Hylamide Sensitive Fix Advanced Calming Complex Review

 

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They say:

Patented Marvel of Peru

Advanced biotechnological derivative targets multiple roots of sensitivity and visible skin redness.

pH-Balancing Golden-Eye Grass Complex

Independently studied plant complex counteracts skin pH imbalance in the immediate and short term to reduce signs and feeling of sensitivity.

Ingredients:

AQUA (WATER), SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CURCULIGO ORCHIOIDES ROOT EXTRACT, TAMARINDUS INDICA SEED GUM, MIRABILIS JALAPA EXTRACT, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, PROPANEDIOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, LACTOBACILLUS/ERIODICTYON CALIFORNICUM FERMENT EXTRACT, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, CITRIC ACID, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM CITRATE, CHLORPHENESIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE.

I say:

I had high hopes for this product.

Hylamide is owned by Deciem who also produce NIOD (a range, which has received rave reviews) and they have a really good reputation as innovators of affordable and effective skin care. I’d tried the Hylamide Subq Anti-Age Advanced Serum which I liked, although I wasn’t blown away by it, and thought the Sensitive Fix sounded perfect for my skin type.

The description of this serum isn’t extensive, however, it states that it targets redness and sensitivity; right up my alley. Also, I thought the ingredients sounded intriguing and the price was fair.

It comes in a glass bottle with a dropper, has a light watery texture and sinks into the skin pretty quickly, though it does leave a slightly sticky film on the surface of the skin. Smell wise, it certainly has a scent to it, although it’s not one I can readily describe.

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Unfortunately, this serum stung my face as soon as I applied it. I’m not sure which particular component of the serum my skin didn’t like, but it definitely didn’t like it. The stinging was followed by increased redness and although I did persevere in trying to use this product just in case it was my rosacea being more sensitive than usual, the unpleasant tingling upon application continued, even though all my other products were working fine as normal. So it was unquestionably the Hylamide causing the problem.

I’ve since given the bottle to my boyfriend whom, although not possessing sensitive skin himself, is happy to slap anything on his face as long as it means he doesn’t have to go out and actually buy his own skin care products. He says the serum is ‘fine’ (he’s descriptive like that) and when pushed, added ‘it’s nothing special’. So there you have it, a detailed review from my other half…

To be fair to this product, it does generally get really good reviews, praising its ability to combat redness, sensitivity and rosacea, so it’s probably worth a shot if you have any of those skin complaints yourself. For me, alas, it is a no-no.

Hylamide Sensitive Fix Advanced Calming Complex is available from Boots for £18.00

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