Find The Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum For Your Skin

Find The Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum For Your Skin
You’d be hard-pressed to find a skincare expert or dermatologist who wouldn’t recommend adding hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine. A naturally occurring compound found in the skin, hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet with the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for helping your cells to retain as much moisture as possible and the result is plumper, healthier, more hydrated skin.

Unfortunately, not only does production start to decrease as we age, external aggressors such as UV exposure and pollution also cause it to degrade. To help your skin get back on track looks for topical products that can boost hydration.

How To Find The Best Hyaluronic Acid Product For You

Hyaluronic acid isn’t your usual type of ‘acid’ and you can use it as part of your morning and evening routine. Often referred to as sodium hyaluronate on the ingredients list (this is actually a salt derived from hyaluronic acid that’s more easily absorbed), it’s likely that you’re already using it without realising.

Whether you have oily or dry skin, it’s worth adding a hyaluronic acid cream or serum to your routine to help top-up your moisture levels. The trick is to find the texture that feels most comfortable on your skin. For example, if you have acne-prone or oily skin you will probably prefer a hyaluronic acid serum or gel, whereas drier skin types are more likely to enjoy a richer cream. With so many hyaluronic acid products on the market, it’s possible to incorporate it into your daily routine, or opt for a weekly face mask to set your skin up for the week ahead.

10 of The Best Hyaluronic Acid Products For All Skin Types

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The Ordinary

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £4.80

If You’re Looking For A Budget-Friendly Hyaluronic Serum…
While The Ordinary Hyaluronic 2% + B5 might cost a fraction of the price of other hyaluronic serums, don’t assume its £6.40 price tag is a reflection of its quality. The vegan hyaluronic acid has been boosted with vitamin B5 to increase its hydrating powers and help to soothe skin. This is without a doubt the best option is you’re new to hyaluronic acid and want to see if the ingredient lives up to the hype.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm

Hyaluronic Serum, £187.50

If You Want To Upgrade Your Current Hyaluronic Serum…
With low and high weighted hyaluronic acid molecules, this bestselling serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm reaches deeper skin layers for longer lasting hydration. It also contains purslane extract, which helps to soothe your skin. The lightweight gel-like texture can be used twice a day before your moisturiser. In the winter months we sometimes add one or two drops into our foundation if our skin is feeling particularly dry. Not only does it give your skin a boost, but it also helps your base last longer.

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Dr. Dennis Gross

Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion, £35.50

If You Have Acne-Prone, Oily Skin…
With a hybrid texture that sits somewhere between a cream and gel, this oil-free moisturiser is ideal for those with acne-prone, oily skin. It’s lightweight and won’t clog your pores, instead it hydrates and soothes skin. If you’re using a retinol serum to try and combat acne breakouts, this is the perfect hyaluronic acid product to use on top.

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By Terry

Hyaluronic Global Face Cream, £48.00

If Your Skin Is On The Dry Side…
Hydrated skin looks firmer and plumper, and with eight different hyaluronic acids with various molecular weights, By Terry’s face cream ensures dry, dehydrated skin is a thing of the past. With the addition of niacinamide, this is a great hydrating moisturiser for those who want to strengthen their skin barrier and refine the appearance of pores too.

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Paula's Choice

Hyaluronic Acid Booster, £28.50

If You Want A Hyaluronic Acid Product To Compliment Your Routine…
If you like the idea of adding hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine without changing your existing products, this booster is just what you need. Two-to-three drops added into your favourite face cream or foundation will give you that healthy, happy glow. It’s a very handy product to have at your disposal when the seasons are changing, and your skin’s moisture levels are fluctuating.

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Drunk Elephant

F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask, £33.00

If You’re Looking For An Intense Hyaluronic Moisturiser…
Slather four pumps of this dreamy, hyaluronic acid packed mask over your face and neck around 20 minutes before your go to bed and you’ll wake up to softer, plumper skin. We’re convinced this mask is the next best thing to an at-home facial and use it twice a week religiously.

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Tan-Luxe

Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum, £11.25

If You Love To Self-Tan…
This bestselling self-tan serum is our go-to on the days when our skin is looking dull and tired. You can apply it directly onto clean skin or mix a couple of drops into your face cream for a softer glow. With the help of hyaluronic acid, this self-tan counteracts the skin-drying side effects of tanning agents.

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Mario Badescu

Hyaluronic Dew Cream, £18.71

If You Have Combination Skin…
If you have combination skin and are always tempted to forgo moisturiser across your T-zone, or when your skin is feeling particularly oily, this is a great option. Skipping moisturiser can sometimes enhance the oiliness as your skin goes into overdrive producing more oil to top-up your hydration. Mario Badescu formulated the ultimate lightweight moisturiser and packed it full of hyaluronic acid to give you a hit of hydration without leaving your skin feeling greasy. It’s no surprise that this is the cream we always recommend to anyone with oily to combination skin.

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09

Kate Somerville

Wrinkle Warrior Eye Gel, £42.00

If You Want To Focus On Your Eyes…
Keeping the skin around your eyes hydrated can help ensure they look smoother and brighter. Kate Somerville has incorporated three different molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid in this aptly named eye gel to provide deeper hydration. Use your ring finger to gently pat the formula around your eyes in the morning and evening. If you usually have tiny bumps around your eyes, this hyaluronic eye gel should help to alleviate them.

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Space NK

Hydration Discovery Collection, £100.00

The Hydration Box Set
Keen to try a selection of hydrating heroes? The buying team has curated a box dedicated to the hydrating skincare heavyweights, including the Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Mask, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peels, Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil and last but by all means not least, Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. You'll need hyaluronic acid, squalane and soothing rose water to name just a few of the hydrating ingredients in this skincare set. The best bit though is most definitely the price as these products are worth £331.

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