Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid

Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid

I remember when hyaluronic acid was all the craze in the beauty industry. Everyone had to have it in their routine. Everyone! Including me.
For me, it was quite revolutionary because I didn't use many moisturizing products like hyaluronic acid.
It added a boost of hydration to my routine and that's exactly what I needed at the time.

Now, a couple of years after the hyaluronic acid craze, we can find it in many different forms and from several beauty brands. 
One of these is Holika Holika which is a Korean beauty brand that has been around since 2010. That's a whole lot of time!

I don't think I've tried a hyaluronic acid from a Korean brand before, that's why I was curious to try the Holika Holika 3 seconds starter hyaluronic acid

Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid

3 Second Starter with hyaluronic acid is a light weight serum that boost the moisture level in your skin. This will instantly hydrate the skin allowing better absorption of skin care products and makeup. Hyaluronic acid is essential for the skin. It's what keeps the collagen in your skin hydrated and maintaining the structural shape.

So, we know that hyaluronic acid is important to our skin. 
That's why I like using it on damp skin and then quickly close it with a facial cream. 
It's called a 3-second starter because it's supposed to be used in 3 seconds after washing our face. When our skin is still damp. But fret not - you can just use a facial mist to get the extra hydration before using the hyaluronic serum.


  • Intense Moisturization
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Retains water

Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid

Without hyaluronic acid your skin would be dry and collagen would lose it's elasticity. Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in skin's ability to stay youthful. As we get older, skin will start to lose the ability to keep hydrated and hold on to moisture. This creates wrinkles and sagginess. While collagen firms skin, it's not effective without that component.

After application of the serum, it's important to quickly apply facial cream or facial oil. This way we will seal the hydration in our skin. If we don't and just use it as it is, it can have the opposite effect - it sucks out all the hydration from our skin. And that's something we don't want. 

Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid
This hyaluronic acid serum is very lightweight as it almost feels like water. It has a very pleasant scent - fresh and clean. 
I like that it makes my skin feel soft and supple after application and that it doesn't peel off when combined with my other products. 
Another great plus is that it's a non-sticky formula and can be easily worked into the skin. 

Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid


+ lightweight
+ hydrates the skin
+ smells amazing!
+ inexpensive (about 13€)
+ lovely bottle design
+ the dosator is perfect - 1 pump and I'm good to go


- it's easy to use too much as it's so lightweight (but 1 pump is more than enough)
- some people can't use hyaluronic acid products as it may clog their pores


Over the years I have tried several hyaluronic acid serums and I can say that this one is one of the most pleasant ones. It smells amazing, the bottle is more than functional (usually they come in bottles with pipettes) and I love how soft and supple my skin is after application. The softness is to die for - I can't keep my hands off my face (which can't be good). I am a fan and I think it's a great basic product for any routine. Some people can't use hyaluronic acid because it clogs their pores, so be careful if it's your first time with such a product. But other than that it's a lovely inexpensive product. I am a fan!

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