Hyaluronic Acid: Everything You Need to Know About the Hero of Hydration
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You may be relatively new to skincare (secretly wondering how an ‘acid’ can be good for your skin) or a budding ‘skin-thusiast’ (doing your research to distinguish between HA and AHA). Either way, we’re here to tell you that hyaluronic acid is one skincare superhero that should make it to your everyday routine. Read on to find out why...
Firstly, What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule found naturally in our bodies—primarily in the skin, eyes, and joints. In skincare, it does the job of attracting water to the skin to keep it optimally hydrated.
Fun fact: Hyaluronic acid can hold water up to 1,000 times its weight! All that moisture helps keep the skin healthy, plump and happily hydrated!
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Is Hyaluronic Acid Suitable for Me?
Hyaluronic acid is suitable for people with all skin types except those with extremely sensitive skin. However, it is always advisable to do a patch test before you incorporate it into your skincare routine.
Hyaluronic acid is especially beneficial for people with dry or dehydrated skin. But that doesn’t mean people with oily skin won’t reap any benefits. Oily skin can still be dehydrated!
So, to give your skin a hit of hydration, hyaluronic acid is the ingredient to trust!
How Do I Incorporate Hyaluronic Acid into My Skincare Routine?
Hyaluronic acid in serum or toner form should always be applied to damp skin, followed by a moisturizer. An important point to note is that if you live in a dry environment, hyaluronic acid will not work as effectively. Hyaluronic acid draws water from the air. But if the air lacks moisture, it draws water from deeper layers of the skin. So, if you choose to use hyaluronic acid in a dry environment, it is best to use a humidifier and keep yourself hydrated.
Our Favorite Products with Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid works as a super hydrator in serums to keep your skin looking and feeling plump, bouncy, and healthy. This 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Bulgarian Rose is quick absorbing and non-greasy. Besides providing hydration, it also soothes, calms, and refreshes the skin.
Hyaluronic acid in a toner is great to soothe, rejuvenate and tighten pores. This Bulgarian Valley Rose Water Toner with Hyaluronic Acid will instantly plump and hydrate your skin. As a spray, it is extremely convenient to use, and it is also suitable for all skin types.
The Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer gives the skin a dose of antioxidants with green tea, combats acne with niacinamide and provides instant hydration with hyaluronic acid. It keeps the skin moisturized, without the heaviness.
Just like your body, your skin repairs itself while you get your beauty sleep. Choosing a night cream that is enriched with hyaluronic acid ensures your skin receives the hydration it requires to heal and repair through the night. That’s why we love the Bright Years Restorative Overnight Crème. It provides intense hydration, multi-action moisturization and promotes cell renewal.
Q1. Is hyaluronic acid good for oily or acne-prone skin?
Hyaluronic acid is suitable for all skin types, including oily or acne prone skin. Make sure to patch test before use.
Q2. How often can I use hyaluronic acid serum?
Hyaluronic acid can be used twice daily, followed by a moisturizer.
Q3. Can I pair hyaluronic acid with retinol?
Yes, it is safe to use hyaluronic acid and retinol together in the same routine.