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Sciote Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum Review

is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Uneven Skin, Wrinkles
Reviewed by Marta October 20, 2014 4 Comments
TRU Rating

Pros

Makes skin noticeably smoother

Cons

None
An extremely hydrating serum that certainly lives up to its name

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.

Plant extracts include horsetail, which is helpful for broken veins, and anti-inflammatory, gotu kola. As always, with Sciote, there’s nothing among the ingredients to dislike.

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 in the shop). 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.

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  • March 7, 2015

    by Jani

    (5 out of 5)

    WOW Debbie...That's a serious opinion!
    One question for you...Have you used this product like I have?
    If not, you should put your money where your mouth(opinion) is because this product has changed my skin for the better. Best hydrating serum I have ever used! Thanks for offering it Truth in Aging!

    J

  • March 3, 2015

    by Debbie McCune

    The description of this product is inaccurate and misleading. Many members may actually believe this product contains 50% hyaluronic acid (HA). This serum, in fact, contains NO hyaluronic acid and certainly does not contain the equivalent of 50% HA .

    First, let me first state that it is not possible to formulate a 50% HA solution because it would be a solid! A 1% HA serum is an excellent potency. Most on the market are well below 1%, but there are some excellent products that deliver 1% for about $25-$30.

    Here is a professional demonstration mixing 2% HA. This % is already between a liquid and a gel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3v4Hn6rpA

    More importantly, the active in Sciote (Hyalurosmooth™) has never been claimed by the manufacturer to BE HA or even be a source of HA. It is as you (Martha) stated.....an alternative to using HA.

    "Hyalurosmooth™ can be considered as an equivalent of hyaluronic acid, because of its branched structure as well as its functions, especially its water attracting properties, and thereby, skin moisturizing and smoothing. " (This is taken from the marketing literature.)

    What is very confusing to the consumer is that you admit it is an alternative to HA, yet you refer to it as HA throughout your review. The following are examples: "Although this serum is very much about the hyaluronic acid, there are other useful ingredients here." and "And it isn't just any old hyaluronic acid".

    Hyalurosmooth™ is a fluid gel comprised of cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide in water and phenoxyethanol. Listing it as hyaluronate on the label is fraudulent IMHO.

    Furthermore, any references to 50% HA are grossly misleading for many reasons. Hyalurosmooth™ is already a diluted ingredient. It only contains a tiny % of cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide. The recommended usage level of Hyalurosmooth™ in cosmetics is 2.5% to 5.0%. It is possible that Sciote exceeded the maximum recommended formulation percentage by 10 times. But even if this is true, what does it have to do with 50% HA?

    The truth can be found in a flawed study performed by the manufacturer of Hyalurosmooth™. This study compared 2.5 and 5.0% Hyalurosmooth to 0.07 and 0.2% hyaluronic acid respectively. I have included a link to the PDF document. They used such low concentrations of HA because they are equal in terms of "active matter" to the Hyalurosmooth. In simple terms, 2.5% Hyalurosmooth only contains 0.07% active cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide.

    Thus, even if 50% of this serum is indeed Hyalurosmooth, that is comparable to less than 1.5% hyaluronic acid!

    But making any direct correlations is a stretch because cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide is NOT HA. HA is a natural component of our skin. Hyalurosmooth is not.

    There is little evidence that Hyalurosmooth works as well as HA. The manufacturer's study evaluated Hyalurosmooth vs HA at extremely low concentrations and the measurement (increase in dielectric conductivity) was done ex vivo (e.g. on tissue in a petri dish).

    One significant issues is that cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide is a high molecular weight polysaccharide. This means that to an even greater extent than traditional HA, it cannot penetrate the upper epidermis. It is thus limited to binding water at the surface of the skin.

    On the other hand, cosmetic grade hyaluronic acid is available in standard, low and ultra low molecular weight versions. These smaller molecules can penetrate the epidermis and dermis to do much more than just hydrate. The benefits of various forms of HA is obviously beyond the scope of this post. :-)

    https://www.in-cosmetics.com/__novadocuments/2650 (Product PDF)




  • November 6, 2014

    by Marta

    This is fantastic news Susan. It is really working out for me too, so I am completely committed to this regimen. I apply the Sciote Super Moist first, then have my ultrasound session, and finish with either BRAD Multi-Peptide or (as my BRAD has just run out), the Phyto-Cell by Sciote. I will keep experimenting and I would love to have any updates from you Susan, or hear from anyone else trying this or something similar. I'll post a complete regimen in a few weeks.

  • November 6, 2014

    by susan

    When I read Marta's review of this product which she was using in tandem with her Truth Vitality Lux Renew, I knew I would have to give it a try, too. At 51, I am noticing a softening at the jawline which I was trying to come to peace with while seeing if anything non extreme could help. Though I have been using the ultra renew plus for more than a year (and getting ready to order the new updated, FDA approved handheld shortly!) using the UR with the Sciote product has made a noticeable difference — also in those “11” lines I am starting to get.

    I’ve been using the combination for maybe a week and a half for about 20 minutes every other day. I wish I had taken a picture of myself even two weeks ago so you could really observe the difference. You will have to trust me on this. There is absolutely a tightening happening at the jaw line -- in fact, the small start of a jowl I was noticing is actually gone and those "11" lines are also gone. I’ve got to order more of the Sciote product pronto.

    I do also use a variety of other serums with it. This morning, I used the Sciote Omni Phyto-Cell Face Creme with the Hyalurionic. I can tell you it’s showing amazing results.

    Thank you so much for the products here and the information you so generously share!

    Susan

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