Hyaluronic acid is a bit of a superstar in the skincare world. Don’t be scared by acid, it’s not going to burn you. In fact, our own bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid to help keep our moisture levels up. It’s found in your skin, but also in your eyes and connective tissue. Basically, it makes sure your skin retains as much water as possible.
As we age, like so many other things, our body slows down on the production and our hydration levels drop. Adding a serum with hyaluronic acid in it is the best way to get smoother, more hydrated skin. Of course, it’s not going to erase every single wrinkle on your face. But when you properly hydrate your skin, wrinkles and fine lines do appear diminished. It’s like a real life Instagram filter for your face. Another great thing about hyaluronic acid is that it works for every skin type. Are you listening, sensitive skin types? This isn’t going to irritate your skin! There’s no excuse.
Every serum we found is great, but admittedly we have favorites. The Ordinary’s HA serum is vegan, highly rated, and six dollars. That’s right. Six dollars! On the other hand, if you feel like splurging, Dr. Sturm’s serum is the best of all the G-beauty options. Finally, looking for something in between? Drunk Elephant’s HA serum is all natural and a cult favorite.
Your smoothest, plumpest, most radiant skin is waiting for you. Shop our favorite hyaluronic acid serums below:
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