If you’ve been perusing skincare shelves in the past year, it’s been impossible to avoid Hyaluronic Acid. This buzzing skincare ingredient, also known as HA, is touted as the ultimate hydrator.

What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid, and what can it do for your skin? Let’s dive in and find out.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a polysaccharide or molecule that we produce naturally in our bodies. It can hold up to 1000x its weight in water, making it an ideal humectant in skincare. Although it can be found naturally in our skin, Hyaluronic Acid levels deplete as we age, causing our skin to become dehydrated and more prone to signs of aging.

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Support Your Skin?

Hyaluronic Acid acts as a lubricating and plumping agent in your skin. It helps your cells attract water, making your moisturizers more effective. In the process of adding water content to your skin, Hyaluronic Acid:

  • Retains current moisture levels in your skin
  • Helps to smooth and plump fine lines and wrinkles
  • Is known for its healing and soothing properties

Although this hydrating molecule is best for dry and dehydrated skin types, it is a gentle ingredient suitable for anyone.

How To Use Hyaluronic Acid In Your Routine

Hyaluronic Acid is most often used in serums and moisturizers but can be useful in multiple steps in your routine.


While cleansing your skin of makeup, dirt, and other impurities, Hyaluronic Acid works to keep your moisture barrier supported.

COSRX’s Triple Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cleanser gently cleanses skin while adding back hydration with three molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid.



After cleansing, a moisture-rich toner plumps and adds hydration while helping to soothe any irritation.

RNW Moist Hyaluronic Acid Treatment Toner  is formulated with five different kinds of hyaluronic acid with different molecular weight, which delivers an airtight moisturizing sensation. 



If your skin is feeling particularly dehydrated, an ultra-hydrating and concentrated ampoule is an excellent choice for targeted results.

RNW’s Concentrate Hyaluronic Plus Ampoule is bursting with 5 molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid for maximum hydration along with skin healing Niacinamide and a variety of Ceramides to promote a balanced and comfortable skin barrier.



Selecting an everyday moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid will create a hydrated, plump complexion that looks even and glowing.

Benton’s Aloe Hyaluron Cream is a lightweight, gel formulation that offers 7 types of Hyaluronic Acid along with soothing Aloe Vera Water and Aloe Vera Extract.



To bring back that glow for the upcoming Spring and Summer, try a weekly hydrating treatment.

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask delivers deep hydration with the help of Hyaluronic Acid, protective Ceramides, and calming Allantoin.

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Have you tried Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare routine? Did you notice a difference in the way your skin looked or felt? Share your experience in the comments below and sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on ingredient education, skincare launches, and promotions.

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