Deciem Knights That Make All The Difference – Later On Review of The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA, Hylamide HA Blur And NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 8%

In memory of Brandon Truaxe, the man who shook and stirred skincare world

You know those things you use every day, but they are not so hyped, not so popular, not so photographed, but do make all the difference to your everyday routine.

Here is the later on review of those everyday knights that make all the difference to my skin. From flaky, dehydrated, uneven, flat to glowing, plump, even, structured complexion.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Review

What is it?

I wrote about acids before (Lactic acid specifically here), and this one is wonderful addition to my acidy routines.

The Ordinary, Deciem brand (I wrote comprehensive brand-wide review) made this wonderful bottle of 10% AHA mixed with hyaluronic acid and botanical extract to reduce skin sensitivity. So if you have uneven skin tone, flaking skin, dehydrated skin that refuses to get along with your foundation or bb cream, or you just want to get rid of those fine lines and acne scars, this one is for you.

Every makeup look starts with good complexion. This product is that first step to it.

Here is what Deciem says about this product:

Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 10% formulation offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation. /Deciem/

It comes in standard The Ordinary 30 ml / 1 fl.oz. glass bottle with the pipette. Pinky yellowish, ok, peachy, slightly viscous liquid that smells of, well, acid. Nothing unpleasant, though.

How to use it?

Apply once per day, ideally in the PM. Can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation persists, discontinue use and consult a physician. (Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.) /Deciem/

I use it sometimes in the PM, sometimes in the AM routines. I just make sure I wear SPF nothing less than 50. In both cases.

From my previous article on lactic acid use: (…) I would recommend for the first time Lactic Acid users to start as the second step after hydrating toner or to even mix this product with other water-based serum to minimize skin sensitivity. Let that tingle be just a tingle, not raging stinging.

With time, how your skin increases its tolerance to this acid, you can use it as the regular exfoliator or the active, meaning you can use it right after the cleansing, directly to a clean(sed) skin.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Isoceteth-20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Active ingredient Lactic Acid with the help of hyaluronic acid and Tasmanian pepperberry to reduce skin sensitivity. It’s all about acid here.

Rosacea safe?

Not really. Use with caution as this stuff is rather strong and shouldn’t be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin.

Who is it for?

All skin types, uneven skin tone, acne scars, wrinkles

Does it work?

Almost immediately! Glow from the within, the best possible description to it. Little to none stinging if you apply it right. (see the directions above)

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Review

I had no reverse effect, no sensitivity, no peeling. Just evened and brightened skin tone that is easy going to foundation or bb creams. Of course, I don’t use it every day, or in conjunction with other heavier actives (1% or more retinol, 15% or more Vitamin C), but it turned out to be THE acid for my skin.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA Review

Thumbs up?

Yes, love it!

 

Hylamide HA Blur

Hylamide HA Blur Review

What is it?

Finisher collection of Hylamide, another Deciem brand. A primer, skin enhancer, to be exact. Something that makes of your skin a canvas ready to be painted on.

Here is what Deciem says:

Instead of relying on older silica technologies, HA Blur uses an unusual new form of Hyaluronic Acid powder base for its blurring approach. Hyaluronic Acid has never been used for this purpose before and renders HA Blur compatible with all makeup and all skin types, while the blurring effect is exceptional. In fact, it’s so compatible with makeup that you can apply under or over foundation, or mix it with any liquid foundation for an ultra-high-definition skin finish. VISIBLY: Blurs, Minimizes Pores, Hydrates, Plumps /Deciem/

It comes in typical Hylamide design 30 ml / 1 fl.oz. plastic tube. It is whitish, silicony type of gel with faint (I’m trying to avoid this word, but…) plastic, baby cream scent to it. Again, nothing unpleasant.

Hylamide HA Blur Review

How to use it?

Apply over or mixed with liquid foundation. Can also be worn alone without makeup. Any powder makeup products should be used after the application of HA Blur. /Deciem/

I found it works crazy good with some hydrating ampoule, like Leegeehaam Vita Propolis ampoule and then foundation or bb cream on top of it while still not absorbed. Crazy good!

Ingredients

Hylamide HA Blur Ingredients

Caprylyl Methicone, Aqua (Water), Peg-12 Dimethicone/Ppg-20 Crosspolymer, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cyclomethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Sodium Salicylate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate/Peg/Ppg-4/3 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Laureth-12, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate-80, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vp/Va Copolymer, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Amodimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol¸ Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

One doesn’t have to have PhD in chemistry to see this ingredient list is typical of any primer formula. Silicones dominate, but hyaluronic acid in the form of sodium hyaluronate present for the hydrating and plumping effect.

Rosacea safe?

Yes, but if you can’t tolerate silicones, no.

Who is it for?

All skin types

Does it work?

My go to primer. Every day on my face. Something that makes things tolerable when flare up hits me. Something that makes my skin look good with any foundation or bb cream. Something that hides the fact how really messed up is my skin.

Although silicony, it doesn’t clog my pores. Also, when the day is long, it keeps my face hydrated and plumped just as long.

There you have it my secret is out. HA Blur is behind those ‘what did you do to your skin’ questions that no one is keen to answer.

Thumbs up?

Yes

 

NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 8%

NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 8% Review

What is it?

NIOD Support regimen. I mentioned NIOD before right here.

NIOD PF, Opacity 8% is serum, bronzer, contouring makeup, skin enhancer, something that keeps your skin from looking flat after all the trouble with the foundation or bb cream application. A 3D effect to the face.

Here is what Deciem says:

This serum-textured surface treatment complements the approach of NIOD’s Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% by balancing light absorption effects (in contrast to light reflection focus of PF 12%) with selective reflectiveness of darker interference pigments. Like PF 12%, this effort is supported by perfecting prisms and topical photo-finishing technologies to offer radiance in life and specifically through the camera lens. /Deciem/

It comes in typical NIOD design 30 ml / 1 fl.oz. glass bottle with the pipette. Bronze, shimmery, scentless viscous liquid.

NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 8% Review

NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 8% Review

How to use it?

Apply instead of liquid foundation for natural-looking radiance with a hint of translucent tan. This formula can also be used under, over or mixed with liquid foundation if coverage is desired. Can be used alongside PF, Opacity 12% to create a semi-translucent contouring effect.

Usage Note: PF 8% can be used on its own to add natural golden tan radiance to any skin tone. It can be used alongside PF 12% to create a natural and blended contouring effect (with PF 12% used above the cheekbones and PF 8% used below). PF 8% can also be used alongside traditional colour formulations. /Deciem/

I use it as contouring makeup in number three shape on both the sides of the face.

I mix it with any dull, too grey, too light bb cream to make it perfectly wearable.

Ingredients

NIOD Photography Fluid Opacity 8% Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Caprylyl Methicone, Titanium Dioxide, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Caramel, Ceteth-20 Phosphate, Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Sodium Hyaluronate, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Allantoin, Glucose, Fructose, Maltose, Trehalose, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Urea, Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract, Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract, Sphagnum Magellanicum Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Methyl Methacrylate/PEG/PPG-4/3 Methacrylate crosspolymer, Dicetyl Phosphate, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Salicylate, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Rosacea safe?

Yes

Who is it for?

All skin types

Does it work?

Oh yes! If the goal is set on healthy, radiant skin, then it’s accomplished with this golden, bronze, shimmery, invisible and easy absorbed miracle in the bottle. There is no bb cream too dull for this guy to handle it.

In the summer time, I even wear it instead of bb cream for the evening, glowing look. Of course, if all of my hormone levels agreed to it, or all the cosmic forces aligned just right to make all of my red, inflamed problems dormant.

This is something that make all of my summer vacation selfies look like something I should explain myself for I didn’t use any camera filter or blur to it. Photography Fluid with assistance of Hylamide Ha Blur and Lactic Acid did.

Thumbs up?

Yes!

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2 thoughts on “Deciem Knights That Make All The Difference – Later On Review of The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA, Hylamide HA Blur And NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 8%

  1. I wasn’t much of a fan of Deciem, but I was surprised to hear about Brandon. It’s truly sad news. I totally agree on TO lactic acid. It helps incredibly with dry skin on my body, and it’s easy to apply.

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