I have another treatment from The Ordinary that I want to talk about, this time it’s the anti-aging Matrixyl 10% plus HA. Like much of The Ordinary’s product line, this is an affordable serum with a specific ingredient focus and target. Matrixyl is a peptide, and in the case for this serum, there are two generations here: Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe’6 at a combined concentration 10%. The “HA” in the title refers to what The Ordinary calls a specialized hyaluronic acid delivery system.
The Ordinary says, “This highly-effective composition has been shown to reduce the look of static and dynamic wrinkles,” and I bought this specifically for my eyes and forehead, which have started to show some signs of aging. I’m trying this one (which is $11.50) after finishing a bottle of the Argireline Solution 10% ($7.90, review), but before trying the “Buffet” serum ($14.80, which I intend to purchase next). It’s a completely clear solution that is a bit more substantial in texture than most of the other serums I’ve used, but not thick to the point of being goopy, which is something I’ve also encountered in a hyaluronic acid serum before.
I’ve been using this twice a day, and I really enjoyed it right off the bat. I don’t necessarily think I can say it’s working miracles on my lines, but my skin looks healthy and plumped, and I think the consistency is great. It makes my skin feel a touch sticky right after it dries down, but that goes away once I layer moisturizer on top. I do think this does something real to help my skin stay hydrated and elastic. I really struggle with dryness particularly around my eyes, and the difference I experience when using this serum is quite noticeable. That being said, I also wouldn’t describe it as rich or greasy. Glycerin is the second ingredient, which is probably part of why it’s so moisturizing as well as why it’s a little sticky.
I’m working my way through multiple anti-aging serum options from The Ordinary because I’m a little confused about the difference between all of them. The Buffet also includes Matrixyl, hyaluronic acid, and a bunch of other helpful ingredients, so in comparing them I’d love to get a better feel for why the Matrixyl 10% + HA is sold as a separate option. Either way, it’s cheap and it’s good, and I’m enjoying it.
Have you tried it? What do you think?