It might sound weird, but we were all born with high levels of hyaluronic acid - that’s why babies’ skin is so soft and supple!
Hyaluronic acid is actually found all over our bodies. It’s a lubricant for our eyes and joints, and it’s especially prominent in between our skin cells, which is what gives us firm, hydrated skin. Unfortunately, we don’t have an endless supply of hyaluronic acid - our bodies naturally produce less as we age. Ugh.
A lot of fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are actually lab produced copy-cats of hyaluronic acid, so once they are injected under the skin, it plumps up sagging skin.
If you’d rather skip the needles, moisturizers and serums boosted with hyaluronic will also make the skin look softer and more moisturized - obviously, not as drastically as cosmetic injected fillers.
Hyaluronic acid molecules are able to attract and retain more than 1,000x their weight in water, which makes it great for helping your skin retain moisture. Keep in mind, hyaluronic acid molecules are actually too big to absorb deep into the skin. However, they can penetrate the surface of the skin made up of dead skin cells, and that’s why they can help hydrate wrinkles and provide visibly softer and supple skin.
No matter if you have oily/normal/combo/dry skin, you need to keep your skin moisturized. Products with hyaluronic acid just seems like an obvious choice, no? Keep scrolling for our hyaluronic acid picks!