Have you ever felt like your skin doesn’t hold hydration, no matter how much moisturizer you apply? If so, you may not be using the right type of moisturizer.
One ingredient that can help solve this problem is Hyaluronic Acid. Let’s break down this popular ingredient and go over the best skincare routine packed with Hyaluronic Acid.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule known as glycosaminoglycan, although, in the skincare world, we just call it Hyaluronic Acid, or HA for short. You might also see this ingredient listed as sodium hyaluronate or hyaluronan.
This simple polysaccharide is found naturally in your dermis and epidermis, where it works with collagen and elastin to form your connective tissue and support skin elasticity. HA has one job in your skin: to draw in and hold onto water molecules. One HA molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water.
Because HAs attract moisture from your skincare products and environment, they are classified as humectants. Although HA works to regulate moisture levels in your skin, it supports overall wellness by preventing dry eyes, preventing acid reflux, and providing squishy cushions between your joints.
4 Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Although Hyaluronic Acid is in your skin naturally, you can apply Hyaluronic Acid products topically to supplement your skin’s natural hydration. Here are a few of our favorite ways that HA can help your skin.
Skin Feels Smoother
If you have dry skin, you’ve probably noticed that your skin can sometimes feel rough and scaly. If this is the case, then Hyaluronic Acid can help.
This skincare ingredient can help promote skin moisture and combat dryness. However, this only helps so much if you live in a dry environment.
Since HA draws in moisture from your environment, a dry environment can make it hard for this powerhouse humectant to do its job. That’s why layering HA with products like lotions, oils, moisturizers, and moisture masks is a great way to ensure your skin gets all the hydration it needs.
Our Chebula Active Serum features Hyaluronic Acid alongside the cascading antioxidant Chebula to maintain hydration while addressing signs of skin aging like wrinkles, dullness, uneven skin tone and more. Our formula works to support a healthy skin barrier, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and leave you with a hydrated and glowy complexion.
Follow your serum with our Chebula Extreme Cream for smooth, soft, and moisturized skin. Our Chebula Extreme Cream features Acerola Cherry to smooth, hydrate, and brighten your skin and Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture.
Helps Minimize Breakouts
Hyaluronic Acid can also help your breakouts pass faster. If you have dry skin, your breakouts are likely due to a buildup of dead surface skin cells. By using an exfoliating ingredient like Glycolic Acid and following up with Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, you can keep dead surface skin out of your pores and minimize your breakouts.
However, HA has also been shown to help support and maintain your skin’s natural processes. This means that particularly uncomfortable blemishes might calm down faster with a Hyaluronic Acid serum.
If breakouts are your worst enemy, we recommend our Clear Repair Nightly Treatment. Our formula features a potent blend of Niacinamide, Black Willow Bark Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid to help reduce the look of blemishes. Our formula also delivers hydration and fights signs of skin aging — all while you sleep.
You’ll wake up to smoother, glowy, more youthful-looking skin! Plus, unlike most blemish-fighting products, our potent ingredients don’t disrupt the skin’s barrier.
Soothing for Sensitive Skin
Since Hyaluronic Acid is already a part of your body’s natural skin hydration process, applying topical HA isn’t likely to cause any side effects or allergic reactions. This is true even for sensitive skin types since your body is already used to this ingredient.
Even if your skin isn’t normally sensitive, harsh ingredients like Synthetic Retinol can cause irritation and even harm your skin barrier over time. In this case, using a Hyaluronic Acid product like our Chebula Active Serum can help soothe your skin.
Our anti-aging serum can help dramatically change the way your skin looks — today, tomorrow, and years from now. All of this is thanks to the most potent, multi-targeting antioxidant in skincare known as Chebula. Chebula is a cascading antioxidant. This means that once it’s done fighting a free radical, it reacts by taking on a new form that can fight the next free radical, and the next, and the next.
This is the last anti-aging serum you’ll ever need — it fights five signs of aging AND helps prevent future damage before it happens. Even more, it’s clinically proven to outperform two leading anti-aging serums in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.*
Plus, this serum includes moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate your skin and help you look younger for years to come.
Hyaluronic Acid works closely with collagen and elastin to help support firm and smooth skin, and can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As you age, it’s known that your skin begins to lose all three of these traits, which can contribute to sagging skin and wrinkles.
Applying Hyaluronic Acid can help hydrate your skin and give it a more youthful-looking appearance. It can even support your skin elasticity.
Our Chebula Active Serum includes Hyaluronic Acid alongside Chebula and Elderberry, Ginger, and Echinacea to reveal hydrated, even-toned, and bright-looking skin. Our anti-aging serum works to help fight key signs of aging while also supporting your skin barrier and maintaining hydration — and it’s even hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
Follow your serum and cream moisturizer with our Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream. Our eye cream uses the hydrating power of Hyaluronic Acid as well as Resurrection Plant to moisturize and plump the eye area, Tree Bark Extract to help target dark circles, and Turmeric, Coffee, and Licorice Extract to depuff and brighten the eye area. Use our eye cream after your cream moisturizer
FInish your routine with a rich lip balm to keep your lips in great condition, too. Our Moisture Lock Glossy Lip Balm is an anti-aging lip treatment turned alluring with deeply moisturizing butters, a blooming vanilla-rose scent, and a sensual, glossy finish. Our formula uses a blend of specially selected essential fatty acids and antioxidant-rich ingredients to help support and protect the lips’ skin barrier, which is particularly susceptible to environmental effects.
This luxurious formula is boosted with two molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid for a moisturized glow, while Spilanthes, a flowering herb, helps strengthen and firm lips for a more youthful-looking appearance. Reminiscent of a blooming rose garden, a wonderfully hypnotic blend of Bulgarian Rose and Warm Vanilla creates this lip balm’s slightly sweet and floral scent.
How Should I Use Hyaluronic Acid?
If you’re ready to start using Hyaluronic Acid, we’re here to help. Here’s a sample skincare routine that uses HA for hydrated, luxurious skin — with our Hyaluronic Hydration Heaven Set as the star.
Since Hyaluronic Acid works best with an occlusive moisturizer, we recommend using the new Chebula Extreme Cream in our Hyaluronic Hydration Heaven Set. Our cream moisturizer incorporates low and high weighted Hyaluronic Acid molecules that help lock in moisture and smooth the skin.
This cream formula is a moisturizing triple threat: she delivers extreme hydrating moisture, extreme antioxidant benefits, and extreme skin barrier optimization. That’s because we make use of Chebula, which is a potent cascading antioxidant that helps fight signs of aging.
Our formula features a Hydra-Cocktail of effective protein rejuvenators, humectants, emollients, and breathable occlusives that retains moisture and helps optimize the skin barrier.
And the best part? We use zero pore-clogging waxes, which is a top ingredient in practically every other moisturizer on the face of the planet.
Our Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream is another key player in our Hyaluronic Hydration Heaven Set, and it features Hyaluronic Acid alongside Resurrection Plant to plump and moisturize, Tree Bark Extract to help target the root cause of dark undereye circles, and Turmeric, Coffee, and Licorice Extract to help depuff, brighten, and calm your delicate undereye skin.
Our antioxidant-rich formula helps minimize the look of dark circles while also offering intense moisturization and brightening power for the eye area.
Finish off your routine with our Moisture Lock Glossy Lip Balm, also featured in the Hyaluronic Hydration Heaven Set.
Our lip balm uses Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the lips, and we also incorporate Bulgarian Rose for a subtle floral scent and Spilanthes for strengthening and firming benefits.
Our formula is antioxidant and essential fatty acid-rich with a glossy finish and nourishing moisture.
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that is already a part of your skin’s natural hydration mechanism. However, you can apply it topically to experience benefits like more hydrated skin, minimized breakouts, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
*Based on a 6-week single-blind comparative clinical study of 30 women aged 35-65 with twice-daily use.