Best Hyaluronic Acids to Use for Healthy skin

Best Hyaluronic Acids to Use for Healthy skin

Best Hyaluronic Acids to Use for Healthy skin

The best hyaluronic acid for every budget

The best hyaluronic acid for every budget

Text: Molly Wilcox

Who doesn’t want their skin to look and feel youthful, supple, and vibrant? Hyaluronic acid is just the tool to help you out. Our bodies naturally make hyaluronic acid, half of which is present in our skin. But as we age and are exposed to things like ultraviolet radiation from the sun, pollution, and tobacco smoke, the amount we naturally produce decreases. 

Using hyaluronic supplements is a great way to increase the hydration in your skin, therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Here are 10 of the highest rated serums in every price point to implement into your skincare routine.

Balling on a Budget

Glossier Super Bounce

Glossier’s Super Bounce combines hyaluronic acid with vitamin B5, which is used to keep the serum on your face for a longer amount of time. As Glossier says, “If you have skin, you need Hyaluronic Acid.” It works best when patted into freshly cleansed, still damp skin. ($28 on Glossier.com)

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml

This vegan formula combines low, medium, and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid with H.A. crosspolymer and vitamin B5 for multi-depth hydration. ($12.20 at Sephora)

LANIEGE Lip Sleeping Mask

Pucker up buttercup, this lip sleeping mask from LANIEGE is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It uses Moisture Wrap™ Technology that locks in moisture for overnight hydration. ($22 on Amazon)

Middle of the Road Favorites

Kiehl's Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum

Kiehl’s serum is for all skin types and particularly helps with dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. It uses a blend of adaptogens like red ginseng root, holy basil, and antioxidant-rich schisandra berry to defend the skin from stressors while rejuvenating its appearance. ($52 on Sephora.com)

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask

Rodial uses a super hydrating gel face mask and skin plumper that moisturizes the face and plump the skin. Dragon’s Blood, from the Croton Lechleri tree, reduces the appearance of redness and inflammation. ($48 on Amazon)

Vichy Laboratoires MINÉRAL 89

Also paraben-free, oil-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free & suitable for sensitive skin, the serum from Vichy Laboratoire is a daily face moisturizer with natural origin hyaluronic acid and Vichy Volcanic Water that hydrates and strengthens the skin. ($29.50 on Amazon)

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

This vegan and cruelty free serum from Drunk Elephant uses pineapple ceramide that boosts luminosity and improves the skin’s texture and tone, provitamin B5 that attracts hydration to the skin and holds it there, and sodium hyaluronate which helps penetrate the skin to deliver intense hydration. ($48 on Sephora)

Calming Hydration Booster Serum from Rose Ingleton MD

This serum uses sea whip extract to calm skin and green and white tea extracts to soothe and protect against damage. It’s a vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free product that comes in recyclable packaging. ($70 at Sephora)

The Game Changers: 

Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum from PCA Skin

This highly rated hyaluronic acid boosting serum from PCA Skin uses hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate to attract and hold 1,000 times their weight in water on the surface of the skin for instant smoothing and hydration. It combines ceramides and niacinamide to calm and protect the skin for long periods of time. ($117 on PCAskin.com) 

SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier

SkinCeuticals serum is one of the highest rated in the game. Its benefits include amplifying the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 30%, delivers long lasting hydration that visibly makes the skin more youthful, and doesn’t use parabens or dyes. ($102 on Dermstore)

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