Radiant skin is well-hydrated skin. And hyaluronic acid is one of the most potent hydrators you can find in skincare products.
That’s because hyaluronic acid is classified as a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture—up to 1,000 times its weight in water, actually. When hyaluronic acid skincare products are applied to the surface of the skin, they supply valuable hydration to the skin’s moisture barrier. A well-fortified moisture barrier helps your complexion look soft, supple, and firm; it also protects your skin from damage caused by UV rays, pollution, or other environmental irritants.
Do I Need Hyaluronic Acid in My Skincare Routine?
Everyone can benefit from using hyaluronic acid for skincare. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that’s naturally produced in the body (not just in the skin, but in other places, too, such as the joints and eyes). Unfortunately, this natural availability of hyaluronic acid decreases as we age; it can also be affected by environmental damage, such as UV overexposure. Skincare products with hyaluronic acid are such effective hydrators that they’re ideal for anyone of any age or gender; they should be a staple of your routine.
How to Use Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive skin. (Even though it has acid in the name, hyaluronic acid doesn’t have the strong exfoliating effect of alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids.) If you have dry skin, it’s especially important to use hyaluronic acid in one of your skincare steps. But anyone can benefit from the dewy, fresh-faced look that comes with hyaluronic acid.
It’s also easy to incorporate hyaluronic acid skincare into your morning and evening routines because it’s available in all types of products, from cleansers to serums. You can also use hyaluronic acid anywhere on your face, including your under-eye area, lips, hands, and body.
Can I Use Hyaluronic Acid on My Face Every Day?
Yes, hyaluronic acid is safe enough to use every day, and you want to use it consistently to ensure your skin barrier stays well-hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is also safe to use throughout pregnancy.
There are many benefits to using hyaluronic acid regularly, such as:
● Plump-looking skin
● Soft, supple texture
● Greater bounceback and elasticity
● Diminished appearance of fine lines
● A refreshed, replenished complexion
● Improvement of symptoms associated with eczema
Which Is Better: Retinol or Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid and retinol perform different functions in your skincare routine. While hyaluronic acid hydrates, retinol prompts skin cell turnover to help skin look renewed. This vitamin A derivative is often used for anti-aging, to diminish the look of lines and hyperpigmentation, as well as for acne control. It’s available in prescription form as well as in over-the-counter products. Like hyaluronic acid, however, retinol can help skin look smoother and firmer.
However, skincare products with hyaluronic acid work beautifully with retinol. Retinol can cause peeling or dryness, but hyaluronic acid hydration can eliminate those side effects. While you can use hyaluronic acid day or night, you should only use retinol in the evening (and sunscreen each morning to protect your skin).
Skincare Products with Hyaluronic Acid
Keep your skin ultra-hydrated with two of our game-changing products. They maximize the power of hyaluronic acid for skincare with our proprietary TFC8® technology that supports the skin’s inherent power for renewal. This technology is backed by scientific research, creating innovative formulas that produce clinically proven results.
Our unique hydrator/toner/exfoliator purifies while clearing away impurities from the skin. Hyaluronic acid and other natural actives nourish and condition to lessen redness, control excess sebum, soothe, and protect. Use The Essence after cleansing your skin morning and night, preparing your skin for moisturizing.
Intensely hydrate by following The Essence with The Rich Cream. This luxurious moisturizer supports the skin barrier to prevent transepidermal water loss. As a result, your complexion looks renewed and youthful—dark spots and lines are reduced, your skin feels supple and plumper, and you get enhanced protection from free radical damage. The Rich Cream can be used in both the a.m. and p.m. for wonderfully moisturized skin around the clock.
Stay Hydrated with Augustinus Bader
Use our advanced hyaluronic acid skincare to keep your skin conditioned for the long term. We use hyaluronic acid with powerful botanicals, vitamins, and other proven ingredients to combine clean beauty with clean science.