Recently, I got the opportunity to try the new Hyla3D HA Activating Complex from Jan Marini Skin Research. It's a serum that houses an intricate formula of different forms of hylauronic acid, technology which will then activate our own HA, and also peptides and antioxidants. That complex is 3 fold basically. So you have the serum being hydrating itself on multiple levels of molecular weight to penetrate deeper and last longer once on the skin, then the serum technology activating the natural HA in our skin, and adding in those peptides and antioxidants to "boost collagen and elastin". To quote the company:
"As a result, Hyla3D restores hydration and 3-dimensional volume, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, contoured look."
So before we get into my thoughts and experience with this product let me introduce you to the company. JMSR was founded in San Jose, CA in 1994. Since then (which is not that long) they have come a long way in the skincare world by their drive to constantly better professional skin care products with new and innovative technology. That being said the company has contributed a lot of proven results from new technology so while they have come a long way since they started, the professional skin care community has progressed as well thanks to their ideas, tests, new technology, products, etc. Therefore, a force to be reckoned with as how to approach skin concerns in an ever changing environment.
"Jan Marini Skin Research is one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. JMSR has formed associations with some of the world's leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today's most common skin concerns. JMSR has introduced a host of technological firsts, has been awarded numerous patents and has published multiple independent peer-reviewed studies on it's products."
The key ingredients of the Hyla3d are as follows:
Liposomal Encapsulated HA
Ultra-Low Molecular Weight HA
Tissue Respiratory Factor
My experience with this product was good with some hiccups. I won't say bad because the good definitely out weighed the hiccups along the way. I've been testing this for around a month I would say, or close to that. I used it as the directions say, solid for over a week which was: twice a day before your moisturizer. I took pictures of my skin along the way so I could note the changes. I notice after a week I was starting to get red bumps randomly on the skin, they didn't hurt, they weren't inflamed, they were pimples, they just looked like red dots. They could easily be covered with makeup but still, I pride myself on my clear skin so I didn't understand it. So I stopped the serum for 3 days and they all left completely. Then I went back in with the serum only once a day, because I was seeing good results in other areas. Like my dark circles which are usually very prominent were not even half as bad as before, no longer needing a corrector for them. The small lines I was getting around the eyes were getting smaller. I definitely noticed good things with this so I didn't want to stop using it. I used it for around a week solid again and notice just a few of those red dots this time. So I didn't use it for a day. Once again, the dots left. Then instead of using it straight on the skin and then moisturizer, I used it with my thicker moisturizer. Then locking that in with a sleeping facial. Which sounds like a lot of hassle and maybe you would not have to do that but I wanted to.
I can say that the method I use which is using it to cut my thicker cream moisturizer works very well for me and I still am seeing the progress I was. I can't say whether or not this method has slowed down the results I was getting, because one of the claims is that: " Multiple molecular weights and forms of HA result in deep penetration and rapid, long-lasting, continual hydration." So since the state of the product is a serum, serums tend to absorb faster, have active ingredients and are more potent than moisturizer, and they can also go deeper into the skin (and you want them to because of their actives and abilities) than a moisturizer could. They also can enhance your moisturizer and for that reason they are applied before moisturizer but not in place of a moisturizer. A moisturizer is what prevents your skin, hopefully, from losing water and keeps in the hydration. I've not found anything about not using these mixed so I'm going to continue with that method. If that proves to stop being successful, I will then probably use it once every other day to see if the spots stay away or maybe I can build my skin up to getting used to it.
The packaging on this is a pump and solid silver container so I do not feel as if air or light will be able to get in there and break down anything that could possibly be broken down. It's pretty light weight, not bulky in my opinion, and a clear plastic cap goes over the pump but comes off easily. The product itself is clear with a slight tinge of yellow, it's not overly thin, it's the perfect texture for a serum in my opinion. It has no smell either.
So the people I think this is best suited for is anyone who feels like they're starting to have some fine lines or their skin looks like it's starting to "sag". I definitely recommend to late 40's and older.
This products is $125 for 1 oz. My only complaints with it is the fact that my skin which is very conditioned, normal, not sensitive skin, has a reaction to it and that's what I feel the red spots are. A simple reaction which is harmless, but a bummer. That is just me though, you may not be the same way. Your skin may react fine with it and I hope it does. Like I said though using it with a cream is working for me and I do see results, so I will continue to use it until it either stops giving me results/sustaining the progress of my skin, or just runs out.
The only other complaint I could have would be the packaging. I wish it were a bit heavier, because to look at the packaging I would not think that it costs $125. If you showed me the before and after pictures that are out there, or if I blindly tested this without any idea what the packaging looks like and seen my results I would totally believe this was a product that costed $125 and was worth it. I hope that makes sense. In saying that though, if it works I don't care what packaging it comes in as long as it will keep the product inside stable. So what I'm getting at is the packaging is just a miniscule complaint or hiccup against what I think is a product that's be proven to work and work fast!
I'm going to leave you the ingredient deck so you don't have to look it up:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Oligopeptide-24, Ubiquinone, Calcium Ketogluconate, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Panthenol, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopherol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Phosphate, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Oleate, Citric Acid, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Lactobacillus Ferment, Alcohol, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol
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I forgot to add this when I first uploaded the review. Sorry bout that. So on the left we have the spots at their worst after I tried to power through thinking they'd get better it'd been a week or more of twice a day application of the serum as instructed. The right is 3 days after the left picture, where the spots were gone for the most part. Still had a couple that lingered but not too bad. Again these were just spots, they weren't inflamed, they didn't hurt, it was like a faint red marker dot on my face randomly. So they were easy to cover but still I didn't like that my skin wasn't looking like normal. Also, my friend Rheannon got this at the same time I did and had the same reaction. In saying that I didn't notice any dots when I used my method of application which was adding it to a cream and only using it once a day and I did notice an improvement in fine lines around my eyes and my dark circles looking better toward the end.
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