The Power of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is trending in the skincare world for a reason. Capable of retaining 1,000 times its own weight in water, this highly effective hydrating ingredient is a must for maintaining and enhancing the skin’s moisture levels.

In addition to delivering surface hydration that keeps the skin looking fresh and feeling comfortable, supplementing the skin with hyaluronic acid can also help prevent moisture from evaporating from the skin, especially in dry environmental conditions. Hyaluronic acid provides anti-aging benefits as well by helping skin look and feel more smooth, firm and plump.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

You already know hyaluronic acid is a beneficial skincare ingredient, and you’re likely also aware that it is a type of injectable filler as well. But hyaluronic acid’s uses don’t reveal anything about its origins. Technically a sugar that is produced by the body, hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin, joints and eyes. Its hydrating capabilities keep joints lubricated and maintain moisture in the eyes and skin. Hyaluronic acid also helps reinforce the skin’s barrier to prevent much-needed moisture from evaporating and microorganisms from entering.

The body’s natural hyaluronic acid production slows with age, leading to increased skin dehydration, loss of elasticity and a dull appearance—which is why it’s such a valuable addition to any skincare routine. Here are three products that give your skin the daily dose of hyaluronic acid it needs.

SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier

Hyaluronic acid is especially beneficial for those with dry skin accompanied by visible signs of aging like wrinkles, skin sagging and volume loss.

In addition to instant hydration, smoothing and plumping, H.A. Intensifier also helps maintain the skin’s level of hyaluronic acid over time.

This advanced formula also features Proxylane, purple rice and licorice root extracts to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, laugh lines, and marionette lines for smoother, firmer skin—and the rejuvenating results continue to improve with ongoing use.

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5

It only takes a few drops of Hyalu B5 to add anti-aging, hydrating and reparative benefits to your existing skincare routine.

Formulated with pure hyaluronic acid, madecosside and soothing vitamin B5, this rich serum instantly plumps the skin as it helps improve dryness and dehydration by replenishing and moisturizing the skin’s barrier.

Suitable for sensitive skin, this oil-free, paraben-free, dermatologist-tested serum proves that effective skincare doesn’t have to be complicated, and it can be used alone or as an added boost to your existing skincare routine.

Vichy Minéral 89

Combining the hydrating and skin-plumping benefits of hyaluronic acid with the essential minerals the skin needs to heal and defend itself from aging due to environmental damage, Minéral 89 is designed to optimize the appearance, health and function of the skin.

Formulated with 89% Vichy Volcanic Water powered by 15 beneficial minerals, this clear, lightweight, gel-based moisturizer also features hyaluronic acid for long-lasting moisture that plumps the skin and lends a healthy, radiant glow.

Containing only 11 ingredients (and no oil, fragrance, silicone, parabens or alcohol) Minéral 89 is also dermatologist-tested, allergy-tested and suitable for all skin types (including sensitive).

Hyaluronic acid is an indispensable skincare ingredient and there are myriad ways to reap its benefits. There’s a product to fit every unique skin’s needs—and all you have to do is use it daily to reap the hydrating, smoothing and skin-plumping results.

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