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Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Skin Hydration.

Easily boost the skins hydration levels when applying the Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your skin morning and night. Serums are an essential skincare product to use to be able to deliver specific ingredients into the skin to treat specific skin concerns depending on what the formulation contains. I came across grace & stella on amazon (uk) site and was impressed of their ethos of being vegan-friendly, sulfate and paraben free, whilst only testing their products on humans because their products are designed for humans. Read on to discover more about this skincare product, disclaimer: the links highlighted are not affiliated and are only used for you to discover the product quicker.
Presented in eye-appealing packaging that sets itself apart from the other serums on the market, the pump dispenser dispenses the perfect amount to use for application. The directions state 2-3 drops are to be applied onto cleansed skin and i found this to be perfect amount to use because the hyaluronic acid serum spreads and glides easily with application over the face and neck. The full ingredients are as follows:

WATER/EAU/AQUA - Solvent used to dissolve ingredients and to form emulsions such as oil-in-water or water-in-oil.

SODIUM HYALURONATE - The sodium salt of hyaluronic acid that helps restore the skin's moisture content by being able to easily penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin (low molecular weight). 

SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER - A modified hyaluronic acid attached to a polymer structure that holds it in the upper layers of the skin longer for skin-replenishing hydration. 

PANTHENOL - Provitamin B5 is helpful for many skin concerns because it enables moisture retaining by being a humectant, helps to defend the skin from external stressors, whilst also helping the skin heal. 

AHNFELTIA CONCINNA EXTRACT - Red Marine Algae that is nutrient rich to help hyaluronic acid penetrate deeper, stimulate and boost circulation, whilst also acting as a skin protectant. 

GLYCERIN - Emollient that helps keep the skin soft and supple whilst also attracting moisture to the skin by acting as a humectant. 

PENTYLENE GLYCOL - Humectant that helps the skin retain moisture whilst also having anti microbial effects to preserve the shelf-life of the product. 

PROPANEDIOL - Known as a "glycol" that enhances other ingredients to penetrate and absorb better, it also functions as an emollient and humectant whilst forming a film on top of the skin to stop moisture loss. 

POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6 - Stabilizes and thickens formulations to give "slip" to product on application with a non-sticky finish after application.

HEXYLENE GLYCOL - Functions as a solvent and viscosity agent that helps spreadability of a product whilst also acting as an emulsifier to produce a stable emulsion of water and oil ingredients.

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL - A fatty acid alcohol that acts as a humectant to help the skin retain essential moisture, skin-conditioning for better texture, and also boosts other preservatives in a formulation. 

PPG-26-BUTETH-26 - Restores suppleness and reduces flakiness of the skin, is known as an emulsifying agent with conditioning properties.

PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL - Creates a protective hydrating layer over the skin to stop moisture loss, whilst helping a formulation with water-in-oil or oil-in-water to be dispersed and applied better. 

TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE - A chelating agent that boosts antioxidants and preservatives to work effectively whilst bringing stability and efficacy to a products formulation.

CITRIC ACID - Used to adjust the pH of a formulation but can also exfoliate the skin for a brighter and smoother complexion depending on its concentration. 

ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN - Preservative that is an alternative to using parabens, boosts other preservatives in a formulation, and respects the skins natural flora whilst having skin-conditioning benefits.

CHLORPHENESIN - Prevents the growth of microorganisms in a formulation to help keep your product from spoiling.

HYALURONIC ACID - Humectant that draws moisture to the skin to boost hydration whilst keeping skin renewed, stable, without overloading the skin of too much water.

ETHOXYDIGLYCOL - Helps efficacy of active ingredients to penetrate better whilst also acting as a humectant that draws moisture from your surroundings to improve dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.

PHENOXYETHANOL - Preservative that prevents fungi, bacteria, and yeast in a product formulation and also helps prolong the shelf life of a product. 

POTASSIUM SORBATE - Preservative that is an alternative to using parabens that helps stop the growth of microorganisms and protects the product from spoiling.
Testing and introducing any new product into my skincare routine i always perform a patch test just to air on the side of caution, but i experienced no adverse reactions. I love how this clear coloured and fragrance free serum instantly refreshes whilst absorbing quickly to leave the skin feeling smooth and comfortable. Texturally light but packs a hydration hit for the skin, it also plays well with other products without piling or flaking off making it a must-have serum for any morning or night skincare routine. Apply on its own or over any active skincare product such as a vitamin c or retinol to say "hi" to skin hydration from grace & stella, x Neil. 

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