Posted on February 19, 2015

InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum // Wait – ACID?

beauty products/ review/ skincare

instanaturalI’ve noticed an increase in skincare products that include the word ACID.

Cue visions of my face burning off upon contact and never being able to post a #FOTD or #selfie every again. Fummel.

(Fummel is how I say FML in my head, just so you know)

I’ve tried several products with ACID printed on the front, and I still have a face, so I think it’s okay.

Anyway, I was sent this serum by a brand called InstaNatural, who, from what I tell, produce a whole bunch of skincare products using natural products and sell them on Amazon.

I was particually interested in this one because it contains in Jojoba oil and teatree oil. In my post about The Body Shop’s Vitamin E oil, I had a few of you suggest it to me for my spots.

 InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The bottle looks professional. I don’t know if it’s the ‘professional formula’ sign stamped across it, or the glass blue bottle. It reminds me of some kind of potion or something you would get on prescription from your doctor.

Here are the benefits it promotes from it’s Amazon page:

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Heals damaged skin – sun spots, age spots, and discoloration
  • Rehydrates dry, rough or flaky skin
  • Evens out skin tone and texture
  • Reduces dark circles and puffiness around eyes
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Helps you achieve soft, supple, firmer skin
  • Gets you an overall vibrant, healthy complexion
  • Contains Vitamin C and other antioxidants to help renew skin
  • Lightweight formula glides on smooth and absorbs quickly
  • Can be worn under makeup
  • Made in the USA in our advanced FDA registered facilities
  • Cruelty-free
  • Contains NO parabens, fragrances, additives or alcohol

Here are the ingredients:

Deionized Water, Organic Aloe, Witch Hazel, Hyaluronic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

It costs £29.99 but I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and I’ve still got over 80% of the bottle left. You should use it within one year of opening.

InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The bottle has a pipette liquid dropper which to be honest, doesn’t make much sense or work well at all. The serum is a bit thinner than a normal moisturiser, but it’s not liquid enough to need a dropper. It’s hard to use the dropper, a lot of the time it would pick up more air bubbles than product. More product ends up on the outside of dropper so found myself smearing that on my face.

Although it wouldn’t come out of the bottle by pouring, I feel like a squeezable tube would be much more suitable for this product.

It has a strange smell too. It’s hard to describe – other than bitter and salty. The best way to explain the consistency is: a cloudy a liquid gel.

My first impressions were that it absorbed well into the skin and my skin did feel soft afterwards. I started using this on an evening, then went on to use it both in a morning and evening.

I have dry skin and this can often cause my makeup to clump around dry patches, I found that after using this for a few days, it completely heeled up my dry patches!

  InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I was most excited to use this for the jojoba oil, teatree and which hazel, hoping it would help to prevent spots. This made no difference to spots, I still got them around my chin on the run up to my period.

The best product I’ve tried so far for spots is Skinetica if you’re looking for something for acne. I do have a few more products to try that will hopefully help with my spots. I want this woe to be over because being a spotty 28 year old is fucking depressing. I feel like people must think I don’t look after my skin or eat properly. Wah.

I’ve read some amazing reviews about this product transforming peoples skin, making them look younger, brighter and fresher. Although I saw some benefits, it wasn’t as dramatic as I had hoped. But my skin was so much softer and makeup applied much better with this.

I sometimes think I’m too hungup on my spots and scars to focus on other aspects of my skin. I would have loved this to have helped reduce the amount of spots I get!

If you want to try this, they do have a Lifetime Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee. This tells me that some people must see some great results as they are so sure of their product.

Click on the affiliate link below to get your own!

Do you like using serum?



  • Reply Jizni February 19, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I haven’t tried any face serum or any similar kind ever since. But I’m wearing light make up everyday and I’m starting to feel like I need such products. This is a nice review. Very helpful! Thanks. Btw, I followed you on bloglovin’ mind if you follow me too? Link’s on my blog. 🙂
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  • Reply jackie harrison February 19, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I never heard of it sounds like an amazing product excellent review.

  • Reply Missy May February 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Thank God you still have a face. Haha… Sure sounds like a great product. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  • Reply Candice February 19, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Definitely need to give this a go

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  • Reply Rachel February 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, this sounds so amazing! I definitely need to give this a go as my skin can get quite dry at this time of year. It’s a shame it’s so expensive but it sounds like a must have! x

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  • Reply Oksana February 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I love to use Hyalurinic acid in serums, it’s really useful product. Thanks dor the review Corinne))
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  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca February 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I’ve never used a serum for the same reasons as you – I’m worried about using such a high concentration of chemicals on my skin.

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  • Reply enrica February 19, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    nice product!! 🙂

  • Reply Shireen L. Platt February 19, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I am a huge fan of serum and have heard of this brand before. I’ve also read mixed reviews on it with many stating that it doesn’t make a huge difference on their skin hence I am hesitant in purchasing it. I am using a exfoliating serum by Strivectin now but I used it one or maybe twice a week as I don’t want my skin to get used to it and it won’t be as effective anymore.

    Great and honest review, Corinne, thank you!

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  • Reply Joanna February 19, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I’ve always been intimidated by products that have the word acid in them.. but I want to try this now! Especially since it helped with your dry patches, which I definitely have.
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  • Reply Klaudia February 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Ah, sounds good. I’m looking for another serum, I use the Body Shop Vit E over night serum at the moment and I want to try some other ones when I run out.

    Klaudia x
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  • Reply Noir et Doré February 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Looks like a nice product !
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  • Reply Sarah February 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Acid…I’m still not convinced. Just the mention of the word makes my skin crawl and my face twitch! I had bad experiences with acid-based products as a teenager and it’s stuck with me!

    Sarah 🙂
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  • Reply Claire February 20, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Fummel!! – I like that way of saying FML! ha! Anyway, this sounds interesting! I haven’t actually seen anything like this before. I have such sensitive skin that simply typing the word ‘acid’ makes me break out in hives! But then again… Maybe I shouldn’t knock it until I try it? I do have seriously dry skin at the moment!
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  • Reply Julia Richey February 20, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Hey Corrine,

    This isn’t a preventative method, but for spots that you already have, it works really well (especially for really bad spots). It’s a DIY I posted on the blog a few days ago – 4 ingredients, including tea tree oil. I’m hooked on it.
    DIY 4-Ingredient Spot Treatment

    x Julia
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  • Reply Akaleistar February 20, 2015 at 2:27 am

    The serum sounds interesting, and it’s hard to beat a Lifetime Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee 🙂
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  • Reply Melanie February 20, 2015 at 8:18 am

    That oil looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply Lucy February 20, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Everyone has something about their skin that they don’t like. Shame that this wasn’t as good as you thought it would be, at least with the guarantee you will get your money back Lucy x
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  • Reply Dannie February 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Don’t worry about your spots baby girl! 🙂

    Have you tried LRP Effaclar Duo +? That always shifts mine. I used to be so bad with my face and put toothpaste on them… I’m surprised that didn’t burn my face off.

    Dannie x

  • Reply Stephanie Keung February 21, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Lovely post. I’ve always been wondering the same thing. Thank you for thoroughly explaining how it worked for you!

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  • Reply Emma February 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Oh I’ve just been sent their vitamin C serum so I’m keen to test it out! Great balanced review 🙂

    Emma xx
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