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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml

4.5 of 1601 reviews

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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Sensitivity and redness

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  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Reviews

4.5 of 1601 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

5 Stars for Value

LEGray

I purchased this after seeing all the great reviews. I have to say it was great, not as great as expected. Skin felt moisturised but not overly. I think the price of the product got it to 5 stars.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not a bad moisturizer

Nat

I bought this on the back of the great experience I had with the buffet and HA.
This isn't the most hydrating moisturizer I've used, but it wasn't the worst. It left my skin feeling soft, but not very "hydrated". I think works better if you apply a serum before hand.
  1. Hydrating & Refreshing

    Bhuvi

    I started out with Buffet but kept hearing good things about this serum too. It's lightweight, and although a little sticky after application, it dries quickly. My skin feels soft and hydrated all day.
  2. 5 Stars for Value

    LEGray

    verified purchaser
    I purchased this after seeing all the great reviews. I have to say it was great, not as great as expected. Skin felt moisturised but not overly. I think the price of the product got it to 5 stars.
  3. I finally love it

    Erika

    I struggled with this product at first. My last HA was really watery so i struggled with the consistency of this one, and I had a lot of trouble with it pilling when I layered other things on top. But I've now figured it out! When i use it after actives, and before moisturiser I don't have any trouble with pilling. Also, I've been having MAJOR trouble with dry, peeling lips over the last few month...
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  4. Favourite The Ordinary product so far

    Emily

    I've used this for a few weeks both day and night alongside the The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% 30ml and it has really really helped in hydrating my skin and preparing a proper base!
    Weirdly enough I like the scent of this (even though it's not fragranced). It hydrates so well without being sticky (really good for winter) and has really helped with smoothing complexion and reducing re...
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  5. Super Hydrating

    Molly

    Love this as a little add on in my serum routine. Great for starters and sensitive skin
  6. My favourite product from The Ordinary so far!

    NessDSR

    I love this little bottle of goodness! It's so easy to apply and my combination skin feels instantly refreshed and plumped up after I use it.
  7. Simple and Successful

    Bea

    This serum is a solidly good, I never reacted to it, its nice and green, and it has, I believe, helped to keep my skin balananced. It's not very acne clearing but good levels of hydration this achieves defintely helps nonetheless. A little goes a long way, it has a pleasent scent, and The Ordinary is definitely affordable. I'm repurchasing because its nice to have something between your skin and y...
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  8. So hydrating

    Emma

    I use this twice a day and honestly leaves my skin feeling so smooth and hydrated. It is so affordable, would recommend!
  9. use in combination

    aliD

    More effective when used with straight hyaluronic serums in addition, otherwise can be too drying, best to cover after a minute or 2 with a very good moisturising cream.
  10. Another good The Ordinary product

    PJW

    Great hydration, sticky solution so be careful with application. I use this under my nighttime moisturiser twice a week, alternating with the buffet.
  11. The key to hydration

    TK

    I started using this product in 2018 as I had extremely dry skin on my nose and oily skin everywhere else. The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid has helped so so much to help keep my skin moisturised, especially in the winter months. 2 years later, I continue to add this to my shopping cart and use it DAILY. I would recommend this to anyone who needs some hydration that lasts throughout the day. The pack...
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  12. Nice product

    Jag

    I would buy this again it covers well and doesn't leave my face sticky. I use a mist before and after.
  13. Great with a moisturiser

    Courtney

    I like using this every few days of the week, and everyday in colder weather. I does pile if you add too many products at once, I like to pat on my moisturiser or oil after using it, I wake up with fresh looking skin
  14. Love this!

    Aline

    I usually have sensitive, acne-prone skin. I've been using this for the past 6 months. I'm very satisfied with the result. My face looks moisturized and my skin tone has improved. I also used other products but this one is a must-have.
  15. Great!

    Jacqui

    This is great for your skin and your budget. Yes, there are better ones out there but this is a great alternative and you can find it in the drugstore too. Can't go wrong! Let it dry before applying other products!
  16. The only product of the brand that works for me

    Grizzly

    The only The Ordinary product that works for me. Honestly, not a fan of The Ordinary products because they don't work at all on my skin. But this hyaluronic acid shows instant results.
  17. Super hydrating

    NoorAli

    At first I was a bit iffy on using this product but after a few weeks I realized just how much my skin needed this. I use it both AM and PM and my skin, after just a few weeks' of use, feels 'baby soft' (as the husband says!!). Nearly finished my first bottle, will definitely be repurchasing.
  18. The key to hydration

    TK

    I started using this product in 2018 as I had extremely dry skin on my nose and oily skin everywhere else. The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid has helped so so much to help keep my skin moisturised, especially in the winter months. 2 years later, I continue to add this to my shopping cart and use it DAILY. I would recommend this to anyone who needs some hydration that lasts throughout the day. The pack...
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  19. Repaired my dehydrated skin

    CaitlinG

    I have spent my whole life thinking that I had really oily skin, and until 6 months ago, would strip it with harsh physical exfoliants and cleansers daily in an attempt to control breakouts and oiliness. After educating myself over the last 6 months, I realised that I probably had dehydrated skin and that I had been damaging it for years. I started using this product and have had my suspicions con...
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  20. So hydrating!

    Julia

    Helped my super dry, red and sensitive skin regain moisture. I put it on damp skin and find that works best! Just about to order my second bottle so it comes before I run out because I don't want to go without it.
  21. Skin felt softer, but not visibly plump

    Coral

    I was drawn to the low price and the mostly positive reviews of this product. I have combination to dry skin, so I'm always looking for products that encourage hydration and moisture. I found this product didn't start working on my skin until about 4 weeks of regular morning and evening application before moisturiser. My skin does feel softer, which is nice, however I don't notice a significant c...
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  22. Can't live without HA... this makes it affordable!

    Min

    I've been using HA religiously in my skincare for years, however, recently needed to scale back some costs - this HA is amazingly priced and high quality HA!
  23. Great addition to my routine

    Grace

    I use this under my nighttime moisturiser and have noticed a difference in how clear my skin is. I love this!
  24. Cant go without

    rachel

    I have used the Medik8 brand similar serum so i thought id give this go. I didnt see the same results as quickly but it still an amazing product that I will now always buy. At first it was hard to get the balance right to how much I would put on my face as it would make my skin go flaky. So less is definitely more :)
  25. Love it

    TJ

    Love this, it’s done wonders for my face in a short time. I feel hydrated and my skin looks smoother whenever I use it.
    Yesterday my boyfriend said my skin was glowing!
  26. Great serum!

    Joan

    This serum leaves my skin feeling really hydrated and smooth. It’s not too heavy and sinks into the skin quickly. I use it after buffet. The ordinary products have left me feeling like I’ve had a facelift to be honest! Love them, wish I’d been using them earlier! Next time I’ll order the supersized.
  27. Fave!!!

    Onions

    Leaves skin firm and soft the next day been using this for months
  28. Fave!!!

    Onions

    Leaves skin firm and soft the next day been using this for months
  29. Great product, amazing price!

    Steph

    Love this product! Skin feels so hydrated & plump. Fab price point too.
  30. It's good but not the best

    Chi

    For effects, it did give me a good plump and very hydrating but what i don't like is the texture. The product is very watery and then becomes tacky and sticky on my skin after applying. And waiting for the product to fully absorb into my skin takes forever. It's fine if I don't apply sunscreen or foundation on top, but if i apply sunscreen and foundation on top, my face tends to pill and i can see...
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  31. Dislike this product

    Lexie

    Personally I did not like this product. The texture is thick and did not hydrate my skin at all. Also broke my skin out.
  32. It just works

    SP

    I would describe this as an entry level serum but it definitely works to give that plump look and diminish fine lines. Short answer is it works. I keep thinking about buying a more up market HA product but can’t get past this one because of the price point.
  33. The best of the best

    Nicole

    Don't spend hundreds on a hyaluronic acid, this is the one. I first started using this product almost two years ago and I have never looked back. It's also particularly great for hungover, dry skin!
  34. Not too bad!

    cee.gee

    Not the best Hyaluronic Acid I've tried but great for the price.

    A little goes a long way! I've noticed when layering this product with other products during my skincare regime it tends to pile up into rubbery balls. To prevent this i've started using less and letting it soak in properly prior to using other products and it's been great!

    Not the best hydrator for my skin...
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  35. Great price!

    Pennylope

    I really like this product. I was using another acid recommended by my dermatologist but for the same amount (30ml) it was 7 times the price! If I directly compare the two products I find that this brand does not smooth over my skin as nicely and leaves a very temporary stickiness on my skin that the other product did not. I'm talking 10secs max of this sensation. I have to use a little more of t...
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  36. Sinks in quickly and lasts forever!

    Kel

    2 drops is all I need to cover face and neck. It sinks in quickly and evenly.
    Definitely noticing less wrinkles when using and also how bad they look when I don't.
  37. Love this

    Amanda

    When it starts getting cooler, my skin gets so Dehydrated and dry! A couple of years ago I used to use Night repair however thought I’d give this a go since there was so many amazing reviews. It makes my skin feel so soft and hydrated. I love it and a little goes a long way. Will definitely repurchase.
  38. Effective, Affordable - Amazing

    EllaB

    Great hyaluronic - affordable and effective. Thick in texture, easy to spread and very hydrating. I use after The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane.
  39. The first serum I have actually liked

    Lauza128

    I have tried a few different serums over the years and never found one I really like or felt worked. I can definitely say that since I started using this a month ago, I can definitely notice the difference. It makes my skin feel hydrated and soft and I am really happy with it. Keen to try other products in the brand now as I was initially a little skeptical because they were so cheap - but I'm def...
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  40. Fantastic serum

    Lucy

    I use this morning and night and it hydrates instantly!
    Easy to use, great texture and fragrance free.
    Such a reasonable price for this must-have serum.
  41. Be careful with sensitive skin

    Tina

    I'm not quite sure why but when I added in this product to my normal night routine (which really isn't much because i dont have many skin concerns) , my skin reacted with red spots the following day. This was the only new product i had started using, and after i stopped using it my skin has gone back to normal, so it's highly likely that it was due to this. But i do have quite sensitive skin. So i...
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  42. pretty good!

    katie

    this had made my skin feel really soft, and definitely evened my skin tone and smoothed the texture. only bad thing i've noticed is that it makes my skin peel a little bit (like an exfoliator) but it isn't much of a hassle, i just use it at night only
  43. love it

    kara

    I am really enjoying this product, on to my second bottle. I can have sensitive skin so I'm never sure when I try a new product how I will react, but this has been great. I use it day & night as well as use it to dissolve my vit c powder ( the ordinary L-ascorbic) in. It leaves my skin looking plump and dewy. It doesn't really have any smell. i like the simple packaging and the great price. Will b...
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  44. Hydrates without leaving skin sticky

    Mary

    This is my first time trying a hydrating serum and it met my expectations so well. I loved how easy it glides over your skin and I could barely feel it on my face when it settled. Not only does it hydrate, it leaves my skin feeling just right without it being sticky or looking oily.
  45. Sleepless-Student Lifesaver

    Bella

    I have been using this for a week now, and already have had an overall brighting of the eyes. I love this product and will 100% be refilling when it runs out. I did have an issue with the lid of the first bottle, but I received a replacement and the Adore team were beyond helpful. Love everything about how easily it incorporates into my skincare routine!
  46. Good barain for serum

    cutie1

    I need a serum that not only makes my skin feels hydrated but looks hydrated as well, this one does its job . Everybody has been complimenting about my skin ever since. Very recommended.
  47. Good product, the packaging not so much

    genie

    The product is good and very straightforeward...... however the dropper doesn’t close properly which very annoying...
  48. A genuine product.

    Bvar

    Another product from the Ordinary which I love, it actually works and makes your skin look and feel brand new. A big must.
  49. Light weight and hydrating

    Hannah

    Like a drink of water for the face
  50. Fabulous serum

    Elizabeth

    I use this product twice daily, and it has been very beneficial in adding some much needed moisture to my slightly drying skin.
  51. Same as higher priced versions- cannot fault it

    Lindsey

    I have bought other brands for over $125 and this one is just as good. Could not recommend more. Lovely feel to the serum also.
  52. best serum for oilyskin

    kyungbin

    i was skeptical at first since i also had blemishes on skin but this was not irritating one bit i really enjoyed using in combination with the salicylc acid serum
  53. Perfect for dry/normal skin

    Siobhan

    Hydration has always been a concern for my skin, which is typically dry to normal. I find that this product evenly hydrates my skin without being too indulgent. I've been using it twice a day for a few months and am so happy with how healthy my skin looks! Plus it lasts ages. Such good quality.
  54. Amazing Product!

    Nicole

    I’ve been using this product with a few other things and they’ve all helped me tremendously! It’s so gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling great and making my face brighter! I love using this product so much and recommend it highly!
  55. Must have

    Ruby

    I really like this, it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and I can tell it is making a huge difference. Price is also absolutely amazing, will forever keep repurchasing.
  56. Great initial results but then plataued out

    Praveen

    I first started using this on red, itchy skin (eczema related).. It's got a slightly strange texture, but nothing offensive, it did help the redness go down, slight burning feeling on where there were cuts/scratches- but it was tolerable. I also started to notice some of the darked pigmented areas getting lighter.
    It was great- but then the results plataued out - however in saying that I al...
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  57. Love it!

    Nicky

    Love the feel of this on my face, hydrating and absorbs well. Will definitely repurchase!
  58. Very happy! Hydrating and great price!

    Maddy

    My skin is oily but very dehydrated (with the lucky addition of acne and peri-oral dermatitis) and I therefore always have difficulty finding products that moisturise and hydrate that don’t worsen my oilyness (meaning more pimples and acne for me). I’ve now been using this product for just under a month (after cleansing and then apply a moisturiser) and my skin already appears and feels more hydra...
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  59. Every time I stop using this I regret it

    Erica

    I love this serum. I always come back to it. It not only hydrates my skin but reduces the appearances of minor blemishes.

    Every time I stop using it I wonder what is wrong with my skin and turn right back to it! I am sometimes tempted to buy something a little more bougee, but this is the best.

    A must have
  60. Unsure

    Elizabeth

    I have been using this product for several weeks now & am unsure if I notice any differences. It feels great on the skin, a little sticky and can foam up if not applied correctly. Will keep using until bottle is finished
  61. Life changing!

    Ebony

    This product was my first introduction to The Ordinary's serums, acids and oils and it has honestly changed my entire skin. I suffer from dull & dry skin, and after using this every morning after cleansing & before moisturising my skin is glowing all day. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
  62. Amazing product!!!!

    Dilmi

    This product has drastically changed my skin and is one of the best serums I have ever used. It is very moisturising and leaves my skin SO fresh and light after using. I use this after my toner which is The Ordinary's 7% glycolic acid toner. This has benefited my skin a lot and I love it. I also really like the simple packaging.
  63. LOVE LOVE LOVE

    Taylah

    i’m obsessed. this product is amazing. i love it so much. ive struggled with dry skin and acne for a long time and this product is assisting both! i’m using it along side the niacinamide product and it is helping me have such glowing nice skin.
  64. Unreal product

    molly

    I love this serum! Feels so nice on the skin and I find it really helps my moisturiser absorb better
  65. 'go to' product

    nessa

    I heard someone talk about this so i wanted to see what it was about, and its just such a good product to be used before makeup, before sunscreen, before night cream,
    its just to easy to use and the benefits are amazing, when i dont use it, my skin always feel a little dryer than it did when i used it
    onto my second bottle!
  66. Fantastic

    Renchan

    Use this every morning and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. Definitely good value for money.
  67. Hydrating but Tacky

    Talia

    I have been using this product for about a month now, and have definitely noticed an improvement with my skins hydration. However, the texture of this product is quite tacky and does not completely sink in to the skin so I cannot wear it under foundation etc. and sometimes this causes it to pill. Other than that, for the price its good at hydrating the skin.
  68. Nice!

    Jacinta

    This is a nice daily serum for hydration. The formula applied nicely and I haven’t had any troubles using this with other serums and products.
  69. Awesome product!

    Isi Slater

    Every time I’ve used this, my skin is super plump and perfectly moisturised. Honestly can’t believe the amazing quality for how affordable it is. Will keep repurchasing forever!
  70. Added hydration

    Kate

    I started using this recently because I started getting some breakouts and the use of acne products was making my skin quite dry. I have found it really helpful for minimising dryness without adding any oiliness, sensitivity, or making my breakouts worse. I use it as the first step in my routine morning and night, and when I skip it I really notice the difference in how much dryer my skin gets. De...
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  71. Love it, great product, great price, same results as significantly more expensive products.

    Mez

    I love this product. I have combination skin prone to hormonal acne and blackheads/whiteheads/general congestion around my nose, chin and cheeks, and random bouts of dryness just to keep my guessing. I have used significantly more expensive (like top of the price end, significantly) hyaluronic serums trying to get hydration without congestion and was hesitant to try this at first out of fear it wo...
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  72. Good serum

    Bp26

    This is a nice serum, goes on quite sticky but feels great once you add moisturizer over the top. Has made my skin really dewy and glowy since using.
  73. Great repairing and hydrating serum

    Brooke

    I purchased this serum as a newbie to serums as it is pretty difficult to mess up. It is exactly as advertised, a simple, hydrating and repairing serum. I recently repurchased this serum post skin needling treatments and it was really soothing and nice to use.
  74. Tightens & brightens

    Wlza

    Use this everyday religiously! It tightens and smooths out my lines. Can’t live without it! Try using it on your hands the difference is amazing
    I have super sensitive skin Never once have I reacted
  75. Nothing exciting about this serum

    Em

    I am Asian, in my late thirties with dry skin. I use other "The Ordinary" products which I love, but this serum is really... just ordinary. It smells like nothing which is not a bad thing. It is sticky at first and then evaporates into nothing. The dropper bottle is cute but the squeezy part of my dropper came loose after a week. The serum has done nothing to alleviate my dryness. In fact, aft...
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  76. Great affordable HA

    Bri

    I find it’s best to apply to a damp face, leaves the face feeling plump!
  77. INSANE

    Hazel

    This is defiantly a must have active. I do a 3 step moisturizing method- water, HA and my moisturiser for best results. (@olenabeley) and it works legends!! Been through many and will repurchase forever.
  78. cleared my skin!

    bella

    I ordered alot of the ordinary skincare and this acid has significantly changed my skin. it did take abit over a month to see the changes but i am alot more confident now with my skin and dont even wear makeup anymore - which is something i never used to do.
  79. best serum for oilyskin

    kyungbin

    i was skeptical at first since i also had blemishes on skin but this was not irritating one bit i really enjoyed using in combination with the salicylc acid serum
  80. Great results

    Emma

    Previous HA products I've used have made my skin feel tight afterwards - in a dry way. Whereas this applies and makes my skin feel like its absorbed the watery texture, and also looks glowy. Wish I had saved my money on previous products that are $$ and just started with this!
  81. A good basic serum

    KittyKat

    This is a good option if you are on a budget. I always have one on the go to use inbetween the times when my more expensive one has run out, or I want it to last longer! The ingredients are brilliant, it’s just the formulation that’s a bit clunky-it’s pretty sticky and can pill if you use too much or don’t leave it to dry long enough. Definitely hydrating, just not my number one.
  82. UM WHAT

    Danielle

    I am soooooo impressed with this! I have bought a hyaluronic acid for over $100 before, and TBH this one is better!!
  83. Great budget product for hydrated skin

    Rachel

    Love this! Such a great affordable product to help boost hydration. I find it applies really well to the skin, and helps keen my skin plump and well hydrated. Would recommend this product.
  84. Brilliant

    Kumbi

    It’s gorgeous and pampering. Feel glowy and moisturised each time I apply. It’s gentle and suitable for sensitive oily dry skin. One of the top ordinary products for me
  85. Great for keeping my skin hydrated

    Tiff

    I've found that my skin looks and feel a lot plumper since starting to use this product! Always top up with a moisturiser because HA will dry your skin out if you don't top it off, and it's perfect alongside my Vit C serum in the morning.
  86. Affordable and does the job

    viv

    I brought this to replace one of my more expensive serums and it really does the job! It works really well when you layer it with another product ie a thicker cream. I have really dry skin and this does the job. Only thing is it is slightly sticky
  87. Assists with hydration

    Ann

    I have combination skin; oily in the T zone and dry and flaky on my cheeks. I have started to use this before I moisturise in the morning and have found my skin to be even and hydrated for the full work day.
  88. Perfect for the man in your life

    Josephine

    I have been trying to get my husband into skincare for yonks, and this has finally done it! It's lightweight and so doesn't seem like "skincare" to him. He uses it religiously and says it leaves his skin feeling "good". I've personally moved on to other hyaluronic forumlas, but this is an excellent reliable formula that is such a good price, readily available and does a great job at hydrating.
  89. Love it

    Rachael

    I have combination skin so this works really well for me easy to put on feels amazing and my skins never felt better
  90. Moisturising but tacky

    Allie

    This was my first venture into cosmeceuticals, as I wanted a gentle ingredient with proven efficacy. Although this is nicely moisturising, it left a film on my skin with even the tiniest amount of product, and I couldn't find a way to make it not pill up under my sunscreen. I game my mother a bottle to try, and she loves it and doesn't have the tacking/pilling issue, so it may be more beneficial f...
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  91. Didn't live up to the hype

    Carmen

    I bought this because of all the fantastic reviews but it really didn't live up to hype. It was very watery when expelled from the dropper but then so tacky when applied to my skin. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I'm glad I didn't pay more for this.
  92. Very effective

    JulieZ

    Immediately worked on my 65yr skin, smoother, and much more hydrated. I use it with The Buffet. Very impressed.
  93. Excellent

    Rich

    Such an easy affordable way to add hydration to your skin, great to use straight out the shower and pat on to damp skin to retain moisture before locking it in with a moisturiser
  94. Simply Amazing!

    Ally J

    This is a great moisturiser! I use this as part of my night skin care routine and gives a boost to my complexion. It leaves it looking slightly shiny but feels soothing when it sinks in.
  95. Plumping and moisturising

    Sezzy

    For the price point, this product is great and exactly what I was after. I tried a sample of the Medik8 Hyaluronic Acid prior to purchasing this and must admit, the texture is comparatively quite tacky. However, once it absorbs and after applying sunscreen, there is no residue and I find it gives my skin a hydrated, more plump appearance.
  96. Amazing for dry patchy skin

    Naz

    i have dry patches that rear their ugly heads, especially in winter, I apply this all over after cleansing with a gentle cleanser and my skin looks normal again. It also stops the patchiness and caking under makeup!
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