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Hylamide Sensitive Fix, HA Booster review, photos, comparison

Deciem Hylamide Booster review photos comparison

The products: DECIEM Hylamide Sensitive Fix & Low-Molecular HA Booster Serums

It’s no secret that I love Deciem’s SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum, so when I heard about the line’s “boosters,” my interest was immediately piqued. The boosters are designed to be used as an adjunct to your skincare routine, applied after your serum and before your moisturizer, letting you customize exactly what you want out of your regimen.

I was sent the Low-Molecular HA Booster by the lovely folks at Deciem, but I liked it enough to purchase the Sensitive Fix Booster on my own — and I couldn’t be happier that I did.

Deciem Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster review photos

Low-Molecular HA Booster

The HA Booster contains 5 different hyaluronic compounds that target everything from lightweight surface hydration (hyaluronic acid ferment) to encouraging your skin to produce more hyaluronic acid on its own (HA precursor), but for some reason, I find that I get lots of little closed comedones when I use this.

The formula of the HA booster is a little weird, too. Like Fountain’s Hyaluronic Molecule, it’s very thick — not sticky, but almost… goopy? It dries to a “nothing” finish, but the application is a little weird!

Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster review photos

Deciem Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster review photos

Sensitive Fix Booster

Okay, so this? This is where it’s at. 

I was a little disheartened with my experience with Hylamide’s HA booster, so I went and purchased their Sensitive Fix during the brand’s 20% off Halloween sale. My order came out to a tiny $16.80 CAD including 2-day shipping, and it was marked as shipped literally twelve minutes after I made my order, so yeah, you could say that Mr. Sensitive Fix and I got off to a pretty good start.

Hylamide HA Booster review photos

Sensitive Fix is meant to decrease irritation and redness with twice daily use. I don’t have a lot of redness and it doesn’t do anything for the redness that I do have (though I suspect those with serious redness will have different results), but what it does do is calm down my surface irritation. 

I have super-sensitive skin that sometimes feels like it’s burning for no reason whatsoever, but Hylamide’s Sensitive Fix kills the irritation almost immediately. It works much like the Guerlain SOS Serum does, with a very mild “hot” feeling followed by a dramatic decrease in irritation, except it’s $20 CAD, not (have mercy) $104 USD.

Deciem Sensitive Fix Booster review photos

Now, this is a total over-share, but when I read that the Golden-Eye Grass Complex in this serum balances skin pH to reduce sensitivity in the immediate and short term, I, uh. Put it on not-my-face. And then I re-tested it on not-my-boyfriend’s-face.

That’s all I’m going to say about that, but trust me on this one: if you’re experiencing pain on pink skin due to dryness or irritation, this stuff will calm it down in literally seconds. 

But I mean, don’t try this one at home, kids.

Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster review photos

The verdict?

You NEED the Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first, but now that I’ve tried it, I really believe in its ability to calm down surface sensitivity in the short term. It was easily my best purchase of 2015, and I’ll likely be stocking up with a second bottle before the end of 2016!

As for the Low-Molecular HA Booster? My skin is really dry, so it doesn’t always slough off its layers correctly (hence the clogged pores), but I think those with oily, dehydrated skin will really like it. It does a great job of hydrating my partner’s face without feeling heavy or greasy, and unless it’s really dry outside, he can actually just use the HA Booster and nothing else!

Availability: $20 CAD each with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!! (the caps lock is definitely necessary) at Deciem.com. Also available at the Hudson’s Bay Beauty Underground.

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Hylamide Low-Molecular HA Booster ingredients:

Water, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Saccharide Isomerate, Pentylene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Betaine, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Polyglucuronic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lecithin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster ingredients: 

Water, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Saccharide Isomerate, Butylene Glycol, Curculigo Orchioides Root Extract, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Mirabilis Jalapa Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Citric Acid, Phospholipids, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.

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  • Thea

    I recently got this brand’s Anti-Aging serum (to replace a newish, horribly packaged, three times the price Algenist product) + the eye serum & Vitamin C booster. I am SO impressed with all three. It’s so great fir my sensitive skin, and really well priced compared to everything I’ve been using. I was thinking about trying the sensitive fix, but held off. I guess I know what I’ll be trying next!

    • I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying your Hylamide products, Thea! I would totally recommend adding Sensitive Fix to your beauty cabinet if you have sensitive skin — it's just as good as (if not better than) the rest of the range ;)

  • Hahaha I love the Sensitive Fix as well. What is not-your-face??? Lol did you use it after shaving or something?
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    • Think more, uh, friction burns. But yeah, you've got the right idea! >.<

      It's great in the brow area after tweezing, too, now that I think about it!

  • esharp1978

    I totally need this stuff for all the reasons… I won't TMI the audience.
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    • Aahhhh Erin I'm so sorry that you need this for reasons :( Sending good vibes your way!!

  • Court

    I'm excited to try this! I opted for the C25 (Vitamin C booster) to help brighten my skin up. I ordered direct from the site, but wanted to share, with a quick Google search I found a promo code for 20% off "many brands" on the site (their wording), which helped as the C25 is a bit pricier. The code is 'JANUARY 2016', for anyone interested, runs til the end of the month!

    • Thanks for sharing that coupon code! I hope you love the C25 :)

  • The HA Booster sounds kinda strange, but the Fix Booster definitely sounds good! Wanna try!
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  • I love the Sensitive one! It doesn't make all my redness go away, but over time it has definitely been helping. I have the purple one too, and I use it at night…and also the orange vitamin C one, but that one breaks me out.
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    • Yay! I'm so glad to hear that it's been helping your redness, snail!

      Sorry to hear that the vitamin C one breaks you out :( I've heard that from a couple people, actually — I had really high hopes for it (vitamin C serums can be so bloody expensive), so it sucks to hear that it didn't mesh well with your skin!