Thursday, 22 October 2015

Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

Kia Ora!

Today I have a review, which I haven't done in quite a while. This product was sent to me for review, but be assured my opinion will be completely honest.

This is the OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum.* When I first heard the company name, OZ Naturals, I assumed it was Australian. I was a little shocked that it's an American company, but that just meant that the serum took a little longer to get to me. I ordered it on Amazon, and it took about 10 days to reach me in New Zealand. It was ridiculously packaged, with about 3 layers of boxes for a tiny bottle, but at least that means it didn't break!


Each bottle is 30ml, and this bottle has lasted me at least 6 weeks, and will probably (I'm estimating here) last for 9-10 weeks overall. I'm using it once per day, as a part of my nightly skincare routine.

This product claims to do the following:
  • plump and hydrate dry, dull skin
  • assist in balancing moisture levels
  • speed up skin-cell turnover, keeping new and healthy skin on the surface 
  • diminish surface lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen
  • naturally lifts and firms sagging skin


A full list of ingredients (because those are important to note): Organic Aloe, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM, Hydroxyethyl, Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. (Please note these are sourced from the box, and the website).

Oz Naturals is  natural and cruelty-free which does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates.


The serum is a cloudy colour, and the consistency of water. The dropper itself is very easy to use, and a good way of dispensing the serum. It picks it up easily, and one dropper-full is just a little bit more than what you need for one use.


The serum comes out easily, and spreads very easily. I've been using my fingers, but you could use a cotton pad if you wanted to.

The serum sinks into the skin very easily and quickly. Honestly, I've not used another serum or essence that sinks in as well as this one does. After about 5 minutes it has completely absorbed, and your face is dry, soft and very silky to the touch. 

 

I took a photo before I started using the serum (on the left) and the second photo on the right is after 6 weeks of use. The lighting is different, and completely ignore the differences in my eyes (allergies), but I think there is a bit of a difference. My forehead is smoother, and my cheeks look to be nicer too. My chin is a hormonal acne zone, so it can be discounted too. Overall, I think that while there isn't a major difference, there is  a slight one. I have a fairly extensive skincare routine already, but for someone who is just starting out their results will probably be more drastic.


In conclusion, I can recommend this serum to those looking for extra hydration in their skincare routine. It's fantatsic on it's own, but also helps other moisturisers to absorb more fully. It has a reasonable pricepoint, and will last at least 2 months, if not 3 months with daily usage. It's not the best serum I've ever used, but it isn't ineffective and I have enjoyed using it.

If you want to order from Amazon, you can find the product here

Until next time ...

*PR sample.