Our Hyaluronic Acid "Showdown"

Whether you’re watching a commercial, looking at a magazine ad, or talking to a dermatologist about skincare, you’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid. This is one of the most talked about skincare ingredients and for good reason. Hyaluronic acid has skin health superpowers. It can truly do everything from reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to preventing scarring after an injury or providing daily hydration. Whatever your skin health goals, hyaluronic acid should be part of your daily skincare routine. While you may know that you need to use hyaluronic acid, you may not be as informed about what skincare products are the best delivery systems for hyaluronic acid. In this blog, we’re going to describe the benefits of hyaluronic acid and provide our top five hyaluronic acid products.

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that naturally occurs in the body’s eyes and joints. It is one of the body’s natural sources of moisture, offering lubrication and cushioning joints and soft tissues. Hyaluronic acid also helps the body heal and reduces inflammation.

How Does HA Impact Skin Health?

Hyaluronic acid has numerous benefits for whole body health and overall well-being. For skin health, hyaluronic acid helps to boost hydration, lock in moisture, heal following injuries or treatments, and ensure skin retains elasticity and fullness. For these reasons, it’s a valuable ingredient in numerous skincare products. The long-term hydration benefits of hyaluronic acid are due to the unique makeup of this molecule. Like other polymers, hyaluronic acid is a long-chain molecule. Other chemicals can attach themselves within the links of the chain. This allows hyaluronic acid to hold onto water molecules, delivering lasting hydration. Additionally, it allows other molecules to latch on, making it a good delivery system for other active ingredients in skincare.

1 – SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier

If you want to boost your body’s natural HA levels, the SkinCeuticals HA intensifier is a great option. The formulation has pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane, and botanical extracts. Not only does this give your skin an immediate boost in hyaluronic acid levels, but this combination supports your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid for long-term hydration, improved skin texture, and healthier looking and feeling skin. The SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier is a great product as part of a daily skincare routine on its own or in conjunction with dermal filler treatment. This product is safe and effective for all skin types even aging and sensitive skin.

2 – ALASTIN Skincare HA Immerse

ALASTIN’s line of skincare products was developed to aid in healing skin after dermatologic procedures, but it didn’t take long for dermatologists and patients alike to realize how beneficial these products are for daily use as part of a skincare routine. ALASTIN Skincare HA Immerse, as the name indicates, instantly immerses skin in an infusion of hyaluronic acid, creating a smooth, glowing appearance. Over time, this product also amplifies the body’s natural production of high-molecular hyaluronic acid deeper within the skin’s layers, which leaves skin looking fuller and more youthful. The lightweight formula is easily absorbed. This product is recommended for aging and dry skin. Consult with a dermatologist to find out if ALASTIN Skincare HA Immerse would be a beneficial addition to your skincare routine

3 – MD Skin Essentials HylaCream

MD Skin Essentials HylaCream is cross-formulated to increase hyaluronic acid levels, reduce water loss, and repair skin barrier lipids for smooth, full, healthy skin. This product offers instantly plump, firm skin, making it a great option for those who want to reduce the appearance of facial lines and texture irregularities. However, this unique formula is also soothing for chapped and cracked skin. If you have acneic, oily, dry, or difficult-to-care-for combination skin, MD Skin Essential HylaCream should be in your medicine cabinet. Those with sensitive or aging skin may also benefit from incorporating this product into their daily skincare routine, but they should consult with a dermatologist first.

4 – Revision Hydrating Serum

For those with oily skin, hyaluronic acid products, which often have creamy, heavy textures, can contribute to clogged pores. Safe and effective for all skin types, the oil-free Revision Hydrating Serum is a lightweight, easy-to-absorb formula that’s ideal for oily skin. This serum contains a blend of two forms of hyaluronic acid, natural fruit extracts, antioxidants, and peptides. After application, you should notice a smooth, refreshed look, but the lightweight formulation means you skip any greasy residue. Over time, this product helps to keep skin moisturized and tightened. In fact, this deep-hydrating serum is a great moisturizer substitute for people with very oily skin.

5 – SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Finally, the best option for aging skin has to go to the SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. This hyaluronic acid product utilizes a proprietary blend of five different types of HA to instantly smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This unique formulation is ideal to deliver immediate and long-lasting moisture, so skin stays hydrated all day long. The gentle, easy-to-absorb formulation is effective for all skin types.

Want to Work with a Dermatologist to Find the Right Hyaluronic Acid Product?

If you’re interested in learning more about hyaluronic acid and how it impacts your skin health, a dermatologist can answer your questions and help you find the ideal hyaluronic acid skincare products to enhance your daily routine. In addition to topical hyaluronic acid skincare products, there are also dermatologic procedures that utilize hyaluronic acid, including injectable fillers that can be used to restore fullness to the skin when aging causes wrinkles or sagging. It may also be recommended to diminish the appearance of acne scars. If you want to learn more about the many ways that hyaluronic acid can improve your skin health, the U.S. Dermatology Partners team would love to hear from you. Simply take a few moments to complete the online scheduling request form to get started working with a U.S. Dermatology Partners team near you.