A new Hydraluron? Deciem Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age serum

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

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I'm always on the lookout for something that will counter dehydration. Seeing as Hyaluronic Acid is the IT ingredient for dehydration, I've been keen to get this into my routine. I've used the famous Hydraluron for most of the past year, but went off of it because although it's at a very good price point, I don't much enjoy the tacky and sticky feeling I have on my skin afterwards. I needed an alternative. When I saw a post by Caroline Hirons on the Deciem Hylamide Solution, I thought that it ticked most of the boxes, so a quick trip to my nearest Boots store had me sorted out.

This is a much more watery solution than Hydraluron, and seems to work best patted in lightly. It comes in a pipette form, which I can appreciate, because it really is that watery, and the pipette offers a good deal of control over dispensing.When it comes out of the pipette, it reminds me of a very watery kind of glue, which is perfect for making other serums and moisture adhere and absorb into the skin. It has a very faintly green tinge to it, which can only be due to the algae extracts that are included in the ingredients list.

In terms of results, I've been quite pleased with it. It's slotted into my routine very neatly, it absorbs fairly quickly, and you don't get the same sticky feeling as with Hydraluron. I really do sense a plumper feeling to the skin on my cheeks after using this. I also feel it helps other products absorb better if it's used beforehand. My test for this was with the REN Vita-Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Serum Oil, which normally doesn't sink in that well and leaves me feeling like an oil slick, but using the Hylamide serum eliminated that completely.

Unfortunately for me, there is a 'but' to this. Sometimes I get a little eczema or rash on my face at times, and I noticed stinging and some slight pain on these patches, which isn't pleasant or comfortable. On the bad days, I either have to do without or put up. Not really something I'm happy about.

I think in conclusion, if you never ever have to experience rashes or eczema, and you're looking for a less-sticky form of hyaluronic acid without breaking the bank, this serum is a wonderful option for you. If you are like me and occasionally suffer from these kinds of things, it might be best to keep looking for an alternative. If you have any recommendations, please send them over to me!

I'm also going to include a mini review of the SubQ Eyes serum which I bought as an alternative to the Mizon Snail Eye cream I was using, and quite simply, I don't like it. This made my eyes water and sting, even though I didn't get any product into my actual eyes. As far as I'm concerned, no eye product should make your eyes sting. A fail for me. I may try to revisit this at some point, but for now, it's a no-go.

Sorry for ending this review on a bit of a down-note, but I guess it's always good to remember there are going to be things that don't work for us all the time or at all. Have you tried either of these? Did you have positive experiences with them? Let me know!


  1. I am attracted to the packaging; it's colorful yet chic. I have eczema so this could be quite beneficial. :]

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    1. I really like pipette packaging as well, and it makes a change from the usual brown bottles to see something like this! I think the different colours help you identify them more easily, very helpful for a sleepyhead like me!