Review: Hylamide – SubQ Face Mist

Where to purchase: Available at Look Fantastic: LINK

Price: £13

Volume: 120ml

Made in: Canada

What is it?: Hydrating Spray

What does it do?: Via Marine saccharides (Sugars from the Sea), Australian Pepperberry, Tea Polyphenols (Antioxidants) and Rose Water is used to add hydration to the skin.

Aims to: Hydrate the skin and calm it.

Supposedly Good for: All Skin Types (Particularly Dry/Dehydrated Skin).

What I think: Yes this would suit all skin types – I particularly think this would benefit either Normal or Sensitive/Sensitised + Irritated Skin (as long as you’re not sensitive to Floral Water).

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Vegan?: Yes

Cruelty Free?: Yes

How long does it last after opening?: 12 Months.

pH: 6.00 – 7.00 (Neutral)

Packaging: Plastic Bottle with a Screw-in Spray Top (and a cap). In terms of the nozzle mechanism – It’s slightly smaller in diameter than the Niod Spray (I prefer the Niod Spray nozzle), and so needs a few more spritzes to cover the face. This doesn’t attack the face, but it’s also not soft and gentle either like the Vichy Mist.

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Directions: Use in the AM and PM after cleansing to the face and neck. Follow with Serum / Moisturiser.

How I use it: I apply this in the PM after Cleansing – It takes 3-4 Sprays for my face and neck altogether. I can also use this on days when the skin feels irritated/sensitised and it doesn’t seem to cause further harm.

Key Ingredients: 1. Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides (The Marine Polysaccharides – Sugars). This is a Moisturiser + Humectant and an alternative of Hyaluronic Acid. 2. Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (Manmade version of the Green Tea PolyPhenol (Soothing and Antioxidant) EGCG. Provides anti-inflammatory benefits. 3. Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/​Leaf Extract (Tasmanian Pepper Extract) – Anti-inflammatory antioxidant, anti-allergenic and soothing. It’s supposed to be good at relieving itchy or irritated skin. 4. Gallyl Glucoside (Soothing Antioxidant – it’s Gallic Acid + Glucose together. Soothing)

Other Key Ingredients: Propyl Gallate (Soothing) / Arginine (Helps with Wound Healing) + Glycerin (Hydrating) / Curculigo Orchioides Root Extract (Golden Eye-Grass Root Extract) – Soothing Plant Extract. It aims to make the skin less reactive / Rosa Damascena Flower Water – Water that comes from the Damask Rose (Not Rose Oil, but a Hydrosol- a Fragrant Floral Water). It contains SOME antioxidant and antimicrobial components + does of course provide some scent to it.

Full Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Tasmannia Lanceolate Fruit/ Leaf Extract, Curculigo Orchioides Root Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Gallyl Glucoside, Arginine, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Salicylate, Citric Acid, Propyl Gallate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Gellan Gum, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE

Texture: Extremely lightweight + watery Spray. It literally feels like water on the skin and isn’t sticky or tacky. It does provide some lightweight Hydration and doesn’t seem to sting or irritate the skin upon initial contact (unless sensitive to floral water). It doesn’t run down the hand and doesn’t feel greasy.

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Hopefully you can see the water-light effect of this product. Once it dries down/absorbs, it almost disappears. There’s no weird sticky film left either.

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Does this Sting if the Skin has been Irritated / Sensitised by Shaving/Heavy Retinol Use?: No – and that’s a really good thing about this product.

Summer or Winter?: Summer (very lightweight and not extremely hydrating to me).

Layerable?: Yes! Very lightweight and not sticky.

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Fragrance?: Fragrance + EO Free, however this contains Floral Water (Rosa Damascena Flower Water). It’s not too much of a strong scent, but I can detect that it’s rose.

Good Under Makeup?: Yes It’s Fine 🙂 You could actually use this to set makeup if necessary.

Will I use until Completion?: Yes (as it’s been good for when my skin is irritated).

How long have I been using this?: For about 2 months.

How Long will that take?: I’m just over halfway through of using this daily with 3-4 sprays in the PM, so about another month if I pace myself.

The Effect?: Gently Hydrated Skin that doesn’t sting. Not intensely hydrated and no major skin change has occurred after using this. I think it does help soothe the skin (doesn’t sting), but it’s not a sole product I would use to calm down my skin.

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What I like:

  • Lightweight
  • Quite Hydrating
  • Absorbs Fast
  • No Sticky or Tacky Finish
  • No Greasy Finish
  • Contains more than just water i.e. it has >1 ingredient to benefit the skin
  • No strong or off-putting scent.
  • Does not sting if the skin has been irritated / sensitised

What I don’t like:

  • Not the best Nozzle/Spray Mechanism I’ve used (Doesn’t feel too luxurious i.e. I could have mistaken this for a hair spray)
  • Not intensely Hydrating (Quite surface-level)
  • Rosa Damascena Flower Water – for those sensitive to Floral waters, it may be best to avoid this.
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Overall Rating and Conclusion: 3.2/5 – Not a bad Mist! Definitely recommend to sensitive/sensitised skins, but it’s not a particularly hydration saver. The spray mechanism isn’t the best I’ve tried (not that comfortable to spray my face and kind of seems like a hair spray) and I don’t find it incredibly hydrating. I am very happy however that this doesn’t sting or irritate my skin, that’s a BIG bonus, as even the Niod SDSM2 stings initially when it comes into contact with my skin, and this doesn’t! I also like the addition of a lot of skin-soothing + fortifying ingredients.

Do I like this more than the Niod Superoxide Dismutase Mist?: I actually think I prefer the Niod Mist! It’s mainly due to the Spray Nozzle – I actually prefer the spray nozzle intensity/pressure from the Niod SDSM2, as it seems to cover more of my face with less sprays and has a bit more ”oomph” than this. HOWEVER I would say that this mist is definitely more suited to irritated + sensitised skins, and the Niod Mist is more suited towards dry + dehydrated skins.

Would I repurchase?: I think I would prefer to repurchase the Niod SDSM2 Spray if I had to use a mist.

Dupe?: I the Niod Spray is a better dupe/version of this – the nozzle is better and it seems to hydrate the skin slightly better. However, this product has done well on my sensitive skin regardless of the Floral water. In terms of a K-Beauty Dupe, the Dear,Klairs Mist also provides some skin benefits without Fragrance + EO (Review HERE).

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Hylamide – SubQ Face Mist

    1. Thank you for the comment! And Yes I would say the Niod Spray is a bit more worth it! My absolutely favourite item from Hylamide so far is the Face Cleaner, if you were eyeliner, kohl and waterproof mascara – it would be worth the investment!

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