Hyaluronic Acid Booster Battle – Mizon VS Hylamide!

Hello everyone! Today I have a comparison review of the Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100 Ampoule and the Hylamide Low Molecular HA for all o’ y’all to see! Without further ado, and there’s been months of ado, let’s get on with it!

 

I’ll start off with a bit about the absolute amazingness that is Hyaluronic Acid and some hyaluronic acid facts:

 

Okay now time for some ~contradictory~ material on HA. I did ask Stephen from KindofStephen about this post and he said that a lot of people take research based on injections and assume it’s the same for topical. He also said LMW-HA under 40 kDa is potentially ‘bad’. (Girl don’t even ask me I don’t know what kDa is)

 

So I guess, take the post (by Barefacedtruth.com) with a grain of salt? If you want some key points, here ya go:

  • High Molecular Weight-Hyaluronic Acid (HMW-HA) has been shown to reduce the effects of the inflammatory response suggesting that it promotes regenerative healing in adult wounds.
  • Low Molecular Weight-Hyaluronic Acid (LMW-HA) basically makes the inflammatory response stronger.
  • You’re better off applying HMW-HA products at the last step of your skincare because it forms a natural barrier so it’s most efficient as a last step.
  • LMW-HA is a marketing ploy to make ‘their HA better than competitors’ HA’.

and if you’re curious, here are the studies they used to back themselves up:

Functions of Hyaluronic Acid (in the skin and body):

 

Now that you know more about HA or have skipped through the science-y BS, let’s move on to the actual products!

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Edit: I forgot to mention my skin ‘profile’ – I’m 19 years old with skin that’s dry and dehydrated but can also get clogged easily.

 

 

Let’s start with the Mizon ampoule!

 

Product Name

Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 100 Ampoule

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Claims

Mizons Hyaluronic Acid Ampoule is part of Original Skin Energy Ampoules that is an essential factor solution for your skins problem areas. Through its wrinkle improvement, achieve stronger, robust skin energy. And by filling skin with abundant, deeply rich moisture, it takes responsibility of the inside of your skin as well. Its hydration improves skin elasticity, texture, and firms to create glossy, healthy skin without a sticky mess. For those with skin without a lot of moisture, the ampoule should be a fundament part of your skin care. – According to Amazon.

Size 

30ml

Price

I bought it for $14 on Amazon

Where it fits in your routine

Either you can stick to the lightest to thickest consistency rule and apply it accordingly with the rest of your routine, or mix it in with your skincare steps. I mixed it into a toner/skin to boost its hydrating ability, mixed into a lightweight emulsion to do the same (works well on days when I didn’t have time to do my full routine) or what I haven’t done with this product but have done with others, is to mix it in with a cream. Mixing liquids with creams makes them more lightweight and helps them absorb faster but still have their moisturizing capability.

Packaging

A light, baby blue-ish glass bottle packaging, the little shiny bit is plastic. Das it. Also the dropper doesn’t reach anywhere near the botton so I did have to pour the drops of the product out (you’d best believe I did bitch I ain’t wastin’ nothin)

Texture 

A cloudy colored lightweight liquid that’s not sticky at all. A full dropper’s worth will sink in with ease.

 

 

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Fragrance

My notes said ‘very subtle skincarey scent’. Take that for what you will.

Shelf life

PAO (period after opening aka the open jar symbol on the back of cosmetics) is 12 months so once you open the bottle up, you’ve got a year to finish it. I was pretty heavy handed with this stuff when I used it without mixing it into anything but it lasted me from October to December but how long it lasts purely depends on if you use drops or dash this on ya face like I dash sesame oil onto almost everything I eat.

Notable ingredients

Sodium Hyaluronate – ya know what dis is already

 

Copper Tripeptide-1 – aids would healing and skin repair. Improves skin thickness, elasticity, firmness, wrinkles and more lol.

 

Ceramide 3 – one of the essential parts of the skin’s upper layers. Can aid skin barrier repair, helps fight aging associated xerosis, can help with eczema and protect skin from certain irritants. Can decrease TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss).

 

Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice – Birch Sap. Skin conditioning agent. Able to mimic the skin’s NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor).

 

Portaluca Oleracea Extract – sciencey word for Purslane. Anti-irritant, antioxidant.

 

Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract – sciencey word for skullcap. Antioxidant and skin soothing properties.

 

Artemisia Absinthium Extract – sciencey word for wormwood. Antiseptic. Antioxidant.

 

Achillea Millefolium Extract – sciencey word for yarrow. Can potentially rejuvenate the skin surface. Can reduce flaking and restore suppleness to the skin.

 

Gentiana Lutea Root Extract – Antioxidant and can have skin soothing benefits.

 

Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract – Rubus Idaeus or red raspberry extract is great for hydrating and anti-aging. It’s also involved with ceramide production. (Yes I did copy this from my Mizon snail cream review.)

 

Beta-Glucan – Soothes and can help reduce the look of redness. Is an antioxidant and can help with wrinkles.

 

Adenosine – promotes wound healing. Has soothing and anti wrinkle benefits.

 

Irritants and acne triggers

 

4 weak potential acne triggers – Butylene Glycol (1), Stearic Acid (2), PEG-100 Stearate (1), Triethanolamine (2) and 1 weak potential skin irritant – Carbomer (1).

 

Full ingredient list

 

Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Tripeptide-1, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, 1,2-octanediol, Ethylhexyl-glycerin, Tropolone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Stearic Acid, C12-c20alkyl Glucoside, C13-22 Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Betula Platypyhlla Japonica Juice, Portaluca Oleracea Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Amica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Rasberry) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Adenosine, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA

 

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My experience and thoughts

This was just okay. When I used it on its own it barely did anything for me, so later I just tried a whole pipette-ful and that gave me some noticeable change in bounciness and did hydrate okay. What was cool was it sort of just disappeared into the skin. Eventually, I ended up using this to ‘boost’ the hydrating ability of other products so I usually mixed it into toners or emulsions and I honestly liked it best like that. It sort of thinned out the consistency of cream/emulsion type products and just added some (more) humectant quality to products.

 

Conclusion 

Meh, won’t repurchase. Cute color and packaging but it didn’t make a difference that I could notice on my skin. I felt like my serums can hydrate well enough on their own without this ampoule. Wouldn’t recommend either because of its meh-ness.

Product Name

Hylamide Low Molecular HA

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Claims – according to the Hylamide website (not exactly claims but it’s what I could find for claims lol)

VERY LOW-MOLECULAR HA
Offers rehydration with better topical absorption than ordinary HA

Hyaluronic Acid Ferment
Purified non-animal source hyaluronic acid for oil-free surface hydration

Hydrolyzed HA
Low-molecular form of HA to support lower to middle skin rehydration

HA Pre-Cursor
Novel technology acts as a precursor to HA and encourages a plump look

Plant HA
Tamarind-derived HA technology improves the look of skin elasticity

 

Size 

30ml.

Price

$26 USD

Where it fits in your routine

Same thing with the thinnest to thickest consistency rule. I didn’t use this as an additive to other products and the directions on the website don’t ask you to either but boi it’s your life and you do what you wanna.

Packaging

Nice frosted glass bottle with a sticker around it. The material of the dropper portion is plastic, rubber for the squeezy part and glass for the pipette.

Texture 

The texture was thick/viscous but insanely lightweight. The viscosity is most probably coming from the hydrolyzed yeast, algae and tamarind seed gum and I like it because it helps a little amount spread and go a long way.

 

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sorry for the disgustingly blurry photo lol

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Hand model: my bestie Afsara.
Fragrance

Nothing I could detect.

Shelf life

12 months after opening.

Notable ingredients

Sodium Hyaluronate – I ain’t gon repeat myself boi scroll on up if ya done skipped it

 

Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract – A natural alternative to sodium hyaluronate. Has antioxidant properties.

 

Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract – A natural source of beta glucan and therefore an antioxidant. 

 

Ahnfeltia Conccina Extract – Red Marine Algae Extract. Acts as a skin protectant. Antioxidant.

 

Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum – Tamarind seed gum. Acts as a humectant or moisturizer.  Is a polysaccharide that moisturizes and smoothes the skin. According to manufacturer info, it also improves the skin’s elasticity and leaves an extremely pleasant velvety feeling on the skin.

 

Irritants and acne triggers

Hexylene Glycol – rated 2 as a potential acne trigger and 1 as a potential irritant by Cosdna.

Full ingredient list

Aqua (Water), Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Lecithin, Glycerin, Betaine, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglucuronic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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My experience and thoughts

I’ll say it here, love this SO much more than the Mizon! For so many reasons, this not only has low molecular HA which absorbs better into the skin but it also helps it to be received better by the skin (I’m guessing it helps by aiding in CD44 production?). A drop usually did it for my whole face (and girl I got a big face) and it really left my skin feeling bouncier and more hydrated. This was perfect for below surface hydration (it felt like taking a biotin capsule, no crazy instant results but it helps later for sure!) and for the daytime routine when I can’t look like my nightly greaseball.

Conclusion 

Will definitely repurchase when I get the chance!

 

Winner: Obviously, the Hylamide Low Molecular HA. Overall a more efficient HA serum that’s still affordable.

 

Where you can buy the products:

 

Mizon: $12 on Amazon, $15 on Peach & Lily, $14.80 on iHerb, $14.86 on Jolse.

 

Hylamide: $16.80 on Amazon, $26 on their own website. 

 

So, have you tried any of these products? Are you now interested if you haven’t yet? Sushi or Pizza? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Disclaimer: not a sponsored post. I’d honestly be flattered if you thought someone would sponsor me lol. Links are not affiliate links either. I have none of those.

 

Edit: forgot to edit this in but if anyone is interested in seeing somewhat regular skincare/food photos, follow me on IG @thegardensofasphodel! 💖 

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