As you know I am a skin therapist by trade and a beauty junkie at heart. Whilst I have limited my reviews of late it does not mean my passion for targetted and effective skin care has fallen by the wayside.

Au contraire really, my skin is feeling the onset of ageing and while 43 is by no means old ... let's just say the fifties are getting far too close for my liking. My skin feels drier and I can see the volume and plumpness all but disappearing in front of my eyes.

So let me introduce you to my new best friend ...

SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier

As with all SkinCeuticals serums, this product comes in a glass dropper bottle to preserve the efficacy and delicate nature of the product inside. What makes this bottle rather unique is it's pretty purple packaging which makes it stand out from the crowd on the shelf.

This product offers amped up levels of hyaluronic acid and can boost the skin's levels by up to 30%, but why is this so important you may ask?

Well simply put hyaluronic acid has a short life cycle in the skin with between 30-50% degrading every 24 hours. So I guess I wasn't exaggerating after all! Production starts to decrease from as early as our twenties and by the time you reach your forties (like me) the decline accelerates.

I was super excited to try this product after reading about it over here at SKIN ONLINE and when I got my hands on it ... I just had to rush off and wash my face.

The botanicals which bring about the plumping

The botanicals included in this potent serum include hyaluronic acid, Proxylane, and purple rice extract which gives the product its unique colouring.

The SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier is a multi-beneficial product which offers the following:
- renewed plumpness
- elasticity
- firming

It reduces the appearance of the following:
- nasolabial folds
- marionette lines
- crow's feet

So what did I think?

Firstly I have to say that I find the packaging very appealing and the purple really gives a feel of royalty and indulgence. The product itself has a unique purplish tinge and applies onto the skin in a soft, smooth and a rather silky layer.

I found that using the SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier before a makeup application almost acted as a primer, especially on my dry and ageing skin. I have been using this product for two weeks now and can definitely feel the difference it makes to my skin. I also love the fact that I can mix and match it with any other products of SkinCeuticals that I use.

"For me, it is a winner and I am loving it so much I struggle to be sparing with it and find myself splurging on the portion size .... naughty naughty!"

I purchase all of my skin care products from Skin Renewal online, via this Online Skin Shop

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