I was a huge fan of the "24 Hour Face Lift" by Universal Medical. That is, until it nearly doubled in price. The active ingredient in 24 Hour Face Lift is Hyaluronic Acid which is marketed under the trade name of "Restylane" when used as an injectible in cosmetic surgery. Applied topically, Hyaluronic Acid helps skin retain moisture, plumps it up and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. So when the Universal Medical's product became so expensive, I sought less expensive Hyaluronic Acid alternatives.
These are the two that I have tried thus far:
Reviva Labs Professional Strength Hyaluronic Acid Serum
The first product I tried was Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum. At about $15.00 per 1 fluid ounce, this seemed like a good deal. I was very satisfied with Reviva Labs serum. It is colorless, odorless, light and "barely there", and absorbs quickly. With daily use, I saw improvement in my skin elasticity and in the appearance of the fine wrinkles around my eyes and mouth.
Source Naturals Skin Eternal Hyaluronic Serum
Following such a positive with Reviva Labs' product, I next tried the Source Naturals Hyaluronic Serum. At about $15.00 per 1.7 fluid ounce, this seemed like an even better deal. The Source Naturals Serum is brown in color and has a strong, rather unpleasant odor. It goes on relatively thick, feels somewhat "gummy" and takes a long time to absorb. I felt a strong tingling sensation after applying it. After several days, I noticed a rash in my left palm. The rash consisted of tiny red blisters that really itched. It occurred to me that I was squeezing the Serum into my left palm in order to apply with the fingertips of my right hand. After several separate tries, the rash reoccurred every time I used this product. I cannot say how well it worked as I finally had to discontinue use of it completely only 1/3 of the way through the bottle.