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Ialuset Hyaluronic Acid Cream - 100g

$34

Don't be fooled by unassuming appearance of Ialuset Hyaluronic Acid Cream: also known as IalusetCare Crème Cicatrisante , this little tube of French magic has been featured in several beauty publications thanks to its ability to rapidly fade fine lines, fix dehydrated skin, improve the appearance of old scars and even act as an excellent primer (no pilling). Originally designed to heal mild burn and ulcer wounds, Ialuset is a pharmacy-grade hyaluronic acid product sold over-the-counter in France. These days, it appears to be more popular for its skin-plumping results. 

The texture is like a slightly thick, milky cream and feels rather luxurious. Take note, this is a powerful product. Ialuset is best applied sparingly, as it is not designed for frequent use on the face and contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. We like to use it once a week as an overnight repair mask, or whenever our skin is dehydrated and in need of urgent rescue from acid overuse. Always apply on damp skin, and seal in with a moisturizer. Next stop, radiant skin.  

*Please note this product comes in two different colour tubes: red/white, and blue/white. It's the same great formula in both, minus the added fragrance in the red/white tube.

Wanna know more? Check out our YouTube vid on Ialuset here!

100g.

Product of France.

This product is great for anyone whose skin concerns include dry or dehydrated skin, fine lines, scars and minor wounds. Always patch test first.

 

For use on skin: ALWAYS apply hyaluronic acid products on damp skin, especially if you live in a dry climate. HA needs moisture to work. When applied to skin in dry conditions it may pull moisture from your skin rather than the air, making skin even drier. You don't have to live in a rainforest to use it, but the best practice is to apply on damp skin, and seal the product in with a moisturizer or SPF. Do not use with acids or other active ingredients. Overuse may heighten skin sensitivity.

For use on small, non-infected burns, wounds and ulcers: Clean the area with saline solution, then apply Ialuset on top in a thick, 2-3mm layer. Do this once daily, until area is healed.

Precautions:
Always follow directions. Stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist when redness, swelling, or other skin irritations occur, and consult a physician. Avoid applying the product on open wounds or skin inflammation. Keep away from direct sunlight and out of reach of infants and children.

Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), surfactant, oleic acid decylester, emulsifying wax, humectant, glycerol, methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate and propyl-p-hydroxybenzoate, dihydroacetate, acidifier, fragrance, water.

Ingredients subject to change at manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, please refer to product packaging.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hyaluronic acid cream used for?

Hyaluronic acid creams have a multitude of uses. Ialuset Hyaluronic Acid Cream can be used to heal minor cuts or wounds faster (try dabbing it on a fresh acne scar to help ward off post-inflammatory hyperpigentation) or as an anti-ageing treatment to plump out fine lines. It's also super effective at treating dehydration on skin that's otherwise oily or combination. Unlike an oil-based cream, it is less likely to block your pores.

Is hyaluronic acid cream good for your face?

Hyaluronic acid creams are great to apply on your face. HA is a safe and well-rearched ingredient for the purposes of cosmetic skincare. Just be aware however, that Ialuset is a pharmacy-grade product and was not originally developed for use as a face treatment. While used frequently and loved by French women for years, we always like to err on the side of caution and use it as a wash off mask or occasional overnight treatment when your skin needs some TLC. Trust us, you'll still see and feel the effects even as a one-a-week sleep mask!

What are the side effects of hyaluronic acid cream?

Broadly speaking, hyaluronic acid creams generate almost no side effects. They are very safe to apply topically on your skin, and work in harmony with other skincare ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance in our own bodies, and helps to lubricate our joints and add youthfuless to our skin. We tend to produce less as we age, making a hyaluronic acid cream a useful anti-ageing supplement.

Why hyaluronic acid is bad for your skin?

Hyaluronic acid isn't bad for your skin at all - it's a very beneficial ingredient. Just be aware however, that there IS a way to use it correctly and that on some people, no matter how it's used, will cause some mild irritation. If you're in the latter group, try substituting HA for other plumping ingredients such as beta glucan or trehalose. Alternatively, you could also opt for a hyaluronic acid serum with a high dose of soothing panthenol to combat any potential irritation. Don't forget that for HA to work, it MUST be applied on damp skin. Ever applied a hyaluronic acid product only to find it made your skin drier? That's because HA aborbs moisture from its surroundings and holds it in place above your skin - hence the plumping effect. If your skin isn't damp when applied, then HA will simply suck the moisture out of your skin itself, causing the opposite effect to what it's meant to do. Try applying a cream like Ialuset after a couple of layers of toner, and sealing it in with a ceramide-based moisturizer.

Yay—let's recycle! Here’s a quick guide for when you've finished using all your products:

1. Make the products 'recycle ready' by rinsing it out and cleaning it. What if the product doesn't work for me? Give it to someone who might like to try it! That way, you will minimise wastage and give the product a second home. 

2. Get the DETAILS! Typically, most skin care packaging is recyclable in Australia, but what can and can’t be recycled depends on where you live. A quick Google search will reveal a recycling guideline based on your state / territory.

3. Can I put this in my recycling bin? If you've checked and the answer is 'yes', give these items a second life and put them in the recycling bin. If it's not, look into enterprises like TerraCycle, to help you properly recycle your beauty products. If the product is recycable through TerraCycle, it is FREE and all you have to do is gather your empty products together, print a recycling label and ship it out - that’s it! They’ll take care of the rest for you.

FYI, recycling plants uses numbers ranging from 1 to 7 to help sort all the materials. PETE stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and PP stands for Polypropylene — these are both plastics. PAP represents paper / mixed paper / cardboard. See Earth Easy to learn more about your plastics.

That's it babes! Remember to love our earth; love our planet! #dontbetrashy

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