Hello beautiful ladies! ❤❤❤
Hope you all are doing great! 😀 😀 😀
What do you picture in your head when I say “a moisturiser”?
Well, I personally, picture an acid! ❤
Hold on! Hold on! 😛 Please, don’t kill me! 😀
I am talking about the good old hyaluronic acid… A natural acid that is completely safe on the skin and which, in fact, acts as an amazing humectant (moisturiser) and keeps the skin hydrated and supple! ❤❤❤
Today, I am going to review my current favourite hyaluronic acid potion from Elizavecca! ❤❤❤
Read on! 😀
ELIZAVECCA WITCH PIGGY HELL PORE CONTROL HYALURONIC ACID 97% SERUM
(엘리자베카 위치피기 헬포어 컨트롤 히알루론산97% 세럼)
[NOTE: All the details about the product were originally mentioned either in Korean language or in broken English, both of which were almost indecipherable! I have tried to simplify the details in proper English, as per my understanding, while keeping the actual content unaltered!]
DESCRIPTION: Hyaluronic acid 97% serum is a serum that captures and continually diffuses water/moisture within the skin to restore its moisture balance and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple… It is a powerful moisturiser (humectant) that takes care of dullness, dryness, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and also helps in skin brightening!
INGREDIENTS: Sodium Hyaluronate (97%), Niacinamide, 1,2- Hexanediol, Propylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Arginine, Adenosine, Allantoin, Fragrance.
HOW TO USE: Use the serum twice a day on cleansed, toned and moisturised face (As per the instructions, the serum is to be applied as the last step of moisturisation, although you can use it just after toning as well!)… With the help of the dropper provided, apply 2-3 drops of the serum on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin, focusing more on the dry and dull areas… After applying, use your fingertips to lightly tap the product into the skin…
Avoid using under the eyes!
CAUTION AND WARNINGS:
• Keep out of the reach of children.
• Store at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.
• Do not use on open wounds, eczema or dermatitis, etc.
• If any side effects such as clinical stigmata, swelling or itching appear on the skin after use, consult a doctor.
SHELF LIFE: 36 months from the date of manufacturing.
COST: ~10 USD on Amazon.com [Approximately Rs. 650]
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
The Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell-Pore Control Hyaluronic Acid (97%) comes inside a beautiful peach coloured cardboard box which has an extremely cute illustration of the witch piggy preparing the evil potion, in the front and of the witch castles on the sides! 😛 The box contains all the necessary details about the product including the ingredients list, properties, usage & caution mentioned over it, although half of it is in Korean language! 😀
Inside the box is a gorgeous glass bottle that contains the hyaluronic acid serum; ‘gorgeous’ because it is a pleasure to look at it! ❤ The glass bottle is very sturdy and almost unbreakable (Yeah! Fell from my hands twice! 🙁 ) and comes with a silver coloured metallic dropper that fits perfectly on the top! The packaging of the serum is very handy and travel friendly, even though it is made up of glass! 😀
The serum has an unnoticeable (very very mild) but refreshing, aqua-sweet kind of fragrance (if you know what I mean! 😛 ) to it and is in the form of a slightly thick, colourless liquid! The consistency of the serum is not very runny but it isn’t very thick or sticky either… To me it seems like evenly coagulated water! 😛 😛 😛
The serum is easily spreadable and 3 to 4 drops of it are enough to cover the whole face… I usually dispense tiny dots on my cheeks, chin, forehead and nose and then use my fingertips to tap the product into the skin… While the serum seeps into the skin, the skin might feel a bit tacky to touch but once completely absorbed, the serum leaves the skin matte and fresh! ❤
This serum contains 97% hyaluronic acid which is an amazing humectant, i.e., a substance that attracts water into the epidermal layer of the skin, both from the atmosphere and from the dermis, making the skin look soft, supple, hydrated and plumped! Hyaluronic acid is actually just a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) occuring NATURALLY in our bodies and we are in fact BORN with high levels of the acid, which keeps diminishing with age leaving our skin dehydrated and saggy… (Now you know why the skin of babies look so dewy and plumped all the time? 😛 ) So, this is a serum that would suit all the skin types perfectly well, including the sensitive skin and would work towards replenishing the hyaluronic content in the skin! ❤
I have been using this serum for over 20 days now and being an combination-oily skinned girl, I find it easier to use it all by itself rather than on the top of a moisturiser (as directed), although I have tried it both ways and it has fared really well! ❤
One thing that I want to mention here is that when used alone as a moisturiser, the acid makes the skin feel a bit tight/stretchy for the few initial seconds but when used on the top of a moisturiser, it gets absorbed completely without making the skin feel any different and even reduces the greasiness left behind on the skin by the moisturiser! ❤❤❤
I love how this serum leaves my face feeling light, matte and fresh and yet keeps it hydrated for long…
The serum tackles all the dry patches and dullness on the skin and with regular use heals them all, leaving the skin soft and supple… It also helps to slightly tighten up my pores and delay the sebum secretion, although the difference in the size of the pores isn’t much visible to the naked eyes! 😛
I have also noticed a gradual change in the uneven complexion on my face… The serum has definitely evened out my skin tone, slightly brightened up my face and also faded my dark, pigmented blemishes to quite an extent! ❤❤❤
P.S.: Rome was not built in a day! Similarly, all the effects take time to show up on the skin, but this serum does work for sure! 🙂
(Also read my review over Elizavecca Milky Piggy Moisture Sparkle Cream here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
1. Easily available online… You can get it from amazon.in, amazon.com, yesstyle, ebay.com & iherb…
2. Quite easy on pocket when compared to the other Korean beauty products… 😛
3. Extremely cute, travel friendly and droolworthy packaging! ❤
4. Lightweight hydrating moisturiser for combination to oily skin and a great hydrating serum for normal to dry skin…
5. Regular use makes the skin soft, supple and hydrated and heals the dry and dull patches on the skin! ❤
6. Evens out the complexion and fades blemishes gradually with prolonged use! ❤
7. Suitable and safe for all the skin types, including sensitive skin! ❤
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FINAL TAKE: I would recommend this Elizavecca hyaluronic acid serum to everyone out there who suffers from dry patches or dullness on the face and is not in the favour of using heavy moisturisers… Also, for all the combination and oily skinned beauties, this serum would work as a perfect hydrating moisturiser during summers! ❤
And well, the skin brightening properties come as a cherry on the top! 😀
Hope it helps! ❤