It can be hard getting and keeping hydrated skin, especially in colder, windier weather. If your skin is suffering from dehydration, look for a beauty product with Hyaluronic Acid, and let this wonder ingredient do the hard work for you. What makes Hyaluronic Acid so good, and why do so many beauty companies use it? Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally in our skin and joints (although you will find less and less of it produced naturally as we age). Its benefit, in a nutshell, is that it can attract up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, meaning it draws moisture into your skin from the surrounding air, and binds this moisture to your skin, resulting in hydrated, plumper skin for longer, and minimised fine lines and wrinkles.
The good news is Hyaluronic Acid can be found in different types of types of beauty products, across both skincare and makeup, and despite having “acid” in the name, it’s really very gentle on your skin. You may also find Hyaluronic Acid listed as Sodium Hyaluronate in some product ingredients. We have listed some of our favourite Hyaluronic Heroes below – we’ll be using these to keep our skin in tip top shape this Winter – these products really do work!
Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum
Rodan + Fields clever Active Hydration Serum self-adjusts to your skin’s hydration needs, and environmental conditions to deliver moisture to your skin as and where it needs it. Containing Hyaluronic Acid cross-linked with Glycerin the super hydrating serum gives your skin a moisture boost of up to 200%, and keeps it there for up to 8 hours. It is a skin saver for Winter, and can be used year round for drier skin. 30ml RRP $154.00
Nivea Hyaluron Cellular Filler Ampoules
The latest addition to the Nivea Hyaluron Cellular Filler range, the Hyaluron Cellular Filler Ampoules have 5 times more Hyaluron than the Cellular Filler Day Cream, to give your skin a super concentrated dose of Hyaluronic Acid, to help plump skin and stimulate your skin’s own production of hyaluron and collagen. Each Ampoule contains enough product for one weeks use, and is designed to help improve the performance of the Nivea Hyaluron Cellular Filler Day Cream. After consistent use, your skin feels firmer and plumper, and wrinkles are less noticeable. 1 x 5ml Ampoule RRP $12.99 (pictured). 4 pack x 5ml Ampoule RRP $39.99
it Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
Developed with plastic surgeons, it Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, with the efficacious Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™, combines Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to help plump fine lines and wrinkles, while Niacin, Peptides, a Super Ceramide Complex and other high-performing ingredients activate upon contact to saturate your skin in moisture, helping to enhance firmness, and reduce the look of pores and discoloration. This wonder cream can be used by all skin types. 60ml RRP $68.00.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Toner Mist
If your skin is in need of long lasting hydration, the new Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Toner Mist promises hydration that lasts up to 72 hours – the name just sounds like it’s saturated with moisture doesn’t it? Pulling moisture from the atmosphere, the lightweight formula with Hyaluronic Acid, Pentavitin®, Witch Hazel, Silk Proteins, Elderberry and a complex of Sodium PCA, Amino Acids, Vitamin B5 and Glycerin moisturises and clarifies your skin, helping to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores for a younger looking complexion. Spray it on after cleansing, or whenever you need a moisture boost throughout the day. 150ml RRP $54.00.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask
Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask helps to plump and nurture dry skin of any age. Available in a 100% Hydrogel sheet mask that conforms to your face, and saturates your skin with nourishing essences as well as a convenient, single-dose leave-on mask, that can be added to your bedtime routine and goes to work for an overnight moisture boost while you sleep. The masks can be used whenever your skin needs a boost of instant hydration. Hydrogel Mask (pictured) RRP $5.99, Sleeping Pod RRP $4.99.
Nutrimetics Ultra Care + Platinum Hand Therapy
As we age, our hands are prone to super dryness, and need a little (sometimes more than a little) TLC. Nutrimetics Ultra Care + Platinum Hand Therapy, with Hyaluronic Acid, provides intense hydration, and also helps to firm and smooth your skin, whilst helping to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and prevent future damage. On top of all this, the wonder formula also helps to strengthen nails. What can’t this cream do! 75ml RRP $42.00.