The 15 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums of 2022 (2023)

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant—a moisturizing agent that can retain many times its weight in water. When you apply them to your skin, the best hyaluronic acid serums draw moisture from both the air and the deeper layers of skin to the upper layers, giving you a dewy, healthy look.

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Our favorite hyraluronic acid serum is the award-winning SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel because it's highly recommended by dermatologists. Another pick we really love is CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum for its affordability, availability, and its fragrance-free formula, too.

Because hyaluronic acid is typically too large of a molecule to penetrate into the skin, you will find many hyaluronic acid serums with both high and low molecular weights. According to Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, FAAD, a board-certified cosmetic and medical dermatologist at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of NY and Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at NYP Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, the best hyaluronic acid serums will incorporate both high and low molecular weight forms of hyaluronic acid into its formula. "Sodium hyaluronate is a stable and low molecular weight form of hyaluronic acid that more easily penetrates skin for long-lasting, deep hydration," she says. "Larger molecular forms of hyaluronic acid will stay more superficial, delivering hydration to the most superficial epidermis."

These types of serums can include many other supportive ingredients aside from hyaluronic acid, making the price range wide—you can expect to pay anywhere from $8-$150 for a hyaluronic acid serum. We spoke with dermatologists and researched hyaluronic acid serums from the top brands to choose our recommendations.

Here are the best hyaluronic acid serums on the market.

Best Overall: SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

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Why We Like It: This product is highly recommended by the dermatologists we spoke to and is a great choice for sensitive skin.

It's Worth Noting: It feels very watery, is not as thick as other serums, and is more expensive than some of our other recommendations.

The SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is our overall winner for multiple reasons: it's a fan-favorite for many dermatologists, it comes from a very reputable and science-backed brand, and it only contains four ingredients.

"For sensitive skin, I recommend a fragrance-free hyaluronic acid serum like Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel," explains Dr. Murphy-Rose. "This is a hyaluronic acid serum with pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) for intense hydration and skin-soothing benefits—note that it has a water-like consistency, as opposed to a 'gel,' and is perfect for application underneath your moisturizer."

This pick is a great option for those who want to add some hydration to their skincare routine, without feeling like they have a heavy film on top of their skin. We also appreciate that the formula is free from parabens, alcohol, fragrance, dyes, and silicones, too.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5
  • Skin Type: Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply 2-3 drops to the entire face, neck, and chest once per day, in the morning or at night

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Why We Like It: This pick is an effective and derm-approved product at a great price point.

It's Worth Noting: The thin consistency can almost feel sticky, which may be off-putting.

The Ordinary is known for its budget-friendly formulas, and the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydrating Serum is one of its bestsellers. Dr. Murphy-Rose likes to recommend this product to her patients as a less expensive hyaluronic acid serum. "An excellent budget option is The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5," she says. "While it doesn't have the same totally bare skin feel as the Skinceuticals serum, it is much more wallet-friendly and still packs a punch for hydration."

This formula uses multiple molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, as well as vitamin B5, to hydrate the skin. The consistency of this serum is thin and slippery and may even feel a tad sticky, but that feeling is temporary if you layer it under a moisturizer as part of your skin care routine.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5
  • Skin Type: Normal, Dry
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply one to two drops to the face daily

Best with Vitamin C: Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector

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Why We Like It: This product not only hydrates the skin but also uses vitamin C to brighten, too.

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It's Worth Noting: It feels more watery than other hyaluronic acid serums and you should follow it with a moisturizer.

Although this pick is more of a vitamin C serum than a hyaluronic acid serum, it utilizes both powerhouse ingredients to fade dark spots and pigmentation while also lightly hydrating your skin. The Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector will help brighten and tighten the skin and protect against free radical damage.

Vitamin C is an ingredient that oxidizes and can become ineffective pretty quickly, especially if it's not formulated or stored properly. This pick comes in a brown glass bottle to prevent oxidation from sunlight and is formulated with only 11 ingredients.

Because the Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector acts as a brightener more so than a hydrator, you're definitely going to want to apply a moisturizer on top of this pick.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: All Types, Sensitive
  • Size: 0.34 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply 4 to 5 drops to the skin every morning

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Why We Like It: This formula is a fantastic duo that hydrates while reducing acne, the appearance of fine lines, and more, and is available at most drugstores.

It's Worth Noting: Retinol can sometimes be very drying for already dry or sensitive skin, so it's best to use this ingredient cautiously or introduce it slowly if you haven't used it before.

Considering retinol can sometimes be drying to the skin, it's a great idea to combine this powerhouse ingredient with hydrating hyaluronic acid. This pick from L'Oreal incorporates both ingredients into the formula to allow the skin to appear visibly plumper and moisturized.

With continued use, you should start to see fine lines fading and an overall smoother and brighter complexion with this product. Because retinol can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays, it's best to use this product at night and to always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face in the morning.

Additionally, considering this pick contains a high potency of retinol, you'll want to start off slow and work your way up to using this nightly. At first, we recommend applying this product to your skin a few times a week. Once your skin becomes more tolerant of retinol, you can start using it daily.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: 0.3% Pure Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Aging skin
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: During week 1, apply 2-3 drops to clean and dry skin twice a week. During week 2, use every other night. During week 3, use nightly if tolerated.

Best Drugstore: RoC Multi Correxion Hyaluronic Acid Night Serum Capsules

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Why We Like It: Capsules provide airtight storage that allow the ingredients to stay more stable (so the product lasts longer than other application types).

It's Worth Noting: If used daily, this bottle will only last one month.

Another derm we spoke to, Joshua Zeichner, MD, the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is a fan of the RoC Multi Correxion Hyaluronic Acid Night Serum Capsules. "These capsules deliver the perfect amount of serum for a single use and can be taken with you on the go," he says.

These capsules are ideal for travel and can really help pare down your toiletry bag, too. We love that the formula contains no preservatives, no fragrances, no parabens, and no fillers. Plus, the capsules are 100% biodegradable and help the formula stay fresh and potent for a longer period of time.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dry skin
  • Size: 0.35 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Use one capsule nightly on the skin

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Why We Like It: The brand is known for having very gentle, effective products.

It's Worth Noting: It does contain dimethicone and fragrance, so it's not ideal if you have sensitive skin.

We love this brand for its gentle formulas that still work effectively to hydrate, smooth, and brighten skin without irritation. The Avene PhysioLift SERUM Smoothing Plumping Serum contains two sizes of hyaluronic acid to penetrate into your skin, while vitamin E protects against free radicals and environmental damage.

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This serum is one of our favorites because it features the award-winning and clinically-studied Avene Thermal Spring Water. This simple yet powerful ingredient has been shown to calm and soothe sensitive, irritated, and inflamed skin.

One of the downsides of this pick is that it does contain dimethicone and fragrance. Don't use this product if you're very sensitive to either or both ingredients—always do a patch test on your wrist or neck before applying to your face.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E
  • Skin Type: Sensitive
  • Size: 1.01 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply to skin twice daily

Best Antioxidant: Joanna Vargas Daily Serum

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Why We Like It: It has ingredients that help boost collagen production in your skin.

It's Worth Noting: It's more expensive than most of our recommendations.

Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas created her Daily Serum not only to help hydrate skin, but to also aid in skin cell turnover, too. This pick features an ingredient naturally derived from larch trees called galactoarabinan and works to stimulate cell turnover with each use.

Galactoarabinan does an effective job at promoting skin cell turnover to help prevent pores from being blocked with dirt, oil, and sebum. The retinyl palmitate will help boost collagen fiber production in your skin.

Other notable ingredients in this serum include hyaluronic acid (it helps retain moisture in the skin), oat grass juice (an antioxidant that repairs damage), and a "power green complex" (like a green juice for your skin). Plus, it includes a trio of antioxidant ingredients in vitamins A, C, and E.

This lightweight gel is one of the priciest hyaluronic acid serums on this list. It can be used daily underneath your moisturizer and SPF, and has a lovely, fresh green juice scent.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Acne-Prone, and Sensitive
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: One pump once per day

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Why We Like It: It has a very lightweight, gel consistency and doesn't feel heavy on and around the eyes.

It's Worth Noting: It's not ideal for those who love a thick, creamy eye cream.

Thanks to the thin layer of skin around your eye area, it's important to treat your eyes with gentle, non-irritating products. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye not only features hyaluronic acid to treat your eye area with extra moisture and hydration, but it also uses glycerin to promote a smoother texture and protect the skin's moisture barrier.

There are three things we really love about this pick: the texture, the cooling effect, and the fact that it's fragrance-free. Unlike other eye creams that are heavy, this pick is a lightweight gel that still manages to feel thoroughly hydrating to the eye area. It also has a lovely cooling effect that lasts up to about a minute after application. Finally, we appreciate that the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Eye is fragrance-free. Because the skin around your eyes can be so delicate, it's a good idea to opt for eye products that are fragrance-free and non-irritating.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Eye area
  • Size: 0.5 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Twice per day around the eye area

Best for Lips: PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster

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Why We Like It: It's dermatologist approved to hydrate your lips.

It's Worth Noting: It's pricey for a product that you only apply on the lips.

Your lips go through a lot throughout the day, and prioritizing hydration is key to keeping them healthy and flake-free. Incorporating hyaluronic acid into your lip care routine is a great way to infuse extra moisture into parched lips—enter, the PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster.

This small but mighty lip formula is not your average lip balm. Thanks to a special technology called "Filling Spheres™," this pick uses sodium hyaluronate (a type of hyaluronic acid) and konjac root to moisturize your lips while also appearing more full and voluminous (without that tingly, burning feeling you might get with other irritating lip plumpers).

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Dr. Zeichner recommends the PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to his patients. "This is a great option for both lip hydration and plumping," explains Dr. Zeichner. "Unlike traditional lip plumpers that work by causing an irritant effect, this one uses hyaluronic acid along with peptides to moisturize, soften, and hydrate the lips."

After continued use, you should notice an increase in the hydration levels of your lips—which means less reapplication throughout the day. Considering this product is pretty small for the price, it's important to note that you really don't need to use a lot (or use it very often) to see big results. A little will go a long way.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dry, aging lips
  • Size: 0.24 oz.
  • Dosage: Apply as needed

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Why We Like It: It's a great fragrance-free option for those with sensitive skin.

It's Worth Noting: It feels more like a moisturizer than a serum.

The CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a great option for those sensitive to fragrance. The formula contains hyaluronic acid plus vitamin B5 and three different ceramides, making it very hydrating and a big winner for those with dry skin.

Although this pick has been named a serum, we consider it more of a moisturizer. The consistency and texture is much thicker than a liquidy serum, and it feels more like a thick moisturizer when rubbed into the skin. Because of this, we'd consider this pick a perfect hyaluronic acid for the winter months, when your skin is dry, chapped, and dull from the frigid temperatures.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: For normal to dry skin
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply one pump to your face daily, alone or under a moisturizer.

Best Clean Formula: Maelove Hydrator B5 Gel

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Why We Like It: The formula is free of parabens, phthalates, fragrances, and synthetic dyes and only has six ingredients.

It's Worth Noting: It's definitely one of the thinner serums of the bunch, so if you prefer a thicker serum, this pick might not be for you.

If applying a clean, non-toxic hydrating serum to your skin is a top priority, consider trying the Maelove Hydrator B5 Gel. This pick is not only free from questionable ingredients, but is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free, too. One of the most impressive aspects of this pick is that it only contains six ingredients in the entire formulation—hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, and resveratrol are the three stand-out ingredients that make this gel hydrating and protective against environmental damage.

We love how lightweight this gel feels and its impressive blend-ability. It doesn't feel sticky or slippery, and also has a nice cooling effect on the skin, too. If you are someone with super dry skin who prefers a thicker hydrating serum, consider trying a different option—the Maelove Hydrator B5 Gel is ideal for anyone with oily to normal skin looking for some extra moisture.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Oily, normal, or dry skin
  • Size: 1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Use morning and/or night before moisturizing.

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Why We Like It: It offers extra moisture to areas of your body that might not get enough TLC.

It's Worth Noting: You may go through a bottle pretty fast.

Hyaluronic acid doesn't have to just benefit the face—thanks to Necessaire's The Body Serum, you can get the incredible, hydrating benefits of this ingredient on all areas of your body, too. With a lovely, lightweight serum texture, this pick works overtime to bring a ton of moisture into your skin thanks to the five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid within the formula.

With multiple molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, this formula can penetrate deeper into the skin for longer-lasting results. We love that the formula is fragrance-free and has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association.

While the directions for use state that you can use this product alone or with a topical moisturizer, we recommend using it underneath your favorite body lotion, as it might not offer enough hydration to those with super dry skin. Another issue to consider is that, because the bottle isn't super large, you might run out of this product relatively quickly if you're applying it to your entire body daily.

Product Details:

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  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dry, sensitive, eczema-prone
  • Size: 5.1 fl oz.
  • Dosage: Apply to your body daily

Best Booster: Paula's Choice BOOST Hyaluronic Acid Booster

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Why We Like It: It's a great addition to any serum or moisturizer when you're needing some extra hydration.

It's Worth Noting: You don't get a lot of product for the price.

Sometimes, you just want to add a little extra hydration to your favorite moisturizer—the Paula's Choice BOOST Hyaluronic Acid Booster is a perfect addition to your skincare lineup. Packed with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and pro-vitamin B5, this booster will help retain moisture in your skin.

What we love about this pick is that you can either use it alone, or add a pump or two into your serum or moisturizer and apply it to your skin. If you love your oil-free mattifying moisturizer, for example, but find that your skin is on the drier side that morning, you can add a pump of this product into your hand, add a squeeze of your moisturizer, mix them together and apply to your face for some extra hydration. With continued use, this serum will help strengthen your moisture barrier and plump your skin, too.

The biggest issue with this booster is that you don't get a ton of product for the amount that you're paying. Although the application instructions suggest using this product up to twice daily, we think it's more appropriate to use it as an add-on to your regular skincare routine on days you need some extra hydration. That way, you won't use up an entire bottle every two weeks and need to repurchase as frequently.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Dehydrated, dull skin
  • Size: 0.51 fl oz.
  • Dosage: 2-3 drops up to twice daily or as needed

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Why We Like It: The consistency is thicker than other formulas we've tried.

It's Worth Noting: This pick contains dimethicone, which some people are sensitive to (and it's the most expensive on our list).

Not only is this serum one of the priciest of the bunch, but it is also one of the thickest textures, too. We'd even argue that it feels more like a lightweight moisturizer than a hydrating serum. If you're someone with super dry skin needing a big boost of hydration, the Perricone MD High Potency Hyaluronic Intensive Hydrating Serum is a great option for you.

This formula is made with a healthy mix of different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, allowing the product to absorb deep into the dermis. It also features replenishing niacinamide and a firming ingredient called DMAE.

Once you apply this product to your skin, you'll notice how silky smooth it feels—you can thank dimethicone, the second ingredient in this formula, for that consistency. If you're someone who is sensitive to dimethicone or avoiding this ingredient altogether, you might want to opt for an alternative hyaluronic acid serum.

Product Details:

  • Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid
  • Skin Type: Extra dry and dehydrated
  • Size: 2 fl oz.
  • Dosage: One pump twice per day

How We Selected the Hyaluronic Acid Serums

The Health team spoke with several dermatologists and researched over 15 hyaluronic acid serums to recommend specific products for this article. When deciding between the wide range of hyaluronic acids on the market, we took multiple considerations into account including price, availability, skin type, texture and formula, active ingredients, and dermatologist recommendations.

Skin Type

When choosing the best hyaluronic acid serum for your specific skin type, it really comes down to the other ingredients in a hyaluronic acid serum formulation, which is more important than the type of hyaluronic acid, according to Dr. Murphy-Rose.

  • Normal skin: For normal skin, you can't go wrong with most hyaluronic acid serums. "Look for a product containing 2 percent hyaluronic acid and use it under your favorite moisturizer," suggests Dr. Murphy-Rose.
  • Dry skin: Look for ingredients like essential ceramides and squalane for skin barrier support. "Pair with a moisturizer containing rich butters to help lock in the moisture that hyaluronic acid draws to the skin's surface," says Dr. Murphy-Rose.
  • Oily skin: For oily skin, it's important to use oil-free formulations. "A hyaluronic acid serum alone may be sufficient for oily skin, without a moisturizer on top," explains Dr. Murphy-Rose. "Or, you can use a light oil-free moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid."
  • Combination skin: Follow the recommendations for oily skin over the T-zone and dry skin recommendations for the rest of the skin. "You could use a hyaluronic acid serum everywhere, and then your moisturizer everywhere except for the T-zone," suggests Dr. Murphy-Rose.

Ingredients to Avoid

  • Propylene Glycol: According to Dr. Nicole Hayre, MD, founder of the Cosmetic Dermatology Center in McLean, Virginia, propylene glycol is one of the worst ingredients to avoid in a hyaluronic acid serum. "It's a strong solvent that can disrupt the skin's moisture barrier and can also cause allergic reactions in some people," she warns.
  • Parabens: These ingredients are old-fashioned preservatives. "They work, but they can irritate some people with more sensitive skin," explains Dr. Hayre. "Considering there are so many safer preservatives out there, it's best to just avoid parabens."
  • Fragrance: Unless you know you are not sensitive to fragrance, Dr. Murphy-Rose recommends avoiding fragrances for most consumers. Look for labels that say "fragrance-free" as even products marked as "unscented" can include masking fragrances that are added to hide the smell of other ingredients.

Your Questions, Answered

When should you use hyaluronic acid serums?

You can use hyaluronic acid serums day or night. "Applied during the day, a hyaluronic acid serum will give the skin a radiant sheen," explains Dr. Hayre. "Applied at night, especially under a rich cream, they can become a moisturizing mask." Serums, especially humectants like hyaluronic acid, should be applied to the skin after cleansing and before applying your moisturizer.

What percentage of hyaluronic acid is best?

According to Dr. Hayre, a 30 pecent concentration of what's called "high molecular weight" sodium hyaluronate gel is most effective. "The longer the sugar chain, the heavier it becomes and the more water it delivers," she says.

On the other hand, Dr. Murphy-Rose suggests looking for products that contain 1-2 percent hyaluronic acid, and avoiding products with anything higher than that. "Be aware that higher percentages of hyaluronic acid can actually have a drying effect on skin."

Daley Quinn is a freelance journalist, content strategist, and beauty industry expert with over ten years of experience in the media industry. You can find more of her work on her website or read the latest from her beauty and lifestyle blog, The Daley Dose. Daley suffers from dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin and loves to research and test the best hydrating and gentle skincare products for everyday use.

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  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum.
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16 Mar 2022

What is the best serum for mature skin? ›

  • Sephora. Shani Darden Retinol Reform Treatment Serum. ...
  • Dermstore. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. ...
  • Sephora. Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Serum. ...
  • Target. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum. ...
  • Sephora. Tata Harper Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Serum. ...
  • Sephora. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. ...
  • Amazon. StackedSkincare Firming Eye Complex. ...
  • Sephora.
18 Oct 2022

What serum is best for wrinkles? ›

If wrinkles are your biggest concern, SkinCeuticals is the serum you need. Formulated with niacinamide, this formulation was the best at reducing the look of lines and wrinkles in the GH Beauty Lab's test — lessening their appearance by 5% over just four weeks.

Can I put 100% hyaluronic acid on my face? ›

Any skin types can use pure Hyaluronic Acid, it's super light and watery, assisting in the delivery of active ingredients across the skin. Hyaluronic Acid 100% Pure is also the perfect clean ingredient for sensitive skin as well as oily or acne prone skin.

Is hyaluronic acid good for older skin? ›

Hyaluronic acid has beneficial properties when used on your skin. It's especially useful for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age lines.

What is more potent than hyaluronic acid? ›

From serums to moisturisers, heaps of products contain the star component but there may well be a new contender to knock it off the top spot: polyglutamic acid. With the ability to hold ten times more moisture than hyaluronic acid according to experts, polyglutamic acid (or PGA) sounds like a major game changer.

Can you put hyaluronic acid on your legs? ›

Can you put hyaluronic acid on your body? You can indeed, in fact, many skincare experts rave about the effects of using body gels, lotions, and creams enriched in hyaluronic acid can revive tried looking skin on the body, especially on areas that can become quite dry, such as arms, elbows, legs and knees.

What percentage is pure hyaluronic acid? ›

If it's in a pure form, Abdulla says the percentage will be around 1 percent in a serum—anything more than 1 percent may have the opposite effect on your skin, acting as a sponge to draw moisture away rather than replenish it.

Which is better for aging skin hyaluronic acid or collagen? ›

For topical products, hyaluronic acid is the clear winner. Building collagen takes time and other methods, but it will give you the most long-term and visible results to prevent wrinkles and improve skin elasticity and strength overall.

Is hyaluronic acid good for over 60? ›

Yes—to an extent. As we age, we naturally lose key substances in our skin including collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Less HA leads to a lack of volume, hydration, and general elasticity of the skin.

Which acid is best for aging? ›

The fantastic anti-aging weapon

Glycolic acid is the most popular alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) used in skin care. It comes from sugar cane, and is the smallest AHA, so it's the most effective at getting into the skin. Glycolic acid is a fantastic anti-aging agent that seems to do it all.

Should I apply moisturizer right after hyaluronic acid? ›

Using a moisturizer is an essential step after applying hyaluronic acid. The moisturizer will help seal hydration into the skin and help hyaluronic acid absorb correctly if the air around you is dry.

What should I apply after hyaluronic acid serum? ›

The way you want to use hyaluronic acid in a skincare routine is to start by cleansing your face with a nice simple cleanser. And then, with slightly damp skin or even slightly wet skin, apply the hyaluronic acid serum to your face followed by a moisturizer and sunscreen (during the day).

Do I need to use moisturizer after hyaluronic acid? ›

“Once the hyaluronic acid comes into contact with water, it will know exactly what to do and what to bind to,” he says. Be sure to follow up your serum with a moisturizer. “Moisturize first to help seal in hydration and then layer on cosmetics after,” adds Zeichner.

What is the number 1 dermatologist recommended skin care brand? ›

Neutrogena. The brand: You don't need to spend tons of money for effective products that derms love; Neutrogena is touted as the number one dermatologist-recommend skincare product and you can find it at the drugstore.

What is the #1 dermatologist skincare brand? ›

What you need to know. Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe is the #1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand1.

Which acid is best for deep wrinkles? ›

Trichloroacetic acid: Used in medium-level peels, trichloroacetic acid evens out skin tone, acne, and fine wrinkles. Phenol: Reserved for a deep peel, this is the strongest acid. It's effective for deep wrinkles, scars, severe sun damage, and even pre-cancerous growths.

Which is better for wrinkles retinol or hyaluronic acid? ›

Hyaluronic acid is best if they're looking to moisturize dry skin, while retinol works better by encouraging better skin by boosting collagen production. They have several benefits that can work in tandem for better results, though patients need to be careful with the exact formulations they use.

Which acid is best for fine lines and wrinkles? ›

AHAs , beta hydroxyl acids and a newer form called polyhydroxy acids have also been shown to be effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Coenzyme Q10. This ingredient may help reduce fine wrinkles around the eyes and protect the skin from sun damage.

How long should I wait between vitamin C serum and hyaluronic acid? ›

Goldenberg's go-to recommendation for timing between serums and moisturizers is about one minute. This wait has the same reasoning: Sixty seconds — give or take — gives each product a moment to delve into your pores.

Is it OK to mix hyaluronic acid and vitamin C? ›

Can you use vitamin C and hyaluronic acid? Yes, you can! By combing these two ingredients together makes a potent blend of skin reviving duo. Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, both of which complement each other effectively.

What should you not mix with vitamin C serum? ›

AHAs and BHAs, such as glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids should never be used with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an acid, too, and is unstable, so the pH balance will be thrown off by layering these ingredients together and might as well be useless.

Which brand of hyaluronic acid is best? ›

Our favorite hyraluronic acid serum is the award-winning SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel because it's highly recommended by dermatologists. Another pick we really love is CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum for its affordability, availability, and its fragrance-free formula, too.

Can you put retinol over hyaluronic acid? ›

It's perfectly safe and okay to use hyaluronic acid and retinol together. Using skin care products that contain these ingredients together shouldn't cause any interactions or side effects. Hyaluronic acid and retinol are one of the most popular skin care combinations.

Can I use retinol with hyaluronic acid? ›

Can hyaluronic acid and retinol be used together? Unlike many other skin care ingredients out there, hyaluronic acid and retinol can be used in the same skincare routine. Not only that, but using them together can help to lessen the severity of the side effects that often come with retinol usage.

Which hyaluronic acid serum is best in India? ›

One of the best hyaluronic acid serums in the Indian market currently, the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift serum is a highly potent formulation that delivers amazing results. It's a lightweight and non-sticky mix that leaves your skin hydrated, plump and radiant.

What is the brand name for hyaluronic acid? ›

Synvisc (hylan GF 20) and Hyalgan (hyaluronic acid) are both available as brand-name drugs. They're made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid.

What company makes hyaluronic acid? ›

Bioventus is the company in the U.S. with one injection (Durolane), three-injection (Gelsyn-3), and five-injection (Supartz FX) hyaluronic acid options for treating knee osteoarthritis pain.

How do I choose hyaluronic acid for my face? ›

Look for “Fractionated Hyaluronate” on the ingredient list. This is the only form that can penetrate the epidermal layer. Choose a serum. They traditionally have the highest levels of hyaluronic acid.

What do dermatologists say about hyaluronic acid? ›

Hyaluronic acid products in 2022: Serums, creams and more

The dermatologists we spoke to said hyaluronic acid is generally well-tolerated by most skin types. They also noted that both serums and creams can be beneficial to the skin, and choosing one over the other comes down to personal preference.

What are the three types of hyaluronic acid? ›

It comes with three different types of HA, including hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, and sodium hyaluronate.

What ingredient is better than hyaluronic acid? ›

Not as well-known as Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, commonly abbreviated as “PGA,” is believed to have 4x greater moisture retaining benefits than HA. If you have dull, dry, or dehydrated skin, you should consider incorporating Polyglutamic Acid Serum into your skincare recipe.

What hyaluronic acid is FDA approved? ›

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Restylane Kysse (Galderma), a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler for the lips and upper perioral rhytids in adults over 21 years old.


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