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Product Spotlight: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Photo credit: The Ordinary by Deciem

Given our recent post on the benefits of hyaluronic acid, it makes perfect sense to offer our readers an affordable, vegan and skin-friendly HA product: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% with B5.

The Ordinary (by Deciem), specifically notes this product as vegan (as is much of their line), and provides you with 30ml of this fragrance-free hyaluronic acid serum. Housed in a dropper bottle, this clear serum has a light feel on skin with just a slight sticky finish, so you may prefer to apply this in the evening or blend with other product.

Of the blend, The Ordinary notes: “This formula uses three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as an HA crosspolymer, to offer multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely to improve temporary surface hydration.”

A very recent Scientific Reports article, “A new strategy for the passive skin delivery of nanoparticulate, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid prepared by a polyion complex method” confirms, as several studies have, that nanoparticle delivery of hyaluronic acid is an effective method: “Following HANP (nano-particle) application, HA within the skin was present in the form of free HA rather than nanoparticles. When applied in vivo, HANP significantly reduced the TEWL (trans epidermal water loss) … although free HA does not penetrate into the skin by passive diffusion, HA can be effectively delivered by nanoparticles. HA is then released from the nanoparticles and can contribute to barrier recovery…”

Another featured addition is the inclusion of Vitamin B5, which The Ordinary states: “This system is supported with the addition of Vitamin B5 which also enhances surface hydration.” The Ordinary includes B5 in the form of panthenol, a proven skin-soothing ingredient, which will moisturise skin and improve wound-healing capabilities. 

Priced at $12.90 AUD, this product is a worthwhile and affordable option for those looking to experiment with hyaluronic acid, especially useful to moisturise acne-prone but dehydrated skin.


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