Following my rip-roaring success I had with Hydraluron, I was keen to explore other hyaluronic acid serums to see how they compare. Plus, as you know, I'm all for supporting British Beauty Brands.
So when I realised that Bravura London, a brand I'd already had success with (through their glycolic acid treatments), also made a hyaluronic acid serum, I was really keen to test it out.
They very kindly sent me a bottle to try, along with their glycolic and salicylic acid peels which I'll be reviewing in the next couple of week. If you've been following me on Twitter (@PamperedPrince), you'll already know how much I look forward to my Sunday evening peel!
In case you missed the Hydraluron post and wondering what hyaluronic acid is. It's a substance we produce naturally in our skin, that has the ability to hold 1,000 times its own weight in water and hold it within the epidermal layer of our skin. As we age our ability to produce it decreases with age, leaving us prone to dehydrated skin.
Texture wise, Bravura London Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a more fluid gel than the Hydraluron, so I found even less was needed. While Hydraluron also contains a Red Marine Algae to promote cell turnover, Bravura London is all about the hyaluronic acid, with it being the main ingredient, accompanied only by distilled water with Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera and Germall plus. The absence of Red Marine Algae didn't really affect my results as I've been using the glycolic and salicylic acid peels, which also promote cell turn over. You may find Hydraluron gives a different result if you're not already using exfoliating acids such as glycolic or salicylic.
Price wise, the Hydraluron cost £24.99 for 30ml and Bravura London Hyaluronic Acid Serum usually costs £41.99 for 50ml, so ml for ml, they work out at roughly the same price. Although the Bravura London Hyaluronic Acid Serum is currently on special offer at £29.99 for 50ml.
I did find the Bravura London Hyaluronic Acid Serum a little more cost effective due to the pump dispenser, it's far easier to control the amount you use. My only negative about Hydraluron was the packaging and how easy it was to waste the product.
I will add though, with the Bravura London Hyaluronic Acid Serum, the pump dispenser is sold separately at an additional 54 pence. I highly recommend adding it. The extra 54 pence will save you pounds worth of product later on!
Results wise, I couldn't be happier. I've been using this morning and evening for the last 4 weeks, under my usual face oils, BB creams, night creams etc. My skin feels and looks as hydrated, balanced and clear as when I was using Hydraluron. The additional benefit for me with Bravura London Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the pump dispenser. Plus I'm indulging my desire to buy British by repurchasing this product.
Which I most definitely will be doing and I'd happily recommend this product to others too.
Available from Bravura London and retails at £41.99 for 50ml but is currently on special offer at £29.99.