Those of you who, like me, are oily will know how annoying it is when, an hour after you’ve applied moisturizer, your skin starts rejecting it and you feel like you could fry an egg on your forehead. NICE. This happened to me with pretty much all the face creams and lotions I’ve tried in my entire life, including the last one (Avène Cleanance MAT Mattifying Emulsion), even if it was specifically formulated for oily skin.
Until, finally, thank God, I decided to give Collistar‘s Hyaluronic Acid a go. It is a transparent serum with a watery consistency that absorbs instantly, leaving no residue at all. It provides my skin with the hydration it needs, without all the other stuff it usually rejects. The ingredient list is pretty short and includes:
Water, Propanediol (which can enhance the penetration of other ingredients), two forms of hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolized Hyaluronic Acid), Caprylyl Glycol (which makes up a preservative blend with Phenoxyethanol), Sodium Hydroxide (used to establish and hold pH), Phenoxyethanol and 1,2-Hexanediol (an antimicrobial preservative).
When I apply this, my skin literally goes Ahhhh. Having oily skin, it’s a feeling I had never experienced before: I knew that I had to moisturize, but never really felt the need for it, so anything I applied felt too much. When I massage this in, my skin drinks it up and stays shine-free longer than with any other product I’ve ever tried.
Collistar‘s Hyaluronic Acid is marketed for dry and aging skin types and, despite mine is none of those things (well, aging, maybe!), it absolutely loves this stuff. This shows us how important it is to research which ingredients suit our skin type and condition, without paying any real attention to marketing and product claims.
I believe I’ve finally found my HOLY GRAIL skincare product and see myself repurchasing it for years to come! Other than in Italy, Collistar is available on Amazon, on German, Dutch and Polish Douglas e-store, as well as on El Corte Inglés (Spain) and numerous Eastern European websites. If your skin is oily and doesn’t seem to agree with anything you put on top of it, give this one a go. I’m sure it would work really well on dry skin too for a nice boost of hydration, but it probably should be followed by a richer moisturizer. YOU’RE WELCOME! 😉
Have you ever tried any serums similar to this? How does your skin like hyaluronic acid?