Every skin type requires an extra dose of hydration, especially in dry weather. To provide hydration or moisture to the skin, nothing can beat the efficacy of hyaluronic acid. It is already found in our body, but the production keeps decreasing as we age. When applied topically, hyaluronic acid prevents the moisture loss and provides hydration at the same time. It makes the skin super soft, smooth and plump. In many cases, dryness often leads to premature ageing. Hence, usage of hyaluronic acid can plump up the skin and diminish the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Now, coming back to the topic, hyaluronic acid can be found in many skin care products or in the form of its relative “Sodium Hyaluronate”. While most of the serums may have it in their ingredient list, the concentration is often quite low. However, each serum listed here has hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient and will help you achieve the optimum moisture level. Let’s get into the details.
1. It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum
Price: INR 900. This hyaluronic acid serum is by a Korean brand and it lives up to all the claims. The serum has an extremely soft and smooth texture. It comes with an easy-to-use pump dispenser packaging. The serum is lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin without any greasiness or oiliness. It makes the skin glow and does not clog up the pores. It moisturizes the skin very well and keeps it soft and plump all day long. With regular usage, it refines the skin texture.
2. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%
Price: Approximately INR 2000. It is a mild exfoliating serum with 5% lactic acid and 2% hyaluronic acid. Its mild formula makes it perfect for someone who has just started adding chemical exfoliants in her routine. With hyaluronic acid in it, this serum also moisturizes the skin. The serum is lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin with less to no tackiness. It can be used in both AM and PM. With the regular usage, it makes skin softer and smoother, and refines the texture as well.
3. L’Oreal Hydrafresh Genius Multi-Active Essence Cream
Price: Approximately INR 600. The genius water is formulated with spring water and hyaluronic acid. The spring water is very effective in delivering moisture and hydration to the skin. It can alone make the skin look plump, hydrated and healthy; along with hyaluronic acid, its efficacy doubles up. It has a watery consistency and gets sunk into the skin super quickly. You may not even need another product for hydration after using this.
4. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster
Price: Approximately 5800. This serum is formulated with hyaluronic acid, evening primrose oil, coconut fruit juice and watermelon extracts. It comes in a dropper style bottle and has a watery consistency. It hydrates the skin and treats dry patches instantly. The formula helps in making the skin soft and plump, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidants help in treating sun damage. The serum is good for all skin types and does not clog pores at all.
5. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Price: Approximately 2000 INR. This serum has a higher concentration of alpha arbutin that helps in treating spots and making the skin even-toned. Along with hyaluronic acid, it makes the skin soft, smooth and supple. The serum is lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin easily without any greasiness or tackiness. The packaging is very basic yet functional. With the regular usage, it reduces the appearance of spots and makes skin radiant. This alpha arbutin based serum delivers the brightening effect and makes the skin even-toned.
6. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Emulsion with Vitamin C
Price: Approximately $30. Along with hyaluronic acid, it is quite rich in vitamin C and collagen. It provides hydration to the skin instantly after application. The emulsion is lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin super quickly. With regular usage, collagen and vitamin C provide a lot of benefits to the skin. Collagen helps in making the skin look healthy and delivers anti-ageing properties. On the other hand, vitamin C makes the skin radiant, even-toned and improves its texture over a course of time too.
7. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydrating Serum:
Price: Approximately 2500 INR. This serum is perfect for combination, dehydrated skin but can be used for all skin types. It is formulated with the complex of cucumber extract and hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture. The serum is lightweight and gets absorbed into the skin without leaving any greasiness behind. The ingredients present in this serum are perfect for soothing the skin and reducing inflammation. With regular usage, it makes skin smoother and radiant. The lightweight formula does not clog up the pores, which makes it perfect for acne-prone skin as well.
8. Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum:
Price: Approximately 3500. Along with plumping up the skin with hyaluronic concentrate, this serum also tones the skin with resveratrol. The combination is perfect for those who are into anti-ageing skincare products. The serum has a creamy texture and gel-like consistency. It gets absorbed into the skin, making it soft, smooth and plump. The serum is extremely hydrating and moisturizing. With regular usage, it diminishes fine lines and makes jawline prominent.
Price: INR 250. It’s an over-the-counter hyaluronic gel with glycerin that’s suitable for all skin types. It is non-sticky in nature and fragrance free too.
10. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex:
Price: INR 3900. It’s a serum for all skin types and works on all signs of ageing and reduces the look of multiple signs of aging. It has sodium hyaluronate as one of the many skin-beneficial ingredients.
11. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel:
Price: Approximately 900 INR. This water-based gel locks in hydration and moisture within the skin, keeps skin soft and supple.
12. Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator:
Price: INR 1650. Deeply penetrates skin surface and gives it an instant moisture boost. Works non-stop 72 hours, skin appears dewy, glowing and plumped.
13. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid:
Price: INR 900. It’s a soap-free cleanser that cleanses without taking away the hydration from the skin. It clears makeup and impurities and doesn’t clog pores.
14. Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate:
Price: Approximately 5400 INR. A potent Vitamin C serum formulated with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. An antioxidant-rich Vitamin C serum that instantly boosts radiance, helps firm skin and visibly diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and pores.
15. The Face Shop Pomegranate and Collagen Volume Lifting Serum:
Price: 2040 INR The main ingredients in this lifting serum are marine collagen, pomegranate extract, olive oil, and hyaluronic acid which firms up and restores sagging and sunken facial contours.
16. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly:
Price: INR 890. It is an extremely hydrating, non-greasy jelly with sodium hyaluronate. Suitable for for oily skin and other skin types as well. It deeply nourishes skin and makes it soft, smooth and moisturized.
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