Derma E • Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum • Treatments (Face)
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I found out about hyaluronic acid a few years ago and found that it's the best moisturizer for me, softens fine lines and minimizes the pores. I mostly use the Japanese brands like Hada Lobo. I found Derma E and gave it a try because in general I have more confidence in US made products. Alas, it did not hydrate at all. It made my skin drying even. Will not buy it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: This feels wonderfully nourishing going on. Remember this is not a moisturizer. If you want a moisturizer on top of this, you still need to use a separate moisturizer. The price is right, especially if you get it somewhere like Vitacost. Paraben free. It has a smell that is from the Plumeria blossom. When I saw that in the reviews, I thought I would hate the product. The scent is somehow quite tolerable (and perhaps even enjoyable). That really surprised me because I normally hate floral scents, even in perfume. But it's mild and soft and fades very fast. Sort of plumps my skin up (as much as a product can) and helps with wrinkles. But I also use other moisturizer. I like to use this when I already get enough moisture from my spf lotion in the morning. But it would be great for someone who doesn't want a heavy cream but still wants to control flakes/dryness. Natural ingredients. Doesn't bother my sensitive skin.
CONS: As someone mentioned, it probably should not be in a clear container if it contains Vitamin C, which it does. But I don't keep my bottle near the sunlight, anyway. I think the cones in this might be clogging me.
ALTERNATES: I like the night cream version of this.
PURCHASING TIPS: I can get this cheaper through places like Vitacost.com
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my hg moisturizer. I use this morning and night. My skin is generally oily with a few drier patches and this adds the perfect amount of moisture and really softens. The texture is more of a light lotion but I love how easily this glides over your skin and really sinks in. There's a slight fragrance, almost floral, but it's very faint and fades within minutes. This is the best moisturizer I've found for oily/combo skin that actually makes any difference in the appearance and feel of my skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a perfect hydrating lotion for my combo skin. I use this about 3 times a week at night and it has been wonderful. It really absorbs, leaves my skin moisturized and it smells so good! Love the pump better than the jars that are used for their other products though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This was OK. I prefer serums that are more liquid than lotion and unfortunately this was more of a lotion which meant that it didn't completely absorb and sat on the surface of my skin a little, which I felt interfered with the products used after the serum. It was also slightly sticky although not enough to be a real issue. Overall, it sunk in and moisturised well enough, but my skin didn't feel as plumped up as I expected it to be after having read so much about hyaluronic acid's benefits. Unfortunately, after finishing the bottle, I didn't see or feel any lasting effect on my skin. Good value for money though.
PS I'm assuming this product is different to the existing reviews for Derma E's Hyaluronic Firming Acid Serum as the ingredients list is different.
Ingredients: Water (aqua), Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Calcium Ascorbate (Ester-C), Allantoin, Panthenol, Alanine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Dimethicone, Glycine, Valine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (Aristoflex), Ceteareth 20, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Natural and Fragrant Oils.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Relaxed Eyes: Blue
I purchased this after using a glycolic that made my face turn beet red and also super dry. I was drawn to the ingredients which included at the top of the list glycerin, sodium hyaluronate (the salt form of hyaluronic acid), and vitamin C as well as some other non irritating ingredients. Overall I really like this stuff. It's marketed as a serum but because it's water based it feels more like an ultra light moisturizer than a serum. I would have to say this isn't something that would work miracles as a stand alone but does pair nicely with a moisturizer if you're looking for extra hydration. The one thing I don't like is the clear packaging since it contains vitamin C which needs to be kept away from light. If someone had severely oily skin I could see how this would work well as a stand alone light moisturizer. I will definitely purchase this again if I continue to have dry skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I've been using this for a month and like it so far. The pump dispenses just the right amt for my face. It is quickly absorbed and doesn't feel greasy.
Like the smell too. After using it for 2 week, I could see the effect, skins feels smoother and more pumped up.
But I would monitor for a while as sadly, most products I have used in the past always seem to lose its magical effects after a while (maybe its psychological). For the moment, my verdict is Yes I will buy it again.
Edited 10 June 2010. It's been 2 months since I used this. Still liking it so yes, I will buy it again definitely. :-)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Although the price was dirt cheap on vitacost.com, I'm on the fence about buying it again. The pump works great but be careful the first time you use it, otherwise you'll get it all over the counter. 1-2 pumps is enough to cover my face and neck. This is the last thing I put on during my nighttime routine. Since I have oily skin, I've only used this product during the fall-winter seasons when my skin tends to become a bit dry. I've read that gels/serums are great for oily skin and cremes are good for dry skin. I like the fact Derma E doesn't use parabens of any kind. I'm just wondering if there is something else out there that I can use during all seasons.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was excited to try this natural line and I purchased this on iherb.com (very good website btw) along with the 1) DMAE-Alpha Lipoic C ester Creme and 2) Ester C Serum. This product was the least offensive of the 3.
The texture of this product was fine (unlike the disgusting goopy, home brewish texture of the vitamin C creme and serum) and I always like a sanitary pump application but I found this product absolutely INEFFECTIVE. My skin did not feel any extra moisture after using this so I promptly returned this.
The only effective Hyaluronic Acid Product I have found is from Cosmedicine. Cosmedicine uses a patented Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer (holds 4,000 - 5,000x its own weight in water) vs. Hyaluronic Acid which (supposedly) retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water. I have tried a variety of Hyaluronic acid products and I found none of them showing any improvement in my dry skin except for Cosmedicine's products (Private Nurse to be specific).
I am Korean, 43 years old. I have combination skin (dry in winter, slightly oily in summer however very prone to plugged pores and occasional breakouts). I use: Natura Bisse, Perricone MD, Jurlique, Jan Marini, Cosmedicine, DHC Olive Oil Cleanser, and MD Forte Cleanser II & III.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this after buying the baby quasar power pack. I was going to use it before using the baby quasar. I also used it at night a few times. I think it is a good product. It goes on the skin after cleansing, and it sinks in. It is very light. No complaints. I think it would be too light for me as an overall moisturizer though.
As soon as I get more advice about what to use/what order/how to use my Jan Marini, this product, baby quasar, clarisonic and "what not to do's", I will probably incorporate this back into my skincare routine.