5 Affordable Hyaluronic Acid Serums to Add to Your Skin-Care Routine
In case you missed it, hyaluronic acid is one of the latest skin-care ingredients to receive the celebrity treatment. Lauded for its ability to retain 1,000 times its weight in water and leave skin looking plump and smooth, skin-care enthusiasts are seeking it out for every step of their routine. The ingredient isn’t anything new, though, and is already present in our bodies — arguably adding to its allure. One of the best ways to add hyaluronic acid into your routine is with a hyaluronic acid-packed serum. As all things in skin care, serum price points run the gamut — ranging from luxe options in Instagrammable packaging to more affordable finds hanging out at your local drugstore. We’ve rounded up our favorites from the latter category, so you can slather hyaluronic acid serums on without breaking the bank.
See our picks, ahead:
This pure hyaluronic acid serum attracts and retains moisture in the skin using a blend of 0.5% high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and 1.0% low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. It’s also fragrance-free, paraben-free and works for sensitive skin — meaning practically anyone can give it a spin.
Aptly named Mineral 89 for its 89% mineralizing water content, this affordable serum contains 15 minerals and hyaluronic acid to plump and fortify skin. Use this on its own post-cleansing or underneath a daily moisturizer, the choice is up to you.
CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum is an affordable option that has a thin, hydrating texture and offers all-day moisture. It contains three essential ceramides along with hyaluronic acid and B5, all of which work together to restore the skin’s barrier while also maintaining moisture levels. The best part? Your skin will feel softer over time with continued use.
This much-talked-about formula contains a combination of low, medium and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid along with B5 to help hydrate and keep moisture in the skin. Apply day and night for best results, but be warned, side effects may include glowy skin and a renewed obsession with your skin-care routine.
If moisture is the name of the game, we recommend Tony Moly Vital Vita 12 Moisture Ampoule, infused with three-layer hyaluronic acid and 12 types of vitamins that offers skin concentrated hydration.