Hyaluronic acid is a staple in any ardent beauty lovers skincare routine - an increasingly popular ingredient in a slew of skin care products for its superpower hydrating and anti-aging abilities.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful skin care ingredient. But don't let the word acid throw you. This jelly is a water-holding molecule is a moisture-binding agent scientifically proven to retain over 1,000 times its molecular weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturiser. While the human body naturally produces hyaluronic acid we produce less and less as we age.
Hyaluronic acid works by improving skin hydration and assists in the production of collagen. Not sold yet? It also has been proven to fight free radicals, maintains skin elasticity, and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help with wound healing.
It's easy to see why hyaluronic acid is an essential ingredient in serums and moisturisers that can be used on oily skin and dry skin types. While dehydrated skin and sensitive skin also experience a vast improvement in skin elasticity and texture from continued use.
Hyaluronic acid can be injected into sunken areas of skin to plump it up and minimize the appearance of fine lines - AKA fillers - but you don’t need to get cosmetic injections to reap its benefits.
Just choose an anti-aging topical treatment boosted with hyaluronic acid (also commonly listed as Sodium Hyaluronate) for improved skin tone, elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Here, best hyaluronic acid formulas...
Boasting 48 hours of continuous hydration and helps protect against environmental stress.
A potent cream with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid that transforms atmospheric vapor into fresh, pure water.
This lightweight fast-absorbing serum is Lancome's best-selling anti-aging formulation that combats the ten signs of skin photoaging.
This serum is a staple in Kourtney Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Hailey Baldwin’s skincare regimens. Plus, it was a staple backstage at last year’s Victoria’s Secret show because of its radiance-boosting capabilities.
Another cult-worthy formula that garnered a legion of fans after beauty mogul Kim Kardashian labeled this $12 serum as one of her must-have products of 2018.