Another Catrice skincare product I tried and that I have nearly used up, but that I didn’t have as much success with as with the face oil I reviewed for you last week. The Hyaluronic Boost Serum was one that I wanted to try, but hyaluronic acid and me: we don’t always make the best pairing. I have tried some that I like and then there are some that actually dried out my skin. So I know hyaluronic acid can be a bit difficult for me. So I did take some precautions, but this I didn’t love despite that. So let’s have a closer look.
Review: Catrice Clean ID Hyaluronic Boost Serum
So since this product is by Catrice it is going to be affordable. At just €5.95 this serum is affordable as it is to be expected. It is a similar price point to other more affordable skincare brands but not many other skincare brands claim to be vegan as well as free from so many other ‘nasty’ things. However, when it comes to skincare there are more things to look for. So let’s have a closer look.
What does this product offer?
This product promises to be hydrating and result in glowy looking skin. It has quite a short ingredient list, which I like but in the end this product was a bit strange. It has a very thick texture and even though it comes with a dropper applicator, the product was too thick to use the dropper. That was merely an inconvenience though: I just shook the product out and that is how I ended up using it. What was more annoying was the fact that this was a bit difficult to work into a skincare routine.
What are the ingredients like?
But before we have a look at what this product looks like more closely, let’s have a look at the ingredient list:
Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance).
As you can see the list is quite short and there are different types of hyaluronic in this product as well. However, it seemed like there were some ingredients that made this product overly gloopy and thick which made it difficult to use and perhaps the ingredients just not as stable. There’s also some fragrance in here which makes this product not perfect for people who are sensitive to that.
What does this product do?
Let’s just get to what this product does and why I am not fan of this. First of all, it made anything I applied this on top of into a weird milky white substance. I mostly layered this over my face mist as that was the only thing it sat on quite well. I had to leave it on for a few minutes for it to really be absorbed by my skin. Then it looked alright, but I actually think this is the kind of hyaluronic acid that absorbs too much moisture from my skin and rather than hydrating it, it dries out my skin. Ever since I have been using this, I feel my skin has gotten a little bit more textured and that is never a good thing.
My final thoughts
Since my dry, dehyrated skin can use all the hydration and moisture it can get and this product just didn’t help it along. There are other, better products that would work for me. This one was just not a great one as it was too thick, not great for my skin and it just didn’t layer well with other products. It was not one that really worked for me and this just goes to show that not all Catrice skincare is created equal. They do some products that work well and some that do not much for me at all.
Would I recommend the Catrice Hyaluronic Boost serum?
I am not even sure if this is still widely available. It was only released last spring and it seems to have already been discontinued. However, you can still buy this in some places, yet I would be careful about this. This product is just not great if you have dry skin and I wish it didn’t create this weird milky layer. I think my favorite hyaluronic acid are still the Kruidvat Hyaluronic Booster Drops.