The serum by nature is slightly sticky because of the high percentage of Niacinamide and humectants (Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, Panthenol and Glycerin) in the formulation. With increased humidity during the summer/ humid months, the sticky feeling is generally enhanced.
There are a few tips we suggest to combat this stickiness:
- Don’t apply the serum on a damp face: If you’re applying after your toner step, wait 2-3 minutes before you apply Hustle.
- Don’t shake the bottle: Shaking causes bubbles which in turn makes the formulation foamy/ sticky.
- Don’t rub the serum too much on your face: The technique is to swipe the serum across your face and gently pat for absorption.
- As soon as you apply the serum, follow it up with a small dollop of moisturiser: Once you apply the moisturiser, the sticky feeling of the serum goes away.
NOTE: The serum does not make the face oily. It can feel sticky because of increased hydration (which is great if you want skin that feels plumped and supple all day) but it really doesn’t make the face oily.