La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum, containing such hydration boosters like Hyaluronic Acid, Coenzyme Q-10 and green tea extract, delivers refreshing and natural glow.
This is my fourth review of La Mav products – all of their products I’ve had a chance to try so far, have left me impressed; their BB cream is still the product BB cream and one of the best natural products I’ve tried.
Unfortunately, I’ve come to the end of the La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum; I’ve been using it for over a year, so this is another review based on actual experience.
La Mav is known for their original, beautiful and highly functioning packaging of their products, and this serum’s packaging is no different – the contents of the serum are safely hidden from environmental exposure; you have to twist the top of the bottle and the press the pump which pops up.
And just as many of their other products, this serum’s formulation is also: minimal and simple, yet so effectively put together; it contains concentrated hydration and antioxidant boosters such as Hyaluronic acid, Coenzyme Q-10 and green tea extract. The serum looks like a watered down gel and has no scent. Upon application, it can, at first, feel a bit sticky, which soon turns into a silky feeling on the skin; it looks and feels like a protective barrier on the skin.
I’ve been mostly using this serum as a primer under mineral foundation during hot days, as it absorbs really fast and leaves a smooth and silky texture, great to layer makeup upon. Of course, I’ve been using it as a night treatments as well, sometimes in combination with La Mav’s Nightly Repair Nectar. Alone, or in combination with other products, the La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum’s performance was solid – when used alone, the skin was noticeably silky, plump due to hydration deliverance and with a natural and healthy glow. My skin never reacted negatively to this serum; the ingredients make this serum suitable for any skin type – whether it’s oily or dry – but above all: for any skin, that desperately needs a hydration booster.
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So, how about the ingredients?
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Glycerine, Glycerine, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Anisate, Aqua, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Uniquinone, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, hydrates and rejuvenates skin; it has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Jojoba Seed Oil is an emollient, natural to skin’s sebum; it soothes the skin and promotes collagen production. Green Tea Leaf Extract is a potent antioxidant with astringent and antimicrobial properties. Cranberry Fruit Extract is a very potent antioxidant, with high content of Vitamin E, as well as phytosterols, which prevent photo damage caused by sun.
Frankincense Oil has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It’ softens and smooths, renews and rejuvenates the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in the dermis of the skin; promotes collagen production and skin elasticity. As an amazing water-retainer, it’s super hydrating. Uniquinone (CoEnzyme Q10) is a potent antioxidant.
And rosa damascena water.
Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Caprylate and Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate are emollients.
Sodium Anisate is an antimicrobial preservative, derived from fennel. There’s not enough data at the moment regarding the effects it has on the skin.
Potentially problematic ingredients? None.
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My final word?
La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum is another great product from La Mav: with its simple yet effective formulation it delivers hydration boost for any type of skin, with no negative reaction. It contains naturally effective antibacterial and antioxidant ingredients. The texture leaves the skin silky and well-prepared for layering of other products, as this serum is very cooperating: whether it’s a facial oil, facial mask or makeup – mineral or liquid foundation, this serum delivers. And when used alone, the skin is hydrated with a natural glow.
Price? Around €44 for 30ml, which is not all that affordable, but at the same time, not priced at an eye brow raising price either. The serum is very concentrated and a little goes a long way, though I did find myself using a bit more than just a little, especially when used alone and when I felt my skin was especially dehydrated. With a daily use, this serum could be stretched to around 3 months.
After trying four products from La Mav, I’m yet to find a product of theirs which did not meet my expectations, especially for a product which is very high on my list of skincare use – a serum; and in this regard, there’s quite a few more La Mav products I’m eager to give a try soon.
The La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum comes recommended by me!
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Which is your favorite La Mav product? What type of a serum do you use the most? Let me know!
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La Mav Hyaluronic Acid Hydra-Max Serum has been provided to Nature of Europe by Boundless Organic for the purpose of an honest review.