$3,657.50 – $5,225.00
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Hydrator
MAIN BENEFITS: Moisturizes skin, reduces appearance of wrinkles, replenishes cell moisture, speeds wound healing.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: In general, hyaluronic acid is safe for all skin types, but it is especially helpful for those with dry skin. However, those with rosacea or eczema may want to test patch HA to make sure it doesn’t irritate skin.
WHEN YOU CAN USE IT: Hyaluronic acid can be applied twice a day topically, at morning and at night during your skincare routine, but injected hyaluronic acid and ingestible hyaluronic acid should be administered by a doctor.
WORKS WELL WITH: Vitamin C, vitamin B5, and glycolic acid.
DON’T USE WITH: There are no known negative reactions with hyaluronic acid.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
The reason the beauty industry loves it so much lies in its seemingly magical ability to retain moisture. Studies have proven that hyaluronic acid is amazingly good at bonding with water molecules, making it a key factor in retaining skin moisture.
Lack of moisture is one of the main culprits of aging skin, which is why this ingredient—which attracts moisture to your skin—is a must-have when it comes to repairing your skin’s moisture barrier.
Retains moisture: Hyaluronic acid helps replenish and hold cell moisture, leading to hydrated, plump skin.
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles: Since dehydrated skin is one of the main causes of wrinkles, hyaluronic acid replenishes lost moisture and helps reduce the appearance of any fine lines.
Safe option for filler: Since hyaluronic acid’s composition is so closely related to substances in our bodies, it works well as a filler that doesn’t cause major irritation. It can also add volume to areas like the lips and cheeks, which naturally lose volume over time.
Fast absorbing: Unlike some skincare products, hyaluronic acid quickly absorbs into the skin, meaning you lose less product.
Non-irritating: For the most part, hyaluronic acid is non-irritating and safe for use with all skin types.
Short-Term Injectable: When used as a filler, hyaluronic acid lasts for around a year. It dissolves naturally, meaning you don’t have to go in to have the filler removed by a doctor.
Multiple forms of use: Since you can use hyaluronic acid topically, have it injected or take it as a supplement, there are plenty of options for how and when you use it.
Available over-the-counter: Unlike some super skin care ingredients, hyaluronic acid products are available in most beauty and drugstores.