Hyaluronic Acid is the latest ingredient creating a buzz in the skincare community, and serum products containing it are popping up everywhere. This uber-hydrating molecule is found in the connective tissue between our joints as well as in our hair, skin, and eyes. It’s job? To retain moisture and help lubricate these crucial zones. This means just what it sounds like: incorporating Hyaluronic Acid into your skincare routine can help your skin be more hydrated and healthy-looking.
How does Hyaluronic Acid work?
Hyaluronic Acid has a natural role to play in our bodies: it binds to water that’s in our cells to moisturize and plump them. When it’s added to a serum or moisturizer, Hyaluronic Acid helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and plump the look of skin because of its extraordinary capacity to retain water. It’s also a highly sought-after ingredient because its fast absorbing—instead of sitting on the skin or sliding off, Hyaluronic Acid-based products quickly penetrate the skin and help you use more of your products.
What Else You Need to Know About Hyaluronic Acid
This skin-loving hydrator is known by a couple different names. If you see a label with Sodium Hyaluronate, you should know that that’s also a form of Hyaluronic Acid! It’s the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid, and its smaller molecular size allows it to penetrate even more deeply into the skin and absorb even more moisture.
Hyaluronic Acid is generally prized as a gentle ingredient, but if you have rosacea or very sensitive skin, you may want to approach it with just a little caution. This versatile skin care ingredient is also sometimes used as a naturally-dissolving injectable filler and a supplement, but it’s best to ask your doctor about these types of skin interventions.
Where to Find Hyaluronic Acid at COSMEDIX
Want to bring Hyaluronic Acid into your skincare routine? The best places to look are in a moisturizer and serum, but don’t forget that exfoliating regularly can help active ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid absorb more fully into the skin. Take a look are some of our favorite hydrating, Hyaluronic Acid-infused skin care products to complete your ultra-moisturizing regimen!
The lush, gel-to-velvet formula of Skin Thirst is an experience in and of itself, but this Sodium Hyaluronate Acid-infused moisturizer does so much more! The key ingredient helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while the mild astringent Witch Hazel helps to balance oil production. Combine Skin Thirst with your daily Protect UV or Peptide-Rich Defense SPF for the perfect hydrating morning routine to safeguard against UV rays as your hydrate and plump the look of skin.
Using a serum is an ideal way to incorporate Hyaluronic Acid because of their high levels of concentrated ingredients, and our favorite HA-based serum at COSMEDIX is Surge! This serum is packed with three variations of Hyaluronic Acid, which helps it to deeply moisturize your skin and help attain that dewy quality. Surge’s Niacinamide and Kiwi Fruit Water formula isn’t sticky or greasy. Instead, it absorbs quickly into the skin to help plump the look of skin and help it look more radiant.