Have you ever heard of a double decker serum before? The hydration of water with the moisturisation of oil. Like a two-in-one-shampoo-conditioner but it actually works!
50% hyaluronic acid serum, 50% your favourite oil/oil based serum, 100% skin nourishing and time saving!
The broad spectrum preservative in the HA serum protects both water and oils which allows you to have the best of both worlds in one pretty bottle.
About hyaluronic acid (HA) serum:
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that can attract up to 1000 times its weight in water. It occurs naturally in the body and generally decreases with age, which is why most skin types – even oily and acne-prone skins – respond so well when it's introduced artificially. Because HA molecules are large, they can’t penetrate the deeper layers of the skin topically. They do have a temporary effect on the skin’s appearance though, drawing moisture to make it look plump and hydrated. We love hyaluronic acid serum for that reason - you can look noticeably fresh and youthful after one application!
Usually you would use hyaluronic acid (HA) serum before applying moisturiser or oil serum, because HA used on its own can dry out skin as its whole "thing" is to draw in moisture, if it's not getting it from outside it will draw the moisture from inside your skin and bring it to the surface. Hence why we want to give it a nourishing external source to draw from. That's where the glorious oils come in and do their job!
Barbary fig oil (aka prickly pear) or rosehip oil make great day-time serum as they absorb quickly. For a night-time serum you may want to use something heavier such as macadamia nut oil, marula oil or moringa oil. Try our Seven Sharp Serum or Rich nutty evening oil recipes for blend ideas.
Or let your creativity go wild and check out our Design your own serum post for a super simple recipe and detailed list of carrier and essential oils and their uses and benefits so you can design the perfect serum for your unique skin.
We have two recipes for hyaluronic acid serums HERE or, if you don't want to start from scratch, you can get our ready-made HA serum HERE.
Half fill your bottle with HA serum (pictured here a 20ml clear glass dropper bottle) then fill to the neck with your favourite oil or oil blend. Done!
Shake it up so that the oil and water serums mix and use the dropper to extract a mixture of both. Apply 2-3 drops to clean skin and massage in.