I have been casting around for a good hyaluronic acid serum ever since I had Ildi Pekar’s Boost facial and wanted to replicate it at home. Well, I found a great one in Sciote Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum ($75 in the shop).
In our first review of Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum, Truth In Aging community member Judy noted that after five weeks her skin went from “raisin to grape,” a description that made me want to try this serum out, but somehow I’ve only just gotten around to it — and I am very glad that I did.
Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum certainly lives up to its name. It is super hydrating and noticeably plumps up the skin due to a very high concentration of hyaluronic acid — 50% of the formula, according to Sciote. And it isn’t just any old hyaluronic acid.
Sciote uses Hyalurosmooth, a botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid. It is made of polysaccharides extracted from the seed of an Indian plant, cassia angustifolia (the tea of which, incidentally, is a powerful laxative — hey, you never know when you’ll be grateful for this tidbit). Hyalurosmooth forms a protective film on the skin that strongly binds water (hyaluronic acid attracts up to 1,000 times its own weight in moisture) and fills in fine lines. The manufacturer of Hyalurosmooth promises that it gives the skin a smoother surface, all the better to reflect light and give an impression of radiance. I can attest to this, although I should make it clear that this is not an immediate effect but one that becomes apparent over time.
Although this serum is very much about the hyaluronic acid, there are other useful ingredients here. Of course, Sciote couldn’t resist adding its favorite active MSM. I must say, I am beginning to warm to this, too. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a form of sulfur and sulfur is essential for connective tissue. Topically, it also helps calm irritated skin.
As a footnote I should add that Sciote Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum works impressively with my DIY version of Ildi’s Boost facial. The idea is to apply the Sciote generously and take a little time to massage it into the skin. Next is a layer of peptides serum — I am using BRAD Multi-peptide ($95). Then, I follow with ultrasonic treatment using my Truth Vitality Lux Renew ($279 in the shop). This device really is the next best thing to a salon treatment, with the results being hydrated, plump, radiant skin.