be a great product to try 🙂
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    1. Tine

      Do give it a go; it’s more affordable than most hyaluronic acid serums and it works a treat. 🙂

  2. Robert C.

    I have the Hyalamide and niod range from Deciem and I’m pondering about the hyalamide line.. they dont have opaque bottles. Which makes me think that the ingredients inside will degrade slowly compared to the ones that has ambered bottles from niod hmm… probably gonna put my thoughts in text and review soon and come out of blog hiatus hahahaha

    Anyways, I’d recommend this over hydraluron any day too and the funny thing is, Brandon, the brand ceo actually worked for indeed labs before (did some spywork ahahahahaha) so I believe their products are superior. And who knows, they mightve stolen some tricks eh?

    1. Tine

      Oooooooh I didn’t know about that; thanks for sharing that tidbit! I’m sure there’s crossover in technology when the formulator changes brands. The famous YSL Touche Eclat creator left YSL, formed By Terry and came up with a more superior version in her own brand. The creator of ghd’s flat iron went over to Cloud Nine and created flat irons that work just as well. 😛

      As for the Hylamide HA serum, to be honest, I go through each bottle far too quickly to realise if the ingredients degrade over time. I go through one HA serum a month! At most 1.5 months. 😛

  3. Mel

    It sounds good! Would you recommend it for my 22 yr old skin?
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    1. Tine

      Oh you spring chicken! 😛 Yes I’d definitely recommend this for your skin and for any younger skin. Anything to add hydration and boing-boing-ness to the skin is always welcomed. Best to start young and keep the skin soft and supple to carry you over the years as you age! 🙂

  4. Asha

    😮 I have the nose-too-sensitive-during-time-of-the-month problem as well! 😂

    1. Tine

      Hahaha stupid hormones! 😛

      1. Asha

        And here I thought it was just me! 😂 Woe betide any new scents I happen to try in that period even if its normally something I could put up with, if I can’t stand it during that time? In the bin it goes!

  5. Rosalind

    Catching up with your posts after my Chinese New Year holiday break 😀😁 I wanted to get this during the 40% off skincare Priceline sales but it was out of stock, bummer. Definitely will pick it up to try in the future! I love HA stuff too, it’s gentle enough and hydrating for my sensitive skin.

    1. Tine

      Haha hope you’ve had a great CNY break! Aww pop this in your wishlist and wait for the next 40% off sale. Hopefully it won’t be long till it’s back! 😉

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