The season has changed to autumn, and here in New England, I’ve turned the heat on in my house. That means drier air inside the house. And winter, that’s just around the corner, usually means drier air outside, too. My skin always feels so much drier in the winter. Besides switching to a heavier moisturizer, what to do?
About a month ago, I had the opportunity to try 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid from Cosmedica Skincare. For those of you who may be new to hyaluronic acid, it occurs naturally in body tissue. Its function is to lubricate joints and hydrate tissue including skin. Hyaluronic acid is abundant in young skin, but its level decrease with age. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture. In fact, it has been known to hold 1000 times its weight in water! Topical application of hyaluronic acid has been shown to help skin maintain moisture and act more like young skin. With regular use, hyaluronic acid will produce anti-aging benefits. It will naturally promote skin elasticity and boost collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. And who doesn’t want that?
Enter Cosmedica Skincare, a US company that manufactures high quality skincare serums. Here is some information on Cosmedica, their mission and the way they work:
“Cosmedica Skincare is dedicated to healthy skin and simple products. Each professional product is formulated with high purity ingredients that are natural, paraben-free, and domestically sourced. With a minimalist philosophy to skincare, we are committed to delivering highly effective products with unparalleled results.
To ensure the highest standard of quality control, all products are manufactured in FDA registered labs in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Highly knowledgeable chemists work with advanced technology and emerging scientific research to formulate our products. We stand by our products 100% and work to fully preserve the integrity of our brand through quality products and an unmatched commitment to superior customer care.”
When I read about Cosmedica’s manufacturing processes and strict product standards and learned that they use the highest grade hyaluronic acid, I knew this was a product I wanted to try. I have been using Cosmedica’s Pure Hyaluronic Acid for over a month, and I knew right from day one that this product is a keeper. Cosmedica’s hyaluronic acid is oil-free and not greasy, and it’s water-based. It can be used by those with oily skin as well as women with dry skin like me.
It comes in an amber glass bottle to protect the efficacy of the ingredients, and it has a dropper. Just a very small amount of the serum goes a long way. I fill the dropper to less than 1/4 full, and that amount covers my entire face and neck. With hyaluronic acid serum, there’s no need to pile it on, just a thin layer is all it takes. It absorbs almost immediately. Amazing! Then I apply my moisturizer, and the hyaluronic acid serum helps pull the moisturizer into my skin, making the moisturizer more effective.
I use the product morning and evening, after washing my face, and I apply to damp skin. Using Cosmedica’s Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum right after a shower is the best. With my pores open, it has the maximum ability to get absorbed.
Or if you like, the product can also be added right into your moisturizer, to save a step. Because I use different moisturizers for morning and evening, and I often switch up brands, I apply my Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid separately to bare skin. Actually, Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid is the one product I use twice a day, every day.
Earlier this year, I tried a different brand of hyaluronic acid serum. It was oil-based, and it took forever to sink into my skin. I had to wait seemingly forever before applying my moisturizer. And because it was heavy and took a while to absorb, I only used it once a day, at night. It also had a weird smell. I finished up the bottle, and I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it again. Plus it was quite pricey. So happy that Cosmedica’s Pure Hyaluronic Acid came my way 🙂
And nice surprise, my aesthetician told me I had well-hydrated skin when I went for my last facial. She said she almost never sees skin that’s in such good shape. Yeah!
Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid is the #1 selling hyaluronic acid on Amazon. WTG!! You can also buy it on the Cosmedica website. It comes in a 2 fl. oz./60 ml bottle, and it is going to last me a long time. It has no discernible scent which is great for me. The product is made in the U.S. It is available on Amazon for around $13.95. Cosmedica stands behind its products and has a 30 day, no questions asked, guarantee.
In addition to Pure Hyaluronic Acid, Cosmedica also has three other products in its range:
- Vitamin C Serum 20% – Vitamin C E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Natural & Organic Active Ingredients
- 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil
- Vitamin C Prep & Tone – Skin Toner & Prep for Chemical Peels, Moisturizers/CreamsSerums for Maximum Absorption.
Cosmedica Skincare is in the process of creating a new website, so if you want to check them out now, visit them on Amazon.
Cosmedica is providing two bottles of Pure Hyaluronic Acid for Never Say Die Beauty’s giveaway. I am sooo excited that we will have two winners!
I still want to keep the entry process easy, so I’ll keep it the same as Never Say Die Beauty’s other two giveaways. To enter, just leave a comment on this blogpost telling me why you want to win the product.
So enter for a chance to win one of two bottles of Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Cosmedica! Just tell me why you want to win the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum in the “Leave a Reply”/comment section at the end of this post. It’s easy, even if you haven’t commented before. Enter your name, your email (so I can reach you if you win and so I know you’re a person, not a robot), type in your comment, click Post Comment, and you’re done.
Here are the detailed Giveaway Rules and forms of entry:
No duplicate comments, ie please don’t copy what someone else wrote.
If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can earn a total of 5 entries by selecting from the following entry methods (but if you want to do only the required entry method — a comment — that’s fine!):
- REQUIRED: Leave a reply/comment in response to this post on why you want to win the Cosmedica Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
- Subscribe to Never Say Die Beauty via the subscription form at the top right side on the home page (if you already subscribe, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
- “Like” Never Say Die Beauty on Facebook (if you already “liked” the NSDB Facebook fanpage, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
- Follow Never Say Die Beauty on Twitter: @nsdbeauty ((if you already follow NSDB on Twitter, let me know in your comment and it will count as 1 entry)
- Refer a friend who will enter the Giveaway by listing her first name and last initial, e.g. AllisonC, at the end of your comment. You will be credited for the entry if/when she comments on the blogpost.
- FIRST PERSON TO ENTER WITH AN APPROVED COMMENT GETS AN EXTRA ENTRY!
This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., age 18 or older. The contest is void where prohibited by law. The winner will be selected by a random drawing, and will be notified by email. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected.
The winners will provide me with their shipping address that I will give to Cosmedica who will ship the product via USPS. Cosmedica and Never Say Die Beauty are not responsible for loss or damage.
This sweepstakes runs from time of publication on Saturday, October 26, 2013 to Saturday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00pm EST. Don’t forget to tell your friends! Good luck 🙂
Even though I love makeup, skincare is more important. Definitely enter to win this wonderful serum that will help your skin either get in shape or stay in shape for winter!