As we age, skin’s production of hyaluronic acid decreases. A fast, fuss-free way of dealing with this is to add hyaluronic acid-infused skincare to your routine. Here are the best ones to get your hands on now.
Dior Hydra Life Deep Hydration Sorbet Water Essence ($110)
Extremely lightweight and refreshing, this contains hyaluronic acid, fruit acids and haberlea leaf extract to stimulate skin ﬂora into producing lipids, fatty acids and humectants to boost skin’s moisture retention abilities and strengthen its protective barrier for better skin health.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Intensive Repair Daily Serum ($411)
This antioxidant-rich intensive serum improves the appearance of ﬁne lines, lifts sagging skin and protects against damage and visible signs of ageing. It also has hyaluronic acid to give that extra boost of hydration to leave skin smooth and radiant.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($122)
This night-time serum has hyaluronic acid to create the optimal conditions skin needs to maximise its natural repair processes while also instantly and deeply hydrating and comforting skin. It also has a blend of antioxidants to help to neutralise environmentally-generated free radicals before they can damage skin’s appearance and encapsulated alkyl guanine transferase to reduce the appearance of visible damage caused by every major environmental assault including ozone, pollution and UV rays.
Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum ($185, Escentials)
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and glycerine, this improves skin moisture and plumps as well as smooths for a radiant complexion. Lightweight and easily absorbed, it contains hyaluronic acid in its purest form and helps boost the level naturally produced in the skin. It is even clinically proven to increase your skin’s moisture levels by up to 20 per cent in just two hours.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Serum ($88)
The face serum contains hyaluronic acid which acts like a sponge for the skin to reduce the appearance of ﬁne lines and wrinkles caused by dehydration, giving the complexion a fuller appearance. It also contains nourishing rose ﬂower oil and soothing rosewater, which are extracted from damask roses.
Kenzoki Moisturising Jelly to Mattify ($73, Tangs)
Perfect for our humidity, this light gel marries the moisture of a cream, freshness of water and mattifying effect of blotting paper. It has low-weight hyaluronic acid that is said to penetrate the deeper layers of skin while white lotus extract promises to soothe sensitivity, ﬁght free radicals and strengthen skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Ren Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion ($79, Escentials)
This water-charging hydration booster is designed to work in harmony with skin to prevent the ageing effects of dehydration by enhancing skin’s ability to transfer, lock and retain moisture. Its key ingredients include hyaluronic acid to boost water in cells and plump skin, peptides to encourage the transportation and circulation of water through all layers of the skin, and ceramides to prevent water loss.
SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensiﬁer ($159)
This has a trio of ingredients to maximise skin’s hydration levels: hyaluronic acid delivers increased hydration to all layers of the skin, proxylane stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid while liquorice root and purple rice extracts prevent hyaluronic acid breakdown.
Verso Deep Hydration Mask ($135 for four sheets, Escentials)
This moisturising hydrogel facial mask contains patented Artiﬁcial Moisturising Factor (AMF) that supports the skin’s ability to retain moisture. The nano particle structure of the AMF has powerful moisture absorption ability and keeps skin hydrated for up to 120 hours. It is also enriched with hyaluronic acid, grapefruit extract and ceramide-3 to leave skin soft, smooth and hydrated.
Vichy Mineral 89 Skin Fortifying Daily Booster ($62, leading pharamacies)
This watery serum has hyaluronic acid, which forms a protective surface ﬁlm and stimulates keratinocyte synthesis, while Vichy pH Balancing Thermal Water stimulates the synthesis of the proteins responsible for the barrier function’s integrity for a stronger, healthier complexion.