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Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum

A Hyaluronic Acid serum with an Adaptogenic complex that strengthens skin and boosts radiance.

Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum

A Hyaluronic Acid serum with an Adaptogenic complex that strengthens skin and boosts radiance.

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Product details
  • Protects against stressors including sun exposure, pollution, stress, lack of sleep, diet and temperature that can lead to early signs of aging
  • Clinically shown to improve skin texture by 41%*
  • Clinically demonstrated to boost radiance by 29% and improve resilience by 38% for glowing, healthy-looking skin*
  • Clinically demonstrated to visibly reduces fine lines by 27%*
  • Clinically demonstrated* to double skin’s strength**
  • Absorbs easily with a lightweight texture
  • For all skin types, including sensitive skin

*Based on a 4-week clinical study on 58 subjects tested in urban and polluted environments.
**Based on Skin Strength Index = Composite average score of skin suppleness, plumpness and resiliency.

Key Ingredients
Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid

Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid acts like a sponge to draw moisture into skin’s surface layers and then expands as it absorbs. Within our formulas, Hyaluronic Acid is known to help smooth and plump skin.

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  • Protects against stressors including sun exposure, pollution, stress, lack of sleep, diet and temperature that can lead to early signs of aging
  • Clinically shown to improve skin texture by 41%*
  • Clinically demonstrated to boost radiance by 29% and improve resilience by 38% for glowing, healthy-looking skin*
  • Clinically demonstrated to visibly reduces fine lines by 27%*
  • Clinically demonstrated* to double skin’s strength**
  • Absorbs easily with a lightweight texture
  • For all skin types, including sensitive skin

*Based on a 4-week clinical study on 58 subjects tested in urban and polluted environments.
**Based on Skin Strength Index = Composite average score of skin suppleness, plumpness and resiliency.

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Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid

Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid acts like a sponge to draw moisture into skin’s surface layers and then expands as it absorbs. Within our formulas, Hyaluronic Acid is known to help smooth and plump skin.

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what it is

Our Hyaluronic Acid serum strengthens skin to help resist signs of aging, while boosting radiance and smoothing fine lines. Formulated with 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid — our smallest form of Hyaluronic Acid, which penetrates 8 skin surface layers deep** — and an Adaptogenic Herbal Complex, our serum neutralizes the effects of external skin-aging stressors for youthful, radiant skin.

what it’s good for

  • Protects against stressors including sun exposure, pollution, stress, lack of sleep, diet and temperature that can lead to early signs of aging
  • Clinically shown to improve skin texture by 41%*
  • Clinically demonstrated to boost radiance by 29% and improve resilience by 38% for glowing, healthy-looking skin*
  • Clinically demonstrated to visibly reduces fine lines by 27%*
  • Clinically demonstrated* to double skin’s strength**
  • Absorbs easily with a lightweight texture
  • For all skin types, including sensitive skin

key ingredients

Key Ingredients

11kDa Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is known to help smooth and plump fine lines and is commonly used in skincare products to maintain moisture levels to boost hydration and visibly refine skin’s texture. Our smallest molecular size of Hyaluronic Acid, 11kda, penetrates to fortify skin within its deepest surface layers.* By delivering hydration to skin’s most vulnerable layer, 11kDa Hyaluronic Acid helps better retain moisture for improved resiliency, suppleness and bounce.

Adaptogenic Herbal Complex

Our Adaptogenic Herbal Complex is a proprietary blend of adaptogens — Red Ginseng Root, Holy Basil and Schisandra Berry — traditionally used in Traditional Chinese, Korean and Ayurvedic Medicine. Within our formula, these adaptogens work synergistically to defend skin from stressors while renewing and resurfacing skin’s texture for a smooth, radiant appearance.

  • Red Ginseng Root – Known for providing cell energy and stimulating the resurfacing of skin cells
  • Holy Basil – Known for its skin soothing properties, which help to reduce the effects of skin stressors
  • Schisandra Berry – Rich in antioxidants, known for reinforcing skin resiliency and elasticity

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how to apply

  • Apply our Hyaluronic Acid serum onto cleansed face and neck, morning and night
  • Can also be used before another serum
  • Then apply a daily moisturizer
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water

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How to Apply

Every day your skin comes into contact with stressors that can all lead to premature skin aging. UV exposure, pollution and extreme temperatures along with tobacco, stress, lack of sleep and nutrition can all have negative impacts on your skin and cause dullness, dryness, dehydration, fine lines and other signs of aging. Our formula is clinically demonstrated* to double skin’s strength** to help protect against the stress-related signs of aging to help keep your skin more radiant and healthy-looking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common skin stressors and how do they accelerate signs of aging?

Skin faces constant assault from environmental stressors. These stressors appear in many forms that are both external and internal, and not always visible. Pollution, smoke and sun exposure are ever present in the urban environments many of us live in, along with external and internal stress - which may be short- or long-lived. The effects can leave skin looking dull with transient surface textural changes. The constant assault is an important emerging external aging factor and requires attention similar to that of UV-induced damage.

What can happen to skin stressed from its environment?

Environmentally stressed skin can appear in different ways depending on the source of stress, yet share a common cause of damage – free radical damage and a compromised skin barrier. For example, a dry environment can dehydrate skin leaving it lacking moisture and dull looking. Exposure to a poorly ventilated environment, such as a subway station, can increase oxidative break down of skin lipids sebum at the skin surface because of exposure to pollutants from train exhaust. That is why we tested Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum in polluted cities in Europe and Asia to help support its skin strengthening, anti-oxidant properties, and its stress fighting benefits in challenging urban environments.

What are adaptogens?

In traditional medicine practices across different cultures, adaptogenic botanicals have been used to treat fatigue and stress, including skin conditions. These plants produce naturally occurring molecules called adaptogens, which can help the skin defend itself against stressors and to maintain its health and balance. When the skin is in a normal or unchallenged state, adaptogens remain inactive and do not interfere with normal skin function. However, when skin is challenged by stressors, adaptogens activate and work to fight stressors, helping return skin to a healthy and youthful state.

How does this hyaluronic acid serum make skin feel stronger?

Super Serum helps skin to feel stronger by improving our four defined clinical dimensions of skin strength. Through our clinical research and experience evaluating skin, we have observed skin that is vulnerable can be less resilient and bouncy, with a compromised barrier. Based on these observations, we defined stronger feeling skin to be supple, resilient, plump, and having a strong skin barrier; and tested Super Serum with a specially developed clinical index based on a composite, average score of three clinically graded parameters; plumpness, suppleness and resilience. The visible skin benefits of Super Serum, with 11 kDa Hyaluronic Acid and our adaptogenic herbal complex, are driven by our biocompatible formula and its strengthening hydrating action and antioxidant properties.

How long does it take for this hyaluronic acid serum to work?

Using Super Serum, upon immediate application skin will feel smoother and supple. Over time, skin will feel more resilient to daily life stressors and look healthier and youthful as fine lines, texture, and radiance visibly improve. In fact, after two weeks of use, consumers reported that their skin felt firmer and more resilient to daily life stressors.

Where and how can I incorporate this hyualruonic acid serum into my skincare routine?

Considering the lightweight and easily absorbed nature of Super Serum, it can be incorporated into your morning and nighttime routines. Use after cleansing and toning skin and before your favorite moisturizer. For days when your skin needs a little more care, layer it underneath your serum as a pre-serum before applying moisturizer.

Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 678.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Serum I used it for a month and it feels really nice when it's on I didn't notice any difference in my skin when it was freshly cleansed. It was gentle to my skin and felt silky smooth. It didn't have any harsh smells either. I like it but i wish I felt an improvement in my skin.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Product! Just recently started using this serum, and it may soon become a favorite of mine! I love the natural, clean smell. I also love how it makes my face feel afterwards! Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from is it working? Honestly I was hesitant with this product because generally I like to keep my face clean and free of too many products. This serum Ive been using after cleansing, prior to a quartz roller and lotion and honestly Im not positive about its role in my skin care routine. I have gotten comments about my skin being radiant, but Im not sure if its this product or another one and I actually feel like by night time my skin more oily than ever, despite generally having normal to dry skin. Something is working, Im not sure if its this.
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hydrating! I received this serum complimentary and I was SOOOO excited to try because I love Kiehls! Being that the serum is a little pricey, I wanted to give it a good trial. I used the serum consistently for 1 month. Besides it being a good hydrated and leaving my skin looking plumper (temporarily), I didn't see much of a difference in the appearance of my skin. And also... I unfortunately didn't really like the smell. Overall, I feel like it's a good moisturizer but not a serum designed to create lasting change in my skin.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give your skin some LOVE! I absolutely love this product! Its so lightweight on my face, but has made my skin so strong. My skin was being torn from constant face mask and N95 use (Im a nurse! Wear your masks everyone, if I can do it for 13 hours in a row you can too!!) I applied this each day before work and my skin was so happy! I wish the price was lower BUT the quality is definitely on par with the price.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I received this product complementary to try out and i love this serum! After a couple of weeks using this i started to see the result! My skin feel extremely hydrated, my pores were smaller, i would definitely recommend
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not worth the money I am such a fan of Kiehls products.. Ive used at least 4 tubes of the midnight eye recovery and can not get enough. But this i did not love.. did not even like.. I tried, really tried but I could NOT get past the smell! It smelled just like pickle juice. I did use this for one week and saw no noticeable difference that I could justify putting something that smells like that on my face. I did receive this as a free sample but I would not spend my own money on this product.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn’t Notice a Difference Did not notice a difference using this product. The texture and consistency was great, but no notable difference in my skin.
Date published: 2020-07-06
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What Keihl products does NOT contain phenoxyethanol

I am very sensitive to phenoxyethanol and I am looking for products that do not contain this preservative
Asked by: HelenaD
Hi there! For a full list of ingredients, please visit our product page and it will be listed under key ingredients. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with great satisfaction!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-07-07

Should I use this after Toner?

It states i should use this when face is clean. Should i apply before or after toner?
Asked by: TonyY
Hi there TonyY, thanks for reaching out to us. We recommend to apply our Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum after you cleanse and tone. For more information on this product please click here: http://tinyurl.com/ybmbknav. We hope this helps!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-07-01

Can I used this serum under my retinol serum in the evening?

Asked by: Aries
Hi there, thanks for your inquiry! The Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum can be used after applying a product containing retinol. We suggest to to follow up by moisturizing with our Ultra Facial Cream for optimal results. We hope this helps and that you can use our products with amazing results!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-06-24

Does this sit well under makeup and sunscreen, or does it pill up?

Asked by: ArielB
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum. Apply our Hyaluronic Acid serum onto cleansed face and neck, morning and night then apply a daily moisturizer. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: KiehlsCCC
Date published: 2020-05-23

Can you compare this product to the vitamin C serum?

Asked by: Bizz
The Kiehl's customer service rep failed to answer the question. Comparing the main active ingredient is something that anyone could look up. But I want to know what is the difference in using the products? As in for what benefits do each product have? Because I currently use the VC serum am I am considering switching to this product; however, I do not know what the benefits of this are over the other to make such a switch. In other words, tell me what the actually differences are in the benefits of using such a product. Don't just tell me the ingredients
Answered by: Anonymous1
Date published: 2020-05-24
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