Hydrating serums - I want to try them all. Because my skin is always assessed by facialists as quite dehydrated, I find them key to my skincare routine. Without them, my skin will be oily and spotty - and these are exactly how I judge hydrating products. If they give me under-the-skin spots, they're out. If they don't stop me getting oily throughout the day, they're probably good and would work for post people (my skin is just needy). If they do neither - DAYUM.
Darphin's Hydraskin Intensive Skin-Hydrating Serum is, for me, under "works for most people". For the nighttime, it doesn't seem quite up to par with Hydraluron or Dr. Jart's Water Up Serum, but for the daytime, it's great. It slows down my skin producing sebum, and creates a fantastic base for the moisturiser to sink in. The formula is like water and it sinks in so beautifully, leaving you with nice fresh skin, and really kicks some energy and of course, hydration, into your skin.
For most people with normal skin, or for people who don't suffer with dehydration, this serum would be sheer perfection. Especially if you find other serums a bit too thick (I've heard some people say the Hydraluron feels heavy and sticky), this formula could be ideal.
The serum retails for a £43 for 30ml, and doesn't contain any parabens or oils. I generally use 2 pumps, and found it to be disappearing quite quickly but nothing too disparaging! You can purchase this at FeelUnique (£41) or SpaceNK (£43).