Thankfully, most people have started to care about the ingredients in their skincare products. While many ingredients have cemented their status due to their effectiveness, hyaluronic acid has joined the league of important ingredients to have in your skincare.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural carbohydrate component of the skin. It is key in maintaining skin moisture and has the ability to hold and bind water molecules in the skin.
The version of the acid found in skincare is synthetic but it has the ability to hold up to one thousand times its own weight in water. This makes it unparalleled in hydrating the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is great for all skin types. Fret not, those with oily skin- it helps balance moisture in this skin type and reduces oiliness. However dry and dehydrated skin types will benefit the most from this ingredient.
If you are interested in getting a hydrating boost with hyaluronic acid, here are our five top picks:
Drunk Elephant Intensive Hydration Gel
The Ordinary Hyaluronic 2% + B5
The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid
CosRx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hylauronic Serum