If you haven’t heard of Hyaluronic Acid before, a) where the hell have you been, and b) we’ve got a lot to talk about. I’m just going to assume everyone reading this already knows a little bit about Hyaluronic Acid.
As a quick summary to refresh your memory, Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin that plays a vital role in maintaining moisture levels. As we age, our skin’s ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid decreases, which contributes to the signs of ageing, including decreased firmness, loss of volume and textural irregularities.
The good news is, we can supplement HA topically to restore some of that moisture and plumpness to our skin. So what are the best HA serums on the market, you ask?
My Personal Top Picks:
Hydrating serums are my jam – I’ve got normal to dry skin and always have something with HA on rotation in my routine. I’ve tried (and loved) a lot of serums, and these ones make up my top 4:
★★★★★ In love – Ellie
“I have been using this product for a couple of weeks and have already noticed a massive difference in my skin. I use it every night after cleansing & before moisturising and love how my skin feels the next morning. My skin looks glowy even during the day now as it is so hydrating.”
★★★★★ Amazing! – Lauren
“From the first use, I noticed my makeup didn’t settle into fine lines and over two weeks my skin was noticeably plumper and the fine lines around my eyes and my frown lines were visibly reduced. I will not be without this serum now.”
★★★★★ There’s no going back – Anastashya
“This product is absolutely and utterly amazing. My skin looks dewy, fresh and actually IS hydrated and plumped. There is nothing bad to negate anyone from being enthralled by this amazing product.”
★★★★★ Fine for sensitive skin – Tamara
“I have sensitive skin so finding a product that doesn’t irritate my skin is a challenge in itself, but I’ve had no issues whatsoever with this HA serum. It has left my skin feeling so hydrated, plump and healthy.”
What Makes These Serums Different?
You’re probably wondering why I’d give you four options instead of just one. Reason being, they all differ slightly – so I’ll let you make up your own mind about which formula is right for you.
For example, my favourite one is the SkinCeuticals one because I love the texture and my skin responds so well to it. Plus, I find it goes really well under makeup. Then compare that to the PCA one, which has a thicker, gel-like consistency. I love this one too because it also contains ceramides (so it’s a great option when my barrier is feeling impaired).
Alpha-H‘s new serum also contains antioxidants which gets a big tick from me, and then our mesoestetic HA densimatrix makes the favourites list thanks to its patented complex designed to reduce the degradation of your skin’s own hyaluronic reserves – these two have the lightest, most watery textures out of the bunch.
What Do They Have In Common?
– They’re from cosmeceutical ranges that use the most advanced technology
– All of these serums feature HA of varying molecular weights to ensure efficacy
– They all absorb very quickly into the skin & are suitable for all skin types
– Each of these serums leaves the skin feeling hydrated & comfortable
– They have a plumping effect & can reduce the signs of ageing over time
– They target dehydration, as well as offering a lightweight solution for oily skin types