How To Get Better Skin: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is one of our absolute favorite anti-aging ingredients because it literally plumps the skin making your complexion look more youthful. No, it’s not an acid; in fact, it’s a gentle hydrator that can be used on all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone because it is an ingredient that is naturally found in the body already. HA holds up to 1000 times its weight in water and fine lines and wrinkles literally disappear, while pores minimize and skin gently hydrates to its younger, smoother, healthier state. Every face needs a dose of hyaluronic acid, especially now that winter is rearing its cold, harsh head into our complexion’s direction.
Whether you use it as a pill, a serum, or a cream form, make sure to add hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine today.
Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum (43 Euros) – This lightweight multitasker smoothes fine lines, dullness, and dehydration, while restoring a healthy glow and a whole lot of plumpness. Can be used on the most sensitive of skin types. Add into your favorite moisturizer or apply alone as a velvety makeup primer.
Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream ($18) – A gentle eye cream packed with HA that leaves the delicate skin around eyes hydrated and fine lines plumped. Bye bye, wrinkles.
Biocyte Hyaluronic Forte ($48) – A revolutionary French pill that is sold in the U.S. exclusively through Ayla.com. Ayla’s founder raves about this product, as do her customers, saying that within weeks they notice plumper, more youthful complexions due to high concentrations of plant-based hyaluronic acid that “help stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin from the inside out.”
Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Eye Serum ($99) – While Trish McEvoy makes some fabulous makeup, their skincare products are next level amazing too. This particular lightweight hyaluronic acid and peptides-packed booster is one of our favorites for the delicate eye area. Try adding to the area around your mouth, too, for instant hydration and a firmer, brighter, smoother, more plumped appearance.
Task Essential System Red O2 Regenerative Treatment ($135) – A highly potent, two-part formula that combines super concentrations of oxygen and hyaluronic acid to boost skin’s natural production of collagen for a youthful, firm look while ensuring maximum levels of hydration. Apply nightly for best results.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion ($58) – Suitable for all skin types, this oil-free moisturizer seals in hydration while making the complexion appear firmer, softer, dewier, and all around more youthful!
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