[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] If you like your day creams light and silky but still plentiful with hydration, turn your attention to Sephora’s HYA All Day Hydrator – nicely priced at £14.99. Its key points are that ingredients are 96% natural origin and it uses an unscented formula which will be music to the ears of anyone who is sensitive to fragrance.
I’ve used this over the weekend and have to say that it fulfills the brief of all day hydration despite the lightness of the formula. It’s not a complicated formula – Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid are ingredients of note but glycerine is doing the bulk of the work – but it does the job over and above and I can’t fault it.
As you can see, there is also an eye cream (£19.99) which I haven’t tested other than surface – it’s a bit richer in texture, nicely cool to the skin and like the face cream, holds hydration well. I had the feeling using the day cream that if it was a blind test, I’m not sure I could tell it apart from moisturisers twice the price. What I like best about this is the instant hit of hydration sinks in quickly leaving just a satin-y surface feel and no residue – if you are prone to oil, I think you could use this, too. You can find Sephora HYA All Day Hydrator HERE.
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So I’m conflicted about glycerine – I’ve read in more than one place that it’s great when there’s moisture in the air for it to pull from, but if you’re in a dry atmosphere, then glycerine can end up pulling moisture from your skin which will end up making it drier. Not a problem in the UK where the air is lovely and moist, but here in Oz I worry that I’ll end up doing more harm than good using glycerine unless I mist often. Would love to hear your thoughts on this Jane.
That’s a good point. I’m a bit sceptical about this – I hear so many arguments for and against so many ingredients (including hyaluronic) but my theory is that multiple brands wouldn’t so regularly include an ingredient that works against the skin in any climate. I expect you’ll hear arguments for and against – I have read that hyaluronic isn’t good for arid climates as well – but working on keeping the moisture in by using creams that are barriers as well as hydrators. I mean, conversely, I hear arguments that hyaluronic and glycerine can pull moisture to the skin from other ingredients in your moisturiser. The jury is out on this!
Thanks for weighing in. Yeah, it’s a tough one, I haven’t seen adverse effects from using my glycerine serum, and yet I also can’t claim to have seen a noticeable improvement. Having said that, I’m reluctant to use it regularly just in case. And I also mist religiously when using glycerine so maybe that’s counteracted any negative side effects – lol!
I use this on and off and really like it too. Nice to find a budget-friendly product that works so well.
Exactly – it’s an easy use, any time cream.