by Suzie Bonaldi


The Skincare Post: That Hydraluron Thing...

One of the products that has been queried most on Hello October - and was still yet to be reviewed *slaps own wrist* is Hydraluron. The serum that goes on post toner and pre-moisturiser and is supposedly the saviour of dehydrated skin. Lots of reviews of this little dream are full of product facts, figures and statistics, and don't get me wrong I love a good statistic (and a spread sheet - such a nerd) more than anyone and I love knowing what is/isn't in my skincare, but how does it actually work?! I've put together a little list of my thoughts based on how I got on with it and on some of your questions!

"Do I need it? Is it right for X skin type?: 

I received an early morning text from a colleague asking me this a few weeks back. Chances are your skin is going to be dehydrated at some point in your life - for me it's all the bloomin' time. But for some it's after a flight or a night out. It's also great for all skin types and all ages - with normal - oily skin at the age of 21 I didn't think I'd really need it, but boy I was wrong.

"How do I use it and how often? Can I use it with other serums/oils?": 

As seen in yesterdays video, I go Cleanser > Toner > Hydraluron > Moisturiser. If I really feel the need to use an oil then I use it after Hydraluron. It's effectively the glue between skin and anything hydrating, so make this a skincare base, of sorts. But mostly I just like the whole "serum then moisturiser = done" combo. That just works for me, but isn't for everyone. Lots of people dip in and out of using this, but if your skin doesn't dip out of being dehydrated - like mine *sad face* - then use it at least once a day. I use it every day in the morning, and sometimes in the evening if I'm in one of the following situations: London, post flights, post birthday weekends (that one's coming up soon)!

For me, dipping in and out of using it didn't leave me with fantastic results, so if you've purchased this and haven't really seen or felt a change in your skin then give it a good long run of testing, once a day, every day for a month. This was the only way I started to see the difference it makes. Not only does my skin appear more plump, but when my skin is hydrated, spots and scarring fade a lot quicker - making me a very happy girlie.

If you have any more questions then you are welcome to tweet me @hello_october_ (just remember I'm not a skincare genius, I can only speak from experience)!


  1. Fantastic post! I agree that at some point your skin will be dehydrated. I also have oily skin and never thought this would benefit me however I bought it because of the hype and it's now a staple in my morning routine! My skin drinks it up!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. I'd been considering buying this for a while but wasn't sure if it was right for my skin but with about 10 flights before the year is up I think I definitely need to invest now! Thanks for this post, you've definitely persuaded me.
    Sam x | A Model In London

  3. Great post! I really want to try this, it's been on my wishlist for ages! :) ♥

  4. I have oily skin and always thought it was far from dehydrated but since using this daily, boy have I seen the difference! My skin feels so much better and like you said, spots fade so much quicker. I'd definitely agree with using it regularly to see results x

  5. Hi!

    I have been using the Bioderma Hydrate Serum, it's the same king of products, just hydration.
    But I am really tempted to buy that one, seems really good.

    Thanks for the review!!


  6. I use this in my daily routine and it works wonders for me. It'll definitely be a saviour next month when I have a 10 flight and trip to Vegas on the cards - long flight + lots of air con I'll be all over Hydraluron!


  7. I really wanna get my hands on this stuff, but the price tag seriously puts me off. Great review x

  8. Great review. I think I didn't realise my skin was dehydrated until trying this stuff.

  9. I really wish that this product worked for me! It seemed to just encourage my skin to break out :( x

    1. It has the same effect on my skin! :(

  10. Wonderful review! I always use my hydraluron with an oil on top, it works amazingly :)

    Roshni’s Journey

  11. I've been eyeing this up for awhile, as it would be perfect for me now it's getting to winter! x


  12. Hi Suzie,

    Just thought I'd point you in direction of Caroline Hirons' post about skincare routines and what should be applied when:

    She says there that: "Unless you are a 'natural' user, serums are predominantly silicone based - so anything you put on over it is going to sit there. For that reason - if I was applying an oil I would apply the oil first, then the serum, then moisturiser. If you are using more than one serum go by texture, heaviest last.
    I fully realise that this goes completely against some routines recommended by skincare brands out there (nothing new there) - but if you put an oil on top of your silicone based serum it won't go anywhere or do anything. What's the point? In all honesty that's why I like them separate.
    There will always be exceptions, so if what you are doing works for you - don't change it on my account.
    Note to Hydraluron customers - Hydraluron is always last before moisturiser."

    Thought you might find that helpful!

  13. Great post! I'm so mad that we still can't get this in the US. Ughh--my skin needs some Indeed Labs love.

    xo Lillian from

  14. Sounds amazing, I may need to pick some of this stuff up! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  15. im deffo going to try this soon!! x

  16. I should try this product. Still haven't found the perfect moisturizer for me.

  17. Need to try this!xxxx

  18. I desperately want to try this after reading rave review after rave review!

  19. This probably the #1 product I want to try out after reading so many rave reviews from UK blogger, but it's not available anywhere in the US...I bet my skin would love this!


  20. I really want to try it, it sounds amazing! x

  21. Wow such a good review. I really need to purchase this and I am guttered I missed it when it was on offer in boots :(
    Becka! :) x

  22. hydraluron is the best! i recently featured it in a current favourites video but i think it will really come into its own over winter! love your blog :)xx

  23. I was always so unsure of this product but I think I'm going to give it a go now and buy a really nice moisteriser while I'm at it xx
    Life of Verity

  24. I just purchased this and I love it already. Great review!

    Abbie xx


  25. "I think article is great ... I have found some fantastic information about this product and I find it very easy to use."

  26. I love posts like this too! I'm actually on Roaccutane right now - need to do a post on it.... It's been the best decision ever and I wish I'd done it years ago. No one should have to suffer with adult acne - that's what modern medicine is for! I am a cetaphil girl right now, but I totally agree re Sukin - I love it. So affordable and simple and it really works. I'm very much looking forward to adding a few oils to my skincare - only a few months to go!
    skin care

  27. Literally just bought this! Really looking forward to trying it after reading this post xxx

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  29. I love the way you wrote this article, it gives us a positive thought. I am regular user of Sakare's skincare serums.It helps to reduce dark spots, fine lines, large pores and radiance.

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