Collistar Pure Active Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Collistar Pure Actives Hyaluronic Acid: Your Skin Will Thank You

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?

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    October 8, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    omg Carol, thanks for sharing this! These days I’ve been having worst skin ever, and this sounds so good to save me and solve all the problems I’ve been having!
    Have an amazing day, lovely xx

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      Carol in a
      October 8, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      You’re welcome, I really hope it works for you too! 🙂
      Enjoy the rest of your day! x

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    October 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Wow. This sounds great. I have oily skin and I agree with you. So many products that claim to leave a matte finish or have a mattifying effect do really do that on my skin.

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    October 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    This sounds really good. I have never tried Collistar skincare but when I lived in Poland I bought a lot of their makeup and their products are amazing!

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    October 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Couldn’t agree more: It is important to shop by ingredients, not by claims! And I do love hyaluronic acid on my skin too, which isn’t as oily as it used to be, but aging without doubt.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    October 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I am 100% going to get this, I haven’t tried anything from this range but I can’t wait to try it now! It sounds so amazing and like it would really work for my skin. I have oily skin too and have that ‘moisturiser rejecting skin’ sometimes.

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    October 8, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Carol thank you for sharing this!! My skin is the exact same way, and I’ve never found a product that works!! I’m so excited to try this! I’m so excited!


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    October 9, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I so know what you mean by fry an egg on your forehead… This happens to me all the time and I couldn’t find anything to stop it. This one actually sounds like a perfect product for me. I should check it out. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 xx

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    October 9, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Looking at the formula, the brand should suggest it to dehydrated skins, not dry skins. So I’m not surprised that it works well for you considering it’s pure moisture. It’s really cool that it keeps you matte! My skin used to be oilier a few years ago and the greasy shine on my forehead was a nightmare!

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    ~ carmen ~
    October 9, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Oh my goodness! I just may have to try this. I’ve oily skin as well & have found that many items totally leave me with a greasy face. :]

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Wow… this sounds amazing :-O Thanks for sharing, MUST EXPLORE FURTHER, lol.

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    October 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Amazing post! Will try this out for sure! xoxo

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    October 9, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing this product, Carol! I have heard many good things about hyaluronic acid but have not tried it yet. Since you like this product so much, I will try this one. I hope my skin feels as great as yours. Have a nice weekend!


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    October 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    My skin loves hyaluronic acid. Need to get my hands on this! 🙂

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    Georgia Sunray
    June 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been looking for Collistar reviews since I heard so many good things about their products!


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