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Recommendations for Good Hyaluronic Moisturizer?

Started 1317953885.993 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1318221422.123 by nunu4u
Hi Ladies, Just had a good Derm appointment today. Feeling like my doc is helping me finally figure out how to treat my weird, sensitive, Rosacea skin. One of the products she recommended was a Hyaluronic cream for nighttime. The brand she mentioned (and gave me samples of) is called HyMed. However, I'd like to find some other, more widely available, and less-expensive options. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any suggestions! :)

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

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glmama1317957246.83319970 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006
Bumpity bump bump.:)

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

LuvMyBoxer1317957908.411618 PostsRegistered 1/4/2008

Hi glmama,

Mario Badescu has one, but I've never used it: http://www.mariobadescu.com/hydrating-moisturizer-with-biocare-and-hyaluronic-acid

I use 7 or 8 of his products (including masks, scrubs, etc) and I really like most of it. Maybe someone else has used the hylauronic moisturizer.

nunu4u1317960702.6738690 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006
BellaCarro1317960871.468259 PostsRegistered 10/1/2011Atlanta
On 10/6/2011 nunu4u said:

Time release and liposome technology

http://www.iherb.com/Neocell-Advanced-H-A-Serum-1-fl-oz-30-ml/19115?at=0

Thanks nunu4u. I've heard about Neocell. Do you use other products in the line?

nunu4u1317964988.228690 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

nlhv, yes! I got started when we had a Super Collagen thread after the Oprah show on collagen. I usually have both the H.A. Serum and the Collagen +C serum and switch off between them. I also take the Super Collagen and hyaluronic acid capsules, the two work really well to plump. Once when I twisted my knee, someone on beauty banter got me to try the Immucell...it worked! I still keep it on hand just in case.

Katey12611317968463.6533063 PostsRegistered 8/30/2008Texas

What exactly is this and why do we need it? I'm not I'm that informed on what this does and why do we need Alfa Hydroxy or the other BHA's and then there is the Glycolic Acids? It all confuses me.Can someone please in form me??? Thank You{#emotions_dlg.confused1}

Helen k1317984318.21474 PostsRegistered 5/9/2005
On 10/7/2011 Katey1261 said:

What exactly is this and why do we need it? I'm not I'm that informed on what this does and why do we need Alfa Hydroxy or the other BHA's and then there is the Glycolic Acids? It all confuses me.Can someone please in form me??? Thank You{#emotions_dlg.confused1}

Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid). BHA's are beta hydroxy acids, and exfoliate the inside of the pores, while AHA's exfoliate the skin surface. You need both to keep the skin clear, IMO. AHA's & BHA's are commenly found in anti-acne and anti-aging skincare products. The Proactiv toner has AHA in it, and the Proactiv body wash has BHA in it. Hylauronic acid is a good moisturizer that plumps the skin, temporarily filling in fine lines and wrinkles, and doesn't irriate the skin in any way, i.e. no redness, no breakouts. Squalane is another good moisturizing ingredient that doesn't irritate the skin or cause breakouts. A lot of drugstore and higher end brands have ingredients that are fillers, or delivery agents that don't really do anything beneficial for the skin. These are good basic ingredients with benefit.

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blue_weima­raner1317991939.431138 PostsRegistered 7/17/2007Pennsylvania

Hi Glmama

Mario Badescu has several hyaluronic moisturizers. I have used most of them, lol. I do not have rosacea but I do have very sensitive dry skin. His moisturizers are very nice but in the winter I usually add a drop of jojoba or vitamin e oil to them because they are not heavy enough for me. But at least I'm not allergic to them, so that's something.

Hyaluronic Day Cream

Hyaluronic Emulsion with Vitamin C

Hyaluronic Moisturizer (SPF-15)

Hydrating Moisturizer With Biocare & Hyaluronic Acid (LuvmyBoxer already linked this one above for you....this one might be a nice night cream. The others seem a little light to me.)

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glmama1317992669.6519970 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Thanks so much, ladies, for all of your replies and feedback. Sounds like MB has lots in this category. I have tried a few things from MB and really liked them. One being the Control Cream (not sure if this has hyaluronic in it or not?), and one of his eye creams that DID have it in it. I also really like his Rosewater facial spray--not a heavy duty skin care need, but I like it. :)

I will check out more of the MB line as well as the NeoCell that nunu mentions above. Thank u!

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

nunu4u1317994669.468690 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Katey1261, people apply hyaluronic acid serums or creams because it holds moisture in the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. I am also a big fan of taking it internally because then the effect is not localized, it goes all over the body. Here is an article by Pharmacist Suzy Cohen explaining the benefits

http://www.marconews.com/news/2009/apr/14/ask-pharmacist-hyaluronic-acid-may-help-your-skin-/

littlepixie1318000930.027446 PostsRegistered 4/2/2011New York, NY
On 10/6/2011 LuvMyBoxer said:

Hi glmama,

Mario Badescu has one, but I've never used it: http://www.mariobadescu.com/hydrating-moisturizer-with-biocare-and-hyaluronic-acid

I use 7 or 8 of his products (including masks, scrubs, etc) and I really like most of it. Maybe someone else has used the hylauronic moisturizer.

I agree the Mario Badescu one all the way. Its cheap and good. Def give it a try.

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poregirl1318013739.9237410 PostsRegistered 10/12/2009great white north

M Asam has a whole line at H S N

http://beauty.hsn.com/m-asam-aqua-intense_c-bs_a-2440-5651_xc.aspx?cm_re=LN*Produc*AquaIntens

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SUZYQ1318017978.677150 PostsRegistered 5/22/2007

My favorite, tho a bit pricey, is Kate Somerville's Nourish Daily Moisturizer. Another good one, that's reasonably priced, is CeraVe. It contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, & ceramide. I learned about it from the ladies on this board. It's also noncomedogenic......won't clog your pores.

glmama1318031726.54719970 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Ladies--Thanks so much for the continued replies and suggestions. I will check out the M.Asam line, the Nourish AND the CeraVe.

Do you think all of these suggestions are comparable to what the Derm gave me to sample? I just want to make sure I'm getting the same amount of Hyaluronic. Or does it matter?

Signed,

Confused. {#emotions_dlg.confused1}

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

PurplePink1318034258.5171129 PostsRegistered 10/29/2010
On 10/7/2011 glmama said:

Ladies--Thanks so much for the continued replies and suggestions. I will check out the M.Asam line, the Nourish AND the CeraVe.

Do you think all of these suggestions are comparable to what the Derm gave me to sample? I just want to make sure I'm getting the same amount of Hyaluronic. Or does it matter?

You could compare ingredients for each of them and roughly see which products has hyaluronic acid further up the ingredient list (the higher up the list the better) and also exclude products that could have problematic ingredients that might cancel the benefit of hyaluronic acid, i.e. that might cause irritation.

Your best bet is to contact your dermatologist and ask whether any of these products could be as good as what he/she recommended. If you want affordable and accessible then CeraVe seems to best fit this description. You can find it in most drugstores, it can be on sale at times, and there's a coupon for it. Cerave is also often recommended by dermatologists, so I would assume your doctor could be more familiar with their products, than with M.Asam's products or others.

britlitlov­er1318034280.09157 PostsRegistered 11/22/2009

Hi, I use a hyaluronic serum under my tazorac gel. It is Nature's Way Hydraplenish Intense Hydration Facial Therapy. It is 85% Hyaluronic Acid. I get it at vitacost.com for about $25.00. It only has a few ingredients with HA being the first ingredient. It really helps counter the drying effects of Tazorac without clogging my pores. HTH, Michelle{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

glmama1318127501.2819970 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006
Britt&Purple-Thank you both for the replies and info. Britt-I will check out the Nature's Way brand. And Purple--I feel like I am STILL learning something new everyday about taking care of my funny skin! Thank u!

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

royal flush1318191145.257660 PostsRegistered 5/4/2008

try Shiseido Benefiance. It is sold in department stores but I also found it at my local TJMaxx.

poodlpoo1318192230.5234265 PostsRegistered 10/23/2010

Remember that "noncomodogencic" does NOT mean that it won't clog YOUR pores. That is such a bogus claim. NOTHING can say that it won't clog pores, because everyone is different. I mean, what does that statement really mean, when you think about it? How many things clog one person's pores, yet is absolutely amazing for another person? Just isnt possible to make that claim. Good luck. MdFormulations has one with antioxidants and HA and only has a few, good ingredients.

glmama1318207654.3819970 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

Poodlpoo-Thank u! I will check out the MD Formulations one right now.

Royal--Thanks. :) I actually tried the Benefiance line about a year or two ago and really liked it. I don't remember what it was that made me stop using it. Could have been my general fickleness. {#emotions_dlg.crying}

My derm said that ESPECIALLY for those with Rosacea-it's important to find a few things that work and STICK WITH THEM. This has always been my problem. I start wanting more or different results or I just want to try a new product. I think it took my doc saying this to me for me to finally "get it".

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

fushiaqueen1318210766.5471 PostsRegistered 10/9/2011

I love Become Beauty- Hydration Serum with Sodium Hyaluronate. It is an intense moisture magnet. www.becomebeauty.com

SANNA1318213050.981536 PostsRegistered 4/26/2009

Isomers. They have 100% pure product,which you can always mix with any of your other things you like.

glmama1318220658.55719970 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006
Sanna & fushia--Thanks for the suggestions. :) I will go check out the products:)

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

nunu4u1318221422.0938690 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

There are three kinds of hyaluronic acid on the market. If it says sodium hyaluronate its synthetic and the body does not absorb it completely. Hyaluronic acid sourced from chicken sternum is really Collagen II...a good product but not real ha. Pure hyaluronic acid is completely absorbed.

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