Have you ever encountered a product that is just plain water? Apart from flower water and dimmers, of course. Well, the common sick hyaluronic is such a product. I was looking for some hydration that would be added to my skin care and that was the better option from the brand so I picked it up.
The usual brand has gained a lot of buzz in recent times thanks to its extremely low price range and equally varied product range. It comes from the Deciem umbrella, the niche's beauty brand who believe in serious skin care. Now does the marine hyaluronics fall into that category?
The Common Marine Hyaluronics Product Review
Price: 10.90 $ for 30 ml
Availability: I got it from cultbeauty but it is also on other sites
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Algae Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Asparagic Acid, PCA, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate , salicylic acid, citric acid, propanediol, dimethylisosorbide, ethoxydiglycol, polysorbate 20, potassium sorbate, sodium salicylate, sodium benzoate, hexylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol. (Source)
The ordinator's marine hyaluronic is just water and it is a struggle to apply the product. It's colorless and it does not smell really good but the smell spreads almost immediately on the application so it's not that much disturbing.
Interestingly, your skin becomes too greasy and shiny even when it is dehydrated.
The product comes in a bottle of a dripper. I started applying 3-5 drops initially but in summer my skin became too fat and shiny. Then I changed my routine to 10 drops of the product. Then I began to notice a significant increase in hydration levels. And other products would be better absorbed in the skin.
I managed to complete the product in two months with regular day and night use of almost 5-10 drops a day. My skin is better hydrated and looks glowing most times. The big difference was visible to me in the photographs. Skin looks definitely better and pigmentation has also decreased over the last two months, but I would not say that marine hyaluronics are solely responsible. But then I did not do much for my skin either.
Overall, I would say that it is a good complement to your skin care routine as the first step because it improves hydration and enables better absorption of other products. More or less, I found that it served the purpose of a toner / fog. It's a decent product, but if I add in the cost of ordering the product and paying customs it will be quite expensive for what it does!
Have you tested any of The Ordinary products? How do you like them?