Dewy, glowing skin -- many would do whatever it takes to achieve this look sans makeup. If you are new to hyaluronic acid, the term 'acid' may make it sound scary.

On the contrary, our skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid. It is among the secrets of youth. As we age, natural hyaluronic acid production decreases. Hence, drier skin and the effects of aging become visible.

Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar with an incredible ability to attract and hold moisture. Glamour Award winner Kerry Washington raves about this ingredient calling it "God's gift to women." Madonna's dermatologist also swears by hyaluronic serum.

Women above 30 can reap the ultra-hydrating benefits of this ingredient. However, those in their mid-twenties can start their anti-aging skincare routines with hyaluronic acid, particularly if you suffer from dry skin.

Why Use Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our body. Hence, it works on all skin types: oily, dry, normal, sensitive, and even parched complexion.

It stimulates collagen production and aids in skin hydration. As a result, the skin stays firm, supple, and hydrated. It can also improve the appearance of fine lines.

Hyaluronic acid can be applied under moisturizers, makeup, and sunscreen. It can also be used with retinols and other acids except glycolic acid which can make it less effective.

Best Hyaluronic Acid

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid
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CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid

1. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Those who are new to hyaluronic acid will love this hydrating lotion. It contains essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid for 24-hour hydration.

The formulation will not clog your pores to prevent getting acne. It is also oil-free so those with oily skin can use it, too. This versatile lotion can be used by those with dry .

Those with sensitive skin will love to know it is a fragrance-free and non-irritating formulation.

It comes in an easy-to-pump, no-mess bottle and a budget-friendly price.

2. Chantecaille Hyaluronic Serum

This formulation can get pretty expensive because it is infused with blue light protection. It can prevent aging issues caused by blue light from computer screens and phones.

3. MDNA Skin

A tad heftier than our previous picks, this hyaluronic serum is the choice of Madonna's dermatologist. The formulation contains mineral-rich thermal waters from Italy.

4. AKMD Skincare Hydrating Peptide Gel

Celebrity facialist Nina Patino recommends this gel-based formulation for high-altitude airplane flights. It also provide extra hydrating power when you are exposed to the sun.

5. L'Oréal Paris Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Serum

This product you can find at your local drugstore. It is a fast-acting formulation that is super concentrated. It will help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Keep in mind that as it is a potent formulation, it is best to minimally when using this for the first time to avoid any adverse reactions.

6. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum
If you have very oily skin, you have to be extra cautious about the hyaluronic acid formulation you buy. This product is light and will not leave any residue. It locks in moisture and works as an anti-aging product.

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