Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa
The name hyaluronic acid probably sounds strange. This particular serum is something most of us are not conversant with. It is nothing to be afraid of; the reality is that it’s actually just a great hydrating ingredient which occurs naturally in the body.
The main thing about the hyaluronic is that it is a clear, sticky substance which when applied, plumps and hydrates skin, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles without the use of oils, silicones or butters.
Hyaluronic acid is used in everything from face masks to foundations, but the best way to ensure you’re getting your fix is via a good hyaluronic serum designed to provide an instant layer of hydration each morning. Since hyaluronic serums are lightweight and instantly absorbed they work well on all skin types, plus they create a great base for make-up.
Check out six of the best hyaluronic acid serums to help your skin through this summer:
One of the very best hyaluronic serums we’ve tried, Niod’s stellar Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex plumps, hydrates and enriches skin thanks to 15 different hyaluronic compounds.
- Dr Sebagh
This is one of the first hyaluronic serums to successfully bring the ingredient into the mainstream. Dr Sebagh’s Serum Repair combines hyaluronic acid with a collagen peptide for healthy-looking, hydrated skin.
- Mabel + Meg
By combining the hyaluronic acid with vitamin C, Mabel + Meg’s Lumilixir Serum brightens as well as plumps, giving skin a smoother and more youthful appearance almost immediately upon application.
- Pestle And Mortar
A lightweight hyaluronic serum which absorbs quickly, Pestle And Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Serum boasts Scandi-style minimalist packaging and makes a great base for make-up.
SkinCeuticals’s HA Intensifier helps to support skin’s own hyaluronic acid levels as well as providing instant hydration to the top layers of the skin. A transparent brown colour rather than the usual colourless gel, it also includes licorice extract to soothe.
- The Ordinary
The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 uses three forms of hyaluronic acid with varying molecular weights, as well as vitamin B5 for an additional hydration boost.