Truth In Aging asked me to review Hyalogic Episilk Q10 Age Defense Serum ($39.95 in the shop). I am a 38-year-old mother of two, one 2-1/2 years, the other 4 months old, so my skin has definitely seen better days. There is really something to be said for getting your beauty sleep! After a month or two of getting four to five hours a night, you really start to see how sleep effects the skin. Combine that with a pitiful diet, stress, and breastfeeding-induced dehydration, and you get the perfect storm of skin problems: breakouts, dullness, puffiness, dark circles, and dry skin. It comes as no surprise then that I was very eager to give Q10 Age Defense a try.
Hyalogic's Episilk line includes a series of serums that showcase hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring skin moisturizer that decreases with age and is thought to help prevent wrinkle formation. The serum also contains Coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant purported to nourish and improve skin tone. I love the simple list of ingredients and the product’s use of natural preservatives. No nasty stuff to worry about here.
The serum itself looks like butter. It is very thick and goes on smoothly. I initially worried about it absorbing well, but it ended up drying to a soft, almost powdery finish. This serum works well under makeup and makes a wonderful primer. However, even though it contains hyaluronic acid, I did find myself reaching for a moisturizer afterwards. Those with dry skin like mine would probably have to do the same.
After a few weeks using Hyalogic Episilk Q10 Age Defense Serum, the most noticeable difference is that my skin looks smoother. There are definitely some wrinkle- diminishing properties in this serum! My biggest wrinkles are my "elevens" and my nasolabial lines; these areas were not dramatically impacted, but the serum worked well on those tiny lines around the face that tend to give skin a rougher look. Another great thing about this product is that it is so gentle on the skin. I get eczema, acne and general redness, and this serum did not cause any flare-ups. In fact, it actually appeared to calm my skin.
Overall, I think Hyalogic Episilk Q10 Age Defense Serum is great both for those just starting to show some signs of aging and those who are a little farther along in the process. It's perfect for daily use under a moisturizer and sunscreen, helping to give skin a firmer, smoother, more lifted look. Definitely a great product and well worth the price!
Ingredients in Hyalogic Episilk Q10 Age Defense Serum: Water, Jojoba Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Coenzyme Q10, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Vegetable Glycerin, Glucose, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase