Say Hi to Hyaluronic Acid

Is your skin ready for the summer, or has winter left it feeling a little parched and tight? If the latter feels a little closer to the truth, we’ve got an ingredient you will love!

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the body, mainly in the eyes and joints. Its job is to act as a lubricant, as well as cushion and hydrate. When it comes to the skin, hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining elasticity and hydration levels to keep your skin plump and moisturized. Hyaluronic acid can retain over 1000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent ingredient in anti-aging products. In fact, hyaluronic acid is so great at plumping things up that it is now used in lip fillers and other cosmetic procedures.

As we get older, our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid, leading to dryness, wrinkles and sagging. Luckily, skincare companies have caught on to this magical little ingredient and have started selling products with hyaluronic acid, allowing us to reap the benefits without having to go under the knife. If you’re ready for plumper, smoother, dewier skin, here are a few of our favorite products containing hyaluronic acid.

Filorga Deep-Fill – We’re not sure what scares us more; wrinkles or needles. Thankfully, with this product we have absolutely nothing to fear. This intense wrinkle-filler contains an NCTF complex to increase production of collagen and elastin below the surface, while hyaluronic acid instantly plumps up the deepest wrinkles – not a needle in sight.

Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Intense Moisture CreamGet ready for an intense moisturizing boost with this cream. Perfect for daily use, this moisturizer contains plumping and hydrating hyaluronic acid and detoxifying chelators to neutralize free radicals and other damaging elements that can cause aging.

Derma e Hydrating Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Pycnogenol – Fine lines tend to show up around the eyes before any other areas. Stop them in their tracks with this super-hydrating eye cream. Hyaluronic acid smoothes out fine lines while pycogenol increases elasticity for tighter, smoother, younger looking eyes.

SkinMedica TNS Body Lotion – Fight the signs of aging and gravity on your body with this rich body lotion. NouriCel-MD, an intense anti-aging ingredient, and plumping hyaluronic acid combine with antioxidants and collagen to soften, hydrate, plump, and tighten your skin, while helping to fade age spots.

– Rebecca Harrisson