Your skin is your holy temple. So it should be cherished and looked after accordingly. In case you aren’t already familiar with hyaluronic acid and the effects it has on skincare, listen up. For starters, hyaluronic acid (HA) isn’t actually an acid in a traditional sense. It’s a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in our own skin cells responsible for keeping skin plump and hydrated. HA basically acts as a giant sponge that can absorb and retain water 1,000 times its own weight. As we get older, our amount of HA decreases.
“In a sense, hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge holding vast amounts of water in the skin, effectively plumping out the skin and by doing so it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improving the skin’s hydration and texture of the skin,” explains Beauty by the Geeks.
Make sure to read the label of products and keep a look out for either hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolysed hyaluronic acid and sodium acetyl hyaluronate. Some brands use different types of HA, but they all work the same way.
Indeed, lab-developed HA has become a popular ingredient in many skincare products that affectively quench the thirst of your skin. And who wants dull-looking, dehydrated skin anyway? It should never be parched like it’s in the Sahara Desert.
And while HA reduces the appearance of wrinkles, keep in mind that it won’t completely stop the effects of aging. Just accept the fact that you’re going to get older and that there´s no such thing as the fountain of youth #sorrynotsorry. But rather than looking old and dry, why not look fresh and luminous by using one of these 10 skincare products with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, because no one deserves to look like `dry Spongebob´.
Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Serum 30ml, £22.50, Vichy
Obtain velvety-soft skin and treat yourself to a spa-like sensation at home with this Vichy serum. Cause who the hell can afford to go the spa everyday? Unless you are as rich as Oprah I guess….
Dragon´s Blood Hyaluronic Mask 50ml, £39, Rodial
With a name that sounds like something formulated at Hogwarts, this moisture-packed face mask is ideal for overnight use. The star ingredient sangre de drago is derived from a sci-fi looking tree called croton lechleri in South America.
Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream 50ml, £25, Clinique
Suitable for dry skin types, Clinique´s Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream will certainly make a difference and provide the hydration your skin needs. And despite the name, you won`t have any added drama to your (most likely already dramatic) life.
Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Facial Serum 30ml, £24.99, Indeed Labs
Benefit from an instant boost of hydration and get that glow your skin deserves. It’s also fragrance-free skin care product which is a bonus for those who are prone to allergies.
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II 30ml, £52, Estée Lauder
Whilst getting some essential beauty sleep, further increase the nightly renewal process of your skin with advanced moisturising properties. Don’t have dry skin keep you up at night.
Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum, £15, Soap and Glory
Enhance your youthful looking appearance with this super serum featuring fruity notes of coconut and maracuja oil. And while this isn’t the fountain of youth (that doesn’t exist btw.), it’s still good enough.
With an antioxidant blend of roses, bloom radiant skin with this long-lasting daily moisturiser. Proof that roses aren’t just meant for a certain capitalist holiday *cough* Valentine’s Day *cough*.
Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser, £6.49, Neutrogena
This jiggly lightweight water gel moisturiser will keep you thoroughly hydrated throughout the day. The girls at Allure love this stuff because of its non-greasy properties.
Revitalift Filler Renew Hyaluronic Replumping Serum, £9.99, L’Oréal
Is your skin feeling a bit dull? Perhaps it just needs some replumping with L’Oréal´s hyaluronic-pack serum. Revitalift will certainly be cheaper than getting an actual facelift.
Anti Aging Hyaluron Filler Eye Treatment 15ml, £16.50, Eucerin
Say bye-bye to the bags under your eyes by effectively smoothening out pesky wrinkles with this filler eye cream. Let´ be honest: no one really wants to have Taylor Momsen-looking black panda eyes, do they? Sorry Tay.
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