I was seriously sick and tired of paying ridiculous amounts of money for what are supposed to be "high quality" products.  With a little patience and a TON of (ongoing) research I am starting to discover much less expensive ways to get the job done... and with higher quality products to boot!

As I have mentioned before, I was paying $50 for my Vivite moisturizer that I wasn't in love with.  Absurd, right?  I have recently learned the wonders of 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a compound found naturally in the dermis of the skin.  Starting in our early 20's, our body begins to produce less and less.  Topically applied HA serum is easily absorbed into the deep layers of the skin.  HA is capable of holding up to 3000 times its weight in water.  It absorbs water from the atmosphere and uses it to help moisturize your skin.  Since it is able to hold so much water, you will notice your fine lines and wrinkles plumping up and filling in.  Don't believe me?  Restylane, the injectable filler, is hyaluronic acid.  It also helps to break down the oil that is produced by your skin and acts as a natural antibiotic.  This will help to prevent future breakouts.  HA is starting to be known as the new "acne miracle".  You could literally pay hundreds of dollars for name brand, designer compounds with HA in them, or you could hop on over to Amazon and buy 2 oz for all of $15.  A little goes a very long way, so 2 oz will last many months.  

You can use HA alone, or at night, you can apply some avocado oil over it for an intense moisturizing session in your sleep. I suggest keeping it in the fridge so it will stay fresher longer. Keep in mind that while Restylane is indeed pure HA, it is STERILE and safe for injection.  HA from Amazon for fifteen bucks is NOT SAFE to inject.  Rub it on your skin and that is it... don't be dumb and end up with some gnarly infection rotting your face off because you thought you could get a fifteen dollar facelift.  

Have you used HA?  Please share your experience!  So far I am absolutely loving it.  It's non-greasy and light.  My skin feels moisturized but not oily and nasty.  Cheap and awesome... what's not to love?!

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