If you’ve been living online as most of us the past year, then you’ve probably heard the term hyaluronic acid being tossed around by beauty savants. If you haven’t added HA to your routine yet, it’s time to start.
What Is HA?
Essentially a sugar molecule found in your skin, hyaluronic acid helps bind water to collagen, leaving you with a plump, hydrated and supple texture for days. As we age, we lose collagen and hyaluronic acid naturally as our skin barrier breaks down, which is why this ingredient is used in everyday skincare, from moisturisers to masks.
The Hype Is Real
Incorporated in a multitude of beauty bottles, HA can be used by all skin types but will work wonders for those with dry skin. Why? Because it’s a humectant. Translation – Hyaluronic acid can draw moisture from the air and keep your skin moist, holding almost 1000 times its own weight in water.
Benefits Beyond Hydration
Not only does HA reduce fine lines and wrinkles due to its water trapping ability, but it also houses antioxidant properties. It shields you from free radicals like pollution and environmental aggressors, all while maintaining soft, pillowy, plump skin. As far as your skincare regimen is concerned, HA can be paired with vitamin C, vitamin B5 and glycolic acid. To save you the trouble of carousing between one app to another, here’s a roundup of some of the best hyaluronic acid products to buy right now.
The watermelon and HA-based mask will retain moisture, decrease puffiness and maintain your skin's pH balance
Created with the highest level of HA concentration, this serum is godsend for naturally dewy skin.
This lightweight gel comes with auto-replenishing technology keeping your hydration levels at max for up to 72 hours. There’s nothing more we can ask for.
A luxurious, lightweight spray that hydrates your skin with HA, vitamin C and E all day.
While replenishing your skin’s moisture, it also improves your skin’s barrier function with antioxidants from acai berries and botanical extracts.
Bid au revoir to inflammation with this HA-based moisturiser crafted for dry skin.
Want bouncy and supple skin? Pick this amalgamation of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera with maximum moisture level.
This cleanser is infused with hydrating ingredients like ceramide and hyaluronic acid which ensure your skin doesn’t feel tight and dry after cleansing
This lightweight and antioxidant rich serum will keep your skin hydrated and plump with botanically derived hyaluronic acid.
Suitable for everyday use this face cleanser gently removes the dirty and grim. The hydrating ingredients ensure it’s not harsh on the skin. What’s not to love?!