The very name of the HYAL B5 product speaks of what kind of serum it is. Hyal in the name means hyaluronic acid, and B5 is a vitamin that is known for its beneficial effects on the skin. There is no need to talk about hyaluronic acid, the holy grail of anti-aging care. Today, you will find it hard to find an anti-age product that does not contain it, and almost all cosmetic houses have boosters with hyaluronic acid. It is naturally found in the skin, and with age it is lost, and its lack causes drying of the skin and consequently the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging. We can make up for it with products that contain it. Hyaluronic acid deeply moisturizes the skin, binding water molecules to itself and thus filling in wrinkles.
La Roche Posay HYALU B5 serum contains a combination of two types of hyaluronic acids, the higher and lower molecular weight. Namely, larger HA molecules remain on the surface and bind water, while those smaller molecular masses, hydrolyzed HA, penetrate deep into the dermis, hydrate the skin and stimulate collagen synthesis. Vitamin B5 is known for its soothing and regenerating effect on the skin, stimulating its renewal and resilience.
The novelty is madekasosid, an extract of the medicinal plant Centella asiatica which helps to fill in wrinkles and firm the skin. The extract of the Centella asiatica plant also has a calming effect on the skin and, thanks to vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid, promotes its regeneration. In addition to the very good listed ingredients, you will also find alcohol in the serum (high in 3rd place), as well as perfumes that could harm hypersensitive skin and those prone to allergic reactions, so keep that in mind. My skin is dry and sensitive, but it has not caused me any side effects. The list of ingredients is short, which is always an advantage for sensitive skin.
The serum has a water-gel texture that leaves a slightly sticky, rubbery film on the skin, which is its disadvantage. I don’t like that feeling on my skin, I like my skin to completely absorb the serum and to breathe without the so-called armor. The packaging is practical, a glass blue bottle with a dropper or pipette with a wide opening, so it is easy to apply.
I almost replaced the creams with serums because they are much more concentrated with active ingredients and sometimes I don’t even need the cream with the serum, depending on the current condition of the skin. In this case, I had to combine the serum with the cream because it wasn’t enough for me. After 2 weeks of use, morning and evening, the skin was hydrated and elastic but did not absorb the make-up that followed well.
Serums in the care of the age group 40+ have certainly taken precedence over creams due to their more concentrated composition, and so in my case. I had to try this one too, however the gel-like, sticky texture and poor absorption of the liquid powder are the reasons why I won’t be buying again. It is also slightly more expensive than competing products in pharmacies (Avene Hydrance 199 kn, Uriage EAU THERMALE 188 kn).
What I liked was the combination of the two hyaluronic acids in La Roche Posay HYAL B5 serum because due to their different molecular weights it works both superficially and deeply. I find that more intense hydration is never superfluous, especially if you are in the anti-age care category. Hydration, hydration and hydration again!
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Price: 258.50 kn
Packaging: glass dropper bottle, 30 ml