7 Hyaluronic Acid Products to Help Hydrate Your Skin This Winter
Hyaluronic acid is, candidly, a superhero in skin care. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, is an authority in hydration and a high-priority on our list of skin-care must-have ingredients. Thankfully, getting our fix of hyaluronic acid is a relatively easy feat given its widespread inclusion in beauty products across the board. To help you devise a skin-care routine with hyaluronic acid as the star, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites serums, moisturizers, masks and more that contain hyaluronic acid.
You don’t have to spend big bucks to incorporate hyaluronic acid to your routine. The CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a drugstore steal that still packs major moisturizing power. With three ceramides, vitamin B5 and a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, this gel-like serum locks in moisture and smooths the skin’s surface texture over time.
If you want your skin-care to have a spa-like and ultra-refreshing feel, pick up the Garnier SkinActive 24HR Water Rose Moisture Cream. The rose water scent will keep your routine calming and soothing. Plus, the hyaluronic acid will provide an extra burst of hydration. The formula is lightweight, quick-drying and non-greasy.
Ampoules may be new to the U.S. skin-care scene, but they’re quickly becoming must-have additions to our regime, especially with winter’s arrival. Ampoules have a higher concentration of ingredients and perfectly proportioned dosages. The new Vichy ampoule contains a trifecta of ingredients: vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides. Together, the powerful product combats fine lines and wrinkles, plumps the skin, boosts radiance and hydrates.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin. That said, as we age our stores of hyaluronic acid begin to deplete. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Serum. With high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, this product enhances the skin’s moisture retention — and it pays off. In just one day, skin feels more supple and smooth.
Astringent toners can be the enemy of sensitive skin. Instead of opting for drying toners, switch to an alcohol-free, hydrating option that contains hyaluronic acid. The It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner is a hyaluronic-acid filled formula that helps maximize your skin’s moisture retention, wipes away the last traces of makeup and takes away the feeling of tightness.
Applying powder makeup over dry, winter skin is a makeup mishap in the making. Powder can amplifying signs of flakiness, so for the most part, we try to steer clear. But this ByTerry product has changed our makeup game. It’s infused with hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated and maintain moisture levels, while still keeping shine at bay.
Even with a skin-care routine packed with hyaluronic acid, you may still experience some dryness when the temperatures dip to single digits. For an added boost, use SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque. Its botanical-rich formula calms skin, reduces redness and replenishes radiance.