In the last few years, hyaluronic acid has become one of the biggest beauty buzzwords. Incorporated in skincare products ranging from cleansers to moisturisers, this stalwart ingredient holds the key to bouncy, hydrated skin. And the best part is, every skin type can benefit.
With the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in moisture, while working to defend skin against free radical damage and smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and irregular texture, it’s a powerhouse ingredient you need in your routine. Whether incorporated as a lightweight serum before make-up, a body lotion to soothe dry and chapped skin, or as an intensive moisturiser when your complexion feels like it needs a big drink of water, hyaluronic acid will help to smooth patchy texture and give skin the ‘bounce’ it craves.
Read on for our essential hyaluronic acid-based products to slot into your regime.
This lightweight serum from innovative beauty brand NIOD features 12 forms of hyaluronic acid, to penetrate skin deeply and improve the look of dehydration lines and irregular texture, while also providing incredible surface hydration. If you’re after a bouncy, fresh-faced glow, try this.
Skincare doesn’t get more luxe than facialist Sarah Chapman’s brand Skinesis. This silky serum targets the effects of central heating and harsh winter weather on stressed out skin, by infusing your complexion with hyaluronic acid and rose water, to leave it with a fresh glow.
If the skin on your body often feels dry, this fresh and easy-to-use gel can be applied anywhere you need it for a burst of hydration without that sticky, cloying feeling often associated with body moisturisers. Perfect as an after-sun - keep in the fridge for an extra cooling treatment.
A gel-cream formula that offers time-released hydration throughout the day, creating a gorgeous dewy effect and leaving skin feeling supple and smooth. If you’re looking for an intensive moisturiser that doesn’t feel heavy, this is a great option for you.
Infused with hyaluronic acid, plus added vitamin B5, glycerin and marine plant extracts, this vegan, water-light serum creates a smooth base for primer. For oily skin in need of lightweight moisture without the grease, this is your one-stop hydration solution.