Hyaluronic Acid [hahy-uh-loo-ron-ik]- also known as hyaluronan or abbreviated to HA, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body. Roughly half of the hyaluronic acid in your body is in your skin to help retain moisture. As we age and are exposed to ultraviolet radiation and pollution, we lose that amount in the skin. Keeping your skin hydrated helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles which can also make skin appear smoother. Think of this ingredient as one big glass of water for your skin.
So, if you’re trying to ramp up your hydration levels and maintain your moisture barrier, we found 6 of the best hyaluronic acid serums that you need to start to incorporate in your skincare routine.
Caution: these may cause instant hydration.
As the name suggests, Super Bounce from Glossier instantly brings an instant dew to your complexion by combining hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5.
The most bang for your buck. The Ordinary also combines Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 packs the ultimate hydration at an affordable cost.
La Roche-Posay’s Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum uses two types of pure hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to work together for an intense hydration. This product is safe for sensitive complexions at a drugstore price.
Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster uses ceramides to help protect against environmental aggressors like irritants and pollution.
Vichy’s hyaluronic acid is the ultimate boost of hydration. It features an 89 percent concentration of Vichy, France’s naturally mineral-rich water plus sodium hyaluronate.
First Aid Beauty’s serum is for all skin types– from the most sensitive to the oiliest. This one is different from the others where it also includes colloidal oatmeal as well as aloe leaf juice as an added skin-smoother. This product is great if you have any redness because it helps to calm your skin.
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