Choosing one favorite beauty product is tough, but finding a favorite type of product is easier. For me, a serum that ultra-hydrates and renews the skin to a soft, bouncy texture is a game changer. The current hype is all about polyglutamic acid, which is better at hydrating than hyaluronic acid and can give skin a blemish-free, almost poreless texture. I’ve been loyal to the FaceGym Hydrobound Daily Serum ($68) until I discovered its competitor, the TULA Skincare 24-7 Ultra Hydration Triple-Hydra Complex Day & Night Serum ($48).
The TULA serum uses three kinds of hyaluronic acid and, along with polyglutamic acid, effectively hydrates the skin. Despite its lightweight feel, this serum is a powerhouse that also includes encapsulated squalane, collagen, and peptides for that sought-after plump, healthy skin.
As someone whose dehydrated skin shows signs such as dullness, dryness, and redness, the Tula serum was a real game changer. My skin felt constantly hydrated and didn’t appear tight or distressed even by the end of the day. My fine lines (notably, the wrinkle between my eyebrows that I usually treat with Botox every three months) were softened, and I didn’t need routine chemical peels or even Botox injections.
As a beauty editor, it’s hard to pick favorites, but the TULA Skincare 24-7 Ultra Hydration Triple-Hydra Complex Day & Night Serum has become a permanent addition in my routine, and I intend to purchase another one as backup. Polyglutamic acid is here to stay, and this product has become my new alternative to injectables.