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The One Ingredient You Need To Add To Your Skincare Routine

Hyaluronic Acid

For the most part, I try not to concern myself with every new fad and trend that comes along in the worlds of beauty and skincare. For one, my sensitive skin would mutiny if I began constantly trying out new products, and for another, I’m generally pretty happy with the products I’m already using!

But I recently started using a new product with hyaluronic acid in it, which is a pretty trendy ingredient in skincare right now. I decided to try it out after hearing a lot of good things about it, and in my opinion, this trend actually does live up to the hype!

In today’s blog post, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid, including how it works, how it can improve your ski, and I’ll even share a few product recommendations as well. If you have dry, sensitive, or aging skin, this information should prove as useful to you as it has been to me! :-)

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Hyaluronic Acid

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate found in the human body, and one of its primary functions is to help our skin retain and regulate moisture. But as we get older, our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid, leading skin to become slack, lined, and sapped of moisture.

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How Can It Help My Skin?

Incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine is an easy way to replace what your skin is no longer producing on its own. It’s capable of holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, which makes it ideal for restoring moisture and volume to aging skin!

In addition to being a highly effective moisturizer, it’s also safe to use on sensitive skin (like mine!) I’ve been using a hyaluronic acid product for several weeks now, and my skin has never felt irritated or inflamed after applying it—in fact, it actually feels quite soothing!

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Which Product Should I Choose?

If you’re interested in giving it a try for yourself, you may be wondering which product should you choose. There are a dizzying number of skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid on store shelves right now, so I did some research and found three dermatologist-recommended products at different price points.

So no matter what your budget is, there’s a great option for you just waiting to be discovered in the list below! :-)

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3 Hyaluronic Acid Skincare Products For Every Budget

Budget Pick: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Price: $15.20

This moisturizer from Neutrogena’s new Hydro Boost line proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy the benefits of hyaluronic acid! With it’s cooling, gel-like texture, this moisturizing gel feels like a refreshing treat for your skin. Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost collection features other hyaluronic acid products too, including sheet masks and serums.

Mid-Price Pick: La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum

Price: $29.99

This serum from La Roche-Posay contains both hydrating hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, which helps speed up the repair of sensitive and damage-prone skin. It absorbs quickly, has a smooth, non-tacky finish, and boosts moisture levels in just one application.

Splurge Pick: Jan Marini Skin Research Hyla3D HA Activating Complex

Price: $127.00

Jan Marini Skin Research is a leading professional skincare manufacturer that is carried by physicians worldwide. This Hyla3D Complex includes multiple forms of hyaluronic acid for deep, long-lasting hydration, and helps to restore skin’s moisture levels and volume over time. This was actually recommended to me by my dermatologist and I have been loving the results so far!

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Do you have any favorite hyaluronic acid skincare products?

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  • Hi Jillee, I’m almost 3 years post hysterectomy. My knee joints were hurting me all of the sudden. Did some research and now I take a supplement by Purity Products, Ultimate H.A. Formula, I buy it on Amazon. It took about 1 week and I started feeling better, but by 3 weeks I was back to me again. Bonus was my face was looking more youthful as well. This formula is broken down into smaller particles for absorption, larger ones just pass right through you. I can’t put moisturizer on my face more than 2-3 times a week or I’ll just break out, but THIS works for me.
    Shana in Santa Barbara

  • Hyaluronic acid is so good! I use a layer of serum, then put my moisturizering products on top.
    Science nerd alert ‍♀️- if you’re in a very dry/arid environment, the hyaluronic acid will still find moisture, but from your skin instead.

  • Thanks for posting about this. I had been trying to decide about using the Neutrogena Hydrogel version. My skin is oily and I didn’t want to contribute to the problem . You can get small travel size versions of it in some stores. Good way to tell if it work without spending a lot .

  • I’ve been using hyaluronic acid for years. I put the products containing it on my face (the Neutrogena boost is phenomenal). I also take hyaluronic acid capsules (the ones from Costco are the best). You would not believe the difference they make in your body. The joints that are getting older feel young again. You can only get the capsules from Costco online but I always make sure I have a supply on hand as I would not want to run out.

      • Go to Costco online and type in hyaluronic acid.I get Nature’s Lab hyaluronic acid with MSM. They are only available at Costco online and not the store. You will be so glad you got them. If you keep checking online, costco has them on sale about 3 times a year and you can save $5 a bottle. I order 3-4 at a time when they are on sale

  • I discovered hyaluronic acid last summer at a spa. The esthetician applied a lip gloss before the treatment to protect my lips from the steam. It was amazing!! I bought one from their shop.

  • What is the source of hyalueronic acid Jill ? If its contained in the human body, please look into if it comes from aborted babies. I know adults cannot sell the supply in their bodies. I appreciate you checking the source. Thanks Jillee !

    • A quick internet search reveals that most Hyaluronic acid is produced through bacterial fermentation. Some is also obtained from the combs of roosters…not human babies.

  • Thank you for exolaining hyaluronic acid — I had always avoided it because of the word “acid.” I thought it would make my face burn and peel. Going to give Neutrogena a try. Appreciate you!!

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