Well, Hylamide Glow Booster* is an interesting product. When I first got it I assumed it’d be like a liquid highlighter, perhaps similar to the Photography Foundation I blogged about here. But no, I was very wrong about that, it’s much more interesting (not that the Photography Foundation isn’t interesting btw). The fact that it says DHA Free should have alerted me to what it perhaps does, but sometimes (just sometimes) the penny doesn’t drop.
Hylamide Glow Booster targets dull, lacklustre complexion and an uneven skin tone. The way that Hylamide Glow Booster targets these concerns is the interesting and novel thing. As I said above it’s DHA Free (this is the ingredients in standard self-tanners that have cause considerable controversy). Instead it uses cutting edge ingredients to self-tan. And that’s partly what Hylamide Glow Booster is, a self-tanner, but because I’m pale and proud I’ve never used tanning products. Someone more savvy than me would’ve spotted that right away, but everyday’s a school day right?
To produce the “glow” (or self-tanning) Hylamide Glow Booster uses raspberry derived ketones. After just a couple of days of applying this morning and evening, just before moisturising (similar to any other serum) I had a tan! I never tan! I go red a bit then back to very pale so this was quite novel for me. My husband was very impressed with it, he said I looked really healthy and my skin looked good. And that was only after a couple of days. I’m impressed too.
Hylamide Glow Radiance Booster uses a whole host of other clever ingredients, delivered in a yellowish-coloured translucent serum, to promote a healthy looking glow and even tone. Which I can say it definitely did for me (you can read more about them on the Deciem site here) . So much so that I was wearing less base product than normal to let me skin show through, and I genuinely rarely do that.
But, and unfortunately there is a but. I hear from other self-tan users that there’s a smell, similar to a biscuit when using these products and I have to say Glow Booster also has a smell. I saw it described as ‘wheaty’ in another review and I’d say that’s how I experienced it. I could only smell it though so that’s something to bear in mind if you decide to use it. Also, and this isn’t too much of a problem, please do wash your hands after use. I always put product on the back of my hand before application and I was left with a brownish patch for a couple of days. Make sure you’ve applied it evenly, I haven’t had any problems with uneveness on my face but it’s definitely something to be careful with!
Overall I’m really impressed with this product. I’ve not experienced any irritation or breakouts with it, or any other adverse effects. Hylamide Glow Booster is a great way of giving a radiant glow (or tan) with little hassle and it also helps even out skin tone. It actually is sunshine in a bottle.
Have you tried Hylamide Glow Booster?