Hot Beauty Trend- Hydraluron


Ah yes. An item Caroline Hirons convinced me to get. Mrs Hirons- making your girl broke since 2013.


Hydraluron’s primary ingredient is a pure form of hyaluronic acid, which is an incredibly hydrating substance that holds up to ‘1000 times its weight in water’ and provides below the surface hydration, leading to visibly glow-y and plumped up skin.



This serum isn’t only for dry, dehydrated skin. It is also ย recommended for oily skin (hurray!) as it can help control oil production. This makes sense because oil glands go into overdrive when the suckers feel your skin is dehydrated. Which is why it is NEVER a good idea to skip moisturiser if you have oily skin (I used to do this, but I know better now).



It is important to note that this isn’t a moisturiser replacement, it is a moisture BOOSTER that will suck the water from your moisturiser deep into your skin. Genius stuff really.



I use a pea sized amount all over my face in the morning after using my toner. I then follow up with moisturiser (currently La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo) and sunscreen (La Roche Posay Anthelios 50).



Hydraluron in my humble opinion is a fantastic product. It has made a small difference in my oil production (I’ll take ANY improvement there) but more importantly it makes my skin feel smooth and soft, and definitely gives a moisture kick to my Effaclar Duo which I quite like but isn’t moisturising enough.



Have you tried Hydraluron or any products with Hyaluronic Acid?


Let me know,


  • Anuli
    Posted at 17:16h, 30 September Reply

    Hi Nicole, so what toner do you use?

    • Nicole
      Posted at 17:42h, 30 September Reply

      Hi Anuli, I’m still trying to find an amazing one but in the meantime I’m still using the Proactiv Revitalising Toner (salicylic acid). Open to suggestions myself actually.

  • Yinka
    Posted at 18:05h, 30 September Reply

    LEGIT! I don’t use this actual one. I buy pure hyaluronic acid off amazon for about 20 box and apply it before my day and night cream. It has totally changed my skin. I now use it all over my body as a babe needs to glow all over. Haha

    • Nicole
      Posted at 18:12h, 30 September Reply

      All over your body?!! What a champ you are! Thats an idea actually- can you please tell me the specific brand you use so I can harass my sister to get for me? #teamglowALLOVER

      • Yinka
        Posted at 18:16h, 30 September Reply

        Haha. Yea I am the obsessive type. If it works then all over the body it goes.
        Here is the link

        Best-Selling Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Skin- 100% Pure-Highest Quality, Anti-Aging Serum– Intense Hydration + Moisturizer, Non-greasy, Paraben Free, Vegan-Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum (Pro Formula)

  • Ivie
    Posted at 18:43h, 30 September Reply

    Yay! A fellow “Hironsite”. Hydraluron has done wonders for my skin especially when followed with a hydrating essence like the caudalie grape water before moisturizer. Looking forward to more skin care recs esp stuff that can be found here. Super excited ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      Posted at 18:55h, 30 September Reply

      Hironsites unite! There seem to be a lot of us here #teamCaroline!
      Thank you for your observation about stuff that can be found here. I have to be honest- most of my skincare products I tend to buy abroad and this site is based on what I use myself, but it is AMAZING how much can be found in Lagos now. Bioderma, La Roche Posay, you name it! That being said I am going to try my best re: putting up stuff thats available in Nigeria.
      Thanks again and I TOO am super excited xx

  • Onye
    Posted at 23:15h, 30 September Reply

    Do you find that it helps to reduce oil production on the skin? Despite all I do to my skin, my face is always swimming with oil by the middle of the day.

    • Nicole
      Posted at 06:23h, 01 October Reply

      Hi there. Ah yes, my skin is the same way- really oily. It has helped a little bit, but nothing life changing. The best solution is to find an amazing primer-thinking about getting the SmashBox Photo Finish one myself, and drinking tons and tons of water xx

    • Seun
      Posted at 19:39h, 11 October Reply

      Hi, after several investments in primers, I recently started using milk of magnesia as a primer…it works wonders! I use the Dr Phillips brand. Try it.

      • Nicole
        Posted at 07:12h, 12 October Reply

        Hi there- I use milk of magnesia when I have an event or wedding. Its pretty good. But its not advisable for everyday use because it is extremely alkaline, and it changes the pH level of your skin over time leading to all sorts of skin issues xx

  • margaret
    Posted at 19:12h, 01 October Reply

    Hi Nicole,

    Thank you for all the useful tips. Great work! What day and night cream do you use? Also does hydraluron work for uneven skin tone and sun burn? Cant wait for the hair segment!

    • Nicole
      Posted at 22:44h, 01 October Reply

      Thanks so much Margaret! Really appreciate it. All will be revealed in my skin regimen post when I get round to typing it lol. But Hydraluron definitely helps with skin restoration although you should not expect drastic results overnight xx

  • BeeSkit
    Posted at 23:00h, 01 October Reply

    Hi Nicole,

    I was wondering, any tips on making drinking water more enticing? Lol

    I try, I honestly do but water is just sooo blah to me and sometimes bitterish!

    Any tips will be great! xx

    • Nicole
      Posted at 00:04h, 02 October Reply

      Hi there BeeSkit- I would suggest all those fancy fruit infused water things that have become hugely popular on the gram. But thats a lot of effort. Do you know what works for me? I call it the Beyonce method.LOL! I literally tell myself with each sip that I am now prettier, healthier and closer to being Beyonce than I was a sip ago and thats what gets my vain ass through 4L of fluid a day (This is a true story.) All jokes aside- Just dig deep, you can totally do this! Please let me know how it goes ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

      • BeeSkit
        Posted at 05:45h, 02 October Reply

        Lol, will try that
        Thanks Nicole

  • Chi
    Posted at 14:29h, 02 October Reply

    Biko Nicole Nne, tell us how or where we can get this Hydraluron from in Lagos? I need this moisture thingy. Currently, i use Elizabeth Arden’s visible difference which i think is good but i would not mind something better. I had these breakouts 2 months ago on one cheek which left scars. I seriously need to clear that side of my face, kindly recommend or anyone who has gone through a breakout session and overcame the spots.

    • Nicole
      Posted at 15:16h, 02 October Reply

      Nne ndeewo! I currently don’t know anyone who sells it Lagos sadly ๐Ÿ™ If I hear anything I will be sure to let you know! Then the best thing I know to use for acne scarring is Vitamin C serum. The Obagi one is very good apparently (haven’t tried it personally) and I’ve seen it at MedPlus at The Palms. And the Image skincare one is supposed to be the Bee’s Knees. Hope this helps and let me know how it goes xx

  • Zainab
    Posted at 12:45h, 04 October Reply

    Cerave foaming facial cleanser, AM and PM moisturising lotions have changed my life! Very affordable and great for sensitive/craw-craw prone skin (dry skin eczema especially)

    • Nicole
      Posted at 19:51h, 04 October Reply

      I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Cerave even though I haven’t tried myself. Thanks so so much for the tip xx

  • Nma
    Posted at 18:35h, 04 October Reply

    I must say Nicole, your site is fast becoming a guilty pleasure for moi. I used to have problems with uneven skin tone. However, because i do laser on my face (unwanted hair, aarrgghh) i have been advised by my Dokinta to use Image as it is clinically proven to do a lot of things (SPF 50 to help blotches, to even skin tone and something else, cannot remember now (porous brain). I haven’t started using it coz i’m waiting for my present one to finish.

    More importantly, for even skin tone (tried and tested), i use neutrogena acne soap. You know the white and red one, the packaging i mean . That sucker is magic. It’s mostly said in the U.S.

  • Nma
    Posted at 18:47h, 04 October Reply

    *sold*, apologies.

  • Anuli
    Posted at 09:46h, 08 October Reply

    Hi Nicole, please will you do a post On BB and CC creams?

    • Nicole
      Posted at 20:47h, 08 October Reply

      Hi Anuli! I have never tried them personally, but as soon as I do i’ll put it on the site. Thank you so much for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • susu
    Posted at 10:56h, 09 October Reply

    Gud day nicole,i want to commend u 4 what u are doing. yur blog is so exceptional frm question is dis,are yur write up going to consist 4 dark skin.and i wuld love u always specify skin type,complexion.becos am dark in complexion.

    • Nicole
      Posted at 13:46h, 09 October Reply

      Hi Susu! Thank you for raising a valid point. Just to clarify, all the products I review or mention are suitable for all skin tones. They aren’t specifically for light skin. So you can use anything you see on the site. Thanks again Susu xx

  • susu
    Posted at 06:26h, 10 October Reply

    thanks 4 yur quick response.i haue alway heard&read about skin regimen,moisturing,cleasing,etc.mine issue is dis since when i come of age i have not been so comfortable in my skin.i wud like to kwn is it proper to use body moist as face cream dat i have been doing d result on my face is always bad like rashes,ance very dark face when i go have stop using cream on my face,i only cream my body and just rub white powder on my,not a makeup person,i really desire glow,clear dark skin.plssss i wud want u to tell me product dat are gud not 4 dark skin 4 each regimen and how to identify a toner.i hope am not asking 4 too much thank and God bless

    • Nicole
      Posted at 08:19h, 10 October Reply

      Hi Susu-you shouldn’t use body lotion to moisturise your face.You should look for a face moisturiser that deals with your skin concern (dry, sensitive, oily, acne prone). There are so many out there. Secondly you must use moisturiser everyday, it is so important- you can’t skip this step. A good place to start will be to implement a basic regimen. Use a cleanser, then use a toner, then a moisturiser.

      I’m not sure what your skin type is but if you have dry or sensitive skin, products by a brand called Simple are a good place to start. If you have oily skin then Neutrogena or Clean and Clear. All these brands are very easily available in Nigeria)

      Please read my post on Hot Cloth Cleansing- that is also helpful in keeping the skin smooth.

      A toner is pretty easy to identify as it is usually written there on the bottle.It is usually a very watery consistency and it may be acid based. If you read the bottle it will give you directions on how to use, and it will indicate what skin type should use it.

      Its important to start a proper regimen so you can begin to understand what your skin likes and doesn’t tolerate.It may take a while of experimenting but try something out, give it 2 weeks, if it doesn’t work then move on to something else. This process may take some time but it is worth it.

      Lastly, I am not a dermatologist and these are just suggestions, so if it doesn’t work I cannot be held liable ohhh!Lol

      Hope this was helpful, and good luck.

    • susu
      Posted at 09:35h, 10 October Reply

      thank u,4 yur kind reply.enjoy yur weekend.

  • Lulu
    Posted at 16:38h, 08 December Reply

    Hi Nicole I have a very dry and tired face and line around my mouth it makes me feel really uncomfortable I’m currently using body shop product ranging from their moisturizer to facial wash to facial scrub to toner etc but my face still not looking moisturize any advice pls

  • Oby Obiasogu
    Posted at 12:48h, 20 January Reply

    Hi Nicole, where do I find this hydraluron in naira, I can’t find it in SA

  • Oby Obiasogu
    Posted at 12:49h, 20 January Reply


    • Nicole
      Posted at 14:09h, 20 January Reply

      Hi Oby! Sadly I don’t know where it can be bought in Nigeria. Only in the US and UK ๐Ÿ™

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