Hyaluronic Acid Cream - What You Need to Know

I must have tried dozens hyaluronic acid cream (and gel) products over the last 10 years.

hyaluronic acid creams

 I never saw any of those fantastic benefits that I read about.............

Like how it can help:

  • - reduce the signs of facial aging
  • - Increase and hold moisture within the skin
  • - plump up tiny lines and wrinkles
  • - hydrate dull, dry skin without being greasy
  • - provide a dewy smoother complexion

So, eventually, I just gave up and stopped buying hyaluronic acid products all together. 

But a company that I like (known for their high quality products) recently developed a hyaluronic acid cream and a hyaluronic acid gel combination product. 

While its purpose is for anti-aging, it’s also designed to calm and sooth those with skin issues like redness, blotchiness, broken blood vessels and general sensitive skin.

So, I gave this hyaluronic acid product a try!

Why not? 

After all that’s what I do here on this website – search for products that make difference in skin over 40. Plus, I can always the return products if I don’t like them. 

Well, I liked the product line so much I’m now on my 2nd order. But I wondered why this hyaluronic acid product combo worked so well, while all the others didn’t?

And, I think I finally figured out why? 

Hyaluronic acid cream not enough?

When I tried the creams or gels alone, I never noticed a major difference in the my skin. The hyaluronic acid cream was ok, nothing really noticeable and the hyaluronic acid gel felt a bit sticky, not hydrating. 

But, when I layered the gel with a moisturizer, then I noticed a fullness and lift in my face. 

Especially around the lower half of the face – the nasal labial and marionette lines. Even my neck look a bit firmer.

Now, I’m not saying the results are as dramatic as you’d get with hyaluronic acid injections (like Restylane). But, for a simple cream and gel combination, which now replaces my day and nighttime anti-aging moisturizer, this one is pretty good.

So I wondered – would any hyaluronic acid gel work better if it was just layered with a simple moisturizer? Or is it something special about this formula?

As of this writing, I don’t know, but will experiment with that in the future.

I’ll purchase a cheap hyaluronic acid gel product and try applying an inexpensive “drugstore” moisturizer (hey some of those drugstore brand products are as good as the expensive ones….) and report back here with my results.

If you happen to have a bottle of hyaluronic acid cream or gel (that’s been relegated to back of your makeup draw because it did nothing impressive for your face) give it another try again……………………..

But this time, make sure to layer the gel and a moisturizer. Here is how to apply it:

  • wash your face, apply the gel and let it dry 
  • then immediately follow up with a moisturizer and see how your face looks. 

If anyone tries this please let me know. I’m curious if the results are better.

Fresh out of hyaluronic acid products?

If you don’t have any hyaluronic acid products and you’re interested in trying one – consider Zenmed’s Hyaluronic Anti-Aging Duo

Their combo anti-aging product also contains a few other ingredients that I think might make a difference in the firmness of my skin – like caffeine, seaweed, and green tea extract – which is found in the gel. And the hyaluronic acid cream contains ceramides and omega 3 fatty acids.

Zenmed Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Aging Duo

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