It may feel like hyaluronic acid is currently in the midst of its 15 minutes of fame, but our bodies have been producing it naturally forever. It’s the molecule that ensures our joints rotate smoothly and our tendons move easily. It also has the ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water, and it just so happens that water retention is the key to youthful skin. As we age, our skin loses moisture and elasticity—but hyaluronic acid helps skin replenish this moisture so we can maintain a healthy, hydrated glow well into drier seasons like fall and winter. Here, 11 products with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated year-round.
11 Hyaluronic Acid Products to Keep Your Skin Super Hydrated This Fall
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer
Signs of aging go beyond wrinkles, though those are pretty good indicators that your skin has seen many years and many sunny days. Combat stubborn wrinkles (this moisturizer also contains retinol) and rehydrate with this night cream that claims to show results in as little as one week.
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L’orÉal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Hyaluronic Acid Serum
A highly concentrated serum, this product incorporates hyaluronic acid molecules of varying weights for maximum effectiveness. Basically, heavier molecules nestle deeper into the skin and lighter molecules rest on top of the skin, both working super hard to eliminate fine lines and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
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Spascriptions Face Mask Trio
If you’ve given your skin a particularly rough go of it (think: a ski trip that caused a chapped face), it’s definitely time for a face mask. These masks target different skin ailments, but all three contain sodium hyaluronate, an almost identical molecule to hyaluronic acid, only smaller, so it sneaks into skin faster. Start with the Cucumber Gel Mask, as the cucumber will help soothe irritation.
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel Eye Cream
The skin under the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, so it requires a little extra attention. This gel formula absorbs quickly to help plump up crow’s-feet and soothe puffy eyes. It’s been tested by ophthalmologists, too, so you know it’s safe for that delicate area.
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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel-cream Moisturizer
If you’re into the gel eye cream, then this gel face cream is for you. Its oil-free formula is best suited for super-dry skin, though anyone about to tackle crisp winter air may want to get ahead of the game with this moisturizer.
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Instanatural Skin Brightening Serum
Hyaluronic acid is often sandwiched between other anti-aging ingredients in serums meant to do double duty. This serum primarily works to brighten and even out skin tone with vitamin C and alpha arbutin, but hyaluronic acid is very much along for the ride, actively hydrating while the other ingredients work their magic.
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Evolution_18 Beauty Bubbles Hydration Tablets
You are what you eat, so you better be drinking tons of water to keep your skin supple and dewy. Try tossing one of these tablets (from beauty guru Bobbi Brown) into your next glass. Chock-full of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, it’ll help keep skin fresh from the inside out.
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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream
This is another cream infused with retinol alongside hyaluronic acid. It plumps, hydrates, tackles fine lines and brightens skin tone. Go ahead and slather it on your neck too. That skin is just as susceptible to environmental toxins as your face.
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Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
Cloud cream? Sounds like a dream. A mix of hyaluronic acid and coconut oil keeps skin soft and moisturized for 72 hours after use. Even if you wash your face, this stuff keeps working.
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Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid
Korean brand Mizon is well known for its Snail Repair Cream, but its hyaluronic acid formula is just as popular. Combined with ceramides to build a stronger outer layer of skin, this product is super lightweight, making it ideal for anyone not interested in heavier creams.
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Neutrogena Moisturizing Hydro Boost Hydrating Face Mask
Die-hard hyaluronic acid fans, this is the face mask for you. It boasts one full bottle of serum in each sheet, so toss it on and get ready to completely rejuvenate your skin in just 15 to 20 minutes. And don’t rinse off! Pat any excess goop into your skin for maximum impact.
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