Hyaluronic Acid is quietly and confidently become a staple ingredient in beauty products including lipsticks, foundations super serums and moisturisers. Here’s why you shouldn’t be put off by the name.
Despite its somewhat scientific guise, it’s a substance naturally produced by our own bodies which lubricates joints, nerves, hair, skin and eyes, and also preserves moisture. Incredibly, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It acts like a sponge, drawing moisture from the air as well as from lower layers of the skin, and delivering it to the epidermis.
Sadly for us, as we get older, our bodies produce less of this wonder molecule which is why supplementing with beauty products is key. Especially if you want to maintain moisture, and ultimately ensure you have dewy, hydrated skin.
Its ability to retain moisture is almost unparalleled which makes it perfect for anti-aging, skin-plumping products. And because Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is natural, it also happens to be suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin, so it really is user-friendly for everyone.
With Dubai’s changing climes and AC culture, our skin is more often than not left craving moisture, so it’s worth investing.
Hyalu Serum, LA ROCHE-POSAY
This intense formula uses two different sized molecules of Hyaluronic Acid. The larger works on the surface to reduce wrinkles and re-plump, the smaller molecule penetrates more deeply to increase skin volume. And the B5 helps stimulate the repair of damaged skin. It’s a triple assault.
H.A Intensifier, SKIN CEUTICALS
The high concentration of HA, combined with the botanical extracts of Purple Rice and Licorice Root makes this potion perfect for restoring plumpness and elasticity.
Hyaluronic, THE INKEY LIST
This is a gentle formula with three weights of HA – high, medium and low – it absorbs through every layer of your skin and replenishes while evening tone and tackling fine lines. Available at Cultbeauty.com
Intense Hydration Serum, EVE LOM
This little gem of a product boosts moisture levels by 80%, the Hyaluronic Acid and glycerine work to lock in all moisture and eliminate dryness.
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, ESTEE LAUDER
This face serum maximises the power of your skin’s natural night-time renewal, it includes anti-oxidants plus Hyaluronic Acid to help lock in moisture.
Glow Activating Anti Wrinkle Serum, CAUDALIE
This serum uses a lower dose of Hyaluronic Acid as an anti aging property, alongside Vitamins C and E to brighten your complexion.
Hyaluron Serum, SUSANNE KAUFMANN
This super-concentrated serum is packed with HA for a serious moisture injection, while the Citric Acid combats and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Available at Net-A-Porter.com
Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster, 111SKIN
An oil-free formula, this potion emulates the skin’s natural moisturising levels and boots hydration by up to 30% – all by using Hyaluronic Acid.
Hyaluronic Serum, DR. BARBARA STURM
Dr. Strum is renowned for using the body’s own proteins to combat the signs of ageing Something she does with aplomb. This wonder potion is infused with Hyaluronic molecules for intense hydration. Available at Net-A-Porter.com
Blue Light Protection Hyaluronic Serum, CHANTECAILLE
As well as being formulated with the now heroic HA, it also boasts botanical extracts which help protect your skin from the blue glow of your computer, TV and phone screen – all of which factor in ageing your skin.
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- Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones
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