Beauty Editor ON Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a superstar multi-tasker among skin care ingredients

Everyone raves about it – but what is all the hype about? And also, with so much choice for hyaluronic acid based creams, supplements, filers containing HA, it is time to narrow it down to the essentials
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies, keeping the skin youthful and plump. It acts as a humectant, holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water thus being one great moisturizer.  The level of HA decreases as we age so it is widely recommended to start using it once you notice any fine lines – it can even be used on sensitive skin for that extra boost of moisture and glow.
Among its wonderful benefits it acts as a lubricant in the body, helping your joints mobility and support your skin in retaining collagen, it has an anti-inflammatory and healing effect.Overall, hyaluronic acid targets signs of aging, dehydration and sagginess and does a great job when it becomes part of your daily skin care routine. You might want to consider topping up your  HA serum with some extra moisturizer if have dry skin, to make sure you lock in all the much needed moisture.
On the ingredient list you also may come across something similar to hyaluronic acid which is sodium hyaluronate, a  water-soluble salt form of hyaluronic acid which tends to be more effective in penetrating the skin due to its smaller molecular matrix.

Shopping tips:

Double check the ingredient list for fragrance, essential oils and drying alcohols as they can decrease the amazing effect of hyaluronic acid and irritate your skin.

My Top Picks

Pestle and Mortar Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

Price : 30ml for €43.00
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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Price : 30ml for £58
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Dr. Brandt Hyaluronic Facial Cream 

Price : 30ml for £58
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Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Price : 15ml for £34
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Glossier Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5 Serum

Price : 30ml for $28
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SkinCeuticals Correct H.A. Intensifier

Price : 30ml for $142
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Article by Viorela Coman