Hyaluronic Acid is one of the biggest and most-used skincare products in the market, however, it is more often than not used incorrectly and in the wrong step of a skincare routine. But first, let’s briefly explain what Hyaluronic Acid is and then how to correctly use it to see REAL results.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Simply put: Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring ‘sugar’ molecule in the skin — a group of carbohydrates that work to help maintain the skin’s elasticity and vibrancy. It’s what’s known as a “humectant,” meaning it works like a sponge to help skin retain moisture IMMEDIATELY and for the long term, resulting in glowing, dewy, and plump skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is not just able to provide and retain moisture, it propels the skin cells to improve texture, elasticity, skin tone, and more. Hydrated skin is the key to glowing and healthy skin in radiance and texture. Hydrated skin also protects the skin from inflammation and environmental damage.
So, are you using Hyaluronic Acid correctly?
Using Hyaluronic Acid directly on DRY skin is the improper way to use this glow-producing serum. Hyaluronic Acid works best when it’s combined with moisture. It is recommended and best used directly on top of damp, moistened skin. In the skincare routine, use Hyaluronic Acid on top of moisturizer to lock in and retain that all-day rich hydration. Hyaluronic Acid is not greasy or sticky when applied in this order.
Hyaluronic Acid works well with most other ingredients and can be paired with retinols, vitamin-based serums, and other low-grade and SAFE acids (do not pair HA with acids with low pH levels, like glycolic acid, because it may make the HA ineffective).
Can Hyaluronic Acid be used on any skin tone and skin type?
Yes, Hyaluronic Acid is safe and effective for all skin tones and skin types, including acne-prone skin. Hyaluronic Acid does not interfere with the pH of the skin. This serum is able to create a healthy barrier within the skin to keep inflammation at bay. Hyaluronic Acid is not known to clog pores.
Did you know RenewMD has its own Hyaluronic Acid? We love to pair our HA + Firming Boost in conjunction with our Retinol Lipid Barrier and Botanical Restore Serum for the ultimate skin tone and texture improvement.